Jan. 2014: News about the next album!
Apoptose's fifth studio album
will be released in spring 2014.
The title will be
!!! New website design !!!
Apoptose is on Soundcloud now. At
the moment you'll find some rare stuff there to download for free.
mixing the new as yet untitled album
Schattenmädchen 5 year anniversary: free download track
JOY OF LIFE take part in the "No Red Seas" benefit compilation
with an unreleased extended mix of WARRIOR CREED. This mix is
really special and it waited several years for the right moment to
see the light of day. Go to
and grab it!
Apoptose tour 2011/12: update February 27th
Last Saturday in Barcelona
the autumn/winter-tour of Apoptose ended with a "bang!". Thanks to all
people who attended the four shows in Mannheim, Legnica, Leipzig and
Barcelona! It was great to see you and to talk to many old and new
Thanks also to Janine, Rui & Jörg of L'affaire fatale, Malgorzata
of Intermediale, Toralf and Sven of Equinoxe and David of La Esencia!
I/we felt very comfortable at your gigs!
Of course a special warm thank you to the special guests on stage: Gary
Carey, Silke and the four Catalunyan drummers Isaac, Carles, Daniel and
David! You made all these shows unique!
Cheers and see you soon!
Silke & Rüdiger / Apoptose
live on stage in Barcelona/Spain
next Apoptose concert will take place in Barcelona/Spain
on February 25, 2012.
Fabregada, 91 Hospitalet de Llobregat (BCN)
for this night:
BAD SECTOR + SVARTSINN + APOPTOSE
Pre Sale:17€ --- Doors:20€
Info & Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org See
profile for this event.
Oktober 2011: Nordland
to travel north again: Apoptose's long out of print first album
"Nordland" is back - even more beautiful than before.
its release in the year 2000 Nordland
instantly became a cult record for lovers of orchestral ritualistic
soundsculptures. Like ancient stone circles on barren landscapes the
solemn music reminds of an age when the eternal cycle of growth
ruled human life.
Finally this ambient classic is available on CD again.
album was carefully remastered to ensure that favourite tracks like
"Abschied von der Sonne", "Nordlicht" or
"Nidstang" sound better than ever. The bonus track
"Svartisen" originating from same era as the Nordland
recordings enhances the line-up. So even those who know Nordland for
ages will discover some new facets of this gem.
the designers revisited the whole artwork and created something
completely new to compliment the timeless music. The
CD is housed in a multiple-panel fold-out cover featuring a separate
von der Sonne
Svartisen (listen to an excerpt of this song)
CD is available now
and in the coming weeks from the usual special interest dealers.
Release date: October 2011
Label: TESCO Organisation
Cat.-No.: TESCO 086
Running time: 61 min
all know youtube.com,
don’t you? I was positively surprised to find quite a
few videos with Apoptose music there. Some of them are really nice but
most are somehow “minimal”: just one
single still image for the whole running time of the song. Yes, I
know the purpose of these clips but they are boring anyway.
video-clips isn't exactly my favorite hobby. All video-software that I
tried in the past drove me nuts so I dropped the whole thing for the
sake of keeping my inner peace. But I
am sure there are a lot of talented people out there who know how to do
it. So all the video enthusiasts amongst you are
kindly encouraged to warm up the equipment, choose your favorite
song(s) and direct a video the way you like it. No matter if it is
realistic or a cartoon or anything else. It is completely up to you
what you consider
to be adequate for the respective song. There is only one requirement:
moving pictures, please!
no deadline, just think about it for some
time and an appropriate idea will
arise sooner or later. Feel free to contact me via
you have any more questions.
not meant to be a competition. Let's just
make youtube a better place. ;-)
can order your copy from the Tesco
webshop or get it from the record dealer of your choice. It
is also available as digital download from iTunes, Amazon etc.
those of you who understand German language you can read an extensive
review and interview about Bannwald on the NONPOP
"Bannwald": 8-panel cardboard package with booklet and CD-sleeve
at the movies
Recently the new movie
from Estland's award winning director Veiko Ồunpuu
premiered in Tallinn. It is called "The Temptation of St.
and features a track by Apoptose. The international release of this
movie is scheduled for 2010. Until then you can get an impression and
watch a trailer on the official website
finished the work on Apoptose's fourth album "BANNWALD". It will be
released later this year via TESCO Organisation.
on that and in depth talk about the Warrior Creed LP is featured in a
new interview with Apoptose that was recently published by
This interview is in
December 2008: APOPTOSE
+ JOY OF LIFE LP
It took some time but it
was worth waiting: The Joy of Life/Apoptose LP "Warrior Creed" was
released on the day of the Winter Solstice 2008! Mastering was
completed on Summer Solstice so this release is perfectly in tune with
the cosmic cycle. You see, we do everything to enhance your listening
became a real beauty. You'll love it! Please check the recently updated
"Artwork" space for a
closer look. You can also listen to some song-previews on the Apoptose
LP is available now
and in the coming weeks from the usual special interest dealers. It is
limited to 600 copies, so don't wait too long!
