Antigone's Fate

NSP 157 :  Antigone's Fate - Insomnia CD

Release date: January 26th, 2018

Album shirt, limited to 55 copies - available in XXL, XL, L, M & S

ANTIGONE’S FATE was founded in 2015 as a side-project by multi-instrumentalist Ruun, when the newly written songs - all of which created during a difficult phase of Ruun’s life – turned out to be too out-of-character for his other bands.

Thus, while initially being created only for himself, a lot of the ANTIGONE’S FATE material withered away on his hard disc without Ruun considering an actual album release.

When, in 2017, he began writing new songs for one of his earlier bands, it turned out that during this previous stage of personal development he had actually moved too far away from the band in terms of subject matter and style. The logical consequence of this process was to reactivate ANTIGONE’S FATE – and not just in order to release the already written material, but as a long-term outlet for his creativity.

Consequently, „Insomnia“ can be seen as a conceptual first sign in the life of ANTIGONE’S FATE. Yet in spite of that, it remains only a fragment of the whole which led to the project’s founding, and the coming years hold the possibility of assembling previous chapters, while also working on brand new material, and thus eventually closing the circle of past and future.

ANTIGONE'S FATE is recommended for fans of Gallowbraid, Vallendusk, Agalloch, Nagelfar, Empyrium, Horn and similar bands.

The CD comes as Collector's Edition in Digipack (ltd. 300), as well as regular edition in jewel case.


1. In endlosen Eiswüsten (11:22)
2. Mauern aus Glas (8:57)
3. Insomnia 32.3 (11:57)
4. Monumente des Verfalls (17:30)


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"„Insomnia“ ist ein so abwechslungsreiches wie konsistentes und überwältigendes Album, das von Anfang bis Ende begeistert. Der wuchtige, ungeschliffene Sound mag noch ein wenig verbesserungswürdig sein, wie auch stellenweise die spielerische Performance, doch angesichts der immensen Wirkung, die „Insomnia“ auf emotionaler Ebene ausübt, sind diese winzigen Mängel absolut zu vernachlässigen. Ein monumentales Erstlingswerk, das ANTIGONE’S FATE als vielversprechendes neues Projekt präsentiert, das es trotz potentiell langer Wartezeiten auf den Nachfolger im Auge zu behalten gilt."
9/10 -

"Insomnia is a dark and chilling portrait, painted by an artist struggling to find his way, but through a pseudonym, he allows expression of character to take you through the story of the picture. When/if Ruun decides to add to the discography of ANTIGONE'S FATE, we will be waiting impatiently for another hit of peaceful darkness vs. Black Metal artistic tendencies."
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4/5 -

"Neben den bereits erwähnten Bands [Summoning, Dornenreich], die als grober Vergleich dienen können, wäre noch NAGELFAR zu nennen, wobei die noch etwas ruppiger zu Werke gehen. ANTIGONE'S FATE klingen in Summe melodischer, intellektueller und atmosphärischer.  Wer auch nur im Ansatz etwas mit dieser Art von Musik anfangen kann, sollte sich dieses wirklich überzeugende Debütalbum zu Gemüte führen."
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