Today, Amor Fati Productions announces April 1st as the international release date for a special version of Dauþuz‘s acclaimed fourth album, hereby titled Vom schwarzen Schmied: Bergkgesænge, on CD format. The tape version will be released by Helhallen Tonträger.
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.
Late last year, Dauþuz released their masterful fourth album, Vom schwarzen Schmied, once again via the auspices of Amor Fati. Translated into English as “Of the Blacksmith,” Vom schwarzen Schmied was arguably the band’s most focused recording to date, evincing a totality that could only come from Dauþuz. While an all-consuming darkness and lyrical despair characterized the record, its utterly epic landscape and absolutely invigorating melodicism made Vom schwarzen Schmied a paradoxically “uplifting” experience, fully bringing to life the saga of the blacksmith.
And the mining blacksmith seems to be a revenant – and once again, he returns to tell the story in a musically different version. During the recordings of Vom schwarzen Schmied, the idea arose among the duo of Dauþuz to re-record the vocals in their entirety: completely clean, with additional choir passages and keyboards, but also the whole sound, mix, and mastering was reworked. From the perpetual darkness of the Dauþuz pit, a somewhat-different yet still-solid chunk of Mining Black Metal now appears, bearing the title Vom schwarzen Schmied: Bergkgesænge. Truly its brother album’s equal, Vom schwarzen Schmied: Bergkgesænge both re-affirms and expands the band’s brilliant cosmology, striking ever deeper into the past but always with an undeniably refreshing air…straight from the deepest mines, of course. Taste the German steel of MINING BLACK METAL, now in a cleaner & more choral constitution!
Begin tasting that cleaner & more choral German steel – and seeing it before your very eyes – with a special video for the re-recorded version of “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: Bergkgesænge
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