Since 2015's debut EP Heartworm, Melbourne industrialists Kollaps have continued to refine their brand of harsh and viscerally raw post-industrial noise. Their hard hitting release SIBLING LOVERS, an LP that intensifies the conflict between the dichotomy of confusion and control cemented what claws at the core of Kollaps' sound.
The bands' distinctive sound, jarring textures and crude tones are created using re-appropriated waste materials like scrap metal, raw plastics and steel beams. For the band, this isn't an empty gesture but instead a way to quite literally use the detritus of postmodern society against itself. Kollaps continue to push the traditional boundaries of what it means to be a "band" whilst engaging the audience in an audible blood-letting and physical exorcism that invokes all the senses.
The bands' intensity and provocation as performers has built Kollaps a reputation for both ferocious live shows and confrontational performances. Their tyrannical stage presence and strident energy continues to steadily attract raucous crowds around Australia and Europe. Kollaps have proved themselves alongside some of the best local and intentional underground performers [Brighter Death Now, Trepaneringsritualen, Youth Code, Armour Group, Military Position, Operant].
This October sees Kollaps embark on a savage European tour of 13 countries and will also see them play WROCLAW Festival in Poland alongside heavyweights like Pharmakon, The Soft Moon, Blixa Bargeld & Teho Teardo and Monolith.
KOLLAPS EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2018
Thu 25 Oct - Brussels, Belgium - Magazin 4
Fri 26 Oct - Hamburg, Germany - MS Stubnitz w/ Brighter Death Now
Sat 27 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Mayhem
Sun 28 Oct - Stockholm, Sweden - Slaktkyrkan
Mon 29 Oct - Malmö, Sweden - Babel w/ Brighter Death Now
Tues 30 Oct - Aarhus, Denmark - Tape
Thur 1 Nov - Poznań, Poland - LAS
Fri 2 Nov - WROCLAW INDUSTRIAL FESTIVAL w/ Pharmakon, Clock DVA, Blixa Bargeld
Sun 4 Nov - Łódź, Poland - Klub Dom
Mon 5 Nov - Warsaw, Poland - Chmury
Tue 6 Nov - Ostrava, Czech Republic - Jeden Teg
Wed 7 Nov - Zagreb, Croatia - Kset
Thu 8 Nov - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Klub Gromka
Fri 9 Nov - Vienna, Austria - Wien Arena w/ Pharmakon
Sat 10 Nov - Bratislava, Slovakia - Klub Fuga
Sun 11 Nov - Kosice, Slovakia - TBC
Mon 12 Nov - Hungary, Budapest - Lumen Kavezo
Tues 13 - Miskolc, Hungary- Tinta
Wed 14 - Trnava, Slovakia - Kubik
Thur 15 - Linz, Austria - Klub Kapu w/ Hide
Fri 16 - Prague, Czech Republic - Underdogs'
Sat 17 - Berlin, Germany - Urban Spree
Mon 19 - Frankfurt, Germany - INM Bunker
Tues 20- Kortrijk, Belgium - The Pit's
Wed 21 - Cologne, Germany - MTC Cologne w/ Hide
Thu 22 - Lille, France - Imposture Bar
Fri 23 - Paris, France - TBC w/ Trepaneringsritualen
Sat 24 - Antwerp, Belgium - Het Bos w/ Trepaneringsritualen
Sun 25 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - WORM w/ Trepaneringsritualen
*Dates subject to change