Release Date: 16 October 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|MAGENTA SONGS FOR THE DEAD Limited Vinyl LP
• The brand new album from Nowegian band Magenta, a masterpiece of dark & savage beauty!
• Magenta was founded by Anders Odden of Satyricon and Songs For The Dead, the band’s Stateside debut album, features guest appearances by Ministry’s Al Jourgenson & Apoptygma Berzerk!
• Available on both CD & vinyl!
Not to be confused with the Welsh band formed in the early 2000s, Magenta is a Norwegian electro-goth rock
project founded in 1995 by future husband-and-wife Vilde Lockheart (voice) and Anders Odd1 (aka Odden,
guitar, programming, and voice -- formerly with death metal pioneers Cadaver), with frequent support from
Daniel Hill (guitar, backing vocals), and assorted guest musicians over the years. Beginning with 1997's
"Secret Sky" single, Magenta began racking up both radio spins and critical accolades in their homeland; and with their subsequent EP of the same name, they quickly made inroads into Germany -- initially due to its
controversial art (depicting a Barbie doll throwing a "sigue heil"-like salute), until the music itself took hold.
Encouraged by this enthusiastic response, Magenta released their debut album, Periode, a year later, then played shows in several European nations before shooting a video for "Secret Sky" in New York City. Their next album, Little Girl Lost, was unveiled in 2002, and Magenta collaborated with musical goblin Mortiis on
the video for first single, All Over, before embarking on their most extensive tour yet, culminating in a performance at the 2003 Arvika Festival. The band was on hiatus for the next few years, while both Lockheart and Odden kept busy with parallel projects (including a new Cadaver album, a tour with the legendary Celtic Frost, and organizing the yearly Inferno Festival in Oslo), but a new Magenta LP, tentatively titled Art and Accidents, was scheduled for release in 2008.
1. Dance Macabre
2. Im Paradisum
3. Die Young
4. All Year Long
7. The Pentagram
9. The Day I Die
10. Only Death Is Real