The new ADVERSUS opus 'Der Zeit abhanden' ('Lost in time') with the sub-title 'Elf Märchen für Entflohene' ('Eleven stories for escapees') is released as a bundle of CD and book in early December 2010.
On the musical side, mastermind Rosendorn and the current ADVERSUS musicians show their complete band width on two orchestral intro/outro composings and eleven brute-romantic songs in best ADVERSUS-
manner. Sophisticated bombastic orchestral composition alternate with dark and brutal metal attacks, being disrupted by folky-medieval strings and pipes and complexe synth-sequences. Throning over this arrangements there comes the opera voice of female singer Aysel, contrasted by Rosendorns weird hard shoutings.
During the almost 78 minutes of playing time ADVERSUS sound more accessible, but also harder and more pushing in comparison with their first albums. A major reason for that is the fat real drumset played by Thomas Eifert, who replaces the programmed beats of the early ADVERSUS works.
After the 2007 CD 'Laya', that has been a collection of more slow calm and acoustic tunes, the new album now turns back to the power and the whole impressing variety of stylistic elements known from the first two ADVERSUS full time albums 'Winter, so unsagbar Winter...' (2003) and 'Einer Nacht Gewesenes' (2005).
CD and book (in German language) together make a dark-romantic work of art, that has rarely been seen before. Eleven short-stories matching the lyrics of the eleven main songs on the CD, written by Rosendorn himself, form a thrilling and fascinating circle of tales on more than 160 pages. Rosendorn abducts the reader into a curious scary twilight zone between reality and somewhere else, where average people are facing living houses, children in a cellar, Kellerkindern, maids with grave candles, immortal warriors and things that crawl out of the mirror at night.
ADVERSUS have produced an impressive video clip for the song 'Ein Ding im Spiegel' ('A thing in the mirror'), whose combination of real filmed sequences and 3D animations already gained a lot of attention since its presentation on video pages like Youtube.
The CD and book bundle 'Der Zeit abhanden' is released by the cooperation of the German Sonorium label and the Periplaneta Verlag (publishing company in Berlin).
All music on 'Der Zeit abhanden' has been composed and recorded by Rosendorn in the band's project studio at Offenbach a.M., and was edited, mixed and mastered at TS-Musix studio at Zweibrücken by the Sonorium label owner Tommy Steuer, already known to the ADVERSUS fans as the guitar player on their first two albums.