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 NEW ALBUM 2023 

After 5 years STILL PATIENT? present their new album LOVE AND RITES OF RAGE.

The title gives a hint of the songs' thematic exploration: Love, pain and melancholy were set to music in good old Gothic Rock style.


This album goes back to the musical roots of the band, which has existed since 1988. A return to melodies and atmospheres that one would not expect after the releases of the last few years - sometimes powerful and rousing, sometimes quiet and dark.


An album with 13 songs that unite all varieties of the genre.

 SINCE JUNE 16 2023 





Still Patient? have managed to write an album full of tracks that are just crying out to be heard on a fog filled dancefloor. 'Rites of Rage' and 'Firefly' are classic Still Patient?, dark, brooding and everything you'd expect from a band of this calibre, and the sooner I hear 'Looking Glass' played loud over a big sounds system the better! 

Martin Oldgoth - Mondlicht (London), thirteen13 livestreams)

Since the SP? comeback, certainly the most homogeneous and coherent album for me, which also skilfully and tastefully bridges the gap between tradition and modernity.

Thomas Thyssen (Music Manager, DJ, Promoter, Author)

On their eighth studio album LOVE AND RITES OF RAGE, the German goth rockers from STILL PATIENT? go back to the glorious times of this genre.

The album starts with an opulent, almost four-minute intro called "The Beginning", which I could very well imagine as an intro for live gigs. The 11 actual album tracks (none of them shorter than 5 minutes!) are a great mixture of what this band does best: beautiful, often quite catchy songs, both potential club hits and ballad-like songs with solid guitar and bass work, paired with Andy's characteristic vocals. At the same time, the album seems to be cast in one piece, but by no means boring. And "Afterglow" also features a guest appearance by Minu-Schirin Samimi (Delta Komplex) on vocals. The album is rounded off by a beautiful, good 3 minute long outro called "The End. All in all, the four guys impressively prove that they are definitely still a force to be reckoned with.

DJ Cyberpagan (messthetics,

A very well produced gothic rock record that doesn't seem dusty and whose tracks you haven't heard a thousand times from other combos.
I don't call Andy Koa one of the most charismatic gothic rock voices of the present time without reason. Musically, I find the album absolutely successful. Here an adult voice meets excellent bass work, clean synths, paired with proper drums and well-tuned goth guitars.
With an average of 5 to 6 minute tracks, Love and Rites of Rage is not an album to snack on in between. You should take your time for this one.
It's not so easy to define play tips, because I actually like all tracks very much and the complete album contains no gap fillers in my opinion. Well done!
However, if you had to push someone with little time into the album, then I would recommend one of the following tracks as a play tip: Bitter Sweet and Afterglow (feat. Minu-Schirin Samimi).

Nino Sable (aeon sable)

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For the first time ever, STILL PATIENT? has released an album on Vinyl.
Limited to 199 copies, red vinyl, signed lyrics sheet, postcard and sticker included.

CD Album Version

Vinyl Version

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Comments (6)
Jul 20, 2023

There have been a number of recent releases from bands I like. However, the most hotly awaited was the new album from Still Patient? (official). 5 years since their last and in fact 5 years since I discovered them. Would this new one stand up against it? In short blew it out the water with just how amazing it is.

We had a pre release teaser with the song firefly that was true gothic rock we have come to expect, but with some added flourishes on keyboards of a progrock influence giving a new dimension to a well established and honed sound. Honestly it is probably my favourite track of the album, but it is like saying which amazing handcrafted chocolate you prefer in an assortment box over other equally amazing handcrafted chocolates. You will never be disappointed.

Unlike many albums released, this has gone down the classical music route and has the meat of the album contained within an intro and exit piece. Linking the individual tracks into a thematic collection. This has the effect of warming you up for the main tracts and calming you down after, the final song before the outro is called Afterglow and that is exactly what you are left with.

As a true goth band should the album explores issues of love, loss, anger and reflection, the name of the album suns it up. However, within these themes we have the optamisum that is provided by a strong stable bass line, the joy and passion of lead and rhythm guitars and topped with the strong reassuring voice of Andy Koa.

Ballads to bouncy tracks this album has so much to choose from and I can see many (I hope) in the future making it into DJ sets at goth club nights


Jul 16, 2023

Finally I had some time and sit down for this. It was already exciting to hear Downfall Prayer back in 2020 at the Heaven Rawkt show when the Band played in the Heaven Record store in Worms. It seemed to me the time the song was already less gothic-ROCK and more GOTHIC-rock (get the drift). Finally in 2022 the 5 track E.P came out and it was already very good. It was outstanding the duet between Andy and Felix on "since when". Now with the release of LOVE AND RITES OF RAGE the return to more GOTHIC than rock has been corroborated. From start to finish the Album, after hearing it now for 20+ times during the past 3 or so weeks offers so many details and very well created sounds and vocals. The collaboration with Minu-Schirin Samimi on "Afterglow" to me is a standout piece and will be listend to for a long time coming. I hope there will be more collaborations coming in the future. 5 years was a long time, the Album came at the right time and does not disappoint.


May 04, 2023

Komm nach Nürnberg


Apr 17, 2023

Hoffentlich auch auf Vinyl.

Apr 18, 2023
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I guess...


Apr 14, 2023

in the beginning there was nothing - in the end there was no one.



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