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23.2 International EBM Day 2019 20 + 21.04 Black Easter Fest @ De Casino, St-Niklaas, B 20.04 + 21.04 BlackEaster 2019 @ De Casino - St-Niklaas - B A Split-Second + The Juggernauts + Motor!k & many more @ Out Of Line weekender, Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin, D 23.2 International EBM Day 2019 14 + 15.12 BIMFEST 2018 @ De Casino- St-Niklaas - B

NEWS Line-up International EBM Day (-1) complete!

Line-up International EBM Day (-1) complete!

03 December 2018 13:58

After the succes of our very first International EBM day edition earlier this year we decide to do it again in 2019. Although our first edition was very international, we chose this time to have a 100% Swedish line-up by inviting some the best EBM/Electro acts Sweden has to offer these days.

Let us introduce them shortly (if still needed):

WULFBAND is from the Swedish capital Stockholm founded in 2014 by a masked duo who sings / shouts in German and officially call them self Sieben & Neun. For reasons that our not affairs, the band prefers to work with an anonymous creative image instead of putting their personal identities first. As far as music is concerned, it can be argued that it is inspired by the early post-punk DAF, and when you feel the urge to comment on their German pronunciation, know well that these gentlemen are quite capable of inflicting serious damage ... Whether or not auditive ... Wulfband describe their music as "Gewalt-Tanz und Angriffe gegen Alles"


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ALVAR does not needs an introduction to the regular BodyBeats ranters, as they performed already twice for us in 2017. The first time they played the Dark Demons night (Antwerp) where they overwhelmed friend and foe claiming their well deserved opening spot at BIMFES 2017. Also on BIMFEST they caught the attention with ease. According to some, their music is situated between dark, sometimes lingering dark electronics and sometimes pounding EBM. Connoisseurs even claim their music to be reminiscent of early releases of the cult label Cold Meat Industrial.

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NO SLEEP BY THE MACHINE stands for energetic and pumping live performances, so no wonder they they have also played BIMFEST before in 2013. Their music is rather an uncompromising complaint against injustice and figth more freedom in our society. Now, after several years of inactivity, the band is back now and is working hard on a new album. In the meantime you can still discover their slightly fantastic previous albums Close, Quadrilateral, Splice on their Bandcamp.

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SEVERE ILLUSION was founded in 2000 by Fredrik Djurfeldt and Ulf Lundblad and released five albums, an EP, and more since. It's clear this band is also popular outside their home country, as proves by the the impressive list of the band's outbound performances over the years ... Germany, Russia, Chile, Hungary, Ukraine, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, Uruguay, Brazil, Canada and Denmark ... and now for the second time in Belgium! Their mix of dark harsh electro with EBM influences draws many to the dance floor.

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DJ BORG
Of course, this EBM feats would not be complete without an pounding after party by resident DJ BORG.

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NEWS The electronic einzelgänger TRUE ZEBRA releases 123

The electronic einzelgänger TRUE ZEBRA releases 123

21 September 2018 13:03

Belgian and electronic einzelgänger True Zebra is releasing a compilation album featuring a selection of songs from his first three DIY underground releases.

A “best of”, “greatest hits”, “most played live”… however you want to name it is now available for the masses!

All tracks were written and recorded by mastermind Kevin Strauwen between 2008-2016 and all got a remastering treatment for this release.

Meanwhile Kevin states: “I am starting work on my new full-length recording - idiorrhythmic - which I hope will be finished at the beginning of 2019”

123 - Track listing

1. The Silence
2. Delirious
3. Sounds Easy
4. Under Control
5. Revelation
6. Push
7. Shame
8. Hunt
9. Happen
10. Transition
11. Everything Is Mediocre
12. Fuya
13. Ran
14. Not Like Him No
15. Bitch

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BOOK this great live act on your event now!

True Zebra (B)
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NEWS HOLYGRAM as support for VNV NATION - NOIR TOUR

HOLYGRAM as support for VNV NATION - NOIR TOUR

08 September 2018 12:36

Music for the lost: HOLYGRAM‘s music blends post-punk and new wave with Krautrock and shoegaze elements into a headstrong, multi-layered and thoroughly contemporary homage to the sound of the 1980s, including a resolute look to the future: driving, dark and full of catchy moments. The wide range of influences of the five band members, who got together in Cologne’s vibrating musical landscape in 2015, are unmistakable: New Order meets NEU!. Their unpretentious approach to their own icons proves that references to the past must always be future-oriented, too. Previously impossible-to-combine elements come together cleverly to become the soundtrack of a city that appears threatening in the twilight.

