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WAVE – GOTIK – TREFFEN 22-25/05/2015

REVIEW By Malice F. for keeping up with its tradition this year too presents the most important moments of 24th Wave-Gotik-Treffen festival in Leipzig, Germany. For the 24th consecutive year, the biggest worldwide music -and not only- gothic festival took place in Leipzig and managed to gather about 20.000 fans of the new & dark/ EBM/ Industrial/ Gothic scene from all over the world, despite the general financial depression, making it again the biggest international gathering of the dark family. Leipzig was once more painted in black, the weather fortunately treated the WGT guests kindly and was of course there for its 10th consecutive visit to observe, take notes and lots of photos and dance our nights away!


Exclusive Interview with RED ZEBRA



1 EW: First of all, before we start, we would like to say how excited we are to have this interview with you! We are so much looking forward to your live performance at 7 Sins on 20th November! How do you feel about coming to Athens and Greece?

 RZ: We're very excited too, cause we never played in Greece before ! We're really looking forward to it. In fact we're even gonna play a new song, called "When Victor Bouts walks in", that we never played before. And be sure, the band is in top condition. 




2 EW: We would like to know a little bit more about the band and how you started out back in 1978... what was your inspiration for the band's name, how did you come up with "Red Zebra"?

RZ: When we started we named ourselves The Bungalows. A silly name. So Peter came up with a another name. Red Zebra sounded more serious, more mysterious, more dangerous. At that time we didn't know that a red zebra is a weird kind of fish. The first time we used the name is when we played support for The Cure in the spring of 1980.




3 EW: You come from Bruges (beautiful city by the way!), how were things for newcomers in the new wave, post punk scene back then? Did you have any supporters, was it easy to make a decent start?

RZ: Bruges might be beautiful but it's a very conservative city. So it's was very strange to have suddenly a big punk scene in Bruges. If you make music and you come from Bruges, it's not easy to be taken seriously. It's much more easy for bands coming from Ghent or Antwerp.





4. EW: what were your favorite bands or artists that influenced you?

RZ: Many bands but we like to name The Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers and especially The Sound. That's why we play "Winning" of The Sound. It has almost become a song of our own.




5. EW: Are there any other bands or projects from Belgium or perhaps other countries that you like? I think that Siglo XX come from Belgium too...

RZ: In the past we did play with bands such as Siglo XX, The Names or De Brassers. We even used to help each other to get gigs, that was the right punk spirit. Bands nowadays are much more selfish.




6. EW: Things are pretty different today for new bands and projects... internet is one of the ruling factors for a band's success, lyrics or even quality music don't count so much... how do you feel about this situation?

RZ: It's very important to be present on the internet and to establish a relationship with your fans from all over the world by the internet. But the most important thing for us is to be albe to give as much gigs, especially in places we never played before, like Athens...




7. EW: If you were offered the chance, would you prefer to start out again today, having all the promotion that internet has to offer? Do you regret any of your past decisions concerning the band's history?

RZ: Mmm, that's hard to say, there are recordings we regret, that could have been better, but hey, that's life. It's to better to look ahead, than to look behind.





8. EW: Let's go to your huge even today hit "I can't live in a living room". Could you please describe us the circumstances under which you created this song? What was your inspiration?

RZ: Geert came up with this weird riff and Peter came up with this silly phrase after he had seen and interview with the English actor Michael Caine. Caine talked about strange English words and mentioned the word 'living room'. The same night Peter had this idea for a new lyric. And what happened then, is history. Thanks to Michael Caine. Maybe we should do a song about him, just like Madness did.




9. EW: I was thinking that it must be a little bit annoying that people identify you only with this particular hit! We could say that it opened doors for you though.

RZ: "Living room" is a curse and of course also a blessing. Thanks to this song thousand of people all over the world know Red Zebra. But, let's be honest, we have better songs than that. Everyone in the band has other favorites, but we're happy to play each others favorites. But "Living room" stays a special song.




10.EW: Your albums "Bastogne" and "Maquis" are new wave 80s classics. Were they successful back then?

RZ: "Maquis" was not that successful. You hear a band trying to explore new musical grounds. But "Bastogne" was very successful and sold many copies, not only in Belgium but also in England and France. We went out to Paris to drop some in the alternative record stores, only to find out that they imported the record already from England. "Bastogne" is really the best album we've recorded. The 5 songs on it are included in the set we will play in Athens.




