20 Years of Whispers in the Shadow will be celebrated

Juli 8th, 2016|

20 Years of Whispers in the Shadow will be celebrated with a one off show at Das Bett in Frankfurt, Germany. The Band is going to perform at least two songs from each album, [...]

10 albums that changed my life

September 29th, 2015|

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END OF ALL EXISTENCE

März 23rd, 2015|

What if, one day, foreboding turns into reality? What if no “reboot manual” were available for such an event? What if some unknown technology were employed in the manipulation of mankind? What if as a [...]

Blessed Winter Solstice!

Januar 10th, 2015|

A very successful and busy year comes to it's end. In 2015 we will mainly play Festival shows and we do have new Show announcements: The 2015 Festivals Tour 14-16.05.Eurorock Festival, Neerpelt (BE) 04.07. Castle Rock Festival, [...]

The new Whispers In The Shadow Album

November 30th, 2014|

The new Whispers In The Shadow Album. In the gallery below you can see the album artwork.  

Alt-Fest is cancelled!

August 5th, 2014|

Instead WITS will play in London at the 3 day "Aftermath" Festival hosted by FLAG Promotions on August 16th. Weekend Tickets are sold out, Single-Day tickets are still available here: http://www.flagpromotions.com/ More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/610961375690939/

Biography

2008, 2010, 2012, 2014. :Whispers in the Shadow: stay true to their own tradition and release with “BEYOND THE CYCLES OF TIME” the long-awaited last part of their epic four-album-cycle. The album has already made history in the WITS universe even before the recording began. The band managed to mobilize their faithful fan base so that the crowdfunding-campaign for the album on pledgemusic.com reached 100% in just five days.

The five Austrians have been an inherent part of the gothic scene since 1996 and are significantly involved in the conservation of the classic goth-rock. The characteristic WITS-sound has internationally established long ago and features flaring, partially somber guitars, which meet booming bass, fulminant drums and psychedelic keyboard. From the wall of sound arise together with the unmistakable voice of band-founder Ashley Dayour those picturesque images in the mind of the listeners, who finally understand the meaning of the lyrics.

Thematically, :Whispers in the Shadow: took their path into the depths of occultism with their album INTO THE ARMS CHAOS, released in 2008, and started a four-album-cycle, which deals with the four alchemic stages of the transformation. Since then they took the listeners in ever new worlds of sound every two years, starting with epic songs (INTO THE ARMS OF CHAOS – 2008), to harder rock-sound (THE ETERNAL ARCANE – 2010) and tribal noise-rock (THE RITES OF PASSAGE – 2012) to the disinfected dark wave (BEYOND THE CYCLES OF TIME – 2014). The artwork of every record, each one linked to the previous album, is another linking element aside from mystic voice samples and the lyrics which are inspired by occult greats like Austin Osman Spare, Kenneth Grant and Aleister Crowley as well as authors like Philip K. Dick and H.P. Lovecraft. The whole collection of the diversified artworks, which have been designed by SPINE for WITS in the last six years, are published as an own Whispers-tarot deck.

With BEYOND THE CYCLES OF TIME :Whispers in the Shadow: have now reached the end of their journey, the circle closes. The increasing warmth and confidence of the musical cycle are destroyed by heavy cold and thus unusual clarity manifests. Frosty synth-sounds meet monotonous, static drumbeats, the groundbreaking sounds are fueled by cold ambient and post-punk. Solely Ashley Dayour’s voice gives some warmth and guides the listener through those decayed towns and lonely places, which the music compulsorily creates in the mind and are rediscovered in the elaborately designed booklet. And so :Whispers in the Shadow: succeed once more to astound the listeners and to cope with the high expectations at the same time. With unforeseen self-confidence and totally blunt they catapult themselves back into the chaos, as the cycle ends with the very sample with which everything began back in 2008: “No order only chaos!”

Liberated they return from their journey thus, back to the beginning, because the beginning is the end is the beginning. There is no happy ending.

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Cult of the Shadow

Ashley Dayour

Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics, Concepts & Production,
W.I.T.S. Founder

Martin Acid

Keyboards, Piano,
Moog

Fork

Bass Guitars

Lazy Schulz

Live Guitars

Alex Kühmayer

Drums and Percussion

since 1996
Also: COMA DIVINE, ICARUS SYNDROME, L’AME IMMORTELLE

since 1998
Also: ACID 666

1998 – 2001 and since 2005
Also: SEX WITHOUT NAILS BROS.-CREW

since 2009
ALSO: EMINENCE OF DARKNESS, LUC STARGAZER

since 2015

Discography

Studio

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BEYOND THE CYCLES OF TIME

Solar Lodge / Alive
Release Date 04.04.2014

1. Crossroads
2. His Name is Legion
3. Left Hand Anthem
4. Safe & Sound
5. The Sacrament
6. Lilitu’s Claws
7. Incantation
8. Agent of Chaos
9. The End of Future
10. Adversarial Light
11. The Departure

