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SUICIDE COMMANDO ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASES
In the next few months SUICIDE COMMANDO will release no less than 3 (!) new releases.
Coming up soon are a new single, a special limited double vinyl & a special DCD box to celebrate 20 years of "mindstrip" which was originally released back in 2000.
More infos will follow shortly.
MORE SHOWS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA
Unfortunately we had to cancel or postpone more SUICIDE COMMANDO live shows due to the ongoing corona pandemic.
Except the entire US tour we also had to cancel or postpone shows in Germany, Belgium, Spain ...
At the moment we're still trying to find new dates for most of the postponed shows.
We'll keep you updated.
US TOUR CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA/COVID-19
With deep regret we have to announce that we have to cancel our upcoming US tour due to the travel restrictions for European citizens entering the USA. Despite the current situation we still did our utmost to make this tour happen, but unfortunately last night US president Donald Trump pulled the plug.
We hope for your understanding and we already want to thank all of you for your supportive words so far.
We'll get back to you with more news soon.
Now, please keep calm and stay healthy !
SUICIDE COMMANDO 2020 LIVE DATES
20.03.2020 Los Angeles - USA
21.03.2020 Oakland - USA
22.03.2020 Portland - USA
24.03.2020 Kansas City - USA
26.03.2020 Fairfield - USA
27.03.2020 Atlanta - USA
28.03.2020 Chicago - USA
29.03.2020 Parsipanny - USA
15.05.2020 Berlin - Germany
16.05.2020 Bischofswerda - Germany
23.05.2020 Waregem - Belgium
26.07.2020 Cologne - Germany
12.09.2020 Rotterdam - Netherlands
24.10.2020 Madrid - Spain
25.12.2020 Chemnitz - Germany
More 2020 dates to be announced soon !
MORE US SHOWS ADDED
Following US live dates are now confirmed for Spring 2020:
20.03.2020 Catch One - Los Angeles
21.03.2020 Elbo Room - Oakland
26.03.2020 The Venue - Fairfield (Ohio)
28.03.2020 Wire - Chicago
29.03.2020 Dark Side of the Con - Parsipanny (NY)
SUICIDE COMMANDO ANNOUNCE NEW US TOUR FOR 2020
With shows in Chicago (28.03.2020) and Parsippany - New York (29.03.2020) SUICIDE COMMANDO just announced the first dates of their upcoming US tour in Spring 2020.
More US dates will follow in the next weeks.
SUICIDE COMMANDO FEATURED IN AMERICAN TV SERIES
SUICIDE COMMANDO got featured with "die motherfucker die" in episode 4 from The Righteous Gemstones, a popular American comedy television series on Netflix starring big names like Danny McBride, John Goodman, Adam DeVine ...
The song was featured for almost 3 minutes.
HELLRAISER ON PICTURE DISC VINYL
On August 9th SUICIDE COMMANDO will release a limited picture disc vinyl featuring brandnew versions of "hellraiser" and "mindstripper".
"Hellraiser" originally was released in 2000 on the "mindstrip" album and became one of SUICIDE COMMANDO's biggest clubhits ever. Now, almost 20 years later, a brandnew version will be released on a special limited picture disc vinyl.
The A-side furthermore will hold another brand new interpretation of the song "mindstripper", while on the B-side you'll find the original version of "hellraiser" and the rare "kevorkian" both remastered.
NEW AMERICA TOURDATES COMPLETE
End of June SUICIDE COMMANDO will start their "impaled part 1" tour throughout selected US and Canada cities.
Here's where you can catch them live:
21.06.2019 The Orpheum - Tampa - USA
22.06.2019 Bar XIII - Wilmington - USA
24.06.2019 Mohawk Place - Buffalo - USA
26.06.2019 Foufounes Electriques - Montreal - Canada
28.06.2019 Highline - Seattle - USA
29.06.2019 The Oriental Theater - Denver - USA
30.06.2019 Dickens - Calgary - Canada
NEW AMERICA TOUR & OTHER LIVE SHOWS ANNOUNCED
After a short break SUICIDE COMMANDO will soon hit the road again for a bunch of new live shows in Europe, but also a new North America tour is announced for end of June, with shows in Tampa, Denver, Seattle, Montreal …
Check out our live dates section for all new dates.
And more is yet to come ...
HAPPY NEW YEAR
In name of the entire SUICIDE COMMANDO crew we want to wish you all the very best for the new year !
Thanks for your neverending support during the last year(s).
Please welcome 2019 !
2018 BUSIEST SUICIDE COMMANDO YEAR EVER
With already 25 live shows done and 1 more to come on Dec. 22nd (@ Das Bett in Frankfurt - Germany), 2018 became the busiest SUICIDE COMMANDO year ever.
New shows (including a new USA tour) for 2019 are already in planning, so more is to come soon.
MORE TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
2018 seems to become the busiest year in SUICIDE COMMANDO's career so far.
After successful shows in Mexico, USA, Sweden and Denmark, the band soon can be seen on stage here:
26.07.2018 Munich - Germany
27.07.2018 Cologne - Germany
04.08.2018 Utrecht - Holland
19.08.2018 Amougies - Belgium
14.09.2018 Flums Hochwiese - Swiss
15.09.2018 Turin - Italy
27.10.2018 Helsinki - Finland
28.10.2018 London - UK
More shows will be announced soon/
"DEATH WILL FIND YOU" REACHES THE TOP
"Death lies waiting" from the new single/EP "Death will find you" once again reached the N° 1 positions in both the German Electronic Web Charts (GEWC) and the German Alternative Charts (DAC).
The single/EP was released on May 4th on Out Of Line & Metropolis Records.
NEW NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
End of May SUICIDE COMMANDO will return to North America for the second leg of their "forest of the impaled" tour.
The tour will start with 2 dates in Mexico, before doing 6 more US shows.
Here are now the dates:
25.05.2018 Mexico City (Mex)
26.05.2018 Tijuana (Mex)
27.05.2018 Portland (USA)
29.05.2018 Richmond (USA)
31.05.2018 Pittsburgh (USA)
01.06.2018 Milwaukee (USA)
02.06.2018 Providence (USA)
03.06.2018 Palm Beach (USA)
NEW SINGLE COMING UP
SUICIDE COMMANDO just announced a new EP/MCD will be coming up soon.
