The Horns of Joy
Trisol (Germany) release on July 1rst, 2011
13 songs about Nihilism - and it overcoming. Featuring Dev of While Angels Watch and David of Dawn & Dusk Entwined.
Lovesongs from the Wasteland
selfreleased on Bandcamp (August 2010)
Official download compilation of representative songs
1. Icarus - Album Version 03:31
Cold Meat Industry 2009 (September 2009)
Cd in 6-panel digipak with linernotes
'Where they created a desert they call it peace.'
:Golgatha: is Christoph D. (vocals, African drums, sound treatment) and Alexander D. (acoustic guitar, bamboo flute, Siberian head-voice), aided by Katarina N. (violin effects on 11 and 12), Robert K. (metal scratching on 10), Lutz R. (drone on 13). Recorded and mixed between July 2004 and March 2005. Remastered and reworked by Christoph Donarski and S. Marleni Somewhere in Europe, January 2009.
This is the reworked and remastered edition of the original debut-album with additional artwork of the time and two bonustracks. The original was limited 150 (ed. 1 and 2) and is sold out now.
Birthe Klementowski & :Golgatha:
MidNight Productions 2009 (May 2009)
CD in digipak with 12 pages booklet
In 2007 :Ikonen: media (Germany) published a postcard-collection by photo artists Birthe Klementowski called ‘Circles’. The limited (10), cloth-bound and hand-numbered edition was accompanied by a black CDr e.p. featuring ambient tracks on the cycles of life and death, inspired by these photos. ‘Cycles’ (2009) is a completely reworked reincarnation of this exclusive collaborative project and features remixes of the original songs, two re-recordings and two bonus tracks originally not included in the edition.
For the purpose of this recording :Golgatha: was: Christoph Donarski (all instruments, voice and samples), S. Marleni (bass guitar), Sorakey (female voice). Guests: Mink Moe (Keyboards), Anna-Maria K. (viola). Recorded between 2005 and 2008, mixed and mastered Somewhere in Europe in December 2008. Track 3 is inspired by Antonin Artaud, track 4 by Charles Baudelaire. Track 6 is inspired by Clair Denis and was perceived at Seoul / Korea. Thanks to Deng of MidNight records for his trust and enthusiasm. All material © 2009 by :Golgatha: and Birthe Klementowski.
Cycle I Santur Rising
Dawn & Dusk Entwined / :Golgatha:
Cold Meat Industry 2008 (June 2008)
CD in 6-panel-digipak with linernotes
'In its astral-mythical origins, long before its Christian interpretation, the Holy Grail is the spring and the magic cauldron of daylight itself – the Sun. But the Sun has to be cut from the clouds and to be won: Indra in the Indian myth and Thor in the Germanic myth were the heroes who conquered the cauldron of the Sun through the Spear of Lightning. Only later this cauldron became the Christian chalice, in which Joseph of Arimatäa caught the blood of Christ, this differently ‘hot’ essence from the Other Sun…’ Ernst Bloch, The Principle of Hope
‘Sang Graal’ is an opus magnum, built in symbiotic collaboration during the last two years by the French masters of martial neo-classic Dawn and Dusk Entwined and the German Ritual-folk-band :Golgatha: - both formations well know from their recent albums in CMI. The title refers to the myth of the Saint Graal, the ‘holy grail’, and the ‘sang réal’, the bloodline of Jesus Christ. The album researches on various levels the different readings of the grail through the centuries, from an ancient fertility rite to the popular conspiracy theory. The pagan roots of this myth are once again revealed! Both bands worked on all tracks together, combining their styles and forces to create a powerful neo-classical-folk-opera with occasional glimpses of soundtrack pathos and dark ambience. A wide range of acoustic instruments was used (guitar, viola, bass guitar, flute, gong, piano, dulcimer, percussion) and at least three vocalists appear – including Sorakey from :Golgatha:’s appraised ‘Tales of Transgression and Sacrifice’. Martial tunes like ‘The Messiah’ or ‘Cross of Lorraine’ and majestic folk hymns like ‘Crusade’ and ‘A Seeker Divine’ will rule he darkest dance floors worldwide, while introspective ballads invite those interested in a deep listening experience. ‘Sang Graal’ is true audio mythology!
01 Fertility Rights
The digipak cover features unique photos and artwork by Birthe Klementowski and David Sabre.
Tales of Transgression & Sacrifice
Cold Meat Industry 2007 (20th of November, 2007)
CD in DVD-size Digipak with booklet
‘Transgression means to step over a certain point
that normally cannot, or should not be passed; to transgress boundaries
is to break down boundaries — transgression is a departure from
the given, the existing, the normal, the world as we know it.’
1. Prologue: Scars
Included are new versions of the songs ‘Rites of
Spring’ (from CMI-compilation ‘All My Dead Friends’),
‘Garden of Love’(from NONPOP-compilation) and ‘Flesh
of the Orchid’. This time :Golgatha: introduce the beautiful female
voice of Sorakey besides a wide variety of acoustic instrumentation
(acoustic guitar, viola, bodhran drum, Asian gong, flutes etc.).
