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T.Raumschmiere is Marco Haas, born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1975. He is a techno DJ with a punk attitude.
In the early 90's, Marco was the drummer in the classic hardcore punk band Zorn (translation: anger). They've performed more than 300 shows around Europe and released two albums on Maximum Voice Records (Leipzig).
In 1997 his rock band Stormbow, released their debut record. The Stormbow release was the first on Shitkatapult, the now infamous record label Marco founded with Marcus Stotz in Heidelberg. At the same time, Marco was also working on a project called shrubbn!!, based on noise improvisation. This was together with Ulli Bomans. In the same year, Marco got his solo moniker for electronic music: T.Raumschmiere.
In 1998, Marco moved to Berlin. After fine-tuning his sound ideas a lot of experimenting, the first tracks under this new name were released on the compilation album series Cozmick Suckers on his label Shitkatapult. Around this time, he also began work on a stage project called Pop Poisoned Poetry featuring Miss Tigra and started up a monthly event called Erlösung Durch Strom (translation: salvation through electricity.)
In 2000, the first T. Raumschmiere records were released. These records gave him the title of King of Gnarz. Gnarz is a German expression for example, of the sound that a record makes when the needle is at the end and there's this endless loop. The first releases were based almost completely on samples of these sounds, tuned up or down to get bass or treble. He also started drumming again, with his punk rock band Mos Eisley Rock.
In 2001, Raumschmiere played more than 150 live and DJ gigs all over the world.
In 2002, S.hitkatapult bundled together the best of T.Raumschmiere's Greatest Gnarz Hits on the Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle. A little later, the album Anti was released by Hefty Records. Marco had also been working on new songs with his band Mos Eisley Rock, a few of which have appeared on different compilations.
In 2003, T.Raumschmiere was listed as Best Live Act and S.hitkatapult as Best Label in several Reader Poll Top 10s. He was offered a record deal on novamute. The first single to be released was Monstertruckdriver and The Game Is Not Over (featuring Miss Kittin). The debut album, Radio Blackout followed.
In 2004, more remixes followed including one for his American friend Quasimodo Jones. After touring continuously since 2003, T.Raumschmiere tried something new. He enlisted drummer Dirk Mielenhausen and bass player Andreas Paruschke along with sound engineer Allert Aalders as his stage cover band for all live concerts and started to sing. The T.Raumschmiere band toured extensively all over Europe, playing festivals in Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain and Germany.
In 2005, the brand new album Blitzkrieg Pop was released on novamute. After a hiatus, in October 2006, T.Raumschmiere released the track "Die alte Leier" that had been produced in 1996 in Heidelberg with Alex Cortex.