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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Kong Discography Tracks

Albums

Kong - Mute Poet Vocalizer album art Kong Mute Poet Vocalizer (Album) Dreamtime, Dreamtime US 1990 Sell This Version
Kong - Phlegm album art Kong Phlegm (Album) Dreamtime, Rough Trade UK 1992 Sell This Version
Kong - Push Comes To Shove album art Kong Push Comes To Shove (Album) Dreamtime UK 1995 Sell This Version
Kong - Earmined album art Kong Earmined (Album) Roadrunner Records Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Kong - Freakçontrol album art Kong Freakçontrol (Album) Roadrunner Records Poland 1999 Sell This Version
Kong - Live 89-99 album art Kong Live 89-99 Not On Label (Kong Self-released) Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
Kong - What It Seems Is What You Get album art Kong What It Seems Is What You Get (Album) Kongenial Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
Kong - Merchants Of Air album art Kong Merchants Of Air (Album) Kongenial 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
Kong - Stern album art Kong Stern (Album) Kongenial Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Kong - Konjunction album art Kong Konjunction (Comp, EP) Golden Shower Productions 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, Single) Roadrunner Records RR 2179-3 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Kong - Outtakes & Rarities 88-97 album art Kong Outtakes & Rarities 88-97(CD, Album, Comp) Kongenial none 2000 Sell This Version
Kong - Remixes 1993 - 1999 album art Kong Remixes 1993 - 1999 (Comp) Not On Label (Kong Self-released) Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
CDVILE 87 / 610872 Kong - 88 - 95 album art Kong 88 - 95(CD, Comp, Enh, Dig) Peaceville CDVILE 87 / 610872 UK 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, Promo) 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