Kong

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Formed: 1988.
On Hiatus: 2000-2007.
Reformed: 2008.

KONG is an instrumental four-piece outfit from Amsterdam, formed as a side project for Dutch musicians Dirk De Vries, Mark Drillich, Rob Smits and Aldo Sprenger. The band combines loud guitars, heavy drums, electronic beats, weird samples and melds elements of heavy metal, progressive rock, electronics and the avantgarde.

KONG are notable for their use of "Quadraphony" whilst performing live, where each individual bandmember performs on individual stages with independent P.A. stacks in each corner of each respective venue to create a "three dimensional" and "moving" sound-scape.

In 1999 the group decided to go on hiatus, leaving the future of the band unclear. Seven years later bassist Mark Drillich expressed interest in reviving the project, he was eventually joined by new members Tijs Keverkamp (guitar), Mandy Hopman (drums) and David Kox (guitar). This lineup yielded the album What It Seems Is What You Get and directly after its release KONG began touring and performing live once more.

At the beginning of 2013 Mandy Hopman has left the group and has been replaced later that year by Oscar Alblas, who has already played the drums on the 2014 album Stern.
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Albums

KTB 1 CD Kong - Mute Poet Vocalizer album art Kong Mute Poet Vocalizer (Album) Dreamtime, Dreamtime KTB 1 CD US 1990 Sell This Version
KTB 6 CD, 320 2006 2 41 Kong - Phlegm album art Kong Phlegm (Album) Dreamtime, Rough Trade KTB 6 CD, 320 2006 2 41 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CDKTB 17 Kong - Push Comes To Shove album art Kong Push Comes To Shove (Album) Dreamtime CDKTB 17 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Kong - Earmined album art Kong Earmined (Album) Roadrunner Records none Europe 1997 Sell This Version
MASS 0684 Kong - Freakçontrol album art Kong Freakçontrol (Album) Roadrunner Records MASS 0684 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
none Kong - Live 89-99 album art Kong Live 89-99 Not On Label (Kong Self-released) none Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
KGM101 Kong - What It Seems Is What You Get album art Kong What It Seems Is What You Get (Album) Kongenial KGM101 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
KGR102 Kong - Merchants Of Air album art Kong Merchants Of Air (Album) Kongenial KGR102 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
KGR103 Kong - Live At FZW album art Kong Live At FZW(CD, Ltd) Kongenial KGR103 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
KGR104 Kong - Stern album art Kong Stern (Album) Kongenial KGR104 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Kong - Kong album art Kong Kong(Cass, EP, Promo, Smplr, S/Edition) Not On Label (Kong Self-released) none Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
GSP / RTD 129.1762.0 Kong - Konjunction album art Kong Konjunction (Comp, EP) Golden Shower Productions GSP / RTD 129.1762.0 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
KTB 8 Kong - Ditch album art Kong Ditch(10", Promo, W/Lbl) Dreamtime KTB 8 UK 1995 Sell This Version
RR 2179-3 Kong - Pumπ Probe album art Kong Pumπ Probe(CD, Maxi) Roadrunner Records RR 2179-3 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
none Kong - Phlegmatism album art Kong Phlegmatism(File, MP3, WAV, WMA, EP) Not On Label none Germany 2020

Compilations

CDVILE 87, 610872, 085-139652 Kong - 88 - 95 album art Kong 88 - 95 (Comp) Peaceville, Peaceville, Peaceville CDVILE 87, 610872, 085-139652 UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Kong - Remixes 93-99 album art Kong Remixes 93-99 (Comp) Not On Label (Kong Self-released) none Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
none Kong - Outtakes & Rarities 1988 - 1997 album art Kong Outtakes & Rarities 1988 - 1997 (Comp, Album) Not On Label (Kong Self-released) none Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Kong - Kong album art Kong Kong(Cass, S/Sided, Promo) Not On Label none Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
none Kong - Untitled album art Kong Untitled(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label none Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
none Kong - Push Comes To Shove album art Kong Push Comes To Shove(Cass, Promo, 3 S) Dreamtime none Germany 1995 Sell This Version
none Kong - Live Intro Tracks album art Kong Live Intro Tracks(3xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Kong Self-released) none Netherlands 2009