"And again they defy definition, slip away from the grid of specific genre characteristics for spreading on 12 songs a musical language that sounds different but familiar, that adapts and permutes, that creates and deconstructs, that bears space and claustrophobic closeness...

KASBEK is the essence of the band´s last two years and, at the same time, an analysis of its history without sounding retrospective or backward-looking. In fact, quite to the contrary, with songs like "Oblivion", "Vento", "Sleep" or the enchanting "Dust & Dew", which are acoustic derivatives, owning all that the GOLDEN APES' sound is made of but unique in their own right...for being further, more resolute, deeper...Anthemic, dark, elegiac, disturbing and yet somehow soothing..."(Vito Schneider)

Available as compact disc, digital download and limited vinyl edition


Friday, June 7th 2019

From today on, KASBEK is officially released (as digipack, digital download and special vinyl edition) and you can get your copy via our shop, bandcamp or the record dealer of your choice.

The links you can find right above this NEWS section ...

Monday, August 5th 2019

Thank you so much for giving KASBEK an unbelievable #7 in the German Alternative Charts.

We bow our heads full of gratitude and flattered happiness...

Sunday, August 10th 2019

Just two weeks left til´ we share the stage of Berlins Lido with the magnificent and loveable Actors, whose "It will come to you" was one of the finest releases of the last year.

For further details have a look at the live section ...


From the veiny rivers of melancholy to the craggy rocks of disturbance, from the glaciated deserts of bleakness to the vast oceans of longing, from the lightless chasms of despair to the highest peaks piercing a bright sky - you can't put your finger on an emotional map and find certainty about the place the music of Golden Apes will bring you to. It is all in there and on opposite poles at the same time, an atlas shaping and changing with every sound that enters your ears, with every syllable that enters your head. Trojan harmonies ...

And from their debut "Stigma 3.am" (2000) to their latest output "Kasbek" (2019) the Golden Apes manage to deny any kind of tangibility, step back behind the music like being messengers only, delivering the map that guides you, leads you out to the land of swarms, to the places that scare and shelter you ... to the rivers and the deserts ...


January 16th 2020 | Hafenklang | Hamburg (Germany) | Details

January 17th 2020 | Baracke 5 | Ilmenau (Germany) | Details

January 18th 2020 | Potrvá | Prague (Czechia) | Details

March 21st 2020 | Dark Spring Festival XI | BiNuu | Berlin (Germany) | Details