TITLE: “SATURNIAN RINGS”
CATALOGUE#: SPR 035
FORMAT: CD, jewel case
RUNNING TIME: 63:43
RELEASE DATE: 12.2006
STATUS: in stock
OFFICAIL SITE: http://www.saturn.doppelganger.ru
01. Fear and Tears and Hope
02. Cinnamon Yard
03. Buddha is My Shelter
04. In the Rich of the Dying Sun
06. In the Box
07. Out of Rain
09. I Am Not Going to Listen to You Now!!!
10. All the Dreams of Saturn are Burning Me Down
11. Two Witches Vs. GWB Mix - Democracy's Undead
12. Secrecy Twilight Mix - Democracy's Undead
13. The Way Of All Flesh Mix - Democracy's Undead
14. Redemption Mix - Democracy's Undead
"Saturnian Rings" is the fifth album by one of the oldest and most famous Russian gothic-rock bands. Its career started with modern forms of gothic-rock, and album by album the band's sound comes closer and closer to the early sounds of gothic-rock and post punk.
"Saturnian Rings" is some sort of a destination point, some sort of a last house on the block. On this album band appears with absolutely non-commercial outlook, giving up a certain part of its audience for the sake of revival of traditional sound.
Band members' interest to the role of Roman God Saturn in medieval alchemic teachings has served as a framework for this album; lyrics to some songs are inspired by writings of Gustav Meyrink, well known Austrian author. This is not just another use of occulted subject as mysterious bait for the
listeners. This is a simple historic interest, an effort to reevaluate the historical and intellectual heritage of Western European culture from own point of view.
Along with 10 original tracks this album contains 4 bonus tracks. Bonus tracks are the remixes of the DopelgangeR song by Two Witches (Germany/Finland), Redemption (USA), The Way Of All Flesh (UK), Secrecy (Portugal). Also, there is a special appearance of Pavel "NWO" Gromov, the front man of Moscow based band Antisisters. He sings on one of the tracks.
Dmitry Flo - bass, vocal
Black CaT - guitar
Maggoth - drums
DoppelgangeR is one of the most famous and oldest gothic bands in Russia. The band revives the traditions of Old School of Gothic Rock and Post Punk, set by such bands as Joy Division and Siouxsie and The Banshees. Expressive vocal, atmospheric guitar, bass which cuts through like a sharp glass, and wild drums drive the audience from rage to tears and back. Founded in 1994 in Moscow and went through numerous line-ups DoppelgangeR is carefully lead by its front man and bass-player Dmitry Flo. Along with BlackCaT on guitar and TheMaggoth on drums, this trio appears as a solid example of Gothic Rock revival.
DoppelgangeR first self titled album was released in 1995 by "Metal-Agent/Soiuz". In one year same label released another album "Serpent's Land", later the band has disappeared in shade for the next 4 years. DoppelgangeR returns from oblivion at the turn of the centuries, in 2000, which actually was very symbolic. By the year 2003 well known Russian major label "Misteria Zvuka" has released new album "…Desire lost forever?" Without any stretch it can be easily said that this particular album has changed the band's destiny. Press reviews were ranging from flat rejection to unconditional worshiping. In any case this album did not leave anybody indifferent. In the year 2004 indie label "Shadowplay Release" has released the compilation of Russian dark scene music "Colours of Black". DoppelgangeR is presented here with song "Kiss to My Last Breath". This disk has become one of the most significant events in the history of the Russian gothic scene. It even has gained itself an international recognition. Mick Mercer called it afterwards "the best compilation of the year 2004". At the beginning of 2005 the band drew the bottom line of the half year of work with release of album "Dancing" at the label "Shadowplay Release". Mick Mercer, musical critic and author of numerous books on the history of gothic subculture, has qualified "Dancing" as "more 90's Goth than anything, rather than breathing new life into 80's histrionics". He also called Doppelganger "the most conventional of the Russian bands I (Mick) have heard".
This album reviews were published in Zillo, The Mick, The Sanctuary, Gothic Paradise, Fuzz, DarkCity, Dark Petersburg, The Crypt, DarkSide. Track "10 Years" from the album "Dancing" was included in "Shadowside" (2006) compilation, along with the tracks from Ikon, Two Witches, Attrition, The Merlons (of Nehemiah) and others. In the beginning of 2005 DoppelgangeR exclusive track "Democracy's Undead" for the second volume of compilation of Russian dark scene music "Colours of Black v.2".
DoppelgangeR has very extensive experience of live performance; TV appearances on channels M1, TV3, NTV+, and MTV (Russia) show "Totalnoe Show"; radio shows "Serebro" and "Project 91,2" on Ekho Moscwy Radio; songs' rotation in the air of foreign radio stations Gothic Paradise Radio, La Mision De Los Eternos; performance at "10th anniversary international expo "Muisic-Moscow-2004"; live performances with such bands as Charon, Entwine, Darzamat, Deadbabes, Zombina & the Skeletones, with legendary Two Witches and Garden of Delight; participation in "Lumous Gothic Festival" (FInland), "Budushee 2006"; numerous tours over Russia.
"Doppelganger" Metal-Agen/Soyuz, 1995 (tape)
"Serpent's Land " Metal-Agen/Soyuz, 1996 (tape)
"Love Is Like Suicide", 2001 (promo CD/tape)
"...desire lost forever?" Mystery Publishing, 2003 (CD/tape)
"Dancing" Shadowplay Release, 2005 (CD)
"Saturnian Rings" Shadowplay Release, 2006 (CD)
V/A "PLAY: Russkaya sborka", 2002
V/A "Russian Love Metal", 2003
V/A "Colours of Black: Russian dark scene Compilation" track: "Kiss to My Last Breath" Shadowplay Release, 2004
V/A "Heartache Special", 2005
V/A "Shadowside" track: "10 Years" Shadowplay Release, 2006
V/A "Colours of Black: Russian dark scene Compilation vol.2" track: "Democracy's Undead" Shadowplay Release, 2006