WGT It’s this time of year that Leipzig has already started ‘calling’ the pilgrimage for Wave Gotik Treffen that this year will take place from 2-5 June 2017. The bands that have already been confirmed show that this year we will be divided between gothic rock, apocalyptic folk, industrial and IDM dilemmas. It does not seem that a lot of metal music bands will be participating this year (it is still a bit too early to draw that conclusion though). A very pleasant surprise to see that The Mission who haven’t played at the WGT since 2002 will be returning this year, Cabaret Voltaire and Skinny Puppy will prepare exclusive shows for all of us , Mlada Fronta who have not played at WGT since 2000 will be making a special appearance this year and Corde Oblique, following their amazing show at Schauspielhaus in 2012, will also be part of the festival this year.We were delighted to see that Rotting Christ, a favourite dark/gothic metal band from Greece with a really unique sound, will return to the festival this year after their previous show in 2014.We will dare to wish that Diamanda Galas will be included in the programme as well, especially because she will be on a European tour around the time of the festival.We shall see…

As we are waiting for the official programme to be announced here is what we know so far from the official websites of some of the 115 confirmed (so far) bands that will participate in Wave Gotik Treffen of 2017! If you haven’t decided yet Here is the list of the confirmed bands: http://www.wave-gotik-treffen.de/english/bands.php

Friday 2.06.17

  • Aeon Sable-18.30-19.30 Venue:Felsenkeller
  • 13th Monkey– Venue: Altes Landratsampt
  • Amanda Palmer+Edward Ka-Spel at 17.00 (venue not confirmed)
  • Angels & Agony
  • BFG– Venue: Felsenkeller
  • Blac Kolor– Venue: Altes Landratsampt
  • Box And The Twins
  • Cecilia Bjärgo-Venue: Volkspalast Kuppelhalle
  • Cuélebre (also on 03.06.17-unknown venue)
  • Der Blaue Reiter Venue: Volkspalast Kuppelhalle
  • Empusae– Venue: Volkspalast Kantine presenting “L U E U R”
  • Emma Ruth Rundle (CANCELLED)
  • Herbst In Peking– Venue: Schauspielhaus
  • Hørd
  • Hypnoskull-Venue: Altres Landratsamt
  • Jarboe– Venue: Schauspielhaus
  • Kite
  • Nikolas Schreck – Venue: Volkspalast Kuppelhalle
  • Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio – Venue: Volkspalast Kuppelhalle
  • Principia Audiomatica– Venue: Moritzbastei
  • Rendered
  • Ragnaröek
  • Red Mecca
  • Romuvos
  • Rotersand– Venue: Kohlrabizirkus
  • Sinistro
  • Soviet Soviet
  • Whispers In The Shadows– Venue: Felsenkeller
  • Wires & Lights– 18.00-18.40 Venue: Felsenkeller

Saturday 3.06.17

  • Amorphis
  • Beyond Obsession-Venue: Moritzbastei
  • Cecilia +Peter Bjärgo– Venue: Schauspielhaus
  • Capella Fidicinia– 19.00 Venue: Thomaskirche
  • Daemonia Nymphe–Venue:Heidnisches Dorf
  • Esben and The Witch
  • Freiraum Syndikat-Venue: Alte Handelsbörse
  • Hexperos
  • Klangstabil-Venue:Agra
  • Klimt1918
  • Lebanon Hanover– Venue: Stadtbad
  • Lolita KompleX–Venue: Felsenkeller
  • Masquerade– Venue: Täubchentha
  • MGT&Friends
  • Rotting Christ
  • Rroyce
  • Saigon Blue Rain– Venue: Altes Landratsamt
  • Sex Gang Children– Venue: Täubchenthal
  • Spiritual Front present ‘Black Hearts In Black Suits’
  • Superikone– Venue: Felsenkeller
  • Sylvaine
  • The Pussybats –Venue: Felsenkeller
  • TheaterPACK-Venue: Täubchenthal
  • Too Dead To Die
  • V2A
  • Vogelfrey

Sunday 4.06.17

  • Ah!Kosmos-8pm
  • AH-Cama Sotz– Venue: Täubchenthal
  • Alcest
  • Arcana Obscura– Venue: Heidnisches Dorf
  • Black Nail Cabaret– Venue: Altes Landratsampt
  • Chemical Sweet Kid
  • duoUNRUH– 16.00-18.00 Venue: Alte Börse Leipzig
  • Ensemble Amarilli
  • Framheim – Venue: Altes Landratsampt
  • Gene Loves Jezebel (GB)
  • Hexperos (2nd show)
  • Iszoloscope:Venue-Täubchenthal
  • Kammerchor Der Schlosskapelle Saalfeld– Venue:Leipzig Gewandhaus
  • Lea Porcelain
  • Machine De Beauvoir 
  • Martin Schmeding-20.00 Venue:Leipzig Gewandhaus
  • Mlada Fronta -4.30-5.30 Venue: Täubchenthal
  • Nox Interna 
  • Ohm
  • Psyclon Nine
  • Ritual Howls
  • Skaluna-Venue: Heidnisches Dorf
  • Skinny Puppy 
  • The 69eyes
  • The Devil And The Universe– Altes Landratsamt
  • The Mission 
  • The Vision Bleak
  • This Morn’ Omina– Venue: Täubchenthal
  • Unlight
  • Varg– Venue: Heidnisches Dorf
  • Virgin In Veil – Venue: Moritzbastei
  • Wednesday 13
  • Whispering Sons 

