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6 Comm Interview with Patrick Leagas By Malice F. aka Fotini G.   Before we begin, we would like to thank you for this exclusive interview for your fans in Greece, who have been eagerly waiting for your live performance here in Athens at 21/01/2015 for a long time now.  Patrick Leagas: Well thank you Fotini very much for asking me. I must say that after nearly 36 years since I first played in band in 1977/8 I have finally...

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WAVE – GOTIK – TREFFEN 2017 Festival Preview – by Fotini G. aka Malice F. WAVE – GOTIK – TREFFEN 2017: dark-romantic celebrations every year at Whitsun in Leipzig - Germany Festival Preview - by Malice F. The biggest worldwide music -and not only- gothic festival is back for the 26th consecutive year. There is not a single fan of the new & dark Wave/ EBM/ Industrial/ Neofolk /Gothic/ Post Punk scene that hasn’t heard of and furthermore hasn’t dreamt...

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XIII. AMPHI FESTIVAL 2017 22. & 23.07.2017 – COLOGNE | TANZBRUNNEN EISBRECHER, APOPTYGMA BERZERK, COMBICHRIST KIRLIAN CAMERA, DAS ICH & MANY MORE AT AMPHI 2017 Dear Amphi Fans,  Autumn is here and it’s getting cold. Time to get stovestoking, throwing some hot coals into the flame which ignites the Amphi Festival 2017. Therefore today’s programme update comes along heavily packed. Not only with full throttle rock and chunky electrobeats but also with a few surprises to discover. Let’s lift the...

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VII. E-TROPOLIS FESTIVAL 2017 COVENANT, AGONOIZE UND [X]-RX BESTÄTIGT Am 18. März 2017 wird Oberhausen erneut zur Hauptstadt der düsteren Electrobeats. „BÄSSER-HÄRTER-LAUTER“ in der Turbinenhalle mit den Hochkarätern aus EBM, ELECTROPOP, SYNTHPOP und INDUSTRIAL. Zu den 11 bestätigten Bands gesellen sich nun drei weitere Kracher, die es in sich haben: COVENANTAGONOIZE[X]-RX Mit ihrem im November erscheinenden Album „The Blinding Dark“ läuten COVENANT drei Jahre nach „Leaving Babylon“ das nächste Kapitel ein. Dabei lassen es sich die Gentleman-Klangpioniere um den charismatischen...

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XIII. AMPHI FESTIVAL 2017

22. & 23.07.2017 – COLOGNE | TANZBRUNNEN

EISBRECHER, APOPTYGMA BERZERK, COMBICHRIST

KIRLIAN CAMERA, DAS ICH & MANY MORE AT AMPHI 2017


Dear Amphi Fans,

 Autumn is here and it’s getting cold. Time to get stovestoking, throwing some hot coals into the flame which ignites the Amphi Festival 2017. Therefore today’s programme update comes along heavily packed. Not only with full throttle rock and chunky electrobeats but also with a few surprises to discover. Let’s lift the curtain for:

EISBRECHER

APOPTYGMA BERZERK | COMBICHRIST

KIRLIAN CAMERA | DAS ICH | CHROM | ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO
HENRIC DE LA COUR | THE OTHER | RUMMELSNUFF | ORANGE SECTOR

WE ARE TEMPORARY | LUCIFER’S AID

 In featuring EISBRECHER we present you Amphi Festival’s second headliner of 2017. The Schock assimilated, the prototype assembled, it seems hell still has to wait a little longer. Ready to embark on the next storm voyage, captain Alex Wesselsky and Noel Pix give the call for a rapid foray, full speed ahead! Gladly the rockers from the beautiful ice state of Bavaria are a little crazy, so they don’t miss to celebrate the iceless summertime with a blasting festival show at Tanzbrunnen Cologne.

Multitalented and versatile, we are very much looking forward to the interdisciplinary Norwegians Stephan Groth and Andy LaPlegua, also known as the creative minds of APOPTYGMA BERZERK and COMBICHRIST. One evil, the other nice both bands successfully stepped beyond  the borders of the electronic music scene, always ready to surprise when you least expect it. Finest alternative pop meets electronic edge and gritty rock attitude – gripping to very final note. Also you may look forward to the elegant and epic synth sound of Italian-based cult formation KIRLIAN CAMERA, lead by singer Elena Alice Fossi and mastermind Angelo Bergamini.

 Literally risen from the dead, DAS ICH are an undisputed highlight of any scene festival. An undemolishable rough-edged classic, you can’t help treasuring, if not loving for every given song. Over 30 years of gothic history unified in the personas of Stefan Ackermann and Bruno Kramm. Speaking of resurrection: rising again, though a little more „the living dead“-way, always played a pivotal role in the works of horrorpunk masterclass graduates THE OTHER. Zombies, ghouls and other monsters come to undead life as Lord Usher and his flock set-off for a crazy creature-boogie.

