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The Spiral Sacrifice
Interview September 19TH 2014
A Strange Thing to Say
Sanatorium Altrosa
Like A Corpse Standing In Desperation 1
Like A Corpse Standing In Desperation 3
Les Fleurs Du Mal
Es reiten die Toten so schnell
Songs from the Inverted Womb
Dead Lovers Sarabande, Vol.2
Ich töte mich
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Dec 04, 2018
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): 12" VINYL (split-colour): CD: Official street-date: February 8th, 2019.
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Dec 02, 2018
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Nov 28, 2018
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Nov 23, 2018
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.
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Oct 29, 2018
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: :) "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.
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Oct 29, 2018
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Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Sep 29, 2018
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Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Aug 22, 2018
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:
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Aug 11, 2018
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Jul 27, 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:
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Jul 23, 2018
Saw this today, and it brought tears to my eyes:
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Jul 20, 2018
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:
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Jul 16, 2018
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):
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Jul 11, 2018
Only 24 hours left to (pre-)order one or both of these SOPOR shirts! 🕛
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Jul 08, 2018
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:
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Jun 28, 2018
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: As always, it is available in size S-5XL. :)
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Jun 17, 2018
Because summer is always horrible, here’s a lovely new SOPOR shirt for the album “Songs from the inverted Womb”. It’s exclusive to Fantotal, and you can order it here: :)
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) May 23, 2018
If you haven't done so already, please sign up to the all new SOPOR AETERNUS newsletter here:
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Feb 10, 2018
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Feb 02, 2018
Just a heads up: today Fantotal has begun with the shipping of the remaining pre-orders! :) The CD/Book can still be ordered here: The 3x12" VINYL edition is still available here:
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Jan 25, 2018
Yesterday I started with the dedications. This is going to take me a few days, because it's quite a lot, and I need to make sure that I am not missing anything. Thankfully, Alex' father was kind enough to cut up the list of name for me, so I don't need to do that anymore. Oh, and I learned that the supporter's box is actually more limited than I thought. Instead of the intended 500 copies, only 485 were made. 💀 The CD/BOOK edition can still be ordered here: The 3xVINYL edition is still available here: AVC.
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Jan 21, 2018
This week I received my copies of the CD/BOOK and the 3xVINYL edition...and everything looks so very purrdy. :) The hotfoil print and the overall "leather" finish are a little hard to photograph (you kinda have to decide on either the surface or the cover image, but you can't really photograph both at the same time), but at least the pictures here give you a rough idea of the texture and how beautiful everything is and feels in reality. The CD/BOOK edition can be ordered here: ...and the 3xVINYL edition can be ordered here: AVC.
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Jan 04, 2018
★ ✮ ✭ IMPORTANT NOTE ON THE SUPPORTER’S EDITION BOX ✭ ✮ ★ Dear supporters and kindred spirits Fantotal has asked us to send you the following very important information in good time before the deadline: The Supporter’s Edition box has now sold out! Many, many thanks for this! However, there are still a few people who haven’t paid for their boxes. As explained previously, orders for the Supporter’s Edition box will be processed in the order that payments are received. So if you have ordered the box but not yet paid for it, please ensure you do so by the deadline of 19 January 2018. Fantotal will offer all boxes that have not been paid for by this date to the other supporters, who now no longer have the opportunity to order this out-of-stock Supporter’s Edition box. In other words: All those who, up until today, have ordered the Supporter’s Edition box before the deadline will only receive it provided that they have not only ordered it before the deadline of 19 January 2018, but also that their payment has been received by this date. SOPOR AETERNUS – The Spiral Sacrifice (Supporter’s Edition box): Many thanks for your attention and lots of love, Alex Storm ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ★ ✮ ✭ WICHTIGER HINWEIS ZU DER SUPPORTER’S BOX EDITION ✭ ✮ ★ Liebe Unterstützerin und Gleichgesinnte, Lieber Unterstützer und Gleichgesinnter, Fantotal bat uns darum, rechtzeitig vor Deadline folgenden sehr wichtigen Hinweis an euch zu senden: Die „Supporter’s Box Edition“ ist ausverkauft. Ganz, ganz lieben Dank dafür! Allerdings gibt es einige Nicht-Zahler. Wie bereits erklärt werden die Bestellungen für die „Supporter’s Box Edition“ nach der Reihenfolge der eingegangenen Bezahlungen bearbeitet. Falls ihr die Box also bestellt aber noch nicht bezahlt habt, dann erledigt dies bitte bis zur Deadline am 19. Januar 2018. Alle Boxen, die bis zu diesem Datum nicht bezahlt sind, werden an diesem Tag von Fantotal an die anderen Supporter angeboten, die jetzt keine Chance mehr hatten, die vergriffene Supporter’s Box Edition zu bestellen. Mit anderen Worten: Alle diejenigen, die bis zum heutigen Tage die Box rechtzeitig vor Deadline bestellt haben, werden die Box nur erhalten, wenn sie die Supporter’s Box Edition bis zum 19. Januar 2018 bestellt und zudem der Geldeingang bis zu diesem Tag erfolgt ist. SOPOR AETERNUS – The Spiral Sacrifice (Supporter’s Box Edition): Vielen Dank für die Aufmerksamkeit & alles Liebe, Alex Storm
