Closterkeller

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Closterkeller
Closterkeller Castle Party 2008 07.jpg
Closterkeller at Castle Party 2008
Background information
Origin Warsaw, Poland
Genres Gothic rock[1][2]
Years active 1988–present
Labels SPV Records, Polskie Radio, Izabelin Studio, Metal Mind Productions, Universal Music Poland
Website Official Website
Members Anja Orthodox
Michał "Rollo" Rollinger
Robert "Qba" Kubajek
Aleksander "Olek" Gruszka
Zuzanna "ZuZa" Jaśkowiak

Closterkeller is a Polish gothic rock band from Warsaw. It was formed in 1988 by Przemysław Guryń, Jacek Skirucha, and the vocalist Anja Orthodox. Despite many changes in the band's line-up it has created a characteristic sound. Orthodox is the only member of the original line-up, performing continuously for over 20 years. The band is called one of the forerunners of gothic and atmospheric rock in Poland,[3] they are also under the influence of music styles such as new and cold wave or even heavy metal. Many other groups like Delight, Moonlight or Artrosis said they took their inspirations from Closterkeller.

Line-up[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Anja Orthodox – vocals, keyboards (1988-present)
  • Michał "Rollo" Rollinger – keyboards (1990-present)
  • Robert "Qba" Kubajek – drums (2013-present)
  • Aleksander "Olek" Gruszka – bass guitar (2014-present)
  • Zuzanna "ZuZa" Jaśkowiak – guitars (2014-present)

Former members[edit]

  • Grzegorz Tomczyk – drums (1988-1989)
  • Przemysław Guryn – keyboards (1988-1991)
  • Jacek Skirucha – guitars (1988-1992)
  • Tomasz "Wolfgang" Grochowalski – bass guitar (1988-1992)
  • Andrzej "Szczota" Szymańczak (deceased) – drums (1989-1991)
  • Piotr Bieńkowski – drums (1989-1990)
  • Marcin "Freddie" Mentel – guitars (1999-2006)
  • Paweł Pieczyński – guitars (1992-2000)
  • Robert Ochnio – guitars (1992)
  • Marcin "Pucek" Płuciennik – bass guitar (1999-2006)
  • Piotr "Pawłoś" Pawłowski – drums (1991-1997)
  • Dariusz Boral – keyboards (1995-1996)
  • Tomasz "Mechu" Wojciechowski – keyboards, guitars (1996-1998)
  • Andrzej Kaczyński – bass guitar (1999)
  • Piotr Czyszanowski – bass guitar (1999)
  • Tomasz Kasprzycki – guitars (1992)
  • Mikis Cupas – guitars (1991)
  • Jarosław Kidawa – guitars (1991)
  • Zbigniew Kumorowski – drums (1990-1991)
  • Krzysztof Dominik – drums (1989)
  • Janusz Jastrzębowski – drums (2006-2011)
  • Gerard "Gero" Klawe – drums (1997-2006, 2011-2013)
  • Mariusz Kumala – guitars (2006-2013)
  • Krzysztof Najman – bass guitar (1992-1999, 2006-2014)

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
POL
[4]
Purple
  • Released: September 3, 1990[5]
  • Label: Polton
  • Formats: CD, CS
  • POL: 20,000+[6]
Blue
  • Released: March 3, 1992[7]
  • Label: SPV Records
  • Formats: CD, CS
Violet
  • Released: December 6, 1993[8]
  • Label: Izabelin Studio
  • Formats: CD, CS
  • POL: 20,000+[9]
Scarlet
  • Released: January 16, 1996[10]
  • Label: Izabelin Studio
  • Formats: CD, CS
  • POL: 100,000+
Cyan
  • Released: April 29, 1996[12]
  • Label: Izabelin Studio
  • Formats: CD, CS
Graphite
  • Released: April 26, 1999[14]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
  • Formats: CD, CS
Nero
  • Released: October 14, 2003[15]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
  • Formats: CD
25
Aurum
  • Released: October 5, 2009[16]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD
15
Bordeaux
  • Released: September 16, 2011[18]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[19]
11
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
POL
[4]
Pastel
  • Released: November 28, 2000[20]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
  • Formats: CD
46
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

EPs[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
POL
[4]
Agnieszka
  • Released: March 16, 1993[21]
  • Label: SPV Records
  • Formats: CD, CS
Reghina
  • Released: October 18, 2004[22]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
  • Formats: CD
34
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details
Koncert '97
  • Released: April 14, 1997[23]
  • Label: Izabelin Studio
  • Formats: CD, CS
Fin de siecle
  • Released: February 29, 2000[24]
  • Label: Polskie Radio
  • Formats: CD

Video albums[edit]

Title Album details
Act III Live 2003
  • Released: August 26, 2003[25]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
  • Formats: DVD
Act IV Przystanek Woodstock 2008
  • Released: March 2, 2009[26]
  • Label: Złoty Melon
  • Formats: DVD

Music videos[edit]

Source[27]

  • "Purple" (1990, directed by: Marek Jurkowski)
  • "Nieuchwytny" (1990, directed by: Marek Jurkowski)
  • "Maska" (1990, directed by: Marek Jurkowski)
  • "Czekając na dzień" (1991, directed by: Marek Jurkowski)
  • "I jeszcze raz do końca" (1991, directed by: Marek Jurkowski)
  • "Immanoleo" (1992, directed by: Marek Jurkowski)
  • "Blue" (1992, directed by: Marek Jurkowski)
  • "Spokój" (1992, directed by: Marek Jurkowski)
  • "Iluzyt" (1992, directed by: Marek Jurkowski)
  • "Agnieszka" (1993, directed by: no data)
  • "W moim kraju" (1993, realization: Katarzyna Kanclerz)
  • "Babeluu" (1994, realization: Katarzyna Kanclerz)
  • "Supernova" (1994, realization: TVP)
  • "Scarlett" (1995, directed by: Jerzy Grabowski)
  • "Owoce wschodu" (1995, directed by: no data)
  • "Dlaczego noszę broń" (1995, realization: TVP)
  • "Władza" (1996, directed by: no data)
  • "Cisza w moim domu" (1996, directed by: no data)
  • "Dwa dni" (1997, realization: TVP)
  • "Na krawędzi" (1999, directed by: no data)
  • "Czas komety" (1999, directed by: no data)
  • "Zegarmistrz światła" (2000, directed by: no data)
  • "A nadzieja" (2000, production: Krzysztof Wasilewski)
  • "Poza granicą dotyku" (2003, directed by / realization: Radek "LarryTM" Grabiński)
  • "Ktokolwiek widział" (2004, directed by / realization: Radek "LarryTM" Grabiński)
  • "Królowa" (2004, directed by / realization: Radek "LarryTM" Grabiński)
  • "Lunar" (2005, directed by: no data)
  • "Nocarz" (2010, directed by: Stanisław Mąderek)
  • "Nie tylko gra" (2010, directed by, Stanisław Mąderek)
  • "Ogród półcieni" (2010, directed by, no data)

References[edit]

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  22. ^ "Reghina - Closterkeller - Muzyka - WP.PL". muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
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  24. ^ "Fin De Siecle - Closterkeller - Muzyka - WP.PL". muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  25. ^ "Act III Live 2003 - Closterkeller - Muzyka - WP.PL". muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  26. ^ "Act IV Przystanek Woodstock 2008 - Closterkeller - Muzyka - WP.PL". muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
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