Origin:
New York, NY, USA
Decades:
1993-present

Hanzel und Gretyl are an Industrial metal group formed by members Kaizer Von Loopy and Vas Kallas in February 1993. In the 1990s their sound was described as a genre-defying blend of sci-fi metal/electronic and experimental, but into the new millennium they adopted a decidedly heavier sound leaning more towards aggressive metal. Due to their heavy use of German lyrics, imagery and German-sounding pseudonyms they are often mistaken for being a German Neue Deutsche Härte band, but are actually based in New York City, to which founding members Kaizer Von Loopy and Vas Kallas are native.