BIMFEST is looking for two Belgian opener bands!
We're happy to announce that our line-up for BIMFEST 2016 is almost complete!
We only need to select 2 BELGIAN bands to open BIMFEST!
Therefore we will organise 2 pre-selection nights at Kavka on Saturday 4th & 18th of June.
So if you are interested to open BIMFEST, send us (BodyBeats Belgium) a private message (on Facebook) or E-mail with your information and email address so we can send you the general conditions.
Here are some rules to follow:
- You have to be a BELGIAN band
- Be available on at least one of the pre-selection dates
- Be available on the date of BIMFEST smile-emoticon
- Register before 1st of March!
This is your chance to play at BIMFEST, so bring it on! grin-emoticon
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The first names of BIMFEST 2016 revealed! BIMFEST moves to De Casino! Early Bird ticket sales started!
Yes we are happy to announce to you our first names for BIMFEST 2016!
Since it will be our 15the edition we will turn it in a very special anneversary edition!
BIMFEST is moving!!!
As the people from the De Casiono are trying to pursuade us for some years now, we made up our minds and decide to give it a go at their fantastic venue!
So be aware! BIMFEST will not take place in Antwerp as the past 14 years but in SINT-NIKLAAS.
And here are the first BIMFEST XV names!!!
à:GRUMH... Yes, unbelievable but true! À:GRUMH…. is one of those bands that meet all the BIMFEST criteria 100% … Belgian, good, relevant, important, extraordinary and exceptional. Perhaps the name à; GRUMH ... doesn’t sound as familiar to everyone as for example our national pride Front 242, but this band was together with F242 at the cradle of the Belgian Electro, Industrial and EBM (Electronic Body Music) movement in the early 80's.
A SPLIT-SECONDis also one of those legendary pioneers from the early Belgian Wave / EBM scene. People with some musical knowledge will certainly know most of A SPLIT-SECONDS classics such as ‘Flesh’, ‘Rigor Mortis’, ‘Colloseum Crash’ or ‘On Command’.
In fact A SPLIT-SECOND, was also one of those bands that made a spectacular comeback at BIMFEST, and they even did this on our very first edition (2002)! Meanwhile the band continues to play concerts and festivals worldwide were their spectacular and energetic live shows manage to surprise friend and foe every time again!
EX - RZ is what the name already suggests it is... EX-RZ is the 'solo' project of RED ZEBRA frontman and singer Peter Slabbynck. With EX-R this redhead stage animal brings tribute to Red Zebra and their fans. EX-RZ performs those New Wave classic anthems as ‘Can’t Live In A Living Room,’ ‘The Art Of Conversation’ and ‘Polar Club’ with fire and exactly as you remember them! EX-RZ is punk, EX-R is New Wave, EX-RZ is a genuine BIMFEST must! Maybe we ‘Can't Live In A Living Room', … but we will can party as hell on BIMFEST XV!
SIGNAL AOUT '42, or SA42, is the musical project from and around producer and singer Jacky Meurisse. Founded originally as 'Signal' in the early 80’s, they changed the name to SA42 with the release of their first 12" maxi-singles. ‘Pleasure And Crimes’ and 'Girls Of Flanders’ (1986) were both almost immediate club hits and dance floor fillers around the world. Their 12"s and club hits kept coming until 1993. Then, after a hiatus of more than 10 years, SA42 stroke back again with regular and qualitative releases on the renowned German alternative label Out Of Line Records. It’s indisputable, SA42 still for top notch dark but danceable Electro / EBM!
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ATTENTION!!! PRESALE HAS BEGUN!!!!
ONLY 100 EARLY BIRD COMBITICKETS AVAILABLE!
So order your Early Bird Ticket now and save up to € 20/ticket (*)
(*) on the boxoffice day prices)
More info & tickets on the link below!A SPLIT-SECOND (B) [permalink]
Crash Course In Science releases 'Jump Over Barrels' 12' on Dark Entries Records
Crash Course In Science have release another 12" on Dark Entries Records. After the successful re-issue release of their long sold-out and original main artefact, the 12" 'Signals From Pier Thirteen', the follow up 12" release couldn't be long in coming.
The original 'Jump Over Barrels' was recorded at the Third Story Studio in Philadelphia in 1981, one year after “Signals From Pier Thirteen”. The songs remained unmixed and unreleased at that time for a proposed album titled “Near Marineland”. Lyrically the song tackles overcoming obstacles, be them self imposed or otherwise with vocals interplay between Michael and Mallory.
On the A Side are the original mix and a demo mix from 1981. Then on the flip is a brand new remix by prolific Ann Arbor producer Charles Manier, a pseudonym of Tadd Mullinix, who toughens up the track. Also included is an unreleased demo version of the song from 1980, possibly at its rawest and stripped down skeleton.
All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Housed in a custom-made jacket by our in-house designer Eloise Leigh that incorporates abstract barrel symbols rolling in different positions with the jumping squiggles also changing accordingly riffs of synth knobs and sound wave visuals.CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE (USA) [permalink]
a;GRUMH... to play WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE SHOW @ BIMFEST 2016
Yes, unbelievable but true ... One of Belgium’s most weird but worldwide renowned electronic/EBM/industrial pioneer band à;GRUMH... has chosen BIMFEST for their ONE AND ONLY WORLDWIDE reunion show! That's right! This will be YOUR ONLY CHANCE EVER to see this band perform!
Of course more bands will be added to this already legendary 15th BIMFEST line-up in the next weeks!
Early bird tickets are strictly limited to 100 and will go on sale from Februari 1st!
POPSIMONOVA releases first full album!
After serveral demo's, collaborations and twelf inches the Croatian producer, composer and songwriter Lana Jastrevski aka Popsimonova has now her first solo album out, Brokedown Palace!
On this album Popsimonova has once again succeeded in combining her mesmerizing female voice with uncompromising musical diversions, like minimal electro, harsh electronics and EBM.
No wonder the result may appeal to fans of Miss Kitten, Anne Clark or even Front 242.
Check out the album teaser on our BIMFEST website and find out WHY you should not miss POPSIMONOVA's show at BIMFEST XIV! Popsimonova will play on Friday December 18th.[permalink]