||BLOOD AXIS – Born Again CD
Preis: € 14.90
-> the many years of waiting finally came to a more than happy end! – one of the best (Dark)Folk albums ever!
||SVALBARD – Heimkunft CD
Preis: € 12.90
-> THE ABSOLUTE STEINKLANG-TIP!!!
brilliant, melancholic NeoFolk/DarkPop and strong Martial-Music with heroic drums+samples assembled with great NeoClassic elements and fine vocals, sung in German, English and Russian. for fans of early ROME!
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V/A – PAGAN FOLK UND APOCALYPTIC PSYCHEDELIA – Kapitel II
4.00 euro ONLY!
our new label-compilation with songs from the latest and forthcoming albums!
STORMFÅGEL – Håll-lågan-klar! Steinklang SK51
FRÄKMÜNDT – Wörmer Percht 15
STURMPERCHT – Die Teufelsgeiger Percht 12
ALLERSEELEN – Wo ist das Leben Ahnstern 44
WAPPENBUND – Licht ist Leben II Steinklang SK34
VINTERRIKET – Seelenleere Heimatfolk HF12
BIRCH BOOK – Feet of clay Ahnstern 41
DÂNNÂGÔISCHD – Waldfuir Percht 13
LARRNAKH – Delictum Steinklang SKD27
MOON FAR AWAY – Deus amet puellam Ahnstern 45
URUK-HAI – …does not glitter Sturmklang 01
ATOMTRAKT – Blut und Erde Steinklang SK52
HREFNESHOLT – Hexnfeia Percht 16
IRIJ – Vasilisa Ahnstern 42
JÄNNERWEIN – Jede Stunde Heimatfolk HF11
PHASE II – Sweet lady fair Ahnstern 29
MIEL NOIR – Honiggöttin Steinklang SKD28
LE TESTAMENT DE LA LUMÍÈRE – Retaliation Steinklang SK47
DEAD MAN’S HILL – The curse Steinklang SKD29
19 songs / 80 min.
MOON FAR AWAY – Minnesang
CD / Ahnstern 45 12.90 eur
brilliant new album by Russia’s most famous Folk band!
Since the release of their now-classic Russian neofolk album “BELOVODIE” five years ago, MOON FAR AWAY has proved its status of the
“band of influence” in the current Russian scene, as well as the title of one of the most respected Russian groups abroad. The band’s cult
following includes both dark folk, neofolk and folk metal fans and the gothic and neoclassic audience. It is because of this wide audience that
MFA’s new album, which has long been promoted by independent media, will undoubtedly become one of 2010 most anticipated releases.
“MINNESANG” is an album of 21st century ritual music encased in a unique fusion of the most diverse and zeitgeist-capturing musical styles,
from neofolk and post punk to practically future pop. All these facets of contemporary music blend seamlessly in the unparalleled sound of
MOON FAR AWAY’s probably most polystylistic, yet internally deeply conceptual and person-centered album of the group. The theme of the
album, the deep-rooted feminine archetypes in contemporary art, is embodied in the title, which identifies a genre of medieval knight lyrics.
At the same time, most of the original Russian-language lyrics on the album are drenched with the trademark Pomor flavors, emphasizing
the pride that the band’s has always taken in its cultural roots that extend deep into the epic traditions of the Russian North. All of this makes
the term “pop album” that the band itself uses in reference to “MINNESANG” a pure art-provocation. MFA’s new album consists of 12 tracks,
all of which may well become (and some of which have already become, thanks to the band’s concert performances and pieces recorded on
international collection CDs) hits and anthems. “MINNESANG” is a puzzle, a rebus that took years to create and will take much more than a
cursory listen to solve. It is a new milestone achieved by a cult group who already gave contemporary art scene a number of discoveries
“Minnesang” was also released in Russia at the same time by SHADOWPLAY. the Ahnstern-version has partly different artwork,
infos in latin letters and the last song is completely different to the Russian version.
12 songs / 61 min.
