CARACH ANGREN kick off European headline tour with Wolfheart

CARACH ANGREN are about to kick off their European headlining tour at the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig (DE) Sunday June 09. After that, the ‘Pitch Black Summer 2019’ tour takes the band through France, Spain, The United Kingdom, the Netherlands and more. CARACH ANGREN will be supported by WOLFHEART, THY ANTICHRIST and NEVALRA. A full list of tour dates can be found below

CARACH ANGREN comment: “In just two days, Europe will finally be drenched in a pitch black darkness as we embark on our longest crusade we have ever undertaken. Consisting of nearly 40 shows and festivals all across the continent, the “Pitch Black Summer” tour will bring Horror to all of you”

09 Jun 19 Leipzig (DE) Wave Gotik Treffen
10 Jun 19 Frankfurt (DE) Batschkapp
11 Jun 19 Paris (FR) Maroquinerie
12 Jun 19 Toulouse (FR) Le Rex
13 Jun 19 Madrid (ES) Mon
14 Jun 19 Porto (PT) Club Hard
15 Jun 19 Lisbon (PT) RCA
16 Jun 19 Sevilla (ES) Sala X
18 Jun 19 Granada (ES) El Tren
19 Jun 19 Valencia (ES) Republica
20 Jun 19 Barcelona (ES) Salamandra
22 Jun 19 Clisson (FR) Hellfest 2019
24 Jun 19 Milan (IT) Legend Club
25 Jun 19 Luzern (CH) Schuur
26 Jun 19 Essen (DE) Turock
27 Jun 19 Trier (DE) Mergener Hof
28 Jun 19 Ferropolis (DE) With Full Force 2019
29 Jun 19 Dokkem (NL) Dokkem Open Air 2019
30 Jun 19 Brugge (BE) Entrepot
01 Jul 19 London (UK) The Underworld
02 Jul 19 Birmingham (UK) Mama Roux
03 Jul 19 Manchester (UK) Rebellion
04 Jul 19 Glasgow (UK) Audio
05 Jul 19 Dublin (IE) Voodoo Lounge
06 Jul 19 Limerick (IE) Dolans Warehouse
07 Jul 19 Bristol (UK) The Fleece
08 Jul 19 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
10 Jul 19 Bratislava (SK) Randal
11 Jul 19 Dunaujvaros (HU) Rockmarathon 2019
12 Jul 19 Warsaw (PL) Proxima
13 Jul 19 Anykšciai (LT) Devilstone Open Air 2019
14 Jul 19 Tallinn (EE) Tapper
16 Jul 19 Tampere (FI) Klubi
17 Jul 19 Helsinki (FI) On the Rocks
19 Jul 19 Gävle (SE) Gefle Metal Festival 2019
20 Jul 19 Gothenburg (SE) Sticky Fingers
21 Jul 19 Aalborg (DK) Platform 4

CARACH ANGREN will be playing in support of their latest release ‘Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten’. Thecover art by Costin Chioreanu and track-list can both be viewed below.

Track list:

1. Opening (2:17)
2. Charlie (4:10)
3. Blood Queen (4:55)
4. Charles Francis Coghlan (6:07)
5. Song for the Dead (4:16)
6. In De Naam Van De Duivel (6:29)
7. Pitch Black Box (3:17)
8. The Possession Process (4:27)
9. Three Times Thunder Strikes (5:19) 

Total playing time: 41:16

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 hard 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… 

Seregor: vocals, guitars
Ardek: keyboards, orchestra
Namtar: drums
Guitars on tracks 2, 3, 4 written by Seregor
Guitars on tracks 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 written by Ardek & Seregor
Bass written by Ardek

Guest musicians
Nikos Mavridis: solo violin on tracks 3, 4, 9 
Patrick Damiani: all guitars and bass guitar 

Vocals & keys recording: Clemens Wijers Music Productions, The Netherlands
Drums recording: Abyss Studio, Sweden
Guitars & bass recording: Patrick Damiani, Tidal Wave Studio, Germany

Mixing: Peter Tägtgren, Abyss Studio, Sweden

Mastering: Jonas Kjellgren, Black Lounge Studio, Sweden

Cover artCostin Chioreanu

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