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The wait is finally over – DIE KREATUR, the beloved child of scene greats Dero Goi (OOMPH!) and Chris Harms (LORD OF THE LOST), has just released its first single, “Die Kreatur“ (English: “The Creature”), from the upcoming debut album Panoptikum, which will be released on May 22, 2020 via Napalm Records.

 Panoptikum is another milestone in the musical career of both artists, as well as in the Neue Deutsche Härte / Gothic Rock scene. The multi-layered album wraps itself in a dark ominous atmosphere and will surprise and move the listener, as well as make them contemplate their life and the world itself. The breathtaking symbiosis of the musical identities of Dero Goi and Chris Harms is revealed in an explosion of dark, bewitching songs.

The Deluxe Box contains the exclusive Panoptikum 1920 CD, featuring recordings of all songs on the album in the style of the swinging Twenties, recorded only on an authentic piano, as well as two vocal microphones.
DIE KREATUR about Panoptikum:
“Panoptikum comes up with a dark arc of suspense that takes the listener into the gloomy, winding alleys of the 1920s, where they meet freaks and creatures of all kinds. However, true evil awaits them not in the hideous creatures on display at Panoptikum, but behind the stuffy façade of the normal, respectable citizen that delights in their gruesome appearance. Panoptikum is the ruthless reflection of a decadent, self-indulgent and sated society. Will we be able to bear our own cruel face?” – Dero Goi & Chris Harms
Get your copy of Panoptikum NOW!

EMP already had the exclusive opportunity to listen to the new album:

“Here comes a project of that nobody knew how much they wanted and needed. With OOMPH! frontman Dero Goi and LORD OF THE LOST’s mastermind Chris Harms, two of the most creative minds in dark rock, have joined forces to create an album that is more – much more! – than just the sum of its elements. The symbiosis of the extraordinary talents of both musicians succeeds brilliantly.” – Oliver Kube, EMP

1. Die Kreatur
2. Kälter Als Der Tod
3. Unzertrennlich
4. Durch Die Nacht
5. Zwei 100%
6. Schlafes Braut
7. Untergang
8. Mensch / Maschine
9. Was Mir Am Wichtigsten Ist
10. Benutz Mich
11. Glück Auf!
12. Gott Verdammt
Bonus 1: Goldener Reiter
Bonus 2: Die Kreatur (Faderhead Remix)
Bonus 3: Kälter Als Der Tod (Solar Fake Remix)

Panoptikum will be available in the following formats:
·1 CD Digipak (including all bonus tracks)
·2 LP Gatefold Vinyl Black
·2 LP Gatefold Vinyl Splatter – Limited to 400
·Deluxe Box (2 CD, including Panoptikum 1920, exclusive patches, pins and photocards) – Limited to 500
·Digital Album

To shorten the wait for Panoptikum, DIE KREATUR has released their first single, “Die Kreatur”, today! The brutally honest lyrics, paired with clear Neue Deutsche Härte / Gothic Rock influences not only shape the musical DNA of DIE KREATUR, but is also an absolute must-have for every scene lover. The official video for the single holds a mirror before the eyes of society in a stylishly shocking black and white setting and represents a sinister retrospective of human nature. The debut single is a perfect introduction to the concept behind DIE KREATUR.

DIE KREATUR on the new single:
“We have chosen the album-opener of the same name as the first sign of life of DIE KREATUR, because it reveals exactly what this band and the album are all about: Here, disgust meets beauty, cruelty meets hope, fascination meets repugnance and hardness meets tenderness. DIE KREATUR lives from stark contrasts and unexpected twists and turns above all, as does the whole album.” – Dero Goi & Chris Harms

In September and October 2020 DIE KREATUR is going on an exclusive tour throughout Germany: Don’t miss this dark spectacle!

Tour dates DIE KREATUR:
18.09.20 DE – Cologne / Luxor
19.09.20 DE – Essen / Turock
25.09.20 DE – Hanover / Musikzentrum
26.09.20 DE – Hamburg / Grünspan
02.10.20 DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater
03.10.20 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle

Dero Goi
Chris Harms

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