DEUTSCH AMERIKANISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT (DAF), a pioneering electro-punk/New German Wave band, formed in 1978. Founded by Gabi Delgado (Vocals) and Robert Görl (Drums), later became a duo. Gabi Delgado passed away in 2020 while recording an album. Robert Görl finished it with producer Sylvie Marks as tribute. Toured Europe performing their new album and classic DAF songs.
LORDS OF ACID (B), known for New Beat hit “I Sit On Acid,” maintains success with US tours. They’ve released 8 albums, preparing for 2024 US tour. Exclusive BIMFEST show after smaller concerts. Provocative Belgian-American post-industrial/techno band.
2ND FACE (D), led by Vincent Uhlig, surpassed expectations with “utOpium,” blending dark elements with SKINNY PUPPY and TOOL influences.
PLACEBO EFFECT (D), formed in 1989, notable for classic EBM album “Galleries of Pain.” First Belgian show in 28 years after releasing “Shattered Souls” in 2020.
THIS MORN’ OMINA (B), Belgium-based rhythmic noise/technoid project, credited with inventing “Tribal Industrial.” BIMFEST 2023 to feature their diverse mixture from extensive catalog.
QUAL (UK), solo project of William Maybelline, explores dark Minimal-Synth and harsh Electro/EBM. Pumping tracks like ‘Cupid Dissolvi’ & ‘How Many Graves’ ignite global dance floors.
SIGNAL AOUT ’42 (B) or SA42, led by Jacky Meurisse, revived with dark yet danceable Electro/EBM releases, including “Ex-Voto” in 2023.
SCHICKSAL (B), alias of Rudi Huybrechts, early adopter of electronic music in Belgium, brings back vintage tracks after almost 35 years. Contributed to New Beat era.
THE ULTIMATE DREAMERS (B), post-punk/cold wave band, released “Echoing Reverie” in 2023 after decades. Raw dreams, distressed love, and social criticism themes.
SUCH BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS (B), Donny Woetsenberg’s solo Cold/Dark-Wave project. Shifted from melodic hardcore, influences include Front 242, New Order, The Cure. “NEON GLOOM” EP on WOOL-E discs/tapes received acclaim.
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