In 1992, two 12-year-olds from Düsseldorf decided to form a band, their music and looks majorly influenced by idols such as the Sex Pistols, The Clash and Germany’s most successful rock band Die Toten Hosen. Two years later, the band Broilers arose from this original line-up, combining punk rock with sounds from the traditional – of course antiracist – Skinhead and Rude Boy Scene. It is especially the latter movement which united black and white youth cultures in the 60s in Great Britain that has left its mark on the band’s style.
Over the years, the band has released four albums and performed a countless amount of gigs in front of a continuously growing fan base, always true to their strong DIY-mentality. The powerful, catchy compositions of the band along with the unusual lyrics of front man/guitarist Sammy Amara have played an important part in Broilers growing success. With their latest studio record “Vanitas” (2007) and their first DVD “The Anti Archives”, the band has managed to take the important step from insider to cult act.
Their extensive tours have achieved an excellent reputation due to their intensive and mind-blowing gigs. In fall 2010, Broilers played a sold-out headliner tour in front of 15,000 people In addition, the band has played all major festivals in the German-speaking sector such as Rock am Ring and the Highfield-Festival.
Their latest album ‚Santa Muerte’ was released in June 2011. It tells stories of the band´s life, including experiences as well as up and downs. The band wants the fans to have a good time, to give them power and something to think about.
Sammy Amara (vocals, guitar) +++ Ron Hübner (guitar) +++ Ines Smentkowski (bass) +++ Andi Brügge (drums) +++ Chris Kubczak (keys)
...and since 2011 endorser of König & Meyer