CARACH ANGREN are now streaming their live appearance on Adult Swim’s FishCenter Live which was recording during their North American tour last month. The full performance of “Charlie”, which is taken from the Horror fanatics’ latest album ‘Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten’ can be viewed at the link below.
CARACH ANGREN comment: “In October of this year we completed our “Pitch Black Horror over North America” headline tour and the response has been overwhelming! Cartoon Network’s nighttime program Adult Swim picked up on our haunting and invited us to bring nightmares to their well known “Fish Tank”.This resulted in a crazy episode of which you can watch a part via the link below!We hope to encounter many of you during our upcoming dutch Xmas horror shows in Eindhoven (Dynamo) and Amstelveen (P60)!”
n 2016, CARACH ANGREN, unexpectedly found themselves in the middle of a political row caused by Dutch Christian political outlet ChristenUnie. Party spokesman Henk Stoffels issued a call for the ban of the band’s Christmas show on December 24th. He basically claimed the band was “satanic”, and their “demonic music would lead the youth astray”. Time for CARACH ANGREN to continue this tradition with 2 new (Dutch) Christmas shows.
CARACH ANGREN Christmas shows
21 Dec 18 Amstelveen (NL) P60 (+The Monolith Deathcult)
24 Dec 18 Eindhoven (NL) Dynamo (Dark Xmas Ritual 2018)
The band furthermore announced new South American tour dates ate the end of the year. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.
CARACH ANGREN South America tour
07 Dec 18 Santiago (CL) Inferno Fest
09 Dec 18 Sao Paulo (BR) Extreme Hate Festival
11 Dec 18 Rio de Janeiro (BR) Teatro Odisséia
13 Dec 18 Bogota (CO) Ace of Spades Club
CARACH ANGREN Festivals 2019
18-21 Apr 19 Oslo (NO) Inferno Festival 2019 (Exact date TBA)
28-30 Jun 19 Ferropolis (DE) Full Force 2019 (Exact date TBA)
19-20 Jul 19 Gävle (SE) Gefle Metal Festival 2019 (Exact date TBA)
CARACH ANGREN will be playing in support of their latest release ‘Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten’. Thecover art by Costin Chioreanu and track-list can both be viewed below.
1. Opening (2:17)
2. Charlie (4:10)
3. Blood Queen (4:55)
4. Charles Francis Coghlan (6:07)
5. Song for the Dead (4:16)
6. In De Naam Van De Duivel (6:29)
7. Pitch Black Box (3:17)
8. The Possession Process (4:27)
9. Three Times Thunder Strikes (5:19)
Total playing time: 41:16
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 hard 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…
Seregor: vocals, guitars
Ardek: keyboards, orchestra
Guitars on tracks 2, 3, 4 written by Seregor
Guitars on tracks 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 written by Ardek & Seregor
Bass written by Ardek
Nikos Mavridis: solo violin on tracks 3, 4, 9
Patrick Damiani: all guitars and bass guitar
Vocals & keys recording: Clemens Wijers Music Productions, The Netherlands Drums recording: Abyss Studio, Sweden Guitars & bass recording: Patrick Damiani, Tidal Wave Studio, Germany
Mixing: Peter Tägtgren, Abyss Studio, Sweden
Mastering: Jonas Kjellgren, Black Lounge Studio, Sweden
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