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Esben and the Witch (Heavy Atmospheric Rock)

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Latest news: Tue, Feb 14 2017, ESBEN AND THE WITCH

Latest release: "Older Terrors"

Release date: Fri, Nov 04 2016, US Fri, Nov 04 2016

ESBEN AND THE WITCH will embark onto the first leg of their winter tour in Europe at the Bogen F in Zurich, Switzerland tomorrow, Wednesday 15th of February in support of their latest release ‘Older Terrors’.

The British atmospheric rockers will continue with shows in France, the UK, and Belgium. After a month-long break, a second leg visiting Germany, The Netherlands, and Denmark will follow in April. Please see below for a list of currently confirmed shows. More dates will be announced in due time.

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15 Feb 17 Zürich (CH) Bogen F
16 Feb 17 Strasbourg (FR) La Laiterie
17 Feb 17 Paris (FR) Espace B
18 Feb 17 London (UK) Electrowerkz
20 Feb 17 Bristol (UK) The Exchange
21 Feb 17 Manchester (UK) Soup Kitchen
22 Feb 17 Brighton (UK) The Hope & Ruin
23 Feb 17 Gent (BE) Charlatan

19 Apr 17 Köln (DE) Artheater
20 Apr 17 Tilburg (NL) 013 (Roadburn Festival)
22 Apr 17 Münster (DE) Gleis 22
23 Apr 17 Wiesbaden (DE) Räucherkammer
24 Apr 17 München (DE) Milla
25 Apr 17 Nürnberg (DE) Club Stereo
26 Apr 17 Berlin (DE) Bi Nuu
27 Apr 17 Hamburg (DE) Molotow
28 Apr 17 København (DK) Stengade

ESBEN AND THE WITCH will be touring in support of their latest album 'Older Terrors', which was released on 4th of November 2016. Artwork and track-list of 'Older Terrors' can be viewed below.

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  1. Sylvan
  2. Marking the Heart of a Serpent
  3. The Wolf's Sun
  4. The Reverist

'Older Terrors' can still be ordered from the Season of Mist shop.

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Biography

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Something ancient and primordial stalks the four tracks on the fourth full-length of ESBEN AND THE WITCH. The haunting voice of Rachel Davies weaves arcane spells through hypnotic patterns. Interlaced in these invocations is the emotive string sorcery provided by guitarist Thomas Fisher, while Daniel Copeman evokes a state of trance with his shamanic drumming and wide sonic landscapes painted by electronic synthesizer magic.

ESBEN AND THE WITCH were formed in Brighton, a windswept English seaside resort, when Daniel Copeman hooked up with Thomas Fisher in 2008. After a number of failed auditions for a vocalist, Fisher had a chance meeting with longtime friend Rachel Davies, who proved to be the perfect fit as singer for the newly created three-piece. A band name was found in the foreboding Danish fairytale "Esben and the Witch".

The self-released '33 EP' (2009) and a 7" single entitled 'Lucia, at the Precipice' (2010) caused a vibrant buzz that led to a first record deal. With the single 'Marching Song' (2010), ESBEN AND THE WITCH heralded their debut full-length 'Violet Cries', a Gothic post-rock nightmare that hit the stores in January 2011. The album was immediately picked up by critics and fans alike, managing to climb to #13 in the UK Indie Chart. Two singles, 'Warpath' and 'Chorea' and the 'Hexagons' digital EP followed in the same year.

2012 saw the trio commence work on their sophomore album 'Wash the Sins Not Only the Face' which was released in early 2013 and again scored critical praise. ESBEN AND THE WITCH decided to take matters into their own hands and published the third full-length 'A New Nature' (2014) on their own imprint, 'Nostromo Records'. The band travelled to Chicago to record with Steve Albini and the result was an intense, sprawling creation inspired by the trio's increasingly heavy live show.

Having established themselves as a highly individual act and an excellent reputation as an outstanding live force, ESBEN AND THE WITCH have honed their songwriting skills to the sharp crystalline edge that now manifests itself clearly on 'Older Terrors'. Beauty, emotion, and musical depth celebrate a glorious wedding on these tracks. You are herewith invited to join this aural feast.

Line-up

Name Instrument
Rachel Davies Vocals, bass
Thomas Fisher Guitar
Daniel Copeman Drums, synths

Releases Season of Mist

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Older Terrors

General information
: Fri, Nov 04 2016
: Fri, Nov 04 2016
: Dark Atmospheric Rock
: SOM402
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Wed, Apr 19 2017 DE Münster Gleis 22
Thu, Apr 20 2017 NL Tilburg 013 Roadburn Festival
Sat, Apr 22 2017 DE Köln Artheater
Sun, Apr 23 2017 DE Wiesbaden Kesselhaus
Mon, Apr 24 2017 DE München Milla
Tue, Apr 25 2017 DE Nürnberg Club Stereo
Wed, Apr 26 2017 DE Berlin Bi Nuu
Thu, Apr 27 2017 DE Hamburg Molotow
Fri, Apr 28 2017 DK København Stengade
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