90s Vort’n Vis concerts

*** ‘Vort’n Vis’, Ieper (unless indicated otherwise)

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9 jul ’89: Pietje Roze Konin & … (Bel), Dreft (Bel), Silly Old Fart (Bel)

16 sep ’89: Belgian Asociality (Bel), Scraps (Fra), Dirty Scums (Bel), Brainless (Nl), Chronic Disease (Bel), Silly Old Fart (Bel)

20 jan ’90: Chronic Disease (Bel), At Last (Bel), Gnuft (Bel), Damage Done (Bel)

24 feb ’90: Scraps (Fra), Ear Damage (Bel), Toespieze (Bel), Just Us (Bel)

17 mar ’90 (‘De Gilde’, Poperinge): C.O.T. (Nl), Scoundrels (Nl), Zero Positives (Nl), Aphrodite’s Lawyer (Nl), Rothead (Bel)

8 apr ’90 (‘De Gilde’, Poperinge): H.D.Q. (UK), Decadence Within (UK), Heibel (Bel), Ear Damage (Bel)

22 apr ’90: Memento Mori (Ger), Oerboere (Nl), Chaotic Contrast (Bel)

1 may ’90: The Next World (UK), Headcore (UK), Indian Dream (UK)

27 may ’90 (‘De Gilde’ Poperinge): Sore Throat (UK), President Fetch (Den), Turtle Terror (Ger), Gnuft (Bel)

24 jun ’90: Pleasant Valley Children (UK), Can’t Decide (UK), Force Fed (UK)

25 aug ’90: Warfear (UK), The Next World (UK), No Way Out (UK), Private Jesus Detector (Bel), Chronic Disease (Bel)

15 sep ’90: Scraps (Fra), Seein’Red (Nl), Trespassers W (Nl), Hiatus (Bel), Exhaustless Revolt (Bel)

13 oct ‘90: Trottel (Hun), Greenhorns (Bel), After All (Bel), Pietje Roze Konin & … (Bel)

27 oct ‘90: Zygote (UK), Bad Influence (Bel), Private Jesus Detector (Bel)

nov ’90: Extreme Noise Terror (UK)

31 dec ’90: Mushrooms (Bel), Sloth (Bel)

8 feb ’91: Nations On Fire (Bel),  Sloth (Bel), Betray (Nl)

23 feb ’91: Acid Rain Dance (Ger), Zank (Ger), Zero Positives (Bel)

16 mar ’91: Scraps (Fra), Private Jesus Detector (Bel), Nations On Fire (Bel), Cry For Change (Bel) ===> 91-03-16 Scraps (photos) & 91-03-16 Nations On Fire – Scraps – Private Jesus Detector (photos)

21 apr ’91: Dirt (UK), Zygote (UK), Hiatus (Bel), Daydream (Bel)

28 apr ’91: Nausea (USA), Turtle Terror (Ger), Chronic Disease (Bel), Holy Guns (Ita) ===> 91-04-28 Nausea – Chronic Disease (photos)

3 may ’91: Majority Of One (USA), Exhaustless Revolt (Bel)

10 may ’91: Earth Citizens (Swi)

8 jun ’91: Go! (USA), Nations On Fire (Bel), Decline (UK), 6 Feet Over (Fra), Spirit Of Youth (Bel)

7 jul ’91: Political Asylum (UK), Bad Influence (Bel), Costes (Fra), Bat Attack (Nl), Mushroom Attack (Nl) ?

21 jul ’91: Systemphobia (Bel), Acoustic Grinder (Bel)

18 aug ’91: Oi Polloi (UK), Upside (Ita), One By One (UK), Ten Tennants (UK) ===> 91-08-18 Oi Polloi (photos)

1 sep ’91: Agathocles (Bel), Cry For Change (Bel), Spirit Of Youth (Bel), Scraps (Fra), Nations On Fire (Bel)

14 sep ’91: [3rd Leed festival] Oi Polloi (UK) ?, Chaotic End (Gre) ?, Neuthrone (Bel)

21 sep ’91: Alians (Pol), Mushroom Attack (Nl), Disorder (UK), Greenhorns (Bel), A Bao A Qou (Bel)

5 oct ’91: Chaos UK (UK), Knucklehead (UK), Rectify (UK), Debiele Eenheid (Nl), Sloth (Bel), Neuthrone (Bel)

12 oct ’91: Trottel (Hun), [Anarcrust (Nl), Aphrodite’s Lawyer (Nl) =>] Behind The Smile (Fra), Shortsight (Bel), Billy & The EPs (Bel)

23 nov ’91: Headstart (UK), Union Morbide (Nl), Exhaustless Revolt (Bel)

8 dec ’91: Green Day (USA), Doctor and The Crippens (UK)

21 dec ’91: Feeding The Fire (Nl), Crivits (Nl), Gloves Of Destruction (Nl), Blindfold (Bel), Shortsight (Bel), Spirit Of Youth (Bel)

31 dec ’91: Nations On Fire (Bel), Scraps (Fra), Negative Stance (Gre), Disturbing Foresights (Nl), Neuthrone (Bel), Blindfold (Bel)

12 jan ’92: That’s It (USA)

9 feb ’92: Hiatus (Bel), 6 Feet Over (Fra), No Security (Swe), Neuthrone (Bel)

22 feb ’92: Blindfold (Bel), Right Direction (Nl), 6 Feet Over (Fra), Burning Fight (Bel)

