Bands/Musicians 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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248 92
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
janolvegg added Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

2
268 103
Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
irinel-pascu added Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

3
85 60
Helloween is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Progressive metal, Melodic music, Power metal

4
87 66
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

5
57 45
Accept is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Glam metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

6
28 17
OOMPH! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Alex Gaginsky added Post-metal, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

7
45 34
Blind Guardian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Alex Gaginsky added Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal

8
65 56
Die Toten Hosen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Crossover thrash, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

9
40 31
Nina Hagen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added New Wave, Gothic rock, Opera

10
14 6
Die Ärzte is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added

11
12 4
Running Wild is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Power metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

12
24 17
Doro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Alex Gaginsky added

13
12 5
In Extremo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Medieval metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

14
34 29
CAN is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music

15
11 5
Guano Apes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Nu metal, Rapcore, Alternative rock

16
31 27
Eloy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Krautrock, Space rock, Progressive rock

17
35 32
Amon Düül II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Krautrock, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock

18
19 16
Alphaville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

19
22 20
Einstürzende Neubauten is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Dark ambient, Noise rock, Industrial rock

20
32 33
Neu! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Krautrock, Electronic music, Protopunk

21
6 4
Bap is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Rock music

22
22 23
Subway to Sally is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
MTNebelheim added Medieval metal, Industrial metal, Folk rock

23
13 13
Trio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added New Wave, Neue Deutsche Welle

24
23 25
Böhse Onkelz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added German rock, Heavy metal, Punk rock

25
13 14
Grobschnitt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Pop rock, Neue Deutsche Welle, Progressive rock