RELEASE DAY!!! :) https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus.html
I just listened to both vinyls ... via headphones ... to check, if there might be any difference in sound/quality between the split-colour and the splatter edition ... - and there is not. They both hiss, crackle and rumble. In short, they sound as annoying as only vinyl can. In other words: ALL IS PERFECTLY FINE. ;) When they first got here, I kind of preferred the splatter edition. But now, having seen them both spinning on the turntable ... I actually like the split one better. Maybe because it's the obvious "translation" of DEATH & FLAMINGOS (as in black & pink)...or maybe it's simply because it's so dark in here that the split colour is the only one that I can actually see. Hmm, whatever ... I'm glad I have them both. ;) https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus.html
The VINYLS just arrived, and they're looking quite FABULOUS!!! :) The splatter ones are even prettier than I pictured them, because the semi-transparency of the purple was maintained, and I didn't expect that. VERY, VERY lovely. :) Oh, and by the way, TODAY is the DEADLINE for the "DeathNotes": https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus.html
I just received my copies of the CD edition of the new album. Looks purrdy. :) I was worried, they might not be able to hotfoil-print the logo on the cover, because all the numbers and letters are even smaller than an ant's...(I want to say asshole, but I'm a Lady)...an ant's "rose". But they managed. Yay. :) Oh, by the way, the DEADLINE for pre-ordering and getting the DEATH NOTE ends in less than a week, February 1st. https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus.html
I had intended to sleep through this, but then I woke up at 23:00, because some assholes just HAD to start shooting their loads prematurely. Idiots. Actually, this had sporadically been going on since 2:00 in the afternoon, but what else is new. Since there was no hope of going back to sleep again, I eventually climbed upstairs and watched the gawddamn fireworks. I hate that shit though. It instantly triggers my depression (and/or the desire to erase mankind, whatever comes first), plus I am always worried that something might go up in flames. After all, an alarming bunch of drunken retards playing with explosives. What could possibly go wrong? (Well, the firetrucks left the station at 15 past midnight, probably heading towards the ghetto). You might think there is a heavy fog outside, but it's actually smoke from the crackers. It looks like fucking Chongqin at nighttime. Happy new year, whitetrash. Lets start by making the air completely unbreathable, shall we? Isn't 2019 the year of the PIG? Well, that's at least fitting. Gawd, I fucking hate people. It's 2:00 AM now, and it appears the noise has finally subsided. I have a throbbing migraine, but at least the tide didn't come in this time, so that's something. Small blessings and all that. Yay, good times. OK, so ... Alex (label) sent me an email yesterday (or whenever, I don't even remember), asking me to post a reminder (right on the 1st of January, which is now...for me, anyway) that the DEADLINE for the DEATH NOTES is in exactly one month (February 1st) ... and that the new SOPOR-album "Death & Flamingos" is available for pre-order. Here's the link: https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus.html (He also mentioned something about wishing everyone on FB a "happy new year", but ... pffff).
QUIZ TIME - WIN FABULOUS PRIZES So, yesterday, a friend of mine sent me this WALKING DEAD calendar. But not, as any reasonable person would expect, the acceptable edition with the cute, little zombie people ... but instead he opted for the disgusting hetero version with all these hideous, unwashed, ugly-ass deformities and fake lesbians (I mean, look at this unfortunate Maggie character ... isn't anyone getting bred by an Asian boi basically a lesbian?). I know, they say "it's the thought that counts" and all, but ... seriously, bitch ... what were you thinking?! However, instead of throwing that crap straight into the trashcan (like I would normally do), I decided to spread the love and offer it up as a fabulous prize here on lovely FB. After all, most of you people are probably unwashed and deformed as well ... so that calendar will perfectly blend in with the rest of your mutant family portraits. The deadline for entering the contest is ... umm, I guess, when I get bored with this ... which will most likely be within the next five seconds. So you better be quick with your answers. The question is: WHY?
The TAPES are ready. 👍 This is the pink edition (obviously). :) https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus.html
The new album "Death & Flamingos" can now be pre-ordered from https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus.html
Official pre-order start: December 1st, 2018. You can pre-order your physical copies of the new SOPOR AETERNUS album "Death & Flamingos" from Fantotal: 12" VINYL (splatter): https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus/12-splatter-vinyl-edition-sopor-aeternus-death-flamingos.html 12" VINYL (split-colour): https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus/12-split-colour-vinyl-edition-sopor-aeternus-death-flamingos.html CD: https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus/cd-sopor-aeternus-death-flamingos.html Official street-date: February 8th, 2019.
