German Metal Industrial Dark Wave band SCHACHT releases debut

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Neue Ausgrabungen bei SCHACHT

Die Grabungen am SCHACHT begannen im Herbst des Jahres 2002. Die Steiger Sascha Kuwatsch, Stefan Lang und Christopher Lang trieben Stollen um Stollen in das harte Gestein.
Ergebnis dieser brettbohrenden Bemühungen sind Lieder, die alle eines gemeinsam haben: Sie loten das Bodenlose aus und spüren den Erfahrungen nach, die man in der Einsamkeit lichtferner Tiefe macht.

Der SCHACHT, den man in den Berg schlägt, wird hier zu einer dumpf hallenden Röhre in der Seele.

SCHACHT bringt Metal, Industrial, Dark Wave zu einer beklemmenden Verschmelzung, die neben der Verzweiflung auch der wütenden Rebellion gegen den übermächtigen Berg Ausdruck verleiht.

Das von der durch die vielen Konzerte stetig gewachsenen Fan-Gemeinde langerwartete erste offizielle Album „Abwärts“ erschien nun im September 2010 auf dem frisch gegründeten bandeigenen Label Schachtmatt und wird über TS- Musix Distribution vertrieben.

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German Metal Industrial Dark Wave band SCHACHT releases debut

About SCHACHT (German word for „Shaft“)
Shaft excavations began in the fall of 2002. The three miners Sascha Kuwatsch, Stefan Lang and Christopher Lang were driving tunnel after tunnel into the bedrock.

After months of plank-drilling efforts, songs resulted that all share one thing: they fathom the abyss and trace one’s experiences in the loneliness of lightless depths. Down there, the shaft one has hammered into the mountains becomes a muffled reverberation in one’s soul.

Supported by cold electronic tones a driving, heavy, machine-like sound developed which, echoing one’s confusing experiences in the depths, unites countless elements.
SCHACHT is melting Metal, Industrial, and Dark Wave style elements into some nightmarish alloy, expressing despair as well as furious rebellion against the almighty mountain.

This black nerve-music’s vibrating energy is what drives SCHACHT on stage, and what lets them connect to their audience. Electronic computer sounds, Sascha Kuwatsch’s vocals reaching from faint whispers to powerful growls, brute riffs by guitarist Stefan Lang, and sometimes driving, at other times slow beats by Christopher Lang are ramming SCHACHT’s thought-steel right into the heads of their listeners.

In the studio and on stage, bass player Markus Lang is assisting the three miners.

In the last years, SCHACHT have been active as a live band primarily. During their numerous gigs, among others at Substage in Karlsruhe, at Café Central in Mannheim, and at the Wave-Gothik- Treffen 2005 at Leipzig, the powerful stage presence of the miners was leading their audience deep down into the shaft.

Their concerts made a fast-growing fanbase, that was waiting for an official SCHACHT CD, after their 2005 demo production. In September 2010 the debut album titled „Abwärts“ (which translates do „downwards“) is released on the band’s own SCHACHTMATT label, distributed by TS-Musix Distribution.

Release-Date:
September 3rd, 2010

Genre:
Industrial / Metal / Gothic

Tracklisting:
01. Abwärts
02. Tanz
03. Gedankenstahl
04. Schacht
05. Kasten
06. Maschine
07. Frühtau
08.Ratten
09. Strand
10. Grube
11. Tropfstein
12. Unten

Bandmembers:
Sascha Kuwatsch
Stefan Lang
Christopher Lang

Foundation:
2002

Shop-LInk:

http://www.poponaut.de

Label:
Schachtmatt

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