13/11/2000 - 31/10/2001

The move is complete www.battery9.co.za is back online.

Paul Riekert and Anton L'amour
Fir 26 Oktober - Abelarde Sanction, C/O Ripley & Fulham, Brixton, Jhb.

Paul Riekert and Anton L'amour
Fir 23 Oktober - Abelarde Sanction, C/O Ripley & Fulham, Brixton, Jhb.

I'm moving the site to a new hosting company, more space and better features. www.battery9.co.za will be unavailable from 30 Oct - 1 Nov (but could be up late on 31 Oct). This is to allow for the DNS servers around the world to update.

Five new decentish quality battery 9 videos to feast your eyes on, all to be found in the Videos section.

Special gig: Paul Riekert and Anton L'amour
Sat 9 June - The Mixer Downstairs Theatre, Cnr 4th Street and 7th ave, Melville, Johannesburg. Doors open 9 PM. For table bookings contact The Mixer at (011) 482 1806.

Is up and running! Those of you who were on my old list should have recieved notifications to join, please sign up so i can make a quick transision. Just click subscribe and send; easy as that, you will recieve a confirmation message reply to that and you're on!

08 Jun - Odin: Johan St, Honeydew, Johannesburg.
30 Jun - Zeplins: Cnr Church & Bosman St, Pretoria
13 Jul - Roxy Rhythm Bar: Main Rd, Melville, Johannesburg

NEWS: Rumour has it that the search for a record label may be nearing completion. The CD artwork is also in progress. I'll see if i can organise a sneek sample.

MAILING LIST: ok i've been really slack in getting a proper mailing list going but i'm working on a automated list to be up and running shortly.

Tue 20 March - "Who Man Wrongs Concert" - The Doors, Van Riebeek Ave, Edenvale, Jo'burg
Wed 28 March - Demolition, Cnr Conrad and Hillcrest Ave, Blairgowrie, Jo'burg
Fri 6 April - The Big Tree, Fabriek street, Strand
Sat 7 April - The Jam, 43 De Villiers Rd, District 6, Cape Town

NEWS: The long awaited new Battery 9 album (Sondebok) is complete! The band is busy looking around for a record company to release it. Battery 9 have done backing for four tracks from Breyten Breytenbach's new album "Mondmusiek" (to be released soon). Paul summarises one of the tracks, an unpublished poem called Swart Dood: "Die sensorraad en polities korrektes gaan hulleself bekak oor die inhoud. Erg." Something to look forward to i'm sure!
I will be seeing you Cape Town fans at the Jam! Yeah!, Baby, Yeah!

NEWS: Battery 9 will be doing gigs at the Armchair Theatre, Obs on the 3rd and at The Jam / 206 on the 5th of January. See you there!

NEWS: The new b9 album, so far titled Sondebok, is coming along nicely, about 60% of it is finished. Paul looks forward to mixing and finishing off in Dec 2000 / Jan 2001, and release the album in March / April. When asked what it sounds like, Paul responds with "Heavy, huge, harsh and danceable."

b9 drummer Gaston has been replaced with Sean, who also plays drums for Ohm and Max Normal. (He is also a great bass player.)

UPDATES: More Fan Art submitted by KopRaas. New Pics from oppikoppi 2000 and Woodstock 2000 in the Images section. Thanks to Toast Coetzer for the oppikoppi pics and to Rupert van Zyl for the Woodstock pics.