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NORDLAND on splatter vinyl

This version of the Nordland LP was pressed in a small run of 180g black/yellow splatter on milky vinyl. It also features an all new A4-sized printed 6-panel insert. It is handnumbered, signed and limited to 107 copies. A true gem for record collectors. Get your copy from

You can also order anytime by sending an email to shop@apoptose.net

Nordland splatter vinyl
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die_zukunft for the first time on vinyl

The latest album die_zukunft is now available on vinyl format in two different colourways:
+white marbled vinyl, limited to 66 copies (Apoptose exclusive).
+transparent blood-red vinyl, limited 100 copies.

More details on Bandcamp. Take look here:
Die Zukunft LP
Todestrank EP out now

On December 23 the "Todestrank" EP was released on all digital platforms. It features the collaborative tracks of Mosaic and Apoptose that were recorded for the Mosaic album "Secret Ambrosian Fire". Both songs in different versions.

Listen on Spotify and/or buy on Bandcamp.
Todestrank EP cover
Nordland LP in two different versions

The Nordland LP is released in two individually designed versions. Both LP versions are limited to 100 copies each and printed on heavy, matt varnished cardboard with printed and individually numbered LP-sized insert and brown poly-lined innersleeve. The music was remastered for this vinyl release and is the same on both designs.

The two versions differ in the cover design and the vinyl colour:

First we have the iconic design from the year 2000 that was adapted for this LP version. It shows the full beauty of the original artwork designed by my friend Ingo of @spielsinn.design. The LP is made of translucent yellow/black marbeled vinyl.

The second cover artwork was done by myself recently to open a new lifecycle for Nordland. The Elhaz stick you see on the frontcover is the very same stick that casted the shadow on the 2000 cover... This LP is made of clear/black marbeled vinyl.

We offer a limited amount of this already very limited release as a special "collector's bundle". This includes both LP versions and a signed CD of the 2011 remaster with bonustrack. So you get all three different Nordland artworks at the same time.

You are welcome to place your order at the Apoptose Bandcamp shop.

Even overseas shipping is possible again although it may take some weeks until the parcel reaches you by seaway.
Nordland LP 2000 cover

Nordland LP 2021 cover
Bannwald LP available from July 3, 2020

Ten years after its first appearance the Bannwald album is still going strong. To celebrate the jubilee Tesco and Apoptose release it for the first time on LP: the spotvarnished gatefold cover gives the iconic artwork a new an exceptional appearance. The 300 LPs are pressed on brown-smoked vinyl.

Look out for a special edition with exclusive insert (lim. 49 copies) only available at the Apoptose Bandcamp shop.

Bannwald LP cover
The "forgotten twin" of Schattenmädchen

This digital only album collects the original - sometimes more minimalistic and hard to find - compilation tracks that were the basis of Schattenmädchen in 2007. This collection features also different versions of the exclusive Schattenmädchen album tracks.
Brandnew and only here you find "Als es vor 49 Tagen begann", a coronaviral edit of "Karla". In 2007 Karla delivered a poetic case history of a girl suffering a mysterious viral infection. This is the 2020 update in the shadow of the worldwide Coronavirus crises.

You can download the album on Bandcamp.

Schattenmädchen (forgotten twin)
Two track collaboration with Mosaic

During 2019 Apoptose collaborated on two massive tracks of the album "Secret Ambrosian Fire" by our Thuringian friends MOSAIC. The tracks produced by Apoptose are called Ambrosia XIX and Im Kohlensud. The latter mostly consist of sounds of Apoptose's Bannwald album. The album is out now on Eisenwald Records as LP, CD and MC. And of course on the usual streaming services. Check it out.
secret ambrosian fire cover
Series of teaser videos

Apoptoose launches a series of short films to accompany each track of the album die_zukunft. All these films are about one minute and you find them on the facebook and instagram profiles. Go ahead: @a.pop.tose

teaser video
October/November 2018: new album

"Die Zukunft" (the future) is Apoptose's sixth album. Release date is October 31, 2018 on Tesco Organisation.

In the four years of production Apoptose selected a wide range of different singers for this album. Most outstanding is classical trained tenor Daniel Sans. Other voices on "Die Zukunft" include the gloomy spoken words of the advance single "Time-lapse City", the lost girl's voice on the title track and two female singers on "Dornen".

