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Monotheist

Band
TypeStudio Full-length
Released
GenresDoom Metal
LabelsCentury Media Records
Length1:08:19
Ranked#88 for 2006 , #2,201 all-time
Reviews :  0
Comments :  10
Total votes :  10
Rating :  85.4 / 100
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Monotheist Information

Track listing (Songs)

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1.Progeny5:02-0
2.Ground3:55-0
3.A Dying God Coming into Human Flesh5:38-0
4.Drown in Ashes4:23-0
5.Os Abysmi Vel Daath6:41-0
6.Obscured7:05-0
7.Domain of Decay4:36-0
8.Ain Elohim7:33-0
9.Totengott4:27-0
10.Synagoga Satanae14:23-0
11.Winter (Requiem, Chapter Three: Finale)4:34-0

Line-up (members)

  • Thomas Gabriel Fischer : Vocals, Guitars, Programming
  • Erol Unala : Guitars, Programming
  • Martin E. Ain : Bass, Vocals, Effects
  • Franco Sesa : Drums, Percussion

Guest / additional musicians

  • Cornelia Bruggmann : Vocals (operatic) (track 5)
  • Michael Sopunov : French Horn
  • Carla Grundmeier : Vocals (soprano) (track 10)
  • Sibylle Hauf : Vocals (alto) (track 10)
  • Viola Hauf : Vocals (alto) (track 10)
  • Florian Lohmann : Vocals (tenor) (track 10)
  • Sebastian Naglatzki : Bass Vocals on "Synagoga Satanae"
  • Keno Weber : Baritone on "Synagoga Satanae"
  • Peter Tägtgren : Guitars on "Drown in Ashes", Backing Vocals on "Synagoga Satanae"
  • Satyr : Vocals on "Synagoga Satanae"
  • Ravn : Background Vocals on "Temple of Depression"
  • Simone Vollenweider : Background Vocals on “Obscured”), Vocals (female) (track 6, 7 & "incantation against you")
  • Lisa Schaphaus-Middelhauve : Vocals (female) (on "drown in ashes")

Production staff / artist

  • Peter Tägtgren : Producer, Engineering, Mixing
  • Tom Gabriel Fischer : Executive Producer, Mixing
  • Philipp Schweidler : Engineering, Mixing
  • Walter J.W. Schmid : Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
  • Martin E. Ain : Executive Producer
  • Erol Unala : Engineering
  • Benjamin Schäfer : Assistant Engineering
  • Arne Neurandt : Assistant Engineering, Mixing
  • This Schweitzer : Assistant Engineering
  • Michel Casarramona : Artwork
  • Jozo Palkovits : Photography
  • Ronald Brummer : Executive Producer
  • Christoph Littmann : Classical Arrangements (track 5, 10)
Recorded at Horus Sound Studio (Hanover, Germany), Oakland Recording (Winterthur, Switzerland), Celtic Frost Bunker (Zurich, Switzerland), Apollyon Sun Bunker (Zurich, Switzerland), Department of Noize (Kilchberg, Switzerland), FSK-18 (Winterthur, Switzerland), Transmutation (Thalwil, Switzerland), 2002 to 2005.

Mixed at Horus Sound Studio (Hanover, Germany), Oakland Recording (Winterthur, Switzerland), Department of Noize (Kilchberg, Switzerland), summer / autumn 2005.

Mastered at Oakland Recording (Winterthur, Switzerland), November 2005.

Tracks 9-11 are part of the "Triptych" trinity.

North American release date: May 30, 2006.
LP re-released in 2010 by Century Media as a box containing the vinyl, CD and a t-shirt.

A culmination of more than 4 years of songwriting and recording work, the album was largely produced by the band themselves and financed by their own production company, with additional assistance from Peter Tägtgren during the final recording and mixing sessions at Horus Sound Studio in Hanover, Germany.

The album was released simultaneously in all territories in three different configurations including a limited-edition digipak with different cover art containing the bonus track "Temple of Depression" and a vinyl LP with another bonus title, "Incantation Against You". "Incantation..." was also included as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of the album.

"Incantation Against You" is an a-cappella song (no instruments), it was recorded by longtime female studio vocalist Simone Vollenweider, backed only by a male choir. The song was inspired by Mesopotamian ritual writings of banishment and the “Maklu” text in the Necronomicon; it was written by Martin Eric Ain and Simone Vollenweider.

A video was made for the song "A Dying God Coming into Human Flesh" directed by Jessie Fischer.
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