Do not miss out on the boppy electropop of CHROM, who of course  bring some of their new 2016-released album „Peak & Decay“ along, as well as the Swedish wavepop-sorcerer and darling of the public HENRIC DE LA COUR. The charismatic artist from Stockholm returns to Amphi with fresh material in the trunk – well worth getting psyched about.

Following the motto „powerful music lends powerful arms“, in RUMMELSNUFF we got us an extra-strong seaman for the Amphi ship, throwing himself into the sweeps of the MS RheinEnergie at our Orbit Stage. The latter also goes for New York based sound-explorer Mark Roberts, who will give his Amphi first in shape of the ambitioned dark-electro project WE ARE TEMPORARY.

Concluding today’s massive line-up we give you another delicacy for fans of the classic EBM boot. Hanover based cult-machinists ORANGE SECTOR celebrate their 25th anniversary next year and they chose their first ever Amphi gig for what shall become one hell of a jubilee, you can’t afford to miss.

 XIII. AMPHI FESTIVAL 2017

22. – 23. July 2017 GER – Cologne | Tanzbrunnen
VNV NATION | EISBRECHER

 

 

VII. E-TROPOLIS FESTIVAL 2017

VII. E-TROPOLIS FESTIVAL 2017

COVENANT, AGONOIZE UND [X]-RX BESTÄTIGT

Am 18. März 2017 wird Oberhausen erneut zur Hauptstadt der düsteren Electrobeats. „BÄSSER-HÄRTER-LAUTER“ in der Turbinenhalle mit den Hochkarätern aus EBM, ELECTROPOP, SYNTHPOP und INDUSTRIAL. Zu den 11 bestätigten Bands gesellen sich nun drei weitere Kracher, die es in sich haben:

COVENANT
AGONOIZE
[X]-RX

Mit ihrem im November erscheinenden Album „The Blinding Dark“ läuten COVENANT drei Jahre nach „Leaving Babylon“ das nächste Kapitel ein. Dabei lassen es sich die Gentleman-Klangpioniere um den charismatischen Eskil Simonsson natürlich nicht nehmen, ihren elegant-tanzbaren Electropop im Rahmen des E-tropolis Festivals 2017 erklingen zu lassen.

Ferner laden euch AGONOIZE zur Blutdusche in ihre Splatter-Disco. Hart aber herzhaft pulsiert der Lebenssaft aus den Adern, wenn die Berliner Aggrotech-Experten den Schlagstrom entfesseln und den ultimativen Soundtrack zur effektreichen Horrorshow liefern.

Auch [X]-RX geben auf dem E-tropolis Festival wieder Vollgas. Mit ihrem aktuellen Album „CRANK IT UP“ vollführten die Industrial-Raver vom Rhein eine gelungene Weiterentwicklung, hin zum düsteren Aggrotech, welchen sie euch auf der Bühne mit gebührendem Nachdruck einzupeitschen gedenken. „BÄSSER-HÄRTER-LAUTER“, 100% E-tropolis – genau das Richtige, um kräftig den Dancefloor durchzupflügen!


Bestätigt sind damit nun:

FRONT 242
COVENANT + AGONOIZE
SOLAR FAKE + SOLITARY EXPERIMENTS + FADERHEAD
TYSKE LUDDER + IN STRICT CONFIDENCE (VINTAGE SHOW 1996-2004) + [X]-RX
THE INVINCIBLE SPIRIT + CENTHRON + CRYO + AMNISTIA + WULFBAND
+ 1 weiterer Künstler!

TICKETS

Die beliebten Originaltickets und 5+1 Gruppentickets für das E-tropolis Festival 2017 sind exklusiv im Amphi Ticketshop www.amphi-shop.de oder unter www.etropolis-festival.de/tickets erhältlich.

sowie als PRINT@HOME.

Aktuelle Festivalinfos unter:
www.etropolis-festival.de | www.facebook.com/etropolisfestival

+ Pre-Party am 17.03. @ Turbinenhalle 2 (Eintritt frei mit Festivalticket)

und als PRINT@HOME. 

Originaltickets: www.amphi-shop.de / www.etropolis-festival.de/tickets 

www.eventim.de, www.eventim.nl, www.oeticket.at, www.ticketcorner.chs

 


Interview with the :SKULL & DAWN:

 

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One of the most important Greek bands of the experimental / neofolk scene, :SKULL & DAWN: had the kindness to answer our questions only a few days before they open for the concert of RED ZEBRA in Athens. :Skull & Dawn: started back in 2002 by the name ''Defile des Ames''. They reformed as :Skull n Dawn: recently. They had numerous apperances and live shows in Greece and Europe! They have worked and cooperated with many artists from the alternative music scene and  have released their work from AHNSTERN / Steinklang Industries.

Here follows an Interview with :Skull & Dawn: in greek,



Electrowelt: Eίναι τιμή μας που έχουμε τη δυνατότητα να κάνουμε αυτή τη συνέντευξη με ένα από τα σημαντικότερα μουσικά σχήματα της ελληνικής εναλλακτικής σκηνης.

