With last year’s release of Triangle the numerological trilogy I – II – III has been closed. Different territories are about to be explored in the future, beginning with the first work of a series of records entitled “The Maldoror Chants”. As the title clearly tells, the concept of those records is based on the grand novel “Les Chants de Maldoror”, one of surrealism’s dire fathers and up to this day one of the biggest literary mysteries and outgrowths. Having been an inspiration to Schammasch ever since Contradiction, the times have come to give this inspiration the room it deserves. Each record will follow one specific moment of the book, the first one being “Hermaphrodite”, a short story which appears aside the main story line in the book’s first half.
From a musical point of view these records are to be seen as an artistic experiment, apparently deriving from a different place than what we’ve done so far. Focus lies on telling instead of singing, atmosphere instead of technique, flow instead of structure. Don’t expect anything but explore everything.
“The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite” will be released on the 9th of June, available in various pre-sale formats now.
C.S.R’s SAROS Collective is an artistic project based on the ideas & beliefs behind Schammasch, which is a good enough reason to have added the Collective’s SAROS Clothing line to our web store’s range.
Triangle will be performed entirely at Het Patronaat church during Roadburn 2017. This will be a one time experience, and maybe the only chance ever to get to hear “The Supernal Clear Light of the Void” performed live.
After 3 albums and countless shows using their products, we are immensely grateful to have officially joined the worldwide ESP ENDORSEMENT family. These guitars are one of the most important tools for creating our art and it wouldn’t be the same without them.
Two years and seven days have passed, since the release of CONTRADICTION. Today our third chapter starts with the release of TRIANGLE. May this work of art be a journey, as intense and beautiful to all of you, as it was and is to us.
Our third full length album “Triangle” will be released worldwide on the 29th April, via Prosthetic Records.
Preorder the album here, or go for our exclusive preorder packages, They are limited to a small number, so better hurry up.
“Consensus” exclusive first of three pre-release tracks of the album: