Artist: Nebelung
Album: Vigil
Track: Wanderer
Genre: Folk

Nebelung is the ancient german name for november, the month of melancholy and herald of forthcoming winter. It is at this time of the year — when the last leaves have fallen and the land lies bare and bleak –, when man has to let go his weapons and confess his weakness towards the omnipotence of nature. It is the time of coming home, embracing the beloved ones and drawing nearer to the fire. For those, who wander lonely through the nights, it is the time of introspectiveness, sorrow and despair. With their music, Nebelung capture these feelings, mirroring in autumn rain and winter nights.

Nebelung as a project was born in the autumn of 2004. Still its roots lead further back to a fullmoon Beltane night in the year of 1999, when Stefan and Thomas were wandering the forests around the Brocken in the german mountains of the Harz. In this night the woods revealed their stunning beauty and gave rise to a higher mystical understanding of man and nature. It is this spirituality, which inspires Nebelung to their lyrics and musical lines – dreaming deeper into woods and silence.

The “Nebelung” is a rare breed of the domestic cat. Nebelungs have long bodies, wide-set green eyes, long and dense fur, and mild dispositions. The name Nebelung — apparently a portmanteau of the German word for Mist or Fog and a medieval Germanic saga, “Nibelungenlied” — is perhaps derived from the cat’s distinctive silky blue-grey coat and from the breed’s progenitors, who were named after the two major figures in the “Nibelungenlied”, the German warrior Siegfried and the Icelandic queen Brunhilde.

The American foundation of this cat breed was laid by the cats Siegfried and Brunhilde . Cora Cobb, the owner of Siegfried and Brunhilde, was very impressed by the beauty of her blue/grey cats. Siegfried and Brunhilde looked like a Russian Blue but with a semi-long coat. To find out if it was possible to start a new breed with these cats, Cora got in touch with the geneticist of the American Cat Association. This geneticist, Dr. Solveig Pfleuger, said that the breed was best defined as semi-long haired Russian Blue. Supported by Dr. Pfleuger, Cora Cobb wrote the breeding standard according to the blue Russian, but with a difference: its coat length.
TICA Russian Blue breeders however, objected to this and as a result the breed standard was revised to describe a unique breed, resembling blue cats that had been imported from Russia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
was the first association to recognize the Nebelung and provides the breed standard. The goal of the Nebelung breeding program is to produce a blue cat with the same type as those early Russian imports and to combine this type with a thick shimmering coat of medium length. The body and tail are long, the ears large in proportion to the head, and the eyes range in color from yellowish green to green. Size is medium and the body well-muscled. The coat is medium long on the body and longer on the tail, with lighter colored guard hairs. The overall appearance is long, sturdy and well muscled.

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“The Place Inside” by Silent Partner (royalty-free) from YouTube Audio Library.

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This guitar has the Seymour Duncan Antiquity option.

Tone King Imperial 20th Anv. for amplification, and Timmy for overdrive. El Capistan for delay and Monsterpiece Stud for boost.