Umbra et Imago “20” – Releasedate: 25.11.2011
With „20“, German cult act UMBRA ET IMAGO not only present the audio-visual quintessence of their ongoing career, but also completely new and unreleased song material. “20” once again proves that this band is still full of creativity and surprising ideas, even after two decades. Since 1991, this exceptional act around extroverted singer MOZART shakes and stirs the landscape of Gothic Rock.
Being flashy and thoughtful at the same time, they have been polarising the audience from the start and won their fans by putting their hearts and minds in everything they did. Their daring stage shows soon became their hallmark, and saying that they established a fan base that is as loyal as can be is no exaggeration at all.
As a huge “Thank You” to their fans, the band has now decided to put out this brilliant DVD to celebrate the 20 years of their existence.
“20” contains both anniversary shows that UMBRA ET IMAGO played on July 30th in Karlsruhe’s (Germany) Crystal Ballroom.
This sophisticated 2-DVD set (also coming as a LIMITED EDITION with two bonus audio CD’s and as SPECIAL DELUXE BOX ) features an acoustic set with a choice of thoughtful tracks (some of them performed live for the very first time) and a Rock set which can be seen as a recapitulation of newer material, hits and all-time favourites.
Both shows feature high-profile guest musicians and singers, such as Matthias Ambre (ex-ASP) or Eric Burton (Catastrophe Ballet). A full European tour in 2012 is currently in preparation.
Regular Edition: (2Dvds)
Limited Edition: (2 Dvds, 2 Cds *)
Deluxe Box: (2 Dvds, 2 Cds *, laser engraved metal-pen in box, lanyard with photo-printing , pocket mirror, key-ring , XXL-sticker, XXL-autograph-card)
* with brandnew tracks
UMBRA ET IMAGO feat. Lex (Megaherz) - DAVON GEHT DIE WELT NICHT UNTER Videoclip:
Umbra et Imago – Davon geht die Welt nicht unter
Just in time for their 2011 jubilee, UMBRA ET IMAGO have thought about something very special!
On June 10th, 2011, coinciding with the band’s special show at Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2011 in Leipzig, a very special single will be released!
We’re talking about nothing less than Zarah Leander’s song “Davon geht die Welt nicht unter”.
Matthias „Matze“ Ambré took over arrangement and production of this German UFA classic and once again proved his musical versatility. It is the combination of nostalgic German “Schlager” elements with harsh modern Goth Rock sounds that creates the characteristic “Matze Factor” for which Matze himself is best known around the scene.
As for special guests, the band is proud to announce LEX of MEGAHERZ fame, who sings the song together with UMBRA ET IMAGO’s main man Mozart as a duet, accompanied by a fully-featured choir.
LEX’s and string players’ Ally “The Fiddle” Storch-Hukriede’s (violin) and Sylvia Eulitz’s (Cello) works were recorded in Matze’s brand new studio, the Ashborn Sound Studio – a well-mastered “baptism of fire” for this just-finished and really cosy cult studio!
With this single, UMBRA ET IMAGO made a coup that once more reflects the many facets, the creativity and the authenticity that this band has reached during their 20 years of existence.
Moreover, the song itself features a great deal of the overall mood our world is in these days. Bundled with the typical irony of this very special band from Karlsruhe (Germany), but also with their stunning musical precision, the song reflects our society as it was in the 1930’s and as it is today.
A real highlight in the band’s oeuvre!
Available as single an as limited FAN-PACKAGE (222 pieces) here:
These are the first pictures from the ASHBORN SOUND STUDIO of MATZE AMBRE (once mastermind of ASP)
UMBRA ET IMAGO are recording the first upcoming Singe "Davon geht die Welt nicht unter" - a coverversion of Zarah Leander Hit from 1944 which will be released at the WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN - 10.06.2011
UMBRA ET IMAGO - DOUBLE CONCERT for the 20th ANNIVERSARY
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UMBRA ET IMAGO - pictures of the shows in moskow an st. petersburg online
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