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List of Famous Bands from Munich

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List of Munich bands, listed by their level of fame. This Munich musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Munich bands are included, as well as many Munich musicians of underground status. This list of Munich musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Munich bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

List features Milli Vanilli, Richard Strauss and more bands.

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  • 1
    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsBlame It on the Rain, Girl You Know It's True, The Moment of Truth, Keep on Running, All or Nothing

    Milli Vanilli was a German R&B duo from Munich. The group was founded by Frank Farian in 1988 and consisted of Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus. The group's debut album, titled All or Nothing in Europe and...  more

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  • 2
    Choral music, Opera

    AlbumsGreat Romantic Symphonies, Eine Alpensinfonie, Richard Strauss Concert, Also Sprach Zarathustra, German Romantic Partsongs

    Richard Georg Strauss (German pronunciation: [ˈʁɪçaɐ̯t ˈʃtʁaʊs]; 11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas,...  more

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  • 3
    Electro-industrial, Gothic rock

    AlbumsBöses junges Fleisch, Embryodead, Body Census, Wreath of Barbs, Music for a Slaughtering Tribe

    Wumpscut (stylised as :wumpscut:) was an electro-industrial music project from Germany. It was founded in May 1991 by Bavarian disc jockey Rudolf "Rudy" Ratzinger (born June 3, 1966)....  more
  • 4
    Krautrock, Progressive rock

    AlbumsYeti, Phallus Dei, Carnival in Babylon, Wolf City, Hijack

    Amon Düül II (or Amon Düül 2) is a German rock band. The group is generally considered to be one of the founders of the Krautrock scene and a seminal influence on its development....  more
  • 5

    AlbumsSimply Be, Acquaintance

    Carolyn Breuer (born 4 July 1969) is a German jazz saxophonist (alto and soprano)....  more
  • 6
    Synthpop, Musique concrète

    AlbumsChix 52, Kreidler, Cutting the Edge, The Un-Releases, 99 ¢

    Chicks on Speed is a music and fine art ensemble, formed in Munich in 1997, when members Australian Alex Murray-Leslie and New Yorker Melissa Logan met at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. Though...  more
  • 7
    Hip hop music, Pop music
    Robert Pilatus (8 June 1965 – 3 April 1998) was a German model, dancer, and singer. Pilatus was a member of the pop music duo Milli Vanilli, alongside Fabrice Morvan....  more
  • 8
    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsThe Album, Here I Am, On My Own, In Your Eyes, Round 'n' Round (It Goes)

    Gil Doron Reichstadt Ofarim (born 13 August 1982 in Munich, Bavaria) is a German singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. He is currently also known as the lead singer of the bands Zoo Army and Acht....  more
  • 9
    Udo Lindenberg (born 17 May 1946 in Gronau) is a German singer, drummer, rock musician and composer....  more
  • 10
    Synthpop, Pop music

    AlbumsKein Scheiss!, Respect the Girls / Verdammt ich lieb dich, Vergiss mich, JaJa, Heartbreak

    Grazia di Fresco, better known by her stage name Sha, is a German singer of Italian descent who rose to fame in the summer of 2006 with her debut single "JaJa"....  more
  • 11
    Electro-industrial, Electronic music
    Bruno Kramm (born 13 October 1967, in Munich) is a German musician, known for programming, playing synthesizers and keyboards, co-fronting and performing backup vocals for the electro-industrial duo...  more
  • 12
    Disco, Pop music

    AlbumsGet Up and Boogie, Best Hits, Madhouse, Save Me, Get Up and Boogie - The Hits

    Silver Convention was a West German Euro disco recording act of the 1970s. The group was originally named Silver Bird Convention or Silver Bird....  more
  • 13
    Rock music

    AlbumsIntoxicated, I Don't Think So!, When the Last Tears Been Dried

    Gracia Arabella Baur (born November 18, 1982) is a German singer and songwriter. She rose to fame as a finalist on the debut season of the television series Deutschland sucht den Superstar, the...  more
  • 14
    Death-doom, Gothic metal

    AlbumsUltimate Darkness, Astral Adventures, Give Me Light, Romantic Tales, Spellcraft

    Darkseed is a German gothic metal band, formed in 1992. Darkseed, beginning as a death metal band, took a more unconventional song writing method that aimed more towards the gothic experimental...  more
  • 15
    Hip hop music

    AlbumsGroßes Kino, Gern geschehen, Musikmaschine, Kein Zufall, Eins A

    Blumentopf ("Flower pot") were a German hip hop band from Freising, near Munich. In the early days of the band, the members met irregularly and did not have ambitions to become professional...  more
  • 16
    Pop music
    Münchener Freiheit (known sometimes simply as Freiheit) is a German pop and rock band that had released seventeen albums by 2007, six of which have gone gold and have sold over five million copies in...  more
  • 17
    Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

    AlbumsCosmogenesis, Omnivium, Retribution, Illegimitation

    Obscura is a technical death metal band from Munich, Germany that incorporates death metal with elements of neoclassical, fusion and progressive metal styles. The band gained notoriety in heavy metal...  more
  • 18
    Progressive metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsA Sense of Change, The Art of Navigating by the Stars, Sophisticated, Uneven, Life Cycle

    Sieges Even was a progressive metal band from Munich, Germany. The band was originally formed under the name Sodom in the early 1980s, released their first demo in 1983, and adopted the name Sieges...  more
  • 19
    Rock music, Indie rock

    AlbumsSo wie einst Real Madrid, MTV Unplugged in New York, Heimatlied, New York, Rio

    Sportfreunde Stiller is a German indie rock band from Germering, near Munich, in Bavaria. The band was founded in 1996 by Peter "Balboa" Brugger, Florian "Rakete" Weber, and Rüdiger "Rüde" Linhof....  more
  • 20
    Pop music, Rock music
    Tobias "Toby" Gad (born 12 April 1968) is a Los Angeles-based German music producer/songwriter, best known for co-writing John Legend's biggest hit "All of Me" and for co-writing and producing "Big...  more
  • 21
    Progressive metal

    AlbumsVery, End of Silence, Trance-Like State, 5th Season, Revoiced

    Dreamscape is a progressive metal band from Munich, Germany....  more
  • 22
    Synthpop, Italo disco

    AlbumsTime Machine

    Silicon Dream was a synthpop band formed by the German Klaus Munzert in 1987. Other prominent members were the dancers Angelo and Danny, who featured on the band's music videos. Inspired by bands...  more
  • 23
    Krautrock, World music

    AlbumsBad Heads and Bad Cats, Embryo's Reise, Rache, Ibn Battuta, Ni Hau

    Embryo is a musical collective from Munich which has been active since 1969, although its story started in the mid-1950s in Hof where Christian Burchard and Dieter Serfas met for the first time at...  more
  • 24
    Tech house, Electro

    AlbumsTight, Absorber, Black Toys, Leichenschmaus, Zombielicious

    Zombie Nation is a German project of the DJ and producer Florian Senfter. Zombie Nation's single "Kernkraft 400" was on music charts worldwide in 1999. ...  more
  • 25
    Post-metal, Nu metal

    AlbumsPorcelain, The Black Path, The Southern Comfort, The Life Acoustic, Monogamy

    Emil Bulls is a German alternative metal band that was formed in 1995 in Munich, Bavaria. The group consists of two guitarists, a bass guitar player, a drummer and a vocalist/guitarist....  more