8 mar ’92: Born Against (USA), One By One (UK), Nations On Fire (Bel), Pertotal (Bel)

29 mar ’92: Yuppicide (USA), Suffocare (Bel), Blindfold (Bel)

18 apr ’92: Born Against (USA), Feeding the Fire (Nl), No Sense (Nl), A.M.D. (Hun)

25 apr ’92: Feed Your Head (UK)

2 may ’92: Instigators (UK), Nessun Dorma (UK), Kurort (Öst)

24 may ’92: M.D.C. (USA), Positive Youth (Bel), That’s It (USA), Tribe 8 (USA), No More (Lux)

13 jun ’92: Resist (USA), U.F.D. (Ger), Zero Positives (Bel), Pilgrims (Fra), Hiatus (Bel) ===> 92-06-13 Kelly ‘Resist’s extra photos

27 jun ’92: Rorschach (USA), Blurred Vision (Ger), Shortsight (Bel), Planet Coldox (Ger)

25 jul ’92: Hell No (USA), Ego (USA), Decline (UK), War System (Fin), Selfish (Fin), Ivich (Fra)

9 aug ’92: Onward (Nor), Blindfold (Bel), Spirit Of Youth (Bel), Burning Fight (Bel)

29 aug ’92: Sedition (UK), One By One (UK), Dreft (Bel)

5 sep ’92: Ironside (UK), Strong Event (Ger), Blindfold (Bel), Shortsight (Bel), No More (Lux), Feeding The Fire (Nl), Spirit Of Youth (Bel) => 92-09-05 Feeding The Fire (photos)

6 sep ’92: Abolition (Ger), Nations On Fire (Bel), Strength Of The Will (Bel), Inner Circle (Ger), Agent 86 (USA), Punishment Park (Nor)

19 sep ’92: Human Lethargy (Gre), Embittered (UK), Slum Gang (UK), Jawbreaker (USA), Youth Brigade (USA), Decadence Within (UK), Exhauster (Bel)

4 oct ’92: Downcast (USA), Disaffect (UK), Faroutski (Bel), Agent 86 (USA), Farside (USA)

10 oct ’92: Man Lifting Banner (Nl), Feeding The Fire (Nl), Blindfold (Bel), Shortsight (Bel), Inner Circle (Ger)

23 oct ’92: Trottel (Hun)

1 nov ’92: Nessun Dorma (UK), Bad Influence (Bel), Pleum (Fra), Steve Ignorant’s puppet-show

22 nov ’92: Blechreiz (Ger), Neuthrone (Bel), Corpus Christi (Bel), Hiatus (Bel), Farside (USA)

12 dec ’92: Spina Bifida (Nl), Dreft (Bel), Caducity (Bel), Trail Of Sorrow (Bel)

20 dec ’92: Supertouch (USA), Spirit Of Youth (Bel), Subway Arts (Lux)

31 dec ’92: Infezione (Ita)

9 jan ’93: Growing Concern (Ita), Open Season (Ita), Brachland (Ger), Congress (Bel), Strength Of The Will (Bel), Wheel Of Progress (Bel)

6 feb ’93: Subway Arts (Lux), Fleas & Lice (Nl), Xinix (Bel), 4 Minute Warning (Bel)

21 feb ’93: Citizen Fish (UK), Hiatus (Bel), Blindfold (Bel), Shortsight (Bel), Behind The Smile (Fra)

27 feb ’93: Pissed (USA), Doom (UK), 6 Feet Over (Fra), Acoustic Grinder (Bel)

14 mar ’93: Christ On a Crutch (USA), Anarcrust (Nl), Quite Fresh Phobia (Nl), Wiwisekcja’ (Pol), Naïve (Rus) ===> 93-03-14 Naïve (photos)

28 mar ’93: Sofa Head (UK), No More (Lux), Alians (Pol), Pissed (USA)

4 apr ’93: Dirt (UK), Hellkrusher (UK), Instigators (UK), Crisis Of Society (Nl) ===> 93-04-04 Hellkrusher – Dirt (photos)

11 apr’ 93: P.N.A.T.S.H. (Ger), Nessun Dorma (UK), Pilgrims (Fra), Vais (Bel)

25 apr ’93: Hiatus (Bel), Congress (Bel), Hopeman Path (Bel), Agathocles (Bel)

1 may ’93: Spitboy (USA), Ivich (Fra), One By One (UK), Bugeyed (UK), Dirt (UK), Sedition (UK) ===> 93-05-01 Spitboy – Dirt (photos)

16 may ’93: Decadence Within (UK), Shutdown (UK), Active Minds (UK), Jughead’s Revenge (USA), 18th Dye (Ger)

22 may ’93: Feeding The Fire (Nl), Fingerprint (Fra), Congress (Bel), Part Of Me (Nl)

4 jun ’93: Life But How To Live It (Nor), Dubmerge (UK)

13 jun ’93: Bloodline (USA), Transcend (USA), Schizma (Pol), Spirit Of Youth (Bel), Wheel Of Progress (Bel)

[22 aug ’93 (‘Kouter’, Poperinge): Nations On Fire (Bel), Shortsight (Bel), As Usual (Bel), Hopeman Path (Bel), Congress (Bel) * actually not a VV gig, but in the area – organised by Vik Bulik and the ‘New Skate Generation’]

