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Laibach is a Slovenian avant-garde music group, strongly associated with industrial, martial, and neo-classical musical styles. Celje ( Cilli Cille is the third largest City in Slovenia. Exhibiting the typical characteristics of a Central European city it is the Events 1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia (Republika Slovenija) is a Country in southern Central Europe bordering Italy to the west A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Electronic music is music that employs Electronic musical instruments and Electronic Music technology in its production Avant-garde music is a subjective term that can be used in different ways Industrial music is a loose term for a number of different styles of Experimental music, especially but not necessarily Electronic music. Martial industrial, also known as martial music, is a Music genre originating in late 20th century Europe. Neoclassical Dark Wave refers to a music genre within the Dark Wave movement. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Mute Records is a Record label formed in 1978 by Daniel Miller primarily to release his own single "T 300000 VK (300000 Verschiedene Krawalle is a Techno side-project of Laibach Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia (Republika Slovenija) is a Country in southern Central Europe bordering Italy to the west Avant-garde music is a subjective term that can be used in different ways Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. Industrial music is a loose term for a number of different styles of Experimental music, especially but not necessarily Electronic music. Martial industrial, also known as martial music, is a Music genre originating in late 20th century Europe. Neoclassical Dark Wave refers to a music genre within the Dark Wave movement. Laibach formed June 1, 1980 in Trbovlje, Slovenia. Events 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is Assassinated 987 - Hugh Capet is elected Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Trbovlje (population 16290 is a town and municipality in central Slovenia. Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia (Republika Slovenija) is a Country in southern Central Europe bordering Italy to the west Laibach represents the music wing of the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) art collective, of which it was a founding member in 1984. Neue Slowenische Kunst (a German phrase meaning "New Slovenian Art" aka NSK, is a controversial political Art collective that The name "Laibach" is the German name for Slovenia's capital city, Ljubljana. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. Ljubljana ( is the largest and Capital city of Slovenia. It is located in the center of the country and is a mid-sized city of some 270000 inhabitants
Laibach has frequently been accused of both far left and far right political stances due to their use of uniforms and totalitarian-style aesthetics and also due to the Wagnerian influence found in some of their music, notably the thunder in "Sympathy for the Devil (Time for a Change)" and releases such as Macbeth. Ultra-left|Radical left|Radicalism (historical|Hard left Far left and extreme left are terms used to discuss the position a group or person occupies within a Political spectrum Far right, extreme right, ultra-right, or radical right are terms used to discuss the qualitative or quantitative position a group A uniform is a set of standard Clothing worn by members of an organization while participating in that organization's activity Totalitarianism (or totalitarian rule) is a concept used to describe Political systems where a State regulates nearly every aspect of public and private Aesthetics or esthetics ( also spelled æsthetics) is commonly known as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values sometimes called They were also accused of being members of the neonationalism movement which reincarnates modern ideas of nationalism. Laibach always denied this strongly. Laibach are quoted as saying "We are fascists as much as Hitler was a painter" when confronted with such accusations. Hi and welcome to Wikipedia! Please understand that this article is frequently vandalized and vandalism is reverted immediately 
Laibach is notorious for rarely stepping out of character. Out of character (sometimes abbreviated to OOC) is a phrase used in entertainment and Role-playing to differentiate between a person playing a character Some releases feature artwork by the Communist and early Dada artist/satirist, John Heartfield. Communism is a Socioeconomic structure that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian, classless, stateless Society based For other meanings see Dada (disambiguation DaDa is a Concept album by Alice Cooper, released John Heartfield ( June 19, 1891 – April 26, 1968) is the anglicized name of the German Photomontage artist Laibach concerts have sometimes aesthetically appeared as political rallies. When interviewed, they answer in wry manifestos, showing a paradoxical lust and condemnation for authority. 
