- [10-17-16] Our plan to play some concerts by the end of the year failed once again. Apparently we have to admit that the band has no future. That's why we will not keep on. Instead, we will focus on our current projects: Analog Ruins, Postford, Substitute and dørtebeker.
So if you want to meet us: Please get in touch with one of those bands. We will no longer check Kobayashi e-mails. However, we are still sticking to the plan of publishing some songs we recorded in the rehearsal room 3 years ago. They just need to be mixed, then you'll find them here.
FOR NOW: SO LONG AND THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED US IN ANY WAY IN THE PAST 19 YEARS.
- [05-01-15] We had to realize that 400km geographical
distance is enough to make it impossible to maintain Kobayashi in
a way everybody is happy with. This is why we decided to put the
band on ice for now. Yes, that's bitter and no, it won't be forever.
- [03-08-14] We will play some concerts
in the north of germany in April.
- [12-22-13] Yes: We are still planning to release some
new songs. All the delays haven't even been our fault alone this
time. Just have some more patience. We'll let you know whenever
we know what to expect when.
- [9-9-13] We managed to finally recors some of the
newer stuff. But recording was just little part of the work. All
the rest (mixing, mastering, layout, ...) takes a lot longer and
is more complicated than we thought. That's why you should not expect
to see the songs released before next year. Sorry for that. However,
we will play the gigs in Bremen and Berlin
which were meant to be release parties. See you there.
- [4-29-13] That's it. We do not have any more concert
plans for this year. However it is pretty likely that we will play
at least a few. If we manage to get some of the new songs recorded
and published before. We're into it. Stay tuned.
- [3-11-13] Once again our plan to tour in France did
not work out. That sucks. However, we are looking forward to play
in Dusseldorf and Oldenburg instead. And afterwards we'll be in
Hamburg and Kiel.
In the long run Kobayashi will play very few concerts in the future:
Roberto will stay in Berlin which is why it does not seem realistic
that we will play more than 2 weekends per year or so. However,
there will still be a chance to see us. From time to time.
- [2-2-13] We have planned to play some gigs in France
in March. By now it is not 100% confirmed though. What`s sure is
that we are gonna play in Hamburg and Kiel
in April. See you there!
- [9-9-12] Our german mini-tour
is settled. We will see what happens with the band afterwards. One
thing is for sure: We won't be that active since Roberto is in Berlin
- [6-19-12] We are going on holiday. We won't update
this site before September and currently it might take longer than
usual until you receive answers when mailing us.
- [6-9-12] One concert is left
and then our summer break is here. Afterwards we are planning to
do some recording sessions and in October we'd love to go on a short
tour. And then? Well- we don't know, but it's for sure that we will
be less active in the future. One of us is moving to Berlin and
that will make some things difficult. However, we will keep on.
- [3-22-12] We are not willing to give up our optimism-
that's why we are playing some open air concerts
in May and June. See you in sunny Oldenburg, Hamburg, Erfurt and
- [4-12-11] Our interview with the the "Punk Rock
77 thru Today" blog is now online.
- [24-10-11] The 9-day UK tour was really big fun. We
met a lot of amazing people and managed to keep the loss of money
to a level that allows covering it with our savings. Thanks again
to everybody involved in setting it up for us, we are looking forward
to helping you out whenever you need and however we can.
- [26-09-11] In the end we will not play on the Rhymes
and Resistance event in Bristol. Instead we will be in London
on the first day of our UK tour. However,
we are sure that you will have a great time in Bristol without us
and encourage everyone to go to that benefit show and thereby support
those facing charges following the riots.
- [22-09-11] Many people from the UK DIY network gave
us a hand and saved our tour- that´s amazing. Thanks to everybody.
We would not have expected that this works out so quickly. The plan
is set now and we are looking forward to meeting all of you in person!
- [17-09-11] We need help. The tour planning for our
10-day trip to the UK did not work out. The reasons are complicated.
However we do not want to cancel the 3 confirmed dates
and are now contacting everybody we know from the local DIY network
who might be able to put up a show on such a short notice. If you
have a rehearsal room where you want to see us play, if you have
already planned a concert between the 12th and 19th that somehow
lies on our route: PLEASE drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Same applies if you know somebody who might be able and willing
to help us.
