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Monschau, Germany (1995 – present)

Antichrisis was founded by singer and songwriter Sid way back in 1995 in Monschau, Germany. Originally meant to be a solo project, Sid was soon joined by guest vocalist Willowcat, and within a few months the legendary 80-minute demo tape “Missa Depositum Custodi” got recorded. Its first and only edition of 500 copies received an amazing feedback within the underground community and was sold out soon after its release in early 1996. That success led to negotiations with various independent labels, and Sid decided to sign to Ars Metalli.

September 1996 saw the beginning for Antichrisis’ first studio session for their debut album “Cantara Anachoreta”. Sid - by this time still known by his nom de plume Moonshadow - recorded the album within only 14 days with Willowcat’s vocal support. At this time Sid was in a very desolate situation concerning his private life - and the best way to express his feelings and to deal with an utterly fucked up relationship was to play that gloomy, melancholic but also furious and pushing kind of music. And that is exactly what Antichrisis is all about: to reflect Sid’s feelings and emotions in the best possible way without any restrictions or musical limitations.

“Cantara Anachoreta”, the band’s striking debut, hit the audience by January ‘97 and was enthusiastically received by the press: Only once in a blue moon had a newcomer’s first album indicated such well-defined and incisive style aligned with an amazingly vast number of different musical influences with enormous implicitness and distinction.


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  • mainpart

    Прекраснейшая группа, с толком умеющая использовать все инструменты попадающие в их ансамбль. Прямо сейчас играет волынка, но я знаю что через пару минут ее сменят аккорды гитары!

    19 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Ragnarok-666

    from 1997... very good! Other time, though...

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • John_Crichton

    A Legacy of Love - Mark II is one of my all time favorite albums, wish they had a bigger following.

    15 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Kroolick69

    починавслухати з касет в далекому 2001 =) Nice new album)

    12 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Sinfull_Sheff

    AMAZING new album)

    11 Sep 2012 Reply
  • y-bd

    Great new album

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
  • wmfang

    喜欢 goodbye to jane

    4 May 2012 Reply
  • metal-tm

    Review "Cantara Anachoreta" (Rerelease) -->

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • PhAntOmEttA

    @Nirvana_inme ваша логика убивает - после 2001 года альбомов НЕ бЫЛО - после Парфюма были только переиздания первых двух альбомов

    26 Nov 2011 Reply
  • FinalWinter1976

    outstanding band :)

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Nirvana_inme

    первые альбомы до 2001 еще чем-то интересным выделяли.. а затем.. хрень

    17 Jul 2011 Reply
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    17 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ZoMBiE_in_METAL

    Исключительно A Legacy Of Love MarkII - остальные альбомы, так, раскачка, перед этим шедевром!

    30 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Nemaiin

    Исключительно Cantara Anachoreta - остальные альбомы - попытки продлить жизнь коллективу - не более..

    20 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Gounouman_hl

    "Earth... Awake ! Streams... Awake ! Fire... Awake !!" Beautiful, such a captivating aura...

    31 Oct 2010 Reply
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    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • jimctu

    "way down, carry me down to the ocean of love" xD fantastic!

    13 Aug 2010 Reply
  • EpicFuse

    Her voice is intoxicating in Goodbye To Jane. If I die listening to that song it will be a happy death. My senses have been enlightened and I am at a high level awareness after listening to this. You could say... I am a god now. :^

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Gounouman_hl

    I bought the re-release of Cantara Anachoreta, God I love this album...

    4 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Zerwas

    i have the demo, it's like the Cantara album in a lesser good production, it's darker and maybe more epic...good item anyway.

    11 Jun 2010 Reply
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