Circles I - V
:Ikonen: media 2007
Black CDr e.p. featuring ambient track on the cirles of life and death, inspired by the photography of Birthe Klementowski.
1. Circle I
For the purpose of this recording :Golgatha: was: Christoph D. (all instruments and samples), S. Marleni (bass guitar). This limited edition of only 10 copies is part of the postcard set 'Circles' by Birthe Klementowski, bound in black cloth, on a black CDr, signed and numbered.
Athanor CD 2006
Out December 2006
"You are all alone when you live with the myths."
Musical reflections on the myth of Thomas Edward Lawrence a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia, blending occidental and oriental sounds with ritual rtyhms, martial elements and instrospective acoustic guitar and violin melodies.
1. January 21, 1919: Orient-Occident
:Golgatha: are: Christoph D. (sounds, flute, voice, Japanese gong, African drums, military drums, wood percussion, whispers on 4 and 12), S. Marleni (acoustic guitar, bass, keyboards, drum programming), also featuring Anna-Maria K. (viola on 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10), Claudia Jubeh (Arabian vocals and translation on 3 and 12), and T.W. (vocals on 7). Track 3 is based on the preface of The Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E.Lawrence. Track 7 is inspired by the poem Hugh Selwyn Mauberley by Ezra Pound. Coverlayout by Christoph D. Photographer and creative consultant Birthe Klementowski. Recorded between August 2005 and June 2006. Mixed and mastered by Deadlock Mutex somewhere in Europe. Thanks to Michel for additional recordings. Contact for Birthe Klementowski : Birthe.Klementowski@gmx.net / http:www.ikonenmagazin.de/BirtheKlementowski.htm
:Ikonen: media MCD 2006
ORDER / Out January 15th, 2006
10 Euro incl. Postage (Germany), 15 Euro (Europe), 20 Euro (Overseas)
"Dreams die hard and you hold them in your hands long after they have turned to dust!"
MCD circling around the myth of Icarus. The song known from KYDOS is featured here in two different versions: a male/female-Mix by Chris D. and Ildíko, and the original acoustic-mix by Patrick Leagas. Two other tracks are collaborations with German darkambient-masters HERBST9.
1. Icarus Rising I (feat. Herbst9)
For the performance of this recording :Golgatha: were:
Christoph D. (vocals, drums, soundsculpturing), S. Marleni (guitar,
keyboards), Herbst9 (sounds, drums on 3 & 5), Ildiko (female vocals
on 2), Patrick Leagas (vocals on 6). Icarus is written by Christoph
D., inspired by Yukio Mishima‘s book Sun & Steel, and dedicated
to the Orchid Girl. Icarus’ Law is written by :Golgatha:. Mixed
and mastered by Deadlock Mutex. Contact for Patrick Leagas: Kenaz@f2s.com
Kydos - Reflections on Heroism
Athanor 029 CD 2005
ORDER / Out November 25th, 2005
15 Euro incl. Postage (Germany), 18 Euro (Europe), 20 Euro (Overseas)
Official Download on Bandcamp
"To Fall - not to fly - is the Law!"
kydos means wonder, in the sense of awe; the heroic attraction resulting from cruelty in Homers epic ‘Ilias’ and ‘Odyssee’ (René Girard). The later engl. kudos means fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement; thus by logical extension is often used as a praising remark. In Europe we have passed the final age of heroism. The idea of the hero slowly fades away. When facing the ‘heroes’ of other civilizations we are overwhelmed by the scent of – death.
1. Death March
For the performance of Kydos :Golgatha: were: Christoph D. (voice, chimes, drums, Japanese gong, c-flute, sound-manipulation), S. Marleni (guitar, bass, backing vocals), Beinhaus (metal percussions, distorted sounds on track 8), Patrick Leagas (vocals). Linernotes and concept by Christoph D. Lyrics of ‘Icarus’ by Christoph D. Lyrics of ‘Heldentag’ by Tony Wakeford. Vocals and Lyrics ‘Final Age of Heroism’ by Patrick Leagas. Recorded and mixed between February and September 2005 somewhere in Europe by Deadlock Mutex.
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GOL 01 CDr 2005 (2nd ed. July 1rst 2007)
10 Euro incl. Postage (Germany), 15 Euro (Europe), 20 Euro (Overseas, because of oversized package)
Out March 29th, 2005 / July 1rst, 2007
„Where they created a desert they call it peace“
:Golgatha: is Christoph D. (vocals, African drums, sound treatment) and Alexander D. (acoustic guitar, bamboo flute, Siberian head-voice), aided by Katarina N. (violin effects on 11 and 12), Robert K. (metal scratching on 10), Lutz R. (drone on 13). Recorded and mixed between July 2004 and March 2005.
This is a limited edition on CDr of 100 hand-numbered pieces. (2nd
ed. 50 pieces)
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ORKUS Compilation 71
(June 18th, 2011)
Free bonus compilation featuring 'The Iron Rose' (album mix).
