Laibach Biography

Laibach is a Slovenian industrial band formed in 1980 in Trbovlje, Slovenia. The band was founded by Ivan Novak, Dejan Knez, and Milan Fras. Laibach's early work was heavily influenced by the industrial music of bands like Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire, as well as the political and social issues of the Cold War era.

Laibach's first release was the 1985 album "Neu Konservatiw", which featured a mix of industrial noise, unconventional instruments, and samples from political speeches. The band's live performances during this period were known for their use of found objects and unconventional instruments, as well as their politically charged content.

In 1986, Laibach released their second album, "Opus Dei," which marked a shift towards a more electronic sound and brought the band mainstream success in Yugoslavia. The album featured the hit single "Life is Life," which became one of the band's most popular songs.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Laibach released several more albums, including "Let It Be" (1987), "Sympathy for the Devil" (1988) and "Kapital" (1992). The band's sound during this period became more experimental and diverse, incorporating elements of world music, classical music, and traditional folk.

Laibach continues to release albums and tour to this day. The band's most recent album, "The Sound of Music," was released in 2014. Throughout their career, Laibach has been influential in the industrial and experimental music scene and continues to be respected for their political and social engagement. They are also known for their use of controversial and provocative imagery, as well as their performances that often involve political and social commentary.


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!