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Laibach To Play Gig Down Coal Mine!
Luke Turner , October 4th, 2012 16:08

"Kohle ist Brot!"

As Laibach told us when we interviewed them recently, they are an industrial band born of industry. "We were industrial socialist children," they said "We ourselves worked in different factories as kids occasionally, so we could earn some money and understand what's happening in the factories. Our grandparents worked in the mines." Now, Laibach have just announced that they will honour this history with a concert in a Slovenian coal mine. This will take place on October 19th at the Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia in Velenje.

Say Laibach, "For the first time in its history, the band will perform nearly 200 m underground. At this unique event, titled Kohle ist Brot (Coal is Bread) Laibach will play a selection of their industrial songs from the early ’80s. Visitors will be escorted to the performing space 200 m below the surface with the oldest – still functioning – lift in Slovenia. The concert in the mine will last approximately 35 minutes. In the waiting hall of the Coal Mining Museum you will also be able to watch a film about Laibach, {{Victory Under the Sun}} (1988), directed by Goran Gajić, or visit the installation LAIBACH KUNST GLÜCK AUF! in the exhibition space. After both concerts the Velenje Coal Mining Brass Orchestra will perform Laibach-related music at the entrance to the mines."

More information can be found on the Laibach website.

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