music The Best German Rock Bands/Artists  

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German rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good german rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top german rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. German rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all german rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest german rock bands of all time, since the most famous german rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best german rock music.

You can click on the german rock band names to see more information about that particular notable german rock group. If they're near the top of the best german rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top german rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the german rock band names themselves.

These artists, like Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Blackmail include images when available. Vote up the best artists so that they get close to the top of the list. Also, you should vote on artists like Böhse Onkelz and Silbermond, if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in german rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new german rock bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of german rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into german rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good german rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent german rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best german rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest german rock musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular german rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Rammstein Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

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Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Accept is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Accept Glam metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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Helloween is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Helloween Progressive metal, Melodic music, Power metal

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Neu! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Neu! Krautrock, Electronic music, Protopunk

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Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Tangerine Dream Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

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Amon Düül II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Amon Düül II Krautrock, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock

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Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Kraftwerk Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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CAN is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
CAN Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music

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Die Ärzte is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Die Ärzte Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Die Toten Hosen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Die Toten Hosen Crossover thrash, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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Blind Guardian is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Blind Guardian Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal

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Trio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Trio New Wave, Neue Deutsche Welle

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Karlheinz Stockhausen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Karlheinz Stockhausen Musique concrète, Opera, Chamber music

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Nina Hagen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Nina Hagen Band New Wave, Gothic rock, Opera

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Grobschnitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Grobschnitt Pop rock, Neue Deutsche Welle, Progressive rock

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Cluster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Cluster Krautrock, Electronic music, Experimental music

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Popol Vuh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Popol Vuh Krautrock, New Age, Ambient music

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Agitation Free is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Agitation Free Krautrock, Space rock, Experimental rock

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The Notwist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
The Notwist Noise rock, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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Nico is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Nico Pop music, Folk music, Folk rock

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Hans Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Hans Zimmer Electronic music, Film score, Video game music

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Böhse Onkelz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Böhse Onkelz German rock, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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Beatsteaks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Beatsteaks Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Marius Müller-Westernhagen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists

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Enigma is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Enigma Downtempo, New Age music, Worldbeat

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Einstürzende Neubauten is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Einstürzende Neubauten Dark ambient, Noise rock, Industrial rock

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Peter Brötzmann is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Peter Brötzmann Avant-garde jazz, Jazz, Free jazz

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Nena is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Nena Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Alphaville is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Alphaville Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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Faust is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Faust Krautrock, Experimental rock, Progressive rock

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Ash Ra Tempel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Ash Ra Tempel Krautrock, Space rock, Electronic music

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Manuel Göttsching is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists

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Die Nerven is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists

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Kraftklub is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Kraftklub Rock music

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Pantha du Prince is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Pantha du Prince Minimal techno, Dark ambient, Electronic music

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Fehlfarben is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Fehlfarben New Wave, Punk rock

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Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundsc... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Dance-punk

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Die Fantastischen Vier is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Die Fantastischen Vier Hip hop music, Pop rap, German hip hop

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Ideal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Ideal Neue Deutsche Welle

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Wir sind Helden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Wir sind Helden Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Fettes Brot is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Fettes Brot Hip hop music, Pop rap, German hip hop

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Bohren & der Club of Gore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Bohren & der Club of Gore Downtempo, Indie, Experimental music

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Oval is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Oval Minimal techno, Electronic music, Glitch

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Digitalism is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Digitalism Dance-punk, Electronic music, Indietronica

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Element of Crime is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Element of Crime Pop music, Rock music

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Tocotronic is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Tocotronic Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Gas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Gas Intelligent dance music, Ambient music, Techno

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Die Goldenen Zitronen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Die Goldenen Zitronen Hip hop music, New Wave, Electro

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Blumfeld is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Blumfeld Indie pop, Noise rock