11.EW:  After "Maquis" there weren't any new releases, you laid back quiet after this. Were there any particular reasons?

RZ: We ran out of inspiration. We had the feeling that we couldn't reach the level of "Bastogne" anymore. And recording started to be very expensive at that time. Those reasons made it for us rather difficult to record new songs at that time.





12. It's also strange why weren't you signed by any major label back then? What are your thoughts about it?

RZ: I prefer the freedom above the money of a big record company that tells u what to do. So no regrets. Next question, please.




13.EW: Do you have any plans for a new release in the near future?

RZ: We do have plans as we're working on new songs for the moment. Some of them are already in the set, "Eyes closed for beauty" and "Hey, Johnny Teardrop". The first one is a rather classical Red Zebra song, the second one refers to New Order. The plan is to record a single that will be released on the 16th of April next year, on the Independant Record Store Day. Mauro Pawlowski, who's now a member of dEUS, will be producer. He's a big fan of Red Zebra and is delighted to work with us. So we're very excited about this. If all works out well, we would like to record more new songs and release them on a new EP. So plans enough !




14.EW: Will you perform at any festivals this year or in 2011? Are you touring in other countries in Europe or elsewhere?

RZ: Glad that you ask. We just got a new manager. In the past he worked for bands as The Bollock Brothers, Anna Clark and Neon Judgement. He has very good contacts outside Belgium. So it looks like we're gonna travel a lot more next year.





15.EW: Could I please ask what's the story with the bananas at your gigs?

RZ: Peter started to eat bananas while singing "Man comes from ape" and it became a kind of performance. One gig he ate so much bananas and other fruit at the same time on stage that he got high on vitamins for a few minutes. It's healthier than cocaine and it cost less.




EW: I would like to thank you on behalf of for this interview! Could you please give a special message to your Greek fans who will attend the Red Zebra gig next week?

RZ: Just be there and we will give you a concert to remember for a long time.



Red Zebra will perform LIVE in Athens Greece at Seven Sins Club on Saturday 20/11/2010.

Support by Exetix and Skull & Dawn



by Malice F.


Diary Of Dreams enter the Blackfield Festival 2014 Line Up.

Dear Blackfield community,

we do it quick and easy: Due to health reasons, 
SUICIDE COMMANDO cannot participate @ Blackfield Festival 2014. They will be replaced by DIARY OF DREAMS.

Johan (SUICIDE COMMANDO) adresses the following words to all of you:

Dear fans & blackfielders,

It is with deep regret that I have to cancel our show at this years Blackfield Festival. As most of you probably know by now I recently had an accident on stage while being on tour in the USA. Due to the ongoing injury of my knee it unfortunately will be impossible for me to do our planned show at Blackfield.
Surgery of my knee is planned few days before the Blackfield Festival and recovery probably will take several more weeks up to months.
I promise to be back soon: harder, tougher and more evil then ever before !
Thanks for your understanding !
Enjoy the festival !

Suicide Commando.



WAVE – GOTIK – TREFFEN 06-09/06/2014 - Review By Malice F.

WAVE – GOTIK – TREFFEN 06-09/06/2014

REVIEW By Malice F. for keeping up with its tradition this year too presents the most important moments of the 23st Wave-Gotik-Treffen festival in Leipzig, Germany. For the 23rd consecutive year, the biggest worldwide music -and not only- gothic festival took place in Leipzig and managed to gather about 21.000 fans of the new & dark/ EBM/ Industrial/ Gothic scene from all over the world, despite the general financial depression, making it again the biggest international gathering of the dark family. Furthermore, the festival occurred at more than 50 venues all over the city, more than 200 bands performed plus a fully diverse program like the exhibition “Children of the Night” at the “Runde Ecke”, which was extremely interesting and presented the life of Goths in former East Germany, the art exhibition at the AGRA café with works of Sarah Horwath, Marcus Kauth, Paul Koudounaris, Marko Bennin, Sylke Ennen and Giovanni Perna and of course like every year there were readings held by various authors like Christian von Aster, Mark Benecke, Lydia Benecke, Markus Heitz and many more, as well as movie presentations at the cinema and the classic autograph sessions. To our satisfaction, due to the increased interest of the audience last year, also this year’s festival offered wonderful classic music and even opera plays too. The visitors painted once more the city black and had the chance to attend the medieval market, many parties at the wonderful Moritzbastei, Agra and celebrate the scene with many different kinds of music from goth, EBM, industrial to future pop, industrial and noise. Leipzig and its citizens gave a big and warm welcome for once more to all us black dressed and weird creatures!


WAVE – GOTIK – TREFFEN 2014 Festival Preview – by Fotini G. aka Malice F.

WAVE – GOTIK – TREFFEN 2014 Festival Preview – by Fotini G. aka Malice F.


WAVE – GOTIK – TREFFEN 2014: 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 23rd consecutive year. There is not a single fan of the new & dark/ EBM/ Industrial/ Gothic scene that hasn’t heard of and furthermore hasn’t dreamt of visiting it, at least once.

From June 6th to 9th, again more than 20,000 Goths from all over the world are expected to come together again in Leipzig to celebrate the Wave-Gotik-Treffen as THE international

gathering of the dark family.

23 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.

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 30 venues spread throughout Leipzig, for instance in the vaults of the Moritzbastei, in the splendid neo-antique cupola hall of the Volkspalast, in the green round of the open-air Parkbühne, as well as in large concert halls.

The WGT program will also include beautiful classical music again, such as opera, musical, chamber music and Mozart’s requiem as ballet.

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.

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 Leipzig’s museums is free for WGT-guests. A special exhibition will present fantastic original artworks of HR Giger.

This year, the AMI (Auto Mobil International) will take place at the same time as Wave-Gotik-Treffen for the first time. Therefore, the Leipzig Trade Fair organises an exclusive special exhibition showing historical hearses, as well as a professional photo shooting.

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.

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

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.


4-Day-Tickets for all events within the 23rd Wave-Gotik-Treffen Whitsun 2014 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 June 6th, 8.00 a.m. to June 10th, 12.00 p.m. / noontime (except for special routes).
All tickets can be ordered via

We will all meet at this year’s 23rd Wave – Gotik – Treffen in Leipzig!

Thousands of Goths from all over the world are coming home!

- 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:

- Websites:

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

The following artists have already confirmed their performances at the 23rd WGT (line-up not finished yet):

!Distain (D) - 7JK (GB/PL) - Absolute Body Control (B) - Aeon Sable (D) - Ah Cama-Sotz (B) Dark Ambient Set - Albireon (I) - Alcest (F) - Anne Clark (GB) - Apoptygma Berzerk (N) - Ascetic: (AUS) - Beck Sian & Jonathan Kershaw (GB) - Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space (A) - Cécile Corbel (F) - Chrom (D) - Collection D'Arnell-Andréa (F) - D-Tox (S) - Der Fluch (D) - Desiderii Marginis (S) - Downstairs Left (D) - Ext!ze (D) - Faderhead (D) - Fetisch:Mensch (D) - Finsterforst (D) - Folk Noir (D) - Front Line Assembly (CDN) - Geistform (E) - God Module (USA) - Hamferd (FO) - Heimataerde (D) - Hexperos (I) - Hocico (MEX) - I-M-R (D) - Ignis Fatuu (D) - Ikon (AUS) - Illuminate (D) - Imaginary War (D) - Imminent (B) - Ingrimm (D) - Inkubus Sukkubus (GB) - Job Karma (PL) - Joy Of Life (GB) - Katzkab (F) - Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat (B) - Kitty In A Casket (A) - Klangstabil (D) - Konstruktivists (GB) - Lacrimas Profundere (D) - Lebanon Hanover (GB) - Little Nemo (F) - Mantus (D) - Martello (I) - MDS51 (D) - Nachtblut (D) - Oomph! (D) - Oppenheimer MKII (GB) - Orphaned Land (IL) - Ost+Front (D) - Persephone (D) - Placebo Effect (D) exlusive one-off show 2014 - Pouppée Fabrikk (S) - Primordial (IRL) - Psygnosis (F) - Rainy Days Factory (P) - Rapalje (NL) - Remember Twilight (D) - Rotersand (D) - Sardh (D) - Saturmzlide (D) - Schneewittchen (D) - Sieben (GB) - Siva Six (GR) - Solitary Experiments (D) - Sonne Hagal (D) - Tarja (FIN) - The Bellwether Syndicate (USA) - The Crüxshadows (USA) - The Devil And The Universe (A) - The Eternal Afflict (D) 30th anniversary show - The Fair Sex (D) 30th anniversary show with special guests - The Hiram Key (GB) - The Klinik (B) - The Lost Rivers (D) - The Marionettes (GB) - The Revolutionary Army Of The Infant Jesus (GB) - This Morn' Omina ( B) - Trepaneringsritualen (S) - UK Decay (GB) - Ulterior (GB) - Umbra Et Imago (D) - Untoten (D) - Verdiana Raw (I) - Violet Tears (I) - Vomito Negro (B) - Wolfenmond (D) - XIV Dark Centuries (D) - Xotox (D) - XP8 (GB) - Yura Yura (F) - Zwielicht (D) - [:SITD:] (D) - SPETSNAZ (S)  - ASMODI BIZARR (D) - NANO INFECT (GR) -  O SLEEP BY THE MACHINE (S)  -  VARG (D) -  BEASTMILK (FIN) -  HUNDREDS (D) - SIMI NAH (F) - FABRIKC (D) - EDO NOTARLOBERTI & VIVIANA SCARINCI (I).

