Prophets in their own country, kings of electropop and a fantastic live act. It's been far too long since we had the pleasure of witnessing
these legends on a proper stage in Stockholm, a stage worthy of a Bodyfest headline.
Covenant started up in the mid eighties and had their first album release in 1994 with Dreams of a cryotank. The first album contained songs like "Theremin" and "Replicant" which nowadays belong to the classics. If we continue the song list with "Stalker", "Figurehead", "Tension", "Leviathan " "Like tears in rain", "Dead stars" and "Ritual Noise" you will get a celebrated live act in both the European and American continents. "The Blinding Dark" was released in December 2016 and this is the 11th album so far in their career. Bodyfest will be a warm up gig to their show in Senegal late this year. After that they will lay another continent at their feet. Welcome to Stockholm Covenant. Let's call the ships to port!
These guys don't require much introduction. Legends within their own respective genre with Fixmer from Techno and McCarthy from EBM with
Nitzer Ebb. They met in 2002 when Mute asked Terence Fixmer to do a remix of Nitzer Ebb and a year later they joined forces and released
their first album "Between the devil..." in 2004. Another album "Into the night" came 2008 and now they are at it again with a newly
released EP "Chemicals/Wrong Planet".
We are of course very excited to see both new material and old material from the big stage of Nalen. We are equally excited to see one of the best frontmen of EBM join the stage with one of the coolest techno-dj's on the planet. Bring your dancing boots...
Tyske Ludder was part of the line-up of the first Bodyfest back in 2010 and we are happy to welcome them back to our festival! The German EBM-band has become an institution of the scene. Almost 30 years have passed since Olaf Reimers and Claus Albers formed the band and they can now look back on lots of albums and EPs and countless live performances. Make sure your boots are laced and be prepared for the energetic live show of Tyske Ludder on Nalens big stage.
The comeback of the year! We are extremely happy to present the hardest swedish EBM ever, live on the Bodyfest main stage. Belive it or not, it is now ten years since Menticide released the classic album "n.m.e." With legendary members Christian R (Pouppée Fabrikk) and Johan Damm (Dupont) the duo made an intense, hard and sucessfull album with a lot of hits like Komm zu mir, Painkiller and Search and destroy. Live at Bodyfest, Menticide promise special guests, old hits as well as new songs. And you will love it. Prepare for tons of steel, stomping and pure loving hate! And remember: You are your own worst ememy!
We are happy to announce Frontal as the opening act of Bodyfest 2017! The German based band has made Anhalt EBM for over a decade and been known in the EBM-scene since the beginning. The sound is minimal but at the same time hardhitting and catchy, which perfectly fits with the voice of the singer Alex Wobig. The live shows of Frontal are great and energetic and those of you who saw them at Bodytåget back in 2009 know what to expect. Lass uns Tanzen!
Horror electronics, formed by equal measures of hook-laden minimal synth and arafna cultura steeped technoire. Add a healthy dose of the windswept gloom endemic to these parts of Stockholm, and you get this: seriously apocal-hypnotic dance music, guaranteed to leave you dancing all the way to Ragnarök. Alvar has so far been released on labels like Beläten & Daft Records. Add some guests to the party and we'll have ourselves a riot.
Nalen have their own restaurant in the same building as Bodyfest.
Tabbouli, Regeringsgatan 70, serve Lebanese food.
Serwito, Regeringsgatan 77, serve Italian food.
Niklas, Regeringsgatan 66.
There is also a bunch of restaurants at Kungsgatan, two blocks south of Nalen. Your Bodyfest ticket is valid the whole evening, so if you are hungry you can go out and come back later.
Bodyfest is the leading Swedish festival within the EBM, body and electro punk scene. Bodyfest started in 2010 and since 2011 it has taken place annualy at the venue Nalen in central Stockholm. Both Swedish and international acts will perform, and it will be an awesome mix of both old favourites and hot newcomers. We promise you tons of sweat and stomping!