Monday 5.06.17

  • Andyra – 2pm Venue: Heidnisches Dorf
  • Cephalgy
  • Corde Oblique – 22.40-00.00 Venue: Schauspielhaus
  • Codex Empire
  • Der Fluch – 19.40 Venue: Täubchenthal
  • Dunkelschön– 4pm Venue: Heidnisches Dorf
  • Eisfabrik Venue-Agra
  • Equilibrium
  • Finsterforst
  • FÏX8:SËD8
  • Folk Noir
  • Forndom-Venue: Heidnisches Dorf
  • Holygram
  • Landscape Body Machine – Venue: Moritzbastei
  • Massive Ego
  • Punch’N’Judy (D)
  • Suicide Commando-Venue:Agra
  • Sündenrausch
  • Schneewittchen– Venue: Kohlrabizirkus
  • Sylvgheist Maëlström-Venue: Volkspalast Kuppelhalle
  • The Creepshow
  • The Eye of Time
  • Thrudvangar– Venue: Felsenkeller
  • Vain Warr
  • Welicoruss
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  • Agra
  • 17.00 Lord of The Lost
  • 18.45 Darkhaus
  • 20.10 Diary of Dreams
  • 21.55 Lacrimosa
  • Altes Landratsamt
  • 17.00 Har Belex
  • 18.20 Backworld
  • 19.50 Rose McDowall
  • 21.20 Sunset Wings
  • 22.50 Of The Wand And The Moon
  • Felsenkeller
  • 16.30 Dornenreich
  • 18.10 Psilocybe Larvae
  • 19.40 Carach Angren
  • 21.00 Dark Fortress
  • 22.30 My Dying Bride
  • Haus Leipzig
  • 14.00 Mark Benecke
  • 15.45 Thomas Manegold
  • 17.15 Saskia Etzold
  • 17.15 Veit Etzold
  • 19.00 Christian Von Aster
  • Heidnisches Dorf
  • 11.30 Brigandu
  • 11.30 Nachtwindheim + 16.30, 20.30, 22.30
  • 12.30 Heydenrausch + 18.30 21.30
  • 12.50 Waldträne
  • 14.10 Harpyie
  • 15.30 Aurelio Voltaire
  • 17.00 Gernotshagen
  • 18.30 Heidevolk
  • 20.00 Trollfest
  • 21.40 Kauan
  • Kohlrabizirkus
  • 16.30 Pride And Fall
  • 18.00 Legend
  • 19.30 Solar Fake
  • 21.00 MESH
  • Krystallpalast Varieté
  • 14.00 Claudia Gräf
  • 14.00 Axel Thielmann
  • 14.00 Tilo Augsten
  • Moritzbastei
  • 20.00 Norvadgr
  • 21.00 Endless Asylum
  • 22.00 Kommando
  • 23.10 Deutsch Nepal
  • Schauspielhaus
  • 17.30 Peter Yates
  • 19.00Valhall
  • 20.30 And Also The Trees
  • 22.20 The Legendary Pink Dots
  • Stadtbad
  • 17.00 Blitzmaschine
  • 18.20 Amnistia
  • 19.40 Signal Aout
  • 21.10 Plastic Noise Experience
  • 22.40 Orange Sector
  • Südriedhof
  • 15.30 Männerchor Leipzig Nord
  • Taeubchentral
  • 16.30 Näo
  • 18.00 Somatic Responses
  • 19.20 Dirk Ivens
  • 20.50 Winterkälte
  • 22.20 Esplendor Geometrico
  • Veid e.V
  • 14.00-15.00 Patenbrigade Wolff (side projects)
  • Volkspalast
  • 16.00 Winter Severity Index
  • 17.05 Jessica 93 (Kantine)
  • 18.10 The Blue Angel Lounge
  • 19.15 Bestial Mouths (Kantine)
  • 20.20 Anna von Hausswolff
  • 21.35 Drangsal (Kantine)
  • 22.20 I Like Trains
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  • Altes Landratsamt
  • 17.00 Christine Plays Viola
  • 18.20 Lament
  • 19.40 The Mary Onettes
  • 21.10 And Also The Trees
  • 23.00 Pink Turns Blue
  • Agra
  • 18.00 Neuroticfish
  • 19.35 Velvet Acid Christ
  • 21.10 Aesthetic Perfection
  • 22.55 Agonoize
  • Felsenkeller
  • 16.30 Bifröst
  • 18.00 Skálmöld
  • 19.20 Trollfest
  • 20.50 Heidevolk
  • 22.20 Korpiklaani
  • Haus Leipzig
  • 14.00 Mark Benecke
  • 15.45 Markus Heitz
  • 17.15 Sascha Blach
  • 18.45 Alexander Nym
  • Heidnisches Dorf
  • 11.30 Brigandu
  • 11.30 Nachtwindheim +13.30,16.30, 18.30, 21.30
  • 12.30 Heydenrausch + 14.30,17.30, 19.30
  • 12.50 Waldträne
  • 14.10 Harpyie
  • 15.30 Kyoll
  • 17.00 Versengold
  • 18.30 Eric Fish And Friends
  • 20.30 Artwork
  • 21.50 Coppelius
  • Kohlrabizirkus
  • 17.00 Schöngeist
  • 18.20 Unzucht
  • 19.40 Grausame Töchter
  • 21.10 Gothminister
  • 22.40 Das Ich
  • Moritzbastei
  • 19.30-20.10 Machinista
  • 20.30 One I Cinema
  • 21.30 Black Moon Secret
  • 22.40 Biomekkanik
  • Opera Leipzig
  • 15.00 Leipziger Ballet
  • Schauspielhaus
  • 17.30 Saeldes Sanc & Ernst Horn
  • 19.20 The Visit
  • 21.00 Sangre de Muerdago
  • 21.40 Irfan
  • Taeubchentral
  • 17.00 The Fright
  • 18.20 Banane Metallik
  • 19.40 Argyle Goolsby and the Roving Midnight
  • 21.10 Balzak
  • 22.40 Nekromantix
  • Volkspalast
  • 16.00 Ancient Methods
  • 17.05 Treha Sektori (Kantine)
  • 18.00 Tanz Ohne Musik
  • 19.05 Te/Dis (Kantine)
  • 20.10 Cut Hands
  • 21.35 Thorofon
  • 22.50 Test Department

