Laibach

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Intro

Laibach (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈlájbax])

They are a Slovenian Avant-Garde music group, generally associated with Industrial, Martial, and Neo-Classical musical styles.

They were formed on the 1st of June 1980, out of Trbovlje, Slovenia.

The band represents the music wing of the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) art collective, of which it was a founding member in 1984.

The name "Laibach" is the German name for Slovenia's capital city, Ljubljana.

Discography

Studio Albums List

  1. Laibach (1985)
  2. Nova Akropola (1986)
  3. Opus Dei (1987)
  4. Kapital (1992)
  5. Jesus Christ Superstars (1996)
  6. WAT (2003)
  7. Volk (2006)
  8. Spectre (2014)

Cover Albums

  1. Let It Be (1988)
  2. Sympathy For The Devil (1989)
  3. NATO (1994)
  4. Laibachkunstderfuge (2008)

Soundtracks List

  1. Krst pod Triglavom - Baptism/Klangniederschrift Einer Taufe (1986)
  2. Macbeth (1990)
  3. Iron Sky – The Original Soundtrack (2012)

Compilations List

  1. Rekapitulacija 1980-1984 (1985)
  2. Slovenska Akropola (1987)
  3. M.B. December 21, 1984 (1997)
  4. Anthems (2004)
  5. An Introduction To... Laibach (2012)

Live Albums List

  1. Neu Konservatiw (live) (1985)
  2. The Occupied Europe Tour 83-85 (live) (1986, released 1990)
  3. Ljubljana-Zagreb-Beograd (1993)
  4. Neu Konservatiw (live) (re-release on CD, 2003)
  5. The John Peel Sessions (2002)
  6. Volk Tour London CC Club 16 April 2007 (2007).
  7. Monumental Retro-Avant-Garde - Live at London Tate Modern 14 April 2012 (2012)

7" Singles List

  1. "Life Is Life" / "Germania" (Mute, 1987, London)
  2. "Sympathy For The Devil" / "Sympathy For The Devil (two different versions)" (Mute, 1988, London)
  3. "Across The Universe" / "Maggie Mae" (Mute, 1988, London)

12" Singles List

  1. "Boji" / "Sila" / "Brat Moj" (L.A.Y.L.A.H. (in association with Les Disques Du Crepuscule), 1984, Bruxelles)
  2. "Panorama" / "Decree" (East-West Trading Comp. (Cherry Red), 1984, London)
  3. "Die Liebe" / "Groesste Kraft" (Cherry Red, 1985)
  4. "Geburt Einer Nation" / "Leben Heisst Leben (ins.)" (Mute, 1987, London)
  5. "Life Is Life" / "Germania" / "Life" (Mute, 1987, London)
  6. "Sympathy For The Devil 1" / "Laibach, 300.000 V.K." (Mute, 1988, London)
  7. "Sympathy For The Devil 2" / "Germania, 300.000 V.K." (Mute, 1988, London)
  8. "Sympathy For The Devil" / "Sympathy For The Devil (picture disc with two versions)" (Mute, 1988, London)
  9. "Across The Universe" / "Maggie Mae" / "Get Back" (Mute, 1988, London)
  10. "3. Oktober" / "Geburt Einer Nation (live)" ((German only 12" single)Mute / Intercord Gmbh, 1990, London / Stuttgart)
  11. "Wirtschaft Ist Tot" / "Wirtschaft Ist Tot" (Mute, 1992, London)
  12. "Wirtschaft Ist Tot" / "Sympathy For The Devil" ((remixes, for promotion only) Mute, 1992, London)
  13. "Final Countdown" / "Final Countdown" (Mute, 1994, London)
  14. "In The Army Now" / "War" (Mute, 1995, London)
  15. "God Is God" (Mute, 1996, London)
  16. "Tanz Mit Laibach" (Mute, 2004, London)
  17. "Das Spiel Ist Aus" (Mute, 2004, London)
  18. "Anglia" (Mute, 2006, London)

CD Singles List

  1. "Sympathy For The Devil" / "Sympathy For The Devil" / "Sympathy For The Devil" ((picture CD with three versions) Mute, 1988, London)
  2. "Across The Universe" / "Maggie Mae" / "Get Back" (Mute, 1988, London)
  3. "Panorama" / "Die Liebe" / "Decree" / "Groesste Kraft" (Cherry Red, 1989, London)
  4. "3. Oktober" / "Geburt Einer Nation (live)" ((German only cd)Mute / Intercord Gmbh, 1990, London / Stuttgart)
  5. "Wirtschaft Ist Tot" / "Wirtschaft Ist Tot" (Mute, 1992, London)
  6. "Final Countdown" / "Final Countdown" (Mute, 1994, London)
  7. "In The Army Now" / "War" (Mute, 1995, London)
  8. "Jesus Christ Superstar" / "God Is God" (Mute, 1996, London)
  9. "Tanz Mit Laibach" (Mute, 2004, London)
  10. "Das Spiel Ist Aus" (Mute, 2004, London)
  11. "Anglia" (Mute, 2006, London)

Documentaries

They have been the subject of a number of documentaries:

  • 2005, Divided States of America: Laibach 2004 Tour - Directed by Sašo Podgoršek
  • 1996, Predictions of Fire (Prerokbe ognja) - Directed by Michael Benson
  • 1993, Laibach: A Film From Slovenia - Directed by Daniel Landin and Chris Bohn
  • 1988, Laibach: Victory Under the Sun (Slovenian title: Laibach: Zmaga pod soncem, serbo-croatian title Laibach: Pobeda pod suncem) - Directed by Goran Gajic

Members Name Check

Official members (pseudonyms)

  • Eber [Vocals] (after Elk Eber)
  • Saliger (after Ivo Saliger)
  • Dachauer (after Wilhelm Dachauer)
  • Keller

Current touring band (2015)

  • Milan Fras - vocals
  • Ivan Novak - lights and projection
  • Mina Špiler - vocals, synthesizer
  • Janez Gabrič - drums
  • Luka Jamnik - synthesizer
  • Rok Lopatič - synthesizer

Former members and collaborators

  • Tomaž Hostnik - singer (deceased)
  • Dejan Knez - (founder and forming member) keyboards, electronics, drums (left the band after album WAT)
  • Ervin Markošek - drums, keyboards, electronics (left the band in 1989, returned for the next album Kapital, and appears on press photos until WAT)
  • Srečko Bajda (founder and forming member)
  • Andrej Lupinc (founder and forming member)
  • Bine Zerko (founder and forming member)
  • Roman Dečman - drums
  • Nikola Sekulović - bass
  • Matej Mršnik - guitars
  • Dragoslav Draža Radojković - drums
  • Dare Hocevar - bass
  • Borut Kržišnik - guitar
  • Oto Rimele - guitar
  • Marko Košnik - electronics
  • Eva Breznikar - (member of Slovenian group Make Up 2) vocals, percussion
  • Nataša Regovec - (former member of *Slovenian pop group Make Up 2) vocals, percussion
  • Sašo Vollmaier - synthesizer
  • Boris Benko (member of the group Silence)
  • Primož Hladnik (member of the group Silence)
  • Damjan Bizilj - synthesizer
  • Iztok Turk - electronics
  • Anja Rupel - vocals
  • Jože Pegam
  • Peter Mlakar

External Links

Band Website

April 2015, London gig review

IMDB link

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