The special limited EP will feature besides the 2 main tracks (reworked versions of "death lies waiting" and "we are transitory", both from the latest "forest of the impaled" album), 2 brandnew songs and several exclusive remixes.
More details will follow soon.
IIXIII 2018 IIXIII
Happy new year to you all !
Meanwhile 2017 already seems far gone and history, but less us look back one more time ...
2017 was a great year for SUICIDE COMMANDO, our long awaited new album "forest of the impaled" did amazingly well and even reached the official german album charts at an incredible 28th position.
We also did some extensive touring again with a new USA tour, but also shows in Spain, Greece and even Malta, being the very first alternative electro band ever playing in Malta ...
And 2018 is looking to become a very busy touring year as well, with many new shows already announced and many more to come.
We're also working on a new single which should be out before summer.
And maybe we'll have some more surprises up our sleeves for you.
Thanks for your neverending support and see you soon !
WEBSITE UPDATE, NEW ONLINE MAIL ORDER SHOP AND MORE ...
We finally were able to do a major website update, including updated discography, biography, lyrics ...
Furthermore we finally have a new SUICIDE COMMANDO online mail order shop at www.suicidecommando.bigcartel.com
You can also follow SUICIDE COMMANDO on Twitter:
"FOREST OF THE IMPALED" ENTERS THE OFFICIAL GERMAN CHARTS
"Forest of the impaled", the new album from SUICIDE COMMANDO entered the official german album top 100 charts at position 28.
After "when evil speaks", SUICIDE COMMANDO's previous album, already entered the official german media control charts at an amazing position 47, the new album now topped it with this fantastic chart entry.
"FOREST OF THE IMPALED" OUT NOW !
"Forest of the impaled", the 9th full length album from SUICIDE COMMANDO is out now (official release date 21.07.2017) in Europe through Out Of Line Music.
In the USA and the rest of the world the album will be released early September through Metropolis Records.
NEW ALBUM "FOREST OF THE IMPALED" COMING THIS SUMMER
The long awaited new SUICIDE COMMANDO album will be entitled "Forest of the impaled" and will be released in Europe through Out Of Line still this summer. In the USA Metropolis Records will release the album early September.
The album will be available in not less then 5 different formats:
- regular CD
- limited 2CD edition including an extra remix CD
- limited 4CD edition including an extra remix CD, tribute CD and bonus single
- a limited vinyl edition
More infos will follow soon.
NEW US TOUR SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
It is promising to become a very busy autumn this year for SUICIDE COMMANDO as the band also finally will return to the US for a new tour.
Here are now the confirmed shows for the US tour:
29.09.2017 Newark, QXTs
30.09.2017 Newark, QXTs (worldwide exclusive vintage show)
02.10.2017 Tampa, Orpheum
03.10.2017 Austin, Elysium
04.10.2017 Denver, The Oriental Theater
07.10.2017 LA, Das Bunker
NEW ALBUM COMING SOON
It took a bit longer then expected but we now finally can announce that the new SUICIDE COMMANDO album is almost finished and scheduled to be released this summer.
At this moment Johan is putting the last hand on the final songs for the follow up for the 2013 released "when evil speaks".
So stay tuned for more details soon !
30 YEARS OF SUICIDE COMMANDO GIFT
As a special thank you for all visitors of the 30 years of SUICIDE COMMANDO anniversary show in Leopoldsburg, Johan compiled and released the "collective suicide 1986-2016" CD sampler, featuring a collection of previously unreleased, rare or limited material from 1986 till 2016.
"collective suicide 1986-2016" was released as a special limited edition on 250 copies and won't be available in the shops.
ANNIVERSARY SHOW IN LEOPOLDSBURG SOLD OUT !
The special 30 years of SUICIDE COMMANDO anniversary show in Johan's hometown Leopoldsburg on Oct. 22nd is already sold out since a couple of weeks.
SUICIDE COMMANDO will do a special double show (a vintage set + a best of show) with special guests and after party.
Place to be: YAP - Leopoldsburg (Belgium)
SUICIDE COMMANDO HEADLINER AT DETI NOCHI FESTIVAL
SUICIDE COMMANDO is this year's headliner at the Ukrainian DETI NOCHI Festival on Sep. 24th in Kiew.
It's the very first time SUICIDE COMMANDO will play in Ukraine, so don't miss this unique opportunity.
EXCLUSIVE ANNIVERSARY SHOW IN LEOPOLDSBURG
To celebrate 30 years of SUICIDE COMMANDO, Johan Van Roy decided to do a special exclusive and one time only double live show in his own hometown Leopoldsburg (Belgium) on Oct. 22nd 2016.
This double show (vintage set presenting the band's early works + a best of show) will take place at YAP, a small club in Leopoldsburg.
Don't miss this unique double show as it will be the only time ever to see both shows on one evening !
COMPENDIUM X30 & BIND TORTURE KILL DOUBLE VINYL
Dependent, the former label of SUICIDE COMMANDO, decided to re-issue all SUICIDE COMMANDO albums ever released on their label between 1999 and 2007, under the name "Compendium X30".
The release will come in a special boxset containing 9 CD's + 1 live DVD, for a low special price. Release date is set for May 13th !
2 weeks later Dependent also will re-release the "bind, torture, kill" album as a special limited (to 500 copies only) double gatefold vinyl. The double vinyl will include the entire "bind, torture, kill" CD + 4 rare bonus tracks.
ANOTHER TAPE RE-RELEASE ON CD COMING
After the very successful re-issue of SUICIDE COMMANDO's "Electro Convulsion Therapy" tape from 1993 on LP/CD, SUICIDE COMMANDO will now also re-release another old tape from 1992 "Black Flowers".
The re-issue of "Black Flowers" will be released as a strictly limited digipack CD on April 1st on the Berlin based Sleepless Records from Eric Van Wonterghem (Sonar/Monolith/Absolute Body Control) and will feature as bonus an extra Industrial soundscape of over 30 minutes called "Baustellen".