The band who always wrap themselves in dense wafts of mist and cool lighting on stage have played numerous festivals, such as the Mailfeld Derby, Wave-Gotik-Treffen and New Waves Day and accompanied British act OMD on their 2017 European tour. At the end of the year, HOLYGRAM are set to embark on an extensive support tour with VNV Nation through Europe and the US to introduce their debut album Modern Cults live.

The recording takes up where their self-titled 2016 EP left off and intensifies HOLYGRAM‘s contemplation of themes such as big cities, alienation and anonymity, hope and memories, love and identity: These constant reflections always interact closely with the band’s unmistakable sonic guise. The atmosphere oscillates between the brutal sounds of the big city and the fragility of the people that lose themselves in it – intelligently observed scenarios of a world falling apart in which individuals have long ceased to play a leading role. The eleven songs were created over the past few years and some of them have already been tested in a live context. Numbers such as the title track Modern Cults or the spherical Still There follow their protagonist on a nocturnal trip through clubs, flashbacks, run-down neighbourhoods and the abysses of the human psyche. The diversity of the cityscape as a reflection of the people who live in it seems like an Ariadne‘s thread that the five musicians offer to their listeners to help them navigate this broad stylistic range. Because HOLYGRAM don’t see themselves as representatives of a specific genre. Melancholy walls of guitar sounds (Distant Light) interchange with uplifting bass runs (Hideaway), chilly synthesizers meet stoically driving rhythms and together make up the projection screen for the ambivalent stories that HOLYGRAM tell in their music. While 1997 wanders through forgotten places in a broken-up relationship, the song She’s like the sun is an ironic confrontation with the failure to achieve unreachable targets. Autobiographical elements blend with fiction, the past melts into the present and they all become a simultaneously oppressive yet hopeful vision of human (co-) existence: a person caught in the mist of their own dreams at the intersection of outer and inner world, between fiction and reality.

This is also where the first single release Signals (scheduled for release on 7 September) comes in, featuring a new-wave guise that belies an emotionally torn lyric, elevating the deeply melancholy chorus (“Sometimes when I close my eyes I see you walk away / And everytime the sun comes up the feeling is the same”) to a pop-like anthem, illustrating that in this world people are only cogs in a much bigger, increasingly autonomous machine.

For the production of their album, which was recorded at Cologne’s Amen Studios, Patrick Blümel (vocals), Sebastian Heer (drums), Marius Lansing (guitars), Pilo Lenger (synthesizers) and Bennett Reimann (bass) enlisted the support of Maurizio Baggio, who also produced The Soft Moon’s albums Deeper and Criminal. Together they worked on the band’s established sound, enhancing it with a myriad of facets.

HOLYGRAM will perform with VNV NATION at the Casino, St-Niklaas (B) on Sunday October 21st and tickets are going fast so click the link below to order those last available tickets now!

www.bodybeats.be/en/tickets/21-10-vnv-nation-de-casino

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NEWS The Force Dimension releases brand new album Sorcery Pigs!

The Force Dimension releases brand new album Sorcery Pigs!

06 September 2018 14:55

The Dutch Electro-EBM combo The Force Dimension have released a brand new album called Sorcery Pigs which is now available trough the band's bandcamp page!

Want this legendary band on your stage! Mail to info(at)bodybeats(dot)be now!

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NEWS Clock DVA returns to BIMFEST 2018

Clock DVA returns to BIMFEST 2018

22 August 2018 18:21

We are proud to announce Clock DVA will return to BIMFEST in 2018. CLOCK DVA have played BIMFEST already once before in 2011, stunning our BIMFES audience with their mesmerizing multimedia performance!

This time these electronic music pioneers, since 1978, will be performing an exclusive Belgian show with tracks from their legendary albums Buried Dreams, Man-Amplified, some new stuff and much more!

More info and media here!

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