4 jul ’93: Disaffect (UK), Subway Arts (Lux), Hiatus (Bel), Badgewearer (UK), Turmoil (Tur)

31 jul ’93: Corrosao Caótica (Por), No More (Lux)

1 aug ’93: Subcaos (Por), Subway Arts (Lux), Scraps (Fra), Private Jesus Detector (Bel)

4 sep ’93: Contropotere (Ita), Herb Garden (UK), Brawl (Ire), Bad Influence (Bel)

17 sep ’93: Fingerprint (Fra), De Kift (Nl), Beerepoot Brothers (Nl), Viktor’s Hofnarren (Swi)

18 sep ’93: Health Hazard (UK), Bambix (Nl), Witchknot (UK), Doom (UK), 6 Feet Over (Fra), Because (Lux), As Usual (Bel), Plum (Bel)

19 sep ’93: Nations On Fire (Bel), Strength Of The Will (Bel), Eversor (Ita), Hiatus (Bel)

3 oct ’93: Four Walls Falling (USA), Blindfold (Bel), Dawson (UK), Shortsight (Bel), Concrete Sox (UK) ===> 93-10-03 Four Walls Falling (photos)

24 oct ’93: Wounded Knee (Lux), Toxic Waste (UK), Citizen Fish (UK), Bad Influence (Bel)

31 oct ’93: Disrupt (USA), Selfish (Fin), Uutuus (Fin), Hypocritical Society (Ger), Corpus Christi (Bel)

7 nov ’93: Yuppicide (USA), Sarcasm (UK), Core (UK), Neuthrone (Bel)

13 nov ’93: Neuthrone (Bel), Inquisitor (Nl), Spithead (Bel), Excess Of Cruelty (Bel)

21 nov ’93: Hellkrusher (UK), Dirt (UK), Chaos UK (UK), Corpus Christi (Bel), Last Years Youth (UK)

20 dec ’93: Assück (USA), ABC Diabolo (Ger), Störfall Mensch (Ger), Rezim (Pol)

8 jan ’94: Congress (Bel), Growing Concern (Ita), Blindfold (Bel), Spirit Of Youth (Bel)

30 jan ’94: AOS3 (UK), Unhinged (Bel), Trom (Swi), Intestinal Disease (Bel)

5 feb ’94: Varukers (UK), 4 Minute Warning (Bel), Corpus Christi (Bel), Agathocles (Bel)

5 mar ’94: Health Hazard (UK), Kitchener (UK), Nessun Dorma (UK), Ex Cathedra (UK), As Usual (Bel) ===> 94-03-05 Ex Cathedra – Kitchener (photos)

19 mar ’94: Brawl (Ire), Fleas & Lice (Nl), Virtual Reality (UK), Neuthrone (Bel), Health Hazard (UK), Portobello Bones (Fra)

2 apr ’94: Subway Arts (Lux), Subcaos (Por), Quite Fresh Phobia (Nl), Oi Polloi (UK), Kulturalis Szemle (Hun), Systemphobia (Bel)

9 apr ’94: Scraps (Fra), Acme (Ger), State Of Grace (Bel) [benefit for the Anne Frank foundation]

23 apr ’94: Sarcasm (UK), Undone (Fra), Fingerprint (Fra), Rood Arch (Fra) [benefit for an Indonesian study-project]

[7 may ’94 (‘Kouter’, Poperinge): Egotrip (Ger), Fingerprint (Fra), Abyss or Acme ? (Ger), Blindfold (Bel), Spirit Of Youth (Bel), Settle For Less (Bel) * actually not a VV gig, but in the area – organised by Vik Bulik and the ‘New Skate Generation’]

8 may ’94: Panikos (Gre), Egotrip (Ger), Virtual Reality (UK), Nancy and I (Ger)

22 may ’94: Sleeper (USA), Disaffect (UK), Rectify (UK), Kosjer D (Bel)

27 may ’94: Archbishop Kebab (UK), Bedlam Hour (USA)

10 jul ’94: Chorus Of Disapproval (USA), Ironside (UK), Baby Harp Seal (UK), Kito (UK), Who Moved the Ground (UK)

27 jul ’94: As Usual (Bel)

6 aug ’94: Doom (UK), One By One (UK), Sedition (UK), Juggling Jugulars (Fin), Fauna (Fin), Hiatus (Bel), Totaal Marginaal (Bel), Extinction Of Mankind (UK) ===> 94-08-06 Hiatus – Unhinged (photos)

19 aug ’94: Spawn (Ger), Congress (Bel), Kosjer D (Bel)

20 aug ’94: Refused (Swe), Abhinanda (Swe), Acme (Ger), Fabric (UK), Backdraft (Nl), Blindfold (Bel), Shortsight (Bel), Nothing Left To Grasp (Ger)

21 aug ’94: Iconoclast (USA), Neckbrace (UK), Feeding The Fire (Nl), Voorhees (UK), Scraps (Fra), Nations On Fire (Bel), Hopeman Path (Bel), Undone (Fra)

16 sep ’94: Insane Youth (Bel), Corpus Christi (Bel), Zabloudil (Cze), Força Macabra (Fin)

17 sep ’94: Citizen Fish (UK), AOS3 (UK), Bender (UK), Inkisiçao (Por), Bad Influence (Bel), Selfish (Fin), Agathocles (Bel), Der Machinisten (Bel)

