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Guano Apes

Guano Apes are an alternative rock band formed in 1994 in Göttingen, Germany. The group consists of Sandra Nasic (vocals),Henning Rümenapp (guitar), Stefan Ude (bass) and Dennis Poschwatta (drums). Their energetic rock mix mostly described ascrossover, going from rap over funky, from melodic singing to hardcore screaming of their lead singer, made them one of themost successful German rock bands ever. The band was already established in 1994 by Rümenapp, Ude and Poschwatta, when the vocalist Sandra Nasic joined laterthat year. They recorded 3 demo tapes, but their career took off i ...read more

Guano Apes are an alternative rock band formed in 1994 in Göttingen, Germany. The group consists of Sandra Nasic (vocals),Henning Rümenapp (guitar), Stefan Ude (bass) and Dennis Poschwatta (drums). Their energetic rock mix mostly described ascrossover, going from rap over funky, from melodic singing to hardcore screaming of their lead singer, made them one of themost successful German rock bands ever. The band was already established in 1994 by Rümenapp, Ude and Poschwatta, when the vocalist Sandra Nasic joined laterthat year. They recorded 3 demo tapes, but their career took off in 1996 after winning the Local Hero contest for unsignedbands. They used the prize money for recording their first hit “Open Your Eyes” and shot a video for that song. They alsosigned to GUN/Supersonic Records. “Open Your Eyes” was released as a single (#5 GER) and was followed by their debut album Proud Like A God in 6 October1997. The album ranked #4 and it was certified platinum in Germany. Two other singles helped the album’s popularity andsales: “Rain” (#76 GER) and “Lords Of The Boards” (#10 GER). “Lord of the Boards” is performed as the closing song onevery Guano Apes concert. In 1999, they issued the stand alone single “Don’t You Turn Your Back On Me” (# 50 GER). In 2 May 2000, Guano Apes released the sophomore album, Don’t Give Me Names. This #1 album in Germany was certifedgold in the same country and it was promoted by four singles: “Big In Japan” (#9 GER, #5 IT), “No Speech” (#75 GER),“Living In A Lie” (#84 GER) and “Dödel Up” (#57 GER). In 2001, the band credited as Guano Babes featuring Michael Mittermeier, issued the stand alone single “Kumba Yo!” (#3GER). Their third album Walking on a Thin Line was released in 3 February 2003. The album peaked #1 and it was certified gold inGermany. Guano Apes released three singles from this album: “You Can’t Stop Me” (#10 GER), “Pretty In Scarlet” (#51 GER)and “Quietly” (#51 GER). After the very long promo tour to the WOATL album, the band decided to take a rest for a while. In 2004 they issued a BestOf album titled Planet of the Apes and the single “Break The Line”. The band broke up after a final tour in February 2005. Ayear later, their label released the compilation Lost (T)Apes, which contains previously unreleased demos, originally recordedin 1994 and 1995. Dennis Poschwatta formed the crossover band Tamoto with his friend G-Ball and released the album Clemenza. HenningRümenapp worked for Horus Studios in Germany. Sandra Nasic released her solo album The Signal in 2007. In 2006 Dennis,Henning and Stefan formed a new group with singer Charles Simmons, called Io. IO realeased their studio album For TheMasses in 2008. In 2009 Guano Apes reformed and played some dates including Enterro da Gata (Portugal), Rock am Ring (Germany), NovaRock (Austria), Woodstock Festival (Poland), Bucharest (Romania). In Bucharest, Sandra announced the band is working on anew studio album. Their fourth album Bel Air will be released in Spring 2011, preceded by the single “Oh What A Night”. Official site: http://www.guanoapes.org « hide

Similar Bands: Sandra Nasic, Snot, Incubus, Korn, Exilia

LPs
Offline
2014

2.7
16 Votes
Bel Air
2011

2.8
37 Votes
Walking On A Thin Line
2003

3.6
54 Votes
Don't Give Me Names
2000

3.6
67 Votes
Proud Like A God
1997

3.6
101 Votes
Compilations
Planet of the Apes
2004

3.6
13 Votes

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