-Πότε δημιουργήθηκαν οι Défilé des âmes και από ποιους μουσικούς?
Μετα από 3 χρονια τακτικων προβων , χωρις όμως την αναγκη για live εμφανισεις ή δισκογραφια , το ετος 2002 καναμε ένα DIY cd (με 3 κομματια αφιερωμενα στον Rozz Williams) και το πρωτο μας live. Εγω στην κιθαρα και στα φωνητικα , ο Σταμος στο μπασο , ο Αλεξανδρος στα κρουστα και ο Κωστας στα πνευστα . Αυτά τα 4 μελη που προανεφερα υπαρχουν μεχρι σημερα. Σε εκεινη την πρωτη μας εμφανιση ομως συμμετειχαν αλλοι 3 μουσικοι , ο Κωστας Σακαρελης στο ομποε, η Χλοη στο τσελο και ο μικρος Βασιλακης στα κρουστα. Ο τελευταιος διανυει μια αρκετα σημαντικη πορεια στον χωρο της αναλογικης noise μουσικης υπο το ονομα Family Battle Snake.

 

 

Electrowelt: -Πως θα χαρακτηρίζατε την μουσική σας με βάση τά σημερινά δεδομένα και γιατί?

Εχοντας ακομα διατηρησει επηρροες από την σκοτεινη folk μουσικη της δεκαετιας του 90', η μουσικη μας σημερα είναι πιο κοντα στην Αμερικανικη – Ιρλανδικη παραδοση , με country χροια και εχει γινει αρκετα σκληρη , me doom και black πινελιες .

 

 

Electrowelt: -Ποιες ήταν οι μουσικές επιρροές των Défilé des âmes? Υπήρξαν ιδιαίτεροι ήχοι και μουσικές οι οποίοι σας ενέπνευσαν? 

Για τις επιρροες μας μου είναι δυσκολο να σας μιλησω διοτι είναι ένα συνολο ετεροκλητων μουσικων ακουσματων . Υπαρχουν κοινες αγαπες αλλα το κάθε μελος της μπαντας εχει τα προσωπικα του "κολληματα". Κοινο τοπο αποτελουν μουσικοι οπως : οι 16 horsepower - Wovenhand , οι Neurosis , ο Johnny Cash , οι Darkthrone , ο Hank Williams III , οι Isis , οι Pentagram , ο Towns Van Zadt , οι Sol Invictus , οι Current 93 , ο Glen Danzig , οι Residents και φυσικα ο Nick Cave και οι Black Sabbath .

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Electrowelt: -Είστε πλέον γνωστοί ως :Skull & dawn: . Τι αλλάγες έγιναν μέσα στα χρόνια που πέρασαν? Τι συνεπάγονται οι αλλαγές αυτές στο προσανατολισμό σας και τη μουσική σας?
Το ονομα αλλαξε σηματοδοτοντας την αλλαγη υφους της μπαντας αλλα και γιατι θελαμε κατι πιο ευελικτο από μια γαλλικη φραση. Οι Defile des ames δεν εχουν "τελειωσει" εντελως. Ισως στο μελλον υπαρξουν καποιες κυκλοφοριες. Λεω "ισως" γιατι δεν εχουμε αποφασισει οριστικα ακομα. Οποιοι όμως ενδιαφερονται για την δουλεια μας ειτε δισκογραφικα ειτε συναυλιακα θα μας αναζητουν από δω και στο εξης με το ονομα Skull & Dawn. Για την μουσικη εχω απαντησει ηδη.

 

 

Electrowelt: -Όσον αφορά τη  δισκογραφικἠ σας δουλειἀ μεχρι σήμερα..Τι περιλαμβάνει? Τι καινούργιο να περιμένουμε απο τους :Skull & dawn: ?
Σας παραθετω τις επισημες κυκλοφοριες της μπαντας:
-"OGHAM INSIDE THE NIGHT" SIEBEN
Ένα κομματι στον δισκο του Matt Howden (Sieben) με τιτλο Ogham the spirit.
-"STEINKLANG INDUSTRIES IV"
Συμμετοχη με το κομματι Mushrooms
-"Μανος Ξυδους / Τα αστερια θα είναι μακρια"
Συνεργασια με τον Χαρη Κατσιμιχα και με ένα Instrumental κομματι.
-"Lust 'n' Stone"
Πρωτο full length album
-"South European Folk Compendium"
3 way Split συνεργασια με τους SVARROGH και ARNICA
-"Pagan Folk and Apocalyptic Psychedelia CD"
Συμμετοχη με το κομματι Trivial

Ο καινουργιος δισκος υπο την ονομασια πια Skull & dawn, βρισκεται στην διαδικασια της μιξης. Επισης συμμετεχουμε με ένα κομματι στο soundtrack της ταινιας "Ο θανατος που ονειρευτηκα" το οποιο θα κυκλοφορησει από την ΕΜΙ. Στο soundtrack μεταξυ αλλων θα είναι και οι Diamanda Galas , Rockin' bones, Διαφανα Κρινα .0048

 

 

Electrowelt: -Η μουσική σας είναι πολύ ιδιαίτερη.Τι κρύβεται πίσω από τους στίχους σας? Πίσω από τον ήχο σας?
Στιχουργικα πια ασχολουμαστε με ιστοριες φονων, τζογου, ταξιδιων... ιστοριες που μιλανε για ανθρωπους που εχουν περασει χρονια στη φυλακη ή για ανθρωπους που η φυλακη ως ιδεα τους αποτρεπει από το να ζησουν ετσι όπως θα ηθελαν να ζουνε. Επισης μελοποιουμε ποιηματα ευρωπαικης και αμερικανικης παραδοσης.

 

 

Electrowelt: -Έχετε συνεργαστεί με ξένους καλλιτέχνες? Έχετε εμπειρίες από το εξωτερικό?

Εχουμε συνεργαστει με τον Matt Howden (Sieben / Sol Invictus) Εχει παΙξει στον πρωτο μας δισκο και εμεις συμμετειχαμε με ένα κομματι στον δισκο του Οgham inside the night. Μια εκπληκτικη δουλεια με συμμετοχες των Chris Ekman ( the Walkabouts ) , Monica Richards και William Faith ( Faith and The Muse ) και αλλων. Επισης εχουμε συνεργαστει με τους Βουλγαρογερμανους SVARROGH. Οσο για το εξωτερικο, μελη των Skull & dawn εμφανιστηκαν στην Αυστρια σε φεστιβαλ της εταιρειας με συγκροτηματα όπως Sturmpercht, Allerseelen,  Die Weisse Rose , Svarrogh και αλλοι. Εδώ αξιζει να αναφερθει ότι ο Κωστας Τζεκος στο κλαρινετο και εγω στην ηλεκτρικη κιθαρα παιξαμε 2 κομματια live μαζι με την Joolie Wood, την Maya Elliot και Simon Finn στο Lost in thyme Music Festival

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Electrowelt: -Σίγουρα είναι αδύνατο να απαριθμήσετε όλα τα live shows σας εως και σήμερα.Υπἀρχουν ωστόσο κάποια άξια αναφοράς?

Φυσικα το πρωτο μας live στο MAD και η support εμφανιση μας στο ακουστικο live της Annie Clark στο Gagarin (δυο εμφανισεις στις οποιες εμπλεκοτανε ο Γιωργος Παπανικολαου και τον ευχαριστουμε πολύ), η εμφανιση μας στο Ροδον (Elfenanz festival) καθως επισης οι 2 εμφανισεις μας στην Ξανθη που υπηρξαμε καλεσμενοι του αγαπημενου μας φιλου Μιχαλη... Εδώ πρεπει να αναφερθουμε και στα τελευταια μας απανωτα live στο After Dark τα οποια εχουν δωσει έναν άλλο αερα στην μπαντα.

 

 

Electrowelt: -Ποια η γνώμη σας για την ελληνική εναλλακτική σκηνή? Υπάρχουν διαφορες με τα προηγούμενα χρόνια?

Η εναλλακτικη σκηνη στην Ελλαδα είναι ενερη όπως ηταν παντα. Περναει τα πανω της και τα κατω της με βασικο παρονομαστη τον κοσμο. Είναι στιγμες που την στηριζει και είναι στιγμες που την αφηνει μετεωρη. Η μεγαλη διαφορα με τα προηγουμενα χρονια είναι ότι "εναλλακτικος" θεατης-ακροατης τρωει μεγαλη καθοδηγηση από μαλακισμενα εντυπα τυπου Athens Voice ή περιοδικα που θεωρουνται "εναλλακτικα" ή και από το internet στο οποιο ο κάθε ασχετος λεει την γνωμη του σαν να ασχολειται 100 χρονια με την underground σκηνη, χανοντας ετσι την αθωωτητα του και την μαγεια του να ανακαλυπτει το καινουργιο – διαφορετικο.
 

Επηρεάζει αυτό την συνθεση σας ή αν μου επιτρέπετε τον προσανατολισμό σας ως προς τις απαιτήσεις του κοινού?
Όχι.

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Electrowelt: -Τι περιλαμβάνει η σκηνική σας παρουσία? Τι μουσικά όργανα χρησιμοποιείτε στις εμφανίσεις σας?

Ακουστικα και ηλεκτρικα οργανα, τυμπανα, πνευστα, εγχορδα, πεταλια, θορυβο και Jack.

 

 

Electrowelt: -Μέσα από την εμπειρίες σας μέχρι σήμερα ποιο είναι το βασικότερο ''συστατικό'' της δουλειά σας και της μουσικής σας επιτυχίας?

