THERE IS NO NEWS LIKE BAD NEWS – EXCEPT WHEN IT’S LAIBACH NEWS!

Follow Laibach to North Korea

Dear friends, frontrunners and followers,
Since announcing our upcoming North Korea tour, we have been receiving a steady stream of requests from fans and media alike, understandably eager to experience this historical event with us live there and then.
The concerts will take place in the Main Hall of the Kim Won Gyun Music Conservatory in the capital Pyongyang on August 19 and 20, seating up to 1000 per show.
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North Korea

Laibach is going to North Korea! In August 2015, Laibach will perform in the secretive Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The concerts are currently scheduled for the 19th and 20th of August in Pyongyang.  Laibach’s Liberation Day Tour will coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Korean peninsula’s liberation from Japanese colonization and subsequent division into two enemy states. The concerts will also be subject of a documentary film scheduled for premiere in 2016.

35th Anniversary of Laibach – Party Gathering in Trbovlje

On July 4th Laibach is celebrating its 35th Anniversary with a very special event in their hometown of Trbovlje, Slovenia, consisting of two concerts, an installation and a party gathering on Mount Kum. An installation and concerts will happen in Delavski Dom Trbovlje. Laibach will reveal part of the program specially created for North Korea.

Bauhaus, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

On July 11 Laibach will perform an open-air rooftop concert at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, within the context of its thematic exhibition on Bauhaus. Reserve your tickets here: https://www.entrio.hr/event/laibach-ljeto-u-msu-2526.

 

NSK From Kapital to Capital, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana

The Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana is currently presenting an extensive exhibition on Laibach and Neue Slowenische Kunst 1980 – 1992, open until August 17th. The original 1980s Laibach members will perform a Musical Nocturne industrial sound improvisation on the terrace of the Museum on Saturday, June 20th at 10:00 PM. Ivan Novak and Dejan Knez will also give a guided tour of the exhibition on July 3rd, 12:00 noon. Check the complete exhibition program here: http://nsk.mg-lj.si/.

NSK exhibition, Ljubljana 11.5. – 16.8.2015

Don’t miss the most complex exhibition on Neue Slowensiche Kunkst (NSK) movement (1984 – 1992) so far. Laibach was important part of it.
Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, 11 May – 16 August 2015 http://nsk.mg-lj.si

Support Laibach on Indiegogo!

SUPPORT THE LAIBACH NORTH AMERICAN TOUR!

http://igg.me/at/laibach

We have created an Indiegogo campaign to support our upcoming North American Tour and we need your help to make this happen.
A CHICKEN IN EVERY POT AND LAIBACH IN EVERY CITY – that’s how it goes, and it does not concern just North Americans…
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Informbiro Resolution nr.1

Informbiro Resolution nr.1

Obtain SPECTRE REVENUE STAMPS (SRS) and support Laibach!

By ordering the Spectre Revenue Stamps you are supporting Laibach’s upcoming projects and your support is needed now more than ever, otherwise we wouldn’t even ask for it.

Read more here: http://spectre.laibach.org/news/

Laibach App

The official Laibach app is now available on iTunes and GooglePlay. Everything you’ve ever wanted to access about Laibach is now ready for your pocket and your mobile device.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/si/app/laibach/id968678581
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The Dark Ages

The premiere of “The Dark Ages” will happen at the Marstall, Munich, April 11th at 19.00.
Laibach concert will happen at the Residenztheater, Munich, April 11th at 21.30.

You can obtain your tickets for the concert here: http://bit.ly/1AaiCwE
Ticket sale for “The Dark Ages” is starting on 11 March, visit: http://www.residenztheater.de/spielplan/2015-04

Watch video trailer on Youtube or Vimeo

Laibach at Entremuralhas ’15, Castelo de Leiria

Laibach will perform at the ENTREMURALHAS music festival, Castelo de Leiria, the city of Leiria in Portugal (27-29 August 2015).
http://fadeinaacultural.com/

The European tour starts tonight!

THE EUROPEAN TOUR STARTS TONIGHT, Friday 13, 2015!

For complete list of the Laibach tour dates click here:
http://www.laibach.org/future-events/

Listen to Marcel Dettmann’s remix of the Eurovision

Listen to Marcel Dettmann’s remix of the Laibach Eurovision song here:
http://www.vice.com/read/listen-to-marcel-dettmanns-remix-of-laibachs-eurovision-189

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Laibach – ‘Neu Konservatiw’ picture disc LP

Cold Spring released the semi-official, legendary 1000 only vinyl from 1985 (Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien), now a highly sought-after collectors piece. Cold Spring released the CD version (2003, repressed 2006) and are now releasing this gem on a stunning picture disc with new artwork, based on the traditional German ehrenscheibe style.

Order here

Grammar of Freedom, Five Lessons

Laibach is participating in an exhibition ‘Grammar of Freedom, Five Lessons’ at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, curated by Zdenka Badovinac, Snejana Krasteva and Bojana Piškur. Exhibition will last between February 6th and April 19th 2015.

More info: http://www.mg-lj.si/node/1398

New venue for Laibach NYC date is Gramercy Theatre

Please note the change of venue for the Laibach NYC date (13 May 2015). The new venue is now Gramercy Theatre.
The Laibach show with Ministry will happen on 12 May 2015 in Philadelphia at the Theatre Of The Living.

Full list of Laibach tour dates (more dates coming soon):
http://www.laibach.org/future-events

SPECTRE digital deluxe album & SPECTREMIX set for 30 March 2015

We are announcing the release of the new SPECTRE DIGITAL DELUXE ALBUM, set for 30 March 2015. The new version of the SPECTRE album will feature the original 2014 release plus bonus tracks and SPECTREMIX, a remix album (also available separately on the same date).

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North American dates confirmed!

Confirmed tour dates in US and Canada:
11 May – Washington DC, Black Cat – US
12 May – Philadelphia PA, Theatre Of The Living – US
13 May – New York NY, Gramercy Theatre – US
16 May – Toronto ON, Danforth Music Hall – CA
20 May – Chicago IL, Abbey Pub – US
23 May – Denver, CO, Summit Music Hall – US
26 May – Seattle WA, El Corazon – US
27 May – Vancouver BC, Rickshaw Theatre – CA
28 May – Portland OR, Wonder Ballroom – US
30 May – San Francisco CA, The Fillmore – US
01 Jun – Los Angeles CA, The Roxy Theatre – US
More dates will follow.

Laibach – No History video

Watch Laibach – No History video!