For more information about the confirmed artists, there is a list of their official webpages here:

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 great concerts. So before visiting the WGT, it’s worthwhile to take a closer look into the program and to 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 2014:

Ambient, Experimental | UK /Poland
Interesting collaboration of the manic violinist Matt Howden (Sieben) with the Polish Dark Ambient masters of Job Karma, which will both also perform separate shows at the WGT.

Aeon Sable
Gothic Rock | Germany
New hope for fans of classical sounds by the Fields and the Sisters.

Post Rock, Shoegaze | France
Back again after their first live show at the WGT 2010, meanwhile much better known, also due to their comparatively catchy new album which was produced by Birgir Jón Birgisson (singer of Sigur Rós).

Gothic Rock, Post Punk | Australia
Young band from Melbourne in the tradition of Bauhaus, Joy Division and the Sisters.

Beck Sián
Folk | UK
The second cousin of Kate Bush (no joke!) presents fairy-like British “Ghost Folk”– even her voice is rather similar to that of her famous relative.

Cécile Corbel
Folk | France
Breton folk singer, who sings in several languages while playing the harp. She will perform twice, including one concert which will take place at the Pagan Village (Heidnisches Dorf).

Wave-Pop, Neofolk | Germany
This band was known in the past as “In My Rosary”.

Imaginary War
Synthpop, Indie | Germany
Young and skillful modern synth pop band for fans of IAMX or recent Depeche Mode.

Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat
Wave | Belgium
If you ignore the bizarre band name, you will get fine Wave Rock.

Industrial | UK
One of the last remained bands from the early phase of British Industrial of the 80ies with such contemporaries as Throbbing Gristle, Nurse With Wound, Whitehouse or Cabaret Voltaire.

Lebanon Hanover
Minimal, Wave | UK
The high-flyer of a booming genre.

Little Nemo
Cold Wave | France
One of the most important bands of the French “Cold Wave” or “Touching Pop” movement of the 80ies. Resurrected in 2008, now for the first time at the WGT.

Industrial | Germany
Young project for fans of November Növelet or similar stuff.

Oppenheimer MKII
Minimal Wave, Synthpop | UK
Cult band of the 80ies, known in the past as "Oppenheimer Analysis", active with the new name since the death of band member Martin Lloyd in April 2013.

Rainy Days Factory
Wave, Post Punk | Portugal
Fresh new band, whose idols must be Joy Division and The Cure.

The Bellwether Syndicate
Gothic Rock | USA
The new project of William Faith, founding member of Faith & The Muse.

The Devil And The Universe
Ghost Wave, Minimal, Dark Ambient | Austria
Obscure and interesting project with Ashley Dayour (Whispers In The Shadow), between modern Minimal Wave and occult Cold Meat sound, impressive live appearance with cowls and sleeping masks..

The Lost Rivers
Shoegaze, Noise Rock | Germany
The dark offspring of The Jesus And Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth.

The Marionettes
Gothic Rock | UK
Resurrected Goth Rock band from the 90ies.

Revolutionary Army Of The Infant Jesus
Neofolk, Neo Classical, Experimental | UK
The return of an obscure band from Liverpool with an affection to Christian mysticism. Published 3 albums in the 80ies and 90ies and was at that time often compared to Current 93 and Dead Can Dance.


Industrial | Sweden
Relatively young project with considerable cult status among connoisseurs. Pitch-black Death-Industrial in the manner of Brighter Death Now or Mental Destruction.

Verdiana Raw
Neoklassik, Dark Wave | Italy
Dreamy and at times slightly weird sounds of a classically educated singer and pianist, accompanied by guitar and percussion – somewhere between Tori Amos and Diamanda Galás.





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