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  • 13.05.16
  • mini_paganAgra Hall
  • 19.00 Abney Park
  • 20.45 FAUN
  • 22.30 Nouvelle Vague
  • 00.15 Peter Murphy
  • Altes Landratsamt
  • 17.30 Last Leaf Down
  • 18.50 The Underground Youth
  • 20.20 Darkher
  •                                                                      21.50 The Ocean
  • Alte Börse
  • 16.00 Hubertus Schmidt
  • Felsenkeller
  • 15.30 Golden Apes
  • 16.50 The Angina Pectoris
  • 18.20 James Ray Gangwar
  • 19.50 The House of Usher
  • 21.30 Girls Under Glass
  • Kohlrabizirkus
  • 16.30 Patenbrigade Wolff
  • 18.00 Sexorcist
  • 19.10 Ruined Conflict
  • 20.30 HAUJOBB
  • 22.10 Project Pitchfork
  • Moritzbastei
  • 20.00 Maschinenkrieger KR52 vs DISRAPTOR
  • 21.00 Nullvektor
  • 22.00 Supersimmetria
  • 23.10 Roger Rotor
  • Noells Ballroom
  • 20.00 The Aerdt
  • Haus Leipzig
  • 14.00 Lydia Benecke
  • 15.30 Benjamin Schmidt
  • 15.30 Marko Kruppe
  • 17.00 Christian von Aster
  • 18.30 Luci Van Org
  • Heidnisches Dorf
  • 11.30 Walkauz + 14.10
  • 11.30 Vielle (+ 12.50, 18.30, 21.30, 23.30)
  • 12.30 Donner & Doria +(16.30,20.30, 22.30)
  • 15.30 Fuchsteufelswild
  • 16.50 Árnica
  • 18.30 Krayenzeit
  • 19.50 Cultus Ferox
  • 21.30 Leaves’ Eyes
  • Schauspielhaus
  • 18.00 Angelic Foe
  • 19.30 Kirsten Morrison
  • 21.00 Kari Rueslåtten
  • 22.40 The Deadfly Ensemble
  • Stadtbad
  • 17.30 XTR Human
  • 18.40 Hearts of Black Science
  • 20.10 HANTE
  • 21.40 Henric De La Cour
  • Volkspalast
  • 17.00 Triarii
  • 18.15 The Protagonist(Kantine)
  • 19.30 Dernière Volonté
  • 20.55 Vril Jäger(Kantine)
  • 22.00 In The Nursery
  • 14.05.16
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  • Agra Hall
  • 18.00 Spetsnaz
  • 19.45 Portion Control
  • 21.30 Leather Strip
  • 23.15 Die Krupps
  • Altes Landratsamt
  • 17.00 Kuroshio
  • 18.20 Chainreactor
  • 19.40 Reaper
  • 21.10 Sonar
  • 22.40 Siechtum
  • Felsenkeller
  • 16.30 Diodati
  • 17.50 Meinhard
  • 19.20 Schwarzer Engel
  • 19.50 The House Of Usher
  • 20.50-22.10 Other Day
  • 22.30 Joachim Witt
  • Haus Leipzig
  • 14.00 Mark Benecke
  • 15.45 Christian von Aster
  • 17.15 Lex Wohnhaas
  • 18.45 Lydia Benecke
  • Heidnisches Dorf
  • 11.00 Vielle+18.30, 20.30, 22.30
  • 11.30 Waldkauz
  • 12.30 Donner &Doria + 19.30, 21.30, 23.30
  • 12.50 Fuchsteufelswild
  • 14.10 Árnica
  • 15.50 Irdorath + 20.40
  • 19.00 Rose McDowall
  • 22.20 Estampie
  • Kohlrabizirkus
  • 18.20 Autumnal
  • 19.50 Swallow The Sun
  • 21.20 Crematory
  • 22.50 Enslaved
  • Krystallpalast Varieté
  • 13.00 Clemens-Peter Wachenschwarz
  • Moritzbastei
  • 20.00 Die Wilde Jagd
  • 21.00 Destin Fragile
  • 22.00 Ultranoire
  • 23.10 Culture Kultür
  • Opera Leipzig
  • 18.00 Gewandhausorchester
  • Schauspielhaus
  • 17.30 In The Nursery (Film performance)
  • 19.10 Rosarubea
  • 20.50 Dornenreich
  • 22.30 Amber Asylum
  • Stadtbad
  • 17.00 Cult Club
  • 18.20 We Are Temporary
  • 19.40 Selofan
  • 21.20 Position Parallèle
  • 22.40 Xeno&Oaklander
  • Taeubchentral
  • 16.30 Sigue Sigue Sputnik
  • 18.00 Christ vs Warhol
  • 19.30 Lene Lovich
  • 21.00 Tragic Black
  • 22.30 Cinema Strange
  • Thomaskirche
  • 19.00 Capella Fidicinia

