IMPURE WILHELMINA are kicking off their previously announced (French) tour dates tomorrow May. The ‘Antidote Europe Tour’ kicks off at the Passagers du Zinc in Besançon, and sees the band traveling throughout France in the months of May and June.
IMPURE WILLMHELMINA will continue their European journey in August and September with labelmates CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX. All together they can be gazed upon in 9 different countries and play 22 mind-blowing shows!
The full list of confirmed dates can be found below.
‘Antidote’ is still available in various formats HERE.
IMPURE WILHELMINA live
05 May 22 Passagers du Zinc, Besançon (Fr)
06 May 22 La Malterie, Lille (Fr)
07 May 22 Le Cirque Electrique, Paris (Fr)
02 JUN 22 Périscope, Lyon (Fr)
04 JUN 22 Le Ferrailleur, Nantes (Fr)
25 AUG 22 Faust, Hannover (DE) + Crippled Black Phoenix
26 AUG 22 Bahnhof Pauli, Hamburg (DE) + Crippled Black Phoenix
27 AUG 22 Hotel Cecil, Copenhagen (DK) + Crippled Black Phoenix
28 AUG 22 SO36, Berlin (D)+ Crippled Black Phoenix
29 AUG 22 Täubchenthal, Leipzig (DE)+ Crippled Black Phoenix
30 AUG 22 Backstage, Munich (DE)+ Crippled Black Phoenix
31 AUG 22 A38, Budapest (HU)+ Crippled Black Phoenix
01 SEP 22 Chelsea, Vienna (AT) + Crippled Black Phoenix
02 SEP 22 Link, Bologna (IT) + Crippled Black Phoenix
03 SEP 22 Gaswerk Winterthur (CH) + Crippled Black Phoenix
04 SEP 22 Backstage, Paris (FR) + Crippled Black Phoenix
05 SEP 22 Essigfabrik, Cologne (DE) + Crippled Black Phoenix
06 SEP 22 Boerderij, Zoetermeer (NL) + Crippled Black Phoenix
07 SEP 22 The Dome, London (UK) + Crippled Black Phoenix
08 SEP 22 The Fleece, Bristol (UK) + Crippled Black Phoenix
09 SEP 22 Rebellion, Manchester (UK) + Crippled Black Phoenix
10 SEP 22 Classic Grand, Glasgow (UK)+ Crippled Black Phoenix
IMPURE WILHELMINA will be playing in support of their freshly released album ‘Antidote’, which can be heard in full HERE. The cover artwork and further album information can be found below.
1. Solitude (6:20)
2. Midlife Hollow (5:24)
3. Gravel (4:50)
4. Dismantling (4:58)
5. Jasmines (5:40)
6. Vicious (4:03)
7. Torrent (4:38)
8. Unpredicted Sky (7:52)
9. Antidote (1:40)
10. Everything Is Vain (7:19)
Music heals the soul, as it always has. “Antidote” evokes this simple idea, illustrating the cathartic aspect of IMPURE WILHELMINA‘s 7th full length. It acts as a remedy against the darker sides of the human mind.
For 25 years, IMPURE WILHELMINA has been creating a singular music on the borders of rock and metal. The Geneva quartet has never been afraid to reinvent itself and to push back the stylistic barriers, without ever losing its strong identity. Intensity, melody, power and melancholy are the key words that guide the band’s discography, shaping record after record a subtle blend of metal, post-hardcore, new wave and indie rock sounds.
IMPURE WILHELMINA has experienced many line-up changes over the years around Michael Schindl, singer-guitarist, main composer and lyricist. Founded in 1996, the group quickly built a reputation in the local, then Swiss and European independent scenes.
IMPURE WILHELMINA has regularly collaborated with sound engineers and producers Serge Morattel (I Can’t Believe I Was Born In July – 2001, L’Amour, La Mort, L’Enfance Perdue – 2004, Prayers And Arsons – 2008) and Raphaël Bovey (Black Honey – 2014, Radiation – 2017). These five albums illustrate the constant musical evolution of the band, which from a very dark and metal base gradually incorporates more rock elements. The clear vocals occupy an increasingly important place in the compositions, reinforcing the intensity and melodic depth.
In 2015, thanks to the great response to Black Honey, IMPURE WILHELMINA signed with the reference metal label Season of Mist, which published ‘Radiation’ two years later in 2017. Skilfully navigating between melodies and dissonances, always at the service of raw emotion, this sixth album was unanimously acclaimed by the press and the public, opening the doors to wider recognition.
After intensely touring all over Europe to promote ‘Radiation’, the band received great reward by being one of the four recipients of the 2019 grants for contemporary music awarded by the City of Geneva. This support has allowed Impure Wilhelmina to approach their new album with confidence and the will to develop their sound and get out of their comfort zone. The band put a lot of efforts in the elaboration and production of its new songs, notably by calling on Yvan Bing, producer and sound engineer, to accompany the four musicians throughout the creation process of the album. This successful collaboration began in the summer of 2019 and continued for over a year, giving rise to IMPURE WILHELMINA‘s seventh album, ‘Antidote’.
In the context of the pandemic that marked part of the recording of ‘Antidote’ and its long completion, this title also resonates in a very particular way. Welcome to this journey into uncharted musical lands.
Michael Schindl – Vocals/Guitars
Diogo Almeida – Guitars
Sébastien Dutruel – Bass
Mario Togni – Drums