“A project so Laibachian, it’s a surprise they haven’t done it sooner” – The Wire
“Laibach at their most stentorian and intense…” – The Quietus
“With Also Sprach Zarathustra [Laibach] reinstate the grounds of their unique, unmatched career and legacy.” – Echoes and Dust
“…a sonic masterpiece…a truly mind-altering journey put to record.” – Cryptic Rock
“When a band can conjure such bleakness with such power and with so few gestures, it’s seriously impressive.” – The Stranger
“Laibach is great.” – Wiener Zeitung
LAIBACH have released the video for ‘Vor Sonnen-Aufgang’, taken from their latest album Also Sprach Zarathustra, out now.
Directed by the German visual artist, Michael Saup, watch the video HERE.
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:
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 …” while Vulture Hound said, “Imagine George Orwell directing Spinal Tap and you’re somewhere close to the mark.”
The Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid are currently hosting a retrospective of Laibach art and the NSK. Laibach Kunst 1980 + Neue Slowenische Kunst 1984 – 1992: From Kapital to Capital will run until 8 January 2018. Watch a short film here: https://youtu.be/0_GADKXjsJQ
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
19 July – Cividale del Friuli/Udine IT, Piazza del Duomo – Mittelfest Festival 2017
27 July – Šibenik, HR, Changer Festival
29 July – Motovun, HR, Film Festival16 August – Sarajevo, BA, KC, Sarajevo Film Festival
21 September – Stavanger, NO, Folken, Kapittelfestivalen