Youtube: http://youtu.be/HX4J5EUdO_g
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/116337354

Video for No History was made by artist Vuk Jevremović, a big fan of Laibach. Vuk Jevremović was born 1959 in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), but spent his childhood in ex Jugoslavia. Following the family tradition, he studied Architecture at The Technical University Belgrade and graduated in 1984. Read more…

Je suis Laibach and you will be assimilated

European Tour 2015 starts in February:

Tickets: http://www.laibach.org/future-events/

Photo (original) by Sašo Podgoršek
See more here: http://www.laibach.org/volkskunst/

European tour in November and December 2014

In November and December 2014 Laibach continued with the SPECTRE tour across Europe, including Slovenia. The band did shows in Novo mesto, Maribor, Nova Gorica, Ljubljana, Bologna, Bratislava, Nürnberg, Lyss, Wiesbaden, Krefeld, Augsburg, Salzburg, Lendava and Celje.
See dates archive: http://www.laibach.org/past-events/

Upcoming events: http://www.laibach.org/future-events/

Bossanova – Live from Ljubljana, Križanke

New video, Bossanova, launched today. Video was filmed at the Laibach SPECTRE concert in famous Križanke venue in Ljubljana’s historic Crusader’s Monastery, on May 16th, 2014. Laibach performed in the same venue first time in 1982 on a legendary ’Novi Rock Festival’.

Directed by Tomislav Gangl

Watch it here and here

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Laibach at Soundedit Festival

On 24th October Laibach will give a concert in Łódź, at Soundedit 2014 – The international festival of music producers and sound designers. Here three songs from the EP “1 VIII 1944. WARSZAWA” will be presented live for the very first time. EP is marking the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
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Böse Clowns exhibition

Laibach is participating in an exhibition Böse Clowns (Evil Clowns), opening on September 26th at HMKV at Dortmunder U, curated by Inke Arns and co-curated by Marie Lechner
Exhibition will last till March 8th, 2015.

Comprehensive information can be found at: http://bit.ly/1pC8xHq

Laibach at the Industrial Art Biennial (IAB)

Laibach is opening the Industrial Art Biennial (IAB) in a historic Istrian city of Labin, Croatia, September 19th, 2014 with a Red District exhibition. Industrial Art Biennial (IAB) is a new art festival project of Labin Art Express XXI (L.A.E. XXI), which would be held first as a pilot-project in 2014 in Labin, and from 2015 biennially in Labin as well as at some other industrial locations in Istria (Raša, Pula, Rovinj,…), while from 2019 it should take place also under the ground, in the former coal mine 160 m below ground level, where L.A.E. XXI is developing its fundamental project Underground City XXI whose construction is planned to start in 2016.
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Laibach at Ultima Festival, Oslo

Laibach is performing a special concert in Sentrum Scene, at the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival on Saturday, September 13th, at the occasion of the Norwegian Constitution Bicentennial. Beside the material from their latest album Spectre Laibach will also interpret parts from Edvard Grieg’s unfinished opera ‘Olav Tryggvason’.

Sentrum Scene, Saturday 13. 09. 2014
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Nova Akropola Vinyl re-release

We are announcing the vinyl re-release of Laibach’s Nova Akropola LP. 
It is available for pre-order from Optic Nerve website for the pre-order price of £11.99. Regular price £14.99:
 
For the USA it is distributed by Darla and available to pre-order: 
Distributed everywhere else by Cargo Germany: 
http://bit.ly/1tU9YQP

New book on Neue Slovenische Kunst in Polish

A book “Geografia artystyczna Neue Slowenische Kunst. Wieloaspektowość i kolektywizm” (“The Artistic Geography of Neue Slowenische Kunst. Multifariousness and Collectivism”) was recently published by Joanna Szczepanik in collaboration with Katedra Wydawnictwo Naukowe and SWPS (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw). This is the first comprehensive study in Polish of the social and cultural phenomenon known as the artistic collective Neue Slowenische Kunst.
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Laibach – 1 VIII 1944. Warszawa

Polish National Centre for Culture released the brand new Laibach EP “, titled: 1 VIII 1944. Warszawa.
Laibach was invited by the NCC to create the special project CD, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising*.
The EP is available online at: http://www.nck.pl/artykuly/101826-1-viii-1944-warszawa-cd.html
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Eurovision video

Eurovision video was filmed in the industrial area of Trbovlje (Slovenia), the home town of Laibach and nearby the Kum mountain. Parts of the video were also shot during the last winter ice cataclysm, when half of Slovenia was in a deep freeze for two weeks.

Video was directed by Rátneek

Watch it here

Presentation of the book “Celostna umetnina Laibach”

Presentation of the book “Celostna umetnina Laibach” by Barbara Borčić will be held on the 22 april, 19.00 at Škuc Gallery in Ljubljana.

https://www.facebook.com/events/747508765279733/
http://www.scca-ljubljana.si/news_14_19.htm
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French and German translations of Alexei Monroe’s book on Laibach and NSK

New and updated French and German translations of Alexei Monroe’s book on Laibach and NSK have been published this March. Following 2003′s Slovene language Pluralni monolit (Maska) and 2005′s Interrogation Machine (MIT), new editions are now available from Le Camion Noir in France and Ventil Verlag in Germany. Books are also available on Laibach WTC.

These editions contain a new chronology, illustrations and extensive new material covering developments over the last decade. The cover designs for both editions are by Andreas Plöger.
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The New Cultural Revolution: Laibach in Hong Kong

Laibach seminar and concert will be held in Hong Kong, 21-22nd of March. Events are marking the culmination of THE NEW CULTURAL REVOLUTION, a series of events taking place in the special administrative region of People’s Republic of China.

LAIBACH SEMINAR, 21st March 2014, the City University of Hong Kong

LAIBACH CONCERT, 22nd March 2014, The Vine Centre, Hong Kong Tickets

A SPECTRE is haunting Europe, the Spectre of Laibach

SPECTRE tour 2014 has started.

See the list of official tour dates here:
http://www.laibach.org/future-events/

Photo by Anka Simoncic

SPECTRE IS NOW OFFICIALY UNLEASHED

SPECTRE is Laibach’s first studio album in 8 years. With SPECTRE Laibach has once again ‘re-invented’ itself in a newly born, yet polished and solid, formation. And, as is now customary, the band calls into question all the rigid and cemented interpretations (and prejudices) about itself, about its music, intentions, philosophy and ideology. More: spectre.laibach.org

Order here
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Spectre Party

With the release of the album SPECTRE, we have decided to form an international Party in order to the create a possibility for an organised and synchronized international movement, helping to change the world wherever necessary and possible. You can read more on the Party and register your Party membership here:

http://spectre-party.org

The Whistleblowers video

The Whistleblowers music video was directed by Norwegian artist Morten Traavik. Video was shot in Riga (Latvia) using a LOMO soviet camera lens.
Morten: The lens creates both the unique texture of the images and the extreme widescreen format, much like a three-stripe national flag with the video as the middle stripe.

Watch it here
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New Spectre trailer released!

