Later, another Belgian, one by the name of Jeanne Deckers (photo below) became a best selling artist. She sold millions of copies and became the first - and only - Belgian artist to top the highly regarded Billboard Charts. She did that with a French song, 'Dominique' under the moniker 'Sœur Sourire' (The Singing Nun)..
You can consider this series as an immense tribute, a glorification of Belgian artists, performers and labels of all times and eras. We delve, quite randomly, into electronic dance music, metal, classical music and so on. Much like all Belgians, we go with the flow on this one. We write what we think about when we think about it. So this article might look somewhat chaotic but you could consider that as just another beautiful representation of what this country is all about. We're weird but we make it sound awesome...
Not far away, in the city of Ghent this time, a label opens in 2007, followed by a shop in 2014. The Consouling Store & Sounds quickly turns into a sweltering cesspool of drones, riffs, drums and screams. The Church Of Ra joins in on the fun. In only a few years, Consouling Sounds becomes a landmark in the Belgian music industry. In his own gentle way, owner Mike overloads record stores with releases by Alkerdeel, Nadja, Snailking, Thisquietarmy, Gnaw Their Tongues, Viscera///, Eleanora, Monnik, Charnia, Barst... The list goes on and on.
The unbreakable strength of the Belgian metal scene
Welcome to the amazing chaos of Belgium...