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Esben and the Witch (Expansive Primal Goth-Punk)


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Latest news: Tue, Nov 27 2018, ESBEN AND THE WITCH

Latest release: "Nowhere"

Release date: Fri, Nov 16 2018, US Fri, Nov 16 2018

ESBEN AND THE WITCH have kicked off their European tour tomorrow. During the first leg of the tour, the three piece will play shows in Belgium, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. At the start of 2019, the tour continues with several more shows in Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria and Poland.


27 Nov 18 Brighton (UK) Patterns
29 Nov 18 Paris (FR) Point Ephemere
30 Nov 18 Nantes (FR) Scene Michelet
01 Dec 18 Liile (FR) Malterie
02 Dec 18 Bern (CH) Dachstock
03 Dec 18 Milan (IT) Ligera
04 Dec 18 Bologna (IT) Freakout Club
06 Dec 18 Zurich (CH) Bogen F
07 Dec 18 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof Kesselhaus
08 Dec 18 Berlin (DE) Frannz Club

The band comments: "After months of honing these songs in our tiny rehearsal room we are psyched to be unleashing them upon stages across Europe. The songs of Nowhere will join together with some old favourites drawn from deep in the vaults. The wheels slowly begin to turn once more, see you out there. Onwards!"

ESBEN AND THE WITCH are playing in support of their newly released record ‘Nowhere’. The album is available in various formats in the Season of Mist shop.

Join ESBEN AND THE WITCH on their official Facebook page.


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Three-piece ESBEN AND THE WITCH have methodically strode their own path; a route which has enabled them to be inventively collaborative, stealthily prolific and fiercely independent. If anything, the band’s fifth record 'Nowhere', testifies to that and simultaneously celebrates the tenth anniversary of ESBEN AND THE WITCH.

It’s been ten years since guitarist Thomas Fisher and drummer Caniel Copeman crossed paths and teamed up to write music. After a number of failed auditions for a vocalist, Fisher had a fated meeting with long time friend Rachel Davies. Davies turned out to be the missing piece to complete the newly founded "Esben and the Witch", named after the foreboding Danish fairytale

The self-released '33 EP' (2009) and a 7" single entitled 'Lucia, at the Precipice' (2010) created a buzz that resulted in a first record deal for the band. With the single 'Marching Song' (2010), ESBEN AND THE WITCH heralded their debut full-length 'Violet Cries', a Gothic post-rock nightmare that hit the stores in January 2011. The album was immediately picked up by critics and fans alike, managing to climb to #13 in the UK Indie Chart.

2012 saw the trio commence work on their sophomore album 'Wash the Sins Not Only the Face' which was released in early 2013 and again scored critical praise. ESBEN AND THE WITCH decided to take matters into their own hands and published third full-length 'A New Nature' (2014) on their own imprint, 'Nostromo Records'.

In 2016, the band signed to Season of Mist, releasing fourth opus 'Older Terrors' later that year. The record marked a point in the career of ESBEN AND THE WITCH on which the trio’s songwriting crystallized into a mix of beauty, emotion, and musical depth. The musicians established their reputation as a masterful live act once more, ultimately recording and releasing their impressive set at Roadburn Festival 2017 as a live album.

Whilst maturing, experimenting and finetuning their sound, the three-piece is now back with their latest full-length, 'Nowhere'. With haunting, tranquil passages, a primal fierceness expressed in punk-influenced, distorted riffs and the alluring voice of vocalist Rachel, the extremities of beauty, noise and power have been tested over the past decade. We invite you to hear its manifestation on 'Nowhere'.


Name Instrument
Rachel Davies Vocals, bass
Thomas Fisher Guitar
Daniel Copeman Drums & electronics

Releases Season of Mist



General information
: Fri, Nov 16 2018
: Fri, Nov 16 2018
: Expansive Primal Goth-Punk
: SOM501
: available


Older Terrors

General information
: Fri, Nov 04 2016
: Fri, Nov 04 2016
: Dark Atmospheric Rock
: SOM402
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Thu, Jan 31 2019 DE Hamburg Molotow
Fri, Feb 01 2019 DE Cologne Artheater
Sat, Feb 02 2019 BE Brussel Magasin 4
Sun, Feb 03 2019 NL Utrecht Tivoli Club Nine
Mon, Feb 04 2019 NL Nijmegen Merlyn
Wed, Feb 06 2019 DE Hannover Lux
Thu, Feb 07 2019 DE Leipzig UT Connewitz
Fri, Feb 08 2019 DE Poznan Pod Minoga
Sun, Feb 10 2019 AT Vienna Viper Room
Mon, Feb 11 2019 DE Munich Ampere
Tue, Feb 12 2019 DE Alte Mälzerei Regensburg
Sat, Mar 09 2019 PL Warsaw Poglos
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