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Knorkator is a German band from Berlin that combines heavy metal with comical elements. They proclaim themselves to be "Germany's most band of the world" (German: "Deutschlands meiste Band der Welt"), as the title "The best band in the world" was already taken by Die Ärzte. The band was founded in 1994, but only played in the Berlin/Brandenburg area until 1998.

Knorkator gained further fame (and some notoriety) in 2000 with their performance of Ick wer zun Schwein (sic; literally, in Berlin dialect, "I'm turning into a pig") in the German national qualification for the Eurovision Song Contest. After the qualification show, German tabloid BILD notoriously headlined "Wer ließ diese Irren ins Fernsehen?" ("Who let these lunatics on TV?").

Knorkator announced the end of the band in a MySpace bulletin on June 14, 2008, the last concert was played on December 5 that year in Berlin. The official reason given for the band's breakup was that Alf Ator wanted to leave Germany to start a new life in Thailand. In autumn 2010 a bulletin by Stumpen announced the bands' reunion. A first "small" tour followed in April 2011 as well as some concerts at well-known festivals like Wacken Open Air. The tour was called the "77 minutes tour", as the setlist was planned to be exactly 77 minutes long. A digital clock that counted down the minutes was placed on stage to make sure the time limit was not exceeded. Their new album "Es werde Nicht" (translates to "Let there be Nothing", a pun on "Es werde Licht" - "Let there be Light") has been released in September 2011, followed by a big tour with concerts of regular length.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 The Schlechtst of Knorkator Knorkator 3
1999 Hasenchartbreaker Knorkator 3
2000 Tribute to uns selbst Knorkator 2
2002 High Mud Leader High Mud Leader 0
2003 Ich hasse Musik Knorkator 3
2007 Das nächste Album aller Zeiten Knorkator 2
2011 Es werde Nicht Knorkator 3
2014 We Want Mohr Knorkator 4
2016 Ich bin der Boss Knorkator 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Verflucht und zugenäht Knorkator 5 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Zu alt Knorkator 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Böse. Klartext. Weihnachtsschimpfe. Knorkator 1
1999 Weg nach Unten Knorkator 1
1999 Buchstabe Knorkator 1
2000 Ich lass mich klonen Knorkator 1
2000 Komm wieder her Knorkator 1
2000 Ick wer zun Schwein Knorkator 1
2003 Der ultimative Mann Knorkator 1
2006 Wir werden Knorkator 1
2007 Knorkator 1
2008 Kinderlied Knorkator 1
2010 Ich hasse Musik Lützenkirchen trifft Knorkator 1

Single + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 Mein Leben als Single Knorkator 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 A Knorkator 1

EP + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Das Nächste Mekingof Aller Zeiten Knorkator 1

Other + Audiobook

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Am Anfang war das Am Knorkator 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Knorkator Knorkator 1
2012 Weltuntergang! Alles muss raus! Knorkator 1

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