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

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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SOPOR AETERNUS

12" Splatter Vinyl Edition
Death & Flamingos

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

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Black Tape Edition
Death & Flamingos

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

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SOPOR AETERNUS

Pale Pink Tape Edition
Death & Flamingos

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

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SOPOR AETERNUS

12" Splatter Vinyl Edition + DEATH NOTE
Death & Flamingos

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EXCLUSIVE FROM FANTOTAL! THE ' DEATH NOTE ', WITH DEDICATION AND SIGNATURE (*). If you would like to show Anna-Varney Cantodea...

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12" Split Colour Vinyl Edition + DEATH NOTE
Death & Flamingos

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EXCLUSIVE FROM FANTOTAL! THE ' DEATH NOTE ', WITH DEDICATION AND SIGNATURE (*). If you would like to show Anna-Varney Cantodea...

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SOPOR AETERNUS

Black Tape Edition + DEATH NOTE
Death & Flamingos

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EXCLUSIVE FROM FANTOTAL! THE ' DEATH NOTE ', WITH DEDICATION AND SIGNATURE (*). If you would like to show Anna-Varney Cantodea...

  the preorder is over  ( Februar 1, 2019 - 23:59)
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SOPOR AETERNUS

Pale Pink Tape Edition + DEATH NOTE
Death & Flamingos

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EXCLUSIVE FROM FANTOTAL! THE ' DEATH NOTE ', WITH DEDICATION AND SIGNATURE (*). If you would like to show Anna-Varney Cantodea...

  the preorder is over  ( Februar 1, 2019 - 23:59)
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ltd. 12" Vinyl+CD
Reprise

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Pink 180 gram 12" vinyl Sturdy sleeve Black inner sleeves with antistatic lining Super-audiophile high quality discs -...

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T-Shirt
Todeswunsch

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This T-shirt is exclusive to Fantotal! FRONT:  Picture of Anna-Varney Cantodea, "Todeswunsch"(engl.: " Deathwish...

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T-Shirt
Songs from the inverted Womb 2

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This T-shirt is exclusive to Fantotal! FRONT: "Songs from the inverted Womb" and pictures of Anna-Varney Cantodea PRINT: Purple...

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T-Shirt
The Spiral Sacrifice

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This T-shirt is exclusive to Fantotal! FRONT: "The Spiral Sacrifice" coin PRINT: Full color on black t-shirt T-SHIRT: 100%...

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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

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"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

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

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Supporter's Edition
The Spiral Sacrifice

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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...

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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

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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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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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SOPOR AETERNUS

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 2

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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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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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T-Shirt
Dead Lovers Death Suite

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This t-shirt is exclusive to Fantotal.   FRONT:  "Dead Lovers' Sarabande" Death Suite Collage   PRINT: White and...

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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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T-Shirt
Angel of the Golden Fountain

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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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Limited Collector's Set
Angel of the Golden Fountain Vinyl + T-Shirt + Weihrauch

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Vinyl: The dreadful German summer from hell is finally over, the beautiful autumnal cold is here, and SOPOR's fabulous " Angel of...

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T-Shirt
Dead Crow

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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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lim. 12" Vinyl
Like A Corpse Standing 3

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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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Limited Collector's Set
12" Corpse 3 Vinyl, T-Shirt, postcard

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The Corpse 2 golden 2x12? plus The Corpse 3 white 12? plus a wonderful t-shirt and postcard A5. FRONT: Dead crow in Anna-Varney?s...

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