21/12/1998 - 21/05/1999
Battery 9 won the SA Music award for the Best Rock Album: Wrok. Leaving others like SNG, Just Ginger and BOO! with sour milk to boil. Paul is working on a new side project called General Dealer. It's a lot more laid back so it may not appeal to all. One track has already been licensed to Sony for a Black Fly's compilation entitled, "Eat this Vol 1".
My site was Featured on Geraas on Tuesday, i'm really chuffed. Look out for a Battery 9 interview in the next edition of The Darklands Fanzine (no. 3). I'm still making arrangements to get the interview in electronic format, but it will only be after the release. I'm not sure when that will be, 1-2 months maybe. The Fanzine has many interesting articles on Gothic (and soon Industrial) Bands as well as a CD order catalogue containing some very hard to find Albums (second hand and new).
Official news: Battery 9 will not be gigging for at least 5 months. Paul and the guys have decided to take a break. They will still be doing one (maybe two, three) major gigs, but nothing more. Paul is working on putting together a Battery 9 video collection. Hopefully we will see it later in the year.
If anyone knows a Coetzee Coetzee. He has been promising me Battery 9 stuff for my page. I've been mailing him but there is no reply. Please tell him to get hold of me.
NEW: I've added a page 3 to the Images section. Better quality scans for Wrok in the Discography. A realy cool new Battery 9 page has popped up. Check out vetseun.freeservers.com
NEW: Total redesign of the Navigation bar. Please let me know if you find things that are not working as they should. Feedback on the new design is also very welcome. New full length Videos, new Images from Dave Southwood on page 2. The Discography now includes the exact realese dates and appearances on compilation albums. For Links to my page i now have a new banner, check it out if you like.
I'd like to start up a Battery 9 mailing list. It will be used for update notifications of this page, nation wide gig list (if i can get it organized with Paul) as well as information on general industrial events and music.
I you still have not bought Wrok do so it kicks butt!