Geert Vilain gets involved with one of his students, the seventeen year old Melinda Meursault. After a gig, she is found nearby the pub, decapitated. The police suspects the singer-songwriter for a while, but has to set him free because of a lack of evidence. Nevertheless, the career of Geert Vilain as a teacher is broken, and he ends up in the gutter. At the beginning of the nineties he roams homeless in Brussels.
Halloween 1995... After a wonderful concert in the Devil’s Castle where for the first time appeared some "horror soundscapes" on his playlist, Gerard runs away with the sixteen year old Lisa Vanmaele. After a fight with Yves Bonduelle, one of his musicians, both he and Lisa seem to have disappeared. The girl, later on, will be found in a condition of total insanity. Until today, there are no traces of Gerard the Devil. Yves Bonduelle was suspected of the (double?) murder for a while, but the police had to release him because of a lack of evidence. The recordings made for the first CD of Gerard the Devil & The Diabolics were lost and became the object of a lawsuit. The record was never officially released.
Here are some quotes of an interview (1995) that prove Gerard the Devil had the heart of a true poet:
Managers? A real artist only needs a manager to ruin his business-plans. A true artist should be the louse in the fur of the managers, the stick in the wheels of the commercial machine. The natural habitat of a true artist is the gutter, not some expensive penthouse. We should be living opposite of all things that tend to commerce and materialism.
The poet is body & soul & passion. His art may not become an “object”, a “product” that is bought or sold.
Did Gerard the Devil commit suicide? If so, why? And why do you think that?
Is Gerard the Devil still alive? If so, why do you think this? And why is he hiding, then?
Was Gerard the Devil killed? If so, why and by whom? Gilbert Leduc? Isabel Pontarlier? Yves Bonduelle? Lisa Vanmaele? Or some other lunatic?
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