And light shineth in darkness
Goe and Cathe
Deus amet Puellam
Filled by memory
King son’s journey pt.I
King son’s journey pt.II
Witchcraft by a singing
Holy mother Russia
Come, brother in white church
ATOMTRAKT – Sperrstelle Nordost
CD in digipack / Steinklang SK52 12.90 eur
definitely one of the best and most powerful Martial-Industrial-Neoclassic albums EVER!!!
listen to the samples below and you will aggree!
Two years after the highly acclaimed „Nuklearchetyp“ album the mighty ATOMTRAKT are finally back with a new release which is entitled
„Sperrstelle Nordost“. Without exaggerating, this new opus will set new standards in the Apocalyptic / Martial Industrial scene: Words like
“bombastic”, “martial”, “heroic” or “militant” definitely need to be re-defined. The atmosphere of “Sperrstelle Nordost” is threatening and cold.
It leads the listener back to times of war (WW II and Cold War) and truly hits like an atomic bomb. Cold, heroic and atmospheric synthesizer
layers are mixed with bombastic drums and military war-like rhythm patterns. The vocals on the new record vary from dark and clean to
distorted and threatening. “Sperrstelle Nordost” is a conceptual album dealing with the situation of Switzerland in the 2nd world war / cold war.
“Sperrstell Nordost” is an area in Switzerland which was of national importance for the entire country during times of war. The overall sound
of the album is powerful and quite bombastic – it spreads a superior and mighty atmosphere rarely heard before. The lyrics deal with fears,
death, decay and ambiguity. When listening to this sophisticated album, you can find yourself at the border fighting for your country. The
album itself never gets boring. This is due to the variety of songs and themes. The sporadic use of acoustic guitars sounds very interesting
and even brings the songs to another level. The last track of the album (“Trauermarsch”) has a pretty psychedelic touch and sounds like if
soldiers walk through deserted snow-covered battlefields. The album features a superb video clip for “Trauermarsch” and is available in a
6-panel DIGIPAK. It was mastered at Luftschutzkerker in Switzerland. The album is also available in a deluxe metal box including barbed
wire, old Swiss military badges, bullet casings, T-Shirt, sticker and 3 postcards. The boxset is limited to 100 copies only.
7 songs / 50 min. (+ videoclip)
Blut und Erde
Über Grenzen hinweg
Flug in den Tod
ATOMTRAKT – Sperrstelle Nordost BOX
lasered deluxe metal box including barbed wire, old Swiss military badges, bullet casings, T-Shirt, sticker and 3 postcards. The boxset is limited to 100 copies only. – 49.90 eur
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FRÄKMÜNDT – Urbärglieder
CD in digipack with booklet / Percht 15 12.90 eurincredible Alpine Folk Band from Switzerland – STURMPERCHT and VINTERRIKET-members!
After the highly acclaimed demo tape “Losid vo Bärge ond Tal”, the FRÄKMÜNDT debut album “Urbärglieder” is released on Steinklang/
Percht: “Urbärglieder” is the amazing and unique debut CD of the Swiss Ur-Folk project FRÄKMÜNDT which was born out of the idea to
revive old sagas and nearly forgotten songs and atmospheres of the alpine regions of Switzerland. Performed in alemannic central-Swiss
dialect, the songs on “Urbärglieder” simulate a journey through landscapes and sagas of the quaint regions of Switzerland. They let you
chase through stormwinds with the wild hunt at mount Pilatus or stroll under the paintings of the danse macabre over the Spreuerbridge in
Lucerne. One can meet the devil in the Schöllenen gorge and follow the alpine herdsmen during their sad walk down to the valleys in autumn.
The album is alternated by two sound-accentuated sagas and two atmospheric pieces, letting one share the horrors of the ghost-house in
Stans and the mythical ambiance inside the Mondmilchloch cave. On “Urbärglieder”, acoustic guitars, accordion, violin, flutes and various
percussion instruments generate melancholic melodies full of nostalgia, but also rousing hymns which invite to dance. The album is very
diverse and never gets boring. Without exaggerating, this is truly something new which was never heard before: Ur-Folk at its best!