Official pre-order start: December 1st, 2018. You can pre-order your physical copies of the new SOPOR AETERNUS album "Death & Flamingos" from Fantotal: 12" VINYL (splatter): https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus/12-splatter-vinyl-edition-sopor-aeternus-death-flamingos.html 12" VINYL (split-colour): https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus/12-split-colour-vinyl-edition-sopor-aeternus-death-flamingos.html CD: https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus/cd-sopor-aeternus-death-flamingos.html TAPE (pale pink cassette): https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus/pale-pink-tape-edition-sopor-aeternus-death-flamingos.html TAPE (black cassette): https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus/black-tape-edition-sopor-aeternus-death-flamingos.html Official street-date: February 8th, 2019.
FANTOTAL is having a BLACK FRIDAY SALE with 10% off everything, even SOPOR stuff...starting RIGHT NOW. 👍 Just use the code "blackmagic" upon check-out. https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus.html
As some of you may have already seen, the remaining copies of the lovely 12" VINYL+CD combopack of the "REPRISE"-single have been made available online over at Fantotal: https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus/ltd-12-vinylcd-edition-sopor-aeternus-reprise-supporter.html :) "REPRISE" (or rather "When you love a Man - Reprise", which is the correct title) is a beautiful instrumental track from the "THE SPIRAL SACRIFICE" session, that couldn't make it on the actual album. Musically, it is based on the last few bars of the song of the same name, but then turns into something else entirely. It's a bit of a journey ... just like the title might suggest (to some). While the music in itself is beautiful already ... if you, however, play the 45 at 33 1/3, everything suddenly turns into beautiful SADNESS.
Hey kids, please let me remind you that the deadline for ordering the lovely TODESWUNSCH (Engl.: "Deathwish") T-shirt is this coming Monday, August 27th. If you want it, better place your order now...because after the deadline it will be gone. Forever. 💀 The shirt is available here: https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus/t-shirt-sopor-aeternus-todeswunsch.html
Pre-order here: https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus/t-shirt-sopor-aeternus-todeswunsch.html DEADLINE: August 27th, 2018.
Outside it's another dreadful summer from hell. 💀 The perfect occasion to finally release this adorable classic from way back when, that never saw the light of day. Until now. :) Available in size SMALL to 5XL (for all the hot fatties out there!), this lovely SOPOR shirt is exclusive to Fantotal and up for pre-order: https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus/t-shirt-sopor-aeternus-todeswunsch.html
Saw this today, and it brought tears to my eyes: https://www.facebook.com/gaymardigras/videos/1293254047380316/
I noticed that there is a ridiculous amount (237 email addresses to be precise) of "still pending" subscribers to the SOPOR newsletter. You really have to check your SPAM-folder, kids, and click on the damn confirmation link to complete your subscription. Otherwise you won't get shit, and then you all start whining again. You know I'm right. We've been there before. And for those of you who haven't even tried to subscribed to the SOPOR newsletter, here is where you can do so: http://www.soporaeternus.de/Newsletter.html
Just in case it got overlooked when it came out, there is a SOPOR interview in Berlin’s queer city magazine SIEGESSÄULE (May 2018). You can read the full interview here (it's all in German though): https://www.siegessaeule.de/no_cache/newscomments/article/3837-sopor-aeternus-im-interview-ich-verkoerpere-gleich-zwei-gesellschaftliche-tabus.html?PHPSESSID=4b6a89a98b0271aa61b35c791e508a15
Only 24 hours left to (pre-)order one or both of these SOPOR shirts! 🕛 https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus.html
Please, let me remind you that JULY 12 (that's Thursday next week) is the deadline for (pre-)ordering one (or both) of the new SOPOR shirts. :) As you may or may not remember, we always only print as many SOPOR shirts as there are (pre-)orders. Hence the deadline. In other words, if by next Thursday only 50 people have ordered a shirt, then only 50 shirts will be printed. That's it. So, if you would like to get one, you will have to order it NOW...because after Thursday it'll be too late. Understood? Great! 👍 Oh, and by the way, the lovely purple on the "SONGS 2" shirt will (hopefully) be the same as on the first one. (See photo below). OK, here's the link to Fantotal. That's were you can get the shirts: https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus.html
Actually, there are TWO new T-shirts (mea culpa). Here is the second one. I used the image from the SPIRAL SACRIFICE crowdfunding campaign, and it's exclusive to Fantotal: https://www.fantotal.de/en/sopor-aeternus/t-shirt-sopor-aeternus-the-spiral-sacrifice.html As always, it is available in size S-5XL. :)