the Devil's Bris

by Aurelio Voltaire

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Scumbag From New York's alternative underworld comes Voltaire, an unusual melding of goth and folk with lyrics displaying great wit and a slightly cynical bent that somehow manage to bear the soul at times and relate stories at others. A surprising package indeed, but some dark fun to be had here! Favorite track: When You're Evil.
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    It’s the 13th Anniversary edition of The Devil’s Bris ~ The Devil’s Bar Mitzvah! Deluxe digipak edition contains the 8-page lyric book, a sticker, and a signed art card (please note that Voltaire’s signature is on the art card, not on the cover).

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This month, Projekt reprinted four of Aurelio Voltaire’s releases; five of the six are now in earth-saving non-jewel box packaging. To celebrate, we’ve put his entire catalog on sale for $10; and BOO HOO is a free download, to boot!
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Aurelio Voltaire’s 1998 debut contains “When You’re Evil,” one of his most downloaded / streamed track.

Something wicked this way comes: Voltaire. Direct from the underground New York goth scene comes this strange brew of gypsy violins, driving rhythms, sardonic wit and turn-of-the-century mayhem. Combining beautiful old-world melodies with viciously sarcastic lyrics, The Devil's Bris is the Three Penny Opera of the twenty-first century. With Wagnerian bravado and Brechtian allure, Voltaire has crafted twelve songs of love, loss, revenge and dismemberment sure to bring a smile to even the darkest of souls.


A review from 1998 in Dreams of Decadance:

The level of musicianship on The Devil’s Bris is outstanding. The music is primarily violin driven, though both the guitar and cello are also prevalent. The overall musical effect is pleasant and gothic. The disk opens with “Ex Lover’s Lover,” a bitter song in which the vocalist fantasizes about the different ways he’d like to kill his ex lovers’ current lovers. The second song, “Anniversary,” is a heartfelt love song that plays an interesting counter point to “Ex Lover’s Lover.” I liked all of the songs on Bris, especially “The Man Upstairs,” “Shalom,” and “When You’re Evil.”

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released July 8, 1998

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Projekt is America's premier independent label specializing in passionately intense introspective music across a variety of genres (ambient, ethereal, electronic,darkwave, goth, dreampop & more). Projekt is home to a diverse roster including Steve Roach, Voltaire, Erik Wollo, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Forrest Fang, Mark Seelig, Lycia and others. ... more

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