Είναι δυσκολο να απαντησω στην συγκεκριμενη ερωτηση γιατι δεν συμφωνω ιδιαιτερα με την φραση "μουσικη επιτυχια". Παρολαυτα θεωρω ότι η συνεπεια και ο σεβασμος μεταξυ των μελων της συγκεκριμενης μπαντας είναι ένα παρα πολύ βασικο συστατικο για την υπαρξη της.

 

 

Electrowelt: - Τι να περιμένουμε από τους :Skull & dawn: στο μέλλον?

Συναυλιες, δισκους, soundtrack, συνεργασιες εκπληξη και γκριζα μαλλια.

Manos 6.


Skull & Dawn will support Red Zebra on Saturday 20/11 at Seven Sins Club in Athens,GR

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WAVE – GOTIK – TREFFEN 13-16/05/2016

WAVE – GOTIK – TREFFEN 13-16/05/2016

REVIEW By Malice F. for Electrowelt.com

 It’s so unbelievable that the 25th edition of the Biggest worldwide music -and not only- gothic festival, the biggest international gathering of the dark family, did arrive and was so festive!

Electrowelt.com keeping up with its tradition for the 11th consecutive year presents the most important moments of 25th Wave-Gotik-Treffen festival in Leipzig, Germany. Leipzig was once more painted in black, the sunny weather was a great ally of WGT guests and Electrowelt.com was of course there to observe, take notes and photos, meet and talk with all of you guys and fellow creatures of the night!

The numbers and statistics were once more impressive for the biggest worldwide music and diverse festivities of the dark community. More than 50 venues all over the city, about 20.000 fans of the new & dark/ EBM/ Industrial/ Gothic scene from all over the world and 200 bands, plus a fully diverse program, which also again included beautiful classical music, such as operas, choral and chamber music, photo and art exhibitions, readings, movie presentations at the cinema, the classic autograph sessions and many many more for us to chose from and have a blast! Great concerts in the vaults of the Moritzbastei, as well as in the splendid neo-antique cupola hall of the Volkspalast and in the historical public bath Stadtbad, and not only in the known large concert halls. The WGT program included beautiful classical music again, such as Wagner operas, Mozart’s Requiem as ballet, chamber music, organ concerts and Brams Stoker’s Dracula as musical.

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WAVE – GOTIK – TREFFEN 2016 Festival Preview – by Fotini G. aka Malice F

WAVE – GOTIK – TREFFEN 2016 Festival Preview – by Fotini G. aka Malice F.

WAVE – GOTIK – TREFFEN 2016: dark-romantic celebrations every year at Whitsun in Leipzig - Germany

Festival Preview - by Malice F.

The biggest worldwide music -and not only- gothic festival is back for the 25th consecutive year. There is not a single fan of the new & dark Wave/ EBM/ Industrial/ Neofolk /Gothic/ Post Punk scene that hasn’t heard of and furthermore hasn’t dreamt of visiting it, at least once.

From May 13th to 16th, again more than 20,000 Goths from all over the world are expected to come together again in Leipzig, Eastern Germany to celebrate the Wave-Gotik-Treffen as THE international gathering of the dark family.

25 years ago, two Gothic people from Leipzig had an unusual idea: They didn’t want to create yet another dark music festival, but rather a supra-regional gathering of like-minded fellows for relaxed meeting, chatting and celebrating. When in 1992 the 1st Wave-Gotik-Treffen took place in 1992 at the edge of Leipzig with about 2,000 visitors and just a handful of bands, it is unlikely that anyone imagined that within a few years the WGT would become the largest meeting of Gothic people in the world, taking possession of a whole city every year at Whitsun.

Now, the WGT exists a quarter of a century! To start this 25th WGT properly, there will be a grand opening party already on Thursday, May 12th, starting at 8.00 p.m. It will take place at AbenteuerReich Belantis - an amusement park in the south of Leipzig. DJs will be inviting all WGT guests to dance at various locations on the area, among them veterans of the early days of Leipzig’s dark scene like the founders of WGT, Michael Brunner and Sandro Standhaft as DJ-team Moonchild. All fairground rides of the large amusement park can be used until midnight.

All over the city, there will be about 200 bands performing, projects and single artists covering the whole wide range of Gothic music: from Electro-Pop to Goth-Metal, from EBM to Neofolk, from medieval music to Industrial. Apart from famous bands of the scene, you are invited for new discoveries with several less-known real underground bands or artists from the edge of the Gothic music universe. The concerts and events take place at more than 50 venues spread throughout Leipzig, for instance in the vaults of the Moritzbastei, in the splendid neo-antique cupola hall of the Volkspalast, and in the historical public bath Stadtbad, as well as in large concert halls. The WGT program will also include beautiful classical music again, such as Wagner operas, Mozart’s Requiem as ballet, chamber music, organ concerts and Brams Stoker’s Dracula as musical.

