Die Warzau

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Intro

Their original name being; Die Warzau Synfony.

They are an Industrial band who formed in 1987 by performance artists Jim Marcus and Van Christie.

Other contributors to the band at the time included Chris Vrenna and James Woolley, who were both members of Nine Inch Nails during the mid-1990s, also, audio visual artist Burle Avant, before he went on to co-create the MTV series "Amp".

Info

"Engine", a 1995 release on Wax Trax!/TVT, was the last album the group released before going on hiatus for almost a decade, and included contributions from members of Sister Machine Gun. One of the songs written by Die Warzau during this time, "Hole In the Ground," ended up on the Sister Machine Gun album "Burn".

During this hiatus, Marcus and Christie were working on other projects. Jim Marcus founded the pure funk group Everplastic while Van Christie worked on another project called Eco-Hed.

In 2004, the duo re-united, together with new members Abel Garibaldi and Dan Evans, releasing Convenience on their Chicago-based label Pulseblack Records.

2008 saw the release of Vinyl 88, a collection of remixes and previously unreleased tracks including "Born Again" (for which a video was released) and "Hitler's Brain", a collaboration with Funk pioneer George Clinton. While some of the tracks had seen prior release, many of the remixes featured re-recorded elements.

2009 rolls around and Die Warzau create a number songs – many from the recent Convenience and Vinyl 88 releases.

Then 2011 arrives, and Die Warzau announced on their Facebook page that their performance at the WTII Minifest 2 on June 12 would be the band's last performance before breaking up. The live personnel included Jim Marcus, Dan Evans, Vince McAley, and Jay Ramirez.

In 2013, the band announced that they will reunite to play one show at the "Cold Waves II" festival held in Chicago in late September 2013.

Discography

Disco Rigido (1989)

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Welcome to America
Man Is Meat
Jack Hammer
Bodybag
Sexus
Money After All
Strike to the Body
I've Got to Make Sense
National Security
Shake Down
Tear It Down
Bodybag [Edit][Dub]
Free Radio Africa
Tagata en Situ
Cross Burning, Pt. 2
Land of the Free

Big Electric Metal Bass Face (1991)

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Crack Radio
Funkopolis
Never Again
Shock Box
Brand New Convertible Car
Burning
All Cut Up
Coming Down [Live]
My Pretty Little Girlfriend
Red All Over
Pig City
Dying in Paradise
Suck It Up
Head

Engine (1995)

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Missing It
Liberated
Lizardoplacentis Muck
Cyberdelia Non Corborundum
Grounded
Heroina.d.
Belly
Ultraplanet
Pughead (Badacidanimals)
Allgoodgirls
Material
Shakespeare
Amphibious
America

Convenience (2004)

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Crusaders
Go Going Gone
Permission
Radiation Babies
Glare
Bliss
Linoleum
Superbuick
Terrorform
Curious
Gone Chemical
Kleen
King of Rock and Roll
Come as You Are
As We Are so We Are
Shine

Vinyl88 – Not the Best of Die Warzau (2008)

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Insect (Butterfly Re Edit)
Land of the Free (Red Metal Mix)
Born Again (Reborn Edit)
All Good Girls (Girls Redrawn KMFDM Remix)
Glare (Album Edit)
Funkopolis (To Le Funk Mix)
Crusaders (Mission to Mars Mix)
Welcome to America (Single Cell Remix)
Coming Down (Black Ops Mix)
Kleen (Cleaner Mix)
Last Generation (Rapture Re Edit)
All Cut Up (Twist and Scar Remix)
Nitelight (Medicated Mix)
Smacktime
Permission (Album Edit)
Hitler's Brain

Borghild (2009)

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Big Hit Radio (Desktop Porn Mix)
We Are Electric (Tens Rod Re-Edit)
Insect (Waspkiller Fetish Mix)
Mona Lisa Communista (Chastity Mix)
The Gun Song (Penile Extension Mix)
UNS (Unnatural Selection) (Unnatural Sex Mix)

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