Directed by Morten Traavik
Produced by VFS Films and Traavik.Info
www.vfs.lv
www.traavik.info

Watch it here
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Laibach – Frameworks and Short Circuits

Informal meeting and seminar “Laibach – Frameworks and Short Circuits” will be held in MC Podlaga, Youth Center in Sežana, Slovenija

Date: Friday, 21 February 2014

Time: 19.00 – 20.00

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The New Cultural Revolution

We are proud to present THE NEW CULTURAL REVOLUTION, a series of events which will take place in the People’s Republic of China:

LAIBACH KUNST EXHIBITION, 17th January – 20th March 2014, CIA, Hong Kong

LAIBACH SEMINAR, 21st March 2014, the City University of Hong Kong

LAIBACH CONCERT, 22nd March 2014, The Vine Centre, Hong Kong

Read more…

Iron Sky – Director’s Cut – The Original Film Soundtrack (Vinyl Edition)

Deluxe Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl
Double Vinyl + Double CD Set
New music created for the film

Iron Sky Director’s Cut Soundtrack is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2012 Iron Sky Laibach Original Soundtrack.

Order here

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‘Tanz mit Laibach’ in Moscow and St. Petersburg, 2013

See & hear Laibach’s invitation to their upcoming shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Click here.

New EP ‘S’ available NOW + new album ‘SPECTRE’ announced

LAIBACH announce the release of a brand new four-track EP, S, available digitally from today. The EP features three tracks from their forthcoming album, SPECTRE, available as a free download for ONE WEEK ONLY. Go to http://spectre.laibach.org to download Eurovision, No History and Resistance is Futile. The new EP tracklisting also includes a live version of Serge Gainsbourg’s Love On The Beat which was recorded at the band’s Monumental Retro-Avant-Garde Tate Modern event in London. Read more…

Lecture – Ivo Saliger

Ivo Saliger will talk about the genesis, the context, the reactions, and the results of the television interview from 1983.

Place: Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Burgring 2, 8010 Graz, Austria
Date & Time: Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 pm
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Was ist Kunst?… Resuming Fragmented Histories

Laibach is participating in an exhibition, titled … Was ist Kunst? … Resuming Fragmented Histories, coproduced by Steirischer herbst & Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien. The exhibition “… Was ist Kunst? … Resuming Fragmented Histories” pursues the question that artist Raša Todosijević relentlessly posed in his series of performances from the late 1970s: “Was ist Kunst?” (What is Art). After almost forty years of repetition to the point of exhaustion, the eternal question remains unanswered, even while it has consistently made the case for artists Read more…

Laibach Concert in China

We are proud to announce Laibach’s first ever concert in the People’s Republic of China, more precise in Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China – the city of Hong Kong. Concert will be held on March 22nd, 2014, at The Vine Center, 29 Burrows St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Read more…

New Tour Dates

Laibach is announcing first four ‘S’ concerts:

21. 11. 2013 – Bern, Dampfzentrale/ Saint Ghetto
28. 11. 2013 – Kharkov, Zhara Club, Ukraine, Get Tickets
30. 11. 2013 – Moscow, Glav Club, Russia
01. 12. 2013 – St. Petersburg, Avrora Concert Hall, Russia

Iron Sky Director’s Cut trailer

See the Iron Sky Director’s Cut trailer.  Iron Sky Director’s Cut is the original vision from the film director Timo Vuorensola. New double-LP vinyl soundtrack by Laibach to be released soon by Mute.

See the trailer – click here.

TWENTE BIENNALE

Laibach is contributing at the international TWENTE BIENNALE  2013 exhibition in Roombeek, Enschede. This year’s themes is: IDENTIFYING EUROPE .

More info:

http://2013.twentebiennale.nl/en/info/press
www.facebook.com/twentebiennale
www.flickr.com/twentebiennale

BLACK SQUARE – 100 YEARS

Laibach is participating in an exhibition, titled BLACK SQUARE – 100 YEARS, organised by Australian Experimental Art Foundation. The exhibition brings together a group of artists who respond to Malevich’s Black Square painting 100 years after its first appearance as an image, concept and benchmark in the history of 20th Century Western art.

Dates: 14 June to 13 July, opening 13 June. Exhibition is held in a Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace (West End), Adelaide BC, South Australia 5000, Australia.

Laibach is contributing with the work from 1981, titled Gefunden/Sower.

More info here.

LAIBACH IN ATOMIC SHELTER

Laibach was invited to collaborate at the Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground, taking place in Konjic, a small Bosnian town, in a Atomic shelter named ARK, which Yugoslav army built between 1953 and 1979. This shelter occupies a space of 6.500m2 and consists of 12 connected blocks. It resembles a complicated labyrinth, with residential areas, conference rooms, offices, strategic planning rooms, and other functional areas. The construction and existence of this bunker was kept secret until the 1990s, when ARK was finally revealed. ARK was built as a military bunker by the former Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) to function as the Main Read more…

MATERIALITY

Laibach was invited to participate at the group exhibition Materiality, open on Friday the 19th of April 2013, at 19:00 in KIBLA Portal, Valvasorjeva 40 (2nd storey), Maribor, Slovenia.

The Materiality exhibition features fifty one artists; the majority of the participating artists are from Slovenia, accompanied by international guest artists, invited on the basis of the selection of artworks connected to the theme of the exhibition. Laibach is participating with INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE STATE MACHINE installation.
The exhibition will be open until 15 September 2013, from Tuesdays to Saturdays between 11:00 and 19:00. Admission free.
Read more here.

DIE LIEBE

For the last year’s WE COME IN PEACE TOUR Laibach recreated their song ‘Die Liebe’ from 1985. See the report from the tour – click here.

WE ARE FORGING THE FUTURE!

See very first ‘official’ Laibach video ‘We are Forging the Future!’ , filmed in Ljubljana’s legendary FV club in 1983, inspired by two of Laibach’s early posters from 1982 – ‘The Death of Ideology’ and ‘Ausstellung Laibach Kunst – PM’ from 1983.

This video, filmed by Richard Heslop, was consider lost and has been only recently ‘rediscovered’.

Click to see  the video!

A video clip: ‘TOUCH OF EVIL’

Mosha Pijade Hall, Zagreb, Croatia
11. 12. 1982

Filmed by Šime Strikoman.

See the video!

This is the video recording of the second Laibach concert appearance in Zagreb, which happened at the YURM (YU Rock Moment) Festival in the Moša Pijade Workers’ University, on December 11, 1982. Read more…

Tomaž Hostnik 08. 11. 1961 – 21. 12. 1982

Tomaž Hostnik was born on November 8th 1961 in Medvode near Ljubljana.  He joined Laibach as a member of the group in 1981, firstly as a gramophone manipulator and later as lead vocalist (already Laibach’s third).  He was a co-author of the Laibach Manifesto – the 10 Items of the Coventant – and he accepted the position of an anonymous engineer of human souls and the principle of collective authorship. Of the four Laibachian pseudonyms (EBER-SALIGER-KELLER-DACHAUER) he received the name ‘Ivo Saliger’. He also wrote a poem Apologia Laibach, which has become recognized as another – poeticised – manifesto of the group. Tomaž also contributed important artworks to the first Laibach Kunst exhibitions in 1982.  Read more…

KOHLE IST BROT video clip

See a short clip / visual report from the KOHLE IST BROT underground show in the Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia, in Velenje, October 19th, 2012.

