Noisey premiered Scratches' new beautiful apocalyptic and mystical video for "The Crow And The Sheep" today and wrote a nice review. The new album Before Beyond is going to be released next week on January 21st in Switzerland. On February 10th it will be out worldwide. Preorder Before Beyond digital via Itunes or on LP or CD via


The Universe By Ear release a new Videoclip for the song "Ocean/Clouds" from their self-titled debut album which is gonna be released on March 24th 2017.

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.

Before Beyond cover hires rgb copy

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:

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: