Today, Amor Fati Productions sets November 12th as the international release date for Dauþuz‘s highly anticipated fourth album, Vom schwarzen Schmied, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
Since their bolt-from-the-blue debut In finstrer Teufe in 2016, Germany’s Dauþuz have created a rich and vibrant catalog. Their black metal is proud and purist but by no means blinkered; the ancient ways are revered, for sure, but new vistas of the imagination open up when Dauþuz commit their stories to tape. And those stories largely focus on mining, both across their native land and the whole of Europe, further enriching their olde-worlde appeal.
Now, more than a year after the expansive mini-album Grubenfall 1727, a new work echoes from the depths of the underworld: a new full-length saga from Dauþuz, bearing the title Vom schwarzen Schmied. Translated into English as “Of the Blacksmith,” Vom schwarzen Schmied is arguably the band’s most focused recording to date, evincing a totality that can only come from Dauþuz All-consuming darkness and lyrical despair, which ultimately leads to fatal realization, characterize this fourth full-length from the mining black metallers. And yet, its utterly epic landscape and absolutely invigorating melodicism make Vom schwarzen Schmied a paradoxically “uplifting” experience, fully bringing to life the saga of the blacksmith, an old acquaintance from the Dauþuz universe. And nearly topping an hour in length only serves to make that experience all the more engrossing: the band’s dazzling interplay, in turn, renders the album a swift ‘n’ masterful display of their songwriting prowess. Taste the German steel of MINING BLACK METAL!
Begin tasting that German steel with the brand-new track “Der Bergschmied II: Der Eid” HERE at Amor Fati‘s official YouTube channel. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Dauþuz’ Vom schwarzen Schmied
1. Der Bergschmied I: Mein Berg
2. Der Bergschmied II: Der Eid
3. Der Bergschmied III: Desperatio
4. Der Bergschmied IV: Zauberwerk
5. Der Bergschmied V: Sagenlieder
6. Der Bergschmied VI: Cognitio
7. Der Bergschmied VII: Der Frevel
8. Der Bergschmied VIII: Sargdeckel