Click here to see the video clip.

Laibach soap, presented in the clip, was part of the LAIBACH KUNST GLÜCK AUF installation in the museum and can be obtained as a souvenir on Laibach WTC (http://wtc.laibach.org/schwitz-aus/) Read more…

YUGOSLAVIA: FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END

Laibach is included in the ambitious exhibition, titled: YUGOSLAVIA : FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END, held the Museum of Yugoslav History / Museum May 25 in Belgrade, located next to Tito’s Mausoleum.

Exhibition, which was already opened on 1st December and will run till March 3rd 2013, will form the basis of future permanent exhibition of this institution. The current exhibition will run for three months, with an open invitation for dialogue, and after the reaction of academic and professional public, will result with the permanent exhibition on the history of Yugoslavia. Laibach is presented as one of the phenomenon within the cultural sphere, foreseeing (and foretelling) the end of the country. Read more…

Die Macht der Finsternis

Laibach is contributing music for Die Macht der Finsternis (The Power of Darkness) by Leo Tolstoi, the new theatre production in Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, directed by Sebastian Baumgarten. Premiere is on 24th November, 2012, at 19.30h. (Photo by Philip Bussmann)

More info.
See the trailer.
See the video used in the show.
See photos from the play.

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Laibach first time in Kosovo

On November 16th Laibach performed a show for the first time in Prishtina, Kosovo, in PALLATI I RINISE, Salla e Madhe BORO&RAMIZI. See Blerta Kambo’s photo report from the concert.

See also KTV report on concert in Prishtina and the discussion on Laibach on KTV’s Rubikon

 

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Red, White & Blue

Laibach is contributing to the exhibition at Chelsea Space: “Red, White & Blue: POP / Punk / Politics / Space” in London.

The exhibition runs from 7th November to 8th December 2012.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Official site info.

 

A third Laibach concert in the underground of the Coal Mining Museum

Due to overwhelming interest, announcing a third Laibach concert in the underground of the Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia

On Friday, 19 October 2012, deep in the trenches of the Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia in Velenje, in addition to the already announced Laibach concerts at 18:30 and 20:30, a third concert has been added, starting at 22:30. The first two shows of the event Kohle ist Brot – Industrial Suite, which – for the first time in its history – Laibach will perform almost 200 metres below the surface of the Earth, sold out in just days. Read more…

KOHLE IST BROT – INDUSTRIAL SUITE 200 m beneath the surface of the Earth!

KOHLE IST BROT – INDUSTRIAL SUITE 200 m beneath the surface of the Earth!

On 19 October 2012 Laibach will hold two special concerts (at 18:30h and 20:30h) in the Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia in Velenje. For the first time in its history, the band will perform nearly 200 m underground. At this unique event, titled Kohle ist Brot (Coal is Bread) Laibach will play a selection of their industrial songs from the early ’80s. Read more…

Laibach sold out @ Centraltheater in Leipzig

Laibach sold out also the show at historic and beautiful Centraltheater in Leipzig on September 21st.

See photos from the show.

 

Laibach @ Berlin, Berghain

Laibach sold out the show in a fantastic ex power station Berghain in Berlin, on September 19th. This was already 2nd Laibach’s concert in German capital this year.

See photos from the show.

Laibach Informbiro

We Come In Peace Tour Continues

Laibach is currently touring in Europe with 14 dates, presenting the We Come in Peace show, featuring songs from Laibach Revisited project, Iron Sky soundtrack, and recently released ‘Reproduction Prohibited’ album. This is one of the last opportunities this year to see the band live on stage.

Click here to see all tour dates and tickets links.

See photos from the show.

Laibach Informbiro

Laibach show @ National Gallery of Denmark

After performing in London’s Tate Modern earlier in April Laibach did a special performance in Copenhagen’s spectacular National Gallery of Denmark, on September the 15th.  A sold out event included Artist talk, Iron Sky film projection and Laibach’s concert. Laibach performed in the venue where the artist Danh Vos is exhibiting exact 1:1 replica of the Statue of Liberty’s sculpture, decomposed in hundreds of individual pieces.

See photos from the show.

Rare performance 300 000 VK

See rare performance of 300 000 VK in Channel Zero, Metelkova mesto, Ljubljana on September 6th at 22h.

An Introduction to Laibach – Out Monday 3 September

On Monday 3 September, Mute are releasing “An Introduction to Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited”.

The album is a collection of remastered reinterpretations including Final Countdown, Across The Universe, Life is Life (Leben Heisst Leben) plus new recordings, Warme Lederhaut (Warm Leatherette) and Ballad of A Thin Man. The collection of songs was compiled by Laibach, presented with new artwork and sleevenotes. This recording is part of an exciting series of compilations from Mute named “An Introduction to…”. Read more…

AUSSTELLUNG LAIBACH KUNST – GLÜCK AUF!

September, Thursday 6th 2012, at 18:00 - November, Sunday 18th 2012

Laibach Kunst installation in Velenje Coal Mining Museum, Koroška cesta – Old Pit (Stari jašek) Velenje

As a part of the Maribor 2012: European Capital of Culture events Laibach will present a site-specific installations and interventions in three historic spaces of the Velenje Coal Mining Museum.

MORE INFO!

L is for Laibach

Laibach is included in the John Peel online Record Archive project.
Read more about this project here:

http://thespace.org/items/e0000fq0?t=zpk4
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/may/01/john-peel-record-collection-online
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/apr/30/john-peel-record-collection-online
http://gizmodo.com/5921551/inside-the-project-to-immortalize-john-peels-record-collection
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-17894985

An Introduction To … Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited

Mute confirmed the release of An Introduction to… Laibach on the 3rd of September, a collection of re-interpretations compiled by the band.

More info.

Official “Under the Iron Sky” video

The long awaited official video for the song Under the Iron Sky, taken from the soundtrack of the film is finally released.

See the video on Youtube.

September Dates For the “We Come in Peace” Tour

Laibach is announcing September ‘We Come in Peace’ concert dates. More shows will be added later.

Check the dates in the future events section of our web page or our Facebook page.

Laibach Informbiro

The Laibach Tate Modern recording – “Monumental Retro-Avant-Garde”

The Laibach Tate Modern recording, “Monumental Retro-Avant-Garde”  released by Mute and Abbey Road Live Here Now is out – a Limited Edition  2 CD release comprised of  22 songs, packaged beautifully.

