CARACH ANGREN
release new track of ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’CARACH ANGREN logo

The Dutch masters of horror CARACH ANGREN are back with their 6(66)th full length ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’, which will see the light on June 26, 2020. In celebration, the horror outfit is now releasing the third new track from the album; ‘Operation Compass’.

The new offering can be seen, in the form of a lyric video, via the Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE. The link may be freely spread throughout your channels.

CARACH ANGREN comment: “‘Operation Compass’ will take you back to the sceneries of World War II in North Africa. British forces were instructed to use Dippel’s bone oil to poison water wells in case of a retreat, hence the connection to the conceptual story on the album. Listen and watch the phenomenal lyric video, once again done by Tamara/ Aimed & Framed, as this battle turns into a gruesome fata morgana.”
CARACH ANGREN are available for interviews via phone skype/zoom and email. Please get in touch with Jessica Otten via [email protected]for more info and available slots.Additional assets, like artwork and hi-res pictures can be found here!
Please note that the release date was changed due to the COVID-19 situation. The new and correct release date is June 26, 2020

CARACH ANGREN have previously released the cover artwork, which is created by Stefan Heilemann, and track-list of ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’. Both can be be viewed below.

Carach_Angren-coverartwork

Track list:

1. Here in German Woodland (01:35)
2. Scourged Ghoul Undead (05:38)
3. Franckensteina Strataemontanus (03:03)
4. The Necromancer (04:08)
5. Sewn for Solitude (03:52)
6. Operation Compass (06:00) (WATCH)
7. Monster (03:33) (WATCH)
8. Der Vampir von Nürnberg (06:00) (WATCH)
9. Skull with a Forked Tongue (05:56)
10. Like a Conscious Parasite I Roam (08:16)

Bonus
11. Frederick’s Experiments (02:40)
Total playing time: 50:41

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!

Style: Horror Metal

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Studio: Tidal Wave Studio (DE) & Clemens Wijers Music Productions (NL)

Recording:
Tidal Wave Studio: Drums, guitars, bass recorded by Patrick Damiani
Clemens Wijers Music Productions: Keyboards, orchestra, vocals

Mix/Master: Robert Carranza (MARILYN MANSON)

Recording line-up
Seregor: Vocals , guitar
Ardek: Keyboard, orchestra, guitar, bass, backing vocals
Namtar: Drums

Guest musician:
Nikos Mavridis: Solo violin on tracks 5 & 10

Cover artwork: Stefan Heilemann/Heilemania

Pre-sales: smarturl.it/CarachFranckensteina

Available formats: 
CD
CD clamshell box
LP in various colours
Cassette

       

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