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A lot of people didn’t know (I didn’t know it by myself) that we are key figures of the “Neofolk” movement ;)

read more at Plastic Bomb (Review deutsch) – nur ein Scherz schönes Review!

Dieses Album ist ein phantastischer Beleg, dass man „so eine Musik“, also düsteren, sphärischen Songwriter-Kram mit Neofolk-Einschlag hören und geil finden kann und trotzdem einen großen Bogen um den Vollidioten Douglas Pearce bzw „Death in June“ machen kann. Und dass man, wenn man „so eine Musik“ machen will, als Künstler nicht zwangsläufig nach Rechts schielen muss. Reverend Elvis spielt großartige Folk-Country-Gospel-Blues-Rockabilly-Gitarren-Stücke, alle sehr Lo-Fi aufgenommen und singt dazu mit geil quäkiger Stimme. Ein Teil der Songs auf der Compilation aus 11 Jahren sind von ihm, der Rest sind Covernummern von bekannten Bands wie Iron Maiden, Anti Nowhere League,(falsch aber gute Idee A.d. Band) Danzig und so weiter. Alles sehr gut und absolut unpeinlich umgesetzt und auch vorgetragen….außer vielleicht die Sturmhaube mit Brille drunter auf dem Artwork, aber das verzeihe ich. Dafür gibt’s ein eindeutig antirassistisches Statement auf dem Backcover, da bin ich erst recht Fan!! (Docu Ment Music) – Ronja plastic-bomb.eu

Gospel of the Underground – Reverend Elvis and the Undead Syncopators VINYL

including the previously unreleased track „Ramadan-Ding-Dong“

Test pressing

Tracks

Darkness On My Mind 02:22
music and lyrics: A.E. Freier
originally released 2004
from album „Legend of the Undead“
additional musicians: Carsten „Casi“ Harbeck (bass, git)

Soon One Morning 02:43
music and lyrics: A.E. Freier
originally released 2013
from album „Desperation“

Kill Kill Kill 01:47
music and lyrics: A.E. Freier
originally released 2009
from album „*Punk*“
additional musicians: Dirk „Shadow“ Schmettow (Bass)

Baby Bye Bye 02:06
music and lyrics: A.E. Freier
originally released 2004
from album „Legend of the Undead“
additional musicians: Dirk „Shadow“ Schmettow (bass) Sylvia Schmidt (backvox)

You Are Dead Before You Died 02:23
music and lyrics: A.E. Freier
originally released 2008 Devils Ruin Rec. USA
released 2009
from album „Death Country“

Killerwolf 02:44
music and lyrics: A.E. Freier
originally released 2009
from album „*Punk*“
additional musicians: Dirk „Shadow“ Schmettow (Bass)

Mood For Hate 03:23
music and lyrics: A.E. Freier
originally released 2004
from album „Legend of the Undead“
additional musicians: Dirk „Shadow“ Schmettow (bass)

666 02:08
music and lyrics: A.E. Freier
originally released 2009
from album „*Punk*“
additional musicians: Dirk „Shadow“ Schmettow (Bass)

Race With The Devil 02:21
music and lyrics: John Mcneill
originally released 2015
from album „I hate People“
additional musicians: Daniel Thiede (git) Tom Müller (dr)
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They Know What You Do 02:13
music and lyrics: A.E. Freier
originally released 2013
from album „Desperation“
additional musicians: Dirk „Shadow“ Schmettow (Bass)

I Cast A Lonesome Shadow 02:15
music and lyrics: Hank Thompson
originally released 2013
from album „Desperation“

I Hate People 02:04
music and lyrics: A.E. Freier
originally released 2015
from album „I hate People“
additional musicians: Daniel Thiede (git) Tom Müller (dr)

13 02:26
music and lyrics: Glenn Danzig
originally released 2004
from album „Legend of the Undead“

Mournin‘ 02:38
music and lyrics: A.E. Freier
originally released 2013
from album „Desperation“

Rockabilly Riot 02:26
music and lyrics: A.E. Freier
originally released 2009
from album „*Punk*“
additional musicians: Dirk „Shadow“ Schmettow (Bass)

Darkworld 04:00
music: Daniel Thiede lyrics: A.E. Freier
originally released 2015
from album „I hate People“
additional musicians: Daniel Thiede (git) Tom Müller (dr)

Highwayman 03:05
music and lyrics: Jimmy Webb
originally released 2013
from album „Desperation“

Ramadan-Ding-Dong 02:04
music and lyrics: A.E. Freier
previously unreleased
additional musicians: Daniel Thiede (git)

Reverend Elvis on Document Records!

Reverend Elvis and the Undead Syncopators on Document Records!

Document Records is proud to announce our upcoming releases for fall/2017. Music & Culture apart the short-lived fashion and middle of the road mainstream culture. One of the extraordinary figures in the music scene of the last decade is Reverend Elvis/ A.E. Freier. He released a bunch of records in Europe and USA with several of the highest talented musicians you ears can hear. So its time for a retrospective of his music and art. Focused on his European label „Suzy Q Records“ . The „Reverend“ is calling his music themself „Underground Rock’n’Roll“. So give them a try.

DOCUMENT – music of our time!

Reverend Elvis and the Undead Syncopators „Gospel of the Underground“ – Best of Suzy Q Years! 2003 – 2017! DOC-LP-389

Release Date: October 2017


PRESS

It doesn’t need complexity to create great music. When HANK WILLIAMS wrote „Ramblin‘ Man“ in 1951, he concentrated on two alternating chords. The recording from 1953 is based on a simple rhythm-guitar accompanied by some fiddle and steel guitar that keep in the background. REVEREND ELVIS AND THE UNDEAD SYNCOPATORS manage to even strip down the song a little more. Their version is built around an electric guitar with cool reverb and the Reverend’s charismatic voice. There are some guitar fills included and as well as a low rimclick-rhythm of the snare, nevertheless ist a very minimalistic attempt to concentrate on the core: an atmosphere of unrest that sometimes is like a curse. This dark interpretation is typical for „I Hate People“ (Suzy Q Records) Christoph Kutzer Musicjounalist

Reverend Elvis delivers us a sermon based on the one true message. The message of keeping real music alive, music that is being slowly strangled by the demons of mass-produced plastic pop, music that is having its lifeblood drained by those TV so-called talent shows. From his rock and roll pulpit he is throwing down almighty fireballs upon the puke-spewing unit shifting crap machine whilst thrusting a cold hard needle in his arm to give a blood transfusion straight into the heart of Hillbilly, 50’s Punk, Blues, Psycho Gospel, Country and Rockabilly. Trebuchet Magazin (UK)/ Carl Byron Batson

Das hat so einen Moment der Wahreheit. Der Kulturkritiker Georg Seeßlen über Reverend Elvis im Deutschlandfunk

One of the best songs ever written! Joe Buck (Hank3, Legendary Shack Shakers) about Reverend Elvis‘ song „I Hate People“

„Thank you so much for this music, I’m really addicted to the new album. Simply brilliant, catchy, and raw!“ Carol Rebbel / As Diabatz