Hau Ruck

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Hau Ruck
KMFDM - Hau Ruck.png
Studio album by KMFDM
Released September 13, 2005
Recorded December 2004 – July 2005
Genre Industrial rock, industrial metal
Length 52:43
Label Metropolis Records
Producer KMFDM
KMFDM chronology
Hau Ruck
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
ReGen Magazine 5/5 stars [2]

Hau Ruck is the fourteenth album by industrial rock band KMFDM, released by Metropolis Records on September 13, 2005. It was recorded in Seattle, Washington.

This album returns KMFDM to its industrial rock roots, leaving the alternative metal and nu metal on display in the previous albums Attak and WWIII.


While touring in support of 2003's WWIII, band leader Sascha Konietzko discussed the group's plans for the next album: "What we can all agree on, and I'm not saying we disagree on any other things, but everybody was pointing out that it should be really different. There are terms floating around such as, 'More noisy, more dance-y, more electronic and less butt rock."[3] After releasing a single album with Sanctuary Records, the band re-signed with Metropolis Records.[4]

The album had originally been titled FUBAR,[4] in reference to the military acronym standing for "Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition/Repair". However, in June 2005 the band announced they were abandoning that title, and on July 21, 2005, they announced the new title would be Hau Ruck, German for "heave-ho". Hau Ruck is the first KMFDM album without a five-letter word title since 1988's Don't Blow Your Top.


According to Sascha Konietzko, Hau Ruck was created entirely using analog equipment.[5]


Hau Ruck was released on September 13, 2005. Many songs from Hau Ruck were remixed for KMFDM's next release, Ruck Zuck.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Free Your Hate" 4:59
2. "Hau Ruck" 5:22
3. "You're No Good" 4:59
4. "New American Century" 4:51
5. "Real Thing" 5:05
6. "Every Day's a Good Day" 4:44
7. "Mini Mini Mini" (Jacques Dutronc cover) 2:56
8. "Professional Killer" 4:34
9. "Feed Our Fame" 4:31
10. "Ready to Blow" 4:28
11. "Auf Wiederseh'n" 6:14
Total length: 52:43



  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r791211
  2. ^ Yücel, Ilker (March 30, 2006). "Reviews: KMFDM Hau Ruck". ReGen Magazine. Archived from the original on May 2, 2007. 
  3. ^ "'Ultra heavy' KMFDM to play Hartford". Hearst Communications. October 22, 2004. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Van Isacker, Bernard (February 9, 2005). "New band signings for Metropolis Records". SideLine News. SideLine. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ Spencer, Amy (October 2005). "Modus Operandi". SLUG Magazine. SLUG Magazine (202). Retrieved July 27, 2012. 

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