18 sep ’94: Rain Like The Sound Of Trains (USA), Ivich (Fra), Oi Polloi (UK), X-Acto (Por)

1 oct ’94: Jawbreaker (USA), Undone (Fra), Lash Out (Nor), [Bitter Smile (Fra)]

[2 oct ’94 (‘Flodder’, Langemark): Lash Out (Nor), Blindfold (Bel), Congress (Bel)]

9 oct ’94: Dystopia (USA), ABC Diabolo (Ger), Unhinged (Bel), Deconsume (Bel), Hypocritical Society (Ger)

22 oct ’94: Hiatus (Bel), Convicts (Bel), Insane Youth (Bel), Totaal Marginaal (Bel), Nahende Vernichtung (Bel), Skatta (Bel), Muffie Puffies (Bel)

5 nov ’94: Malva (Ger), Spit Acid (Ger), Peace Of Mind (Ger), Recusant (UK)

[12 nov ’94 (‘Kouter’, Poperinge): Shortsight (Bel) [last concert], Blindfold (Bel), Congress (Bel), The Jedi (Bel) * actually not a VV gig, but in the area – organised by Vik Bulik and the ‘New Skate Generation’]

19 nov ’94: Svart Snö (Swe), Greenscab (Swe), Abyss (Ger), Rood Arch (Fra)

10 dec ’94: Liar (Bel), ? Systemphobia (Bel) ?, Vanilla (Fra), ? Kosjer D (Bel) ?, ? Bitter Smile (Fra) ?

31 dec ’94: Subcaos (Por), Carcer Molochi (Bel), Chosen Choice (Pol)

8 jan ’95: Sticks & Stones (USA), Congress (Bel), Autonomia Indigena (Fra), Sherry (Bel), ? Stack (Ger) ?

29 jan ’95: Ambush (Ger), Neuthrone (Bel), Fabric (UK), Badgewearer (UK), Vanilla (Fra), Liar (Bel) ?

11 feb ’95: Health Hazard (UK), D’Rotzbouwen (Lux), Noise Reduction (Bel), Hiatus (Bel), Gluebag (Bel), Vomit Yourself (Fra)

5 mar ’95: Naked Aggression (USA), Kurort (Öst), Carcer Molochi (Bel), Propaghandi (Can)

25 mar ’95: Peace Of Mind (Ger), Blindfold (Bel), Regression (Bel), Liar (Bel)

9 apr ’95: Strain (Can), Mainstrike (Nl), Rancor (Nl), Congress (Bel)

28 apr ’95: Seein’Red (Nl), Stack (Ger), Zemezluc (Cze), Acme (Ger), Gluebag (Bel)

29 apr ’95: Dropdead (USA), Dirt (UK), Deconsume (Bel), Wordbug (UK), Final Warning (USA), M.V.D. (Ger), Suffer (UK), Miskatonic University (Ita) => 95-04-29 photos ‘Ceaseless Suffocation’ festival

14 may ’95: Aus-Rotten (USA), Concrete Sox (UK)

18 jun ’95: Avail (USA), Four Walls Falling (USA), Sensefield (USA), Faroutski (Bel)

2 jul ’95: Policy Of 3 (USA), Malva (Ger), Kosjer D (Bel), Ananda (Fra), Nothing Left To Grasp (Ger)

9 jul ’95: Varukers (UK), Chaos UK (UK), Fleas & Lice (Nl), Chosen Choice (Pol), Muggles (Bel)

14 jul ’95: Manfat (UK), Kito (UK), Baby Harp Seal (UK)

23 jul ’95: Lifetime (USA), State Of The Nation (USA), Clean Slate (Cze), Honey Honey (Bel), Anomie (Fra)

[11 aug ’95 (‘Kouter’, Poperinge): Lifetime (USA), State Of The Nation (USA), Blindfold (Bel), Congress (Bel), The Jedi (Bel) * actually not a VV gig, but in the area – organised by Vik Bulik and the ‘New Skate Generation’]

18 aug ’95: The Jedi (Bel), Solid (Bel), Burning Defeat (Ita)

19 aug ’95: Regression (Bel), Veil (Ger), Concrete (Ita), Doughnuts (Swe), Rancor (Nl), Mainstrike (Nl), Blindfold (Bel), Comrades (Ita), Kosjer D (Bel), Congress (Bel), Abhinanda (Swe)

20 aug ’95: Steadfast (Ger), Churn (Bel), By All Means (Ita), Liar (Bel), Fungus (Bel), Timebomb (Ita), End In Sight (Swe), Chokehold (Can)

8 sep ’95: Brawl (Ire), Tim De Graeve (Bel)

15 sep ’95: Undone (Fra), Suffer (UK), Carol (Ger)

16 sep ’95: D.D.I. (Ita), Oi Polloi (UK), Glue (UK), Coche Bomba (Fra), Insane Youth (Bel), Carcer Molochi (Bel), Rawness (Fra), Systral (Ger)

17 sep ’95: Spite (UK), Catweazle (Nl), Extinction Of Mankind (UK), Uutuus-‘project’ (Äpärä Kaaos) (Fin)

[7 oct ’95 (‘Kouter’, Poperinge): Agathocles (Bel), Family Of Dog (Bel), Rhymes Of Destruction (Bel), Hard Resistance (Bel), Ancient Rites (Bel), … * actually not a VV gig, but in the area – ‘Openminded’ festival organised by Frederic Driessens & Kristof Deconinck]

