Kong

Kong

Profile:
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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Kong Discography

Albums

Kong Mute Poet Vocalizer (Album) Dreamtime, Dreamtime US 1990 Sell This Version
Kong Phlegm (Album) Dreamtime, Rough Trade UK 1992 Sell This Version
Kong Push Comes To Shove (Album) Dreamtime UK 1995 Sell This Version
Kong Earmined (Album) Roadrunner Records Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Kong Freakçontrol (Album) Roadrunner Records Poland 1999 Sell This Version
Kong Live 89-99 Not On Label (Kong Self-released) Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
Kong What It Seems Is What You Get (Album) Kongenial Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
KGR103 Kong Live At FZW(CD, Ltd) Kongenial KGR103 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
KGR102 Kong Merchants Of Air(CD, Album) Kongenial KGR102 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
KGR104 Kong Stern(CD, Album) Kongenial KGR104 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
none Kong Mute Poet Vocalizer 25th Anniversary Edition(File, FLAC, MP3) Not On Label none Netherlands 2016

Singles & EPs

Kong Konjunction (Comp, EP) Golden Shower Productions Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
KTB 8 Kong Ditch(10", W/Lbl, Promo) Dreamtime KTB 8 UK 1995 Sell This Version
RR 2179-3 Kong Pumπ Probe(CD, Single) Roadrunner Records RR 2179-3 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version

Compilations

Kong Remixes 1993 - 1999 (Comp) Not On Label (Kong Self-released) Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
Kong Outtakes & Rarities 1988 - 1997 (Comp) Not On Label (Kong Self-released) Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
CDVILE 87 / 610872 Kong 88 - 95(CD, Comp, Enh, Dig) Peaceville CDVILE 87 / 610872 UK 2001 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Kong Kong(Cass, S/Sided, Promo) Not On Label none Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
none Kong Untitled(Cass, S/Sided, Promo) Not On Label none Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version