Spotted in Belgium… DEUS !

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dEUS – Royal Circus, Brussels – December 19, 2014…

dEUS is the best ever Belgian rock band. Godlike status in their own country, a heavy following all over Europe and the best unknown group in the rest of the world. The gang was formed in 1991 by Tom Barman (songwriter, vocals & guitars).

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Tom Barman – the leader shows the way…

Their musical influences range from folk to punk and jazz to pop. From a loud, mean rock machine to creators of pop pearls. From Dr.Loud to Mr. Nice.


Loud, mean rock machine…


Creators of pop pearls…

1994 was their year of no return, their official kick-off with the stunning debut album Worst Case Scenario (one of the best albums of that year according to British music bible NME). The longplayer drew influences from Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart and The Velvet Underground among others. But they have unquestionably inspired themselves bands such as Muse, Elbow, Radiohead and REM.

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‘Worst Case Scenario’ – 1994 debut album…

With the right passport they would have been a worldwide famous quality group. After several line-up changes over the years and seven multi-faceted and critically acclaimed studio albums they play the first of three (after warm-up gigs in Paris, London and Amsterdam) 20th anniversary shows in Belgium’s capital tonight.

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One man down….

Hats off to them for not playing one XL arena show but three medium sized ‘eye to eye’ (well, if you’re in the front, like I was) concerts. Tom Barman, leader of the pack, still is the musical maestro and the ‘1-2-3-let’s-go’ captain. Playing live is what they did and still do gloriously. One moment they rock your socks off, the other they seduce you with crystal clear balladry. On stage they’re still untouchable after two decades.

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Mauro Pavlovski – godlike guitarist…

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We will be back…

One of the best live bands ever and I’ve seen many. Thanks dEUS for 20 years of top entertainment. Respect !
Also to celebrate their anniversary they’ve released a best of collection titled : ‘Selected songs: 1994 – 2014′ (in full here below). It’s Christmas time. Perfect occasion to invite this rockin’ Gods into your homes !

(all concert pics: JL)

Explore their divine ‘best of’ collection…

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