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    Website: www.onefmusic.com / www.battery9.com
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    Battery9 - a short biography

     

    Battery9 is one of the very few “Industrial” bands to come from South Africa, and thus far the only one to break out of the sub-culture mold.

     

    Which is surprising: the music is by nature extreme and unsafe. The lyrics (predominantly in Afrikaans and also in English) examine the darker side of the human psyche, driven by distorted vocals, chunky guitars and relentless beats. It contains a fat dose of cynical humour, twisted electronica, and abrasive sounds from industry. Basically, subject matter and sounds the neighbours get upset about.The live act contains unusual aspects like action painting, and is demanding, explosive and equally extreme, and the audiences reflect that.

     

    Yet, since humble beginnings in 1995 with a self-financed album (Protskrog), Battery9 has grown to be one of the bigger acts on the difficult South African music scene, releasing three consecutive albums: Strop (1996), Gris (1997), and Wrok, which was awarded the SAMA (South African Music Award) for 1998's Best Rock Album. The live act toured extensively around the whole of South Africa, doing the club circuit, as well as performing at most of the major SA music festivals. In 1999, after supporting Prodigy and Faithless on their tour here, they took a well-deserved break from the studio and the media.

     

    After negotiations that lasted more than a year, the album Sondebok was released by a major record company in July 2002. Fiercely independent, this was the first (and probably the last) time Battery9 signed to a major commercial label.  Sondebok (2002) re-established the outfit as a major player in the South African "alternative" music scene and was nominated Best Rock Album in that year's SAMA awards.

     

    The Battery9 album Straks was released in December 2005.

    The 2nd November 2007 saw the re-release of Battery9's album Strop,

    eleven years after it's original release.

    2008 sees the release of yet another album Battery9 album Galbraak…..

     

     

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    Battery9 is the brainchild of Paul Riekert, who writes the lyrics and music, and sings, plays, records and produces most of what appears on the CDs in his own studio. On stage he screams/sings and play bass guitar, and is joined by two very talented individuals: Huyser Burger - the DJ, live action painter and MC, also known as DJ Fokolnonsens, and Cesare Cassarino - the guitar player, best known for his work as a bassist in the South African jazz and session scene. 

     

     

     

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    May you RIP Huyser and keep those angels rocking you will be missed!!!
    2011-12-06 21:54:32
    Pixietoes




     Latest News
    Battery9 and Albert Frost Hosts the Tassenberg Legends Live Series in Bloemfontein
    After a couple of extremely successful and sold-out shows, the Tasseneberg Legends Live Series will hit The Mystic Boer in Bloemfontein on 1 November for the last show for 2008
    2008-10-24 08:58:41

    Ramfest 2008
    The Cape`s Ultimate Rock Festival!
    2008-02-06 13:08:35

    Battery9 album launch
    After three years, Battery9 breaks the uncomfortable silence.
    2002-06-26 13:00:58

    Arcadia 2 Infusion
    For this, come prepared.
    2002-05-08 12:40:32

    Arcadia 2 Infusion!
    It`s starts a little bit earlier. But you have to be prepared. Hydrated
    2002-05-08 12:40:32

    The Swampdonkeys Ball
    From the depths of the swamp they re-emerge to unite
    2002-04-24 12:37:24

    battery9 and OHM live at Bargos
    OHM will be opening up the live stage this evening with their brand of
    cyber guitar and break beat rhythms

    2001-04-23 12:48:34
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