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Gregorian is a German band headed by Frank Peterson that performs -inspired versions of modern and songs. The band features both vocal harmony and instrumental accompaniment.

Originally, Gregorian was conceived as a more pop-oriented group in the vein of Enigma. Under this concept, they recorded the 1991 album Sadisfaction, with lead vocals provided by The Sisters of Oz: Susana Espelleta (Peterson’s wife at the time) and Birgit Freud. However, this was the only album in that style.

In 1998, Peterson and his team Jan-Eric Kohrs, Michael Soltau and Carsten Heusmann re-invented the project to perform popular songs in the Gregorian style. The criteria for song selection were strict; in order to be considered, a song needed to be translatable into the 7-tone scale. For each album, songs were carefully chosen in addition to original songs written by Jan-Eric Kohrs, Amelia Brightman and Carsten Heussman. Twelve vocalists - previously acclaimed session and choir singers - were then hired to record the tracks.

Each Gregorian album is initially digitally tracked at Nemo Studios, Peterson’s Hamburg studio. The vocalists then record their parts in a church atmosphere with dimmed lights and candles, in order to escape what Peterson referred to in a 2001 interview as the “cold and technical” studio atmosphere.

The concept proved to be successful, and the group proceeded to record several more Masters of Chant albums in the same style. Their 2004 album, The Dark Side, was a slight departure from the others, featuring a darker repertoire consistent with the title.

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  • Visutox

    Wololo

    8 Apr 11:48pm Reply
  • kwokwokwo

    Moment of peace пиздато, а остальное даже слушать не тянет

    14 Mar 3:05pm Reply
  • Little_spitfire

    очень достойно

    10 Mar 1:04pm Reply
  • Evil_Deed

    Депешей и Графа классно перепели, мне очень понравилось :) (разве что Графа могли бы и на немецком спеть, но и так неплохо вышло). Надо будет у них ещё что-нибудь послушать

    8 Mar 12:42pm Reply
  • twin__peaks

    потрясающие каверы.

    2 Feb 1:19am Reply
  • Eqlion

    Asolutely awesome!

    18 Jan 2:46pm Reply
  • Harkonnenka

    Gregorian are so epic :)

    1 Jan 5:15am Reply
  • Prognosis_X

    WHY ONLY 30 SECOND PREVIEWS??????

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Dasjuka

    great

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • McPrinceps

    Gregorian, Enigma and E Nomine. I like them, new age.

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • LawLieTicp

    Their Nothing Else Matters cover is seriously better than the original and Metallica are one of my fav bands

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Marquart

    Peace..

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • VinnyMiller

    Gregorian ♥

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • DeanSamCas

    perfect.

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • AmyCaveira

    Masters Of Chants IX ♥ [1]

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • KeepeRRR

    Concert in Kazan such a great!!!! Guys you really amazing!!

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Loving_Dead_PL

    I hate and detest both him and metallica with strenght and passion, but Gregorian really managed to make covers of their "songs" sound good :-) very good indeed :-)

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
  • XbaranoseidouX

    Can't wait to get the new album! Plus , bravo Ianau!Talentul castiga in fata povestilor cu orfani menite sa cerseasca mila si voturi!

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • igorgeneration

    my heart will go on <3.

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • PROnikx

    Какие же они всё таки молодцы!!!

    23 Jun 2013 Reply
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