Order a copy here.

TateShots: Laibach, Monumental Retro-Avant-Garde

See the Tate Modern report from the Laibach show on Youtube. Click here!

Buy a copy of the CD here.

 

 

The show at Tate Modern is being recorded.

The Laibach show at Tate Modern in London is being recorded. Grab your copy of the CD at the merchandise stand on your way out.

Or order a copy of the CD here.

Laibach Informbiro

Iron Sky soundtrack release date

The official release dates for the Iron Sky soundtrack are April 9th (digital) and April 30th (physical – CD).

More info.

Buy the CD from our official web shop. 

 

 

 

Special Concert in Tampere – Pakkahuone Hall

Laibach are performing a special concert at the gala premiere of Iron Sky  in Tampere, 26th of March, Pakkahuone Hall.

Laibach Informbiro

Slovenian premiere of the film “Iron Sky”

Slovenian premiere of the Iron Sky film will happen on April 20th in Kino Šiška. Laibach will perform a show after the film screening.

Buy tickets here.

Links:
Kino Šiška
Iron Sky
Iron Sky & Laibach soundtrack

Laibach show at Tate Modern – SOLD OUT!

Laibach show ‘Monumental Retro-avant-guarde’ at Tate Modern – Turbine Hall on April 14th is SOLD OUT!

Laibach Informbiro

Iron Sky: The First Four Minutes

The first four minutes of the Iron Sky movie is now published on Youtube. Watch the video.

Tate Modern – Special Extended Show

Laibach is announcing special retrospective concert performance in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, London, on April 14th, at 22:00h. The group will partly reconstruct also the historic performance at the Music Biennial Zagreb 83′ and Occupied Europe Tour 83′ sound. Tickets for the show are available here.

Laibach’s performance will be part of the larger event in London, dedicated to the historic collective movement Neue Slowenische Kunst (1984 – 1992) and presenting NSK State Folk Art. More on the event find here. Read more…

BEYOND OCCUPIED IMAGES

Laibach participates at a group exhibition, titled BEYOND OCCUPIED IMAGES at the SKUC Gallery in Ljubljana.

OPENING:
Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Galerija ŠKUC at 8 p.m.

Read more. Read more…

We Come in Peace EU tour

A spring and summer tour is starting in April 2012, featuring Laibach live, presenting and promoting the science fiction dark comedy, film „Iron Sky“. Laibach has composed the soundtrack for this film and will perform selected songs from it live in concert, along with other material including some preview songs from their two forthcoming albums and a set of classic Laibach songs spanning from the early 80’s to today.

Check the tour dates.

Laibach WTC Shop – The Second Coming

It is our pleasure to inform you that the Laibach WTC webshop has been relaunched at wtc.laibach.org

We have moved the WTC shop to a better and more user-friendly platform, but to do so we had to close it for a while. It is now online again, ready for the Einkauf!

Please register at the webshop. Read more…

AT HOW MANY LUX…?

Laibach participates at a group exhibition, titled AT HOW MANY LUX…? in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, conducted in the framework of GLOW – festival, 05/11 – 17/12/2011, Bleekstraat 23 & Bleekweg, with installation XY-Unsolved.

For more info click-here.

 

“BOB DYLAN ANNIVERSARY PROJECT – BECOME A VOLUNTEER!”

Laibach is playing a short concert in Križanke, Ljubljana (SI) on September 21st 2011 at the “The Bob Dylan project – become a volunteer!”. This is an eventorganized by the American Embassy in Slovenia, to commemorate Bob Dylan’s 70th Anniversary. Several artists, based in Slovenia, among them Vlado Kreslin, Katalena, Zoran Predin & the Gibsy Swing Band, Peter Lovšin & Španski Borci, Chris Eckman & the Frictions, etc. are going to present their cover songs of Bob Dylan.

Free entrance tickets are available! You can obtain a free ticket by sending an email to:ljuDylanProject@state.gov or at the entrance of the venue on the day of the show.

LAIBACH LIMITED EDITION – VINYL ON DEMAND!

VOD84: LAIBACH “Gesamtkunstwerk – Dokument 81-86“ 5 LP-deluxe Box with DVD / Illustrated 36-page-Booklet / Metal-Badge / Poster / Postcards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6su3lhY004

This ultra-deluxe leather-bound box set comes in a cross-like holder for the five Vinyl discs and also includes a DVD with two outstanding live-performances from 1982 and 1984 plus a large poster,10 postcards, a metal enamel-badge as well as an extensive 36-page booklet illustrated with archive photos of Laibach’s hometown Trbovlje.

Read more…

RAUMSCHIFF JUGOSLAWIEN

Laibach contributes to a group exhibition Raumschiff Jugoslawien – Die Aufhebung der Zeit (Spaceship Yugoslavia –The Suspension of Time)

24.September – 30. Oktober, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin

For more info click here – Raumschiff-Jugoslawien.

Siddharta feat. Laibach

Laibach made a special guest appearance at Siddharta’s show in Ljubljana stadium, June 18th 2011, performing together a laibachian version of Siddharta’s song B-Machina.

Watch the video.
More info about Siddharta.

 

LAIBACH @ ARENA FEST 2011

Laibach has confirmed that it will play a show in the fabulous Roman Arena in Pula, Croatia, on August 18th, 2011. The performance will be part of a summer festival; Laibach will play together with Guano Apes and Apocalyptica.

Read about the Arena Pula history.

LAIBACH CONTRIBUTED TO A PROJECT, DEDICATED TO AMERICAN MUSIC ICON BOB DYLAN

Laibach has contributed to a project, dedicated to American music icon Bob Dylan, who this year celebrates his 70th birthday. The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana is planning to showcase Dylan’s legacy with this project, and also to promote volunteerism among Slovenia’s youth. The Embassy is marking Dylan’s May 24th birthday by releasing a CD featuring many well-known Slovenian musicians, each covering a different Dylan song. Laibach did an interpretation of his “Ballad of a Thin Man”. For obtaining the free CD, write e-mail to: ljuDylanProject@state.gov

PDF: The CD features many of Slovenia’s best-known musicians…
Watch the unofficial video of the song.
http://slovenia.usembassy.gov/dylan.html

AUSSTELLUNG LAIBACH KUNST – CECI N’EST PAS MALEVICH

Check photos from the recent Laibach exhibition in Zagreb.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/laibach-informbiro/

Watch a video from the exhibition opening. Click here.