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THE RITES OF PASSAGE

Solar Lodge / Alive
Release Date 14.04.2012

1. Path 29
2. The Rites of Passage
3. Wrds made Flesh
4. Call to Arms
5. Back to the Wound
6. The Tempest
7. Reinvention
8. Wormwood Star
9. Transmutation Babalon
10. The Secret of Silence
11. Revealed as Light

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THE LIGHTBRINGER EP

Echozone
Release Date 04.2011
1. Helel Ben-Shachar (Suspiria Part 1)
2. Lightbringer
3. First We Take Manhattan
4. Blood, Sweat and Tears (Piano version)
5. Clouds Without Water (Lost in Desire Remix)
6. Moments Of Hope and Despair (Suspiria Part 2)

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THE ETERNAL ARCANE

Echozone
Release Date 04.2010

1. Halos at dawn
2. If Uriel falls
3. The lost souls
4. Clouds without water
5. From Aeon to Aeon
6. Blood, sweat and tears
7. Amenta descending
8. Blessed in disguise
9. Sutuach
10. God of confusion
11. The wheel of pain
12. The eternal arcane

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INTO THE ARMS OF CHAOS

(How to steal the Fire from Heaven)
Echozone
Release Date 10.2008

01. The Arrival
02. Killing Time
03. Neither Neither
04. The Nighside of Eden
05. Damned Nation
06. Babylon Rising I
07. Babylon Rising II
08. Confessions
09. The Last Time
10. Down by the Sea

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NOVEMBER Re-Release

Alice in…/ Dark Dimensions
Release Date 01.2008

01. Can you hear me ?
02. A song fort he radio
03. Train
04. Never go
05. Following the stars
06. Voice
07. Hypnotised
08. The green blue dream
09. November
10. Sleep: unsealed 07

Bonustracks:
Remember
Childhood dreams
The haunted house
„Heroes“ (David Bowie Coverversion)

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LAUDANUM Re-Release

Alice in…/ Dark Dimensions
Release Date 01.2008

01. No Colours
02. Face
03. The night turns
04. Rain
05. Found
06. The weeping tree
07. Coldsong
08. Trip café
09. More than words
10. Cold water
11. Crying eyes
12. Drowning like the moon

Bonustracks:
Old (demo 1998)
A Forest ( the Cure Coverversion )
The weeping tree (live 1998)
Coldsong (live 1998)

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PERMANENT ILLUSIONS

Tri 106 CD / Trisol Rec. / EFA
Release Date 09.2001

01. Subsequent Pleasures
02. Really Me
03. Car Crash Theme
04. Glass City
05. Pandora Speaks The Truth
06. Pandora´s Calling
07. Pillowcase
08. City Talk Theme
09. Zero Man
10. Step 2 Step
11. Place I have To Go?
12. Permanent Illusions I
13. Permanent Illusion II
14. Permanent Illusions III

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TASTE OF DECAY

Tri 045 CD / Trisol Rec. / EFA
Release Date 04.2000

01. Here I Go Again
02. Let Me Breathe
03. Sense
04. Nothing Stays Forever
05. Velver Mirror
06. Umbrella Man
07. If Blue Turns Red
08. A Taste Of Decay
09. The Edge Of Time

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NOVEMBER

MOS 014 CD / MOS Records / EFA
Release Date 07.1999

01. Can you hear me?
02. A Song for the Radio
03. Train
04. Never Go
05. Following the Stars
06. Voice
07. Hypnotised
08. The Green Blue Dream
09. November
10. Sleep

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LAUDANUM

MOS 008 CD / MOS Records / EFA
Release Date 10.1997

01. No Colours
02. Face
03. The Night turns- now playing
04. Rain
05. Found
06. The Weeping Tree
07. Cold Song
08. Trip Café
09. More than Words
10. Cold Water
11. Crying Eyes
12. Drowning like the Moon

Compilations & Live

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DEAD LETTER SONGS 2007-2014

Self-Released as limited Bonus Crowd-Funder exclusive

1. Broken Arrow
2. Coinsedence
3. The Daughters of Jerusalem
4. Falling Skies
5. Until the End of the World
6. East
7. Tower Control
8. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
9. I Die : You Die
10. Cycles of Time / Hereafter

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BORROWED NIGHTAMERS & FORGOTTEN DREAMS

