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AOP Records
7. Feb. 2020


AOP Records proudly presents "Traktat" - the new full-length album of Austria’s KARG and follow-up to 2018’s highly acclaimed "Dornenvögel"!

KARG was founded back in the summer of 2006 as a one-man project by HARAKRI FOR THE SKY vocalist J.J., offering a furious and original mixture of Atmospheric Black Metal, Post Rock, Grunge, Shoegaze and Post Punk. The influences from other genres than Black Metal evolved more and more within the last few years but were there in abridged form since day one. Lyrically KARG always was about the more melancholic side of life, such as broken relationships, lost love, estrangement, drug abuse, loss or suicide thoughts and depression. In contrast to many other bands KARG’s lyrics are as equal important than its music is.

Mainman J.J. comments on the new album: "When I began writing „Traktat“ I was about to explode. Things started falling apart at the very beginning of the year, what left me distracted and anxious till the end of summer. And when doctors tell you that a depressive episode like this will last around or more than six months, without a treatment, then I’ve to agree with them, they are totally right. This, and the circumstance, that I travelled quite a lot this year, trying to run away from a distemper I couldn’t control anymore, is what makes “Traktat” a very personal album, musically as lyrically. That’s also the reason I wrote much of it on the road. I wouldn’t say that the previous KARG releases were less personal, but this one holds a special place in my heart. Also, it’s the last part of some kind of trilogy, which started with “Weltenasche” nearly four years ago and continued with “Dornenvögel” in summer of 2018. To me “Traktat” is some sort of manic depression, which has its ups and downs, loud and quiet at the same time and with a tailspin like every second minute. Quite a lot to bear, and full of emotions I desperately had to get rid of, as I was exploding anyway."

"Alaska" - Official Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/4ML_sf7Nlfc

"Irgendjemand wartet immer" - Official Track Stream: https://youtu.be/k7j1IcBHRhc


1. Irgendjemand wartet immer
2. Jahr ohne Sommer
3. Stolperkenotaphe
4. Alaska
5. Abgrunddialektik
6. Alles was wir geben mussten
7. Grabcholerik
9. Tod, wo bleibt dein Frieden?
9. Nichts als Schatten (Bonus Track // Bonnie Prince Billy Cover)


J.J. - Vocals, lyrics, all music and instruments
Paul Färber - Drums


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