German alt-rock quartet Guano Apes feature vocalist Sandra Nasic, guitarist Henning Rümenapp, bassist Stefan Ude, and drummer Dennis Poschwatta. Ude, Rümenapp, and Poschwatta have been playing jointly for some time and added Nasic with time to earn initial place in the 1996 “Regional Heroes” competition kept by VIVA, Germany’s music Television route. Guano Apes’ fusion of steel, pop, and rap defeat out over 1,000 competition, and their debut one, “Open up Your Eye,” was a high Ten strike in Germany that calendar year and remained in the very best 100 for 30 weeks. Because of VIVA’s large rotation from the video for “Open up Your Eye,” Guano Apes agreed upon a cope with Weapon Information, which released the group’s full-length record Proud Such as a God in 1997. The group’s second one, “Lord from the Planks,” that was commissioned for the 1998 Western european Snowboarding Tournament, was a straight bigger strike and pressed the record to platinum position in Germany and precious metal status in various other Europe. RCA released Very pleased Such as a God in the U.S. in 1999.