Welcome to the post-factual age! An ominous, sinister future lurks before us. On their seventh studio-album TRAUMA: RITUAL [:SITD:] reflect on the most critical issues of our times: fanaticism, irrationality and protectionism.
The incredibly danceable brand-new songs like GENESIS, COMPANION, CICATRIX and WALLS HAVE EYES amount gloomily, powerfully and morbidly to a menacing thunderstorm, while the lyrics keep digging heavily and deeply in the furtive, ruthlessly revealing the abyss of the human psyche.
TRAUMA: RITUAL is an almost sixty-minute long masterpiece, which ends with the epic tune ZENIT, which is definitely one of the album highlights. [:SITD:] tear down the walls, they open the doors to freedom, and finally they unite. At the end of it all, hope prevails.
Withal a big surprise is the collaboration between the band from the Ruhr-Area and guest singer DENNIS SCHOBER, the well-known vocalist from SOLITARY EXPERIMENTS, on the catchy club anthem PULS:SCHLAG (i.e. “pulsation” or “pulse:beat”. It’s the first duet with a companioned artist on an official [:SITD:] release ever!
TRAUMA: RITUAL will be released via SCANNER / DARK DIMENSIONS (Distribution: Broken Silence) on March 24th, 2017 as limited 1st edition double cd (in a beautiful digipak including the TRAUMA: CULT bonus cd with 6 exclusive tracks, i.a. band’s own club, single and extended versions from the tracks PULS:SCHLAG, GENESIS and INCENDIUM, as well as massive remixes from BROTHER DEATH and MUNDLOS created by AESTHETIC PERFECTION, INTENT:OUTTAKE and SHORT AND CRUNCH).
Obviously the complete album will be available on all established download portals like iTunes or Amazon’s digital music store.
On April 7th, 2017, TRAUMA: RITUAL will be also available as strictly limited vinyl album (only 300 copies!). A must-have for all friends of analogue listening experiences.