Slovenian post-industrial band formed 1980 in Trbovlje. Initially one of the founders of martial industrial music, they changed their musical direction to a more rock-, pop- and techno-/dance-inspired crossover style.

Laibach is the German name for Slovenia's capital city Ljubljana.

Official members are: Dachauer, Eber, Keller, Saliger

Hidden members and collaborators:
Andrej Lupinc - founder, bass guitar
Anja Rupel - vocals
Bine Zerko - founder
Boris Benko - synthesizer
Borut Kržišnik - guitar
Damjan Bizilj - synthesizer
Dan Landin - clarinet
Dare Hočevar - bass guitar
Dejan Knez - founder, keyboards, electronics, voice, drums
Dragoslav Radojković - drums
Ervin Markošek - drums, keyboards, electronics
Eva Breznikar - vocals, percussion
Fritz Catlin - drums
Ivan Novak - lights, projection, also electronics and voice in a few concerts
Iztok Turk - electronics
Janez Gabrič - drums
Johnatan Langram - vocals
Jože Pegam - saxophone
Lado Jakša - saxophone, keyboards
Luka Jamnik - synthesizer
Marko Košnik - electronics
Matej Mršnik - guitars
Matjaž Pegam - drums
Milan Fras - vocals
Mina Špiler - vocals, synthesizer
Nataša Regovec - vocals, percussion
Nikola Sekulović - bass guitar
Oto Rimele - guitar
Peter Lovšin - guitar
Peter Mlakar -
Primož Hladnik - synthesizer
Roman Dečman - drums
Sašo Vollmaier - synthesizer
Srečko Bajda - founder, electronics
Tomaž Hostnik - vocals
Tone Dimnik - drums
Uroš Umek -
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Laibach Discography


Laibach Through The Occupied Netherlands Staalplaat, Staaltape Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
Laibach Rekapitulacija 1980-84 (Album) Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Laibach Neu Konservatiw (Album) Not On Label (Laibach) Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Laibach Laibach (Album) ŠKUC Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
V205 Laibach Live In V2(Cass) V2_Archief V205 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
ST 00J Laibach Ein Schauspieler(Cass) Staalplaat, Staaltape ST 00J Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
Laibach The Occupied Europe Tour 1985 (Album) Side Effects UK 1986 Sell This Version
Laibach Nova Akropola (Album) Cherry Red Germany 1986 Sell This Version
#4 Laibach Divergences / Divisions(Cass, Num, C60) Rassclat Inc. #4 France 1986 Sell This Version
Laibach Opus Dei (Album) Mute Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Laibach Krst Pod Triglavom - Baptism (Album) Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien, Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien, Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien, Sub Rosa Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Laibach Let It Be (Album) Mute UK 1988 Sell This Version
Laibach Sympathy For The Devil (MiniAlbum, Comp, Album) Restless Records, Mute US 1988 Sell This Version
Laibach Macbeth (Album) Mute UK 1989 Sell This Version
Laibach Kapital (Album) Mute Italy 1992 Sell This Version
Laibach Ljubljana - Zagreb - Beograd (Album) The Grey Area UK 1993 Sell This Version
Laibach NATO (Album) Mute Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Laibach Jesus Christ Superstars (Album) Mute Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Laibach Occupied Europe NATO Tour 1994-95 (Album) The Grey Area UK 1996 Sell This Version
Laibach M.B. December 21, 1984 (Album) The Grey Area, Mute, NSK Recordings Bulgaria 1997 Sell This Version
Laibach WAT (Album) Mute, Mute UK 2003 Sell This Version
Laibach Volk (Album) Mute, Mute Russia 2006 Sell This Version
none Laibach Volk Tour, London CC Club 16.04.2007(2xCDr, Album, Ltd) Live Here Now none UK & Ireland 2007 Sell This Version
Laibach Laibachkunstderfuge BWV 1080 (Album) Dallas Records UK 2008 Sell This Version
Laibach Iron Sky (The Original Film Soundtrack) (Album) Mute, Mute Europe 2012 Sell This Version

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July 19, 2015
First foreign band to be allowed to play in North Korea.


August 16, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
Personally I got a bit tired of their rhetoric. If you see it a little more closely it is a pattern that many already ripped off for their own ends (Rammstein for instance). Laibach will continue their dwelling in mud of self-indulgent politicising for life as there is no point of giving up so the only thing that remains provocative is their virtual propaganda aimed at totalitarianism always leaving the doors open to controversy of sorts.

Early recordings were shocking indeed, Tomaz Hostnik helped creating the image of a fearful regime-driven group exposing all sorts of horrors pulled from totalitarian politics (be it the nazis or especially communists) but as time went by, Laibach are no longer intriguing and their prototype dance-music lost it's challenging feel long ago. What they recently do is constant plagiarising - 'Tanz Mit Laibach' is a sad clone of far more effective DAF ('Der Sheriff'), constant covers from the last couple of albums and singles alike are witnessing their symphonic techno-rock is way deep into pathetic attempts of giving sense to dreadful songs like 'In the Army Now', 'Life is Life' or 'The Final Countdown'... On the other hand, their English sounds horrible. The way it turned out to be, they probably experineced the similar path as Joy Division with the suicide of their lead singer but while New Order continued in a respectfully subversive pop tune, Laibach became a dead end in itself - a worn-off synthesis between a certain past and unknown future.


March 31, 2004
Here is it. one of the industrial mastermind of all times truly a legend. Laibach gave music another approach. Laibach dare to confront listener with the mythology of history through the art of electronic music.
truly a vanguardist even today. their music and ideas conformed the roots of what now is considered "martial industrial or military industrial".
their works are so varied and absolutely impredictable that are really hard to explain.
from extreme noise to sampling from sampling to intelligent techno and back again. their best works are considered by many their bombastic assaults of machinery and orchestation. their later works are more subtle and less anthemic.

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