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425313_350204878357921_418028069_nIt’s this time of year that we are counting the days backwards for the biggest festival in the world that focuses on the dark alternative music scene. With concerts happening all around the city, in different venues of different capacity and different architectural styles, Wave Gotik Treffen has never disappointed its dedicated fans who can been described as a black dressed pilgrimage to the Gothic culture. The city is dressed in black for 4 days each year and audiences are visiting from all over the world.

As we are waiting for the official programme to be announced here is what we know so far from the official websites of some of the 260 confirmed (so far) bands that will participate in 2016 Wave Gotik Treffen! Here is the list of the confirmed bands: http://www.wave-gotik-treffen.de/bands.php

So pack your bags, make any last minute purchases and let’s meet at the streets of Leipzig!

12.05.16

  • Frank Herrmann—01.00 at Belantis
  • Marko Meyer—01.00 at Belantis
  • Michael Brunner—01.00 at Belantis
  • Sandro Standhaft— 01.00 at Belantis

13.05.16

  • HANTE—20.10 at Stadtbad
  • FAUN—20.45 at Agra Hall
  • HAUJOBB— 20.30-21.50 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • The Deadfly Ensemble — 22.40 at Schauspielhaus
  • Dernière Volonté— 19.30 at Volkspalast Kuppelhalle
  • In the Nursery—22.00 at Volkspalast  Kuppelhalle
  • Hearts of Black Science— 18.40 at Stadtbad
  • Girls Under Glass—21.30 at Felsenkeller
  • Peter Murphy—00.15 at Agra Hall
  • The Angina Pectoris—16.50 at Felsenkeller
  • The Underground Youth—18.50 at Altes Landratsamt
  • Abney Park— 19.00 at Agra Hall
  • Darkher—20.20 at Altes Landratsamt
  • Donner and Doria (there will be an additional show)—12.30 at Heidnisches Dorf
  • Cultus Ferox—19.50 at Heidnisches Dorf
  • Golden Apes—15.30 at Felsenkeller
  • Kari Rueslåtten—21.00 at Schauspielhaus
  • Krayenzeit—18.30 at Heidnisches Dorf
  • Kirsten Morrison—19.30 at Schauspielhaus
  • Árnica (there will be an additional show on 15.05.16)—16.50 at Heidnisches Dorf
  • Leaves’ Eyes—21.30 at Heidnisches Dorf
  • Hubertus Schmidt—16.00 at Alte Börse
  • Angelic Foe— 18.00 at Schauspielhaus
  • Neuroticfish (on the official website of the band we read that their live show will be on 13.05.16. On WGT’s website we read that this show will be on 16.05.16.We will update this page once the final programme is released)
  • Nouvelle Vague—22.30 at Agra Hall
  • Nullvektor—21.00 Moritzbastei
  • Patenbrigade Wolff  16.30-17.40 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • Pink Turns Blue (a 2nd live show was added see 16.05/16)— 20.00 at Noel’s Ballroom
  • Project Pitchfork  — 22.10-23.40 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • Ruined Conflict—- 19.10- 20.10 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • Sexorcist—- 18.00-18.50 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • Supersimmetria—22.00 at Moritzbastei 
  • Fuchsteufelswild (there will be an additional show)— at 15.30 Heidnisches Dorf
  • Waldkauz— at Heidnisches Dorf
  • James Ray Gangwar— 18.20 at Felsenkeller
  • Maschinenkrieger—-20.00 at Moritzbastei 
  • The Protagonist—18.15 at Volkspalast Kantine
  • Triarii—-17.00 at Volkspalast 
  • The Aerdt—20.00 Noels Ballroom
  • Roger Rotor—-23.10 at Moritzbastei
  • Vielle (there will be an additional show)—11.30 at Heidnisches Dorf
  • Vril Jäger—20.55 at Volkspalast Kantine
  • Waldkauz (there will be an additional show on 14.05.16)—11.30 at Heidnisches Dorf 
  • XTR Human—17.30 at Stadtbad

