Ohne Worte PresseILLUMINATE Bandinfo 2015

Founded in 1993, scarcely another band among the German-speaking Alternative /(Dark)Wave-scene has polarized media and audience within the last two decades as much as ILLUMINATE. Either praised up to the skies or torn apart as “Schlager” (a German derogatory term for bad pop songs) – be that as it may, for the last decade, Johannes Berthold and his band have left their mark on the Dark scene…

ILLUMINATE manage to combine classical elements, dance rhythms, electronic sound collages, romantic piano parts and heavy guitars without being unfaithful to their typical, unmistakable sound. After twenty-two years of band history, sixteen studio albums, world-wide life-performances, and having an enormous fan-base, ILLUMINATE are one of the most successful acts of the Alternative / Dark Wave-segment.