Blutengel band timeline

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Blutengel-band

Blutengel band

genres: darkwave, futurepop, synthpop, EBM, gothic rock

Blutengel (German: Blood Angel) (stylized as BlutEngel) are a German electronic music group formed by singer Chris Pohl (also of the groups Terminal Choice, Tumor, and Miss Construction and the owner of the Fear Section label) after he had to leave Seelenkrank due to contractual and legal problems. The lyrics are written primarily in German and English and are presented with male and female vocals. The themes of the songs usually centre around themes common in Gothic fiction such as love, vampirism, sexual fetishism, death, and immortality. The band calls their musical style dark pop.

blutengel band members

  • Chris Pohl
  • Ulrike Goldmann
  • Nina Bendigkeit
  • Kati Roloff
  • Gini Martin
  • Eva Pölzing
  • Sonja Semmler
  • Constance Rudert
  • Steffi Weingarten
  • Anja Milow

blutengel band timeline


1998

Blutengel was formed in 1998 after Chris Pohl had decided to give up the preceding project, Seelenkrank (which had released two albums), due to contractual problems. Just as its predecessor, Blutengel uses melodious electronic tunes in combination with both male and female voices. The lyrics are primarily in German or English and mixed between male and female vocals paired with electronic sounds and with songs often focusing on all aspects of love, from the tragedy of hopeless romance of vampires (all the way to the more animal aspects of desire) and aspects of death and the afterlife.


1999

The first album Child of Glass was released in early 1999 with Kati Roloff and Nina Bendigkeit as the original female vocalists.


2001

In 2001, the second album Seelenschmerz was released. Nina left to concentrate on photography and eventually form the band Formalin. Gini Martin joined the band as the second female voice alongside Kati. The first Blutengel gig ever took place at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen on June 1, 2001, in Leipzig, in front of 10,000 fans.[citation needed] At the end of 2001, the single Black Roses was released with Constance Rudert as a session singer. The band performed at the Dark Storm Festival where Constance appeared on stage with Kati and Gini. This was the last time the band would play with its original line-up. Kati and Gini left the band days later for personal reasons and founded their own project together, Tristesse de la Lune. Constance, who had originally only been recruited for the single “Black Roses”, became a full time member of Blutengel. Eva Pölzing joined soon after as a second vocalist.

album Seelenschmerz
Bloody Pleasures; Children of The Night; Seelenschmerz:

Singles / Maxi-CDs:
Bloody Pleasures


2002

Angel Dust is the third studio album by Blutengel and the first featuring Constance Rudert and Eva Pölzing as female vocalists. Vampire Romance Part I was released as a single preceding the album.

album Angel Dust
Stranded; Vampire Romance Part I; The End Of Love:

Singles / Maxi-CDs
Black Roses; Vampire Romance:


2003

Singles / Maxi-CDs:
Forever


2004

Studio albums Demon Kiss:
Angels of the Dark; Navigator; Ice Angel

Singles / Maxi-CDs:
Mein Babylon (Stendal Blast & BlutEngel); No Eternity


2005

A DVD release Live Lines and the album-length EP The Oxidising Angel appeared in 2005, the latter of which contained new material as well as a cover of “Cry Little Sister” from The Lost Boys soundtrack. In early October Eva Pölzing decided to leave the band due to other projects.[citation needed] Eva was replaced by Ulrike Goldmann (ex-Say-Y).

Live albums/DVDs: Live Lines
Lovekiller; Die With You; Go To Hell:

Mini albums and EPs: The Oxidising Angel
Cry little Sister; Burning Heaven; Leave the Day

Music videos:
Oxidising Angel


2006

Singles / Maxi-CDs:
My Saviour


2007

For the following two years, the band released a couple of singles with a slightly more “pop-driven” sound until their fifth album, Labyrinth was released in September 2007. It reached 36th in the German charts, and featured the single “Lucifer”, and the live favorite “Engelsblut”.

Studio albums Labyrinth:
Behind Your Mask; Sunrise; Lucifer

Singles / Maxi-CDs:
Lucifer


2008

Live albums/DVDs: Moments of Our Lives
I Remember; Gloomy Shadows; Der Spiegel:

Singles / Maxi-CDs:
Winter of My Life; Dancing in the Light

Music videos:
Dancing in the Light


2009

In 2009 Blutengel released the album Schwarzes Eis, which featured the single “Dancing in the Light” and accompanying music video to promote the album. An extended edition of this album contained three full CDs, each with its own subtitle (Schwarzes Eis, the instrumental Behind the Mirror and Redemption). The EP Soultaker was released later that year.

Studio albums Schwarzes Eis:
Behind The Mirror; The Only One; My Nightmare

Mini albums and EPs
Soultaker


2010

In 2010, they performed at the Amphi Festival featuring Anja Millow, Maria Rehfeld and Jenny Haufe who had been hired in 2009 as dancers for the Schwarzes Eis Tour. Days later, it was announced on the official website that Constance had been replaced by two new singers, Anja, and Steffi Weingarten.

Singles / Maxi-CDs:
Promised Land; Reich Mir Die Hand


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