Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Carach Angren (Symphonic Black Metal)

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Biography

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The Dutch masters of horror are back with their most flamboyant album so far. On ‘Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten’, CARACH ANGREN are painting musical pictures that easily combine the grandiose depth of a Rembrandt with Van Gogh's maelstrom of whirling colours and the utter madness of Bosch. This lusciously seductive danse macabre will drag you in and never let go.

CARACH ANGREN have employed all the sonic colours on their palette to dazzling effect. Their trademark whipping guitars are weaving harsh melodies and sinister soundscapes, which are beautifully contrasted by opulent keyboards and majestic orchestrations. That Till Lindemann (RAMMSTEIN) and Peter Tägtgren (PAIN) have called upon the composition talent of Clemens "Ardek" Wijers is a telling sign of his outstanding mastery of the craft. Another signatory counterpoint is provided by Seregor's fierce rasping and shrieking vocals. Adding to the impact, Namtar has become a relentless driving force with his hart hitting yet intricate drumming. Each track on this album is a highlight on its own, while combined 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' simply shines.

CARACH ANGREN set out to tell ghost-stories with a set of paranormal cases recorded on the demo 'The Chase Vault Tragedy' (2004). This was soon followed by the official release of the 'Ethereal Veiled Existence' EP (2005) as a prelude to the haunting 'Lammendam' (2008). The Dutch had a clear vision of combining a dark baroque style of metal with horror based lyrical concepts. Their sophomore full-length 'Death Came through a Phantom Ship' (2010) witnessed the band setting sail to bring their eccentric and capturing live performances to audiences and festivals all over Europe. In the wake of third album 'Where the Corpses Sink Forever' (2012), the haunting had reached the Americas and started to spread rapidly. This recorded added a serious side to the lyrics of CARACH ANGREN. While firmly remaining in the horror genre, their tales revolve around the evils of war. This mature streak was taken a step further with the fourth full-length 'This Is No Fairytale', which is on the surface a darker variation of the "Hansel and Gretel" story from the Brothers Grimm collection, but also deals with the too real topic of child abuse in a dysfunctional family.

With ‘Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten’, CARACH ANGREN are returning to "pure" storytelling with episodes that are centered on a girl playing a little too long with her Ouija board. The Dutch have pushed their unashamedly theatric style to a new intense height. You do not believe us yet? Press play and unleash these radiant ghosts into your home…

Line-up

Name Instrument
Seregor Vocals, guitars
Ardek Keyboards, orchestra
Namtar Drums

Releases Season of Mist

Som414

Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten

General information
: Fri, Jun 16 2017
: Fri, Jun 16 2017
: Horror Metal
: SOM414
: available

Som347

This Is No Fairytale

General information
: Mon, Feb 23 2015
: Tue, Feb 24 2015
: Black Metal
: SOM347
: available

Som304

Death Came Through A Phantom Ship

General information
: Fri, Jul 19 2013
: Tue, Jul 23 2013
: Symphonic Black Metal
: SOM304
: available

Som302

Lammendam

General information
: Fri, Jul 19 2013
: Tue, Jul 23 2013
: Symphonic Black Metal
: SOM302
: available

Som261

Where The Corpses Sink Forever

General information
: Fri, May 18 2012
: Tue, Jun 05 2012
: Symphonic Black Metal
: SOM261
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Tue, Oct 16 2018 US Mesa, AZ Club Red +Empyrean Throne
Thu, Oct 18 2018 US Austin, TX Come and Take it Live!
Fri, Oct 19 2018 US Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar
Sat, Oct 20 2018 US Houston, TX Acadia
Sun, Oct 21 2018 US New Orleans, LA Southport Hall
Mon, Oct 22 2018 US Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Tue, Oct 23 2018 US Orlando, FL The Haven
Wed, Oct 24 2018 US Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
Thu, Oct 25 2018 US Richmond, VA Canal Club
Fri, Oct 26 2018 US Stanhope, NJ The Stanhope House
Sat, Oct 27 2018 US Manchester, NH Jewel Nightclub
Sun, Oct 28 2018 US New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
Fri, Dec 07 2018 CL Santiago Inferno Fest
Sun, Dec 09 2018 BR Sao Paulo Extreme Hate Festival
Thu, Dec 13 2018 CO Bogota Ace of Spades Club
Fri, Dec 21 2018 NL Amstelveen P60 +The Monolith Deathcult
Mon, Dec 24 2018 NL Eindhoven Dynamo Dark Xmas Ritual 2018
Sat, Apr 20 2019 NO Oslo Inferno Festival 2019 Exact date TBA
Sat, Jul 20 2019 SE Gävle Gefle Metal Festival 2019 Exact date TBA
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