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Latest news: Wed, Aug 02 2017, DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT

Upcoming release: "Finisterre"

Release date: Fri, Aug 25 2017, US Fri, Aug 25 2017

DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT are now releasing the opening song taken from their forthcoming fourth album, 'Finisterre'. The new masterpiece of the rising German black metal stars will be released on August 25th. The harsh track, "Aufbruch" is streaming at the link below.

Listen to "Aufbruch" here

Frontman Nikita Kamprad comments on behalf of the band: "It was quite a hard task to pick to the right song to open our new album, especially when there were only four songs to choose from. But with its furious and blasting kick-off, right after a reflective, somewhat mysterious intro (that has been cut off for this premiere, but you will find it on the album), we settled for 'Aufbruch' as the best candidate. Being the fastest song of our discography so far, it features a wide range of dynamics and instrumentation and thereby perfectly represents the whole album. We have also taken our vocal performance to a new level by adding different chorale-like clean voices that we have been experimenting with since 'Stellar'. Basically this is what DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT sounds like today, we hope that you will enjoy it!"

DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT have previously released the artwork and track-list of 'Finisterre', which can both be viewed below.

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  1. Aufbruch
  2. Ein letzter Tanz
  3. Skepsis Part I
  4. Skepsis Part II
  5. Finisterre

DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT have previously announced a European headlining tour supported by French brothers in spirit, REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER and the recently added INTER ARMA.

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DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT Festivals
09 Aug 17 Fortress Josefov (CZ) Brutal Assault Open Air
16 Aug 17 Dinkelsbühl (DE) Summer Breeze Open Air
22 Sep 17 Hamburg (DE) Hamburg Metal Dayz

DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT + INTER ARMA + REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER
21 Sep 17 Münster (DE) Gleis 22
23 Sep 17 Köln (DE) Underground
24 Sep 17 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
25 Sep 17 Nijmegen (NL) Merleyn
26 Sep 17 Esch-sur-Alzette (LU) Kulturfabrik
27 Sep 17 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
28 Sep 17 Stuttgart (DE) Keller Klub
29 Sep 17 Puget Sur Argens (FR) Le Rat's
30 Sep 17 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 3
01 Oct 17 Madrid (ES) Sala Caracol
02 Oct 17 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur
03 Oct 17 Paris (FR) Le Petit Bain
04 Oct 17 Strasbourg (FR) La Laiterie
05 Oct 17 Lyon (FR) O'Totem
06 Oct 17 Zürich (CH) Werk 21
07 Oct 17 München (DE) Kranhalle
08 Oct 17 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse
10 Oct 17 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
11 Oct 17 Wien (AT) Arena
12 Oct 17 Ceské Budejovice (CZ) MC Fabrika
13 Oct 17 Leipzig (DE) UT Connewitz
14 Oct 17 Berlin (DE) Lido

'Finisterre' can still be pre-ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop

Join DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT on their official Facebook page!

Biography

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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.

Line-up

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

Releases Season of Mist

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Finisterre

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

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Stellar

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

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Thu, Sep 21 2017 DE Münster Gleis 22 +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Fri, Sep 22 2017 DE Hamburg Hamburg Metal Dayz
Sat, Sep 23 2017 DE Köln Underground +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Sun, Sep 24 2017 NL Rotterdam Baroeg +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Mon, Sep 25 2017 NL Nijmegen Merleyn +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Tue, Sep 26 2017 LU Esch-sur-Alzette Kulturfabrik +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Wed, Sep 27 2017 DE Wiesbaden Schlachthof +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Thu, Sep 28 2017 DE Stuttgart Keller Klub +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Fri, Sep 29 2017 FR Puget Sur Argens Le Rat's +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Sat, Sep 30 2017 ES Barcelona Razzmatazz 3 +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Sun, Oct 01 2017 ES Madrid Sala Caracol +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Mon, Oct 02 2017 FR Nantes Le Ferrailleur +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Tue, Oct 03 2017 FR Paris Le Petit Bain +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Wed, Oct 04 2017 FR Strasbourg La Laiterie +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Thu, Oct 05 2017 FR Lyon O'Totem +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Fri, Oct 06 2017 CH Zürich Werk 21 +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Sat, Oct 07 2017 DE München Kranhalle +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Sun, Oct 08 2017 AT Salzburg Rockhouse +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Tue, Oct 10 2017 HU Budapest Dürer Kert +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Wed, Oct 11 2017 AT Wien Arena +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Thu, Oct 12 2017 CZ Ceské Budejovice MC Fabrika +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Fri, Oct 13 2017 DE Leipzig UT Connewitz +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
Sat, Oct 14 2017 DE Berlin Lido +Inter Arma +Regarde Les Homes Tomber
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