Neue Deutsche Härte Pioneers OOMPH! Unveil Their Anti-War Anthem “Nur ein Mensch”


Neue Deutsche Härte Pioneers OOMPH! Unveil Their Anti-War Anthem “Nur ein Mensch” + Official Music Video! | Watch HERE

New Album, Richter und Henker, Out This Friday, September 8, 2023 | Pre-Order NOW!

[photo credit: Heilemania]
“We stand face to face
in the name of the nation
brothers kill brothers
war is perversion”

Neue Deutsche Härte pioneers OOMPH! release their anti-war anthem “Nur Ein Mensch” (EN: Only a Human), cut from their new album Richter und Henker, that is out this Friday, September 8, 2023, via Napalm Records! Successor to OOMPH!’s #1 charting 2019 album Ritual (Official German Album Charts), Richter und Henker marks the unit’s 14th full-length, and kicks of a new era as the first album with the new OOMPH! vocalist DER SCHULZ.

New wave influences are present on heavy and groovy “Nur Ein Mensch” – a future hit and strong sign against warmongering and empty slogans that force hatred and war. The new single comes with a striking official music video that supports to the message of the song. Check the video below and prepare for OOMPH!’s European headline tour this November!

OOMPH! on “Nur Ein Mensch”:
“The song is an anti-war song from the point of view of a soldier at the front. He realizes that we are all the same. We all suffer, we mourn, we bleed the same color, and we have nothing at all personally against the people who are facing us. And yet we allow ourselves to be stirred up against each other by power-hungry and conscienceless despots who profit from war, using the same old mechanisms, and led into the field and thus to our doom. We are only cannon fodder. Expendable!”

The band adds about the video:
“The band performance takes place in the video on several levels. In one level we are symbolically illuminated by constantly changing colors of different national flags of the world. Then there’s a visually powerful layer with projections of war scenes behind us, and another layer with wild strobe effects reminiscent of brutal drumfire at night.”

Check Out the Official Music Video for “Nur Ein Mensch” HERE!
Pre-Order Richter und Henker NOW!
OOMPH! on the new album:
“Working together in this new constellation has spurred our creativity in the studio to the extreme. There will be some nice musical developments and surprises on the new album, Richter und Henker, without neglecting our typical OOMPH! constants. Even our usual “test listeners” say the album sounds unmistakably like OOMPH!
We can’t wait to finally present the songs to you and play them live on tour!”Richter und Henker Tracklisting:
1 Wem die Stunde Schlägt
2 Richter und Henker
3 Soll das Liebe Sein?
4 Nur Ein Mensch
5 Schrei nur Schrei
6 Nichts wird mehr Gut
7 Sag Jetzt Einfach Nichts
8 Es ist Nichts, Wie es Scheint
9 Wo die Angst Gewinnt
10 All die Jahre
11 Wut feat. Joachim Witt
12 Ein Kleines Bisschen Glück

Richter und Henker will be available in the following formats:

  • Deluxe Box, including 1 CD 6 pages Digisleeve, Hangman Block, 2 pencils, socks, tote bag, A6 photo card (strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide) – Napalm Records Store exclusive
  • 2 LP Die Hard Gatefold Marbled Transparent Red/Black Vinyl incl slipmat, 12 inch booklet and record butler (strictly limited to 200 copies worldwide) – Napalm Records Store exclusive
  • 2 LP Gatefold Gold Vinyl (strictly limited to 1000 copies) – GSA Retail exclusive
  • 2 LP Gatefold Black Vinyl
  • 1 CD 6 pages Digisleeve
  • Digital Album

Richter und Henker clearly proves that OOMPH! are back stronger than before with their new line up, charging straight forward! Album opener “Wem Die Stunde Schlägt” (en: For Whom The Bell Tolls) makes an immediate statement, propelled by a hefty dose of industrial metal. Title track “Richter und Henker” captivates the listener with a mixture of hooky guitars and chanting vocals, while criticizing ignorant social movements. On “Wut” (Anger), OOMPH! is supported by none other than genre idol Joachim Witt.

Since their formation in 1989, OOMPH! has emerged as a highly influential band that has even inspired later Neue Deutsche Härte giants. With Richter und Henker, the Neue Deutsche Härte masters prove that they remain a leading force in the scene!

OOMPH! Live 2023:
w/ Böse Fuchs
02.11.23 DE – Hanover / Capitol
03.11.23 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
04.11.23 DE – Dresden / Tante Ju
05.11.23 DE – Berlin / Huxley’s Neue Welt
07.11.23 PL – Poznan / Tama
08.11.23 CZ – Prague / Meet Factory
09.11.23 AT – Vienna / Simm City
10.11.23 DE – Munich / Backstage Werk
12.11.23 DE – Bochum / Zeche
13.11.23 DE – Frankfurt / Batschkapp
14.11.23 DE – Ludwigsburg / Scala
16.11.23 FR – Paris / La Trabendo
17.11.23 FR – Lyon / Marché Gare
18.11.23 FR – Strasbourg / La Laiterie
19.11.23 CH – Solothurn / Kofmehl
21.11.23 DE – Cologne / Live Music Hall
22.11.23 NL – Arnhem / Luxor
23.11.23 DE – Osnabrück / Hydepark
24.11.23 DE – Rostock / Mau Club

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