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 outside of the traditional "album-cycle" 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, is available to pre-order below on Digi-Pak CD with Gold Inks, black vinyl, silver vinyl and a Basick Supplies Exclusive Gold pressing! More details below:
Digi-Pak w/ gold inks + 8 page booklet CD £8.99
Black Vinyl LP (500 copies) £13.99
Silver Vinyl LP (200 copies only) £15.99
Gold Vinyl LP (100 copies only - exclusive to this pre-order) £15.99