A 50ft tall women, a huge guy with glasses and a low tuned guitar, drums from the computer and basses from synthesizer hell. Post-industrial beats, stoner bass loops, metal riffs and German lyrics. Guitars can never be too loud, drum patterns never too stoic, bass runs never too gloomy and German lyrics never too hermetic. Post-Industrial-Metal.

“A concert by DLIKD is like a knife too sharp. You cut yourself instantly and deeply, and it never stops bleeding.” (Felix Klopotek, Stadt Revue 2/2018)

Net activist Frank Christian Stoffel and singer Doris Mücke are now older than their shoe sizes and can still remember record players and black and white television. Nonetheless, they are not so quick to let their digital agendas take the butter off their bread.

They clearly position themselves against
– the surveillance mania (whether Facebook or NSA)
– the excesses of neoliberal capitalism
– a reverse copyright
– Populism, nationalism and racism

And are committed to
– the protection of privacy (digital self-defence)
– new forms of a social market economy
– a knowledge and creative mindset
– the idea of the Aufkläurng, a united Europe and a respectful and colourful coexistence

For years, they have consistently released their albums under a “Free Culture License”, the Creative Commons BY-SA License. Because FC Stoffel and Doris Mücke would rather be part of the solution than part of the problem. Self-assertion instead of therapy.

Occasionally, their performances can also lead to panel discussions on the above-mentioned topics. But they always try to keep it short.

Achievements so far:
– Performances at the Cologne Commons Festival 2015 and 2016, Building 9, Cologne
– Album of the month in the StadtRevue, Cologne 2/18

Still to do.
Convincing people that freedom ideals and Facebook are not compatible

Published albums:
2013 Time is an illusion
2016 Freedom Endurance
2018 Life is complex and entropy is real