Symphonic metal horror masters Carach Angren are proud to announce their collaboration with DC comics for the new series Dark Nights: Death Metal. The first episode is out now and features the band’s new song, “Skull with a Forked Tongue,” which is taken from their latest full-length album Franckensteina Strataemontanus.
Give Episode 1 a spin below.
From DC Comics and Loma Vista Recordings Recordings comes Dark Nights: Death Metal; based on the best-selling comic series by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. Original Score by Tyler Bates.
Story by Scott Snyder
Art by Greg Capullo
Directed by Tyler Bates
Edited by Lorena Perez Batista
Batman – Andy Biersack
The Batman Who Laughs, The Joker – Charles Fleischer
Wonder Woman – Chelsea Wolfe
Score by Tyler Bates
Drums by Dave Lombardo
Guitar FX by Zakk Wylde
Mixed by Robert Carranza
“Skull with a Forked Tongue” by Carach Angren”
Franckensteina Strataemontanus is out NOW and can be streamed, downloaded, and/or purchased HERE.
The cover artwork for Franckensteina Strataemontanus was created by Stefan Heilemann and can be found below along with the 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)
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)
11. Frederick’s Experiments (02:40)
Carach Angren Live Dates:
05/22: Bornstedt (DE) @ Dark Troll Festival
11/14: Monterrey (MX) @ Mexico Metal Fest 2020
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 Hansel and Gretel 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 storytelling with episodes that are centered 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!
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