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Dec 20, 2017
Dear friends, supporters and kindred spirits Here as promised is the concluding statement to the SOPOR AETERNUS crowdfunding campaign. Those who know me personally will know that I’m a man of few words. For this reason I’m normally ‘just’ the unknown bloke behind the scenes, dealing with important administrative matters for his artists. That is EXACTLY the area of work where I belong and where I feel most at home. During the crowdfunding campaign, I found being in the public eye difficult, and I’m finding it just as difficult to write this closing statement. However, there are so many important and fundamental things to say; not just about the SOPOR campaign, but also about the dramatic developments of recent years, which first and foremost affect artists in the independent arena. Developments that are responsible for the fact that, of necessity, we were compelled to start this crowdfunding campaign. Or to put it another way, to make the situation perfectly clear: WITHOUT this campaign and WITHOUT your energetic support, it WOULDN’T have been possible to release a new SOPOR AETERNUS album. The successful conclusion of the campaign was overwhelming. But just as remarkable for me was, over the last few months, coming into contact with countless wonderful people from the widest variety of countries on Earth. We received heaps of praise, but also criticism too – and rightly so! The discussions that arose were always respectful and constructive. It is exactly THIS experience that I would like to emphasise as being the greatest personal benefit that I gained from the campaign. How wonderful it is when worldwide dialogue can occur, irrespective of skin colour, religion, politics, borders, socialisation or personal lifestyles! Mutual respect and tolerance are universal, just like music. But aside from joy at achieving the campaign target and the wonderful dialogue with so many fans: I hope that this campaign has also increased your awareness of the unavoidable pressures that people in the music industry are subject to – pressures that make campaigns such as this one of ours absolutely necessary. It would be absolutely fantastic if, one day, these pressures and constraints would disappear again. I’ll leave to you to decide what you do with this information. But I’m absolutely certain that you all know what I mean by this. Lots of you have written to me to say that Anna-Varney’s music is your therapy, healing, solace and/or energiser. With this in mind, I’d now like to wish all of you the maximum possible spiritual benefit from the forthcoming SOPOR AETERNUS work ‘The Spiral Sacrifice’! Enjoy the album! THANK YOU from the heart. EVERY SINGLE ONE of you. “Musick cures me of time!” Alex You can pre-order your copy of the album from Fantotal:� ++++++++++++++ Liebe Freunde, Unterstützer und Gleichgesinnte, hiermit erscheint nun das angekündigte Abschluss-Statement zur SOPOR-AETERNUS-Crowdfunding-Kampagne. Wer mich persönlich kennt, wird wissen, dass ich kein Meister großer Worte bin. Deshalb bin ich normalerweise auch „nur“ der unbekannte Typ hinter den Kulissen, der für seine Künstler notwendige, administrative Angelegenheiten abwickelt. DAS ist genau der Arbeitsbereich, in den ich gehöre und in dem ich mich am wohlsten fühle. Während der Crowdfunding-Kampagne in der Öffentlichkeit zu stehen, war für mich schwer, genauso schwer wie heute ein adäquates Abschluss-Statement zu verfassen. Gibt es doch so viel Wichtiges und Grundsätzliches zu sagen: nicht nur zur SOPOR-Kampagne, sondern auch zu den dramatischen Entwicklungen der letzten Jahre, die zuvorderst Künstler aus dem Independent-Bereich betreffen. Entwicklungen, die dafür verantwortlich sind, dass wir diese Crowdfunding-Kampagne gezwungenermaßen starten mussten. Oder um es in aller Deutlichkeit mit anderen Worten auszudrücken: OHNE diese Kampagne und OHNE eure tatkräftige Unterstützung hätte es KEIN neues SOPOR-AETERNUS-Album mehr gegeben. Der erfolgreiche Abschluss der Kampagne war überwältigend – genauso beeindruckend war es für mich aber auch, in den letzten Monaten mit unzähligen wundervollen Menschen aus den unterschiedlichsten Ländern der Erde in Kontakt zu kommen. Wir ernteten viel Lob, wurden aber auch – zu Recht! – kritisiert. Die Diskussionen, die sich ergeben haben, verliefen stets respektvoll und konstruktiv. Genau DIESE Erfahrung möchte ich als den für mich persönlich größten Gewinn aus der Kampagne hervorheben: wie wundervoll es ist, wenn ein weltweiter Austausch unabhängig von Hautfarbe, Glaube, Politik, Grenzen, Sozialisation oder individueller Lebensweise stattfinden kann! Gegenseitiger Respekt und Toleranz sind universal, genauso wie Musik. Von der Freude über das Erreichen des Kampagnenziels und den großartigen Austausch mit vielen Fans einmal abgesehen: Ich hoffe, dass die Kampagne auch eurer Bewusstsein dafür geschärft hat, welchen unumgänglichen Zwängen man mittlerweile in der Musik-Branche unterliegt – Zwänge, die Kampagnen wie die unsere erst zwingend nötig machen. Es wäre absolut traumhaft, wenn diese Zwänge eines Tages wieder verschwinden würden. Was ihr mit dieser Aussage anfangt, bleibt euch selbst überlassen. Ich bin mir aber absolut sicher, dass ihr versteht, was ich damit ausdrücken möchte. Viele von euch haben mir geschrieben, dass Anna-Varneys Musik Therapie, Heilung, Trost und/oder Energiespender ist. In diesem Sinne wünsche ich euch allen jetzt schon die maximal mögliche spirituelle Erfahrung mit dem anstehenden SOPOR-AETERNUS-Werk „The Spiral Sacrifice“! Genießt das Album! Von Herzen DANKE. An JEDEN EINZELNEN von euch. „Musick cures me of Time!“ Alex Hier kannst du dein Exemplar des neuen Albums bei Fantotal vorbestellen:�
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows (offiziell) Dec 15, 2017
Because THE SPIRAL SACRIFICE is now officially available for pre-order, here's a short album teaser: You can pre-order your copy of the album from fantotal: