Best known while the frontman and a founding person in an industrial rock-band called KMFDM, this German key pad participant, drummer, vocalist, guitarist, and bassist also performed with such part music groups while MDFMK and Excessive Push. He founded KMFDM (originally known as Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid) in 1984, originally intending for the music task to be always a piece of efficiency art rather than long-lasting music group. He founded a group known as Schwein with English commercial musician Raymond W and several people of the Japanese-based rock-band known as Buck-Tick. Created in Hamburg, Western Germany, he later on resided in the American towns of Seattle, NY, and Chicago. He wedded vocalist and KMFDM bandmate Lucia Cifarelli in 2005. He and musician Tim Skold had been people of both KMFDM and its own offshoot music group, MDFMK.