Often controversial German Punk/Hard Rock band from Frankfurt/Germany, formed in 1980, who despite considerable efforts later in their career never quite managed to shake off accusations of hard-right leanings, both in their work and with regards to their core audience. Early work on the latterly radical-right-wing label "Rock-o-Rama Records" and the "indexing" (banned for open sale to the under18s) of early work did not help. Despite (or possibly because of) this they achieved considerable popular success with almost no media reporting or support: Kevin Russell (vocals), Stephan Weidner (bass guitar), Matthias "Gonzo" Röhr (lead guitar), Peter "Pe" Schorowsky (drums).
The "Onkelz" (as they were popularly known) split in 2005 after 25 years together as a band. They celebrated their departure with a huge festival for more than 100.000 people at the Euro Speedway (Lausitzring) in Germany and played two last gigs on June 17th and 18th, 2005.
In January 2014 the band announced their reunion for two shows in June 2014 at the German Hockenheimring. Both shows sold out within minutes.