Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Carach Angren (Symphonic Black Metal)




The Dutch masters of horror are back with their most flamboyant album so far. On ‘Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten’, CARACH ANGREN are painting musical pictures that easily combine the grandiose depth of a Rembrandt with Van Gogh's maelstrom of whirling colours and the utter madness of Bosch. This lusciously seductive danse macabre will drag you in and never let go.

CARACH ANGREN have employed all the sonic colours on their palette to dazzling effect. Their trademark whipping guitars are weaving harsh melodies and sinister soundscapes, which are beautifully contrasted by opulent keyboards and majestic orchestrations. That Till Lindemann (RAMMSTEIN) and Peter Tägtgren (PAIN) have called upon the composition talent of Clemens "Ardek" Wijers is a telling sign of his outstanding mastery of the craft. Another signatory counterpoint is provided by Seregor's fierce rasping and shrieking vocals. Adding to the impact, Namtar has become a relentless driving force with his hart hitting yet intricate drumming. Each track on this album is a highlight on its own, while combined 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' simply shines.

CARACH ANGREN set out to tell ghost-stories with a set of paranormal cases recorded on the demo 'The Chase Vault Tragedy' (2004). This was soon followed by the official release of the 'Ethereal Veiled Existence' EP (2005) as a prelude to the haunting 'Lammendam' (2008). The Dutch had a clear vision of combining a dark baroque style of metal with horror based lyrical concepts. Their sophomore full-length 'Death Came through a Phantom Ship' (2010) witnessed the band setting sail to bring their eccentric and capturing live performances to audiences and festivals all over Europe. In the wake of third album 'Where the Corpses Sink Forever' (2012), the haunting had reached the Americas and started to spread rapidly. This recorded added a serious side to the lyrics of CARACH ANGREN. While firmly remaining in the horror genre, their tales revolve around the evils of war. This mature streak was taken a step further with the fourth full-length 'This Is No Fairytale', which is on the surface a darker variation of the "Hansel and Gretel" story from the Brothers Grimm collection, but also deals with the too real topic of child abuse in a dysfunctional family.

With ‘Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten’, CARACH ANGREN are returning to "pure" storytelling with episodes that are centered on a girl playing a little too long with her Ouija board. The Dutch have pushed their unashamedly theatric style to a new intense height. You do not believe us yet? Press play and unleash these radiant ghosts into your home…


Name Instrument
Seregor Vocals, guitars
Ardek Keyboards, orchestra
Namtar Drums

Releases Season of Mist


Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten

General information
: Fri, Jun 16 2017
: Fri, Jun 16 2017
: Horror Metal
: SOM414
: available


This Is No Fairytale

General information
: Mon, Feb 23 2015
: Tue, Feb 24 2015
: Black Metal
: SOM347
: available


Death Came Through A Phantom Ship

General information
: Fri, Jul 19 2013
: Tue, Jul 23 2013
: Symphonic Black Metal
: SOM304
: available



General information
: Fri, Jul 19 2013
: Tue, Jul 23 2013
: Symphonic Black Metal
: SOM302
: available


Where The Corpses Sink Forever

General information
: Fri, May 18 2012
: Tue, Jun 05 2012
: Symphonic Black Metal
: SOM261
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Fri, Sep 21 2018 GR Athens Kyttaro Live
Sat, Sep 22 2018 GR Thessaloniki Eight ball Live Stage
Sat, Sep 29 2018 CA Quebec City Salle Multi
Sun, Sep 30 2018 CA Montreal Petit Campus
Mon, Oct 01 2018 CA Ottawa Maverick's
Tue, Oct 02 2018 CA Toronto The Garrison
Wed, Oct 03 2018 US Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa
Thu, Oct 04 2018 US Chicago, IL Reggie's
Fri, Oct 05 2018 US Kansas City, MO Riot Room
Sat, Oct 06 2018 US Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Sun, Oct 07 2018 US Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
Tue, Oct 09 2018 US Seattle, WA Club SUR +Empyrean Throne
Wed, Oct 10 2018 US Portland, OR Analog Theater +Empyrean Throne
Thu, Oct 11 2018 US Oakland, CA Metro Opera House +Empyrean Throne
Fri, Oct 12 2018 US Los Angeles, CA 1720 +Empyrean Throne
Sat, Oct 13 2018 US Santa Ana, CA Malone's +Empyrean Throne
Sun, Oct 14 2018 US Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar +Empyrean Throne
Mon, Oct 15 2018 US San Diego, CA Brick by Brick +Empyrean Throne
Tue, Oct 16 2018 US Mesa, AZ Club Red +Empyrean Throne
Thu, Oct 18 2018 US Austin, TX Come and Take it Live!
Fri, Oct 19 2018 US Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar
Sat, Oct 20 2018 US Houston, TX Acadia
Sun, Oct 21 2018 US New Orleans, LA Southport Hall
Mon, Oct 22 2018 US Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Tue, Oct 23 2018 US Orlando, FL The Haven
Wed, Oct 24 2018 US Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
Thu, Oct 25 2018 US Richmond, VA Canal Club
Fri, Oct 26 2018 US Stanhope, NJ The Stanhope House
Sat, Oct 27 2018 US Manchester, NH Jewel Nightclub
Sun, Oct 28 2018 US New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
Fri, Dec 07 2018 CL Santiago Inferno Fest
Sun, Dec 09 2018 BR Sao Paulo Extreme Hate Festival
Thu, Dec 13 2018 CO Bogota Ace of Spades Club
Fri, Dec 21 2018 NL Amstelveen P60 +The Monolith Deathcult
Mon, Dec 24 2018 NL Eindhoven Dynamo Dark Xmas Ritual 2018
Sat, Apr 20 2019 NO Oslo Inferno Festival 2019 Exact date TBA
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