THANATEROS - VISIONS OF LOVE AND DEATH
(June 16th, 2011)
:Ikonen: media 2011
Double-CD compilation dedicated to the morbid photo art of Helmut Wolech.
Featured are the tracks 'Intro' and 'Secret Rose', both exclusive to this CD. (c) by :Golgatha:, 2011, written and performed by Donarski and Marleni. Mixed and mastered by Donarski Somewhere in Europe February 2011.
WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE
(1rst February 2010)
Double CD compilation from Kaparte Promotions featuring :Golgatha:'s first mix of 'Fertility' later to appear on 'The Horns of Joy' in a significantly different version.
(c) by :Golgatha:, 2009, written and performed by Christoph D. (percussion), S. Marleni (keyboards), Sorakey (female vocals). Mixed and mastered by S. Marleni Somewhere in Europe 2009.
DONEC AD METAM (Part I)
(April 12th, 2007)
NF004 mp3-online-compilation DCD (2007)
Online compilation featuring :Golgatha:'s alternative mix of 'Victory II' with more emphasis ont he viola-track.
(c) by :Golgatha:, 2006, written and performed by Christoph D. (sounds, percussion), Anna-Maria K. (viola) and S. Marleni (mastering).
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www.nonpop.de download compilation 2007
(5th of January, 2007)
Contains the premix of "Garden of Love", a pure acoustic version to come up on the album "Tales of Transgression and Sacrifice" (CMI 2007).
(c) by :Golgatha:, 2006. Written and performed by Christoph D. (percussion), S. Marleni (guitar, bass), Sorakey (vocals). Lyrics inspired by a poem by W. Blake. Mastered by Deadlock Mutex and S. Marleni in spring 2006.
All My Dead Friends
CMI 160 CD 2006 CD
Contains the song "Rite of Spring", a shorter mix of a track to be featured on the planned release 'Tales of Transgression and Sacrifice'.
(c) by :Golgatha:, 2006. Written and performed by Christoph D. (drums, voice, Japanese gong, field recordings), S. Marleni (Keyboards) and Sorakey (female vocals). Lyrics by Sorakey. Mastered by Deadlock Mutex and S. Marleni in July 2006.
Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense
NF003 Online mp3-DCD 2006
(released June 2006)
Online compilation featuring :Golgatha:'s demo mix of 'Flesh of the Orchid' besides Spiritual Front, In Gowan Ring, Naevus etc.
(c) by :Golgatha:, 2006, written and performed by Christoph D. (Vocals) and S. Marleni (Guitar).
Saw II (OriginalScore by Charlie Clouser)
TRI 271 CD 2006 DCD mit Bonustracks
(released March 31rst, 2006)
Contains the :Golgatha:-Track "Shred your skin" as an exclusive bonus-recording not featured in the motion picture itself. Other participants CD#2: SIEBEN - Oh Yes There Will Be Blood, SPIRITUAL FRONT - The Gift Of Life, ROSA CRVX - Lethali, :GOLGATHA: - Shred Your Skin, GARDEN OF DELIGHT - Lux Occulta II, MIND.IN.A.BOX - The Game (Introspection), MÜLLÉR OF DEATH! - Écrases L'Infâme, SAMSAS TRAUM - Sequence 26 (SAW II Edit), PUNTO OMEGA - Sawtooth, DIE FORM - The Saw, KIRLIAN CAMERA - New Intruder, XPQ-21 - See.Saw.Seen, THE DEADFLY ENSEMBLE - Smaller And Smaller, OSTARA - If The Dead Could See
(c) by :Golgatha:, 2006. Written and performed by Christoph D. (vocals, sounds) & S. Marleni (drums, glockenspiel, programming), aided by Ildíko (violin). Mixed by Deadlock Mutex.
...in the Crystal Cage
Isolationist Soundscapes for the Inner Cinema
ikon02 CD Compilation (:Ikonen: media)
15 Euro incl. Postage (Germany), abroad: 20 Euro incl. Postage
(released 23rd of November 2004)
75 Minutes of fascinating atmospheric music in a dark and beautiful three-panel-digipak. Featuring: Inade (D), Herbst9 (D), Anenzephalia (D), Fir§t Law (D), Shining Vril (GB), Galerie Schallschutz (D), Troum (D), Apoptose (D), Tho-So-Aa (D), Drape Excrement (D), Naevus (GB), Pilori (D), Golgatha (D)
This CD features 2 Tracks by :Golgatha: called "Intro" and "Outro". For these recordings :Golgatha: were Christoph D. und Lutz Rach (Tho-So-Aa)
CONCERTS by :Golgatha:
1.) May 28th 2007 Leipzig Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Ger
2.) December 31rst 2007 Zürich Dynamo, Switzerland
3.) March 22nd 2008 Kantine Augsburg, Germany
4.) December 20th, 2008, Palette, Halle, Germany
5.) August 8th, 2009, Summer Darkness, Utrecht, NL
6.) December 19th, 2009, Bunker, Chemnitz, Germany
7.) August 26th, 2010, Alexander the Great, Mainz, Germany
8.) March 17th, 2912, Viper Room, Vienna, Austria (final performance)