Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Der Weg Einer Freiheit (Black Metal)




The musical puzzle that adds up to become DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT turns into something more complex – yet also clearer defined on the band's fourth studio album, 'Finisterre'. The original pieces are still in play: the aggressive German directness akin to ENDSTILLE and a penchant for brooding melancholy as embodied by IMPERIUM DEKADENZ. Spiralling psychedelic moments comparable to DEAFHEAVEN and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM also find their place – as well as a knack for majestic melodies that shows parallels in Swedish black metal spearheaded by MARDUK and DARK FUNERAL.

Yet while DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT are clearly progressing along the lines laid out by their previous acclaimed effort, 'Stellar', the band has found a way to make these pieces fit more seamlessly. 'Finisterre' flows together into a coherent picture that stresses the Germans’ unique approach and sound. This album marks the point where DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT turn their various influences into a work entirely of their own expression despite never trying to cover up their roots. This impressive maturity has been reached through several stages.

Founded in 2009 by guitarist Nikita Kamprad and vocalist Tobias Jaschinsky, DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT garnered early attention with their self-released debut 'Der Weg einer Freiheit' (2009), which quickly sold out and was re-issued with new drum tracks a year later. Following the 'Agonie' EP (2011), their second album 'Unstille' (2012) already cored international acclaim. In the aftermath of this record, co-founding member Tobias left and main songwriter Nikita Kamprad took over his vocal duties.

The frontman was first heard on third full-length 'Stellar' (2015), which saw DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT gaining traction across the pond as well as expanding their European base. Having performed along such diverse acts as WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, NEAERA, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, AMENRA, CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX, and DOWNFALL OF GAIA as well as playing prestigious festivals such as Graspop, Hellfest, Resurrection, Roadburn, Summer Breeze, and Wacken has honed the band’s songwriting skills to razor-sharp precision.

'Finisterre' clearly stands at the apex (for now) of the steep climb that the DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT have taken. This German star is finally shining in full black.


Name Instrument
Nikita Kamprad Guitars, vocals
Tobias Schuler Drums
Sascha Rissling Guitars
Nico Ziska Bass

Releases Season of Mist



General information
: Fri, Aug 25 2017
: Fri, Aug 25 2017
: Black Metal
: SOM422
: available



General information
: Mon, Mar 23 2015
: Tue, Mar 24 2015
: Black Metal
: SOM349
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Fri, Apr 06 2018 DE Lichtenfels Ragnarök Festival
Thu, Apr 12 2018 NL Leeuwarden Neushoorn +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Fri, Apr 13 2018 NL Tilburg 013 +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Sat, Apr 14 2018 FR Paris Trabendo +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Sun, Apr 15 2018 BE Brugge Entrepot +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Mon, Apr 16 2018 UK London Islington Assembly Hall +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Tue, Apr 17 2018 LU Esch-sur-Alzette Kulturfabrik +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Wed, Apr 18 2018 CH Pratteln Z7 +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Thu, Apr 19 2018 DE Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Fri, Apr 20 2018 DE Leipzig Hellraiser +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Sat, Apr 21 2018 CZ Praha Akropolis +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Sun, Apr 22 2018 CZ Kosice Colloseum +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Mon, Apr 23 2018 HU Budapest Barba Negra +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Tue, Apr 24 2018 AT Wien Szene +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Wed, Apr 25 2018 DE München Backstage (Halle) +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Thu, Apr 26 2018 DE Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Fri, Apr 27 2018 DE Bochum Matrix +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Sat, Apr 28 2018 DE Hamburg Markthalle +Primordial +Moonsorrow
Fri, May 18 2018 IS Reykjavik Reykjavik Deathfest 2018
Thu, Jun 21 2018 DE Würzburg Umsonst
Sat, Jun 30 2018 DE Münster Vainstream
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