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    3Is A Robot lyrics
    4Favourite Game lyrics
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    6You Can't Deny What You Liked As A Child lyrics
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    8Nightshopping lyrics
    9Second Nature lyrics
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    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Keep You Close [2011]
    2No More Loud Music [2001]
    Worst Case Scenario [1994]
    4In A Bar, Under The Sea [1996]
    5The Ideal Crash [1999]
    6Pocket Revolution [2005]
    Vantage Point [2008]
    Following Sea [2012]
    9Selected Songs 1994-2014 [2014]
    10My Sister=My Clock [1995]


    Deus (styled as dEUS) is a rock band based in Antwerp, Belgium, whose only continuous members up to the present day are Tom Barman (vocals, guitars) and Klaas Janzoons (keyboards, violin). The rest of the band's line-up currently consists of drummer Stéphane Misseghers, bassist Alan Gevaert and guitarist/backing vocalist Mauro Pawlowski.


    Formed in 1991, Deus began its career as a cover band, but soon began writing its own material. Their musical influences range from folk and punk to jazz and prog rock. They first came to attention in Humo's Rock Rally of 1992 and after the release of the four-track EP "Zea", Deus was offered a recording contract with Island Records. They became the first Belgian indie act ever to sign to a major international label.

    First era (1994 - 2000)

    Deus' debut album Worst Case Scenario drew influences from Frank Zappa, Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart and was released on September 16, 1994 to critical acclaim. Shortly after followed the release of a highly experimental mail order only album entitled 'My Sister=My Clock', consisting of thirteen songs contained on one physical track. Their next effort In a Bar, Under the Sea followed two years later. The Ideal Crash (1999) saw the manic eccentricity channeled into a slightly more accessible package. Altogether, the band's first three albums (discounting 'My Sister=My Clock') sold over 750.000 copies worldwide and gathered them a cult following.

    Meanwhile, Deus had been subject to various line-up changes. After touring for Worst Case Scenario, guitarist Rudy Trouvé went on to Kiss My Jazz, Dead Man Ray and The Love Substitutes. By the time In a Bar, Under the Sea came out, bassist Stef Kamil Carlens had left the band to focus on Zita Swoon. They were replaced by Craig Ward and Danny Mommens, respectively. Eventually, the line-up was completed by touring guitarist Tim Vanhamel (Evil Superstars, Millionaire, Eagles of Death Metal).


    After the tour in support of The Ideal Crash, the band took an extended hiatus that allowed the individual members to pursue different interests. Barman directed a film, Any Way the Wind Blows in 2003, and teamed up with techno record producer CJ Bolland to form Magnus in 2004. In June 2002, Deus did however play 6 concerts in Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium, supporting the CD and DVD release of their singles collection, No More Loud Music.

    Second era (2004 - present)

    In mid 2004 they began recording new material and playing live across Europe, and in August the download-only single "If You Don't Get What You Want" was released. On September 12, 2005 the album Pocket Revolution was released. The release of the new album was supported by a world tour of over 130 concerts. The final concert of the 2005/2006 Pocket Revolution tour took place on October 1 in Deus's hometown of Antwerp, Belgium. Deus performed that day as part of the 0110 Festival for Tolerance. This free entrance festival, an initiative of leadsinger Tom Barman, saw possibly the largest number of Belgian artists ever assembled perform that day in Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels and Charleroi in support of Tolerance and to oppose racism, extremism and violence. After finishing their Pocket Revolution tour, the band began rehearsals for the writing and recording process of their next album. In 2007 Deus built their own studio, to continue work on their next album, Vantage Point, which was released in April 2008. Keep You Close is the title of the new album which will be released in September 2011 according to Barman, it will feature Greg Dulli. The title track of the album was premiered on 16 June 2011 on "C'est Lenoir", a show on radio France Inter, presented by Bernard Lenoir.

    On 19/07/2011, dEUS announced their first single, Constant Now, taken of the new record, which will be released the 19th of september, 2011.

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