Ueli Heiniger (Solo): Bass Ambient Performance at Dark Art Exhibition

Czar Of Crickets Productions proudly presents its first Dark Art Exhibition at the L’UNIQUE in Basel. This will take place from 09.11. – 30.11.2017 (Tuesday – Saturday from 16:00) and includes art, which is connected to the dark side of the swiss music scene. Every Thursday exclusive special music performances by the great characters who evoke the light from a beautiful gloom will be presented.

On the 23th of November Palmer’s bass player Ueli will do a bass ambient performance (accoustic upright bass, loops and electronics).


Milena Kancheva : presents her photography collection UMBRA I
“motions and emotions transformed into dark mystic scenes”

SAROS Collective : presenting excerpts of skull carving/paintings/clothing

Exclusive sound performances by our special guests (You may donate for the musicians)

09.11.2017 – Opening concert (20:00 – 22:00)
ZATOKREV members play solo shows:
-Frédéric Hug
-Lucas Löw
-The Leaving

16.11.2017 (20:00 – 22:00)
B ( ) TONG – Chris Sigdell ( Phased/ Leaden Fumes) plays hostile soundscapes
-Marlon “Combineharvester” McNeill plays death

23.11.2017 (20:00 – 22:00)
-Ueli Heiniger (Palmer) – bass ambient performance
SULPHURA (C.S.R. / Schammasch) – dark ambient meditation

30.11.2017 (20:00 – 22:00)
-Sarah-Maria Bürgin plays Scratches Songs
Glauco Ceccarelli plays Glauco Ceccarelli

Czar Fest

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Friday April 14 and Saturday April 15, 2017 at Kaserne Basel.

The small, but mighty Basel (Switzerland) based record label Czar Of Crickets Productions is well known for its musically open minded and non-commercial oriented ideology. In its beginning days, the releases were mainly focussed on metal bands. Over the years, many bands of various musical genres and styles have found their home at Czar Of Crickets. Nowadays, the label can look back at 50 international releases (with most of the bands coming from Switzerland).

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the label, the first Czar Fest took place at the Kaserne Basel in April 2016. The two-day music festival was a huge crowd-pleaser and the media also praised the festival for its underground charm and the musical range.

After the successful first edition, Czar Fest will be back on April 14 (Revelations Day) and April 15 (Bullets Day) 2017 at the Kaserne Basel, Switzerland. The purpose of the festival is to bring together the best Swiss bands, regardless of their level of publicity.

Furthermore, Czar Fest 2017 will host a Rock Art Exhibition on both days on the premises of the Kaserne. This outstanding exhibition will display the works of five great young artists (photographers, designers and sculptors). This mix of music and art already contributed to the success of the Czar Fest in 2016.

The Czar Fest 2017 offers numerous highlights:

• Our special guests, the fantastic Basel based band Zeal & Ardor, who is at the moment taking over the world with their black metal influenced american slave gospel, are playing their first exclusive live show on Revelations Day! The mighty and highly praised Bölzer from Zürich will also play in Basel for the first time (Bullets Day)!

• Lo-fi demotapes thunder rock weirdos AUTISTI featuring Louis Jucker (Coilguns, Red Kunz, Ex-The Ocean) and Emile Zoé (Anna Aaron) will release their new album and play their first show in Basel on the Revelations Day. Sum Of R, ColdCell and When Icarus Falls will be playing songs from their new albums for the first time. In addition, When Icarus Falls will be offering their new album exclusively and one week before their worldwide release at Czar Fest.

The festival will start on Friday, April 14 at 18:00 with the Art Lounge Opening of the Rock Art Exhibition. The first 100 visitors will receive a free Czar Shot. In Addition, DJ Dannyramone will rock the crowd in between and after the live shows on Friday and Saturday. And last but not least, Radio-X will be broadcasting live from the festival for two days.

LINEUP 2017 & timetable

18:00: Doors / Art Lounge Opening
19:30: The Universe By Ear
20:20: Khaldera
21:10: Autisti (Louis Jucker & Emilie Zoé) – http://louisjucker.ch/autisti
22:00: Sum Of R
23:00: Zeal & Ardor
00:20: Scratches
01:00: Afterparty w/ Dj Dannyramone

06:00 Doors / Art Lounge Opening
20:00 Wolf Counsel
20:50 Palmer
21:40 ColdCell
22:30 When Icarus Falls
23:20 BÖLZER
00:30 GurD +official+
01:10 Afterparty w/ Dj Dannyramone


Luca Piazzalonga & Marco Kleiner – Zeal & Ardor – Stage relics

The Universe Is Not Enough – Artwork

Clo Elte – Pictures – Live and still life photography

SAROS Collective – Skull carving & clothing line

Milena Kancheva – Dark Art Photography

Digital Individual – Single Release

Digital Individual - Single

Hold your hats and turn it up to eleven! We release the single for our brandnew pounding track ‘Digital Individual’ together with a Lyric-Video premiered exclusively by Legacy – The Voice From The Dark Side today. The single is available via iTunes.

‘Digital Individual’ is 6 minutes of pure Palmer energy that will have you yearning for more! So forget all about your neighbours for now: turn it up and enjoy!

The new album ‘Surrounding The Void’ will be out on February 24th and can be pre-ordered on Czar ShopiTunes, Plastic Head or CeDe.ch.

New Album Surrounding The Void

Surrounding The Void

We are proud to announce that our 3rd Album entitled ‘Surrounding the Void’ will be officially released worldwide February 24th 2017 on our Label Czar Of Bullets! We’re so stoked to unleash the beast after the hard work that went into the album over the last one and a half years! The new album can be pre-ordered on Czar ShopiTunes, Plastic Head or CeDe.ch.

We are equally thrilled to be able to rock the stage at this years CZAR FEST on April 15th along with other great bands! Get Tickets for CZAR FEST and watch the trailer.

Cheers to 2017 and hope to see you guys soon!