Proggy post-Black Metal band Karg is back with a new full-length album Traktat, out this Friday, February 7th, 2020, via AOP Records. The evocative, inspirational project started out in 2006 as a solo endeavor from J.J. of Harakiri For The Sky in Salzburg Austria but is now more of a fleshed-out, full-band project. Fans of atmospheric Black Metal, post-Metal, Blackgaze, prog, and drone styles will love the emotional ebb and flow of Traktat with all the gravitas of the greats of the genre. The band will celebrate the release with a European tour, kicking off tomorrow night in Oberhausen, Germany at Helvete. You can stream the entire new album, right here at Ghost Cult, right now!
Album Pre-Order Link:
AOP Records (EU-Store) https://shop.aoprecords.de
AOP Records (US-Store) https://www.indiemerchstore.com/b/aop-records
Traktat was written and recorded between May 2018 and August 2019
Songwriting, Vocals, Lyrics and Artwork by J.J.
All songs by Karg except the vinyl and box set bonus song “Nichts als Schatten“, which is an interpretation of Bonnie Prince Billy‘s “I see a darkness“
All Drums on this album played by Paul Färber in August 2019
Produced by Georg Traschwandtner in September 2019
Mastered by David Pilz
Cover art “Flowergirl“ by Steve Kirn // Washington D.C.
Back Cover and booklet illustration by Yasin Violet
Band picture by Krist Mort
End Sample of “Abgrunddialektik“ by Árstíðir – Heyr himna smiður (Icelandic hymn)
Violin on “Irgendjemand wartet immer“, Stolperkenotaphe“ and “Abgrunddialektik““ by Klara Bachmair
Guest Vocals on “Stolperkenotaphe“ and “Abgrunddialektik“ by Purch // Instant Karma
Guest Vocals on “Jahr ohne Sommer“ by Bernhard Zieher // Weltenbrandt
Drums on “Grabcholerik“ and “Alles was wir geben mussten“
written by Mischa Radivojevic
Drums on “Tod, wo bleibt dein Frieden?“, “Irgendjemand wartet immer“ and “Nichts als Schatten“ written by Paul Färber
Drums on “Jahr ohne Sommer“ and “Abgrunddialektik“ written by M.S.
Drums on “Alaska“ and “Stolperkenotaphe“ written by Julian Huemer
Most of the lyrics are written and performed in the dialect spoken near the Tennen Mountains
Karg Tour Dates:
Feb 7 – Oberhausen, Germany – Helvete
Feb 8 – Erfurt, Germany – From Hell
Feb 9 – Hamburg, Germany – Bambi Galore
Feb 10 – Berlin, Germany – Nuke Club
Feb 11 – Nürnberg, Germany – Golden Nugget
J.J. – vocals, lyrics all music and instruments
Paul Färber – Drums