:Golgatha: are a diverse group of musicans creating music within the dark ambient, ritual, neo folk, and neo classical genres of music. The bands core members are: Christoph D. (vocals, lyrics, several drums, sounds, flute), S. Marleni (guitar, keyboards, vocals, lyrics), Sorakey (vocals, Lyrics, artwork).
Regarding the before an after the name Christoph D. explains in an interview from January of 2006: "When I came up with the name I had no idea that there were other bands using it. When I realized that there was at least one German metal-band I came across I decided to include the -element to the name to show the originality of this project. were kind of Germanic grammatical elements to signify the beginning and the end of a phrase. Therefore :Golgatha: has to be written with . "
Golgatha is the common name of the spot where the Christian prophet Jesus was crucified. It is interpreted by the evangelists as meaning "the place of a skull" (Mt 27:33, Mr 15:22, Joh 19:17). Its name represents in Greek letters the Aramaic word Gulgaltha, which is the Hebrew Gulgoleth meaning "a skull." Therefore the name Golgatha represents the skull-mountain, looking like a skull and bearing the bones of the crucified… According to Origenes the skull of Adam is buried there. Golgatha-mountain is located at the northern side of Jerusalem and became a kind of symbolic place for the ongoing conflict between the source of western religion on the one hand and oriental belief on the other. It can be seen as a representative for the current ideological and religious conflict happening between east and west. The music of :Golgatha: appears to be a careful reflection of this seemingly eternal conflict on a mythical as well as concrete level – yet without taking one of these sides. There has to be another way of dealing with humanities darkest aspects…
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