Prodigy and Katie Kat
Cynthia von Buhler, Prodigy (Mobb Deep) and Katie Kat collaborated on a song, Illuminati. Cynthia's idea was to merge rap with opera. The song is performed live at The Illuminati Ball.
Castle von Buhler Records
In addition to being the lead singer of two seminal Boston bands, Women of Sodom and Countess, Cynthia von Buhler was a co-owner of the award-winning indie record label, Castle von Buhler.
Splashdown (Capitol Records) was formed and managed by Cynthia von Buhler. Splashdown consisted of guitarist/bassist Adam Buhler, singer/pianist Melissa Kaplan and electronic programmer Kasson Crooker.
While they were together, the band played on the East Coast leg of the Lilith Fair tour in 1999. One of their songs, "Karma Slave," was featured on the soundtrack for the film Titan AE. Many of Splashdown's fans credit the Lilith Fair gigs and "Karma Slave" for helping them discover the band. In addition, the song "A Charming Spell" was featured on an episode of the TV show Charmed, and "Games You Play" was heard in an episode of Angel.
Women of Sodom
Cynthia von Buhler was the lead singer, lyric writer and creator of Women of Sodom. The music is distributed through Orchard and can be purchased on iTunes and elsewhere.
“Behind the Door/The Doctor Song”, single record, released 1996
“Boots”, full-length CD, released 1997
“Women who have their own power, whether it’s sexual, or whether it’s material -- we still don’t know how to label them; they’re still a threat. We still want to brand them either a witch, bitch, or a psycho.” - Women of Sodom
“The church only knows two kinds of women, harlots and saints.” - Women of Sodom
Women of Sodom have headlined shows in NYC, Chicago, Ohio, New Orleans (on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras), Boston and all along the east coast of the US. They have opened for Lords of Acid, Gwar, Chem Lab, God Lives Underwater, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Psychotica, and many others. In New York City they performed at Roseland Ballroom, Brownies, Coney Island High, and Mother. In Boston they performed at The Paradise, Axis, Avalon, The Middle East downstairs, and almost all of the smaller clubs.
Best Music Poll winner, The Boston Phoenix, 1997
Articles and reviews have appeared in Boston Magazine (cover story), The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix (2 cover stories), Entertainment Today (Los Angeles, cover story), Alternative Press, Improper Bostonian (cover story), Skin Two and Skin Two Online (UK, cover story), Outburn, Magnet, CMJ Monthly, Option, and many other newspapers, magazines, and fanzines. The group has been interviewed on WFNX and WBCN in Boston and were in rotation on college radio station across the nation as well as commercial alternative stations in Isreal and Germany.
Cynthia von Buhler was the lead singer, lyric writer and creator of Countess.
“The Countess” full-length CD, released January 2001, Castle von Buhler Records (funded by MCA Records)
"Most of the events and monologues depicted in this music actually happened to me while I was managing a band signed to a major label. The experience made me angry enough to kill, so I thought I would share it with you through music instead. I have embellished the story by adding a suicide, a murder, and an earthquake, but everything else is true." - Countess
"Even as a little girl, our heroine dreams of glittering stardom. The seductive writhings of MTV enflame her drive and reflect her golden destiny. In her mind, she sees herself inside that box, gyrating and squirming like a rutting animal, giving the greedy world a taste of what it so badly wants -- her. Her fierce determination to escape the prison of teen suburbia carves a path of victorious beauty pageants and talent contests, a path that brings her to the shrewd attention of the entertainment industry at an early age. In the twilight decadence of the American hyperpower, as the great entertainment factory belches forth the putrid spew of lowest-common-denominator culture, the innocent princess enters the labyrinthine court of the modern-day Machiavellians." - Countess
The Cutting Room, New York City, May 4, 2001; Lilli’s Club, Boston, April 2001; The Milky Way, Boston, March 2001; “One Million Voices” Pro-Choice benefit, The Middle East Downstairs, January 2001; “Hollywood Hell”, The Paradise, November 16, 2001, co-headlining with the Bentmen; “Royally Fucked,” The Paradise, Boston, June 2001, opening for Karen Finley; Countess performed as part of the NEMO Music Industry Convention, Boston, April 2001; Bill’s Bar, Boston, February 8, 2001; Lilli’s Club, Boston, December 2, 2001
Countess were nominated for a Boston Music Award in the category of Best Club Act, April 2002
Articles have appeared in Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe (cover story), The Boston Phoenix (cover story), New York Arts (feature story), and many others. The group has been interviewed on WFNX , WBCN, and WAAF in Boston and has been played on radio stations across the USA, Canada, and Israel.