History and members :WUMPSCUT: is an electro-industrial project from Germany. It was founded in May of 1991 by Bavarian disc jockey Rudy Ratzinger (born June 3, 1966). Ratzinger has always been the main creative force behind :wumpscut:, occasionally employing the help of others as guest artists. Ratzinger cites the influence of such bands as Le?ther Strip as his reason for making the transfer from DJing to recording music.
:WUMPSCUT: is an electro-industrial project from Germany. It was founded in May of 1991 by Bavarian disc jockey Rudy Ratzinger (born June 3, 1966).
Ratzinger has always been the main creative force behind :wumpscut:, occasionally employing the help of others as guest artists. Ratzinger cites the influence of such bands as Le?ther Strip as his reason for making the transfer from DJing to recording music.
The release of the song "Soylent Green", which is named after the 1973 movie and also contains audio samples from the German dubbed version, first attracted attention to :wumpscut:. Since its release in 1993, it has become a frequently played song at events and clubs in the gothic and industrial subcultures and its associated splinter groups, both in Germany and the United States.
So far Ratzinger has published numerous recordings and remixes for other artists. :wumpscut: is also very well known for elaborate box set releases including limited versions of a CD or LP release in a box with additional and often also limited bonus material (bonus tracks, ?liquid soylent? energy drinks, posters, pins, stickers, bags, flags, etc.). :Wumpscut: albums are reissued regularly with variant artworks and occasionally bonus tracks. Standalone merchandise is also available such as caps, mugs, etc.
Rudy Ratzinger has to date released 13 studio albums plus a number of compilations comprising of demos, compilation tracks and remixes from deleted singles & EPs. The 13th :wumpscut: album is out in April 2010. It is titled 'Siamese'.
Music for a Slaughtering Tribe (1993)
Music for a Slaughtering Tribe II (1997 - features revised track order and remix CD)
Bunkertor 7 (1995) (released as 'Bunker Gate 7' in USA)
Boeses Junges Fleisch (1999) (released as 'Eevil Young Flesh' in USA)
Wreath of Barbs (2001)
Bone Peeler (2004)
Cannibal Anthem (2006)
Body Census (2007)
Women And Satan First (2012)
Mesner Tracks (1996)
Born Again (1997)
Dried Blood of Gomorrha (1997)
Liquid Soylent (2002)
Preferential Legacy - Music For A German Tribe (2003)
Killer Archives (2006)
Singles and EPs
Dried Blood (1994)
Totmacher (1999) (released as 'Deadmaker' in USA)
Ich Will Dich (1999) (released as 'I Want You' in USA)
Wreath of Barbs (2002) (initially 2 CD singles - issued in 2003 as single CD)
Jesus Antichristus & Die Liebe (2006)
Demos and Limited Releases
Defcon (1991) (self-released cassette)
Small Chambermusicians (1992) (self-released cassette)
Smell the Disgusting Sweet Taste of Dried Blood (1994) (limited vinyl single)
The Oma Thule Single (1995) (limited vinyl single)