Ankoku butoh

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ankoku butoh
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 31, 2009
GenreGothic rock
LabelDanse Macabre
ProducerFaith and the Muse
Faith and the Muse chronology
The Burning Season
ankoku butoh

:ankoku butoh: is the fifth studio album by Gothic rock band Faith and the Muse. It comprises one CD and one DVD. It was the band's first release on the Danse Macabre label.[1]

Thematically, the album reflects elements of Shinto and Japanese culture.[2] In accordance with this, the booklet accompanying the album was printed back-to-front.

Track listing (CD)[edit]

All tracks by Faith and the Muse

1."The Woman of the Snow"2:45
4."Battle Hymn"4:24
6."Nine Dragons"4:35
8."When We Go Dark"4:26
9."The Red Crown"4:21
11."She Waits By the Well"4:25
13."To Be Continued"3:36
Total length:45:50


DVD track Listing[edit]


  1. Battle Hymn (album video) (link opens in a new page)
  2. Blessed (album video)
  3. Interview with the band

Live Concert Film

  1. Scars Flown Proud
  2. The Silver Circle
  3. Bait & Switch / Sredni Vashtar
  4. Relic Song
  5. Shattered in Aspect
  6. Paul Mercer: Solo
  7. The Burning Season
  8. The Trauma Coil
  9. All Lovers Lost / Arianrhod
  10. Fade and Remain
  11. Sparks
  12. Cantus

Rarities & Extras

  1. Sparks (1994 Video)
  2. Annwyn, Beneath the Waves (live at WGT 1998)
  3. The Burning Season (2004 Video)
  4. Into My Own (2007 Video)
  5. Anafae (Official Trailer)[4]


  • All instruments and voices performed by William Faith and Monica Richards except:
  • Violin by Paul Mercer • Cello by Marzia Rangel
  • Dragon Artwork by Jim Neely
  • Produced by Faith and the Muse
  • Recorded by William Faith @ Zone 0, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mixed and mastered by Chad Blinman @ The Eye Socket, Los Angeles, California[5]


  1. ^ "Faith & The Muse | Danse Macabre Records". Archived from the original on 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  2. ^ Ohanesian, Liz (2009-12-16). "Interview: Faith and the Muse Talk Dragon*Con, Taiko and Butoh - Los Angeles Music - West Coast Sound". Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  3. ^ "ankoku butoh :: Faith And The Muse: Music". Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  4. ^ "Faith And The Muse - : ankoku butoh : (CD, Album) at Discogs". 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  5. ^ "Faith and the Muse: : ankoku butoh :". Archived from the original on 2010-04-18. Retrieved 2012-01-14.