SCHATTEN MUSE to release debut album in March

Breathes new life into Neue Deutsche Todeskunst

Listen to “Das Schwarze Wesen” Goethes Erben cover

Pre-order album now via The Circle Music

German-Greek conspiracy Schatten Muse will release its debut album “Vergänglichkeit” on 28 March 2022 via The Circle Music. Influenced by electronic underground sounds of the 1980s and 1990s, Schatten Muse is a duet consisting of Shelmerdine and Sylvia Fürst. 

On “Vergänglichkeit” Schatten Muse gives a new breath of life to the Neue Deutsche Todeskunst (New German Death Art) movement. With poetic lyrics about madness, desperation and isolation, Schatten Muse combines elements of dark wave, gothic, neoclassical and electro wave, all filtered through their personal prism and poetic mood along with dramatised and theatrical narration. 

“Vergänglichkeit” will consist of nine songs; seven of which are original compositions and two are cover tracks. 

Listen to original Schatten Muse track “Zurück”:

The cover version of Goethes Erben’s “Das Schwarze Wesen” marks 30 years of the track’s release. Goethes Erben, along with other bands, started the Neue Deutsche Todeskunst movement. Schatten Muse covered the song with a dramatised and theatrical narration:

The album also consists of a cover version of the track “Shadowsphere” by Sopor Aeternus, a cult darkwave project from Germany. 

The band members of Schatten Muse are no strangers to the gothic and dark music scenes. Schatten (Shelmerdine) is also a founding member of Dark Awake with which he has released over 20 albums and EPs. Muse (Sylvia Fürst) has co-founded a German deathart project, Egotragik, and is credited for translating the song “Gott Ist Tot” (Antichrist War Mix) by Impaled Nazarene on the “Ugra – Karma” album released in 1993. 

The band commented on signing to The Circle Music: 

We are so grateful and honored to work with the professional record label, The Circle Music. From the beginning The Circle Music showed great interest and liked our music because they realised our vision, which was to make something original and continue the tradition of Neue Deutsche Todeskunst.

“Vergänglichkeit” is now available to pre-order via The Circle Music – 
Jewel Case CD:

A5 Digipack CD (Limited to 500 copies):

LP (180 gr Black vinyl with printed inserts) (Limited to 250 copies):

LP (180 gr Deep Purple vinyl with printed inserts) (Limited to 250 copies):

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