Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Carach Angren (Symphonic Black Metal)




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…


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

Releases Season of Mist


Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten

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


This Is No Fairytale

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


Death Came Through A Phantom Ship

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



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


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
Fri, May 04 2018 MT Paola Sin Fest 2018
Sat, Jun 09 2018 DE Würzburg Skaldenfest
Fri, Jun 22 2018 BE Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting 2018
Sat, Jun 23 2018 NO Halden Tons of Rock 2018
Fri, Jul 06 2018 RO Bucarest Headbangers Meeting 2018
Sat, Aug 04 2018 FI Tampere Festival Saarihelvetti
Sat, Aug 11 2018 PT Vagos Vagos Metal Fest 2018
Fri, Sep 14 2018 RU Moscow Zil Arena
Sat, Sep 15 2018 RU Saint Petersburg Mod Club
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