SUICIDE COMMANDO ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE DATES
SUICIDE COMMANDO just announced a new bunch of live dates coming up this year, here's an actual list of which shows are confirmed so far:
13.02.2016 E-Only Festival - Leipzig - Germany >>> vintage show
05.03.2016 E-tropolis Festival - Oberhausen - Germany >>> vintage show
18.03.2016 Out Of Line Weekender - Berlin - Germany
09.04.2016 Zürich - Swiss
14.05.2016 WGT - Leipzig - Germany
24.07.2016 Amphi Festival - Cologne - Germany
13/14.08.2016 M'era Luna Festival - Hildesheim - Germany
01.10.2016 Paris - France >>> vintage show
26.11.2016 Schattenwelt Festival - Schwechat - Austria
More shows are in planning and will be announced soon.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !
And so another year comes to an end. It sure wasn't the best year due to ongoing health issues which obliged me to delay the new album and cancel/postpone quite a few live shows.
Fortunately there still was the successful release of the new "the pain that you like" single and the re-release of the "electro convuslion therapy" tape on vinyl/CD.
2016 is promising to become a much better year again with the release of the long awaited new album, a tribute album, many new live shows across the world and a special 30 years of SUICIDE COMMANDO celebration !
I hereby want to thank you all for your support throughout the years and wish you all a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR and a good health !!!
SEE YOU IN ... 2016 !!!
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FOR "ELECTRO CONVULSION THERAPY"
Good news for those looking for the re-release of the "electro convulsion therapy" LP/CD.
Due to the high demand the album is now also available as digital download and this on platforms like iTunes or Bandcamp.
Find the digital downloads here:
SUICIDE COMMANDO CANCELS REMAINING LIVE SHOWS 2015
Due to ongoing health issues SUICIDE COMMANDO decided to cancel all remaining live shows for this year. This means SUICIDE COMMANDO won't be able to do the live shows in Sittard (Holland) and Paris (France) early December.
We sincerely apologize to all our fans and to the organisors of both these events.
The band hopes to return on stage early 2016 ! More details will follow.
"ELECTRO CONVULSION THERAPY" RE-RELEASE ON VINYL
"Electro Convulsion Therapy", released in 1993, was the last official demo tape from SUICIDE COMMANDO before they were signed to the german OffBeat label.
More than 20 years later SUICIDE COMMANDO now is re-releasing this last demo tape as a special limited to 500 copies and remastered vinyl LP, including a free bonus CD with more demo material from the early years of SUICIDE COMMANDO.
The LP will be released on the Minimal Maximal label from Dirk Ivens and will be out on Oct. 30th !
NEW SINGLE "THE PAIN THAT YOU LIKE" OUT NOW !
The new single "the pain that you like" is finally out since July 24th and was released in 2 different versions (as a regular CD version and as a strictly limited to 250 copies picture vinyl bundle), both released on Out Of Line Records.
A digital version is also available in the USA through Metropolis Records.
NEW SINGLE COMING UP IN JULY !
"the pain that you like" is the title of the brandnew SUICIDE COMMANDO single coming up in July.
The new single will have Jean Luc Demeyer from Front 242 as special guest vocalist and will also include remixes by C-lekktor, Decoded Feedback, FragileChild and Pride & Fall.
"the pain that you like" will be available in 3 different versions (a normal MCD version, as digital download and as special limited fan edition including a strictly limited vinyl version) and will be released on July 24th through Out Of Line records.
NEW VIDEOCLIP ONLINE
You can now find a brandnew SUICIDE COMMANDO videoclip online from "evacuate (where's the exit remix)", taken from the latest "when evil speaks" album.
Check out the link below:
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE SUICIDE COMMANDO HQ
In name of the entire SUICIDE COMMANDO crew we would like to wish you all a happy 2015 !
2014 wasn't exactly the best year for SUICIDE COMMANDO. We still had our latest "unterwelt" single storming the clubs at the beginning of 2014, but what was supposed to become another year with extensive touring around the globe, 2 times ended up in hospital after our shows in Berlin (dislocated ankle) and only few weeks later in Los Angeles (torn ligaments and meniscus) which lead to operation end of June. Rehab took several months and in fact still is not over, but I'm happy we already could return on stage in October, so the year wasn't completely fucked up.
2015 is promising to become much better with planned new releases (new single, new album, a vinyl compilation ...) and new live shows around the world, so we ain't dead yet !
On Oct. 24th SUICIDE COMMANDO finally returned on stage after Johan's knee surgery which kept him from stage for over 5 months.
Here's now an update of what is still coming up next:
15.11.2014 Brescia - Italy
13.12.2014 Malmö - Sweden
07.02.2015 Cannes - France
02.05.2015 Mannheim - Germany
15/16.05.2015 Neerpelt - Belgium (Eurorock festival)
08/09.08.2015 Hildesheim - Germany (M'era Luna festival)
SUICIDE COMMANDO ANNOUNCE NEW LIVE DATES
After all the recent cancellations due to Johan's knee surgery, the band now started announcing new live dates again for the end of the year.
This means you'll soon get to see SUICIDE COMMANDO back on stage.
Here's a short list of what is still announced and coming up soon:
16.08.2014 Alt Fest - Kettering - UK
24.10.2014 Nurnberg - Germany (new date)
31.10.2014 Prag - Czech Republic
01.11.2014 Leipzig - Germany
15.11.2014 Brescia - Italy (new date)
SUICIDE COMMANDO NOW ALSO CANCELS SHOW AT BLACKFIELD
Due to the ongoing injury of Johan's knee SUICIDE COMMANDO now also had to cancel their scheduled show at this years Blackfield Festival in Gelsenkirchen (Germany) on June 21st.
Whether any further shows will be affected is not known at this moment, but we'll keep you posted here and on the Facebook profile of SUICIDE COMMANDO at www.facebook.com/IIXIII
VINTAGE SHOWS IN NEW YORK AND TORONTO CANCELLED !
Due to the unfortunate knee injury incurred at their Los Angeles show end of April, it is with deep regret that Johan now has to cancel both the planned vintage shows in New York (22.05.2014) and Toronto (24.05.2014).
MRI scan of the knee showed a torn ACL (ligaments), so recovery will take several more weeks.
At this moment it is unknown if more future shows have to be cancelled, but we obviously will keep you informed.
THANK YOU AMERICA
SUICIDE COMMANDO just returned from the first part of their American 2014 tour which brought them to cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Tampa and Mexico City.
