Die geheimen Tageb├╝cher von einer verderbten Existenz

Behind these gates you will hear my thoughts screaming like nerves under the sun and feel my emotion laughing to the empty ether.
Welcome Dear Wanderer, make yourself at home.
The road is long and tortuous and I hope you enjoy yourself.

Fraternally Yours,
Poison Creeper

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Die Weisse Rose - A Martyrium of White Roses CD OUT NOW


The White Rose (German: die Wei?e Rose) was a non-violent/intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet campaign, lasting from June 1942 until February 1943, that called for active opposition to German dictator Adolf Hitler's regime.

The six core members of the group were arrested by the Gestapo and they were executed by decapitation in 1943. The text of their sixth leaflet was smuggled by Helmuth James Graf von Moltke out of Germany through Scandinavia to the UK, and in July 1943 copies of it were dropped over Germany by Allied planes, retitled "The Manifesto of the Students of Munich."[1]

Today, the members of the White Rose are honoured in Germany as amongst its greatest heroes, since they opposed the Third Reich in the face of almost certain death. They built the "bridge to the non-nazi world", as Ms. von Moltke wrote, who disagreed with not having trials against Hitler's Volksgerichtshof.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Rose

Die Weisse Rose - The Band
http://www.myspace.com/dieweisserose

It might seem strange that a band without a single release to its name has played concerts and festivals all over Europe. But anyone who has ever experienced Die Weisse Rose on stage knows why.

More than concerts, Die Weisse Rose?s performances are elaborate rituals, caleidoscopic (or even psychedelic) experiences. Elements such as uniforms, burning torches, snippets of old schl?gers, segments from documentary films and philosophical proclamations are wowen together by orgies of live drums and electronic sounds.

Die Weisse strives towards what Wagner called ?Gesamtkunstwerke? ? total works of art. When most other bands talk about Gesamtkunstwerke, it sounds pretentious. When Die Weisse Rose do it, it makes sense.

Die Weisse Rose also like to think of their songs as ?audiodocumentaries?. Again, such a seemingly pretentious term makes sense, as Die Weisse Rose?s art is just as indebted to the History Channel as to Throbbing Gristle.

To bolster Die Weisse Rose?s lineup (which really consists only of the band?s mastermind, Thomas B?jden) over the years the unit has recruited collaborators to its ranks that makes DWR smack of an Industrial supergroup. From Marco Deplano (Foresta di Ferro), Gerhard (Allerseelen), Kim Larsen (Of the Wand and the Moon) to name but a few.

In return, Thomas B?jden has returned the favour and played with a who?s who of of the Industrial and Neofolk underground, from well-established outfits like Rome, Blood Axis and Foresta Di Ferro to up-and-coming Austrian neofolk band Klammheim.

Now, Die Weisse Rose are for the first time available on record. If you fear that we have another ?martial? clone band on our hands, prepare to be pleasantly surprised. The music is painstakingly crafted and orchestrated to perfection to include electronic elements, field recordings and real instruments, and its creative merits really stand out in an underground culture where bands of far lesser talents than Die Weisse Rose would release three albums in the time Die Weisse Rose have patiently worked on theirs.

True to Cold Meat Industry?s renowned production values, the album will be released both as deluxe digipack CD with 24 pages booklet and as exclusive gatefold vinyl in 3 different vinyl colours:
Black: 333 copies
White: 133 copies
Green: 133 copies - slightly more expensive due to special colourmix.

Let one thousand white roses bloom, as Die Weisse Rose unleashes "A Martyrium Of White Roses".

TRACK LIST
1 A Martyrium Of White Roses
2 Im Nebel
3 The Solitary Volcano
4 Letzter Wille
5 Unser Leben Geht Dahin Wie Ein Geschw?tz
6 At The Doorsteps Of Our Temple
7 Nicht Schuldig
8 As The Last Of The Petals Are Shattered

(from CMI: http://www.coldmeat.se/mailorderitem.asp?id=2925)


DIE WEISSE ROSE - 'A Martyrium Of White Roses' CD (Cold Meat Industry)


When most other bands talk about Gesamtkunstwerke (total works of art), it sounds pretentious. When Die Weisse Rose do it, it makes sense. Die Weisse Rose are now available for the first time on record. The music is painstakingly crafted and orchestrated to include electronic elements, field recordings and real instruments, and its creative merits really stand out in an underground culture where bands of far lesser talents than Die Weisse Rose would release three albums in the time Die Weisse Rose have patiently worked on theirs. Digipak with booklet.

(from ColdSpring: http://www.coldspring.co.uk/mail_order/Cold%20Meat%20Industry.php)


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