Absurd is one of the best-known National Socialist black metal (NSBM) bands in Germany, classified as right-wing extremist by the Thuringian Landesbehörde für Verfassungsschutz. (but this is contested).
The band was originally founded in Sondershausen by Hendrik Möbus (also known as - on the circuit and later on official tape-cassette and later CD liner notes - as Randall Flagg / Jarl Flagg Nidhögg / JFN) and Sebastian Schauseil in 1992, with a third member, Andreas Kirchner, joining at a later stage.
Möbus’ brother Ronald (who is also the owner of the label Nebelklang, formerly Nebelfee Klangwerke, on which Absurd are signed) had previously sat in rehearsal sessions with the band at the local YMCA, where they utilized a free rehearsal space open to local teen bands. Their lyrics concern nationalistic, pagan (Hendrik Möbus is the founder of the Deutsche Heidnische Front), pro-heathen revivalist Germanic, and anti-Christian and ...