Schammasch

The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite

Marketing Highlights

  • SCHAMMASCH is a featured act on the 2017 ROADBURN FESTIVAL
  • SCHAMMASCH's "Triangle" voted Metal Injection's #1 Album of 2016
  • CONFIRMED August 16: SCHAMMASCH will be a featured act on Germany’s 2017 SUMMER BREEZE FESTIVAL (w/AMON AMARTH, KORN, MEGADETH, and more)!
  • CONFIRMED Features: TERRORIZER and ZERO TOLERANCE Magazines
  • HUGE Label PRIORITY!
  • Projected Chart debuts: Billboard New Artist Chart, Billboard Hard Music Albums, Billboard Independent Albums Chart
  • Release specific landing page includes VIDEO, Lead Track, Tour dates, Bio, News and more
  • Service across the board to Satellite, Commercial Specialty and College METAL Radio
  • Regularly scheduled social media posts documenting the full album cycle
  • Vinyl Special GOLD ink sleeve printing, Double sided printed insert w/gold ink
  • Vinyl includes Download Card

Bio

With last year’s triple album opus “Triangle”, Switzerland’s SCHAMMASCH gained wide international acclaim and defiantly raised the bar within the extreme metal scene. Doubtlessly one of the most daring, interesting and multidimensional bands of today’s black metal oeuvre, their constant striving for artistic freedom makes them an important part of the genre’s future, never bound by rules or limits.


This summer SCHAMMASCH will extend their body of work by adding a new branch – the first in a line of shorter releases entitled “The Maldoror Chants”, entirely based on “Les Chants de Maldoror”; one of 19th century’s darkest and most fascinating literary works which should later become part of the foundation of the surrealist movement. Having been an important lyrical influence for SCHAMMASCH since their second album “Contradiction”, they have now decided to give this inspiration the space it deserves and, on the other hand, to give themselves the artistic space it would require. “Hermaphrodite”, as the first of these releases will be called, shows a different side to the band’s artistic repertoire with focus upon spoken word and atmospheric soundscapes rather than the “song by song” formula.
A new approach to their visual aesthetic can be found here as well; the artwork design presents a hand drawn illustration by Mexican artist / surrealist Héctor Pineda, whilst the layout was completely handled by C.S.R’s art project SAROS Collective, which is also responsible for the audio production.
 SCHAMMASCH, as always, dare to explore foreign grounds on “Hermaphrodite”, allowing themselves to drift into unfamiliar territory, which may be due to the fact that the band invested all their creative energy in successfully developing a philosophical manifesto during the last 8 years, and is now willing to focus on another side of what art can be – strange.

“Hermaphrodite” encompasses seven interlinking tracks over a 31 minute duration. Presented as a deluxe CD digi-pak and strictly limited vinyl LP.

Tracklist

1. Prologue
2. The Weighty Burden of an Eternal Secret
3. Along the Road That Leads to Bedlam
4. These Tresses are Sacred
5. May His Illusion Last Until Dawn’s Awakening
6. Chimerical Hope
7. Do Not Open Your Eyes

For Fans Of

Dead Can Dance
Behemoth

Home Market

Basel, Switzerland

Album Details

Artist

Schammasch

Album Title

The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite

Street Date

06/09/2017

Order Due Date

05/12/2017

Discount

5% (ends 06/15/2017)

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Prosthetic

Parent Label

Prosthetic Records

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD11

UPC

656191029728

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

PROS102972

Album Details

Artist

Schammasch

Album Title

The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite

Street Date

06/23/2017

Order Due Date

05/26/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Prosthetic

Parent Label

Prosthetic Records

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP19

UPC

656191029711

Box Lot

20

Catalog #

PROS102971

Album Details

Artist

Schammasch

Album Title

The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite

Preorder Date

04/28/2017

Street Date

06/09/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Prosthetic

Parent Label

Prosthetic Records

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

656191929721

Tour Dates

Bandsintown

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