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.





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Crowdfunding: "The Spiral Sacrifice"
Your name in the booklet

EUR 2,00 *

Fundraiser to help SOPOR AETERNUS record the new album "The Spiral Sacrifice" . Your name will be printed as one of the donors...

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Crowdfunding: "The Spiral Sacrifice"
Your name NOT in the booklet.

EUR 2,00 *

Fundraiser to help SOPOR AETERNUS record the new album "The Spiral Sacrifice" . This is for an ANONYMOUS donation, which means...

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Crowdfunding: "The Spiral Sacrifice"
Your name in the booklet

EUR 6,00 *

Fundraiser to help SOPOR AETERNUS record the new album "The Spiral Sacrifice" . Your name will be printed as one of the donors...

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Crowdfunding: "The Spiral Sacrifice"
Your name NOT in the booklet.

EUR 6,00 *

Fundraiser to help SOPOR AETERNUS record the new album "The Spiral Sacrifice" . This is for an ANONYMOUS donation, which means...

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Crowdfunding: "The Spiral Sacrifice"
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EUR 11,00 *

Fundraiser to help SOPOR AETERNUS record the new album "The Spiral Sacrifice" . Your name will be printed as one of the donors...

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Crowdfunding: "The Spiral Sacrifice"
Your name NOT in the booklet.

EUR 11,00 *

Fundraiser to help SOPOR AETERNUS record the new album "The Spiral Sacrifice" . This is for an ANONYMOUS donation, which means...

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Crowdfunding: "The Spiral Sacrifice"
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EUR 13,00 *

Fundraiser to help SOPOR AETERNUS record the new album "The Spiral Sacrifice" . Your name will be printed as one of the donors...

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Crowdfunding: "The Spiral Sacrifice"
Your name NOT in the booklet.

EUR 13,00 *

Fundraiser to help SOPOR AETERNUS record the new album "The Spiral Sacrifice" . This is for an ANONYMOUS donation, which means...

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Crowdfunding: "The Spiral Sacrifice"
Your name in the booklet

EUR 150,00 *

Fundraiser to help SOPOR AETERNUS record the new album "The Spiral Sacrifice" . Your name will be printed as one of the donors...

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Crowdfunding: "The Spiral Sacrifice"
Your name NOT in the booklet.

EUR 150,00 *

Fundraiser to help SOPOR AETERNUS record the new album "The Spiral Sacrifice" . This is for an ANONYMOUS donation, which means...

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Crowdfunding: "The Spiral Sacrifice"
Your name in the booklet

EUR 1.334,00 *

Fundraiser to help SOPOR AETERNUS record the new album "The Spiral Sacrifice" . Your name will be printed as one of the donors...

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Crowdfunding: "The Spiral Sacrifice"
Your name NOT in the booklet.

EUR 1.334,00 *

Fundraiser to help SOPOR AETERNUS record the new album "The Spiral Sacrifice" . This is for an ANONYMOUS donation, which means...

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

EUR 29,99 *

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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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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T-Shirt
La Chambre d'Echo

EUR 19,99 *

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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T-Shirt
Roots of Darkness

EUR 19,99 *

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
Songs from the inverted Womb

EUR 29,99 *

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

EUR 29,99 *

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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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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lim. 12" Vinyl
Like A Corpse Standing 3

EUR 29,99 *

The next step in getting the SOPOR AETERNUS vinyl catalogue closer to completion. Vinyl release of the CD of the same title. White...

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lim. 2x12" Vinyl
Like A Corpse Standing 2/Voyager - The Jugglers Of Jusa

EUR 35,00 *

The next step in getting the SOPOR AETERNUS vinyl catalogue closer to completion. Vinyl release of the CD of the same title. Golden...

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T-Shirt
Dead Crow

EUR 24,99 *

Single Shirt from the long sold out Corpse 2+3 Set FRONT: Dead crow in Anna-Varney?s hands and SOPOR sigil  BACK:...

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T-Shirt
Bat

EUR 19,99 *

only a few left! t-shirt exclusive to Fantotal. FRONT: Anna-Varney Cantodea and bat BACK: --- PRINT: White on black t-shirt...

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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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ltd. 2x12" Vinyl
Mitternacht

EUR 54,90 *

Attention this product is stricly limited.   The Dark Night of the Soul...   Classy black 2x12" vinyl (180g...

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Limited Collector's Set: 2x12" Vinyl plus T-Shirt
Mitternacht

EUR 74,99 *

Only a few left! The Dark Night of the Soul...   For the die-hard fans! The new album "Mitternacht" (2x12"...

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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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