4/26/2017

Laibach Announce New Album "Also Sprach Zarathustra"

LAIBACH
ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
NEW ALBUM OUT JULY 14, 2017 
SPRING TOUR BEGINS ON MAY 1 IN SOUTH KOREA
Silence is worse; all truths that are kept silent become poisonous.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
  
LAIBACH announce the release of a brand new album, Also Sprach Zarathustra, the follow up to 2014’s SPECTRE, out on Mute on July 14, 2017.

The music for the album was originally created for a theatrical production of Thus Spoke Zarathustra(Also Sprach Zarathustra) based on Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel of the same name, which premiered in March 2016. Also Sprach Zarathustra is an update of the music Laibach created for the play, directed by Matjaž Berger for the Anton Podbevšek Theatre (APT) in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.

On May 1, Laibach open their tour with a performance in Jeonju, South Korea, making them the first rock band to perform in both North and South Korea. The dates also include a performance in Zagreb with the RTV Slovenia Symphonic Orchestra, who feature on the new album. 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 and 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/

Thirty-five years on from their genesis in the then-Yugoslavian industrial town of 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 TOUR DATES & DETAILS

May 1 - Jeonju, KR - 
Jeonju Dome - performance at the Jeonju International Film Festival, presenting the Liberation Day film

May 9 - Zagreb, HR - 
KD Vatroslav Lisinski - with the RTV Slovenia Symphonic Orchestra

May 27 - Lendava, SI - 
Speedway stadion Petišovci – Petroleum Beat festival

June 24 - Poznan, PL - 
Henryk Wieniawski Park - Laibach at Malta festival, performing with Poznan L’Autunno Chamber Orchestra

July 19 - Cividale del Friuli/Udine, IT - 
Piazza del Duomo - Mittelfest Festival 2017

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