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Tue Sep 22 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Concert: KÄRBHOLZ
Wed Sep 23 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) CANCELLED - Concert: KITT PHILIPPA
Thu Sep 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Concert: VNV NATION
Fri Sep 25 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Concert: PROJECT PITCHFORK
Fri Sep 25 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Concert: THE O'REILLY AND THE PADDYHATS
Fri Sep 25 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Concert: VNV NATION
Fri Sep 25 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) CANCELLED - Concert: NOTHING,NOWHERE
Fri Sep 25 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) CANCELLED - Concert: L'ÂME IMMORTELLE
Sat Sep 26 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) CANCELLED - Concert: FADERHEAD
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(DE) Concert: VNV NATION
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(DE) Concert: EISBRECHER
Tue Sep 29 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Concert: HUDSON TAYLOR
Wed Sep 30 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) CANCELLED - Concert: UNDERWORLD
Thu Oct 01 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Concert: BUSENFREUNDIN
Thu Oct 01 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Concert: COVENANT & BEBORN BETON
Fri Oct 02 @ 1:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Festival: Monster Festival
Fri Oct 02 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Concert: KÄRBHOLZ
Fri Oct 02 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Concert: ROTERSAND & NOYCE™
Sat Oct 03 @ 1:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Festival: Monster Festival
Sat Oct 03 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Concert: COVENANT
Sat Oct 03 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Concert: SOLAR FAKE
Sat Oct 03 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Concert: IN STRICT CONFIDENCE - VINTAGE SHOW 1996-2004
Sat Oct 03 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Concert: FROZEN PLASMA & FUTURE LIED TO US
Sun Oct 04 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(CH) Concert: COVENANT
Sun Oct 04 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(DE) Concert: THE DARK TENOR & TRIO ENSEMBLE

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This band from Germany is one of the bigger names in the electronic pop genre, where their music is situated. After the successful release of the album ’25 Frames per Second’ in 2004, it took them almost 4 years to record the successor which has finally been released in last year’s September and is called ‘Raise The Level’.




Biography (As published on http://www.distain.de/ )

1992: Band foundation by Alexander Braun, Oliver Faig and Sebastian von Wyschetzki
1994: first public appearance: "Pop Albert" Contest Augsburg; first record deal with Chrom Records
1995: "Confession E.P." and "Cement Garden" (Longplayer); "Confession" - Tour
1996: "Liquid" (Longplayer); "Liquid" Album Release Concert at Live Music Hall, Cologne; AIDS-Benefiz Headliner at the CSD, Gütersloh
1997: "Liquid" - Tour and "Dancing In The Dark"- Festival Berlin
1998: "Homesick Alien" (Longplayer)
1999: "Homesick Alien" - Tour; "Tears of Joy" (Remix E.P. 1999 - incl. Remixes by Gareth Jones)
2002: in February, singer Alexander Brown and Manfred Thomaser start writing new songs. In autumn the first demo-CD arrives at Chrom records. More new songs are recorded; Braun / Thomaser meet with the label in Berlin.
2003: In February, Oliver Faig and Sebastian von Wyschetzki separate from the band to start a new project, front man Alexander Braun continues distain! together with Manfred Thomaser as duo. Going back to the musical roots of the band, they develope their unique distain!-style and surprise with a bunch of new modern-retro synth-recordings. September, 15th, 2003: Release of the Single "America".
2004: In February, !distain are back live on stage; the second single is released, "Sex'n'cross". It becomes a no.1 hit in the Sideline charts; the release of the new album "25 frames a second" follows in March.
2005: !distain play live in Moscow. The band works on the release of the remix-album and on new songs
2006: the new album "Synthphony REMIXed: !distain" is to be released on March, 3rd. The band plays concerts in Munich, Hamburg and Madrid.
2007: The beginning of the year welcomes two new songs featuring !distain: "Never" (Virtual Server - "Setup") and "History Forecast" (Chinese Theatre - "Voices And Machines"). Two !distain remixes appear: Camouflage ("We Are Lovers") and Essexx ("Chromatics").
The new 2cd album "Raise The Level" is released September, 14th.
2008: Gravitator Records releases "Raise The Level" in January in Russia. The "Russian Edition" contains a previously unreleased remix of "Recruit My Soul".
January, 25th sees the release of "Mandragore" - the first single-cd from "Raise The Level". "Mandragore" becomes a top-ten-hit in the the German Alternative Charts (DAC) - highest position 9.


Line-up

Alexander Braun - Lyrics, Vocals
Manfred Thomaser - Production, Arrangements


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Discography

1995    Confession  EP
           Cement Garden  CD
1996    Conversation Overkill  Promo MCD
           Li:quid  CD
1998    Homesick Alien  CD
1999    Tears of Joy  Remix EP
2003    America  MCD
2004    25 Frames per Second  CD
           Sex’n’Cross MCD
2006    Synthphony REMIXed: !distain  CD
2007    Raise The Level + Bonus Disc  2CD
2008    Raise The Level (Russian Edition)  CD
           Mandragore  MCD


Tourdates

Tour dates can be found through this link: http://www.distain.de/
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