Wave Gotik Treffen 2010 Joy of Life will play live on the opening night of this year’s Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig. The gig takes place on May 21 at Felsenkeller with JoL headlining that night. Apoptose and the drummers of the Fanfarenzug Leipzig will join Joy of Life onstage for a couple of songs. So don’t miss it! We hope to see you there.

Before the concert the corpses that are exhibited there at the moment have to be removed from the Felsenkeller. So prepare for a night of the living dead on the 21. …

Bannwald for download

Some weeks after the release of the CD the new Apoptose album “Bannwald” is now available for download at many of the usual dealers like iTunes or Amazon.

If you are a collector, plastic enthusiast or other musical traditionalist like myself you can order your copy from the Tesco webshop or get it from the record dealer of your choice.

More about this album in the official release-info that you find below. For those of you who understand German language you can read an extensive review and interview on the NONPOP website.

Apoptose — »Bannwald«

On a Friday in September many years ago three girls went into a large forest in northern Germany. They never returned.

Apoptose followed their path into the woods and listened closely to the voices whispering among the trees. The new album »Bannwald« reflects the girls’ journey to a realm of witchcraft, fairy-tales and ancient goddesses. Here in the green twilight of rustling leafs and crackling twigs nothing is as it seems and reality is covered by a thick layer of autumn foliage.

The German term »Bannwald« bears a double meaning: On one hand it stands for a protected woodland where nobody is allowed to cut trees or even to enter. On the other hand »Bann« is an ancient word for ban or spell.

After the urban nightmares of the last CD »Schattenmädchen« Apoptose come back to the northern wilderness once more – the home of their very first album »Nordland«. This time with extended lineup: Those who had the chance to attend one of the rare live performances already know the voice of singer Silke and the enormous rhythms of the 15 drummers of the Fanfarenzug Leipzig. On »Bannwald« they join forces again to invoke the spirits of moss-covered stones and hidden glades.

Needless to say, this CD comes in an outstandingly designed multiple-panel foldout cover featuring an 8-page booklet and a separate cardboard CD-sleeve.


  1. Die drei Schwestern
  2. Hexenring
  3. Ein Jahr und ein Tag
  4. Haltet Euch fern!

  5. Vivian und Wiebke

  6. Berkanas Traum

  7. Im Bannwald

You can pre-listen some of the tracks on the Apoptose myspace profile.

For more info you are welcome to check apoptose.net and the Apoptose myspace profile.   Best wishes to all of you!   Rüdiger / Apoptose

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