FRÄKMÜNDT is definitely the originator of this sound. The album has a playing time of 67 minutes and it was mastered at Luftschutzkerker/
Switzerland. FRÄKMÜNDT features cz of STURMPERCHT / DÂNNÂGÔISCHD / VINTERRIKET / ATOMTRAKT / NEBELKORONA etc. It is
available in a deluxe DIGIPAK with 16-pages booklet and also as limited wooden box including a sticker, a t-shirt, a glass of Mondmilch, a
jigger, stones from mount Pilatus and a small book of old Swiss sagas. With “Urbärglieder” a varied piece of extraordinary Ur-Folk music
was born, telling with lots of heart’s blood and in its very own way the stories that are about to be forgotten.
15 songs / 67 min.
D’Jagd a de Rigi
Die alte Schwyzer
S’Gschpeischterhuus vo Stans
De Stier vo Uri
FRÄKMÜNDT – Urbärglieder BOX
wooden box including a sticker, a t-shirt, a glass of Mondmilch, a jigger, stones from mount Pilatus and a small book of old Swiss sagas. – 49.90 eur
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LARRNAKH – Now will you believe?
CD in digipack / Steinklang SKD27 12.90 eur
great NeoFolk album featuring (ex)members of CAWATANA, STURMAST and SCIVIAS!
“Now will you believe?” is a brilliant mix of classical guitar-based NeoFolk with electronic elements, varied and assembled with droning Ritual/Dark-Ambient tracks.
the mix of two completely different styles in music makes this album to a outstanding new milestone of “crossovers”. Dark and sometimes frightening soundscapes with samples, trumpets and haunting drums are compiled with beautiful harps, piano, violin and narrating vocals, rounded by fine NeoClassical elements.
7 songs / 41 min.
Have my own way
If there were…
ALLERSEELEN – Rauhe Schale CD
CD in digipack with booklet / Ahnstern 44 / Aorta 13 – 12,90 eur
brandnew album! raw Industrial-Folk featuring members of BLOOD AXIS, ELUVEITIE and SVARROGH!
The Austrian group Allerseelen is, two years after their successful cd release Hallstatt, back with a brand-new album that fascinates musically as well as optically:
Rauhe Schale (Rough Shell) is the title of the opus that was released some days ago. Already the first sight into the beautiful booklete of the digipack production on
Ahnstern shows that this cd differs in various parts from its precursors: Allerseelen, live having been for a long time with various members performing in many cities in
North America, Europe and Russia, has been nevertheless in the studio almost a solo-project by its founder Gerhard Hallstatt, assisted from time to time by various guest
musicians. This has changed now, now Allerseelen is also in the studio a real group with electronics, bass, electric guitar and drums. On several pieces there are also
contributions by two well-known violinists from the world of neo-folk and folk metal. Apart from Dimo Dimov who not only drums but also plays electric guitar on some songs
and the bassist Marcel P., Allerseelen this time also features the two violinists Meri Tadic – from the Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie – and Annabel Lee, the violinist of the
American formation Blood Axis who also released some weeks ago a new cd.
Still it is not easy to describe the style of Allerseelen – everything moves and flows in a field of force between industrial, metal, folklore and pop. Lovers of bands like
Nine Inch Nails, Einstürzende Neubauten, Laibach or Underworld could also fall in love with Allerseelen. On Rauhe Schale there are various songs with a powerful metal
atmosphere with electronic, industrial recordings – some minutes later one may discover again a song that sounds more like dark pop. Gerhard Hallstatt sometimes describes
his music as Electronic Folklore or Apocalyptic Rock. But basically there is no real description for Allerseelen – all attempts to find an expression for their music may be valid
for some time, yet lose their meaning after a couple of months or years.
The cd Rauhe Schale sounds like its title – the music is rough, tough, hard like already the last album Hallstatt that received enthusiastic feedback
due to its fascinating combination of electronic beats and strings and some compositions reminding in some way of Black Metal.