Richard Wolfson wrote of the group:
Laibach's method is extremely simple, effective and horribly open to misinterpretation. Richard Wolfson ( 25 April, 1955 in Solihull, England - 1 February, 2005) was a British Musician, First of all, they absorb the mannerisms of the enemy, adopting all the seductive trappings and symbols of state power, and then they exaggerate everything to the edge of parody. A state is a political association with effective Sovereignty over a geographic Area and representing a Population. . . Next they turn their focus to highly charged issues — the West's fear of immigrants from Eastern Europe, the power games of the EU, the analogies between Western democracy and totalitarianism. The European Union ( EU) is a political and economic union of twenty-seven member states, located primarily in Democracy is a form of government in which the supreme power is held completely by the people under a free electoral system Totalitarianism (or totalitarian rule) is a concept used to describe Political systems where a State regulates nearly every aspect of public and private 
Laibach is also known for their cover versions, which are often used to subvert the original message or intention of the song—a notable example being their version of the song "Life is Life" on the album Opus Dei (1987). In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released Opus Dei is the fourth album by Laibach. It was released in 1987 Laibach's version completely changes the meaning of the original song ("Live is Life") from the original writers' (Opus, an Austrian arena rock band) intentions. Opus is an Austrian pop - rock group which was formed in 1973, and is still active today Opus is an Austrian pop - rock group which was formed in 1973, and is still active today Whereas the original is a feel-good reggae anthem, Laibach's subversive interpretation twists the melody into a sinister, rolling military march. The refrain is at one instance translated into German, giving an eerie example of the sensitivity of its lyrics to context.
Other notable covers include the entirety of the Beatles album Let It Be (1988)—with the exclusion of the title track—and their maxi-single Sympathy for the Devil (1988) which deconstructs the Rolling Stones song of the same name with seven different interpretations of the song. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 Let It Be is the twelfth and final original album released by The Beatles. " Sympathy for the Devil " is a song by The Rolling Stones which first appeared as the opening track on the band's 1968 album Beggars Banquet Deconstruction is a term used in Philosophy, Literary criticism, and the Social sciences, popularised through its usage by Jacques Derrida in Opus Dei—itself entitled in apparent reference to their cover of Opus's reggae anthem "Live is Life", the P2 lodge, and the eponymous Catholic organization—features a cover of Queen's "One Vision" with lyrics translated into German under the title Geburt einer Nation, starkly revealing the ambiguity of lines like "One race one hope/One real decision". Opus Dei is the fourth album by Laibach. It was released in 1987 Opus is an Austrian pop - rock group which was formed in 1973, and is still active today Opus is an Austrian pop - rock group which was formed in 1973, and is still active today Propaganda Due or P2 was a Masonic lodge operating under the jurisdiction of the Grand Orient of Italy from 1877 to 1976 (when its charter was withdrawn Queen were an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist " One Vision " is a song written and recorded by the band Queen, first released as a single in 1985 and then included on their 1986 album The Birth of a Nation (also known as The Clansman) a Silent film directed by D In NATO (1994), Laibach also memorably re-work Europe's glam metal anthem "The Final Countdown" as a Wagnerian disco epic. NATO October 10 1994 is an album by Slovenian industrial / techno group Laibach, named after NATO Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby in 1979 under Glam metal (also known as pop metal) is a sub-genre of Heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the United States. " The Final Countdown " is a rock song written by Joey Tempest for Europe's third studio album The Final Countdown (1986 Disco is a Genre of dance-oriented music whose origins are hard to define
In 2004, Laibach re-mixed the song "Ohne Dich" by Rammstein in a significantly altered version. Rammstein (ˈʀamʃtaɪ̯n is a German Industrial metal band founded in Berlin, and consisting of Till Lindemann ( lead vocals Unlike the solo male vocals in the Rammstein original, this re-mix features both male and female vocals (supplied by Laibach's Milan Fras and Mina Špiler from the band Melodrom), and the orchestral sound of the original has been supplemented—and in some sections even replaced—by a more electronic element. Melodrom are Mina Špiler ( vocals) Matevž Grad ( Guitar, programming) Miha Žargi ( bass) Matej Nolda ( The lyrics of the song were also subtly altered, most noticeably in the chorus: the original version was "Ohne dich kann ich nicht sein" (roughly: "without you I cannot exist"), whereas Laibach's re-worked the chorus declares "Ohne mich kannst du nicht sein" (roughly: "Without me you cannot exist").
Although primarily a musical group, Laibach has sometimes worked in other media. In their early years, especially before the founding of NSK, Laibach produced several works of visual art. Probably the most historically important was MB 84 Memorandum (1984) an image of a black cross that served as a way to advertise Laibach's appearances during a period in the 1980s when the government of Yugoslavia banned the name "Laibach". A cross is a geometrical figure consisting of two lines or bars perpendicular to each other dividing one or two of the lines in half The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ( Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian: 
Slovene singer and radio announcer Anja Rupel has performed with the group. Slovenes or Slovenians ( Slovene Slovenci, dual Slovenca, singular Slovenec, feminine Slovenke, dual Slovenki Anja Rupel (born March 19, 1966) is a Slovene pop Singer, Songwriter, Radio announcer and journalist
Some early Laibach albums were pure industrial, with hard industrial percussions, heavy rhythms, and roaring vocals. Later in the mid-80s, the Laibach sound became more richly layered with samples from classical music—including from Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Gustav Theodore Holst (21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934was an English Composer and was a music teacher for nearly 20 years The Planets Op 32 is a seven- movement Orchestral suite by the British composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 The band began their tradition of cover songs in 1987 with the album Opus Dei, where their sound was changed again to take on a more pop sound with classic pop structures.