W e hope to see you in October!
- [01-09-11] At least some dates
for our UK tour are confirmed now. We´re looking forward to
seeing more gigs added soon.
- [04-05-11] We will take a concert break to go on vacation
and do other things than playing shows. But in October we will go
to the UK! Never been there.... we´re excited and really looking
forward to a 10-day tour over there... Stay tuned for details.
- [31-03-11] On April 30th the neofascist NPD party
plans to march in our hometown Bremen. Of course there is a broad
antifascist alliance not willing to leave the streets to them. A
person involved in the antifascist action will join us on our concerts
in Wuppertal and Nijmegen and will inform about the planned protests.
However, please also have in mind that around our concert dates
(April 9+10), nazi groups are mobilizing for 2 marches in Stolberg
(near Aachen). Antifascist groups call
for action and so do we, even though if that means that we won´t
see you at our shows.
- [16-01-11] Incredible, but true: we finally put the
interview about DIY punk in Singapore into our archive.
Although it´s been made more than 2 years ago, we still think
it is interesting. And of course we updated some links and info
to make sure it´s still helpful if you ever get there.
- [31-12-10] Finally we found the time to clean up our
link list and kick out dead references.
Little by little, we will also include new links of course.
- [20-11-10] We planned 2 concert weekends in the upcoming
2 months: Bremen, Hamburg, Kiel and Aurich are the destinations
for December and January. Check the concert page for details.
- [02-07-10] The first "official" concerts
with the new bandmembers are confirmed. See you in Cologne in August!
- [07-05-10] Maik left the band. It was a hard, but
probably inevitable decision for him. He is living in Cologne now
and it is simply not possible to come up to Bremen constantly for
rehearsals and concerts without facing absolute burn-out in the
end. Nevertheless it is a pity for all of us. At least, Kobayashi
keeps on - now that Jana and Roberta joined us. We are looking forward
to upcoming concerts in Summer!
- [14-03-10] Good news: For the first time, new people
are joining the band: Roberta and Jana, two very good friends of
us, decided to support us. This means, that Kobayashi will usually
have 3 guitars from now on and it means that we will not have to
cancel concerts in case that one of us does not have time.
- [23-12-09] Mumia Abu-Jamal is imprisoned in death
row since more than 27 years now. The only reason why he should
be killed by the state is his activism as a political journalist.
We were happy to contribute a song to a recently published solidarity
compilation which is meanzt to raise money for his support and
for the fight against death penalty and prisons in general.
- [02-11-09] As we did in the past 2 years, we will
play in Dusseldorf on X-mas, once again with
the Kaput Krauts.
Within the next
days weeks, we will also put an interview
with a DIY activist from Singapur on this page.
- [14-08-09] Our complete last LP from 2006 can now
as a .zip file, including the booklet and two previously unreleased
recordings (a "new" version of the old song "Nicht
lustig" and the song "Neuanstrich").
- [20-07-09] The mini-tour in Spain was awesome, a really
intense week thanks to the help of a lot of people. As mentioned
before, it might have been the last tour for a while, but we definitely
want to repeat that one day.
- [30-05-09] This is not the best year for us... we
need to cancel our tour plans for France completely. One of us will
Hamburg Cologne in August and will have even less
time than at the moment. We are really sorry for the people who
were about to prepare shows for us or who were hoping to see us
Anyway: We'll keep on with Kobayashi, although it's going to be
on an even lower flame than it already was.
- [19-04-09] We decided to cancel our plan to do a tour
in France this summer: Many places shut down and a lot of people
have better things to do than organizing punk shows (Enjoying the
summer at the beach for example:). But we still stick to the plan
in general. Now we want to come in October. Please let
us know if you can help us setting up shows.
- [16-12-08] We finally decided not to wait any longer
for the compilation for which we recorded the song "Christian,
Knut,...". Instead, you can now download
this unreleased song. As mentioned before, the lyrics can be found
- [09-12-08] As we already mentioned here, we went to
the studio 9 months ago to record only one song. It was written
for an anti-prison benefit compilation and spoke about the debates
in Germany about the release of the former RAF activist Christian
Klar. By that time, the german president denied to release Christian.