The songs were inspired by various magical mystery tours in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia. They were recorded and mixed in 2009 at Haus zur
letzten Latern, Dungeon Studio (Rhenania), Luftschutzkerker and Vitosha Studio 4. The Mastering took place at Luftschutzkerker in March 2010: www.luftschutzkerker.com
16 songs / 70 min.
I. WO IST DAS LEBEN .I
II. DIESE NÄHE IST GEFAHR .II
III. DIE KLÄNGE .III
IV. STURMLIED .IV
V. JEDE WELLE .V
VI. OB AUCH MEIN HERZ SO FUNKELT .VI
VII. RAUHNACHTKAMERAD .VII
VIII. DIE BERGE WERDEN LEER SEIN .VIII
IX. HERBSTLIED .IX
X. RAUHNACHTSALZ .X
XI. RUHIG BLUT .XI
XII. DEIN HERZ SCHLÄGT AUFWÄRTS .XII
XIII. DAS FEUER FRAGT .XIII
XIV. DIE SEHNSUCHT ABER BLEIBT .XIV
XV. NIEMANDSLAND .XV
XVI. SCHLUSSBILD .XVI
PHASE II – Afterglow CD
CD in digipack with booklet / Ahnstern 29 – 12,90 eur
fantastic Progressive/Psychedelic album in early-70ies-style – PHASE II is Nicholas Tesluk from CHANGES!
It has been a little over thirty years since the inception and all-too-brief life span of Phase II, the progressive-folk band founded by Mark Andrews (Blue Grass) and Nicholas Tesluk
(Changes). Since that time, only the five selections on their self-titled, blue vinyl, extended-play record (and a handful of songs featured in recent anthology appearances) have
found an audience outside of the venues where the group performed live during their original three-year tenure. That is about to change!
As the pièce de résistance of Phase II’s artistic career to date, the band’s new album Afterglow has arrived, introducing modern listeners to their unique and timeless mixture of
varied musical stylings. Included in this expansive release are six songs from their original repertoire – in some cases, songs only rehearsed, but never before performed in any
venue – all recorded here for the very first time. As a special reprise, all of the songs from the blue vinyl record (now long out-of-print) have been enhanced and included on the
Afterglow album. And to bring things full-circle, Phase II is also proud to present a recording of its first all-new song of the twenty-first century on this compact disc.
To round out an already-generous Phase II presentation, the album concludes with “Candle in the Night,” their complete pre-progressive, conceptual radio program from 1978
(two songs of which were included on 2004’s Tonwerk Flammenzauber 2 CD). The Afterglow package includes an attractive booklet featuring full lyrics, as well as an
anecdotal history of the band in text and photos.
Whether during their “folk duo” period, or as a full progressive band, the original warmth of the music of Phase II was felt all-too-briefly and by all-too-few. Afterglow is a
comprehensive retrospective of their original songs. Now that Nicholas and Mark have reunited in this “Digital Age”, may it also provide a launch pad for exciting new works to come.
Phase II Afterglow – Thirty-two years in the making … and not a moment too soon!
12 songs / 69 min.
Sweet Lady Fair
Introture / Goddess of Dreams
I Lost the Song
Just For You
Candle in the Night
(24 min. radio program)
STURMPERCHT – Stürm ins Leben wild hinein! CD
CD in digipack / Percht 02 – 12,90 eur
new edition of the long soldout first Sturmpercht album from 2004!
This album is pure weird Alpine-Folk music with martial drinking-songs, alpine battle-hymns and
strange fairie-tales out from the deepest Austrian and Bavarian forests, all embedded in a breath of black Monty Python humour. a pearl of pure Alpine Folkmusic!
12 songs / 46 min.
Stürm ins Leben wild hinein!
Der Schlafende Wald
Des Blutes schwere Schuld
Das Verlorene Königreich
Der Lindwurm vom Tappenkar
Frisch Auf Zur Schlacht!
Chor Der Toten
Die Rauriser Schnabelperchten (videoclip)
more fine news and new arrivals:
URUK-HAI – Black Blood, White Hand CD
CD in digipak / Sturmklang – 12,90 eur
Epic/mystic Black Metal (Ambient) with a heroic Martial touch! the 10-years-jubilee-album of Uruk-Hai (Austria) longs from the rage of the Orks to the beauty of Galadriel.