14.05.16

  • Estampie—22.20 at Heidnisches Dorf
  • Culture Kultür—23.10 at Moritzbastei 
  • Leather Strip—21.30 at Agra
  • Lene Lovich—19.30 at Taeubschenthal
  • Christ vs Warhol—- 18.00 at Taeubschenthal
  • Amber Asylum— 22.30 at Schauspielhaus
  • Capella Fidicinia—19.00 at Thomaskirche
  • Cinema Strange —- 22.30 at Taeubchentral
  • Crematory—21.20 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • Cult Club— 17.00 at Stadtbad
  • Destin Fragile—21.00 at Moritzbastei
  • Die Krupps—23.15 at Agra
  • Die Wilde Jagd—20.00 at Moritzbastei
  • Clemens-Peter Wachenschwanz— 13.00 at Krystallpalast Varieté
  • Diodati — 16.30 at Felsenkeller
  • Joachim Witt—22.30 at Felsenkeller
  • Other Day— at 20.50- 22.10 Felsenkeller
  • Gewandhausorchester— 18.00 at Opera Leipzig
  • Enslaved—22.50 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • Irdorath (there will be an additional show)—15.50 at Heidnisches Dorf
  • Last Leaf Down—17.30 at Altes Landratsamt
  • Meinhard—17.50 at Felsenkeller
  • Position Parallèle—21.10 at Stadtbad
  • Rosarubea—19.10 at Schauspielhaus
  • Sigue Sigue Sputnik—16.30 at Taeubchentral
  • Autumnal— 18.20 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • Reaper—19.40 at Altes Landratsamt
  • Rose McDowall (there is an additional show on 15.05.16)—- 19.00 at Heidnisches Dorf
  • Selofan—19.40 at Stadtbad
  • Suicide Commando (cancelled!)
  • Schwarzer Engel—19.20 at Felsenkeller
  • Sonar—21.10 at Altes Landratsamt
  • Tragic Black—21.00 at Taeubchentral
  • The House of Usher—19.50 at Felsenkeller
  • Theaterpack—13.00 at Laden auf Zeit
  • Waldkauz— at Heidnisches Dorf
  • We are Temporary—18.20 at Stadtbad
  • Chainreactor— 18.20 at Altes Landratsamt
  • Siechtum— 22.40 at Altes Landratsamt
  • Kuroshio— 17.00 at Altes Landratsamt
  • Fuchsteufelswild— at 13.00 Heidnisches Dorf
  • Swallow The Sun—19.50 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • Ultranoire—22.00 at Moritzbastei
  • Xeno&Oaklander—22.40 at Stadtbad

