Artist Exposed: Deutsch Nepal

The series of Artist Exposed for the ZXZW 2009 fest, highlights the artists you definitely do not want to miss! Click the tag Artist Exposed for more posts!

Deutsch Nepal will play Sunday 20 September.

Being the boss of your own label must be great. You get to release only the stuff you like. Just as we program the bands we like. This is your chance to see if the founder of the famous Cold Meat Industry label can create some good music himself. We can tell you right now: Deutsch Nepal makes ambient industrial of the highest quality, like Raison D’Etre and In Slaughter Natives. Deep, disturbing and dark.

You can throw your sunglasses away, after this performance you will see the world a couple of shades darker.

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Deutsch Nepal is on tour with Der Blutharsch and Bain Wolfkind. ZXZW 2009 artists Aluk Todolo help organize the show for this tour in Paris.


Artist Exposed: Aluk Todolo


The series of Artist Exposed for the ZXZW 2009 fest, highlights the artists you definitely do not want to miss! Click the tag Artist Exposed for more posts!

Aluk Todolo will play Sunday 20 September.

Experimental black metal influenced by people such as Hermann Nitsch and Albin Julius (Der Blutharsch). With the goal to create a timeless, organic mix of krautrock’s strangeness and black metal’s coldness, Aluk Todolo conjures rabid obsessive rhythms and abyssal disharmonic guitars. Subliminal spiritualist vibrations and bizarre, magick summonings. Very dark. Very scary. Very nice.

We saw them last weekend at the amazing Worm venue in Rotterdam. We got a lot of blackdronenoise and were very happy they handed out earplugs.

Anti fascist punk band sued for using the double ‘S’


From the website of German punks SS-Kaliert:

– Slime (Gerechtigkeit)

We couldn’t have expressed it better than German Punk-heroes Slime in their song “Gerechtigkeit” (Justice) about the following happening:
German Prosecutor sued Punkband SS-KALIERT due to the use of their logo. He claims the band to use the lightning-bolds of the Nazi SS in World War 2. This is punishable with up to 3 years in jail for the band members by German Law.

SS-KALIERT is and has always been strictly anti-fascist, anti-racist and anti-nationalist. The Band uses logos such as “Good Night White Pride” or crossed out Swastikas on their websites and on their releases, clear statements in their lyrics and in every interview they give. Up until the court date SS-KALIERT will not give in and keep both logo and name as they are. We will see what happens after that. The band will be thankful for every kind of support, even if its just a short note in a fanzine/webzine, a short report on a radio station about this case or whatever.

Read the full statement here

Does this sound familiar? ZXZW 2009 band Der Blutharsch also has had some troubles with accusations of national-socialism due to their previous logo and artwork.

For educational purposes

neoform2-frontThis is for those of you that are not to familiar with the neofolk bands that are coming to our ZXZW fest this year, like Der Blutharsch, :Of the Wand & the Moon:, Bain Wolfkind, Deutsch Nepal etc.

Neo-Form has posted three free downloadable compilation albums full with artists coming out of that obscure but growing underground scene. Go here to get those albums.

Tip: A remix of ‘Here’s an Ode’  by :Of the Wand & the Moon: can be found on Neo-Form Vol. II.

Enjoy your education.


New additions to the ZXZW 2009 line-up:

All currently confirmed acts are:
Der Blutharsch, Of the Wand and the Moon, Deutsch Nepal, Uri Caine, Troum, Jonquil, Zann, The Terrordactyls, Bain Wolfkind, A1 Bassline, Broken Note, Aufgehoben, Mouthbreather, Rummelsnuff, Holy State, Pirate Love, Altar of Plagues, The Squire of Gothos, Sleeps In Oysters, The Notorious Hi-Fi Killers, Youves and Antoni Maiovvi

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New ZXZW ’09 line-up additions

We’ve added four new artists to the ZXZW 2009 line-up:

Broken Note (UK) – Filthy drum n bass, techno and dubstep
Jonquil (UK) – Our favourite band from Oxford, UK
Sleeps in Oysters (UK) –  Electronica, Experimental, Alternative
Antoni Maiovvi (IT/UK) –  Disco House, Electro

Of course, more names will be announced soon. With these names the currently confirmed line-up is:
Der Blutharsch, Dernière Volonté, Uri Caine, Jonquil, The Terrordactyls, Bain Wolfkind, Broken Note, Rummelsnuff, Sleeps In Oysters and Antoni Maiovvi.
More than 200 artists will perform at ZXZW 2009.

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