Ah Cama-Sotz

Ah Cama-Sotz

Real Name:
Herman Klapholz
Profile:
During his career Ah Cama-Sotz has carved a niche for himself as one of the darkest industrial acts around. His music is steeped in a multitude of mythology, occultism and bloody history, which lend a context and significance to the individual works that is noticeably absent from a lot of contemporary industrial / noise music. The past years (1993 - present) have seen the Ah Cama-Sotz sound progress from cold, minimalist electronics through to dark ambient soundscapes and pounding industrial floor-fillers.
Herman's boyhood infatuation of classical music has prominantly formed the foundation of his present musicality. Subsequently his fascination for "dance" led him into DJ'ing in clubs and local pirate radio stations, where he noticed the incessant evolution and metamorphosis of " dance " and experimental music. Yet, he didn't want to remain a passive onlooker and aspired to formulate his individual sound, by mean of acquiring synths and samplers. His objective was to combine his musical passion and esoteric ideology which resulted in an obscure and macabre but rhythmic and atmospheric sound. This project required an appropriate moniker, which could integrate and mirror all those constituents.

When wandering in Mexico he uncovered local mythology and found his alter ego: " Ah Cama-Sotz ", named after a giant bat which used his extremely elongated sharp claws to decapitate his victims. In the mid-eighties he recorded his first tracks, which were given airplay on a controversial Antwerp local radio station, " radio centraal ", 106.7 FM. While on the air he attracted the attention of an electronic/ritual band called " Hybryds " which resulted into a ritual-ambient project/recording for the Antwerp zoo: " Soundtrack voor het aquarium " (project by hybryds and vidna obmana). When listening to ah cama-sotz' recordings you will ascertain his mephystological values interpolated with rhythmical-ritual ambience and accentuated with industrial vibes.

Ah Cama-Sotz will transport your subconscious in a mythical universe where his alter ego " Ah Cama-Sotz " haunts the night and proliferates anxiety amidst every living creature. Ah Cama-Sotz' music reflects the epitome of mankind's mis(t)ery and (in)humanity.
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Ah Cama-Sotz Discography Tracks

Albums

Ah Cama-Sotz Épithaphe (Album) Hands Productions Germany 1997 Sell This Version
BC02 Ah Cama-Sotz La Peste(LP, Album, Ltd) Bats & Cats BC02 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
Ah Cama-Sotz Terra Infernalis (Album) Hands Productions Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Ah Cama-Sotz U-Boot Nautilus (2) Belgium 2000 Sell This Version
act 104 Ah Cama-Sotz The House Of The Lordh(LP, Album, Ltd) Ant-Zen act 104 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
E07/E07.1 Frames A Second / Ah Cama-Sotz Frames A Second / Ah Cama-Sotz - Disorientation Box(CD, Album + CD, Mini + Box, Ltd) Spectre E07/E07.1 Belgium 2001 Sell This Version
Ah Cama-Sotz La Procesión De La Sangre (EP, Album) Hands Productions Germany 2002 Sell This Version
B024, D052, D053 Ah Cama-Sotz 10 Years Bat Vibez(2xCD, Album) Hands Productions, Hands Productions, Hands Productions B024, D052, D053 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
S18 Ah Cama-Sotz Ghost In The Shadow(CD, Album, Ltd) Spectre S18 Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
D086 Ah Cama-Sotz The Way To Heresy(CD, Album) Hands Productions D086 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
BC05, bc05 Ah Cama-Sotz Dead Cities(CD, Album) Bats & Cats, Bats & Cats BC05, bc05 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
bc06 Ah Cama-Sotz Declaration Of Innocence(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Bats & Cats bc06 Belgium 2008 Sell This Version
BC07 Ah Cama-Sotz Blood Will Tell(CD, Album) Bats & Cats BC07 Belgium 2010 Sell This Version
Ah Cama-Sotz Murder Themes II (Album) Hands Productions, Hands Productions, Hands Productions Germany 2013 Sell This Version
D190 Ah Cama-Sotz Obsession Diabolique(CD, Album) Hands Productions D190 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
D220 Ah Cama-Sotz State Of Mind(CD, Album) Hands Productions D220 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
D241 Ah Cama-Sotz Exorcise - Murder Themes III(CD, Album) Hands Productions D241 Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Ah Cama-Sotz Hecate's Psy Bats & Cats Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
Ah Cama-Sotz First Circle Of Hell Spectre Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
PBV03 Ah Cama Sotz* Baal(7", Ltd) Possessive Blindfold Recordings PBV03 US 1999 Sell This Version
Noc 2 Ah Cama-Sotz / P·A·L Ah Cama-Sotz / P·A·L - Guilty / Audiowall(7", Ltd) Nocturnus Noc 2 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
OEMP 002 Ah Cama-Sotz Poison(10", Ltd, Num, Blu) Old Europa Cafe OEMP 002 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
Ah Cama-Sotz Mantra (EP) Hands Productions Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Noc 4 Ah Cama-Sotz / Frames A Second Ah Cama-Sotz / Frames A Second - Ankh / Deceptive Rate(7", Ltd) Nocturnus Noc 4 Belgium 2000 Sell This Version
gg35 Ah Cama-Sotz Excramentos Diabolicos(7", Ltd, Num) Klanggalerie gg35 Austria 2001 Sell This Version