Unfortunately Johan badly injured his knee (severe fracture of the ligaments) during the sold out Los Angeles show but nonetheless continued doing the last shows with brace and crutches although forbidden by the doctors.
Recovery might take up to several weeks.
We hereby want to thank all for their warm welcome, supportive words and understanding of this unfortunate situation.
SUICIDE COMMANDO RETURNS TO THE US, MEXICO & CANADA
After their last successful stops in the US, Mexico and Canada ... SUICIDE COMMANDO soon will return to America again for some more live shows.
The first part of their Amercian tour will bring them to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Tampa and Mexico City.
End of May the band will return for 2 more (exclusive vintage) shows in New York and Toronto (Canada).
Check out our livedates section for the precise dates.
Don't miss this unique occasion to catch SUICIDE COMMANDO in your neighborhood.
SUICIDE COMMANDO NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
With 2013 one of the most successful years in SUICIDE COMMANDO'S history just came to an end with the releases of the "unterwelt" single, "see you in hell" on vinyl and the "when evil speaks" album that even made it onto position 47 in the official german album charts.
2014 already promises to become as busy and prosperous, with lots of new live shows, more remix work and Johan also plan to start working on a brandnew album.
So no rest for the wicked ...
Happy new year and see you ... in 2014 !
SUICIDE COMMANDO FRONTMAN RETURNS WITH SIDE PROJECT
SUICIDE COMMANDO frontman Johan Van Roy after more then 15 years returns with his EBM side project LESCURE 13, which he founded together with Stefan Bens from STIN SCATZOR back in 1989.
They now return with a DCD called "too much ... motherf***ers" which holds brandnew material and remakes of old LESCURE 13 classics on CD1, and a collection of old and rare material taken from their early demo tapes from the early nineties on CD2.
The DCD will be released on Nov. 29th on Out Of Line Records.
SUICIDE COMMANDO RELEASES "SEE YOU IN HELL" ON VINYL
"See you in hell", the song that made SUICIDE COMMANDO immortal and one of the leading acts in the scene back in the nineties, will finally be released as a special limited picture disc vinyl.
The 12" picture disc will furthermore include old time classics "save me", "murder" (in a previously unreleased version) and the long deleted "remember".
Out on Out Of Line Records on Nov. 29th, same day as the planned new single "unterwelt".
NEW SINGLE FOR SUICIDE COMMANDO
"Unterwelt" will be the brandnew SUICIDE COMMANDO single taken from the last "when evil speaks" album, to be released on Nov. 29th 2013.
The new single will contain 9 songs with a total playing time of over 41 minutes, remixes from Binary Park, Reaper, Nitronoise, FragileChild, Acylum and Wynardtage, own new versions of "unterwelt" and a brandnew song called "body machine body".
Limited to 999 copies, out Nov. 29th on Out Of Line Records.
MANY NEW SUICIDE COMMANDO LIVE DATES COMING UP !
We have lots of new SUICIDE COMMANDO live dates to announce, so here we go:
14.09.2013 Moscow - Russia (DJ set only)
15.09.2013 Moscow - Russia
16.09.2013 St. Petersburg - Russia
22.09.2013 London - UK
05.10.2013 Amstelveen - Holland
11.10.2013 Lissabon - Portugal
12.10.2013 Madrid - Spain
26.10.2013 Zürich - Swiss
09.11.2013 Augsburg - Germany
13.12.2013 Malmö - Sweden
28.12.2013 Langen - Germany
08.02.2014 Sao Paulo - Brazil
22.02.2014 Oberhausen - Germany
01.03.2014 Prato - Italy
28.03.2014 Berlin - Germany
15/17.08.2014 Kettering - UK
More dates are still in planning and will be announced soon.
"WHEN EVIL SPEAKS" NOW ALSO TOPS THE ALTERNATIVE CHARTS
After entering the official german media control album charts at position 47 few weeks ago, the new SUICIDE COMMANDO album "when evil speaks" now also tops the alternative charts in Germany with this weeks number 1 position at the German Electronic Web Charts (GEWC) and the German Alternative Charts (DAC).
With this pole position at the DAC charts SUICIDE COMMANDO manages to reach the number 1 position with ALL his full albums since "mindstrip" in 2000, a highly remarkable and unique occasion.
"WHEN EVIL SPEAKS" ENTERS THE GERMAN ALBUM CHARTS !
We are extremely happy to report that "When evil speaks", the new album from SUICIDE COMMANDO have entered the German Media Control Album Charts at position 47 ! It's the first entry into the regular German album charts for the pioneering Belgian band, ever... and the album still keeps selling like no other Suicide Commando release has sold before.
This is a BIG victory for all our fans and all who have been supporting SUICIDE COMMANDO over the last years !!!
A very BIG THANK YOU therefor hereby goes out to Out Of Line Records and ALL of YOU for your neverending support !!!
"WHEN EVIL SPEAKS" OUT NOW !
"When evil speaks", the long awaited new album from SUICIDE COMMANDO finally is out now in Europe through Out Of Line Records.
In the USA both the regular CD and limited DCD edition will be released on May 14th through Metropolis Records, along with the digital release of the special "REwind" disc (holding a live recording of the vintage set).
"WHEN EVIL SPEAKS" PROMO TRAILER ONLINE
Here you can find a trailer for the new "when evil speaks" album which will be released on May 3rd :
"WHEN EVIL SPEAKS" HITS STORES ON MAY 3RD !
"when evil speaks", the long awaited new album from SUICIDE COMMANDO will finally hit the stores on May 3rd in Europe (through Out of Line Records) and May 14th in the USA (through Metropolis Records).
As announced before the album will be available in 3 different versions.
Pre orders are up and running.
PRE ORDERS FOR "WHEN EVIL SPEAKS" START NOW !
Pre orders for the upcoming new SUICIDE COMMANDO album "when evil speaks" just started on the Out Of Line mail order shop (find it here: http://www.outoflineshop.de ) and soon will be available in our own mail order shop and several other shops as well.
The album will be released in 3 different versions, a regular CD version, a limited DCD edition including the bonus remix disc "when hate prevails" and a special hand made steel box containing both above discs + a 3rd CD called "rewind" holding an exclusive live recording from the SUICIDE COMMANDO vintage set.
