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

T-Shirt
Island of the Dead

EUR 29,90 *

FRONT: ’Island of the Dead’ logo and artwork BACK: ’There is no magic’ slogan, ’Goodbye...

  released Samstag, 29.02.2020

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Gatefold CD Edition
Island of the Dead

EUR 29,90 *

Sturdy gatefold cover (like an old-fashioned record sleeve, only CD size) CD additionally housed in a sturdy inner sleeve (printed...

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Standard CD Edition
Island of the Dead

EUR 12,90 *

CD in transparent jewel case 24-page lyric booklet

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12" Vinyl Edition - Black Vinyl
Island of the Dead

EUR 49,90 *

1. Vinyl 2x12" vinyl Classy black 180 gram vinyl 2. Vinyl packaging With screen-printed PVC outer wrapper...

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7" Etched Vinyl Edition
The Boy must die

EUR 29,99 *

Strictly limited 7" vinyl edition from the album ‘Death & Flamingos’ Black 7" vinyl 40 gram...

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T-Shirt
Death & Flamingos Logo / Rosa Winkel

EUR 24,99 *

T-Shirt Sopor Aeternus "Death & Flamingos logo / Rosa Winkel"FRONT: Death and Flamingo logo / Rosa WinkelPRINT: Pink on black...

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Pin SCHWARZ
JuSa Flamingo

EUR 9,99 *

The original “Death & Flamingos” pin. Material: zinc alloy, 3D injection molding Size: 45x19 mm (3 mm thick)...

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Patch Trio
JuSa Flamingo

EUR 14,99 *

Set of three "Death & Flamingos" patches. All individually bagged and numbered by Anna-Varney herself! Two round patches, diameter:...

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CD
Death & Flamingos

EUR 29,99 *

"Death & Flamingos" is the totally unexpected, old-school deathrock album many long-time fans have probably been secretly hoping for...

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12" Split Colour Vinyl Edition
Death & Flamingos

EUR 49,99 *

"Death & Flamingos" is the totally unexpected, old-school deathrock album many long-time fans have probably been secretly hoping for...

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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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Patch
Sopor Aeternus

EUR 5,99 *

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

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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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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 9,99 *

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

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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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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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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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Death Box
Island of the Dead

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1. Box Three-dimensional, magical objet d'art, hand-crafted by Anna-Varney Birchwood box, stained black and varnished, with...

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Green Horror Box
Island of the Dead

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1. Box Packaged in a folded box, printed in colour inside and out Hand-packed Hand-numbered Hand-glued Additional...

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12" Vinyl Edition - Toxic Death Splatter Vinyl
Island of the Dead

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1. Vinyl 2x12" vinyl Toxic Death Splatter (= black on neon green) 180 gram vinyl 2. Vinyl packaging With...

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Tape Edition - Green
Island of the Dead

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Audio cassette printed on both sides, designed to look like an old VHS video cassette Packaged in the style of a classic VHS video...

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Tape Edition - Red
Island of the Dead

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Audio cassette printed on both sides, designed to look like an old BETAMAX video cassette Packaged in the style of a classic VHS...

  released Samstag, 29.02.2020

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Tape Edition - Green
The Boy must die

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Green cassette in transparent case Cassette full-body print on both sides With extra spot-varnish J-card with extra flap,...

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Tape Edition - Purple
The Boy must die

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Purple cassette in transparent case Cassette full-body print on both sides With extra spot-varnish J-card with extra flap,...

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T-Shirt
The Boy must die

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FRONT: Slogan 'The Boy must die' - glows in the dark! PRINT:  White on black t-shirt T-SHIRT: 100% cotton, S-5XL SOLs...

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Tape Edition - Schwarz
Vor dem Tode träumen wir

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Black cassette in transparent shell Cassette printed on both sides J-card with extra flap, printed in colour on both sides...

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12" Splatter Vinyl Edition
Vor dem Tode träumen wir

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12" splatter vinyl Purple, black and white 180 grams Sturdy sleeve Black inner sleeves with antistatic lining...

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