14 oct ’95: Defiance (USA), Cluster Bomb Unit (Ger), Stalingrad (UK), Sabot (USA)

20 oct ’95: Onward (Nor), Mainstrike (Nl)

5 nov ’95: Serpico (ex Sleeper) (USA), Masskontroll (USA), Enola Gay (Fra), Core (UK), Agathocles (Bel)

11 nov ’95: Starkweather (USA), Sheen (Bel) [was announced but the Americans had troubles with their tour]

3 dec ’95: Merel (USA), Undone (Fra), Rood Arch (Fra), Bob Tilton (UK), Malva (Ger), Kosjer D (Bel), Symptom Of Isaac (Fra), Churn (Bel)

20 jan ’96: Misery (USA), Extinction Of Mankind (UK), Carcer Molochi (Bel)

24 feb ’96: Intestinal Disease (Bel), Cornucopia (Bel), Carcer Molochi (Bel), Les Schtroumpfs Alcooliques (Bel), Noise Reduction (Bel)

17 mar ’96: Kort Prosess (Nor), Kurort (Öst), Seein’Red (Nl)

24 mar ’96: Undone (Fra), Vanilla (Fra), Carol (Ger), Rusty James (Ger), Outrage (Bel)

13 apr ’96: Insane Youth (Bel)

27 apr ’96: Scum Of Toytown (UK), Virtual Reality (UK), Pink Flamingos (Ger), Counter-Attack (Bel), Doom (UK), Up In Arms (Ger), Y (Ger)

[4 may ’96 (‘Maekeblijde’, Poperinge): Resist The Pain (Bel), Voices At The Front (Bel), Solid (Bel), Vitality (Bel) * actually not a VV gig, but in the area]

12 may ’96: Feeding The Fire (Nl), Resist The Pain (Bel), Sektor (Bel), Kindred (Bel), Shaft (Ger), Voices At The Front (Bel) ===> 96-05-12 Voices At The Front – Resist The Pain (photos)96-05-12 Feeding The Fire – Kindred – Sektor (photos)

19 may ’96: Ebola (UK), Rubbish Heap (Bel), Insane Youth (Bel)

[25 jun ’96 (‘Jeugdstadion’, Ieper): Congress (Bel), Sektor (Bel), 7 Hate Day (Bel) [ex Neuthrone], … * actually not a VV gig – ‘Nacht van de 1001 Salamanders’]

7 jul ’96: Anomie (Fra), Substandard (UK), Marker (UK), Grover (UK), Tuomiopäivan Lapset (Fin), Bakunin’s Children (Lux), Totuus (Fin)

[11 aug ’96 (‘Kouter’, Poperinge): Blindfold (Bel), Congress (Bel), Liar (Bel), Vitality (Bel), Voices At The Front (Bel) * actually not a VV gig, but in the area – organised by Vik Bulik and the ‘New Skate Generation’]

16 aug ’96: Firestone (Bel), Facedown (Bel), Vitality (Bel), Outrage (Bel), Victims Of Society (Bel), Down For The Count (Spa), Liar (Bel), Spawn (Ger), Unborn (UK)

17 aug ’96: Voices At The Front (Bel), Kindred (Bel), Sektor (Bel), Saidiwas (Swe), Regression (Bel), Timebomb (Ita), Burning Defeat (Ita), Congress (Bel), Racial Abuse (Öst), Despair (USA)

18 aug ’96: Spineless (Bel), Resist The Pain (Bel), Stampin’ Ground (UK), Vanilla (Fra), Approach To Concrete (Ger), Bruma (Ita) , Separation (Swe), Swing Kids (USA), With Love (Ita) ===> 96-08-18 Swing Kids (extra photos)

20 sep ’96: D.D.I. (Ita), Boycot (Nl), Eversor (Ita)

21 sep ’96: P.A.I.N. (UK), Witchknot (UK), Quarantine (UK), Bad Influence (Bel), State Of Filth (UK), Kirous (Fin), Carcer Molochi (Bel), Clutch Assembly (Bel)

22 sep ’96: Strain (Can), Ananda (Fra), Systral (Ger), Elision (Ger), Sektor (Bel), Vitality (Bel), Family Of Dog (Bel)

11 oct ’96: Godflesh (Cze), Appalling Spawn (Cze), Rhymes Of Destruction (Bel), Slow End (Bel), Darkgods (Bel)

26 oct’ 96: Los Crudos (USA), Keith McHenry (Food Not Bombs)

2 nov ’96: Chamberlain (USA), Blindfold (Bel)

[1 jan ’97 (‘De Gilde”, Poperinge): Timebomb (Ita), Solid (Bel), Regression (Bel), Vitality (Bel), … * actually not a VV gig, but in the area – organised by H8000 Crew]

28 feb ’97: Subway Arts (Lux), Bullshit Propaganda (Nl), Counter-Attack (Bel), Katastrophobia (Bel), Holefiller (Bel), Les Schtroumpfs Alcooliques (Bel), Cornucopia (Bel)

1 mar ’97: Seein’Red (Nl), Honey Honey (Bel), Outrage (Bel), Confrontation (Bel), Instinct (Bel), Resist The Pain (Bel)

15 mar ’97: Gwyllions (Bel), Lunatic Society (Bel), Little White Feet (Bel), Primal Urge (Bel)?

30 mar ’97: The Locust (USA), Separation (Swe), Serene (Swe), Jenny Piccolo (USA)

4 may ’97: External Menace (UK)

18 may ’97: Präparation-H (USA), Boycot (Nl), Acao Direta (Bra), Bloodsuckers (Bel), Konstrukt (Öst), Força Macabra (Fin), Real Chaos (Ger)

31 may ’97: Dead Infection (Pol), Sufficide (Fra), Suppository (Nl), Katadth (Ger), Distress (Nl)

14 jun ’97: Sleepytime Trio (USA), Fourhundred Years (USA), Reiziger (Bel)

27 jun ’97: Spineless (Bel), Spirit Of Youth (Bel), Lifecycle (Bel), Firestone (Bel), Sorehead (Bel), D.S.A. (Bel), Warcraft (Bel), Instinct (Bel), Voices At The Front (Bel)

30 jun ’97: Satanic Surfers (Swe), Pridebowl (Swe), Unsure (Bel), …

12 jul ’97: Spirit Of Youth (Bel), Lifecycle (Bel), Family Of Dog (Bel), Sincerity (Bel), Sorehead (Bel), Instinct (Bel), Fanta’s Farm (Bel), D.S.A. (Bel), Cult-T (Bel)

15/16/17 aug ’97: Hardcore – the Next Generation festival * Purification (Ita), Starmarket (Swe), Abhinanda (Swe), Instinct (Bel), Facedown (Bel), Reiziger (Bel), Veil (Ger), Timebomb (Ita), Clouded (Bel), Spineless (Bel), Culture (USA), Kindred (Bel), Serene (Swe), Blindfold (Bel), Liar (Bel), Intensity (Swe), ODK Crew (Bel), Spirit Of Youth (Bel), Metroschifter (USA), Sektor (Bel), Morning Again (USA), Congress (Bel), Vitality (Bel), Deformity (Bel), Rubbish Heap (Bel), Acheborn (Ger), Thumbs Down (Bel), Endstand (Fin), Mainstrike (Nl)

12 sep ’97: Ebola (UK), Link (Bel)

19 sep ’97: Fanta’s Farm (Bel), Money Drug (Pol), Time Out (Bel) * 20 sep ’97: [CANCELLED] Battle Of Disarm (Jap), Filth Of Mankind (Pol), …

3 oct ’97: Last Days Of Humanity (Nl), Catafalque (Nl), Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition (Fra), In-quest (Bel), Ectopia (Bel)

4 oct ’97: Mastic Scum (Öst), Necrophagist (Ger), Suppository (Nl), Pleurisy (Nl), Mangled (Nl), Agathocles (Bel), Cornucopia (Bel)

12 oct ’97: Catharsis (USA), Gehenna (USA), Sektor (Bel), Facedown (Bel), Sincerity (Bel), Lebensreform (Ger)

25 oct ’97: D.S.A. (Bel), Sorehead (Bel), Eclipse (Bel)

28 oct ’97: Hellkrusher (UK), Boycot (Nl), Insane Youth (Bel), Disbeer (Fra)

[15 nov ’97 (‘De Gilde”, Poperinge): Lifecycle (Bel), Spineless (Bel), Facedown (Bel), Out For Blood (Bel), Spirit Of Youth (Bel), … * actually not a VV gig, but in the area – organised by Vincent]

26 dec ’97: Oi Polloi (UK), Accion Mutante (Ger), Link (Bel), Holefiller (Bel), G.D.B. (Fra), D.S.A. (Bel), Sorehead (Bel)

16 jan ’98: Serial Butcher (Bel), Natron (Ita), Mharbh (Ita), Damn Nation (Fra)

13 feb ’98: Katastrophobia (Bel), Insane Youth (Bel), Charlie Don’t Surf (Bel), Bruce (Bel), End Of Ernie (Bel) [benefit for Dirk Van Alboom’s wife and kid]

21 feb ’98: Divide & Conquer (USA), Robotnicka (Fra), Mad Punk Disease (Nl)

28 feb ’98: Stalker (Ger), Lea (Fra), Hellcorn (Bel), Rikard Zaroi (Fra)

7 mar ’98: ???

29 mar ’98: Stratford Mercenaries (UK), Counter-Attack (Bel)

11 apr ’98: Sorehead (Bel), Lifecycle (Bel), D.S.A. (Bel) Striker (Bel) Ignominy (Bel), Powers Of Discipline (Bel), Inside (Bel), Kalashnikov (Bel)

18 apr ’98: Oi Polloi (UK), Concrete (Ita), Hellkrusher (UK), Link (Bel), Ulrike’s Dream (Bel), Hellcorn (Bel)

19 apr ’98: Infekcja (Pol), Sarah (Fra), Enough! (Pol), Cornucopia (Bel), Muggles (Bel)

26 apr ’98: Sektor (Bel), Spineless (Bel), Canvas (UK), Arkangel (Bel, Natural Order (Bel), Outcast (Bel), Belief (Bel)

10 may ’98: Thumbs Down (Bel), Sorehead (Bel), Lifecycle (Bel), Clouded (Bel), Rain (Bel), Symbiont (Bel), Mindfist (Bel)

[24 may ’98 (‘Kouter’, Poperinge): Outrage (Bel), Link (Bel), Factory Pilot (Bel), Mainstrike (Nl), Lifecycle (Bel), Mise-En-Scene (Bel), Voices At The Front (Bel) * actually not a VV gig, but in the area – organised by Vik Bulik and the ‘New Skate Generation’]

