The Young Gods – Special one off UK show December 15th 2013

The Young Gods – Special one off UK show December 15th 2013

The Young Gods are to play a special one off UK show at the Islington Academy on Dec 15th, The date is part of a European tour and will see the playing material exclusively from their first two records ‘Young Gods’ and ‘L’Eau Rouge’

The line up will be Franz Treichler, Bernard Trontin and original band member Cesare Pizzi back on samplers.

They have prepared a repertoire based on the first two albums ‘The Young Gods’ (1987) and ‘Leau Rouge (1989). Cesare Pizzi is an origInal member of the Young Gods and plays on both albums.

The band name is lifted from an early EP by Swans. The Young Gods have been a huge influence on a wide spectrum of musicians, publically these include Mike Patton, Sepultura, The Edge, Econoline Crush and David Bowie; who when asked in 1995 if his album Outside was influenced by Nine Inch Nails, Bowie answered “The band that I was actually quite taken with was three guys from Switzerland called The Young Gods… I’d been aware of them previous to knowing about Nine Inch Nails.”

The Young Gods ‘Envoye’ – Taken from the first album released via Wax Trax Records


The Young Gods
Date: Sun December 15th
Support Inertia, Die Kur and Ventenner
Venue: O2 Academy Islington
Door time: 6.30pm

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