The new album will be released in Europe on May 3rd (through Out Of Line Records) and in the rest of the world on May 14th (through Metropolis Records).
More info's will follow soon !
BLACK EASTER FESTIVAL IN AMSTELVEEN CANCELLED
The entire Black Easter Festival, with bands like SUICIDE COMMANDO, Aesthetic Perfection, K-bereit ... and many more, scheduled for March 31st at the P60 in Amstelveen (Holland) unfortunately got cancelled at last notice.
However the good news is that the SUICIDE COMMANDO show at P60 in Amstelveen got rescheduled and now is planned for October 5th !
More details will follow !
Moving this show to October 5th also means that the planned show in Augsburg (Germany), originally planned for Oct. 5th now is delayed till Nov. 9th !
SUICIDE COMMANDO BACK IN CANADA & USA
After their successful touring in the USA and Canada last year and 2011, SUICIDE COMMANDO in 2013 will return to the USA and Canada for only 2 exclusive shows in New York and Montreal.
On May 24th SUICIDE COMMANDO will headline the 2nd night of the Kinetik Festival in Montreal (Canada) with a special 2 (!) hour set and on May 26th SUICIDE COMMANDO will play an exclusive show in New York City.
This will be the bands ONLY shows in the USA and Canada in 2013, so don't miss them.
SUICIDE COMMANDO @ WGT 2013 WITH SPECIAL VINTAGE SET
SUICIDE COMMANDO will be one of the many bands playing at this years Wave and Gotik Treffen in Leipzig (Germany) from May 17th till May 20th.
Beware that this won't be a normal SUICIDE COMMANDO show, but a special and exclusive for Germany, vintage set playing only material from the first 2 albums "critical stage" and "stored images", so basically anything before "see you in hell".
Don't miss this unique opportunity to see this special show in original line up.
RECORDINGS NEW ALBUM FINISHED !
SUICIDE COMMANDO just finished the recording of their upcoming 9th full album "when evil speaks".
The new album will hold 12 songs, including their latest hit single "attention whore", and will be released both in Europe and America early May.
The album will come in 3 versions, the regular "when evil speaks" album, a limited DCD edition holding the bonus disc "when hate prevails" and a strictly limited special boxset holding both discs + some exclusive extra's.
More details will follow soon.
BYE BYE 2012, WELCOME 2013 !
So another year is ending, time to look back but also have a glimpse into the near future ...
2012 once again has been a very busy but also very succesful year in SUICIDE COMMANDO's history. Never done that many live shows, finally bringing us to the USA, Russia and even Mexico, the new single that once again reached the top of the alternative charts, and the work on the new album ... are just a brief summary of what happened in 2012.
And 2013 is promising to become another busy year with the release of the new "when evil speaks" album (expected in the 2nd trimester) and numerous new live shows coming up all over the world.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to ALL OF YOU !!!
NEW SUICIDE COMMANDO ALBUM IS CALLED "WHEN EVIL SPEAKS"
"When evil speaks" is the title of the upcoming new SUICIDE COMMANDO album, which is scheduled for an early 2013 release.
The album, which also comes in a special limited edition again, will be released in Europe through Out Of Line Records / WWE and in the rest of the world through Metropolis Records.
More details on the new album will be revealed soon !
SUICIDE COMMANDO FIRST EVER MEXICO SHOW COMING UP
On Dec. 15th SUICIDE COMMANDO for the very first time will play on Mexican soil, and this at the Salon Caribe club in Mexico City.
Support acts that evening will be Kriminal Minds and C-lekktor.
After their first ever US tour this will be the bands first ever stop in Mexico. So come and witness this unique show !
SUICIDE COMMANDO @ HELLFIRE OF DARKNESS
SUICIDE COMMANDO will be headlining the first edition of the Hellfire of Darkness festival in Magdeburg (Germany) on saturday the 27th of October.
This 2-day festival (taking place at The Factory in Magdeburg on 26 and 27.10) also will feature bands like Agonoize, In Strict Confidence, Solitary Experiments ... and many more.
More info's at: http://hellfire-of-darkness.de
SUICIDE COMMANDO BACK FROM THEIR FIRST EVER US TOUR
SUICIDE COMMANDO just got back home after their very successful first US tour bringing them to cities like Philadelphia, Austin, Seattle, LA and Denver.
Despite the unfortunate incident at the Das Bunker show in Los Angeles (see below), this tour has been a unique and fantastic moment in the bands history.
The band hereby wants to thank all organisors, support bands and our true fans for making this an unforgettable tour. In this past 2 weeks we met so many great people, thanks for coming out to see us. You've been a fantastic crowd and I hope we can return soon.
Official statement about the Suicide Commando incident at Das Bunker – LA
What was supposed to become the highlight of our first ever US tour sadly enough ended into a very unfortunate event.
Over 1000 people came from all over the country and beyond to see us play at Das Bunker, probably one of the biggest underground clubs in the USA.
Since we already arrived in LA a few days before to do the exclusive vintage set at the Dragonfly club, we already arrived at Das Bunker a day earlier to do soundcheck. I wouldn’t say the soundcheck went flawless, but we all did our best to get ready for giving the people a good show.
I however must admit we didn’t get any lightcheck the day before as the local lightengineer only arrived on Friday. I already told the local light tech (so no, it wasn’t our own light technician) a few times that the 2 moving lights on the side of the stage were totally blinding me during soundcheck, but obviously never expected that we would get such technical problems during the show. During soundcheck on Friday all went OK, so we were all confident things would work out fine.
Unfortunately things already ran out of hand during the show, starting with the technical problems at the start of our show, the light issue during the entire show, and ending with the unfortunate attack at the end.
Knowing that so many people waited for so many years to finally get to see us play live in the USA, I got really frustrated by the fact things beyond our control went totally wrong. Sound seemed allright after the technical issues at the start, but lights (or better the lack of any light on stage, did you ever try and do a show in almost complete darkness, I’m not even sure if anyone in the crowd noticed our drummer and keyboarder ?) kept bothering me and I repeatedly made the light tech aware of the situation, but unfortunately nothing changed.
If I go on stage, I always want to bring the people a good show, I don’t care if that’s in front of 10, 100, 1000 or 10000 people. Suicide Commando is a big part of my life, a big part of me and what I am, it’s full of emotions and feelings, so I’m not interested in bringing on a crappy show.