From its beginning the Wave-Gotik-Treffen has been much more than a music festival: its guests may step back to the romantic atmosphere of ancient times at the medieval market place at the Pagan Village (Heidnisches Dorf). We will present authors reading and unusual theatre; cinematic performances will take place as well as a big live action role play. People in historic clothing will gather in the park for a Victorian Picnic, accompanied by live chamber music. For four days a large hall at the AGRA -Messepark will be transformed into the biggest Gothic-wares marketplace in the world. In numerous clubs DJs from all over the world will invite you to dance until dawn. There will also be a large fetish party where entrance is only possible by following a strict voluptuous dress code. A stroll through the winding passages of city centre of Leipzig with its historical buildings of the Renaissance, Baroque and Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) eras is especially worthwhile for art and culture lovers: the entrance to several of Leipzigs museums is free for WGT-guests.

Furthermore, the Stadtgeschichtliches Museum of Leipzig (Museum for town history) presents an exhibition about the 25 years of WGT, this eerily beautiful part of Leipzig's history, as well as about the scene with its dubious reputation to the public.

Extravagant fashion, multi-faceted music genres, spectacular accessories and most of all fascinating people will be the main focus of the dazzlingly black show. Visitors and organizers will tell about their experiences and adventures around the WGT and about their self-conception of being goth. Guided tours in English will be offered on WGT Saturday and Sunday.

The city of Leipzig and its’ inhabitants are extremely friendly, as well as familiar with the Festival and its’ visitors. Οver the last two decades - there are no longer any prejudices and the gothic guests are very welcome here. The most fascinating aspect of the Wave-Gotik-Treffen is surely its unique magic atmosphere that covers the whole city. More than 20.000 Goths from all over the world celebrate their gathering in a peacefully relaxed manner, turning Leipzig into a diverse wave of black.

Cheap and entertaining accommodation is available at the huge Treffen camping ground. To enter, you need a special ticket (called Obsorgekarte), which includes also the extensive WGT-program-book. Public transport in the city is free for all WGT-guests from Friday morning until noontime Tuesday.

Camping:
For camping you need a special ticket called Obsorgekarte available for 25,- € (including advance sale charge). It provides the following service-package:

• Camping at the Treffen-Campground (agra-fairground)

• “Pfingstbote” (“Whitsun-herald”) – the extensive Treffen program book

Parking: For car parking at the Treffen-area you have to purchase a parking vignette for 15,- € (including advance sale charges).

Parking at the Treffen-area (agra-fairground) is definitely not possible without a parking vignette.

Tickets: 4-Day-Tickets for all events within the 24th Wave-Gotik-Treffen Whitsun 2015 are available for 99,- € each in advance ticket sale (including advance sale charges). The Treffen-Event-Ticket includes free using of public transport (tram, city-busses, regional trains, suburban trains within the zone 110 of MDV) from May 22nd 8.00 a.m. to May 26th, 12.00 p.m. / noontime (except for special routes).

All tickets can be ordered via www.wave-gotik-treffen.com

We will all meet at this year’s 25th Wave – Gotik – Treffen in Leipzig!

This year too about twenty thousand Goths are coming home: to the Wave-Gotik-Treffen!

 - Contact:

Phone: 0049-341-2120862 / Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

- Photos of the last years:

www.wave-gotik-treffen.de/english/photogallery.php

- Websites:

www.wave-gotik-treffen.de/english
www.facebook.com/WaveGotikTreffen

For information on the city you may check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leipzig or the official city website www.leipzig.de/int/en.

If you are travelling to the WGT for the first time, you can find lots of useful information for planning your trip on: www.sadgoth.com

The following 100 artists have already confirmed their performances at the 25th WGT (as at February 29th):

