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We proudly announce that we will release SCRATCHES new album BEFORE BEYOND in the beginning of next year.
Release Switzerland January 21st / International release February 10th.
With their second album «Before Beyond» Scratches go a step further: Written in September 2015 at an old country estate in Brandenburg, the album was recorded by Timo Keller (Hanreti – Studio Vom Dach, Luzern) and Jonas Prina (Tonatelier Ziegelei, Basel) and coproduced, mixed and mastered by Darren Hayne (Shirley Grimes, uva). The ten new songs capture their well-known austere beauty but bring the sound aesthetic to yet another level. Avantgarde pop, melancholic wave, mystic blues? Even though Scratches are still operating pretty far off the beaten tracks of pop- and rockmusic, «Before Beyond» seems to be drawn to the light and the big stage much more than its predecessor.

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The Leaving plays "The Mountain" feat. Noah Landis from Neurosis

 
 
 
 
 
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We are back. Due to the great reactions for the Czar Of Crickets Festival last April we're gonna do it again in 2017 - this time it's gonna be called simply Czar Fest. 

We are proud to announce our first act, the special guest Zeal and Ardorwho will headline the Revelations Day on April 14th 2017. Zeal And Ardor is the highlight of the year and completes the Czar spirit perfectly. We are proud that this new and unique American Slave Blues Gospel Black Metal project from Basel will play its first show ever at the Czar Fest, which is gonna be the start of their Europe tour at the same time.

Check them out:
https://zealandardor.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usG7NW6a2PA

Other artists are going to be announced step by step. Stay tuned..

You can order tickets already now via Starticket - 1 day 25 CHF / 2 days 35 CHF: 
 
 
 
 
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«It was so beautiful …» sings a deep female voice accompanied by hypnotic sounds, mystic blues and cinematic soundscapes. It’s a sound that makes your blood run cold while simultaneously sending comforting shivers down your spine. Just as if Nick Cave became one with his female duet partners from «Murder Ballads» – a kind of symbioses of man and woman reciting songs about the dark sides of the human soul and the lightness of being. A melancolic soundtrack, in the manner of Enrico Morricone, a soundtrack to an inner movie about raptures, scars and blank spaces, about fading, remembrance and longing unfolds before our ears: Welcome to the universe of «Scratches» ladies and gentlemen. (Text by Steffi Klär)
 
We are proud to welcome Scratches in our roster. We're looking forward to release their new single by end of October and their new album "Before Beyond" in the beginning of 2017. Have a listen to their previous full-length "Fade" on bandcamp: 
 

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