So no need to say that I went down from stage truly disappointed and frustrated as in my opinion I just put up a crappy show. In my opinion the crowd deserved so much more, so in all my frustration I went back on stage apologizing for my own crappy performance, and throwing some critical words towards club, sound- and light tech.
At that point I wasn’t even aware that the lack of lights were caused by the electricity problems of the club.
The rest is history now I guess thanks to YouTube, the light tech storming on stage and violently attacking me with the sole intention to badly hurt me ended the show. Thanks to our tourmanager and security the guy could be removed from the club. But the show was definitely over and out.
I deeply regret this incident, but I simply can’t justify such violent behavior.
Despite all that I immediately apologized to both club and sound engineer for my unlucky words in the heat of the battle. Both club and sound engineer totally understood my frustration and even apologized for the crappy circumstances we had to do our show.
SUICIDE COMMANDO IN THE USA part 2
Last month we already announced our first ever live show on US soil with the show in Philadelphia on Oct. 12th, this time we can announce you the other dates again ...
Next stops after the Philadelphia show are:
Oct. 13th @ Elysium - Austin
Oct. 15th @ El Corazon - Seattle
Oct. 17th @ Dragonfly - LA (ONLY vintage show in the USA)
Oct. 19th @ Das Bunker - LA
Oct. 20th @ City Hall - Denver
Beware that the special vintage show on the 17th is sold out and just got moved from the Complex club to the Dragonfly club in Hollywood - LA.
SUICIDE COMMANDO IN THE USA part 1
In less than a month SUICIDE COMMANDO will be touring the USA for the very first time. Time now to present each show some more ...
First and ONLY show on the East Coast will be on Friday 12.10.2012 @ The Starlight Ballroom in Philadelphia, also featuring following support acts: FGFC820, Cenotype and My Parasites.
Don't miss this one !
SUICIDE COMMANDO @ NCN FESTIVAL
It's been a busy summer for SUICIDE COMMANDO. After stops at the Summer Darkness festival, M'era Luna, Infest, Entremuralhas ... you still can catch us one last time at the Nocturnal Culture Night festival in Deutzen (near Leipzig - Germany) and this on saturday the 8th of September.
Other bands playing at the NCN festival (7 - 9 September) are for example Dive, Peter Hook, Agonoize, KMFDM, SPOCK ... and many more.
It will be SUICIDE COMMANDO's last summer festival before the band will head to America in October, so don't miss this one.
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW !
"Attention whore", the new single from SUICIDE COMMANDO, is finally out now. The single, containing brandnew material and remixes from bands like Funker Vogt, Nachtmahr, [x]-Rx ... and limited to 1000 copies, is released in Europe through Out Of Line / WWE.
In the USA the single will be released in digital format only on July 24th through Metropolis.
Meanwhile Johan keeps working on the new album which should be coming in a few months.
DETAILS ON NEW SINGLE REVEALED !
On July 20th SUICIDE COMMANDO finally returns with a brandnew single called "attention whore", featuring brandnew material and remixes from bands like Funker Vogt, [x]-Rx, Nachtmahr, Sleetgrout and John Lord Fonda.
The single will be released in a special limited (to 1000 copies) digipack design through Out Of Line / WWE, distributed by Rough Trade.
Pre orders of the single can be done in our online mail order shop from now on.
SUICIDE COMMANDO conquers the USA !
Requested for many years, now finally the waiting is over !
After highly successful stops at Kinetik - Canada last year and Russia earlier this year, now it’s time to conquer the US with a strictly limited number of exclusive live shows.
This fall SUICIDE COMMANDO finally will cross the ocean to do shows in Philadelphia, Austin, Seattle, Los Angeles (2 shows including one highly exclusive vintage set only playing old material from the first 2 albums !) and Denver !
Yes, only 6 (!) shows, not more, not less … first and last and perhaps never again!
So don’t miss this unique occasion to catch the real godfather of harsh electro who bombed us with numerous clubhits like “hellraiser”, “die motherfucker die”, “cause of death: suicide”, “bind torture kill” …
America, here we come !!!
Oct. 12th Starlight Ballroom - Philadelphia
Oct. 13th Elysium - Austin
Oct. 15th El Corazon - Seattle
Oct. 17th Complex - Los Angeles *
Oct. 19th Das Bunker - Los Angeles
Oct. 20th City Hall/Main Room - Denver
* (exclusive vintage set, ONLY show in the USA ever !)
SUICIDE COMMANDO GUEST DJ SETS COMING UP
Some SUICIDE COMMANDO guest DJ sets coming up soon ...
On saturday the 12th of May Johan aka SUICIDE COMMANDO will be DJing at the Kultkeller club in Duisburg (Germany) and on June 16th Johan will be DJing (together with Jan from Noisuf-X/X-fusion) at the Factory in Magdeburg (Germany).
New SUICIDE COMMANDO single and album in the works !
Good news from the SUICIDE COMMANDO headquarters, Johan is currently putting the last touch on a new single, still to be released this summer. More details on the new single will follow soon.
Furthermore Johan is also working on a new album which can be expected somewhere about the end of the year.
Time to unleash some more hell upon you all !
UNIQUE DOUBLE SUICIDE COMMANDO SHOW @ SUMMER DARKNESS
Yes, you're reading right. SUICIDE COMMANDO will be doing a unique double show at the upcoming Summer Darkness festival in Utrecht (Holland) end of July !
On friday 29.07 SUICIDE COMMANDO will bring a special "25 years of SUICIDE COMMANDO" best of show and on sunday 31.07 they will return on stage for their exclusive vintage set, only playing material from their very early days.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to catch them twice at one festival !
SUICIDE COMMANDO IN ZURICH - SWISS
This coming friday (06.04.2012) SUICIDE COMMANDO will be playing at "der Schwarzer ball" in club X-tra in Zürich (Swiss).
Support act for the evening will be Solar Fake.
A trailer for the event can be found here:
"SUICIDE SESSIONS" SOON TO BE RELEASED IN THE USA
"The suicide sessions", the special 25 years of SUICIDE COMMANDO release from 2011 including remastered versions of the first 3 SUICIDE COMMANDO albums + 3 bonus discs full of rare and previously unreleased material, now also will be published as 3 seperate physical CD releases in the USA through Metropolis Records.
