Laibach - Forbidden name

Why band name Laibach was chosen - Ljubljana - Slovenia
Forming a team in what was then Yugoslavia, two soldiers, Tomaz Hostnik and Miran Mohar, started this music project in 1980, performing under the auspices of artist collective Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK, or New Slovene Art).

The band name was a provocation, because in the 1980s the Yugoslav Government had prohibited the use of the name Laibach (the German name for the capital of the Yugoslav State of Slovenia, Ljubljana).

Active: 1980-present, SVN

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