5 jun ’98: Mad Punk Disease (Nl), Slum Gang (UK), G.D.B. (Fra)

1 aug’ 98: Immured (Ger), Mindflair (Ger)

14/15/16 aug ’98: Vort’n Vis Hardcore Festival * Facedown (Bel), Liar (Bel), Driven (Nl), Building (Bel), Congress (Bel), Clouded (Bel), Reiziger (Bel) Eyeball (Ger), Seein’Red (Nl), Stack (Ger), Reply (Bel), Culture (USA), Arkangel (Bel), Caliban (Bel), Firestone (Bel), Lifecycle (Bel), OneXMore (Bel), Timebomb (Ita), Thumbs Down (Bel),  …

18 sep ’98: Money Drug (Pol), Hellfiller (Bel), Charlie Don’t Surf (Bel), King Creole (Bel), Lieselotte (Swi)

19 sep ’98: Doom (UK), Oi Polloi (UK), Link (Bel), Outrage (Bel), Sarah (Fra), Alcatraz (Fra), Filth Of Mankind (Pol), Reller (Bel)

25 sep ’98: Vomitory (Swe), Deranged (Swe), Last Days Of Humanity (Nl)

[26 sep ’98 (‘De Gilde’, Poperinge): (Animal Truth Benefit) Congress (Bel), Arkangel (Bel), Clouded (Bel), Solid (Bel), Spineless (Bel), Length Of Time (Bel), 187 (Bel), …]

23 oct ’98: Natron (Ita), Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition (Fra), Gallow (Bel)

14 nov ’98: Detestation (USA), Hellcorn (Bel), Link (Bel)

28 nov ’98: Dipsomanie (Fra), Malaka (Fra), …

[28 nov ’98 (‘Flodder’, Langemark): Congress (Bel), Vitality (Bel), Deformity (Bel), Spineless (Bel), Sorehead (Bel)]

5 dec ’98: Jaded (Den)

[29 may ’99 (‘Kouter’, Poperinge): Algolanie (Fra), Insane Youth (Bel), Link (Bel), Holefiller (Bel), Hellcorn (Bel) * actually not a VV gig, but in the area – organised by ?]

25 jun ’99: Standing 8 (Can), 8 Days Of Nothing (Swe), Shank (UK), Hernandez (UK), Lifecycle (Bel)

26 jun ’99: Faroutski (Bel), The Lovehandles (Bel)

27 jun ’99: Shai Hulud (USA), Intensity (Swe), Hebriana (Bel), Alignment (Bel), Clouded (Bel)

17 jul ’99: Deformity (Bel)

20/21/22 aug ’99: Vort’n Vis Hardcore Festival [1st time outside the Vort’n Vis premises] * Mörser (Ger), John Holmes (UK), Mainstrike (Nl), Ananda (Fra), …

10 sep ’99: Phobia (USA), Yacøpsae (Ger)

11 sep ’99: Distress (Nl), Disbeer (Fra), Insult (Nl), Suppository (Nl), Bloodsuckers (Bel), Sickness (Fra), Loggerhead (Bel)

12 sep ’99: ???

31 oct ’99: Catharsis (USA), Man In The Shadow (Slo), Entreat (Slo), Convinced (Swe), Lifecycle (Bel), Leiah (Swe), Liar (Bel), Man vs Humanity (Ger)

27 nov ’99: Congress (Bel), Solid (Bel), Lifecycle (Bel), Striker (Bel), Kalashnikov (Bel), …

29 dec ’99: Abrogate (Bel)

8 apr ’00: Malaka (Fra), Abrogate (Bel), The Muppetz ()

27 may ’00: Impiety (Sin), Pentacle (Nl), Celestia (Fra)

16 jul ’00: Abstain (USA), Lifecycle (Bel), Firestone (Bel)

21 jul ’00: Abrogate (Bel)

17 aug ’00: Retaliate (Bel), Surge Of Fury (Bel), Killed In Action (Fra)

18/19/20 aug 2000: Ieperfest

16 sep ’00: Kingpin (Bel), Outcast (Bel), Legacy (Bel), Retaliate (Bel), 187 (Bel), Striker (Bel), Kalashnikov (Bel)

11 nov ’00: Link (Bel), Edgecrusher (Bel), Forcible (Bel)

17 mar ’01: Edgecrusher (Bel), Modilia (), Cradle Of Dismission ()

17/18/19 aug 2001: Ieperfest

Also:

Headache (UK), Breach (Swe), Scatha (UK), …

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Comments
  1. Henk Loobuyck says:

    Ypres…the ‘epicentre’ of the hardcore scene :-)
    Here’s a list of hardcore/punk bands I used to listen to when I first got into the scene…(not in any particular order…) [Had to cut is short for a lack of space :-)]:
    ‘Oi Polloi’ / ‘Sofa Head’ / ‘Spermbirds’ / ‘H.D.Q.’ / ‘5Les’/ ‘Doom’ / ‘Chaos UK’ / ‘Ripcord’ / ‘Heresy’ / ‘F.U.A.L.’ / ‘Political Asylum’ / ‘Bambix’ / ‘Sedition’ / ‘Disaffect’ / ‘S.N.F.U.’ / ‘M.D.C.’/ … I guess I can go on for quite a bit longer but that would lead me too far… [Henk mailed some bits and stories that will appear as posts gradually take form…]