The "suicide sessions vol.1" (including the remastered version of "critical stage" from 1994 and bonus disc) will be released on May the 8th.
The other 2 "suicide sessions" will follow later this year.
For those interested, "the suicide sessions" already was released digitally through Metropolis Records and is available on most digital stores.
SUICIDE COMMANDO ON "ELECTRONIC SAVIORS VOL.2"
SUICIDE COMMANDO supports "Electronic Saviors: Industrial Music to Cure Cancer vol. 2" !
Coming early May on Metropolis Records and holding 8 (!) discs and 142 (!!!) artists including bands like SUICIDE COMMANDO, Hocico, Covenant, Project Pitchfork, God Module, Nachtmahr ... and many more.
Help support the effort to find a cure for cancer by purchasing the Electronic Saviors 2 compilation here:
SUICIDE COMMANDO IN RUSSIA
SUICIDE COMMANDO soon will visit Russia for the very first time to do 2 exclusive shows in Moscow (P!pl) and St. Petersburg (Arctica club) on March 16th and 17th.
Don't miss them ...
SUICIDE COMMANDO @ MATRIX - BOCHUM
SUICIDE COMMANDO will be special live guest at the 12 years of EOD party at the Matrix club in Bochum (Germany) on friday the 10th of February.
Support act will be PAKT! and as special DJ guests there will be Chris (Agonoize), Honey (Welle Erdball) ... and many more.
Come and check it out on 10.02.2012 !
HAPPY NEW YEAR !
Me and the entire SUICIDE COMMANDO team hereby wants to wish you all a happy new year ! Thanks for the support in 2011 and over the past 25 years !
It's been some crazy 25 years for SUICIDE COMMANDO, that's for sure. When I started making music back in 1986 I never imagined I would become one of the leading acts in the electronic scene of today. All of this never would have been possible without YOUR support ! So thank you ALL ! You've made SUICIDE COMMANDO immortal and unforgettable !
We'll be back in 2012 with lots more !!!
4 X SUICIDE COMMANDO @ NEUWERK FESTIVALS
For those eagerly waiting for SUICIDE COMMANDO, you still can catch them 4 times live between Christmas and Sylvester 2011 and this at the Neuwerk Festivals in Berlin, Langen, Krefeld and Hamburg.
Other bands playing at this year's Neuwerk festivals are Nitzer Ebb, Diorama, Haujobb, Reaper ...
More info's at www.neuwerk-music.de !
SPECIAL SUICIDE COMMANDO VINTAGE SET THIS WEEKEND !
If you want to catch the special and unique vintage set from SUICIDE COMMANDO, performing ONLY old SUICIDE COMMANDO classics from the pre-SEE YOU IN HELL-era, you have to hurry up and get to the Trix club in Antwerp (Belgium) this weekend (16 & 17 Dec. 2011).
SUICIDE COMMANDO will play @ Trix on saturday the 17th, together with bands like Clock DVA, Severed Heads, Pouppée Fabrikk and many more ...
See you there !
SUICIDE COMMANDO CONFIRMED FOR M'ERA LUNA 2012
After 5 years SUICIDE COMMANDO finally will return to one of the biggest gothic & alternative festivals in Europe, M'ERA LUNA in Hildesheim (Germany).
M'ERA LUNA will take place on August 11th and 12th 2012.
First bands confirmed so far are besides SUICIDE COMMANDO, Leaether Strip, Diary of Dreams, In Extremo ...
More names and info's will follow soon.
SUICIDE COMMANDO IN FRANCE (PART II)
After their very successful passage through Grenoble last month, SUICIDE COMMANDO now announces another show in France, this time in the north of France close to the belgian border, Lille !
"Children of EBM" will take place on friday 18th of November at the Gare Saint-Sauveur in Lille (France).
Support acts will be The Hacker & Khimaira, along with an exclusive Front 242 DJ set from Patrick Codenys.
SUICIDE COMMANDO IN GREECE
SUICIDE COMMANDO finally will be returning to Greece for an exclusive show in Athens and this on saturday the 5th of November.
Support act will be the local Nano Infect.
Place to be is the Kyttaro club in Athens, doors open at 21.00.
See you there !
SUICIDE COMMANDO VS [:SITD:]
SUICIDE COMMANDO will be one of the many remix guests on the upcoming new 4CD box "Icon:Koru" from the german [:SITD:], out on November 18th on Accession Records.
This 4CD box will include, besides the band's new album, a special "best of" and "early works" album and a "remix" album including SUICIDE COMMANDO version of "MK ultra".
Check it out !
SUICIDE COMMANDO CANCELS SHOW AT ELEKTROSTAT
Due to sickness SUICIDE COMMANDO unfortunately have to cancel their upcoming show at the Elektrostat festival in Oslo (Norway) on Oct. 7th.
The swedish EBM legends Pouppée Fabrik will now replace SUICIDE COMMANDO as headliner of the first day of the festival.
3 SUICIDE COMMANDO ANNIVERSARY DJ DATES FOR SEPTEMBER
In between all live shows, Johan aka SUICIDE COMMANDO also found the time to do some special 25 years of SUICIDE COMMANDO anniversary DJ dates, and this on:
Friday 16.09.2011 at the Dark Flower club in Leipzig (Germany)
Saturday 17.09.2011 at the Batschkapp in Frankfurt (Germany)
Saturday 24.09.2011 at De Aalmoezenier in Antwerp (Belgium)
Feel free to come and party with us.
SUICIDE COMMANDO BACK IN FRANCE & ITALY
It's been a while, but now SUICIDE COMMANDO finally returns to France and Italy for 2 more live shows in October !
Back in Grénoble after more then 14 years, SUICIDE COMMANDO finally will return to Mark XIII and Grénoble on October 14th, playing at the Drak Art club.
And one day later (October 15th) SUICIDE COMMANDO finally will be able to catch up the delayed Milan show from last year (after the club was closed by the police), playing at the Carlito's Way club this time.
SUICIDE COMMANDO HEADLINING ELEKTROSTAT 2011
SUICIDE COMMANDO will be one of this year's headliners at the Norwegian Elektrostat festival, taking place on Oct. 7th and 8th in Oslo (Norway).