15.05.16

  • And Also The Trees (2nd show also on 16/5/16) — at Schauspilehaus
  • Lacrimosa—21.55 at Agra
  • The Legendary Pink Dots— 22.20 at Schauspilehaus
  • Amnistia—-18.20 at Stadtbad
  • Anna von Hausswolff—20.20 at Volkspalast Kuppelhalle
  • Bestial Mouths— 19.15 at Volkspalast Kantine
  • Blitzmaschine— 17.00 at Stadtbab
  • Brigandu (there will be an additional show)—11.30 at Heidnisches Dorf 
  • Claudia Gräf— 14.00 at Krystallpalast Varieté
  • Dark Fortress—21.00 at Felsenkeller
  • Dirk Ivens—19.20 at Täubchenthal
  • Darkhaus—18.45 at Agra
  • Dornenreich (there will be an additional show)— 16.30 at Felsenkeller
  • Deutsch Nepal—23.10 at Moritzbastei
  • Gernotshagen—17.00 at Heidnishes Dorf
  • Diary of Dreams—20.10 at Agra
  • Har Belex—17.00 at Altes Landratsamt
  • Heydenrausch (there will be an additional show)—12.30 at Heidnisches Dorf
  • Harpyie (there will be an additional show)—14.10 at Heidnisches Dorf
  • Jessica93—17.05 at Volkspalast Kantine
  • Kauan—21.40 at Heidnishces Dorf
  • Lord of The Lost—17.00 at Agra Hall 
  • Legend—18.00 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • Männerchor Leipzig-Nord—15.30 at Südfriedhof
  • My Dying Bride—22.30 at Felsenkeller
  • MESH—21.00 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • Norvadgr—20.00 at Moritzbastei
  • Orange Sector—22.40 at Stadtbad
  • Patenbrigade Wolff side projects 14.00-15.00 at Veid e.V., Roßplatz 8a
  • Aurelio Voltaire— 15.30 at Heidnisches Dorf
  • Árnica (different setlist than on 14.05.16)
  • Carach Angren—19.40 at Felsenkeller
  • Drangsal—21.35 at Volkspalast Kantine
  • Heidevolk (there is an additional show on 16.05.16)
  • Plastic Noise Experience—21.10 at Stadtbad
  • Psilocybe Larvae—18.10 at Felsenkeller
  • Endless Asylum—21.00 at Moritzbastei
  • Solar Fake—19.30 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • Kommando—22.00 at Moritzbastei
  • Nachtwindheim—11.30 at Heidnsiches Dorf
  • Of The Wand And The Moon—22.50 at Altes Landratsamt
  • Rose McDowall—- at Altes Landratsamt
  • Backworld—- 18.20 at Altes Landratsamt
  • Sunset Wings—- 21.20 at Altes Landratsamt
  • The Blue Angel Lounge—18.10 at Volkspalast Kuppelhalle
  • Tilo Augsten—14.00 at Krystallpalast Varieté
  • Peter Yates— 17.30 at Schauspielhaus
  • Signal Aout 42— 19.40 at Stadtbad
  • Näo—-16.30 at Täubchenthal
  • Pride And Fall—16.30 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • Somatic Responses—-18.00 at Täubchenthal
  • Axel Thielmann—14.00 at Krystallpalast Varieté
  • Valhall—19.00 at Schauspielhaus
  • Waldträne (there will be an additional show)—12.50 at Heidnisches Dorf
  • Winter Severity Index—16.00 at Volkspalast Kuppelhalle
  • Winterkälte—20.50 at Täubchenthal

16.05.16

  • Tanz Ohne Musik— 18.00 at Volkspalast Kuppelhalle 
  • Irfan—22.40 at Schauspielhaus
  • And Also The Trees —21.10 at Altes Landratsamt
  • Velvet Acid Christ—19.35 at Agra Hall
  • Christine Plays Viola— 17.00 at Altes Landratsamt
  • Test Deptat Kuppelhalle
  • Aesthetic Perfection—-21.20 at Agra
  • Black Moon Secret—21.30 at Moritzbastei
  • Artwork— 20.30 at Heidnisches Dorf 
  • Eric Fish And Friends—18.30 at Heidnisches Dorf 
  • Grausame Töchter—19.40 at Kohlrazibirkus
  • Nekromantix—22.40 at Taeubchentral
  • Leipziger Ballet—15.00 at Opera Leipzig
  • The Visit—19.20 at Schauspielhaus
  • Das Ich— 22.40 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • Unzucht—18.20 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • Ancient Methods—-16.00 at Volkspalast Kuppelhalle
  • Argyle Goolsby and the Roving Midnight — 19.40 at Taeubchentral
  • Banane Metallik— 18.20 at Taeubchentral
  • Balzac— 21.10 at Taeubchentral
  • Bifröst—16.30 at Felsenkeller
  • Gothminister—21.10 at Kohlrabizirkus
  • Biomekkanik—22.40 at Moritzbastei
  • Heidevolk (there will be an additional show)—- 20.50 at Felsenkeller
  • Coppelius—21.50 at Heindisches Dorf
  • Cut Hands—20.10 at Volkspalast Kuppelhalle
  • Korpiklaani—22.20 at Felsenkeller
  • Machinista—- 19.30-20.10 at Moritzbastei
  • Lament—1820 at Altes Landratsamt
  • Kyoll—15.30 at Heidnisches Dorf
  • One I Cinema—20.30 at Moritzbastei
  • Saeldes Sanc & Ernst Horn—17.30 at Schauspielhaus
  • Sangre De Muerdago—21.00 at Schauspielhaus
  • Schöngeist—17.00 at Kohlrabizirkus 
  • Skálmöld—18.00 at Felsenkeller
  • Te/Dis—19.05 at Volkspalast Kantine
  • The Fright—17.00 at Taeubchentral
  • The Mary Onettes—19.40 at Altes Landratsamt
  • Treha Sektori—17.05 at Volkspalast Kantine
  • Trollfest—19.20 at Felsenkeller
  • Versengold—17.00 at Heidnisches Dorf
  • Thorofon—–21.35 at Volkspalast Kantine
  • Pink Turns Blue — 23.00 at Altes Landratsamt

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VRNov_70Punk was first born, as a word,  inside an article written by music critic Lester Bangs. Or maybe it was the opposite of the hippie movement just when this came to an end and long before it was invented as a word. Then came ‘Satan Suicide’ a story inside the comic book ‘Ghost Rider‘, a favourite of Alan Vega that inspired the name of the band. ”We were talking about society’s suicide, especially American society,” (extract from the book ‘Totally Wired‘). The meaning of punk music meant to be defined for the first time in America in the context of a flyer that was advertising a gig by Suicide in 1970 at  Museum:A Project of Living Artists (a communication and community center with social, aesthetic and political fluidity, which was initially run by artists). On November 1970, a few years before the punk subculture became a widespread attitude towards the system, art and life in general and before it created vibrant music scenes in New York, London, Melbourne, Sydney and Boston, the audience of this first gig by Suicide had a first taste of what punk music would sound and most importantly how it felt!

