Umbra Et Imago

Umbra Et Imago

Umbra et Imago (lt.: "Shadow and Image") was formed in autumn 1991 and initially (first 2 albums) was a genuine dark electro wave gotik band; soonafter becomes a gothic metal-/Neue Deutsche Härte-band. In picking up Sigmund Freud's idea that sexuality was the center of our being they processed sadomasochistic fantasies though their cynic lyrics. The band is famous for incorporating BDSM acts and complex pyrotechnics into their live shows.

Umbra Et Imago Discography


06308 - 26 Umbra Et Imago Träume, Sex Und Tod (Album) Spirit Records (5) 06308 - 26 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
26 06319-2 Umbra Et Imago Infantile Spiele (Album) Spirit Records (5) 26 06319-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
09-06322 Umbra Et Imago Remember Dito(CD, MiniAlbum) Spirit Records (5) 09-06322 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
SPV 085-35052 CD, none Umbra Et Imago Gedanken Eines Vampirs (Album) Deathwish Office SPV 085-35052 CD, none Germany 1995 Sell This Version
SON 0195-2 Umbra Et Imago Mystica Sexualis (Album, Maxi) Spirit Production SON 0195-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
SPV 085-61832 CD Umbra Et Imago The Hard Years (Album) Oblivion (2) SPV 085-61832 CD Germany 1997 Sell This Version
SPV 085-62062 CD Umbra Et Imago Machina Mundi (Album) Oblivion (2) SPV 085-62062 CD Germany 1998 Sell This Version
SPV 089-62440 Umbra Et Imago Mea Culpa (Album) Oblivion (2) SPV 089-62440 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
SPV 088-62700 CD ltd. Umbra Et Imago Dunkle Energie (Album) Oblivion (2) SPV 088-62700 CD ltd. Germany 2001 Sell This Version
SPV 555-63477 DVD+CD Umbra Et Imago Die Welt Brennt(DVD-V, PAL + CD) Oblivion (2) SPV 555-63477 DVD+CD Germany 2002 Sell This Version
INDIGO CD 3254-2 Umbra Et Imago Memento Mori (Album) Spirit Production INDIGO CD 3254-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
INDIGO 5606-2 Umbra Et Imago Motus Animi (Album) Spirit Production INDIGO 5606-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
CD 66992 Umbra Et Imago Imago Picta (Album) Spirit Production CD 66992 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
INDIGO 903142 Umbra Et Imago Opus Magnus (Album) Spirit Production INDIGO 903142 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
SPV 309810 2DVD+2CD Umbra Et Imago 20 (Comp) Oblivion (2) SPV 309810 2DVD+2CD Germany 2011 Sell This Version
SPV 266790 BOX Umbra Et Imago Die Unsterblichen (EP, Album) Oblivion (2) SPV 266790 BOX Germany 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SON 0155-2 Umbra Et Imago Sex Statt Krieg (Maxi) Spirit Production SON 0155-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
SON 0253-2 Umbra Et Imago Kein Gott Und Keine Liebe (Single) Spirit Production SON 0253-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
none, SPV 055-62403 CDS Umbra Et Imago Featuring Tanzwut Umbra Et Imago Featuring Tanzwut - Weinst Du?(CD, Single) Oblivion (2), SPV GmbH none, SPV 055-62403 CDS Germany 1999 Sell This Version
SPV 055-62713 CDS Umbra Et Imago Featuring Tanzwut Umbra Et Imago Featuring Tanzwut - Feuer Und Licht(CD, Maxi) Oblivion (2), SPV GmbH SPV 055-62713 CDS Germany 2001 Sell This Version
INDIGO 3193-2 Umbra Et Imago Sweet Gwendoline (Maxi) Spirit Production INDIGO 3193-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
INDIGO 90580-2 Umbra Et Imago Gott Will Es (EP, Maxi) Spirit Production INDIGO 90580-2 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
none Umbra Et Imago Liebeslied(CDr, Single, Promo) Indigo (2) none Germany 2010 Sell This Version
4050486021910 Umbra Et Imago Ohne Dich(CD, Single, Ltd) Planet Vampire 4050486021910 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
SPV 309543 CD-S Umbra Et Imago Davon Geht Die Welt Nicht Unter(CD, EP) Oblivion (2), SPV GmbH SPV 309543 CD-S Germany 2011 Sell This Version


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January 11, 2010
Once upon a time I left here a childish comment regarding this ... err... group. Well, the comment still might be somewhere around, but so are Umbra Et Imago - at first mention a thought provoking imaginary art-group but once seen and heard - well, it's a matter of taste(lessness) they say anyway so if you insist - enjoy. The pleasure should be all yours.

I don't mean to sound rude to those who idolize them for some reason, but Umbra Et Imago are one particular proof shock value isn't necessarily what makes a perfect concept. They so desperately want it to be concept rather than product (or even worse, a by-product) of a specific music genre, it seems the only way out of gothic hell is calling for Buffy.

And if the devil does exist, he should be truly offended by these constant beastly visual presentations of himself... Theatrical mainly to the point of being ridicules, Umbra Et Imago mix sex, electronics and trashy industrial death-or-so-metal sound to bad taste extremes. 'Mozart' to start with - well, the real Mozart was already sweet enough he ended up in tasty chocolates. He would have never hoped for this reflection of 'seine kleine Nachtmusik'; heavy make up and costumes to hide ultimate lack of identity behind. Or maybe Umbra Et Imago believe Wolfgang would roll in his grave for a dozen eternities... Now that's a bore.

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