Laibach Informbiro

Laibach show in MACBA

On 12 May 2011, Laibach played a special (sold-out) “installation performance” of Die Kunst der Fuge at MACBA – Barcelona’s celebrated Museum of Contemporary Art. The event took place alongside the opening of a large retrospective exhibition of Eastern European arts entitled Museum of Parallel Narratives (1956-1986). In the framework of l’Internationale, which was curated by Zdenka Badovinac and organised and produced by Ljubljana’s Museum of Modern Art (Moderna galerija) in cooperation with Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA); the Július Koller Society (SJK), Bratislava; the Van Abbemuseum (VAM), Eindhoven; and Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (M HKA), Antwerp.

Iron Sky Teaser

The third teaser for the movie Iron Sky, titled “We Come in Peace!” has been released. Laibach is doing the music for this film.

Click here to watch the teaser!

The movie will be released on 4 April 2012!

LAIBACH @ MUTE FESTIVAL IN ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON

As part of its third leg on its “Revisited” tour, Laibach performed on 14 May 2011 at the 2-day Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival in London’s cult-venue Roundhouse, where bands such as Pink Floyd, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix Experience and the renowned radical theatre group The Living Theatre gave historical performances in the 1960s. Laibach took the mainstage on the third and final day of the festival, following bands such as The Liars, The Residents and Erasure with guests Alison Moyet and Feargal Sharkey. Before and after Laibach, Andy Fletcher and Martin Gore from Depeche Mode played DJ sets on the same stage. At the end of their set, Laibach played a cover version of the legendary hit “Warm Leatherette”, which more than 30 years earlier marked the beginning of the label Mute Records, the host of the festival.

A video clip from the concert.

AUSSTELLUNG LAIBACH KUNST 1980 – 2011 ‘CECI N’EST PAS MALEVICH!’

Friday, May 6, 2011, at 8 p.m.

After 28 years group Laibach returns to the PM Gallery in Zagreb, at which, because of political pressures, their 1983 exhibition was interrupted and closed after only three days of viewing. Read more…

Revisited tour in May

At the coming LAIBACH REVISITED tour in May 2001 and in the light of their 30th Anniversary the group will present newly arranged versions of some of their older tracks from the first half of 1980′s, like notorious Država (The State), Brat moj (Brother of Mine), Mi kujemo bodočnost (We Are Forging The Future) Krvava gruda – plodna zemlja (Bloody Ground – Fertile Soil) as well as selection of the material from their later albums.

Europe Today

Europe Today

Sarajevo (BA): Olympic Hall Zetra, 28.04.2011
Official site: http://eastwest.ba/europe-today/

Two shows at the same day:
- first show starts at 19:00
- second show starts at 21:00 Read more…

AUSSTELLUNG LAIBACH KUNST

UGM l Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6
24 February -17 April 2011

Laibach and Umetnostna Galerija Maribor (UGM) are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Ausstellung Laibach Kunst – Perspectives 2011 on February 24th, 2011.

Laibach are returning to the exhibition space. The exhibition comprises twelve rooms presenting key stages of Laibach’s work from the first decade of their career in the 1980s up to the present. The works on display include multi-media installations, oil paintings, photographs, graphic works, and film. The majority of works were not contained in last year’s exhibitions at MGCL Ljubljana and Delavski Dom Trbovlje. A new installation created especially for this exhibition, titled Artist Perspective, will be on view.  This is the biggest Laibach Kunst exhibition in Slovenia to date. Read more…

Laibach Kunst exhibition in Zagreb & Maribor

The Laibach Kunst exhibition in HDLU Zagreb (CRO), originally planned for 23 November 2010, has been postponed till May 2011.

On 24 February 2011 a big retrospective Laibach Kunst exhibition will open in UGM Art Gallery in Maribor (SLO) and will last till 17 April 2011.

Monopol Magazine

The November issue of the German MONOPOL – MAGAZINE FÜR KUNST UND LEBEN presents a 12-page article on RED DISTRICTS – BLACK CROSS, Laibach’s 30th Anniversary event in Trbovlje (SLO) this past September, written by Daniel Völzke.

www.monopol-magazin.de

“300 essential albums”

Laibach’s Opus Dei album on the list of “300 essential albums” in Metal Hammer

The may issue of the largest selling monthly heavy metal magazine published in the UK, Metal Hammerhttp://www.metalhammer.co.uk/magazine/, is presenting ’300 essential albums ‘You Must Hear Before You Die’ (‘the finest metal records ever forged’) and Laibach’s Opus Dei album is included in the selection.

Thirty Years of Art, Ideology & Provocation

In conversation: LAIBACH with Conor McGrady and Dario Šolman

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of Laibach in the mining town of Trbovlje, Slovenia, in what was then part of Yugoslavia. Best known as avant-garde musical provocateurs, Laibach began life as an artist’s collective, whose early multi-media work encompassed painting and printmaking alongside music, video, film, and performance. Read more…

LAIBACH ŁODZ EXHIBITION CATALOGUE RELEASED

The Palac Sztuki museum of modern art in Łodz has finally released the catalogue of the Laibach exhibition held in the museum from May 26th until the end of August 2009. The full colour catalogueAUSSTELLUNG LAIBACH KUNST REKAPITULACJA / RECAPITULATION 2009 includes selected Laibach visual works from the end of 1970 until today, and separately presents works and installations from the Łodz exhibition. The catalogue also includes the most important manifestos and other Laibach texts, as well as rare photos and documents from the exhibition opening. The catalogue presents nine essays discussing Laibach, authored by Wiktor Skok, Taras Kermauner, Lev Kreft, Slavoj Žižek, Aleš Erjavec, Alexei Monroe, and Eda Čufer. All texts are published in both Polish and English. The catalogue is now available at the Laibach WTC shopRead more…

AUSSTELLUNG LAIBACH KUNST RED DISTRICT + BLACK CROSS

After 30 years the group Laibach returns to Delavski Dom Trbovlje, where it will carry out a multimedia action, originally banned by local authorities in 1980.

On the 27th of September 1980 the group Laibach, formed that year in Trbovlje, prepared it’s ‘coming out’ under the patronage of Ljubljana’s ŠKUC Gallery. This was its first proper live performance, and first public happening in the form a multimedia action, an event that would represent an ‘alternative to the (official, centralistic) Slovenian culture’ and would shock and awaken the Red District Read more…

RED DISTRICTS + BLACK CROSS 2010 PRESS CONFERENCE

A press conference about Laibach’s 30th anniversary event in Trbovlje will take place at 11.00 on 09.09.2010 at the ŠKUC Gallery, Stari trg 21, Ljubljana. The press conference will include members of Laibach, the director of Delavski Dom Trbovlje, and a representative of the ŠKUC Gallery. Read more…

Laibach’s Einkauf installation

Laibach’s Einkauf installation in Galerie Seiler
Munich, Sept. 10 – 12

Read the installation flyer.

Opening:

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010

Galerie Seiler
Grünwalder Str. 5
D-81547 München

www.galerie-seiler.com

Opening hours:
Friday 3 pm – 7 pm
Sat. & Sun. 11 am – 6 pm

Overidentification and/or bust?

