In the wake of their announcement of them breaking up the band and a final festival show at this year’s edition of Party.San Open Air, SECRETS OF THE MOON are offering four more chances to see them in Germany before calling it a day at indoor concerts. The influential black metal and later dark rock acts will play at all four points of the compass across Germany in Dortmund, Schweinfurt, Leipzig, and Hamburg this October.
SECRETS OF THE MOON previously commented: “We are seeing the darkness at the end of the tunnel”, wrote singer Phil Jonas on behalf of the band. “From the moment that we built the four walls of the ‘black house’ with our bare hands skyward, we knew this would be not only our ultimate record but the epitaph at our final resting place. We thank you for walking this long winding idiosyncratic path with us over all these years. It has been an illuminating ride.”
PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR ticket link: www.cudgel.de/produkt-kategorie/tickets
11 AUG 2022 Schlotheim (DE) Party.San Open Air https://bit.ly/3GPx3QT
13 OCT 2022 Dortmund (DE) Junkyard +Dolch https://bit.ly/3pICoTh
14 OCT 2022 Schweinfurt (DE) Alter Stadtbahnhof +Dolch https://bit.ly/35Bq14C
15 OCT 2022 Leipzig (DE) UT +Dolch Connewitz
16 OCT 2022 Hamburg (DE) Knust +Dolch https://bit.ly/3hI3bKS
With their latest release “Black House” (May 2020), SECRETS OF THE MOON continue to evolve in the direction the Germans had taken on “Sun” (2015), which leads them further away from their black metal roots into a unique realm of thir own fascinating blend of alternative music and dark rock with a punch.
“Black House” has also been tagged such with “goth rock” and “post punk” among other attempts to nail their eclectic style down and been referenced to such giants as ALICE IN CHAINS, FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM, and later TIAMAT. Although there is no agreement into which drawer the new era SECRETS OF THE MOON should be placed, the Germans display a high level of self-confidence in their music, which shows in catchy tunes with subtle twists, blackened grace, and a furious elegance which at times hints at their heavier past.
“Black House” was recorded in The Church of Sound Studio owned by guitarist, engineer and producer Michael “Ar” Zech over the course of almost a full year. During that time, the quartet welcomed eminent guests such as JARBOE and members from EMPYRIUM, THE RUINS OF BEVERAST, DARK FORTRESS, and ENEMY OF THE SUN, who all contributed to the individual vibe of the song that they participated in.
SECRETS OF THE MOON are preparing for a handful of final shows, before their illustrious career will be laid to rest by unanimous decision of the band that will split amicably to pursue other projects.