“Black Blood, White Hand” is the most varied album and the absolute highlight in the history of the band. gloomy Black Metal Hymns go along with fairy-like soundscapes
and guide the listener through a unique acoustic journey on the most hidden paths of Middle-Earh. eleven songs and one video-clip come in a mystic digipack with images of
Luciferia (DIMMU BORGIR, DANZIG,..) as cover model.
11 songs / 69 min.
The Fate Of Man
Farewell We Call
The Dark Lord
…Does Not Glitter
URUK-HAI – Black Blood, White Hand Box
CD+3“-CDR and T-Shirt in wooden box lim. >150< / Sturmklang – 39,90 eur
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Alpendivision STURMKLANG T-Shirt
T-Shirt lim. >100< / Sturmklang – 15.00 eur
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NEBELKORONA — Tannenhochforst CD
CD in digipak / Heimatfolk – 12,90 eur
Fours years after the highly acclaimed last full-length album “Reminiszenzen an das Morgenrot / Relikte des Abendrotes”, Nebelkorona is back with the 2nd full-length entitled
“Tannenhochforst”. The new record features seven tracks of finest dark and melancholic Neofolk. Lamenting acoustic guitars are mixed with “romantic” and melancholic piano parts,
solemn synthesizer landscapes and clean vocals. “Tannenhochforst” leads the listener to snow-covered alpine mountains and into wintry forests. The album is the perfect
soundtrack for long and cold winter nights and for the soulful twilight in the alpine forests and mountains. The album is endowed with a crystal clear sound and features a great
variety of moods and ambiences. “Tannenhochforst” was mastered by Axel Frank (Werkraum, Triarii, Sturmpercht,…) at the Blue Lounge Studios / Berlin (Germany) and features
a video clip for the track “Windstille”. The album is released in DIGIPAK format with a 16-pages booklet and is also available as limited wooden box with an exclusive 3″CD incl.
the track “Nebelstreif” and a video clip for “Baumgespenster”. Nebelkorona is a project of cz (Vinterriket, Atomtrakt, Sturmpercht, Fräkmündt, Battle Dagorath, Dânnâgôischd,…)
which was founded in 2003. The new album is highly recommended for fans of Vinterriket’s “Horizontmelancholie” album.
7 songs / 41 min.
NEBELKORONA — Tannenhochforst Box
CD+3“CDR in wooden slipcase lim. >150< / Heimatfolk – 39,90 eur
STORMFAGEL – Eldvakt CD
CD in digipak / Steinklang – 12,90 eur
The new album of the swedish Martial cult-band is out on Steinklang now! Stormfågel are well known from their brilliant two albums on Cold Meat Industry, but the third album even
tops the firs albums. “Eldvakt” is a incredible mix of early Derniere Volonte and Rome with a strong touch of new Blood Axis. pure Martial PowerPop at it’s very best! just listen to
the mp3s below, you will be amazed! Stormfågel spread its wings for the first time in the autumn of 2004. The creator of Stormfågel, Andreas Neidhardt, acted in several Neofolk
and Gothic bands since the early 90s. In February of 2005 Stormfågel released a 3-track demo named “Kinder der Vergangenheiten, Helden aus den grauen Zeiten” and was
immediately signed by Swedish record label Cold Meat Industry. During the making of their debut album vocalist Éva Mag joined Stormfågel. In the autumn of 2005 “Den nalkande
stormen” (cmi 149) saw the light of day. The reception of the album were overall positive and Andreas and Éva started immediately working on some new material. During this time
an old friend to both Éva and Andreas joined Stormfågel; Mikael Bergström. In the spring of 2007 Stormfågel released their second album: “Ett berg av fasa” (cmi 171). This followed
by two live performances. In Budapest and at that years WGT in Leipzig. At the Cold Meat Industry festival in Augsburg (17/11 2007) Stormfågel released a 4-track record called
“Svenska visor” (Kultur & Politik 003). In december 2007 Éva Mag decided to leave Stormfågel. Stormfågel is and has always been about the love of nature, our history, the absence
of God and the decline of mankind.
