THE CASSANDRA COMPLEX released GRENADE 2019 REMASTER
15/09/2019
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THE CASSANDRA COMPLEX released GRENADE 2019 REMASTER

Over 30 years after making their debut, legendary industrial post-punk band The Cassandra Complex have finally rereleased their classic self-produced first album Grenade in a newly remastered version on digital streaming and download services.

The Cassandra Complex are based around the nucleus of principal songwriters Rodney Orpheus (vocals, computer) and Andy Booth (guitar, keyboards), with the addition on this album of John Marchini (bass, saxophone), Keith Langley (percussion) and Jez Willis (bass, keyboards) [the last of whom would later go on to form Utah Saints].

“I had started off listening to a bunch of early 70s synth rock stuff , like Kraftwerk, Hawkwind, Suicide, Can, and Bowie’s Berlin albums, then got into early industrial acts like TG and Cabaret Voltaire, and combined that with punk influences we loved like Buzzcocks, Joy Division, and Gang of Four,” says Orpheus, the Northern Ireland-born singer of the band. “We ended up with a synthesis of all of those disparate elements on a record that sounded quite unlike anything else around at the time, especially on the UK scene.”

Despite getting little reaction in their homeland, the album quickly achieved critical and commercial success in the growing goth/alternative music scene in Europe, selling over 20,000 copies for their small independent label, with the band doing multiple sold-out tours in support of it.

“We were never really happy with the version that came out on the original record. At the time we just didn’t have the money or the technology to make it sound the way we envisaged it,” says Booth, “But now we can finally release it the way it sounded in the studio when we recorded it.”

In recent years, both Orpheus and Booth have become significant players in the background of the modern music biz: Orpheus as a producer and technology designer, and Booth as a music lawyer. However in 2019 they have once more been touring successfully with The Cassandra Complex, playing to thousands of fans at festivals in Germany, Belgium, and Spain.

http://cassandracomplex.co.uk/

On 13 December 2019 The Cassandra Complex will perform an exclusive and full-length show at the renowned Belgian Independent Festival (BIMFEST). Click here for more info!

FX8:SD8 added to BIMFEST 2019 line-up!
31/07/2019
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FX8:SD8 added to BIMFEST 2019 line-up!

Here we are with yet another addition to BIMFEST 2019, FÏX8:SËD8! This German dark electro/EBM band, heavily influenced by the North American industrial sound, has released this year their fourth studio album and is coming to BIMFEST to present it to you! 

FÏX8:SËD8 is a dark electro/EBM music band from Frankfurt, Germany and was founded by mastermind Martin Sane. Heavily influenced by North American industrial acts such as Velvet Acid Christ and Skinny Puppy, their sound is characterized by an excessive use of samples, complemented by rich textures, complex sequences, edgy rhythms, and charged with heartfelt distinctive vocals. Recently FÏX8:SËD8 released their 4th studio album ‘Warning Signs’ on Dependent Records which was well received by the alternative music press.

To keep the tension growing we now only our two headliners are still to be announced in the coming days!

First 2019 BIMFEST names released!
15/07/2019
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First 2019 BIMFEST names released!

Here we are with the first confirmed BIMFEST names!

Enzo Kreft (B)
Motor!k (B)
Raderkraft (NL)
Rein (SE)
The Devil & The Universe (A)
Zweite Jugend (D)

Headliners & more TBA soon!

> Limited Early Bird Combi-Tickets available now! (Only 100!) <

PS: BIMFEST 2019 website is under construction


http://www.bodybeats.be/en/tickets/13-14-12-bimfest-early-bird-combi-ticket
Dates and location for BIMFEST 2019 confirmed!!! 13 + 14 Decemeber @ De Casino!
13/04/2019
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Dates and location for BIMFEST 2019 confirmed!!! 13 + 14 Decemeber @ De Casino!

We are happy to announce the our 18th BIMFEST will take place again at the wonderful venue De Casino (St-Niklaas, B) and this on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of December!

Negotiations with the 2019 BIMFEST candidates are ongoing as we speak and we hope to release the first confirmed names in the next weeks to come!

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