Carach Angren announce European headline tour in June and July

CARACH ANGREN have announced a European headlining tour this Summer. The ‘Pitch Black Summer 2019’ tour starts at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig (DE) and takes the band through France, Spain, The United Kingdom, the Netherlands and more. CARACH ANGREN will be supported by WOLFHEART, THY ANTICHRIST and NEVALRA. A full list of tour dates can be found below


“This summer Europe will be drenched in a pitch black darkness as we will bring horror to all of you. This will be the longest crusade we have ever undertaken as it consists of almost 40 shows and festivals all across the continent. We are proud to present our special guests Wolfheart and supporting is Thy Antichrist & Nevada from America!”




21 Apr 19 Oslo (NO) Inferno Festival 2019 *

09 Jun 19 Leipzig (DE) Wave Gotik Treffen

10 Jun 19 Frankfurt (DE) Batschkapp

11 Jun 19 Paris (FR) Maroquinerie

12 Jun 19 Toulouse (FR) Le Rex

13 Jun 19 Madrid (ES) Mon

14 Jun 19 Porto (PT) Club Hard

15 Jun 19 Lisbon (PT) RCA

16 Jun 19 Sevilla (ES) Sala X

18 Jun 19 Granada (ES) El Tren

19 Jun 19 Valencia (ES) Republica

20 Jun 19 Barcelona (ES) Salamandra

22 Jun 19 Clisson (FR) Hellfest 2019

24 Jun 19 Milan (IT) Legend Club

25 Jun 19 Luzern (CH) Schuur

26 Jun 19 Essen (DE) Turock

27 Jun 19 Trier (DE) Mergener Hof

28 Jun 19 Ferropolis (DE) With Full Force 2019

29 Jun 19 Dokkem (NL) Dokkem Open Air 2019

30 Jun 19 Brugge (BE) Entrepot

01 Jul 19 London (UK) The Underworld

02 Jul 19 Birmingham (UK) Mama Roux

03 Jul 19 Manchester (UK) Rebellion

04 Jul 19 Glasgow (UK) Audio

05 Jul 19 Dublin (IE) Voodoo Lounge

06 Jul 19 Limerick (IE) Dolans Warehouse

07 Jul 19 Bristol (UK) The Fleece

08 Jul 19 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg

10 Jul 19 Bratislava (SK) Randal

11 Jul 19 Dunaujvaros (HU) Rockmarathon 2019

12 Jul 19 Warsaw (PL) Proxima

13 Jul 19 Anykšciai (LT) Devilstone Open Air 2019

14 Jul 19 Tallinn (EE) Tapper

16 Jul 19 Tampere (FI) Klubi

17 Jul 19 Helsinki (FI) On the Rocks

19 Jul 19 Gävle (SE) Gefle Metal Festival 2019

20 Jul 19 Gothenburg (SE) Sticky Fingers

21 Jul 19 Aalborg (DK) Platform 4


CARACH ANGREN will be playing in support of their latest release ‘Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten’. The cover art by Costin Chioreanu and track-list can both be viewed below.


Track list:

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

Namtar: drums

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

Guest musicians

Nikos Mavridis: solo violin on tracks 3, 4, 9

Patrick Damiani: all guitars and bass guitar

Vocals & keys recording: Clemens Wijers

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