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, Jan 26 2018 DE Essen Turock +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Sat, Jan 27 2018 NL Utrecht De Helling +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown (SOLD OUT!)
Sun, Jan 28 2018 DE Hamburg Kultur Palast +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Mon, Jan 29 2018 DK København Pumpehuset +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Tue, Jan 30 2018 DE Berlin Musik +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Wed, Jan 31 2018 PL Katowice Mega Club +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Thu, Feb 01 2018 CZ Praha Futurum +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Fri, Feb 02 2018 DE Glauchau Alte Spinnerei +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Sat, Feb 03 2018 DE Mannheim MS Connection Complex +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Sun, Feb 04 2018 FR Paris Petit Bain +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Mon, Feb 05 2018 FR Nantes Ferrailleur +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Tue, Feb 06 2018 FR Lyon CCO +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Wed, Feb 07 2018 ES Barcelona Razzmatazz 3 +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Thu, Feb 08 2018 ES Oviedo Sir Laurens +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Fri, Feb 09 2018 PT Porto Hard Club +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Sat, Feb 10 2018 PT Lisboa RCA Club +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Sun, Feb 11 2018 ES Madrid Caracol +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Mon, Feb 12 2018 FR Marseille Jas Rod +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Tue, Feb 13 2018 IT Brescia Circolo Colony +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Wed, Feb 14 2018 DE München Backstage +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Thu, Feb 15 2018 AT Wien Szene +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Fri, Feb 16 2018 CH Wil Gare de Lion +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Sat, Feb 17 2018 NL Arnhem Willemeen +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
Sun, Feb 18 2018 BE Vosselaar Biebob +Rotting Christ +Svart Crown
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