Welcome to kaizers.konzertjunkie.com! This fansite keeps you updated on all current information about the band Kaizers Orchestra. You can find the latest news, translated news bits and articles, tour dates, and tour reports. Plus all the background information a fan wants to know, of course... so enjoy!

At a glance: What is going on in the Kaizers universe right now?

Kaizers Orchestra are history. On September 14, 2013, they played their last concert. Currently there are no plans about if and when they will be back. The band members expect a break for "many years", and they don't know if and - if yes - how they will continue after that break.

Violeta musical: Janove and Geir are currently working on a new Kaizers musical, together with playwright Christian Siméon, director Ladislas Chollat, and Michael Gregorio, a well-known French actor who will play the role of the devil. Everything is a work in progress and details haven't been finalized, but the ambitious goal is a big-time show in Paris in the fall of 2019!

What else ...? Most Kaizers have their own long- and short-term projects going on. The most visible are Janove's solo activities (so far, he has released two albums and is touring quite a bit) and Terje's band Skambankt (check out skambankt.konzertjunkie.com for all updates about them).
2022/05/22
New music, and new lyrics and translations! With the "Vann EP" (Water EP), Geir completed his element series - you can find the lyrics and translations for it here: Vann EP

Janove announced a new album - the "Fullmånehymner" (Full moon hymns) will be released on September 1st, and the first single Lev seint, lev sant (Live slowly, live true) is already out.

Also, archduketyler has been at it again and translated all the lyrics of Janove's "Barrikadeballader" album - thanks a lot for that! The lyrics and translations are available here: Barrikadeballader
2021/10/01
Almost a year without an update here! Let's just blame it on Corona and not on my laziness, okay ...? =;-)

But well, no time to waste, let's summarize all the current news now!
  • This year in September, "Ompa til du dør" celebrated its 20th (!!) anniversary. And to give that the well-deserved celebration with all pomp and circumstance, Kaizers released a remastered version of the album, both digitally and in three different vinyl versions. The vinyls are (or rather, were ... ) available for sale here, together with a variety of "retro" merch.

    But what does "remastered" mean, really? Kaizers Orchestra explain it like this on Facebook:
    It's a real difference. The original release feels so compressed that the music almost implodes, for example, in the transition to the choruses. With the new mastering, the music rather explodes, in the way that was always our intention. It's a lot more open, has much more energy, sounds louder and has more dynamics. Suddenly, the record brings back a lot of the live energy and tension that we were known for at concerts. We can only recommend all Kaizer fans to check out this remastered version.
  • With this re-release, it seems Kaizers are waking up a tiny little bit from their hibernation - no clue if there is more to it or not, but as of late, there is a new official Kaizers channel on YouTube, and kaizers.no has suddenly made a resurgence as well, in a new and fancy design.

    Do I smell an oil barrel here?

  • Less official, but probably still interesting to most fans, is that there is a plan for a book about the "Ompa til du dør" record. It hasn't been written yet, but the crowdfunding project looks promising!

  • And last but not least, Janove has released another solo album! In contrast to "Barrikadeballader", Janove recorded "Det sorte karneval" together with his band, and this is also how he will present it live in October and November.

    And thanks to Tyler Herrmann (archduketyler), you can now check out the lyrics and translations of the songs! Tyler actually typed out the lyrics from Janove's background videos and translated them into English. A huge THANK YOU for that!
So ... what else did I forget now? =;-)


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Latest tweets from kaizers_kj:
Check out the lyrics and translations of Geir's new "Vann EP" - and also the ones for Janove's "Barrikadeballader",? https://t.co/cb5t1InZz2
May 22
RT @brunnercaffi: #SetlistToday Kaizers Orchestra Rote Fabrik Zürich 8. April 2008 Die Band kopierte für das Zürcher Konzert das Set? https://t.co/x5MhDYIJtF
Apr 8
@archduketyler No, there's no recording of Sonny. And Violeta is currently on hold afaik - they couldn't get good d? https://t.co/xJufLr6uLf
Mar 28
@archduketyler Only the German translations: https://t.co/H6dBUUZqaj If I remember correctly, the original version? https://t.co/PEmFrMBbp6
Mar 28
@archduketyler Og så var det jo Sonny-musikalen (se her: https://t.co/0qrW4Zp4GJ ), men den ble jo laget i etterkan? https://t.co/1BOtNrgOAo
Mar 27
@archduketyler Tror ikke at det finnes noe som det - det eneste vi virkelig VET om historien er jo tekstene og de s? https://t.co/ZazbCPDXnp
Mar 27
RT @WobTikal: Oh, der komplette Backkatalog von Kaizers Orchestra ist jetzt auf Spotify ? #ompatildudør
Mar 19
RT @ThijsvdHulst: Ik mis Kaizers Orchestra.
Feb 21
RT @anderstotland: Om dette skjer, skal eg dansa ompa til eg dør, og vel så det. Eller i alle fall bestilla billettar. https://t.co/1gwgEsM3K8
Feb 15
RT @archduketyler: I det siste har jeg lært at det finnes mange sanger av Kaizers Orchestra som jeg ikke har hørt før. Så jeg prøvde å? https://t.co/a12SAQ0VUj
Feb 4
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