Live @ Zentralwerk, Dresden

Konrad Behr von hat uns zu einem Konzert ins Zentralwerk in Dresden eingeladen. Der Abend steht unter dem Motto “Was ist eigentlich mit Metal passiert?”. Wir spielen zusammen mit EINEMSEN, ein Duo, das ähnlich wie wir eine eigene Interpretation von dem Genre präsentieren. Wir freuen uns.

Fr. 26.01.24
Riesaer Str. 32
01127 Dresden
Einlaß 19 Uhr


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Dass wir die Leiden



Nihilism is fun. Hopelessness offers a great perspective. Dead ends are a good place to riot. That’s about the attitude of the Cologne-based industrial metal post-everything duo “Die Leere im Kern deiner Hoffnung”.

Their sound is strictly circled. Singer Doris Mücke coolly dissects the wrongly set up world and our helpless efforts to find an answer to it. Guitarist FC Stoffel berserks on the guitar. The drum computer forces everything into an order. A band like an icebreaker, constantly grinding.

“A DLIKD concert is like a knife that’s too sharp. You cut yourself immediately and deeply and it never stops bleeding.” (Felix Klopothek, City Review 2/2018)

Net activist FC Stoffel and singer Doris Mücke are now older than their shoe sizes. The couple has been making music together since 1990 and has nothing left to prove. From 2003 to 2010, they made techno as “Das Blaue Monster.” In 2010, they returned to their musical roots with DLIKDH. In doing so, they have further refined their research into reduced structures.

FC Stoffel runs the netlabel “Der kleine grüne Würfel” since 2005 and releases music from different bands under Creative Commons license. In 2009 he co-founded the “Cologne Commons – Conference and Festival” and organized it until its end in 2016.

FC Stoffel and Doris Mücke are “DIY as fuck” and clearly position themselves against the excesses of neoliberal capitalism and any form of populism, nationalism and racism. They are committed to strengthening the creative commons and still believe in the idea of enlightenment. The two would rather be part of the solution than part of the problem.

Self-assertion instead of therapy.

Published albums:
2013 Zeit ist eine Illusion
2016 Freiheit Aushalten
2018 Das Leben ist komplex und Entropie real
2020 Es ist schwer ein Gott zu sein


Listen to our music

Es ist schwer ein Gott zu sein
by Die Leere im Kern deiner Hoffnung



Es ist schwer ein Gott zu sein

Our fourth album “Es ist schwer ein Gott zu sein” has been released by our netlabel and is licensed under a Creative Commons By-Sa 4.0 License.

If you like, you can download it for free and copy, distribute, or whatever you wish to do with it.

But if you want you can download it from Bandcamp and “pay what you want”.

The title of the album refers of course to the novel “Hard to be a God” by the Strugatzki brothers. But it is also the expression of the desperate realisation that the world is probably unsavable. The problems are obvious, everybody knows everything, but nobody is willing to do anything.

We oscillate faster and faster between hysteria and agony, blind actionism and panic. And again and again we get fast and easy answers to complex questions with the certainty of a placebo.

Clicktivism as a digital balm for the poor afflicted souls. The mistaken belief that you can save the world through your consumerism.

We dream of electric sheep.
Technomagic thinking.
The illusion of freedom.
Welcome to the age of transfiguration.

We rather bear those ills we have than fight them.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims.