I bring thy Schandmaul's latest album: Uendlich. Released 2014.
Schandmaul is a German medieval folk rock band from the Munich area.
As well as using modern instruments such as the bass and electric guitar, the band also utilizes instruments typically used in Medieval folk songs such as the bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy or shawm, to produce their trademark folk rock sound.
The name 'Schandmaul' translates roughly to 'evil tongue' and refers to their mascot of a grinning skeletal jester.
Schandmaul was founded in the summer of 1998 when six musicians from Munich and the surrounding area, then members of different bands, came together for a folk rock concert. They were dissatisfied with performing nothing but cover-versions and so decided to write a few songs of their own for the event. The very first song written by the newly formed band, Teufelsweib (lit. Devil-Woman), already exhibited the sound that, cultivated and developed over the years, is considered typical for Schandmaul.
The first concert took place in the bar 'Die Hexe' (lit. 'The Witch' ) in Gröbenzell. The self-deprecating name 'Schandmaul' was chosen to be used by the band at the event, inspired by a jester from a deck of cards. The jester is viewed as a fool, but this indignity gains him the privilege to speak his mind freely, and accordingly, the outdated swearword 'Schandmaul' refers to somebody who frequently says things considered rude or outrageous.
The success of the concert spawned their desire to produce a CD, which was to be the self-produced album Wahre Helden (lit. True Heroes).
Their abundance of creative energy inspired more songs and a second album, titled Von Spitzbuben und anderen Halunken (lit. Of Rogues and Other Scoundrels), was released in 2000. That same year, the band signed with concert promoter Extratours, who has been responsible for the band's live shows ever since.
Thomas Lindner – vocals, acoustic guitar, accordion
Birgit Muggenthaler-Schmack – flutes, shawms, bagpipe, vocals
Anna Kränzlein – violin, hurdy gurdy, vocals
Martin "Ducky" Duckstein – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, classical guitar, vocals
Stefan Brunner – drums, percussion, vocals
Matthias Richter – bass, upright bass (since 2003)
01. Trafalgar (03:39)
02. Tippelbruder (03:12)
03. Kaspar (03:14)
04. In Deinem Namen (04:43)
05. Bunt und Nicht Braun (03:43)
06. Mit Der Flut (02:51)
07. Baum Des Lebens (03:47)
08. Tangaossa (03:56)
09. Euch Zum Geleit (04:11)
10. Saphira (04:33)
11. Mittsommer (04:18)
12. Little Miss Midleton (02:52)
13. Der Teufel... (02:42)
14. Mein Bildnis (04:04)
15. Marchenmond (06:47)
01. Trafalgar (Acoustic Version) (04:15)
02. Tippelbruder (Acoustic Version) (02:25)
03. Kaspar Mit Stefan Dettel (Acoustic Version) (02:51)
04. In Deinem Namen (Acoustic Version) (03:27)
05. Bunt und Nicht Braun (Acoustic Version) (03:08)
06. Mit Der Flut (Acoustic Version) (02:37)
07. Baum Des Lebens (Acoustic Version) (03:28)
08. Euch Zum Geleit (Acoustic Version) (04:05)
09. Saphira (Acoustic Version) (04:08)
10. Mittsommer (Acoustic Version) (03:01)
11. Der Teufel... (Acoustic Version) (01:35)
12. Mein Bildnis (Acoustic Version) (03:16)
13. Marchenmond (Acoustic Version) (03:29)