Consistent with the album title Apoptose does not look back, but is heading for novel territories within the dark ambient music genre. Expect super dark electronics with slow motion rhythms.
Die Zukunft album cover
November 28, 2018: Apoptose live in Stockholm

On wednesday 28. November Apoptose will play a solo set in support of Irfan at their show in Kraken, Stockholm.
Entry at 7 pm. Apoptose starts at 7:45 pm.

Don't miss!
July 2018: First song of new album released

"time-lapse city" is the first video single of the forthcoming album "die zukunft". Which will be released in late summer 2018 on Tesco Organisation.

Of course you find the video on YouTube:

time-lapse city video
August 10, 2018: Apoptose live at Brutal Assault

On August 10, 2018, there will be a Rüdiger Apoptose solo performance at Brutal Assault Festival in the Czech Republic. It takes place in an old fortress in Jaromer.
Apoptose will be on KAL stage amongst other electronic and ambient bands.
brutal assault banner
March 31, 2018: Apoptose live in Chemnitz

Easter 2018 sees the first Apoptose gig in many years. It will be a Rüdiger Apoptose solo performance at Rites of Eleusis in the Kaßberg Gewölbe in Chemnitz, Germany.
For more info and tickets go to:
rites of eleusis poster
Spring 2017: Blutopfer LP out now

Blutopfer is back - 15 years after its initial release now for the first time on vinyl!
The sound was remastered with great care to wake the spirits hidden in the tremendous drums. The LP comes in new artwork with liner notes by both industrial music legend Jordi Valls of Vagina Dentata Organ and Apoptose. The album is pressed on drummer robe violet vinyl in an edition of 300 copies. Included is a free download code for a special 8-track digital version. It features a bonus track, recorded in 2016 with original source material that hadn't been used before.
Blutopfer LP violet vinyl
Weihnachten 2016: free digital single

For the first new song in 3 years, Apoptose returns to the forest - and he is not alone: he teamed up with classically trained tenor Daniel Sans. They recorded a new version of the traditional "Maria durch ein Dornwald ging".

For more info about the song and where to download, to stream etc., go to Apoptoses's youtube channel, watch the video and read what's in the infobox below it.

dornwald cover
October 2016: Schattenmädchen.7i7A

"Where Words Fail, Music Speaks" is the title of a huge online compilation of ambient and neofolk music. Apoptose takes part with a new version of Schattenmädchen. This is not just a simple remix - it is a whole new take on this track from the 2007 album of the same title. Check it out on bandcamp!

62 bands and artists take part in this compilation. All proceeds go to Ania Mehring who was diagnosed with Sarcoma Synoviale, an exceptionally malignant tumor. The treatment is expensive and money is needed like never before. You find more info on that here: www.facebook.com/events/1740948189513336 
"Where Words fail, Music Speaks" compilation
New video on youtube: Hiding

You are welcome to watch a new video of the song "Hiding" off the LP "ana liil" on youtube:
hiding video
"forget your face" is the third video single

There is a new entry in Apoptose's youtube channel: the video of "forget your face".
It is the third video single taken from the latest album "ana liil". Again this song shows a new side of Apoptose with strong focus on vocals. The video edit is a bit shorter than the version of this song you find on the album.

To watch the video go to:

forget your face video
July 2014: "ana liil" for download

If you are not into physical releases you'll be delighted to hear that the new Apoptose album is now available for download at the usual dealers. For free streaming you find it for example at spotify...

Second video single released

As the second video single Apoptose chose the starting track of the "ana liil" album. The song is called "Meer der Ruhe" which means "sea of tranquility" in English.
Lead vocals are sung by Amélie who is also the star in this video. Do you remember her face...?

To watch the video please go to:

meer der ruhe video still
Out now: Apoptose "ana liil" CD and LP/CD set

incl. the smash hits:
ich verbrenne &
meer der ruhe

You get it via tesco-germany.com and at the online shop of your choice.

ana liil CD
Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2014

Apoptose will be on stage as special guest at the Joy of Life gig.

May 8, 2014: first review and interview

German website nonpop.de published the first review of "ana liil".

You also find a brandnew Apoptose interview at nonpop.de.

March 20, 2014: streaming single and video

To cut the waiting time a bit shorter, Apoptose releases the first new song in four years: "Adrenalin" from the forthcoming album "ana liil".

It is available for free streaming at soundcloud.com/apoptose-a.

Anyone into moving images? You'll be delighted to hear that there is a youtube video for Adrenalin accessable by the following link: youtu.be/itIZthi3MMc

adrenalin cover


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