Funker Vogt (D) – Exclusive German Show 2017 , Bleib Modern (D) , Tanzwut (D) , Sylvgheist Maëlström (F) , Erdling (D) , Klimt1918 (I) , Die Selektion (D) , Nachtblut (D) , Novakill (AUS) , Equilibrium (D)Aesthetic Perfection (USA) - Amnistia (D) - And Also The Trees (GB) - Artwork (D) 30th anniversary show - Aurelio Voltaire (USA) – Autumnal (E) - Backworld (USA) - Bestial Mouths (USA) - Bifröst (A) - Biomekkanik (S) - Blitzmaschine (D) - Chainreactor (D) - Christ Vs. Warhol (USA) - Christine Plays Viola (I) - Cinema Strange (USA) worldwide exclusive show in 2016 - Coppelius (D) - Crematory (D) 25th anniversary show - Cult Club (D) - Culture Kultür (E) - Dark Fortress (D) - Darkhaus (D/USA) - Darkher (GB) - Das Ich (D) - Dernière Volonté (F) - Destin Fragile (S) - Deutsch Nepal (S) - Diary Of Dreams (D) - Die Krupps (D) - Die Wilde Jagd (D) - Dirk Ivens (B) presents the best of The Klinik, Dive, Blok 57 and Absolute Body Control - Estampie (D) - Gernotshagen (D) - Girls Under Glass (D) 80s original lineup - Golden Apes (D) - Gothminister (N) -Grausame Töchter (D) - Hante. (F) - Har Belex (E) - Haujobb (D) - In The Nursery (GB) 35th anniversary show - Irdorath (BY) - James Rays Gangwar (GB) - Kari Rueslåtten (N) - Kauan (RUS) - Kirsten Morrison (GB) - Kommando (D) - Krayenzeit (D) - Kuroshio (FIN) - Kyoll (D) - Lament (D) - Last Leaf Down (CH) - Leather Strip (DK) - Leaves' Eyes (D/N) Viking show - Legend (IS) - Lene Lovich Band (USA) – Machinista (S) - Maschinenkrieger KR52 vs. DISRAPTOR (D) - Mesh (GB) - Näo (F) - Nekromantix (DK) - Neuroticfish (D) - Nordvargr (S) - Nullvektor (D) - Other Day (D) - Peter Yates (GB) - Position Parallèle (F) - Psilocybe Larvae (RUS) - Reaper (D) - Saeldes Sanc & Ernst Horn (D) - Sange De Muerdago (E) - Schöngeist (D) - Schwarzer Engel (D) - Siechtum (D) exclusive reunion show - Signal Aout 42 (B) - Sigue Sigue Sputnik (GB) - Skálmöld (IS) - Solar Fake (D) - Somatic Responses (GB) - Sonar (B) - Suicide Commando (B) - Sunset Wings (RUS) - Supersimmetria (D) - Tanz Ohne Musik (RO) - The Deadfly Ensemble (USA) - The Fright (D) - The House Of Usher (D) - The Protagonist (S) - The Underground Youth (GB) - The Visit (CDN) - Thorofon (D) 25th anniversary show - Tragic Black (USA) - Treha Sektori (F) - Triarii (D) - Unzucht (D) - Valhall (S) - Velvet Acid Christ (USA) - Winter Severity Index (I) - Winterkälte (D) 25th anniversary show - Xeno & Oaklander (USA) - XTR Human (D) -

 

For more information about the confirmed artists, there is a list of their official webpages here:
http://www.wave-gotik-treffen.de/forumwgt3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19543

On the WGT website, you can enroll for a newsletter which quickly informs you about the latest program updates.

 

WGT special tips

Apart from famous bands of the scene, the coming WGT program will again include several hidden treasures whose names are maybe not known to everybody, but which will surely perform outstanding concerts. So before visiting the WGT, it’s worthwhile to take a closer look into the program and listen to some sample tracks of the artists you don’t know. Here are some hints on a few less known, yet interesting bands and artists which will play at the WGT 2016:

 

Amnistia

Electro, EBM | Leipzig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL_lnAGM0GE

Although they're about to release their fifth album, "Dawn", a bit more publicity couldn't hurt the sympathetic Leipzig boys from Amnistia. Their sound draws from admiration of the EBM greats from Front 242 to Skinny Puppy, but is in no way out-dated.


 Bestial Mouths

Minimal Synth, Industrial | USA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6O0fw29ApY

A violent electronic thunderstorm rhythm rumbles in from L.A. with an idiosyncratic voice reminiscent of both Diamanda Galás and Lydia Lunch. Perhaps not the easiest to grasp on first listen, but in the end very gripping and gloomy as the night without the insincere ballast of clichés.

 

Darkher

Alternative, Doom | Leipzig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugVRpDzl6Bs

Those who get goosebumps from Chelsea Wolfe's raven-black oeuvre should lend an ear to this new discovery from the Prophecy label. Sinister, sluggish Doom with exceptional female vocals makes you lust for the forthcoming debut album. In any case absolutely impressive live.

 

Hante

Minimal Synth | France

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6C5QV_XpD0

Last year, the WGT presented the bustling Parisian Hélène de Thoury's other current project, Minuit Machine, with great success. This year her no less interesting solo project "Hante." takes its turn after recently releasing its second LP. Hélène's supply of ideas seems inexhaustible and she produces one hit after another. Hats off to so much talent. The sound of "Hante." travels through familiar climes, another spectacular concert with supercooled danceable Synth-Wave and heartbreaking melodies awaits us.

 

Har Belex

Neofolk | Spain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdr4IGcgvfw

There comes a point at which the shoemaker can't bear to look upon his own last, and begins a new life as a shepherd. The electronic musicians Manix S. (Pail) and Salva Maine (Culture Kultür) apparently tired of the synthesizers after many years and exchanged them

unceremoniously for acoustic guitars. Thus, they are probably the first Neofolk band with such a musical background. Of course they're not reinventing the folkloric wheel, but they provide quite solid fare for fans of the genre.