Some early material by Laibach and later neoclassical releases by the band—such as 1990's Macbeth release—were influential on certain artists within the martial music genre. Martial industrial, also known as martial music, is a Music genre originating in late 20th century Europe. Neoclassicism in music was a 20th century development particularly popular in the period between the two World Wars in which composers drew inspiration from music of the 18th century
The popular German musical group Rammstein has acknowledged influence by both the aesthetic approach and material of Laibach. Rammstein (ˈʀamʃtaɪ̯n is a German Industrial metal band founded in Berlin, and consisting of Till Lindemann ( lead vocals When members of Laibach were asked by an interviewer about Rammstein "stealing" from them, they responded that "Laibach does not believe in originality. . . Therefore, Rammstein could not 'steal' much from us. They simply let themselves get inspired by our work, which is absolutely a legitimate process. We are glad that they made it. In a way, they have proven once again that a good 'copy' can make more money on the market than the 'original. ' ". Laibach would later provide a remix for the Rammstein single "Ohne Dich".
Out on July 9, 2007 via Laibach's own label NSK are 4 releases by the Laibach side-projects 300. Events 455 - Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 000 VK and Rotor. From the electronic project Rotor featuring Mina Špiler (Melodrom/Laibach) comes "Phonophobia" and "Rotorsphere" which both combine 'modern technology effects, live-experimentations, DJ-compatible rhythms and techno-industrial mayhem' as they call it. Next is 300. 000 VK with two reissues, "Hard Drive : Bill Gates" and "Paracelsus", the first holding mostly hard and fast drum'n'bass techno. "Paracelsus" from its side has been out of print for several years since its original release on 31 October 1994. Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) 
Laibach has been the subject of several documentaries:
In 1978 Dejan Knez formed his very first band Salte Morale. Predictions of Fire or Prerokbe Ognja ( 1996) is a Documentary film by American filmmaker Michael Benson about The Serbo-Croatian language or Croato-Serbian language (cрпскохрватски језик srpskohrvatski jezik) is a South Slavic Diasystem Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar)  Basically, Salte Morale was the first incarnation of Laibach. During summer holidays 1980 after the suggestion of Knez father, famous Slovenian painter and artist Janez Knez, the band changed the name into Laibach. This incarnation included Dejan Knez, Srečko Bajda, Andrej Lupinc and Bine Zerko. In the first period Laibach were a quintet, but soon after that they declared that Laibach has only four members – ‘Vier Personen’. Sometimes those four members of the band were signed with their pseudonyms: Dachauer, Keller, Saliger and Eber. . From the mid ‘80s until mid ‘90s the four full time members were Dejan Knez, Milan Fras, Ervin Markošek and Ivan Jani Novak. From time to time, some other persons, such as Oto Rimele or Nikola Sekulović, famous bass player from the Demolition Group, and some other musicians (such as Matej Mršnik and Roman Dečman) joined Laibach. Unfortunately, Ervin Markošek and Dejan Knez became serious drug addicts; and both left the band. Knez joined the group again during the WAT tour; and again on the promo concert of the Kunst der Fuge in Leipzig. WaT ( W entz a nd T eppei is a Japanese pop duo composed of singers/songwriters Eiji Wentz and Teppei Koike The Art of Fugue or The Art of the Fugue (original German Die Kunst der Fuge) BWV 1080 is an incomplete masterpiece This sort of fix restores section edit linkpoints to where they belong In the meanwhile Knez was not in the band. Markošek again appears on the press photos for WAT. WaT ( W entz a nd T eppei is a Japanese pop duo composed of singers/songwriters Eiji Wentz and Teppei Koike On the press photos for Volk album were Ivan Novak, Milan Fras, Boris Benko and Primož Hladnik. See also Folk (disambiguation, Volk (disambiguation Folk is one of the Germanic roots that mean "(of the people" or "our Benko and Hladnik are members of the group Silence, and collaborators on the Volk album. Silence is a Slovenian electronic, Synth pop and Soundtrack music composing duo consisting of Boris Benko (singer and songwriter