Troy Southgate, meanwhile, had been a vocalist with the Anglo-Dutch group, H.E.R.R., since 2003 and had worked on two albums (‘The Winter of Constantinople’ & ‘Vondel’s Lucifer’), an EP (‘Fire & Glass: A Norwood Tragedy’) and a series of collaborations with the likes of Horologium, Survival Unit, Sistrenatus and Erich Zahn. Butow eventually got in touch with Troy to see if he would like to provide vocals for a forthcoming Kammer Sieben track.
The mutual appreciation between the two parties eventually resulted in ‘Love’s Final Hour’, a Gothic murder ballad featuring vocals by Troy and Maria Southgate. Butow then sent Troy several additional pieces of music that he had composed with Herr Twiggs, something which led to a highly-productive Spring period in which a total of fourteen songs were eventually written and recorded. The emergence of Seelenlicht in May 2007, therefore, was not a preconceived development and the group evolved gradually as a direct result of the enthusiasm, commitment and creativity that went into it.
The trio’s energy and dynamism soon attracted the attention of Justin Mitchell from Cold Spring Records and plans were made to release the songs in September 2007 on a debut Seelenlicht album, entitled ‘Gods & Devils’.
The group has just recorded a track (‘Memnon, Prince of Ethiopia’) for a forthcoming compilation album, ‘Aithiopis’, and are already beginning work on their second album. Seelenlicht will also donate a track (‘Dreamsleep’) to an Attrition tribute album and, in the meantime, the song ‘Demian’ has been included on a widely distributed Gothic double-CD compilation entitled ‘13th Street - the Sound of Mystery, Vol. 4’, featuring well-known artists like Type O Negative, Paradise Lost and Nightwish.
Edited by Galgenterrorist on 13 Mar 2008, 19:42
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