Laiback Returns, Plots N.A. Domination

 

 

“Pop music is for sheep and we are shepherds
disguised as wolves” – Laibach

By Blurt Staff

 

 

With Russia’s
invasion of Georgia in
progress, it’s timely that we received word of another immient border
violation: German art-metal terrorists Laibach return to the US for their first U.S. tour in four years in
September and will be releasing a DVD in conjunction with the tour. Titled Volk Dead In Trbovlje, it’s out on Sept.
2 via Mute, and was filmed in Trbovlje,
Slovenia, the
industrial town associated with the birthplace of Laibach in 1980.

The DVD was filmed during the extensive tour based on Laibach’s Volk album, a collection of
interpretations of national anthems which includes the national anthem for NSK,
the State in time without territory and national boundaries which Laibach have
been linked with since its formation in 1992.

On the album, Laibach uncovering a common ground linking the nations, a shared
patriotic sentiment based around the bloody and violent foundations of nation
which here, can be heard in the lyrics and pomp of the largely hymnal tracks.
By reinterpreting the music and translating the lyrics of each anthem, the band
have not only shown us this common ground, they have also offered up a very
pertinent comment on today’s political situation and a warning for future
generations.

As a bonus, the DVD offers a collection of some of the most relevant screens
that were projected during the show, animated stories of some of the most
important songs. The Laibach music videos associated with VOLK are part of the
content too. The project ends with a tour medley, a short video commentary as a
souvenir from some of the places where Laibach have toured with VOLK.

DVD Tracklist: (NTSC All Regions)

 

1. Germania
2. America
3. Anglia
4. Rossiya
5. Francia
6. Italia
7. España
8. Yisra’el
9. Türkiye
10. Zhonghuá
11. Nippon
12. Slovania
13. NSK
14. Tanz Mit Laibach
15. Alle Gegen Alle
16. Du Bist Unser
17. Hell: Symmetry
18. Achtung!
19. Das Spiel Ist Aus
20. Laibach Medley
21. Germania (Screen)
22. Anglia (Video)
23. Rossiya (Video)
24. Francia (Screen)
25. España (Screen)
26. Türkiye (Video)
27. Zhonghuá (Screen)
28. Nippon (Screen)
29. Slovania (Video)
30. Vaticanae (Screen)
31. Volk Tour Medley

 

 

Laibach Tour Dates:

Mon, Sep 22, 2008 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market    
Tue, Sep 23, 2008  Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 San Francisco, CA @ Independent     
         
Fri, Sep 26, 2008  Hollywood, CA @ Key Club     
        
Sun, Sep 28, 2008  Tijuana B.C. Mexico @ El Foro  
        
Tue, Sep 30, 2008  New York, NY @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza 
  

 

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