Der Weg Einer Freiheit will be kicking off their European road-trip under the banner “Heathen Crusade 2018” that is already promising to be the pagan black highlight of 2018 in just two days! The fast-rising German black metal innovators will be joining Ireland’s finest, Primordial and Finnish black heathens Moonsorrow on an extended tour throughout April.
Vocalist Nikita Kamprad stated this about the tour:
“We can’t wait to finally start this tour that we’ve been waiting for so long! Gear and merch are packed and we’re ready to hit the road and kick off the tour this Thursday at Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. If you haven’t done this already, get your tickets early to make sure that you won’t miss this great package! See you!”
Der Weg Einer Freiheit with Primordial and Moonsorrow European tour dates:
12 Apr 18 Leeuwarden (NL) Neushoorn
13 Apr 18 Tilburg (NL) 013
14 Apr 18 Paris (FR) Trabendo
15 Apr 18 Brugge (BE) Entrepot
16 Apr 18 London (UK) Islington Assembly Hall
17 Apr 18 Esch-sur-Alzette (LU) Kulturfabrik
18 Apr 18 Pratteln (CH) Z7
19 Apr 18 Ludwigsburg (DE) Rockfabrik
20 Apr 18 Leipzig (DE) Hellraiser
21 Apr 18 Praha (CZ) Akropolis
22 Apr 18 Kosice (CZ) Colloseum
23 Apr 18 Budapest (HU) Barba Negra
24 Apr 18 Wien (AT) Szene
25 Apr 18 München (DE) Backstage (Halle)
26 Apr 18 Aschaffenburg (DE) Colos-Saal
27 Apr 18 Bochum (DE) Matrix
28 Apr 18 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
1. Aufbruch (9:49)
2. Ein letzter Tanz (13:49)
3. Skepsis Part I (5:05)
4. Skepsis Part II (5:36)
5. Finisterre (11:13)
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.
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 festival has honed the band’s songwriting skills to razor-sharp precision.
”Finisterre” clearly stands at the apex for now of the steep climb that Der Weg einer Freiheit have taken. This German star is finally shining in full black.
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.
Digibox CD with extras
Double LP in various colors
Nikita Kamprad: guitars, vocals
Tobias Schuler: drums
Nico Rausch: guitars
Nico Ziska: bass
Nikita Kamprad: guitars, bass, vocals
Tobias Schuler: drums