Samsas Traum

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Samsas Traum
Samsas Traum 1.jpg
Background information
Origin Germany
Genres Symphonic metal, Neue Deutsche Härte, Darkwave, Gothic Metal, Industrial Metal
Years active 1996–present
Labels Trisol Music Group
Associated acts Weena Morloch
Members Alexander Kaschte (Vocals & Programming)
Michael Beck (Drums)
Past members Daniel Schröder (Bass clarinet & Saxophone)
Alisa Kaschte (Choir)
Annabelle Kaschte (Choir)
Simone Stahl (Choir)
Eva Stahl (Choir)
Karsten Sommer (Choir)
Johannes Welsch (Choir)
Lena Graulich (Choir)
Lydia Budnick (Choir)
Jochen Interthal (Guitar)
Matthias Fischer (Bass)

Samsas Traum (Samsa's Dream) is a band from Germany fronted by Alexander Kaschte now based in Austria. Their music consists of elements of Symphonic metal, Neue Deutsche Härte and Cantastoria. The name is derived from the protagonist Gregor Samsa in Kafka's The Metamorphosis (1915).

Biography[edit]

Samsas Traum started in 1996 when Kaschte released his first solo tape. Three years later the solo project became a group of three, and their official debut Die Liebe Gottes - Eine märchenhafte Black Metal Operette (The Love of God - A fairy tale-like black metal Operetta) divided the scene: Some people said that ST was the best newcomer of the year, other people rather started to hate them, at least also because of some provocative statements by Alexander Kaschte.[1] The follow-up appeared in 2000 with Oh Luna mein (O, Luna mine); a musically matured and varied album of more polished arrangements, balanced instrumentation and beautiful choir-parts. In this time Alexander went on to create his darker alter-ego Weena Morloch, which was more noise music based, and included samples from horror movies. Many more Samsas Traum albums have been released each year, with more Industrial/Classical arrangements. The two new albums which have been released in November 2007 were also heading new and old ways: While the first Album Heiliges Herz - Das Schwert Deiner Sonne was most likely a Black Metal-Epos, Wenn schwarzer Regen was an acoustic and very personal one.[citation needed]

The limited first edition of Heiliges Herz("Holy Heart")[2] came in a special book format and a slipcase with silver foil embossing. The 44 booklet pages were bound in linen and made of a special paper with a lacquer print and contained lyrics, liner notes, many photos illustrations exclusively done for the album. Additionally there was a bonus CD which contained remixes by In Strict Confidence, L'Âme Immortelle, Pain, P·A·L, Wumpscut and unreleased songs and material from Alexander Kaschte's archives.

Discography[edit]

Demos[edit]

  • 1996: Kazanian "Die Drei Mütter" / Samsas Traum "Nostalgische Atavismen" (Demo tape)
  • 1996: Homerecordings (Second Demo)
  • 1998: Elite (Third Demo)
  • 1998: Einblick in ein elitäres Debüt-Album (Fourth Demo)
  • 1999: Wiederveröffentlichung von Kazanian "Die Drei Mütter" / Samsas Traum "Nostalgische Atavismen" (Re-release)

Albums[edit]

  • 1999: Die Liebe Gottes - Eine märchenhafte Black Metal Operette (Trinity)
  • 2000: Oh Luna Mein (Trisol)
  • 2001: Utopia (Trisol)
  • 2003: Tineoidea oder: Die Folgen einer Nacht - Eine Gothic-Oper in Blut-Moll (Trisol; includes Bonus-CD)
  • 2004: a.Ura und das Schnecken.Haus (Trisol; DoCD)
  • 2005: re-releases of "Die Liebe Gottes", "Oh Luna Mein", "Utopia" and "Tineoidea" (DoCDs)
  • 2007: Heiliges Herz - Das Schwert Deiner Sonne (Trisol; DoCD)
  • 2007: Wenn schwarzer Regen (Trisol; DoCD)
  • 2009: 13 Jahre lang dagegen - Anti bis zum Tod (Trisol)
  • 2010: Vernunft ist nichts - Gefühl ist alles (Trisol; 3CD+DVD)
  • 2011: Anleitung zum Totsein (Trisol; DoCD)
  • 2012: Asen'ka - ein Märchen für Kinder und solche, die es werden wollen (Trisol; DoCD)
  • 2013: Niemand, Niemand Anderem Als Dir (Trisol; DoCD)

Singles[edit]

  • 2005: Einer gegen Alle (Trisol; Promo-Single)
  • 2007: Heiliges Herz (Trisol, Promo-Single)

EPs[edit]

  • 2002: Ipsissima Verba (Trisol; EP)

Best of[edit]

  • 2004: Endstation.Eden (Trisol; Single/Best of with Bonus-CD)

Compilations[edit]

  • 2001: Nostalgia (Trisol; old Album with Demo Material)
  • 2003: Arachnoidea oder: Von Babalon, Scheiterhaufen und Zerstörungswut - Eine Apokalypse in 23 Tagen (Trisol; Remix Album of "Tineoidea" with Bonus CD)

DVDs[edit]

  • 2005: Einer gegen Alle (Trisol; DoDVD & DoCD)

Cover versions[edit]

The band has covered many songs including:

See also[edit]

Weena Morloch

References[edit]

  1. ^ Review of Heiliges Herz on the german site metal.de
  2. ^ Samsas Traum returnes with two double disc sets after 3 years break

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