400 Blows Biography

400 Blows is an American experimental rock band formed in the late 1990s by Michael Larson and David Settle. The band's music is characterized by its heavy use of electronic instruments and its mix of various musical genres such as post-punk, industrial and noise.

400 Blows released their debut album "Fury" in 1999, and quickly gained a cult following in the American experimental and underground music scene. They gained mainstream attention with the release of their 2002 album "Black Album" which featured the hit single "Taste of Ashes".

Throughout the 2000s and 2010s, 400 Blows continued to release critically acclaimed albums such as "Cruelty" (2004), "Violence" (2008) and "Kingdom of Night" (2012) and also released several EPs and singles. Their album "Dystopia" (2015) marked a departure from their earlier sound and was considered a breakthrough success for the band.

In addition to their music, 400 Blows has been known for their elaborate stage shows and use of provocative imagery, which have been a staple of their live performances. They have also been known for their socially conscious lyrics, which often address political and social issues.

Throughout the band's career, 400 Blows has been credited as one of the most influential experimental rock bands in America and has inspired a wide range of artists in the genre. They have also been known for their anti-establishment message and for their support of various charitable organizations.


il Cabaret del Diavolo (Since 2005) was created for one reason, to bring together a mix of EBM Electronic Body Music and OldSchool Industrial of the 80's & 90's. But we play many others too of course such as SynthPop, DarkWave, Aggrotech, New Beat and Elektronische Musik. Long Live EBM!