Yacøpsæ top 20 songs


Yacøpsæ biography

The Band was formed in August 1990 in Hamburg, Germany when Stoffel (guitar/vocals) met Pattex (drums) painting his room in a squat. After a small talk both decided to start an ultrafast Hardcore band, because their old bands had split up.The most inspiration came from bands like Lärm, Electro Hippies, Nunfuckers, Septic Death, M.A.F., Tin Can Army, Vorkriegsphase, (old) D.R.I., Atavistic, Crab Society North, Rapt, SM-70, Napalm Death, Satanic Malfunctions, B.G.K., S.O.B., Active Minds and some more... After a couple of months they decided to choose the name "YACÖPSAE", which means the plural of the name "Jakob" with an unusual way of writing, because they don´t wanted to have a "brutal" name like most of the so-called "Grindcore/Thrash"-bands (set examples for yourself in this space............foolish Goofy-Grinders). After many intense rehearsals they took to the stage for the first time in January 1991. It was horrible, but the crowd liked it. In April 1991, they recorded their first demo tape with 21 songs on it. To support the demo, they played gigs around Hamburg during the next few months. At the end of 1991, the drummer was too busy with his job and didn´t like the style of music much anymore, because the music became faster and more brutal. So he decided to leave the band in Februrary 1992. Stoffel asked his friend Emu, who played in a local Punk/Hardcoreband called "Derider" (RIP), if he would join the band and he did. After several months of practising 25 songs, the band did their first gig with the new line-up in September 1992. It was horrible as well but the crowd liked it again. Unbelievable, but really true. From now on the path is similar to other bands, they have played a lot of shows and recorded several records as you can read on the other pages. They made two tours in Germany with Active Minds in May 1995 after they played first in another countries (Austria/Belgium/Holland) in January 1995. In January 1996 Frank from another local Punk/Hardcoreband called "Sargnagel" (RIP) joined them to play bass. They were quite happy without bass guitar, while the main influences during all the time were two-member-bands like "Active Minds" and "Satanic Malfunctions" but somehow it was much better and offers more possibilities to them in the music. After more shows they recorded their first own CD/LP in October 1997 called "Fuck Punkrock... This is Turbo-Speed-Violence!" which was released Winter 1998.

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