Carach Angren

Horror Metal - Netherlands

Carach Angren Band

The Dutch masters of horror are back with their most flamboyant album so far. On ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’, CARACH ANGREN resurrect the gruesome story of troubled soul ‘Conrad Dippel’; the inspiration of Mary Shelly’s novel ‘Frankenstein’.

CARACH ANGREN have extended all the sonic colours on their established 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 ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus ‘ 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 record 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’ (2017), the band returned to pure story telling with episodes that are centred on a girl playing a little too long with her Ouija board.

Now, CARACH ANGREN return with the monster ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’, where the Dutch have pushed their unashamedly theatrical style to a new intense height. You do not believe us yet? Press play and have your soul transferred with this new elixir of life!

Line-up:

  • Seregor : Vocals, guitars
  • Ardek : Keyboards, orchestra
Date Venue City Country Info
March 3rd, 2022 Patronaat Haarlem Netherlands +Septicflesh
March 4th, 2022 Biebob Vosselaar Belgium +Septicflesh
March 5th, 2022 O2 Institute Birmingham United Kingdom +Septicflesh
March 6th, 2022 Cathouse Glassgow United Kingdom +Septicflesh
March 7th, 2022 Academy 3 Manchester United Kingdom +Septicflesh
March 8th, 2022 Voodoo Lounge Dublin Ireland +Septicflesh
March 9th, 2022 The Fleece Bristol United Kingdom +Septicflesh
March 10th, 2022 Islington Assembly Hall London United Kingdom +Septicflesh
March 11th, 2022 L'alhambra Paris France +Septicflesh
March 12th, 2022 Le Rex Toulouse France +Septicflesh
March 13th, 2022 Boveda Barcelona Spain +Septicflesh
March 14th, 2022 Caracol Madrid Spain +Septicflesh
March 15th, 2022 Rock School Barbey Bordeaux France +Septicflesh
March 16th, 2022 Ninkasi Kao Lyon France +Septicflesh
March 17th, 2022 Z7 Pratteln Switzerland +Septicflesh
March 18th, 2022 Faust Hannover Germany +Septicflesh
March 19th, 2022 Templet Lyngby Denmark +Septicflesh
March 21st, 2022 John Dee Oslo Norway +Septicflesh
March 22nd, 2022 Valand Gothenburg Sweden +Septicflesh
March 23rd, 2022 Slaktkyrkan Stockholm Sweden +Septicflesh
March 25th, 2022 Yo-Talo Tampere Finland +Septicflesh
March 26th, 2022 On the Rocks Helsinki Finland +Septicflesh
March 27th, 2022 Club Tapper Tallinn Estonia +Septicflesh
March 28th, 2022 Melna Piektdiena Riga Lesotho +Septicflesh
March 29th, 2022 Proxima Warsaw Poland +Septicflesh
March 30th, 2022 Pralnia Wroclaw Poland +Septicflesh
March 31st, 2022 Kronensaal Hamburg Germany +Septicflesh
April 1st, 2022 Turbinehalle 2 Oberhausen Germany +Septicflesh
April 2nd, 2022 L.A. Cham Germany +Septicflesh
April 3rd, 2022 Explosiv Graz Austria +Septicflesh
April 4th, 2022 Barba Negra Budapest Hungary +Septicflesh
April 5th, 2022 Orto Bar Ljubljana Slovenia +Septicflesh
April 6th, 2022 Im Wizemann Stuttgart Germany +Septicflesh
April 7th, 2022 Backstage Halle Munich Germany +Septicflesh
April 8th, 2022 Masters Of Rock Cafe Zlin Czech Republic +Septicflesh
April 9th, 2022 Hellraiser Leipzig Germany +Septicflesh
Posted on September 1, 2021

The Dutch masters of horror CARACH ANGREN are proud to announce new European tour dates together with SEPTICFLESH. The band will kick off their extensive road trip at the Patronaat in Haarlem (NL) on March 3rd, and continue all month to hit 18 more countries before a final haunting at the Hellraiser venue in Leipzig on the 9th of April. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below. Ardek comments on the tour: “We will embark on a co-headline tour with Septicflesh and finally present our latest monstrous album “Franckensteina Strataemontanus” alive!”

Posted on November 10, 2020

The Dutch masters of horror CARACH ANGREN are proud to present a brand new music video for the title track of their latest releae ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’. You can now watch the ‘silent’ horror video via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE.

Posted on February 20, 2020

The Dutch masters of horror CARACH ANGREN are back with their 6(66)th full length ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’! The new monster will be released on May 29, 2020 via Season of Mist.

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