Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Impure Wilhelmina (Post-core / Rock)

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Biography

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IMPURE WILHELMINA have been creating music on the border between rock and metal for over 20 years. Founded by vocalist and guitarist Michael Schindl and his brother David on drums in 1996, the band from Geneva made a strong impact with their self-released debut album 'Afraid' (1999), which saw the Swiss being regarded on the same level with compatriots such as NOSTROMO and KNUT from the local metallic hardcore scene.

During the next years, the line-up of IMPURE WILHELMINA underwent many changes, while revolving around main composer and lyricist Michael Schindl. These creative encounters allowed the band to endlessly rethink their direction and turn each of their albums into a singular piece, while keeping a unique touch, mixing intensity, heaviness, melody and melancholy.

IMPURE WILHELMINA released a self-titled 7" in 1996, the 'Undressing Your Soul' EP in 1998, a split EP with ORDEAL in 2001, and five full-lengths so far. The critically acclaimed 'I Can't Believe I Was Born in July' (2003) and 'L'amour, la mort, l'enfance perdue' (2005) have been viewed as key albums regarding the band's style, while 'Prayers and Arsons' (2008) marked a new step in their evolution with the inclusion of more rock elements.

Not resting on their laurels, IMPURE WILHELMINA generated much enthusiasm and surprise with their recently released full-length 'Black Honey', which was first released on vinyl in 2014 and followed by a CD in 2015. This album features more prominent and clean singing. Overall less aggressive, 'Black Honey' boosts emotional intensity and melodic atmospheres, while revealing multiple new facets of the band.

Over the years, IMPURE WILHELMINA have garnered an excellent reputation as a particularly strong live entity and shared stages with illustrious groups such as NEUROSIS, ENTOMBED, THE OCEAN, GOJIRA, ISIS, ZATOKREV, and KRUGER.

With 'Radiation', IMPURE WILHELMINA have created an album that invites the listener to explore and discover new hidden treasures with every spin. Welcome to this journey into uncharted musical lands…

Line-up

Name Instrument
Michael Schindl Vocals, guitar
Mario Togni Drums
Sebastien Dutruel Bass
Diogo Almeida Guitar

Releases Season of Mist

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Radiation

General information
: Fri, Jul 07 2017
: Fri, Jul 07 2017
: Dark Music
: SOM419
: available

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Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Fri, Feb 15 2019 FR Chambéry Brin de Zinc + Rorcal
Sat, Feb 16 2019 FR Bordeaux TBA + Rorcal
Sun, Feb 17 2019 ES Barcelona Sala Monasterio + Rorcal
Mon, Feb 18 2019 ES Madrid Wurlizer Ballroom + Rorcal
Tue, Feb 19 2019 PT Lisboa Disgraca + Rorcal
Wed, Feb 20 2019 PT Porto Woodstock 69 Rock Bar + Rorcal
Thu, Feb 21 2019 ES Bilbao TBA + Rorcal
Fri, Feb 22 2019 FR Toulouse Le Rex + Rorcal
Sat, Feb 23 2019 FR La Fare-les-Oliviers L'Humus + Rorcal
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