Identifile: Ah Cama-Sotz

profile

author
Herman Klapholz or []
date
05.2001
style
a mixture of industrial/dark/doom/rhythmical and tribal/apolyptical elements
founded
1993 (non- official: mid 80's)
members
Herman Klapholz
short bio
[official website]: "we are the dead"

Maya, one of the foremost cultures of Mesoamerica that was comparatively bloodless in its religious practice but possessed a fearsome god whose rule spread over much of Central America. That god was known to the Maya as Zotzilaha ; he was portrayed as a tall man with the head and wings of a bat, his face and teeth those of the vampire bat. In one hand was a severed head, in the other a heart, symbolizing his power over the living and the granting to him of the ultimate sacrifice - human life.

Ka, the ancient Egyptian name for an astral being that was considered the guiding force for all human life. The, the soul of an individual, remained close to the ka in the grave. The term for death in ancient Egypt was -going to one's ka.

Cats, animals long associated with the uncanny, the mysterious, witchcraft, and magic. During the Middle Ages and in the subsequent witch crazes of Europe, cats were viewed as direct links to evil, serving supposedly as familiars, or demonic servants. They were put on trial, tortured, and eventually executed by hanging for their participation in heresy and crime.

Plague, the name given to several forms of epidemic diseases that caused severe depopulation in Europe and in parts of the Middle East throughout the Middle Ages and into the seventeenth century. The most famous outbreak was the Black Death, beginning in 1347 at Constantinople.

Christianity, the main enemy of all evil, vampires included, which, ironically, helped to give shape to the European understanding of vampirism. Chief among the earliest Christian documents concerning vampires was the Malleus Maleficarum, published in 1485, which proclaimed that the devil used corpses to inflict grievous harm on mankind.

An invention born of humanitarian concern, the guillotine was designed to alleviate the suffering of those condemned to die, but it soon became an instrument of indiscriminate carnage. Instead of bringing order and equality to the outmoded legal system that had made the death penalty under the Ancien Regime so iniquitous, it unleashed lawless chaos. The very democratic simplicity by which the same form of capital punishment was to be meted out to all regardless of class resulted in sweeping totalitarian oppression.

message

"Tell me your troubled nightmares
and I'll reserve you a place in hell"

upcoming Ah Cama-Sotz 7" releases for 2001:
Rites of the flesh - L.S.D. organisation
Excramentos diabolicos - Klanggalerie

other projects
OKK-ULTh
Tortura (featuring Dr. Demon)
Messer.schmith
website
http://www.ahcama-sotz.com
pic/logo
Ah Cama-Sotz logo


discography - other editions available

Hecate's psy
7"
1995
Bats & Cats
Hecate's psy
A
Hecate's psy (Bat mix)
B
Hecate's psy (Cat mix)

First circle of hell
10"
1996
Spectre
First circle of hell
1 Bekämpfer der Dämonen
2 Glory of martyrs
3 Epithav
4 Sakrahl
5 Theme from dzotz
6 Spirits ov darkness

Epithaphe
CD
1997
Hands
Epitaphe
1 Lustt
2 Confession
3 Istayul (live in Leipzig)
4 Le lieu maudit
5 Hecate's psy (original long version)
6 Huràcan (part II)
7 Black mist
8 Exxtrrminate
9 Deo gratias
10 Bewegung faktor M (live in Leipzig)

La peste
LP
1997
Bats & Cats
La peste
1 1348
2 3 days of agony
3 Avignon
4 Deadly sin
5 Les enfers
6 Corpses
7 Omen

Poison
10"
1999
Old Europa Café
Poison
A
Poison I Antimony
B
Poison II Hydrocyanic

Terra infernalis
CD
1999
Hands

also available with:
Murder themes
2CD

Terra infernalis
1 Ce carnage démoniaque
2 Rite and belief
3 Look for graves with holes in them (l'âme du crime remix)
4 Narbukh
5 Empty souls
6 Vio-lence and vivi-section
7 Look for graves with holes in them
8 None of this is true
9 Ill-lektrik
10 Zostrah

Baal
7"
1999
Possessive Blindfold
Baal
A
Baal
B
Isoneona

Guilty / Audiowall
Split 7"
1999
Spectre / Nocturnus
Guilty / Audiowall
A
Guilty (Ah Cama-Sotz)
B
Audiowall (PAL)

The house of the lordh
LP
2000
Ant-Zen
The house of the lordh
1 God is deadh
2 The gathering
3 Crucifixion of the flesh
4 Bleeding crosses
5 Prophetic vision
6 I:believe

Ankh / Deceptive rate
Split 7"
2000
Spectre / Nocturnus
Ankh / Deceptive
A
Ankh (Ah Cama-Sotz)
B
Deceptive rate (Frames a Second)

U-Boot
LP
2000
Spectre / Nautilus
U-Boot
1 U-Boot theme
2 Deep inferno
3 Ocean
4 Fate
5 U-68
6 Iceberg
7 Lord of steel
8 Sinking

Excramentos diabolicos
7"
2001
Klanggalerie
Excramentos diabolicos
A
Sabbat I (dawn-ritual)
B
Sabbat II (invocation)

Frames.Sotz.V2
MCD
2001
Spectre
Frames.Sotz.V2
1 V2.1 Frames (Disorder)
2 V2.2 Sotz (Tempore brumali)
3 V2.3 (Terra)
4 V2.4 (Labyrinth)

Mantra
MCD / 10" EP
2001
Hands
Mantra
1 La hora del lobo
2 Sabbat III (The dark path)
3 Hungrr-ah (Final Xcit)
4 Mantra XX
5 WhiteWitch



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