Spermbirds are a German punk band from Kaiserslautern. Formed in 1982 by the members of the melodic punk rock band Die Walter Elf including an American G.I. stationed in Germany as vocalist they created a fast hardcore punk group that gained popularity in Germany and beyond. Spermbirds’ most successful album was their 1986 debt Something to Prove which drew influence from many American hardcore punk bands. The cover featured a picture of Cerebus the Aardvark created by Canadian comic book author Dave Sim. Sim made mention of the album in his widely column in ‘’Cerebus’’ saying that although the band had not obtained permission to use his artwork he would not harass them with legal action. Spermbirds split up in 1990 but reformed later in 1993 releasing a number of full-length albums and touring up to this date.