"Das Peitschengedicht" is a celebratory hymn to the whip-wielding FemDom!
Photo Credit: Alex Krauss
Operatic black metal rising stars FOLTERKAMMER are proud to announce that they have signed a deal with Century Media Records! To celebrate this new union, the band is now sharing a BDSM inspired new single, "Das Peitschengedicht," which celebrates the female empowerment of whip-wielding Femdoms. The powerful new song can be found along with a lyric video, which was created by Folterkammer drummer and video director Brendan McGowan, at THIS LOCATION.
The single is taken from the band's forthcoming album, which serves as a counterpart to their 2020 debut, 'Die Lederpredigt.' The new record is another searing blend of modern black metal and classical music elements, lending to its Avant Garde sound. The music itself is elevated by frontwoman and vocalist Andromeda Anarchia's dynamic vocal work as she juxtaposes her classical training as an opera singer with her hellfire screams, summoning a maelstrom of ethereal chaos. More information will be revealed soon - stay tuned!
Speaking on the empowering themes of the new single and forthcoming record, Andromeda Anarchia eloquently explains, "This song is our kinky ode to the whip as a torture instrument, and a celebratory hymn to the practices of BDSM, particularly, Femdom. The whip, a symbol of domination, pain and humiliation, is described here not only as playful and kinky, but as a poetic enactment of pain through the depiction of female ferocity on a submissive man, whose back the Domme uses like a canvas.
"It is about this sensual overdrive of stimulation and literally describes the lustful use of a whip as a kind of 'calligraphy brush' to write a poem. The dominatrix verbally humiliates her subject while blood runs down his spine; his blood is the ink with which she paints and signs her artwork of pain and ecstasy.
"The song bridges both musically and thematically the old album (regarding a vicious, violent, and abusive 'Bad Domme' goddess) and the new one (featuring a badass, erotic 'Good Domme'). This opens a new chapter with a change defined not only by the expanded instrumentation and new songwriting styles, but also by the way the described dominant female protagonist treats her subordinates and has refined her skills in humiliation games. It's no longer about being a vicious, exploitative deity, but about being a sensual, naughty, self-confident, kinky lady who knows exactly what she wants, who celebrates female power, who sometimes flirts and cleverly provokes with historical and mythological anecdotes, and even more with her charm and sass.
"This bridging of the debut album and the new album is also reflected in the aesthetics of the video. In the words of our drummer and music video director Brendan McGowan: 'The 'Das Peitschengedicht' video sets the dominating lyrics to footage from the 1922 classic 'Haxan' - whose famous images of devils and demons often overshadow the wicked women within it and their blasphemous behavior.'"
Century Media VP of A&R Mike Gitter says of the signing, "From their first utterance, Folterkammer has been an absolute divisive intersection of art, sexuality and musical violence. They deal in themes that push comfortable bounds and arrive at something that's delicious and destructive."
"Das Peitschengedicht" is now available on all streaming services and can be heard
Photo Credit: Alex Krauss
Andromeda Anarchia - Vocals
Zachary Ezrin - Guitars
Brendan McGowan - Drums
Darren Hanson - Guitars
Laurent David - Bass
Guest Harpsichord: Steve Blanco
Producer: Zachary Ezrin
Recording: Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios in NJ
Additional Recording: Laurent David and Antoine Delecroix
Mixing: Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves, in NY
Mastering: Fred Kevorkian
Cover Art: Eliran Kantor
Album Layout: Brendan McGowan
Photography: Alex Krauss
Logo Design: Mister Kams
Photos: Alex Krauss