 

James Rays Gangwar

Gothic Rock | Great Britain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDBdrfLQRvE

He was the voice of the Sisters of Mercy side-project "The Sisterhood" that forms an indisputable cornerstone of any solid Goth-Rock record collection with its only album, "Gift". In 2016, 10 years since his last live performances and with far too little attention given to his own projects, he comes out of nowhere back to the WGT for an exclusive concert.

 

Kari Rueslåtten

Ethereal, Folk, Pop | Norway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA8l8QM0gow

In the early 90's, with her band The 3rd And The Mortal, she established the foundation for almost all well-known "female fronted" Metal bands from Nightwish to The Gathering. In 1995, however, she dropped out to pursue a solo career more focused on Norwegian folklore. An exception woman with an exceptional voice.

 

Kauan

Post Rock, Doom Metal| Russia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJwsXmM8tsc

Great mix of Post -Rock, Doom Metal and Folk. Those who are even remotely excited about My Dying Bride or Dead Can Dance should give this a listen.

 

Lament

Indie, Wave | Germany

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZl_gE2Z5Ww

Sebastian Söllner, singer of Lament, along with his band has a now 20-year eventful journey behind them: from small newcomer band from Bad Lausick via various WGT performances in the nineties through to a win at MTV Rookie Contest 2008 from which 700 competitors came away empty-handed. After various internal and personal crises the end of the band seemed likely - however in 2014 they had their comeback and this year they are to finally returning to the WGT-stage. Not only friends of The Cure should take this opportunity - these guys are highly motivated

 

Legend

Elektro, Alternative | Iceland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=490TRhPmYkQ

Singer Krummi Björgvinsson, successful in his home country in various hardcore and country rock bands, founded Legend as a side project. Their mix of alternative rock and synthpop shows once again that Icelandic bands really don't give a damn about genre conventions and labels, they just do their thing - and as often happens, in this case it's damn good.

 

Näo

Post Rock, IDM | France

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKexP006KZM

They were here before in 2012 and won over many fans with their impressive live mix of punchy Post Rock paired with all kinds of melodic IDM tinkering. Thereafter, this French band unfortunately fell quiet, but this year they blew us away with their new material, which seems a bit more guitar driven.

  

Peter Yates

Indie Rock | Great Britain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCy8EOMJDaI

According the Gothic-Rock history book, this young man was the guitarist and a quasi-founding member (1983-1991) and therefore instrumental to the first three albums of a band called "Fields Of The Nephilim", which means that he played the riffs on "Wail of Sumer", "Love Under Will"and of the other incomparable pearls. After his first appearance at the WGT as a band member of Evi Vine in 2015, he returns this year with his solo material.

 

Position Parallèle

Minimal Synth | France

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BuxRZVmuZk

Geoffroy D. is best known as the head of the Military-Pop band Dernière Volonté, which will also make a WGT appearance this year. After a significant development from album to album from raw martial, early recorded work to pop dance numbers, he now lives out his passion for sugary minimum / synthpop with an undiluted flair for memorable melodies in this side project which has already produced two albums. Dance guarantee!

 

Sunset Wings

Folk, Neoclassic | Russia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAuP_m4YDOg

Founded in 2006 in Kaliningrad, they've so far released 4 albums of the finest romantic East-European oriented Folk. A sound recommendation, not only for friends of similar bands such as Neutral, Romowe Rikoito or Moon Far Away.

 

Tanz Ohne Musik

Minimal Synth, Industrial | Romania

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_TXsuozSHk

Ice cold electronics, sometimes psychedelic, sometimes danceable. The Romanian Angst Pop response to November Növelet delighted audiences with their 2013 album "Between Our Body Shapes", which bears the high quality standard of cult label Galakthorrö without a problem. No one had noticed the seven (!) previously released albums -- no wonder, with a circulation of 20.

 

The Underground Youth

Indie, Psychedelic Rock | Great Britain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ySLduW5kpk

This is the sound of the feeling of waking after a wild party early at 5 a.m. with your head on the floor and your legs on the sofa. It's still dark outside, the last people are headed home, and everything is spinning slightly, but there's still a smile on your face. Compulsory for fans of The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Slowdive or The Blue Angel Lounge.

 

The Visit

Neoclassic | Canada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTnWHJ3ZqsI

In 2012 Raphael Weinroth-Browne performed at WGT with his main band, Musk Ox. This year he returns, accompanied by Heather Sita Black, with his current project The Visit. Virtuoso cello meets enraptured female vocals, simply enchanting.

  

Treha Sektori

Dark Ambient, Industrial | France

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4tJI6sWZms

Very interesting French Dark-Ambient project on the cutting edge Cyclic Law label.

 

 Winter Severity Index

Wave, Post Punk | Italy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrIbuPNXPPU

The Cure, New Order, The Chameleons, The Sound, Joy Division - surely that's what stands on the record shelves of these Italians. Simona Ferrucci garnishes this mix with her afflicted, fragile voice. For melting away!

 

 

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