Other bands playing at Elektrostat 2011 are Nachtmahr, Recoil, Agressior ... and lots more.
For more details, check out www.elektrostat.com !
SUICIDE COMMANDO ANNOUNCES SPECIAL VINTAGE SHOW
25 years of SUICIDE COMMANDO ! Not many bands can look back upon a quarter of a century of existence and numerous timeless club anthems.
To celebrate this unique anniversary SUICIDE COMMANDO not only released the special "suicide sessions" boxset earlier this year, but now also announces a special "vintage" live show which will take place at the 10th anniversary edition of the BIM Festival in Antwerp (Belgium) on December 16th and 17th.
During this special vintage set SUICIDE COMMANDO promises to play ONLY old material from his early albums and tapes, along with some other surprises, so make sure not to miss this exclsuive show..
Other bands playing the 10th edition of the BIM Festival are for example Front 242, Severed Heads, Pankow, Clock DVA ... and many more.
RARE 1986 RECORDING NOW ON VINYL
One of SUICIDE COMMANDO's first recordings dated end of 1986 recently popped up again. A few of those very early recordings meanwhile already appeared on "the suicide sessions" 6cd boxset, released in July.
But now another song (Batman's crime) from SUICIDE COMMANDO's very first recording session appeared on the "close circuit connection" LP, a special limited to 520 numbered copies vinyl compiled by Dirk Ivens (Dive/Klinik/Sonar) and released on the belgian Minimal Maximal label.
Other bands on this limited vinyl are for example The Neon Judgement, Klinik, Insekt and many more.
EXCLUSIVE REMIX ON VAMPIRE FREAKS FREE DOWNLOAD COMP
Vampire Freaks, the online goth industrial social networking community, just released a totally free download compilation called "cry for death", including an exclusive remix of SUICIDE COMMANDO's "die motherfucker die" by Mental Siege.
Other bands on "cry for death" are for example Aesthetic Perfection, KMFDM, Life Cried, Komor kommando ... and many many more.
For more information about this free download sampler, just follow this link:
"THE SUICIDE SESSIONS" OUT NOW !
"The suicide sessions", the special limited 6 CD boxset including remastered versions of the first 3 SUICIDE COMMANDO albums + 3 bonus discs full of rare and previously unreleased material, is already out since a few weeks now in Europe (through WWE / Out Of Line).
Outside of Europe the 6 discs first will be released in digital format only, and this on Sep. 6th through Metropolis Records.
You still can order the boxset at our online mail order shop at www.suicidecommando.be/sites/shop
We only have a limited amount of boxes left, so time to be fast.
SUICIDE COMMANDO SHOW IN PORTUGAL CANCELLED
The longawaited SUICIDE COMMANDO show at the Entremuralhas Festival in Leiria (Portugal) this weekend (30.07.2011) unfortunately had to be cancelled at the very last minute due to unexpected sickness.
Our sincere apologies go out to the organisation of the festival and to all our fans who finally wanted to see SUICIDE COMMANDO live in Portugal for the very first time.
We hope to catch up our show really soon.
THE SUICIDE SESSIONS - MORE DETAILS REVEALED !
Not many Electro-bands can look back upon a quarter of a century of existence and numerous timeless club anthems and still be going strong as hell! Suicide Commando are not only celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, they are also one of the rare acts that can rightfully claim pioneering an entire genre! In the light of this special birthday, the “godfathers of Harsh Electro” are releasing a special 6-CD-box set titled “The Suicide Sessions.” It contains the band’s classic first three studio albums, “Critical Stage”, “Stored Images” and “Contruct-Destruct”, all of them receiving a shining sonic overhaul via a bone-shaking remaster from the original master tapes, plus new artwork. “The Suicide Sessions” also sports three companion CDs full of B-sides, as well as rare and previously unreleased material from these early years. Join the group on this insightful trip into the past, rediscover classic anthems like “See You In Hell”, “Save Me” or “Better Off Dead” and delve into heaps of undiscovered or lost gems. A must-have for fans and the perfect celebration of the anniversary of one of the most influential groups in harder electronic music! Out on July 15th and limited of 2000 copies!
SUICIDE COMMANDO PRESENTS "THE SUICIDE SESSIONS"
To celebrate 25 years of SUICIDE COMMANDO we proudly present to you "the suicide sessions", a special 6 (!) CD boxset including the first 3 studio albums ("critical stage", "stored images" and "construct-destruct") digitally remastered + lots of bonus material from the early years, all coming in an entirely new artwork and special boxset.
Release of "the suicide sessions" is still scheduled for this summer, so watch out !
More info's on "the suicide sessions" will follow soon !
SUICIDE COMMANDO @ NEUWERK FESTIVALS
SUICIDE COMMANDO will be co-headlining the upcoming Neuwerk festivals in Germany at the end of the year.
These Neuwerk Festivals will take place in 4 different cities (Berlin, Langen, Krefeld and Hamburg) from Dec. 26th till Dec. 29th and will feature bands like Nitzer Ebb, Rotersand, Reaper, Diorama ... and more.
For SUICIDE COMMANDO a perfect occasion to do some special 25 years of SUICIDE COMMANDO live shows, so expect a special live set and more ...
FREE SUICIDE COMMANDO SHOW IN MUNCHEN
On thursday the 4th of August you can catch SUICIDE COMMANDO live and totally for free at the Backstage club in München (Germany), and this together with In Strict Confidence as special support.
This special live show is all part of the Free and Easy Festival which will take place at the Backstage from July 24th till August 6th, presenting lots of bands like Sepultura, Agnostic Front ... and many more for free.
For more details check out
SUICIDE COMMANDO CONQUERS CANADA ...
May 23rd 2011 probably will end in the SUICIDE COMMANDO history books as their first ever live show on (north) american soil, and it didn't happen unnoticed.
Reactions have been overwhelming and way beyond our expectations upon our first ever live show at the Kinetik festival in Montréal, so we hereby want to thank all of you who made this possible, and especially the Kinetik organisor Jean François for finally convincing us to make the jump.
Now that we finally conquered Canada, we now hope to storm over the US in 2012 ! So be prepared and seek shelter.