1983 – Atonal Festival II

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With Zos Kia

03rd December 1983 – Atonal Festival II – Berlin, DE

Set List

  1. Sicktone
  2. Baptism of Fire
  3. Rape
  4. Poisons
  5. Truth


Psychic TV (which John and Peter also performed in), Zev, Neubauten, and others played at the festival. John, Gosling, and Min borrowed Psychic TV’s equipment for their performance.

During the intro to “Sicktone,” John Gosling says, “We’ve been witnessing your many and varied forms of control, today. They’re very effective. They’re very pretty.”

As “Poisons” transitions into “Truth,” John Gosling says, “We leave you with some truth,” smirking to the audience.

Fourth and last Coil performance until 1999.


With Zos Kia

John Balance – stick bass, drums
John Gosling – violin, bass, vocals
Min – drums, vocal
Peter Christopherson – sound mixing

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Ticket Stubs

Please contact info@live-coil-archive.com with images of any ticket stubs.


Atonal Festival site, Pankehallen, Berlin, DE.



Known Recordings

Tapes owners/taper:

SBD – John, Peter, John Gosling, or Min (?)

Concert Recording Downloads

SBD – Officially released on Zos Kia/Coil’s album “Transparent”. Prone to peaking. Discogs link only for this official release.
SBD 1b – Physically released remaster from the 2016 reissue of “Transparent”. Bandcamp link.
EDIT2-camera angles (professional). On Youtube.