Carach Angren

Horror Metal - Netherlands

Carach Angren Band

The Dutch masters of horror are back with their most flamboyant album so far. On ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’, CARACH ANGREN resurrect the gruesome story of troubled soul ‘Conrad Dippel’; the inspiration of Mary Shelly’s novel ‘Frankenstein’.

CARACH ANGREN have extended all the sonic colours on their established 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 ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus ‘ 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 record 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’ (2017), the band returned to pure story telling with episodes that are centred on a girl playing a little too long with her Ouija board.

Now, CARACH ANGREN return with the monster ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’, where the Dutch have pushed their unashamedly theatrical style to a new intense height. You do not believe us yet? Press play and have your soul transferred with this new elixir of life!


  • Seregor : Vocals, guitars
  • Ardek : Keyboards, orchestra
Posted on April 28, 2022

Symphonic horror metal masters CARACH ANGREN will be making a triumphant return to North America in support of HYPOCRISY! The band will be supporting 2020’s critically-acclaimed release, ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus.’ The band’s trek will start TOMORROW, April 29, in Brooklyn, NY will conclude on May 28 in Pittsburgh, PA. The full run of dates is as follows:

Posted on September 1, 2021

The Dutch masters of horror CARACH ANGREN are proud to announce new European tour dates together with SEPTICFLESH. The band will kick off their extensive road trip at the Patronaat in Haarlem (NL) on March 3rd, and continue all month to hit 18 more countries before a final haunting at the Hellraiser venue in Leipzig on the 9th of April. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below. Ardek comments on the tour: “We will embark on a co-headline tour with Septicflesh and finally present our latest monstrous album “Franckensteina Strataemontanus” alive!”

Posted on November 10, 2020

The Dutch masters of horror CARACH ANGREN are proud to present a brand new music video for the title track of their latest releae ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’. You can now watch the ‘silent’ horror video via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE.

Posted on February 20, 2020

The Dutch masters of horror CARACH ANGREN are back with their 6(66)th full length ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’! The new monster will be released on May 29, 2020 via Season of Mist.

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