- Fury in the Slaughterhouse
Fury in the Slaughterhouse is a German
rock bandfrom Hanoverformed in 1987 by brothers Kai Uwe Wingenfelder(vocals) and Thorsten Wingenfelder (guitar, vocals). The siblings then added Rainer Schumann (drums), Christof Stein (guitar) and Hannes Schäfer (bass). The band replaced only one member in the twenty years of their career when Christian Decker took over for Hannes Schäfer in 1996. Schäfer left to study medicine and is now a doctor. The band's name is an ironic allusion to the American TV series centered around a horse named "Fury" that had been repeated on German TV in the 1980s. The band became successful on the German market in 1988 when they reached the top 50 album charts. In 1992 their record company SPV GmbH and BMG AriolaHamburg GmbH founded the record label "Slaughterhouse Music".
In 1993 the band had its first international success with the hits "Radio Orchid" and "Every Generation got its own Disease" from the album "Mono" and successfully toured several European countries and the USA. Since then Fury has released new albums approximately every other year, but has never been able to repeat the success of "Mono". The band has sold more than 4,000,000 albums so far.
In September 2007 the band announced their break up. They are currently playing a farewell tour across Germany with a final concert on 30 August 2008 in their home town of Hanover.
Their hits include: "
Time To Wonder", " Every Generation Got Its Own Disease", " Won't Forget These Days", " Radio Orchid", and " Trapped Today, Trapped Tomorrow".
*1988 - Fury in the Slaughterhouse
*1990 - Jau!
*1991 - Hook a Hey
*1992 - Pure Live!
*1992 - Mono
*1993 - Mono (US version with altered track list)
*1994 - Dead and Gone (EP)
*1995 - The Hearing and the Sense of Balance
*1995 - The Hearing and the Sense of Balance (US version with altered track list)
*1997 - Brilliant Thieves
*1998 - Nowhere...Fast!
*1998 - Super Fury (The Best of Fury In The Slaughterhouse)
*2000 - Home Inside
*2002 - The Color Fury
*2002 - Monochrome (Live)
*2004 - Nimby
*2005 - Acoustic Grand Cru Classé
*2006 - Every Heart is A revolutionary Cell
*2008 - Don't look back (Collection of B-sides, rarities and new songs; includes DVD with all F.i.t.S. music videos)
In 2005 and 2006, the band's own record label, "Kick it Out Records", released remastered versions of all studio albums up to and including 2000's "Home inside". These remastered versions also feature additional material like studio outtakes, live recordings and B-sides.
Videos / DVDs
*1991 - Clicksongs & Peppermint Stories (Video)
*1997 - Especially Ordinary (Video)
*2002 - Monochrome (Live-DVD and -Album)
*2004 - Welcome to the other World - Nimby Live (DVD)
* [http://www.fury.de/ Official site] (German)
* [http://www.kickitout.de/ F.I.T.S. - Label]
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