We are happy to tell you hat he will now be free at the beginning
of next year, after 26 years in prison- for jurisdical reasons of
course, not as a consequence of any political decision. What we
don´t know is when that sampler will be released. For the
moment we decided to put the lyrics on this
website at least. Depending on how things develop, it might be that
you will also find the song here pretty soon.
- [10-10-08] As promised, you will find the interview
with the DIY punk activist from St. Petersburg in our archive
- [04-10-08] The summer is over and we are looking forward
to the upcoming concerts. If everything goes
as we hope, you will also find an interview in the archive soon:
One of us spend his holidays in Russia and spoke to a DIY / Anarcho-Punk
activist about the situation in St. Petersburg.
- [28-04-08] 6 months in advance we already have our
minitour with the Juggling Jugulars nearly completely confirmed.
Crazy little DIY world.... And even more dubious: We already know
where we play in december...
- [18-03-08] We went to the studio for one weekend to
record and mix one song for an Anti-Prison 7" Sampler that
will be released by Stonehenge
Records. We do not know when it will be released, but we will
let you know. And of course we will put the lyrics on this homepage
as soon as I find the time.
- [07-01-08] Here we are again- back from our winter
tour that lead us through 5 countries in 12 days. It was really
nice to meet some old friends and to make new ones. The unexpected
highlight was our spontaneous concert in Dravograd on new year´s
eve: Such great people and such a funny evening- KinoKids rule!
It will be more silent during the upcoming months: One of us
will be away for several months until summer and therefor we won´t
be able to play concerts before autumn 08.
- [13-10-07] The band Bombenalarm
had a serious car accident in which Stachel (Unsociable-label) and
Sara had been seriously injured. You find some info on this story
in the Trust-Forum.
The Grünenstrasse and we decided to take the money from the
benefit gig we´ll play tomorrow to cover a part of the follow-up-
- [25-08-07] I´ve had a look at our linklist
and realized some changes.
- [21-08-07] We have had great 4 days in Finland, although
no mooses crossed our way... Thanks a lot to all organizers, Martin
and of course to the awesome Juggling Jugulars!
- [11-08-07] You will now find a translated interview
realized by the german TRUST
fanzine in the archive.
- [25-07-07] We´ve printed new shirts- you can
see and order them here. Beside that there
several samplers about to be released in which we take part and
a finnish fanzine has an interview with us in their current issue.
And of course we are looking forward to meet you on our concerts
in Finland in August!
- [29-04-07] Yippiiieh! Finally: our old webadress kobayashi-disko.org
is working again and since some days the mailadress as well. So
go ahead and get in touch-
we are always happy when getting mails.
Furthermore lots of new concerts are
already planned- three of them in Finland in August. We are looking
forward to it!
- [22-04-07] Seems as if Kobayashi shall not have a
working homepage: Since 3 months (or longer?) the old server is
switched off and due to some morons we could not recover the old
URL (kobayashi-disko.org) until now. That sucks and really makes
us angry but we can´t do nothing about it. The worst about
all this shit is that a lot of people might have written us, but
all the mails sent to our usual address (printed on thousand of
CDs / LPs) also does not work since month. If you want to get in
touch, please write to email@example.com
- [02-01-07] Our tour with Cólera was really
great: we saw new interesting places, felt very welcome at every
place we have been and have found very good new friends: Cólera
who joined us during all these days. Greetings also to Giuda with
whom we played 4 gigs!
you find all
the old news (1999- 2006) here
kobayashi exists since the end of 1997 and until may 2005 we were
5: daniel [bass], roberto [drums], maik [guitar and voice], peter
[voice] and martin [guitar and voice]. unfortunately martin and maik left
the band for different reasons. but we were lucky and jana and roberta joined kobayashi.
we're somewhere in between punk and hardcore, most of the time kind
subversion and counterculture are important values for us-
including the whole 'diy' thing: we don't need no gods, no state
and certainly no masters. that's why we believe in running our things
on our own.
COOPERATE ROCK STILL SUCKS.