DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT are now releasing the live performance they recorded for Metal Injection’s ‘Slay at Home’ Festival on the digital streaming platforms. Listen to the Covid-19 sessions HERE.
Der Weg Einer Freiheit
Black Metal - Germany
The musical puzzle that adds up to become DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT turns into something more complex – yet also clearer defined on the band’s fourth studio album, ‘Finisterre’. The original pieces are still in play: the aggressive German directness akin to ENDSTILLE and a penchant for brooding melancholy as embodied by IMPERIUM DEKADENZ. Spiralling psychedelic moments comparable to DEAFHEAVEN and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM also find their place – as well as a knack for majestic melodies that shows parallels in Swedish black metal spearheaded by MARDUK and DARK FUNERAL.
Yet while DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT are clearly progressing along the lines laid out by their previous acclaimed effort, ‘Stellar’, the band has found a way to make these pieces fit more seamlessly. ‘Finisterre’ flows together into a coherent picture that stresses the Germans’ unique approach and sound. This album marks the point where DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT turn their various influences into a work entirely of their own expression despite never trying to cover up their roots. This impressive maturity has been reached through several stages.
Founded in 2009 by guitarist Nikita Kamprad and vocalist Tobias Jaschinsky, DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT garnered early attention with their self-released debut ‘Der Weg einer Freiheit’ (2009), which quickly sold out and was re-issued with new drum tracks a year later. Following the ‘Agonie’ EP (2011), their second album ‘Unstille’ (2012) already cored international acclaim. In the aftermath of this record, co-founding member Tobias left and main songwriter Nikita Kamprad took over his vocal duties.
The frontman was first heard on third full-length ‘Stellar’ (2015), which saw DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT gaining traction across the pond as well as expanding their European base. Having performed along such diverse acts as WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, NEAERA, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, AMENRA, CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX, and DOWNFALL OF GAIA as well as playing prestigious festivals such as Graspop, Hellfest, Resurrection, Roadburn, Summer Breeze, and Wacken has honed the band’s songwriting skills to razor-sharp precision.
‘Finisterre’ clearly stands at the apex (for now) of the steep climb that the DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT have taken. This German star is finally shining in full black.
- Nikita Kamprad : Guitars, vocals
- Tobias Schuler : Drums
- Sascha Rissling : Guitars
- Nico Ziska : Bass
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT have kicked off their European tour with DOWNFALL OF GAIA. The tour sees the band playing in Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Italy and Slovenia, before the final curtain drops in Germany on September 21st. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT drummer Tobias Schuler has shared a new drum cam video for the song “Neubeginn”, via TAMA Germany. The video can be found at the link below.
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT have announced a European tour in September with DOWNFALL OF GAIA. The tour kicks off on September 10 in Warsaw, Poland and sees the band playing in Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Italy and Slovenia, before the final curtain drops in Germany on September 21st. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT have kicked off their 10th anniversary tour through Europe with CELESTE, AU-DESSUS and THE DEVIL’S TRADE. See the full list of tour dates below.