ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL (B)

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Influenced by bands from the German and UK electronic scene, Dirk Ivens (synths & voice) formed ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL early 1980, and was joined by Mark de Jonghe (synths) and Veerle de Schepper (backing vocals). After releasing a track on the 'Blitzpop 1' compilation and the release of their first 7' single 'Is there an exit?' (1981), wich became a local underground hit, Mark leaves the band. Eric van Wonterghem, who was in fact a spectator at the first ABC concert, filled in the gap and became Dirk's new musical partner for years to come. Before they decided to go on as a duo, ABC already appeared on several compilation albums and tapes worldwide. Soon ABC became one of the first Belgian electronic acts who proved to be succesfull also on stage.

In 1984 Dirk became a member of 'The Klinik', followed by Eric who then left after the 2nd album to form Insekt. In 1989 they released their last tape 'Tracks' wich contained all ABC compilation contributions so far, but the band was put on non active well before. However, the public intrest was still there and resulted in the release of the first and only ABC cd so far,'Eat this' (1993) on the German VUZ records. Many people re-discovered the band and ABC releases became much sought after collector items. Still, it took them over 22 years to reform and play at festivals like the Tinitus (Sweden) and BIM Fest (Belgium) at the end of 2006. Meanwhile, their entire back catalogue is, with the releases of 'Lost/Found' , 'Wind(Re)Wind' and 'Tapes 81-89', fully available. In 2011, with the release of the news studio album 'Shattered Illusion' and the EP 'Sorrow', the band is completely back and on tour all over Europe!


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CALENDAR | PAST EVENTS

MAY 2016

Mon 16/05/16 DJ BORG VS DK SKULLSCRAPER @ WGT
Leipzig, D
 

APRIL 2016

Sat 23/04/16 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ WEIRD SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Das Bett, Frankfurt, D
 

NOVEMBER 2015

Sat 28/11/15 DAF + ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL + ONMENS + KEELSHOW
De Casino, Stationstraat, St-Niklaas, B
 
Sat 07/11/15 DIVE @ ELEKTROSTAT FESTIVAL
Vulkan Arena, Oslo, NOR
 

OCTOBER 2015

Fri 23/10/15 SIMI NAH - BE MY GUEST II + EX-RZ + ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL + DJ BORG VS SKULLSCRAPER
GC Den Dries, Retie, B
 
Fri 16/10/15 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ PLAY CLUB
Play Club, Valencia, Spain
 

SEPTEMBER 2015

Fri 25/09/15 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ PLANET MEYER DAY
Bunker Strasse E, Dresden D
 

AUGUST 2015

Sun 09/08/15 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ M'ERA LUNA FESTIVAL
Hildesheim - D
 

JUNE 2015

Sat 13/06/15 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ KERRIGAN FESTIVAL
Swiss  

MAY 2015

Sat 16/05/15 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL + CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE + THE JUGGERNAUTS & PORTION CONTROL @ EUROROCK FESTIVAL
Neerpelt, B
 

APRIL 2015

Thu 23/04/15 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ BLACKFIELD
Gelsenkirchen, D
 

FEBRUARY 2015

Sat 21/02/15 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ LA COMPLEX
LA, USA
 

OCTOBER 2014

Sat 04/10/14 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ SCHWARZLICHT FESTIVAL
Villakeller, Leizig, D
 

AUGUST 2014

Fri 15/08/14 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ SATTA FESTIVAL
Pape, Latvia
 
Fri 01/08/14 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ SCHLAGSTROM FESTIVAL
Betriebsbahnhof Schöneweide, Berlin, D
 

JUNE 2014

Mon 09/06/14 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL + SIMI NAH @ WGT
Agra - Leipzig - D
 
Sun 08/06/14 DJ BORG VS DJ SKULLSCRAPER @ WGT
Agra - Leipzig - D
 

APRIL 2014

Fri 25/04/14 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ DARK MUNICH FESTIVAL
Munich, D
 

MARCH 2014

Sat 08/03/14 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ PORTA NEGRA FESTIVAL
JC De Klinker, Aarschot, Belgium
 

DECEMBER 2013

Sun 01/12/13 01.12.13 THE KLINIK @ VöRöSYUK, KéKYUK, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Vörösyuk, Kékyuk, Budapest, Hungary
 

AUGUST 2013

Sat 17/08/13 THE JUGGERNAUTS & ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ KALABALIK På TYROLEN FESTIVAL
Kalabalik på Tyrolen - Alvesta - SE
 
Fri 16/08/13 THE JUGGERNAUTS & ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ KALABALIK På TYROLEN FESTIVAL
Kalabalik på Tyrolen - Alvesta - SE
 

JULY 2013

Fri 05/07/13 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL + DJ BORG @ FAMILïENTREFFEN IX
Sportplatz - Sandersleben - D
 

MARCH 2013

Sat 30/03/13 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ BLUE SHELL
Köln, D
 

APRIL 2012

Sun 29/04/12 SONAR @ INDUSTRIAL BOOOM REBOOT FESTIVAL
Barba Negra Music Club, Budapest, Hungary
 
Sat 28/04/12 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL + THE JUGGERNAUTS & FRONT 242 @ INDUSTRIAL BOOOM REBOOT FESTIVAL
Barba Negra Music Club, Budapest, Hungary
 
Sat 07/04/12 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL + CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE + THE JUGGERNAUTS + THE NEON JUDGEMENT + MARTIN DEGEVILLE'S SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK @ REWIND - EASTER - FESTIVAL
Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
 

MARCH 2012

Sat 31/03/12 SONAR @ ELEKTROANSCHLAG 2012
Tenne / Brauerei, Altenburg, Germany
 
Fri 30/03/12 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ ELEKTROANSCHLAG 2012
Tenne / Brauerei, Altenburg, Germany
 

SEPTEMBER 2011

Sat 03/09/11 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL - 6TH NCN FESTIVAL
Kulturpark - Deutzen - Germany
 

JUNE 2011

Sun 26/06/11 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ BLACKFIELD FESTIVAL
Burg Querfurt - Querfurt, Germany
 
Sat 25/06/11 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ BLACKFIELD FESTIVAL
Gelsenkirchen - D
 
Sat 18/06/11 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL @ DARK DANCE TREFFEN
Universal Dog - Lahr - D
 
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