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

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

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

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

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

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Die Toten Hosen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Die Toten Hosen Crossover thrash, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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OOMPH! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Alex Gaginsky added OOMPH! Post-metal, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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Amon Düül II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Amon Düül II Krautrock, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock

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Einstürzende Neubauten is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Einstürzende Neubauten Dark ambient, Noise rock, Industrial rock

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Eloy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Eloy Krautrock, Space rock, Progressive rock

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Neu! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Neu! Krautrock, Electronic music, Protopunk

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Nina Hagen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Nina Hagen Band New Wave, Gothic rock, Opera

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Alphaville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Alphaville Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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Doro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Alex Gaginsky added Doro

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Kettcar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Kettcar Indie, Pop music, Alternative rock

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Subway to Sally is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
MTNebelheim added Subway to Sally Medieval metal, Industrial metal, Folk rock

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Trio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Trio New Wave, Neue Deutsche Welle

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Ideal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Ideal Neue Deutsche Welle

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Faust is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Faust Krautrock, Experimental rock, Progressive rock

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Ton Steine Scherben is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Ton Steine Scherben German rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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

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Revolverheld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Revolverheld Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Running Wild is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Running Wild Power metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

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Die Ärzte is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Die Ärzte

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City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added City Rock

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Sportfreunde Stiller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Sportfreunde Stiller Rock music, Indie rock

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Rodgau Monotones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Rodgau Monotones Rock

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Guano Apes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Guano Apes Nu metal, Rapcore, Alternative rock

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Brings is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Brings

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Fury in the Slaughterhouse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Fury in the Slaughterhouse

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Bap is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Bap Rock music

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In Extremo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added In Extremo Medieval metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

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Propaganda is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Propaganda Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Spliff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Spliff NDW

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Madsen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
jbalpuesta added Madsen Pop punk, Rock music, Punk rock

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Grobschnitt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Grobschnitt Pop rock, Neue Deutsche Welle, Progressive rock

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Kraftklub is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Kraftklub Rock music

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Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
vaas.makarov added Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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Spider Murphy Gang is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Heimo Rischbieter added Spider Murphy Gang

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

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

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Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundsc... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Dance-punk

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Böhse Onkelz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Böhse Onkelz German rock, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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Slime is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Slime Punk rock

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Cochise is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Cochise Folk Rock

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

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Strassenjungs is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Strassenjungs

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Abwaerts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Abwaerts

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Razzia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Razzia

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Hans-Joachim Roedelius is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Hans-Joachim Roedelius Krautrock, Synthpop, German rock