Overidentification and/or bust?
Text by Stevphen Shukaitis

In 1987, Laibach, the musical wing of the Slovenian art collective Neue Slowenische Kunst (New Slovenian Art, or NSK), released a reworked version of the Queen song ‘One Vision’. Whereas the original 1985 Queen song was inspired by the group’s participation in Live Aid Read more…

Laibach to Provide Soundtrack for Moon Nazi Invasion in Iron Sky

In the year 1945 the Nazis went to Moon, and in 2018 they are coming back. This is the premise of the sci-fi film Iron Sky, the upcoming movie project from the creators of the hugely popular internet hit Star Wreck. Laibach was asked to provide the soundtrack for the movie and has invited Ben Watkins (Juno Reactor) in collaboration on production of the score.

See the teaser of the movie: http://www.ironsky.net/

NEW LAIBACH KUNST EXHIBITIONS ANNOUNCED

For its 30th Anniversary, Laibach is announcing three large-scale introspective exhibitions in 2010, in Ljubljana, Zagreb, and Trbovlje. Each of these exhibitions will present different aspect of Laibach’s visual and multimedia art. The Trbovlje exhibition will open in the Delavski Dom on September 26th, 30 years after the very first (forbidden) Laibach appearance at the same place in Laibach’s home town. The Zagreb exhibition at the HDLU is scheduled for November, and the Ljubljana exhibition at the MGLC (International Centre of Graphic Arts), Tivoli Castle in Park Tivoli, will open on April 15th 2010. Read more…

Laibach at Schwarzgold exhibition

Laibach is participating at SCHWARZGOLD exhibition in the Shloss Beesenstedt near Halle an der Saale which starts on July 17th, 2010 and is opened till 1st of August 2010. Exhibition is currated by Claudia Richter and Joanna Zawodzinska.

Laibach show at the Grossmann festival

Laibach will perform a concert on 30th July 2010 at the Grossmann festival in Ljutomer (SLO), dedicated to fantastic, ferocious cult cinema… and fantastic ferocious wines!

Discussions are currently underway for a very special Laibach Kunst exhibition during the festival in Ljutomer. Read more…

GESAMTKUNST LAIBACH – Fundamentals 1980 – 1990

At 12.00 on Sunday 6 June, the last day of the exhibition, a guided tour of the exhibition will be led by dr. Darij Zadnikar.

Address:
Mednarodni graficni likovni center MGLC, Grad Tivoli, Pod turnom 3, 1000 Ljubljana Read more…

Original Laibach Act

On 30 May in front of MGLC in Tivoli Park, where the GESAMTKUNST LAIBACH – Fundamentals 1980 – 1990 is being held, the original Laibach act from 1981-82 (Eber, Saliger, Dachauer in Keller) reconstructed a concert programme from the beginning of the 80s. Read more…

GESAMTKUNST LAIBACH – Fundamentals 1980 – 1990

GUIDED TOURS:

Sunday, 30 May, 12.00: Laibach
Sunday, 6 June, 12.00: Darij Zadnikar, philosopher

Sunday 30 May, 21.00: Laibach are preparing a surprise sound & music soirée at the MGLC plateau with very special guests.

The exhibition is on view until 6th June 2010, from Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read more…

Promises of the Past

With their video work XY Unsolved (1983, video interview, 12’56”) Laibach will participate in the exhibition “Promises of the Past”, between 26.5.-16.6.2010, at “Centre Pompidou”, Paris, France. Laibach’s work will be included in one of the five programs, together with films and videos that treat the subject of engaged artistic positions and subversive practices from the artists Irwin, Anonymous Artist, Milan Knizak, Zelimir Zilnik, and Endre Tot. The films will be presented as a projection on a screen of 4x3m in the auditorium, within the ambiental installation conceived by Tobias Putrih.

Laibach show in Moscow

Check out the one-off Laibach show in Moscow (RUS) on 19th May 2010 at Club B-1 Maximum.

The St. Petersburg concert planned for 18th May 2010 was cancelled due to technical reasons and postponed until Autumn 2010.

Guided tour on Sunday, 9 May at 12 a.m. by Alexei Monroe.

GESAMTKUNST LAIBACH, Fundamentals 1980–1990
Guided tour on Sunday, 9 May at 12 a.m. by Alexei Monroe.

Alexei Monroe holds a PhD in Communication and Image Studies from the University of Kent. He writes on the aesthetics and politics of electronic music and wider issues of cultural theory. He is the author of Pluralni monolit: Laibach in NSK (Maska 2003) and Interrogation Machine (MIT Press 2005). Read more…

DORM

Laibach is also participating in DORM exhibition – an artist-collective project -at The Model’s galleries in Sligo, Ireland, which starts on May 1st, 2010.

More links:

http://www.facebook.com/TheModelSligo

http://www.twitter.com/modelsligo

GESAMTKUNST LAIBACH, Fundamentals 1980 – €“1990

We cordially invite you to attend the opening of the exhibition GESAMTKUNST LAIBACH – fundamentals 1980 – 1990.

The opening of the exhibition is on Thursday, 15th April 2010 at 8. P.m. at the International Centre of Graphical Art (MGLC – castle Tivoli, Ljubljana).

Official after party: Zeleni Zajec (Green Rabbit’s) bar, Rožna ulica 3, Ljubljana (old part of the city).

Read more

LAIBACH & JUNO REACTOR – DOUBLE HEADLINE TOUR

5th. to 20.th DECEMBER 2009
Laibach and Juno Reactor will join forces also on the December EU double headline tour.

The premiere show of the tour already happened on the occasion of the long-awaited opening of Kino Šiška, a new concert venue in Ljubljana (Slovenia), on 18.9.2009.

Especially for this occasion Laibach created new versions of some of their older tracks from the first half of 1980′s.

AUSSTELLUNG LAIBACH KUNST – RECAPITULATION ’09

We are delighted to announce the opening of a large-scale Laibach exhibition in Muzeum Sztuki in Łodz (Poland), on May 26th 2009.

In 10 exhibition rooms Laibach will present the 10 Items of Covenant, 10 statements, 10 different installations. The exhibition will be a return to the group’s beginnings in 1980 and span different time periods.

Laibach created some significant exhibitions between 1980 – 1985 and subsequently stepped out of the galleries, exhibiting only sporadically at different occasions, so this will be a great opportunity to draw a line and examine the other, less known, side of Laibach.  Read more…

Laibach Volk concert – Trbovlje

Laibach will be performing in their home town of Trbovlje as a guest of the SPECULUM ARTIUM 09 inter-media art festival.

The open air (ticket free) concert will be held on May 15th 2009 in front of the Delavski Dom (Workers Hall), Trbovlje, at 20.30.