  2. Henk Loobuyck says:

    There also was a gig once (can’t remember when) of a German band called ‘P.N.A.T.S.H.’ (abbreviation for ‘Paice, Nic And The Stringkilling Homosexual’). They were a ‘queercore’ band that played a mix of punk & dub-reggae and were quite original! If I’m not mistaken they were from Berlin…

  3. Paolo Petralia says:

    ‘Growing Concern’ (Ita) played there twice (93 & 94 probably). Once with ‘Congress’; with their first singer [Brob: I think he’d left then already.] and a brawl between him & the audience about his pro-life ideas…

  4. Wendi Geuens says:

    The Vort’n Vis, for me personally, is associated with great concerts and a straight-edge scene to which we didn’t belong at all; but it was always fun to be the outsider ;-)

  5. Cristiano Passos says:

    I was looking for some info on ‘Sore Throat’ and got to your blog. You’ve got very nice stuff there, man! I Always loved ‘Sore Throat’, ‘Pleasant Valley Children’, ‘Heresy’, ‘Concrete Sox’, ‘Disorder’, ‘Lifecycle’, ‘Jailcell Recipes’ and much more.. Thanks a lot for this and keep on spreading these memories!
    Cristiano, metal and grind/noisecore fan from Brazil

  6. Jurgen 'Spatje' Fiems says:

    The best concerts at the Vort’n Vis, to me, were: ‘Nausea’, ‘M.D.C.’, ‘Oi Polloi’, ‘No Security’, ‘Zygote’, ‘Doom’, ‘Scraps’, ‘Hiatus’…and I’m forgetting about a hundred…

  7. Stijn Druyts says:

    Great to read all these memories and stories of different people. I only visited the V.V. a handful of times back in the mid 90s (together with the boys of ‘Deconsume’: Bart Jansen, Koen Luycks, Michiel Mostmans, etc. – after a 5 hour or so trainride all the way from the North of Belgium) but for sure it has left a lasting impression on me. I clearly recall seeing ‘Subcaos’, ‘Deconsume’, ‘Dropdead’, ‘Hiatus’, ‘One by One’ (or was it ‘Health Hazard’), ‘Doom’, etc.

  8. Otto Itkonen says:

    The Vort´n Vis was for me definitely one of the Top10 venues of the European DIY-underground of the early/mid-90s! I played there (‘Selfish’, ‘Forca Macabra’, ‘Uutuus’) about a dozen times within a few years time and saw many really cool shows there. I guess a lot of this was coordinated by Bruno [Brob: And a bunch of shitworkers!] of Genet recs, good job there! Well, I´m still on the same road. I hope that many kids like me are reading this blog and can still feel the same energy…

  9. I visited the old Vort’n Vis many times as it was one of the greatest places for punk/HC-concerts at that time. Usually went there with my distro. Can ‘t remember all the bands I’ve seen there…but I do know there was always a good atmosphere and it was wortwhile to drive all the way down from The Nederlands. Problem was always finding a sleeping-place when there was none left inside… So we slept outside in the garden near the church…:-)
    Pity that at a certain moment it relocated and became a much bigger festival: the charm of it all disappeared.
    Marcel (Nooit Meer zine)

  10. Pawel Scream says:

    I visited the V.V. many times… [Pawel’s recollections will appear in posts on appropriate gigs.] Besides the September fest [Leed] I was also coming to the hardcore fests in August but I never liked it as much as that other one…
    Anyway I recall the V.V. as a really great place, something really familar; also a place where I met so many friends from all over Europe (Many of whom I am still in touch with after all these years!) and obviously saw plenty of amazing bands (‘Doom’, ‘Hiatus’, ‘E.O.M.’, ‘Juggling Jugulars’, ‘One By One’, ‘Selfish’, ‘Força Macabra’, ‘Spite’, ‘Bad Influence’, ‘P.A.I.N.’, ‘Seein’Red’, …). Really a place to remember…

  11. Like the Baron says on the album of the century: “Those days will never come again.” and he’s fucking right. Hail ‘Amebix’!

  12. Adam Johnston says:

    Good memories of the Vort’n Vis, apart from the horrible mattresses in the sleeping quarters upstairs! I was always a bit too hygienic and clean to be a crust warrior, I’m afraid…

  13. Pedro Fioen says:

    I still remember a superb gig by ‘Citizen Fish’ and various things about blind drummers, bare breasts, puking band-members on stage, smashed bottles, drunk people peeing on their dog, … And exciting discussions between various factions (a certain Brob seemed to be very good at that :-) …)

  14. Mario Middendorp says:

    I was at the Vort’n Vis quite often. Saw loads of bands (‘M.D.C., ‘Chaos UK’, ‘Disorder’, ‘Doom’, ‘Scraps’, ‘Toxic Waste’ and many others). Here in Antwerp the joint had a bit of a reputation of being a straight-edge and crust place (Can that be combined?). We had crusties here but straight-edge…that was a bit weird for us. You didn’t see those in Antwerp – at least not back then. Luckily there were always bands that brought us back to the essence… As the singer of ‘M.D.C.’ told me before their gig: “It’s quite okay to drink, you know”. ;-) Despite everything (cough), I always liked coming to the Vort’n Vis, and always had a good time.
    Sorry to the lady of the shop around the corner for the shoplifting…

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