“Silence is worse; all truths that are kept silent become poisonous.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
LAIBACH have unveiled a track from their brand new album, Also Sprach Zarathustra, out on 14 July 2017.
The music for Also Sprach Zarathustra was originally composed for a theatrical production of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, based on Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel of the same name. Watch a teaser for the album here, featuring ‘Ein Verkündiger’ and footage from the production:
Thus Spoke Zarathustra was directed by Matjaž Berger for the Anton Podbevšek Theatre (APT) in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.
Laibach will be touring Also Sprach Zarathustra in November this year – starting in Budapest on 4 November with a date in London on 23 November – and before that, play a series of festival dates. Full details below.
Laibach’s infamous North Korean tour (in 2015, on the anniversary of the DPRK’s liberation from Japan) is documented in Liberation Day, a film directed by Morten Traavik described by MOJO as “a humorous, disturbing, illuminating and sometimes moving immersion into an anomalous communist mirror-world …” Liberation Day is currently screening at film festivals worldwide, for the latest details go to http://www.liberationday.film
35 years on from their genesis in the then-Yugoslavian industrial town Trbovlje, Laibach are still the most internationally acclaimed band to have come out of the former Communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe. Founded in the death year of the country’s founding father Tito, and rising to fame as Yugoslavia steered towards self-destruction, Laibach can make you think, dance and march to the same music.
LAIBACH FESTIVAL / SOUND OF MUSIC DATES
24 June – Poznan PL, Henryk Wieniawski Park – Laibach at Malta festival, performing with Poznan L’Autunno Chamber Orchestra
30 June – Kranj SI, Summer Theatre Khislstein
19 July – Cividale del Friuli/Udine IT, Piazza del Duomo – Mittelfest Festival 2017
16 August – Sarajevo, BA, KC, Sarajevo Film Festival
21 September – Stavanger, NO, Folken, Kapittelfestivalen
ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA TOUR
4 Nov – Budapest HU, A 38
5 Nov – Prague CZ, Palace Akropolis
6 Nov – Vienna AT, Arena
9 Nov – Malmö SE, Moriska Paviljongen
10 Nov – Oslo NO, Vulcan Arena
11 Nov – Stockholm SE, Kraken
13 Nov – Helsinki FI, Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo
14 Nov – Tallin EE, T.R.Theatre of Estonia
15 Nov – Riga LV, Palladium Riga
16 Nov – Vilnius LT, Loftas Club
19 Nov – Wroclaw PL, Stary Klasztor
20 Nov – Berlin DE, Kesselhaus
21 Nov – Dresden DE, Reithalle
22 Nov – Bochum DE, Christuskirche
23 Nov – London UK, O2 Academy Islington – tickets avail from ticketmaster.co.uk
24 Nov – Paris FR, Trabendo