ALLERSEELEN – Rauhe Schale CD
CD in digipack with booklet / Ahnstern 44 / Aorta 13 – 12,90 eur
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
tomorrow, friday 14th
ALLERSEELEN release party
in our shop – of course with Gerhard Hallstatt personally!
starting on 2pm and as always: FREE BEER! 8)
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PHASE II – Afterglow CD
CD in digipack with booklet / Ahnstern 29 – 12,90 eur
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. 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)
a few further important news.
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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
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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,…