E Nomine

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E Nomine
Origin Germany
Genres Monumental dance
Gregorian vocals
Techno/Trance
Years active 1999–present
Labels PolyGram Records
Polydor Records
Universal Records
Website eNomine-Germany.de (Official Website)
Members Christian "Chris Tentum" Weller
Senad Fuerzkelper Giccic
Past members Friedrich "Fritz" Graner

E Nomine (from the Latin In Nomine, "In The Name Of") is a German musical project, formed in 1999, by producers Christian Weller and Friedrich "Fritz" Graner. Their music, which they call monumental dance, is an unusual combination of trance, techno, and vocals which closely resemble Gregorian singing and chanting. Other vocals are performed by German voice actors such as long-time collaborators Christian Brückner and Rolf Schult. The primary languages in the songs are German and Latin.

After several years with no news of the project, e-mail correspondence between a fan and Chris Tentum (Weller) revealed that the group was in the process of producing new material, due for release some time in the near future. A year after this came to light, a new single from E Nomine appeared on Amazon.de entitled Heilig,[1] due for release on December 28, 2007. The release date was pushed to mid-February 2008. Due to problems with their publisher, hard copies were never shipped, and the song was only made available for download.

In the year 2012, the founder of E Nomine Weller and Graner started meanwhile their new project. Schlafes Bruder. It's a self-proclaimed revolution of E Nomine.[2] It's a Hardrock Band which uses Latin chorus. The theme of their first album will be the crusades. The singer is Graner himself, who sang also Heilig and Excalibur, the last two known (but never officially released) E Nomine songs. Both songs are on the first 'Schlafes Bruder' album, released on 22.03.2013.

E Nomine's Christian-themed song "Vater Unser" (Our Father) and album Das Testament were very popular among the German public.[3]

Speaker[edit]

Speaker Title
Christian Brückner Vater Unser
E Nomine (Denn sie wissen nicht was sie tun)
Das Abendmahl
Vater Unser Part II (Psalm 23)
Mitternacht
Dracul's Bluthochzeit
Deine Welt
Das Omen (Im Kreis des Bösen)
Mysteria
Das Tier in mir
Martin Keßler Himmel & Hölle
Ave Maria
Aus dem Jenseits
Carpe Noctem
Opus Magnum
Frank Glaubrecht Der Fürst der Finsternis
Halleluja
Der Exorzist
Das Rad des Schicksals
Die Posaunen von Jericho
Joachim Kerzel Die 10 Gebote
Die Sintflut
Per L'Eternita
Das Tier in mir (Wolfen)
Michael Chevalier Zorn - Die 12 Verbotenen Töne
Herr der Schatten
Spiegelbilder
Thomas Danneberg Bibelworte des Allmächtigen
Im Zeichen des Zodiak
Nebelpfade
Eckart Dux Angst
Die Nachtwache
Wiegenlied
Rolf Schult Die Schwarzen Reiter
Hexenjagd
Helmut Krauss Das Böse
Schwarze Sonne
Otto Mellies Wer den Wind sät...
Der Ring der Nibelungen
Joachim Tennstedt Exitus
Friedenshymne
Jürgen Thormann Seit Anbeginn der Zeit
Der Prophet
Volker Brandt Der Blaubeermund
Manfred Lehmann Séance
Wolfgang Pampel Anderwelt (Laterna Magica)
Elmar Wepper Die Runen von Asgard
Gerrit Schmidt-Foß Laetitia
Elisabeth Günther Morgane Le Fay
Tobias Meister Mondengel

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart-Positions
Germany Austria Switzerland
1999 Das Testament 23 17 85
2002 Finsternis 3 6 61
2003 Die Prophezeiung 12 18 76
2004 Das Beste aus… Gottes Beitrag und Teufels Werk ("The best of ... God's contribution and work of Satan") 30 37 -


An album called Das Dunkle Element ("The Dark Element") has appeared on some P2P sites. This is a fake album created with various remixes, interludes, the contents of Das Böse, Heilig, and some of the tracks on Die Prophezeiung Re-release and Klassik edition, as well as some of the Das Testament Digital remastering.

Re-issues and Re-releases[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year
Title
Album
1999 "Vater Unser" Das Testament
2000 "E Nomine (Denn sie wissen nicht was sie tun)" Das Testament
2001 "Mitternacht" Finsternis
2002 "Das Tier in mir (Wolfen)" Finsternis
2003 "Deine Welt" Die Prophezeiung
2003 "Das Omen im Kreis des Bösen" Die Prophezeiung
2003 "Schwarze Sonne" Die Prophezeiung
2004 "Vater Unser Part II (Psalm 23)" Gottes Beitrag und Teufels Werk
2005 "Das Böse" Finsternis
2008 "Heilig" Single
Jahr Title Chart-Positions
Germany Austria Switzerland
1999 Vater Unser 4 1 10
2000 E Nomine (Denn Sie Wissen Nicht Was Sie Tun) 29 27 90
2001 Mitternacht 13 12 47
2002 Das Tier in mir (Wolfen) & Die Schwarzen Reiter 29 26 92
2002 Deine Welt 24 29 -
2003 Das Omen (Im Kreis des Bösen) 24 36 -
2003 Schwarze Sonne (feat. Ralf Moeller) 36 41 -
2004 Vater Unser Part II – Psalm 23 53 42 -
2005 Das Böse - EP 44 56 -
2007 Heilig - - -

Speculated end[edit]

Some fans speculate the E Nomine music project will soon end or already has ended. Their official website has not been updated since early 2005, and no material has been officially released since Das Böse. In December 2007, the single Heilig was stated for release, but due to complications with their record company, it was pushed back into January and eventually February 2008. Despite this, an actual hard copy was never shipped to any stores and was only sold via select online music stores.

Sometime in the middle of 2008, various videos of an E Nomine performance emerged on several video sharing websites which contained a live music and acrobatic performance to select previously released work. It contained an introduction of "Das Beste aus... Gottes Beitrag und Teufels Werk", as well as the new "Heilig" and an unannounced new song "Excalibur". This performance was dated to late 2007.

In recent times, all albums have stopped being stocked in music outlets, and became listed as "discontinued". Friedrich "Fritz" Graner has left the group as well, leaving the project in the lone hands of Christian Weller. With little news since 2008, the status of the project is questionable.

In 2012, band started from anew and changed their name into Schlafes Bruder.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.amazon.de/dp/B000YKOQEC
  2. ^ Infos | Schlafes Bruder Homepage
  3. ^ "Polydor Germany Taps Into Teenage Zeitgeist". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). 12 August 2000. p. 53. "Among Scharnweber's labelmates are ambient/electronic outfit E Nomine, whose religious-themed top five single "Vater Unser" (Our Father) and album "Das Testament" (The Testament)--both released in November 1999--clearly struck a collective chord with the German public, thanks in part to its use of the sampled voices of leading U.S. movie starts including Rober De Niro, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Nicolas Cage, and John Travolta." 
  4. ^ Das Tier In Mir (Wolfen) & Die Schwarzen Reiter on Musik-Sammler.de
  5. ^ Schlafes Bruder, literally translated: Sleep's Brother. In this context reader should be reminded of an aphorism by the Greek philosopher Pythagoras of Samos, according to which the sleep of the mind is a brother of death.

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