… does not appear with noise and in the shape of monsters. The Evil is not violent, loud and evident. The Evil lurks inwardly; it is literate, sophisticated and polite. It smiles at you every day: on the internet, on TV, in the news and in the gazettes. The real Evil is charming, discreet, subtle and concealed with suits and ties…
SANKT VELTEN is the musical Alter Ego of Arnd, axeman of the German Cult Thrasher DARKNESS. SANKT VELTEN is a multi-european project with participants from Germany, Croatia and Switzerland.
"The discreet Charm of Evil" is the first album of SANKT VELTEN, released in November 2019. In this recording a wide range of musical influences is processed.
SANKT VELTEN appears as songwriter, singer, guitarist and on bass-guitar. Drums were played and recorded by Eldar "Piper" Ibrahimovic at AP Road Studios in Romania. Piper also mixed the album at his Studio Armageddon. Vocals and choir were recorded at SC - Sound Recording in Krefeld, Germany. The choir was sung by Catharina Demonica and SANKT VELTEN, the vocal - recordings were engineered by Holger Schreiber, who also did the Mastering. Guitars and Bass - guitar were recorded by SANKT VELTEN at His Soundforge at Brimstone Manor, located at the contemplative south bank of Lake Gehenna.