Top Pick: Sigma Festival 2000: Dark Underground Scene

Representing the best opportunity for Slovak gothic fans to gather in black and listen to their distinct breed of music, the second annual Stigma Festival follows up last year's celebration of the so-called 'dark scenes' of Slovakia. The programme of this two-day festival will be rich with concerts, tattooing, fetish fashion shows, big screen films and concert projections.
French gothic music groups LT-No and Mimetic will be the special guests at the festival. From Paris, LT-No blends industrial rock and techno while Jerom Soudan's Mimetic is a mix of techno, orchestra and industrial music.
The Slovak 'dark scene' will be represented by bands like The Last Days of Jesus, Monte Rosa and Terminal State, which have already achieved underground notoriety while rapidly increasing their popularity among the younger generation.


French gothic rockers LT No.
photo. Courtesy Duna music club

Representing the best opportunity for Slovak gothic fans to gather in black and listen to their distinct breed of music, the second annual Stigma Festival follows up last year's celebration of the so-called 'dark scenes' of Slovakia. The programme of this two-day festival will be rich with concerts, tattooing, fetish fashion shows, big screen films and concert projections.

French gothic music groups LT-No and Mimetic will be the special guests at the festival. From Paris, LT-No blends industrial rock and techno while Jerom Soudan's Mimetic is a mix of techno, orchestra and industrial music.

The Slovak 'dark scene' will be represented by bands like The Last Days of Jesus, Monte Rosa and Terminal State, which have already achieved underground notoriety while rapidly increasing their popularity among the younger generation. The festival will also introduce bands such as Answer and Sine Nomine, new goth bands on the rise. The most popular DJs of the scene, such as Poor Mary "O", Schostek, Del Diablo and Ryby, will also be present.

The event is organised by the Zim Zum Production, an underground association of goth faithful supporting the minute subculture in Slovakia.


June 23 concerts:
Answer (Gothic/Wave/Metal), from Trnava
Einleitungszeit (Industrial), from the Czech Republic
Monte Rosa (Techno-Pop), from Bratislava
Ľahká Múza (Dark Industrial), from Prievidza
LT-No (Industrial Rock/Techno), from France

June 24 concerts (at 15:00):
Sine Nomine (Gothic Metal), from Bratislava
Terminal State (EBM/Crossover), from Prešov
Abuse (Ambient/Industrial), from Bytča
The Last Days of Jesus (Progressive Goth Rock), from Bratislava
Mimetic (Technorchindus/Minimal Electro), from France


All concerts and other events accompanying the festival will be held at Galéria Duna, Radlinského 11. Tickets cost 300 Sk for both days, 180 Sk for one day.

For more information write to e-mail address zim4zum@hotmail.com or log on to the Internet web site www.duna.sk/stigma2000.

Zuzana Habšudová

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