(the remixed, the reworked and the abandoned)
Echozone
Release Date 04.2009

Part 1: Borrowed Nightmares
1. The Arrival (John A.Rivers)
2. The Nightside of Eden (Sieben)
3. Train 2009 (Eminence of Darkness)
4. Damned Nation (Thomas Rainer)
5. A Taste of Decay (QEK Junior)
6. Killing Time (Jenn Vix Remix)
7. Pandora’s Calling (Persephone)
8. The Arrival (Garden of Delight)
9. Damned Nation (The Shallow Graves)
10. Babylon Rising (IceAges)
11. Killing Time (The House of Usher)
12. Down by the sea (Cults of the Shadow)

Part 2: Forgotten Dreams – the lost 2005 Tapes
13. Everybody
14. Karma Revolution
15. We better go
16. Waste (Broken Day Version)
17. Optimistic Day

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A COLD NIGHT

Alice in… (Live in Vienna 25.10.2006)
Release Date 07.2007

01. Sin of Sins
02. Face
03. Rain
04. Waste
05. Pandoras calling
06. The night turns
07. Nothing stays forever
08. A song for the Radio (extd.Vers.)
09. Permanent Illuions (Part 2)
10. Permanent Illuions (Part 3)
11. I wanna be your dog
12. Green blue dream
13. Drowning like the moon (live 2000)

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EVERYTHING YOU KNEW WAS WRONG

Trisol Rec. / EFA
Release Date 03.2003

CD 1: Velvet Illusions – Live 2002
01. Waste
02. Nothing stays forever
03. Pandora’s calling
04. Drowning like the Moon
05. A Taste of Decay
06. Zero Men
07. Permanent Illuions (Part 1)
08. Permanent Illuions (Part 2)
09. Permanent Illuions (Part 3)
10. A Song for the Radio (extd.Vers.)

CD 2: Velvet Suggestions – the Old Days 97’ – 99’
01. No Colours
02. The Night turns
03. Rain
04. Found
05. Train
06. Never Go
07. The green blue dream
08. November (live 98’)
09. Old Days (Demo 97’)
10. Child (Demo 97’)
11. Falling (Demo 97’)
12. Berlin Instrumental No.I (Demo 97’)

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AUTUMN LEAVES AND TRIPPY DREAMS
Live EP

(Fanclub only release)
Release Date 02.2000
1. Train
2. Found
3. Velvet Mirror
4. Coldsong
5. Green blue dream
6. Crying eyes
7. Song for the radio (extd.Version)

DVD

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SEARCHING FOR LIGHT – Live in Vienna DVD

Echozone
Release Date April 2011

Disc 1 22.07.2010, Szene, Vienna
1. Clouds without Water
2. The Arrival
3. If Uriel falls
4. The Lost Souls
5. Nothing stays forever
6. Damned Nation
7. Neither : Neither
8. Amenta Descending
9. Blood, Sweat & Tears
10. Down by the Sea

Disc 2 16.02.2008, Szene, Vienna
1. Pandora’s Calling
2. Damned Nation
3. Nothing stays forever
4. Neither : Neither
5. Killing Time
6. A Taste of Decay
7. Down by the Sea

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IMAGES & ORACLES live DVD

Echozone
Release Date: 04.04.2014

Live in Frankfurt, 14.04.2011 Das Bett
1. The Rites of Passage
2. If Uriel Falls
3. The Lost Souls
4. Neither : Neither
5. Damned Nation
6. Amenta Descending
7. Blood, Sweat & Tears
8. Babylon Rising I+II
9. The Night Turns
10. Drowning like the Moon

Live in Vienna, 16.04.2011 Szene
1. The Rites of Passage
2. The Arrival
3. If Uriel Falls
4. The Lost Souls
5. The Last Time
6. Drowning like the Moon
7. Damned Nation
8. Amenta Descending
9. Babylon Rising I+II
10. The Night Turns
11. Revealed as Light

Sounds

Video

Live

Datum Stadt Location Land
Tour: End of an Era Tour 2016
10/12/16 Wien Viper Room Vienna Austria
+ Christian Death
10/13/16 Prag Nová Chmelnice Czech Republic
+ Christian Death
10/14/16 Dresden Reithalle Germany
+ Christian Death
10/15/16 Hameln Autumn Moon Festival Germany
+ Christian Death
10/16/16 Köln MTC Cologne Germany
+ Christian Death
10/19/16 Berlin Bi Nuu Germany
+ Christian Death
10/20/16 Hamburg Klubsen Germany
+ Christian Death
10/21/16 TBA TBA Netherlands
+ Christian Death
10/22/16 Eernegem B52 music Club Belgium
+ Christian Death
11/19/16 Frankfurt Das Bett Germany
20th anniversary Show (+Frank the Baptist, Aeon Sable)

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