Volkswagner – new Laibach project

We would like to announce the project VOLKSWAGNER Suite - a collaborative interpretation of Wagner’s music by Laibach, the Izidor Leitinger, conductor. Read more about this event.

18th April 2009, Gallus Hall in Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana

Volkswagner TV advertisment

Laibach February tour dates

Laibach is announcing a tour of 12 Laibachkunstderfuge shows in different EU countries in February 2009.

Dear friends and enemies

it is our pleasure to inform you that Laibach WTC online shop has been launched at wtc.laibach.org

Be a sovereign consumer at the official Laibach web shop or become a citizen of the fist global state of the Universe, the State of NSK, by applying for NSK State passport online.

The first 100 customers who place orders totalling over 100 EUR (excluding the shipment cost) will receive a special limited edition Laibach gift. Read more…

MUTE’s God is Electricity in Jerusalem

MUTE‘s God is Electricity in Jerusalem

MUTE will present a collection of music videos as part of the 5th Conference of Complex Systems at the The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Givat Ram Campus, Wise Auditorium.

The motivation behind this event is to show the interconnections between art and music, science, ideology and spiritualism. Read more…

Volk tour crossing USA and Mexico

Concerts in USA and Mexico have been announced for following dates:

22.09. – Seattle (USA)
23.09. – Portland (USA)
25.09. – San Francisco (USA)
26.09. – Hollywood (USA)
28.09. – Tijuana B.C. (MEX)
30.09. – New York (USA)

Volk – Dead in Trbovlje DVD

DVD - Volk – Dead in Trbovlje (Mute/EMI) has been released on July 28th 2008.

DVD features footage from Volk concert in Trbovlje that took place on March 23rd 2007, music videos associated with Volk, selected film screens that are projected during the show, and a “tour medley” as bonus material.

Laibach at Europeade 2008

On July 25th Laibach performed at the folk music festival Europeade 2008 at Les Caves du Manoir in Martigny (CH).

A Night in Slovenia

On May 31st Laibach performed on musical event A Night in Slovenia at Town Hall in New York (USA), organised by National Geographic Traveler and Slovenia Tourism Organisation.

[A Night in Slovenia]

LAIBACHKUNSTDERFUGE Announced

Laibach is announcing the release of a brand new album, titled LAIBACHKUNSTDERFUGE.

Album is the laibachian interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s work The Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge). The majority of the material has been created already in 2006 and premierly performed the same year on June the 1st at Bachfest festival in Leipzig.

LAIBACHKUNSTDERFUGE is available as digital download at MUTE (EMI), and as a CD record, released by Dallas Records. Read more…

Turkiye Video

Turkiye, directed by Sašo Podgoršek and released by Mute Records, is the latest promotional video taken from Volk album.

Kaufhaus des Ostens in Erfurt

Laibach Installation ‘Monumental Retroavantgarde / Monumentalna Retroavantgarda’ was on view at Kunsthaus Erfurt in Germany as part of the international show Kaufhaus des Ostens – KaDeOs.

Installation consists of TV interview XY – Unsolved from 1983, Laibach Einkauf (documentary by Sašo Podgoršek) and mixed media painting Monumentalna Retroavantgarda. On view from April 28th till June 16th 2007.

Divided States of America in Linz

Sašo Podgoršek’s documentary film Divided States of America, was screened on Crossing Europe Festival in Linz (Austria) on 26th and 28th of April 2007.

In April 2007 film has also been invited to Singapore International Film Festival.

[Crossing Europe Festival]
[Divided States of America]

Slovania Video

Slovania, directed by Sašo Podgoršek and released by Mute Records, is the second video taken from Volk album.

DVD RELEASE: Divided States of America

The next in Laibach’s series of DVD releases, ‘Divided States Of America’ with bonus footage of Laibach Live In Paris, was released on 13th November 2006 by Mute.

This film is a unique document of the Laibach tour, set during the traumatic post-election atmosphere in the USA, a country deeply divided by two opposite political and cultural poles. The tour has been therefore named “The Divided States of America Tour”. Read more…

Anglia Video

Video for single Anglia has been released. Click here to watch the video.

Laibach Volk Concerts

Volk premiere concerts has been cancelled due to illness in ensemble and will be organised later in springtime. NSK Citizens and friends were invited to attend a traditional Laibach welcome party at the Kum mountain near Trbovlje on 27th October at 20:00.

Laibach Volk

LAIBACH announced a brand new album release VOLK released on Mute on 23rd October 2006.

Laibach – Anglia

VOLK’s preceding single, ANGLIA was released on Mute on 9th October 2006.

Return of the Repressive in Birmingham

In collaboration with Capsule and Cold Spring Records, I.C.R.N. – Industrialised Culture Research Network presented Return of the Repressive at Custard Factory in Birmingham (UK) from September 1st till September 3rd 2006.

September 1st – opening of the LAIBACH KUNST inhibition “Instrumentality of the State Machine” with a live premiere of the “Laibach Concerto for Magnetophone, Gramophone, Radiophone and Megaphone” Read more…

Cherry Red Downloads

Cherry Red Records, who released Laibach’s Nova Akropola in 1985*, has just launched its own download site, with tracks from Nova Akropola available.

* re-released in 1987 and 2002 in CD version

Art & Music Festival in Pula

Sašo Podgoršek’s documentary film “Laibach: Divided States of America” was presented at Art & Music Festival in Pula (Croatia) on 10th of August 2006.

Motovun film festival

Documentary film “Laibach: Divided States of America” directed by Sašo Podgoršek was enlisted on Motovun Film Festival programme, which took place in Motovun (Croatia) from 24th until 28th of July 2006.

LAIBACHKUNSTDERFUGE

Konzert für das Kreuzschach und vier Schachspieler

On June 1st 2006 the world premiere of  Laibach’s interpretation of Bach’s Kunst der Fuge was held in Leipzig at Werk II.

A 90 min surround sound performance, titled as “Konzert fuer das Kreuzschach und vier Schachspieler”, was dedicated to Bach, Schoenberg, Kraftwerk, Capt. George Hope Verney, Fisher and Spaski.

Read more…

300.000 V.K. @ Kibla, Maribor

May 5th at 00:00 - TRANSPLANETARY SYMPHONY TITAN concert at Kibla, Maribor with VJ DEKAOS.

Interrogation Machine – Laibach and NSK

Dr. Alexei Monroe’s book “Interrogation Machine – Laibach and NSK”, with particular focus on the performances and productions of Laibach, was published by MIT Press on November 30th 2005.

Published in MIT’s “Short Circuits” series, the book is an updated English language version of the sold-out Slovene version of the book “Pluralni monolit – Laibach in NSK” (Maska in 2003), supplemented with additional material, colour illustrations and a foreword by series editor Slavoj Zizek. Read more…