DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT are announcing a European touring package that is already promising to be a black highlight of 2018! The fast rising German black metal innovators will be joining Ireland’s finest, PRIMORDIAL and Finnish black pagans MOONSORROW on an extended tour in April next year.
Please find a list of all currently confirmed shows below.
Vocalist Nikita Kamprad comments: “As huge fans of PRIMORDIAL, we are announcing with great pleasure that we will support the Irish legends on their upcoming tour alongside MOONSORROW. We appreciate the chance to be part of this great package and can hardly wait to present our latest album ‘Finisterre’ to new audiences all around Europe. Get your tickets now and see you in April!”
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
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
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT will be touring in support of their latest album, ‘Finisterre’, which is still available in various formats via Season of Mist: http://smarturl.it/DWEFinisterre.
Please find artwork, track-list, and further information below.
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.
Founded in 2009 by guitarist Nikita Kamprad and vocalist Tobias Jaschinsky,DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT garnered early attention with their self-released debut ‘Der Weg einer Freiheit’ (2009), which quickly sold out and was re-issued with new drum tracks a year later. Following the ‘Agonie’ EP (2011), their second album ‘Unstille’ (2012) already cored international acclaim. In the aftermath of this record, co-founding member Tobias left and main songwriter Nikita Kamprad took over his vocal duties.
The frontman was first heard on third full-length ‘Stellar’ (2015), which sawDER 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 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.