Hanzel und Gretyl [Special]

Hanzel und Gretyl [Special]

Hanzel Und Gretyl are an American band formed by members Loopy and Vas Kallas. They formed in 1993, sharing a vision of the future which focused on the rise of machines to power over Earth, and having the tools needed to turn that vision into music.

Their first album “Ausgeflippt” was released on Energy Records. The album, translating to “flipped-out” in German, received great reviews, while their dance single “Shine 2001” reached #1 position on the Alternative press Dance Chart. The duo formed a live band, recruiting Ginger Bread on bass and Pat 5000 on drums.
After receiving a plethora of positive reviews, HuG were coined as the “metal industrial band with a great sense of humor” who stood out amongst all the rest. Marilyn Manson took an interest in HuG and invited them on tour as support with “Clutch” in 1995 and in direct support in 1996. This opportunity catapulted HuG into the public eye with great admiration.

“Transmissions From Uranus” was released, and that tour took them through-out the USA as a headliner, and as direct support for bands. This song “9D Galactic Center” was then played on K-rock radio stations and “Robot Logik” on the Howard Stern show during station ID’s, used in the blockbuster movie Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, and played during the 1997 MTV Music Awards. HuG paved the way for USA newcomers, Rammstein, at the CMJ Music Festival in NYC, solidifying the Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft. It opened the doors for success on Rammstein’s first ever American tour, with HuG direct support in 1998.

After the close of Energy Records, a new day dawned for HuG leaving them legally free, and signed with Metropolis Records.
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Hanzel und Gretyl - Ausgeflippt 1995
Hanzel und Gretyl - Transmissions From Uranus (1997)
Hanzel und Gretyl - Über Alles, single (2003)
Hanzel und Gretyl - Scheissmessiah! (2004)
Hanzel und Gretyl - Oktötenfest (2006)
Hanzel und Gretyl - 2012: Zwanzig Zwölf (2008)