Deep. Black. Powerful. Unzucht. With their third album, the four men from Lower
Saxony, Germany, prove something. Within three years of hard work, they have
succeeded in establishing their own niche. While the tattoos mass on the bodies of
their devoted supporters, the growing army of fans often encounters a question that is
hard to answer: “Unzucht? What do they sound like?” “Like… Unzucht. Duh. Just go to
one of their shows!”.
After the succesful headline tour with their previous album, Rosenkreuzer (#61 on the
German albumcharts), through twenty clubs all over Germany, the audience agreed:
Unzucht is even better live than on record! This was a thought worth going after. So,
Sascha Hörold, their live engineer, and the band, holed up in a studio in the Lower
Saxony countryside – to create, sweating in rooms covered with curtains, the right
atmosphere for the new songs. Persistant is the the anger on one and the melancholy
on the other hand, which make up the two poles of Unzucht since day one. Increased
was the spectrum between these poles. From catchy ballads like “Schweigen” (Silence)
to brute metal like “Krieg” (War), the combination of these elements in the epic
“Unendlich” (Endless) to the gloomy ending in the final “Mein Grab” (My grave) – the
selection is massive and yet coherent. The songs were mixed by Daily Hero’s Florian
Nowak (War From A Harlots Mouth, Jennifer Rostock) – of course with the band in
presence. As for the cover artwork: Stefan Heilemann (Kreator, Pain, Atrocity)
visualized „Venus Luzifer“ as gory as enigmatic.
After the release of Venus Luzifer on November 14th, the band will plough right on, as
frontman der Schulz explains: “To start things off, we will play our biggest tour to date
– the Eisheilige Nächte with Subway To Sally! And then, we’ll head out on our most
extensive headline tour to date – through all of our favorite Clubs in Germany as well
as Austria, Netherlands, England… it will be an inferno! Or, to quote the opener of our
new album: ‘Wir sind das Feuer’ (We are the fire).
Unzucht is: Der Schulz (Vocals), De Clercq (Guitar, Electronics, Programming), Blaschke (Bass), Fuhrmann (Drums).
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