Kode IV

Kode IV Biography

Kode IV is an electronic music band that was formed in the late 1980s in Germany. The band was founded by members Thomas Koehler and Uwe Schmidt, who were both heavily influenced by the emerging EBM and industrial music scenes of the time.

Kode IV quickly established themselves as one of the leading acts in the German electronic music scene with their debut album "Survival" in 1989. The album was well-received by critics and fans alike, and it helped to establish the band's unique sound, characterized by heavy use of percussion, samples, and synth work.

Throughout the 1990s, Kode IV continued to release albums and tour extensively, both in Germany and internationally. They also collaborated with other artists and remixers, such as Skinny Puppy and Haujobb. Their 1996 album "The Noise Institute" was a significant commercial success in Europe and the band is considered a pioneer of the German electronic music scene.

In the early 2000s, Kode IV took a hiatus, with members pursuing solo projects and other endeavors. However, they reunited in 2010, releasing a new album "Coded Language" in 2011, and have since been performing live shows.

Kode IV's music is characterized by its hard-hitting and intense rhythms, aggressive vocals, and heavy use of samples and synths. The band's sound has evolved over the years, incorporating elements of techno, industrial, and EBM, and continues to influence and inspire many other electronic music acts today.

Despite their hiatus, the band is still active and has a dedicated fanbase. They continue to tour and perform live, and are considered a major influence on the electronic music scene.


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!