Suicide’s first homonymous album was released in 1977 and planted the seeds of experimental electronic music. The agonizing yet highly emotional and determined vocals coupled with caustic lyrics, created an atmosphere that has been unsurpassed until today. The atmosphere of this album inspired the attitude towards music that the pioneers of industrial music would adopt and evolve almost a decade later. The electrifying waves thaR-429836-1312811390.jpegt the entire ‘Suicide’ album is sending up anybody’s spine coupled with the impression that one is under a constant, gradual and almost hypnotizing electric shock are just a few of the elements that make listening this album a unique experience that can’t be replicated by any other album of any other band.

Alan Vega has collaborated with Andrew Eldritch of The Sisters of Mercy for the release of the album ‘Gift’ by The Sisterhood and both Alan Vega and Martin Rev have released solo albums. So far, many musicians have listed Suicide as a major influence and covered some of their songs. Following the release of their 5th studio album ‘American Supreme’ in 2002, the band has performed their legendary first album in its entirety twice, in 2009 and in 2010 in two London concerts. ‘American Supreme‘ is an album that was received with mixed feelings. The album is performed in the unique agonizing way characteristic of Alan Vega and creates a haunting minimal electronic atmosphere in a way that only Suicide can achieve. In 2011 Agent Side Grinder who consider Suicide a major influence in their sound, shared the stage with Suicide in Switzerland and the recording of the whole gig was released in cassette format by Klangarkivet under the title ‘Suicide and Agent Side Grinder-Live in Switzerland’.

On 9th July 2015, Alan Vega and Martin Rev will appear live once again at the Barbican as part of Doug Aitken project entitled “Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening“. Suicide will bring some of the spirit of the 1970s with them, a glimpse into the beginning of punk culture which could provide valuable inspiration and motivation especially today when the world is going through a moral, economic and cultural crisis of equivalent importance with the end of the 1960s.

 

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Frankfurt airport terminal_2012It is the month of the Wave Gotik Treffen and Blauerosen couldn’t be more excited for the 24th Wave Gotik Treffen that will be carried out between 22nd-25th May 2015 in Leipzig, Germany. It was on 2005 that I first attended the ‘mighty’ Wave Gotik Treffen festival, namely the biggest and more successful dark alternative festival in the world. Since then, I can’t encourage more strongly anyone who hasn’t attended this festival, to do so. When someone hears the words ‘music festival’ a vast open plot of land Kryptawith a big stage comes to mind and this is usually correct. But how about a whole city? Surely, if the Wave Gotik Treffen started today, then the idea of making every inch of a city part of a music festival would seem at least absurd! Wave Gotik Treffen transforms parks, historic monument ( i.e. Völkerschlachtdenkmal a.k.a Krypta), nightclubs, listed buildings (i.e. the Volkspalast who is now used as a multipurpose space, Kohlrabizirkus which used to be a wholesale market in the city and now is used as a multipurpose space ) into stages that host bands of different music styles each year. Even a themed village (i.e. Heidnisches Dorf a.k.a The Pagan Village) is constructed next to Agra Messepark the area that includes the biggest market, the biggest stage and the camping area of the festival. The Pagan Village aims at providing the necessary picturesque scenery for the appreciation of bands that are inspired and influenced by the aesthetics, the customs and the costumes of periods of the past (i.e. medieval times, periods of conquerors etc). Not to forget of course that places designed for classical music (i.e. The Opera of Leipzig and Schauspiel Leipzig) also host different types of live concerts during this festival. All these different and unique places receive numerous connotations every time that a band performs live, so the experience is really memorable and leaves a strong imprint to everyone in the audience. I will never forget  the live appearance of Diamanda Galas at Leipzig Opera in 2010, the live of Clock DVA at the mystical and imposing Volkspalast, the performance of Geneviève Pasquier  at Moritzbastei and the unique experience during the live appearances of Karjalan Sissit and Raison d’Etre at the ‘secret’ stage at the back of a seemingly ordinary cultural place called Schaubühne Lindenfels.

