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For the love of historical Germanic poetry and organic electronic music we established ‘Die goetheanistische Tonkunstgesellschaft Schwarzblut’ in 2007. We released 3 full length albums and various EP’s through Alfa Matrix. We love our classical poets and philosophers, as well as Wagnerian orchestrations and craft beers. We do energetic and visual live performances. We are a tree with deep roots, inspired by lore and legacy. Our 4th album ‘Idisi’ will be released April 20th 2018. And so our story continues.

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Schwarzblut & EIGER & Consumer Junk

February 24, 2018, 8:30pm - February 25, 2018, 1:00am

Kaarten voor Schwarzblut zijn nu in de verkoop! Schwarzblut is meer dan een band, het is een waar collectief kunstwerk. Dit kunstwerk is gebaseerd op oude Duitse poëzie en wordt gedragen door organi...

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW! 'Eiris sâzun idisi' is based on a pagan incantation in Old High German and a complimentary Latin text. This song will be the opening track of our upcoming album 'Idisi' and can be seen as the its song. 'Idisi' is available April 20th on Alfa Matrix. Read more below on the nature of the text used for this song.

The Merseburg Incantations are two magic spells, charms or incantations, written in Old High German. They are the only surviving instance of ostensibly pre-Christian, pagan, Old High German literature. This first incantation is a "Lösesegen" (blessing of release), describing how a number of "Idisen" freed from their shackles warriors caught during battle. The last two lines contain the magic words "Leap forth from the fetters, escape from the foes" that are intended to release the warriors. The Merseburg Incantations were discovered in a theological manuscript from Fulda, written in the 9th or 10th century, although there remains some speculation about the date of the charms themselves. The manuscript (Cod. 136 f. 85a) is stored in the library of the cathedral chapter of Merseburg, hence the name.

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PS: a translation of this text can be found -somewhat hidden- on a song from the bonus disk of the 2CD edition of 'Idisi'.
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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW! 'Eiris sâzun idisi' is based on a pagan incantation in Old High German and a complimentary Latin text. With powerful yet harmonic vocals by Angelika Schwarzblut, Gijs van Ouwerkerk and Zeon Schwarzblut. This song will be the opening track and can be seen as the title song of our new album. 'Idisi' is available April 20th on Alfa Matrix. Read more below on the nature of the text used for this song.

The Merseburg Incantations are two magic spells, charms or incantations, written in Old High German. They are the only surviving instance of ostensibly pre-Christian, pagan, Old High German literature. This first incantation is a "Lösesegen" (blessing of release), describing how a number of "Idisen" freed from their shackles warriors caught during battle. The last two lines contain the magic words "Leap forth from the fetters, escape from the foes" that are intended to release the warriors. The Merseburg Incantations were discovered in a theological manuscript from Fulda, written in the 9th or 10th century, although there remains some speculation about the date of the charms themselves. The manuscript (Cod. 136 f. 85a) is stored in the library of the cathedral chapter of Merseburg, hence the name.

PS: a translation of this text can be found -somewhat hidden- on a song from the bonus disk of the 2CD edition of 'Idisi'.
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Press

“This band celebrates the old languages and catapults them onto the dancefloor. Especially the orchestral parts give you goosebumps!”
Sonic Seducer
review of Gebeyn Aller Verdammten

“A ‘larger than life’ production with huge tension between rhythm and melody, providing great dynamics.”
Rock Tribune
review of Bis Aufs Blut EP