Some people asked if
"Warrior Creed" would be released on CD as well. Sorry, but at
the moment there are no plans to do that.
"Warrior Creed" LP
2008: all three albums
on last.fm and elsewhere
of you know last.fm - this big web-community/radio. Of course Apoptose
has a profile
there, too. Until a couple
of weeks ago it was quite boring but now it improved a lot: There you
find fullength previews of all tracks of all three Apoptose albums! You
can listen to them for free as often as you wish.
was made possible by TESCO's recent "web-offensive". They placed
much of their catalogue in legal download shops and webmusic-portals
of Life +
Apoptose = LP
are delighted to
announce that we just finished the work on a joint LP with Gary Carey
of Joy of Life. Two of its features are a new
interpretation of the legendary Joy of Life song "Warrior Creed"
alongside the long out of print original version of this track.
People who saw Apoptose on stage will be happy to hear that the
Fanfarenzug Leipzig, the marching band that provided the impressive
live percussion, is responsible for most of the drumming on this LP.
This limited and vinyl-only item is hopefully ready for
release by Tesco in late summer/autumn. More info soon.
2008: awards for
Oscar, Golden Globe? Who cares? Let's talk about the really important
awards: Apoptose's Schattenmädchen was voted "Best
dark ambient album 2007" by the editors of Stigmata
magazine from Belarus (sharing the top spot with Desiderii
Marginis). And that is not all: Our live show in Wroclaw/Poland last
November was voted in the Top 5 "Best
concerts of 2007"
the readers of the Beast of Prey magazine.
Beast of Prey
you very much! We hope for the "Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2050...
November 2007: back
Gary Carey of the English band Joy of Live joined Apoptose and the
Fanfarenzug Leipzig on stage. This night saw the first ever live
performance of the song "Warrior Creed". Thanks, Gary! Thanks to all
the other people involved who made this special weekend
live at Wroclaw
On November 10,
& the drummers of the Fanfarenzug Leipzig will
play at the Wroclaw Industrial Festival in Wroclaw/Poland on November
10, 2007. And that is not all. We have the honour to announce a very
special and surprising guest in our lineup:
the English band Joy of Life
will be with us on stage for vocals. In case you have missed the
two fabulous Joy of Life albums "Enjoy" and "Hear the children"
you may remember Gary from his collaborations with Death in June
or Current 93.
Of course there will be some other notorious bands on stage
that night. Be prepared for the wide rage of styles of Merzbow,
Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, Klangstabil
and Post Scriptvm.
The VI. Wroclaw
Industrial Festival in Poland takes place from November 4th-11th,
2007. There are many more interesting bands at this fesival
like Tuxedomoon, Sigillum S, Sonar, Bad Sector or Bad Sector. For more
information please visit the festival's hompages:
7 tracks, 62
Cat.-No.: TESCO 068
album is available
magazine CD with exclusive Apoptose track
There is an exclusive
version of »Karla« on the ORKUS
compilation CD No. 31. This is a free CD which comes with the current
issue (7/8-2007) of the German Wave-Gothic-magazine ORKUS. This version
is called »Unbewohnt (Karla)«.
Compared to the original track on the new album
»Schattenmädchen« this mix is shorter and
more focused on the lyrics.
This issue of ORKUS also features a short article about Apoptose and a
review of »Schattenmädchen«. The magazine
is sold in most German speaking countries.
More info on www.orkus-online.de
»Blutopfer« track on French magazine compilation CD
current issue of the French language literature
magazine ANGST features a CD-R full of fine Dark-Ambient/Industrial
artists like Asmorod, Kammarheit, Desiderii Marginis, Svartsinn, Letum
etc. You also find the Apoptose track »Zu
Füßen der Mutter« on this CD. It is the
original version that most of you may remember from
This magazine is limited to 300 copies. More info on www.myspace.com/revue_angst