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Daemonia Nymphe is a Greek band created by Spyros and Pandelis Giasafakis in 1994 and since then, they have inspired their audience in Europe incessantly, by offering a unique combination of strong and dynamic melodies, interesting rhythmic and stylistic alterations within their compositions as well as unforgettable live performances. Daemonia Nymphe are collaborating with a dexterous manufacturer of traditional music instruments in Greece, Nikolaos Brass, who is providing them  with hand made ancient greek instruments which are resurrected through the band’s music. Thus the band is offering a unique experience to their audiences to see and listen to these instruments on stage. To those of you who will listen to this band for the first time, I can only say that the sound  is unique, drawing inspiration from  traditional greek music, world, eastern and balkan music traditions and creating an original sound with unending inspiration with the contribution of various collaborators throughout their career. Their previous performance at The Lexingotn of London which was dedicated to their latest album called ‘Psychostasia’ has been registered as an emotionally strong one by  this ethereal/ethnic/traditional but overall authentic band, Daemonia Nymphe. Daemonia Nymphe have successfully presented  ‘Psychostasia: The Performance’ on 23/3/14 at Riverside Studios in London which was very well attended and offered a complete picture of what the homonymous album is about. Since we cannot have enough of this band who offer a visually, musically and artistically interesting performances, I encourage all of you to attend this live at the Garage.

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matt-howden-and-george-by-chris-saundersSieben or else music as a sound maze in three dimensions

This is a band that has traced a path in music since 1999 with the album ‘Forbid The Sun’s Escape’ now out of print and sold out as are most of his earlier albums. Even though the atmosphere and melodies of this first album were never to be evolved or reappear, Sieben has continuously evolved its sound, unveiling, with each new album, different hidden aspects of the band’s personality. The looped nature of Sieben’s music and the dexterous layering of vocals and instruments create invisible spaces with infinite depth filled with multiple and complex meanings. Even though the use of the loop brings to mind a closed circular shape, the music of Sieben is a very open shape resembling the spiral of the golden rule. With the themes of most of the songs revolving around existential matters and paganism (‘Ogham Inside The Night’ was one of the albums where paganist influences were more prolific), Sieben has always advocated a love for nature.
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4AD promo event_Scott WalkerThis is a one off special promotional event ahead of the release of Scott Walker + Sun O)))‘s album entitled ‘Soused‘. It has been organised by 4AD , the label that was set up in the 1980s by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent and financial help by the label Beggars Banquet on the record store of which, the duo was working . In the 1990s had signed a distribution deal with Warner Bros Records and until the beginning of the 2000s the label had a uniqe identity as it had signed artists as Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil, Cocteau Twins, Bauhaus, Pale Saints and The Birthday Party. After 2008 significant changes were apparent as the label changed management team and expanded its portfolio of signed musicians by including artists as The National, Zomby, St Vincent.

Soused‘ is the third album by the avant gard musician Scott Walker that is being released by 4AD after ‘The Drift’ , ‘And Who Shall Go To The Ball? And What Shall Go To The Ball?’ and the excellent and dynamic ‘Bish Bosch’. Sun o))) is an american band from Seattle focused on drone, ambient, noise, metal music with ‘dirty’ electric guitars and distorted sounds. They take their name from the logo of the Sunn amplifier. They have released 18 full lentgh albums since their debut in 2000 and have also collaborated with Nurse With Wound. Taking into account the strength of Scott Walker’s performance and Sun o)))’s doom atmosphere, this album is more than promising!!!!

What follows is the official press release from the label:

”Ahead of its release 4AD present a unique opportunity to hear Scott Walker + Sunn O)))’s collaborative record, Soused, at a special London event next Tuesday evening, the 14th October. The 5-track, 49-minute record will be played on a specialist sound-system provided by McIntosh Labs, creating the perfect environment to soak up this vital creative pairing.  The event will take place at St John at Hackney church, East London, as part of St. John Sessions…Soused will be released the following week of 20th October, and pre-orders for all formats (2xLP, CD and digital download) are now available. The vinyl edition consists of two heavyweight LPs, housed in a tip-on sleeve. The artwork was designed by Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley, featuring photography by Gast Bouschet. which you can pre-order here. You can also order a limited Scott-O t-shirt and LP bundle through Sunn O)))’s webstore here.”

 

 

 

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R-302827-1154819375…and I can’t think of a better way to kickstart Autumn than with a live with mesmerising magickal music by  ‘Of The Wand And The Moon’ , supported by Black Light Ascension and Lloyd James the lead vocalist of Naevus.

Of The Wand And The Moon, or else music inspired by the moonlight and whose magickal aspect is represented by the wand , as Kim Larsen, the band’s founder, has explained in the past. The band that was formed in Denmark, has so far already released 6 full length albums including one with Sol Invictus, Matt Howden (Sieben) and Unveiled.

Drawing inspiration from folk music of the 60s (i.e. Lee Hazlewood, Serge Gainsbourg, Johnny Cash) but also following the trail that neo folk and psych rock bands have drawn (i.e. Death In June, Sol Invictus, Der Blutharsch, NON, Current 93), Of The Wand And The Moon released their first album called ‘Nighttime Nightrhymes’ in 1999 by Euphonius Records. (more…)

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