Nordvis Produktion releases a special re-recording of Waldgeflüster’s first demo, Stimmen im Wind 2020, on vinyl LP format. To coincide with its international release, Decibel magazine streams the re-recording in its entirety. Hear Waldgeflüster’s Stimmen im Wind 2020 in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Founded fittingly in autumn 2005, Waldgeflüster have steadily perfected an individual mix of melancholic and nature-bound topics, rendering homage to black metal and its complexity with every note and every word of their lyrical songs. Began as a solo project of German multi-instrumentalist Winterherz, Waldgeflüster released its first demo, Stimmen im Wind, during the summer of the following year. In 2009 came the band’s debut album, Herbstklagen. The sound of Waldgeflüster was able to capture the recondite might of nature by harmonic but also overwhelming melodies, while the lyrics underlined the projected thoughts and feelings and therefore perfected the record. With his brother P., Winterherz created the concept record Femundsmarka – eine Reise in drei Kapitel in 2011. After the release of the follow-up Meine Fesseln, as of August 2014, Waldgeflüster transformed from a solo endeavor into a full band, with live musicians Arvagr, Domi, Markus, and Thomas finally joining the band as full members.
Thereafter, in 2016 did Waldgeflüster join the close-knit Nordvis family and released their first split with their brothers Panopticon, shortly followed by the highly praised album Ruinen that same year. In 2019, the successor record, Mondscheinsonaten, was released by Nordvis to yet more acclaim, further exploring the trademarks of Waldgeflüster but always reaching for new territories.
Since 2007, in addition to their steady stream of studio recordings, Waldgeflüster have become a prolific live force, playing many shows throughout Europe and the world, including such highlights as the Summer Breeze and Ragnarök festivals, a festival organized by Hammerheart Brewing Company in the US, and a full European tour during spring 2018 with Angantyr and Ereb Altor.
However, it was that fateful first demo of Stimmen im Wind which began the Waldgeflüster saga, and now Nordvis is proud to present a special re-recording on vinyl on the 15th anniversary of the band’s birth. Bringing the past into the present, the re-recorded Stimmen im Wind 2020 truly sounds like it could’ve come at any point in Waldgeflüster’s storied career – or, most especially, in this very present day – so consistently compelling is their muse. Included with this vinyl-only release is a free CD (in cardboard sleeve) with the original demo. Stimmen im Wind 2020 is a chance for the growing legions of Waldgeflüster to nostalgically dwell into wistful early days of the band. The past is indeed alive!
To coincide with its international release today, stream Stimmen im Wind 2020 in its entirety HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America’s only monthly metal magazine. Order info can be found HERE. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Waldgeflüster’s Stimmen im Wind 2020
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