SOPOR AETERNUS

SOPOR AETERNUS

Officially founded in 1989, the Germany based SOPOR AETERNUS & THE ENSEMBLE OF SHADOWS is one of the last of the very few dark groups/projects in Europe (in fact, on this planet), who have based the sacred trinity of their music, poetry & visual appearance on the explicit emphasis of the highly individual expression of pain, isolation, depression, token suicides and the desperate search for the »sacred reunion«; all conceived and acted out by SOPOR's sole protagonist: the transgendered and utterly beautiful Goddess (and likewise tragically Butoh-esque creature) ANNA-VARNEY CANTODEA.

Perhaps best described as »introverted exhibitionism«, the holistic concept of ANNA-VARNEY's ritualistic/Jungian art is not necessarily rooted in the grounds of a commonly accepted sense of aesthetics, which is one of the many aspects that gives his/her work its serious and most unique character.

Though the music playfully fuses elements of classical, baroque, medieval, and even electronic music, the essence of SOPOR AETERNUS & THE ENSEMBLE OF SHADOWS always remains entirely »gothic«.

Despite the fact that to this very day ANNA-VARNEY still refuses to perform her magic(k)al work live in front of a human audience, SOPOR AETERNUS & THE ENSEMBLE OF SHADOWS have long gathered cult status in underground circles worldwide.

Strongly recommended to be approached only with an open heart and mind, the profound darkness (and occasionally subversive humour) of ANNA-VARNEY's multi-layered (yet fragile) art is mainly intended as a spiritual healing-process for the wounded soul.





SOPOR AETERNUS

Book+CD Edition
The Spiral Sacrifice

EUR 49,99 *

CD containing the new studio album 'The Spiral Sacrifice' 19 songs and more than 78 minutes' playing time Elaborately designed...

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Vinyl Edition (3LP)
The Spiral Sacrifice

EUR 49,99 *

Black 180 gram 3x12" vinyl Black inner sleeves with antistatic lining Extra-audiophile high quality discs - German...

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lim. 2x12" Vinyl
La Chambre d'Echo

EUR 29,99 *

We are delighted to present the fourth and final part of what we lovingly dubbed the picture disc years re-releases : " La Chambre...

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Pin
JuSa

EUR 7,99 *

The original JUSA-pin Material: brass Size: 30 x 18mm (2mm thick) Antique-silver look Lock: butterfly clip

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Patch
SOPOR AETERNUS

EUR 5,99 *

Diameter: 55mm Woven sew-on patch with merrow edge

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T-Shirt
Angel of the Golden Fountain

EUR 24,99 *

The world is an ugly place and humans are hideous creatures. But THIS will make everything beautiful again. Even you! To our utmost...

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Schwarzer Weihrauch
black incense

EUR 6,99 *

Are you suffering from the stench of ill-bred children, filthy husbands, unfashionable pets and/or decaying lovers? Then this is for...

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Kaput ltd. 12" Vinyl B-WARE
Interview 19. September 2014

EUR 24,99 *

B-WARE Vinyl is absolutly OK but inner and outersleeve is damaged. NO RETURN This is an private recording of Anna-Varney reading and...

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ltd. Book+CD
Mitternacht

EUR 29,99 *

Attention this product is stricly limited.   The Dark Night of the Soul...   Hardcover book 36 pages, high grade art...

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limitierte CD + Buch
Poetica

EUR 49,99 *

Anna-Varney Cantodea. Edgar Allan Poe. Reunited at last. This is as goth as it gets. The limited CD+Book edition contains: Opulent...

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MCD
Imhotep

EUR 4,99 *

Accompanied by the monotonous rhythm of a ritual drum, two old funerary violinist are pacing slowly through the darkness towards the...

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CD
A Strange Thing To Say

EUR 9,98 *

"A Strange Thing to Say" (EP) is part 1 of the trilogy -or more specifically- the opening chapter of "A Triptychon of...

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CD
Like A Corpse Standing In Desperation 1

EUR 15,99 *

This is the Standard jewelcase edition of the CD "Like A Corpse Standin In Desperation Part 1" from the sold out and much sought-after...

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CD
Like A Corpse Standing In Desperation 2

EUR 15,99 *

The jewelcase edition of the CD "Like A Corpse Standing In Desperation Part 2" from the sold out ultra limited fanbox features...

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CD
Ich Töte Mich

EUR 22,90 *

After their legendary debut-tape "Es reiten die Toten so schnell", distributed merely by word of mouth, and of which some...

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CD
Inexperienced Spiral Traveller

EUR 15,99 *

This album is like an old monster which, being on a spiritual quest, flies silently through the loneliness of its very own universe,...

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CD
Es Reiten Die Toten So Schnell

EUR 15,99 *

Recorded at John Rivers ' legendary Woodbine-Studio, where such well-known acts like Dead Can Dance had been produced, SOPOR AETERNUS &...

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Nenia C'Alladhan

CD
Nenia C'Alladhan

EUR 15,99 *

This CD is partially typical for ANNA-VARNEY's work, but also reveals a totally unexpected and deeply romantic side. Unlike the music of...

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Supporter's Edition
The Spiral Sacrifice

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ONLY AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN! NOTE ABOUT DEDICATIONS Supporters who donated on the basis...

  the preorder is over  ( Januar 19, 2018 - 23:59)
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Tape Edition - Pale Pink
The Spiral Sacrifice

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"Pale pink" coloured cassette in transparent cellophane pouch Enclosed in stylish wraparound insert Both sides of...

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Tape Edition - Hot Pink
The Spiral Sacrifice

SOLD OUT!

"Hot pink" coloured cassette in transparent cellophane pouch Enclosed in stylish wraparound insert Both sides of the cassette...

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Supporter's Edition
The Spiral Sacrifice

SOLD OUT!

ONLY AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN! Last 10! After canceling nonpayers after Deadline. If you order...

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T-Shirt
Roots of Darkness

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This T-shirt is exclusive to Fantotal! FRONT: Anna-Varney Cantodea PRINT:   White on black t-shirt T-SHIRT: 100% cotton,...

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lim. 2x12" Vinyl
Es reiten die Toten so schnell...

SOLD OUT!

We are delighted to present the third part of what we lovingly dubbed the picture disc years re-releases : " Es reiten die Toten so...

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SOPOR AETERNUS

T-Shirt
La Chambre d'Echo

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This T-shirt is exclusive to Fantotal! FRONT: Anna-Varney Cantodea PRINT:   Green on black t-shirt T-SHIRT: 100% cotton,...

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lim. 2x12" Vinyl
Songs from the inverted Womb

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We are delighted to present the second part of what we lovingly dubbed the picture disc years re-releases : the beautiful and dark...

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T-Shirt
Songs from the inverted Womb

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This T-shirt is exclusive to Fantotal! FRONT: “Songs from the inverted Womb” and picture of Anna-Varney Cantodea...

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lim. 2x12" Vinyl
Dead Lovers' Sarabande Face 1

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Most fans are probably waiting eagerly for news of an all-new SOPOR AETERNUS album, but until that happens, Apocalyptic Vision Records...

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lim. 2x12" Vinyl
Dead Lovers' Sarabande Face 2

SOLD OUT!

Most fans are probably waiting eagerly for news of an all-new SOPOR AETERNUS album, but until that happens, Apocalyptic Vision Records...

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T-Shirt
Dead Lovers Classic Design

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This t-shirt is exclusive to Fantotal.   FRONT: "Dead Lovers' Sarabande" original logo   PRINT: White on black t-shirt...

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