“Ja må vara en wavelmakare men int en happkråka…”
14 songs / 72 min.
Håll lågan klar!
Der Mensch ist bald vergessen
God Appears, And God Is Light
STORMFAGEL – Eldvakt Box
CD+3“-CDR and T-Shirt in wooden box lim. >150< / Steinklang – 39,90 eur
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LE TESTAMENT DE LA LUMIÈRE – Echoes Out Of Time CD
CD in transparent DVD-slimcase / Steinklang – 12,90 eur
“Echoes out of time” is the band’s second album and came out more than 6 years after their debut-album “Der Tod ist ein treuer Kamerad”. Le Testament De La Lumière is classical
Dark Ambient with a strong Neoclassic touch and many Martial-Industrial elements. the album creates a dense and sometimes even oppressive atmosphere.
A monumental soundtrack born out of darkest ages.
15 songs / 70 min.
Retaliation… And The Gods Have Smiled
Marsch der Kolonnen
LE TESTAMENT DE LA LUMIÈRE – Echoes Out Of Time CD+3“-CDR
CD+3“-CDR in transparent DVD-slimcase lim. >150< / Steinklang – 15,90 eur
HROSSHARSGRANI / DEAD MAN’S HILL – Dead Meat CD
CD in transparent DVD-slimcase / Steinklang – 12,90 eur
2-ways split album – a great mix between Martial / Industrial / Ambient / Electronic and more. five new HROSSHARSGRANI anthems featuring vocals by Bart Piette from D.M.H. and
Pr. Sergiy from MOLOCH, as well as five new monumental epics from the master of Dark Ambient, Dead Man’s Hill – this time a lot more intense and song-oriented than on earlier
releases. “Dead:Meat” is the so far most mature and complex album of both artists. composition, interpretation and design feel like a smack in the face and leave no room for
compromise! morbidity meets iron avant-garde, romanticism encounters the frozen coldness of metal!
when will people finally realize: if you want to feel you MUST listen!
10 songs / 64 min.
Hrossharsgrani – Znischy Jih
Hrossharsgrani – Countess Bathory
Dead Man’s Hill – Mother Destruction
Dead Man’s Hill – All Saints Day Rituals: To Baron Samedi
FRÄKMÜNDT – Losid vo Bärge ond Tal MC
MC lim. >77< / Percht – 6,90 eur
“Losid vo Bärge ond Tal” is the first release of the swiss ur-Folk band Fräkmündt. The demo tape features advance tracks of the upcoming full-length debut CD “Urbärglieder”,
which will be released on Steinklang/Percht in June 2010 and of the upcoming split LP with Sturmpercht,the gods of Alpine Folk. It also contains one exclusive song
which will only be available on this demo cassette. Fräkmündt plays traditional Swiss Ur-Folk as never heard before. The tape is limited to 77 hand-numbered copies only and
features 20 minutes of finest primal Folk. The cassette comes with with full-coloured booklet and a black tape.
Fräkmündt is the traditional Swiss-Folk project of cz (Vinterriket, Nebelkorona, Dannagoischd, Atomtrakt, Sturmpercht,…).
HREFNESHOLT – Uraungst MC
MC + Button lim. >27< / Percht – 6,90 eur
Hrefnesholt is the sound of rotten roots in darkest forests, the spirit of alpine myths and legends, as well as extreme Perchten-music from the deepest Austrian valleys.
The title “Uraungst” means “primal fear” in Austrian dialect and so is the music. the tape is nearly 60 minutes long and includes a 29 minute psycho-coverversion from the
Sturmpercht/Allerseelen hit “i bin da Woid”. in summer/early autumn Percht will finally release the first album of Hrefnesholt, 9 years after the band had started!
Hrefnesholt is Alex “Hugin” Wieser of Uruk-Hai, Hrossharsgrani, BoneMachine,…