Sunday, October 6, 2013


France's MORTIFERA is set to headline the "Winter Of Despondency" tour in December 2013, which will take place over 13 dates in central Europa. Finnish TOTALSELFHATRED and German FREITOD are to support the tour, presented by Fuck christ Bookings. Routing confirmed so far for the "Winter Of Despondency" includes exclusive clubshows only, there will be no festival appearances:

Sat     30/11: SPA   Barcelona, La Resistencia *
Wed   04/12: FRA   Lille tbc **
Thu    05/12: BEL    Gent, The Frontline **
Fri      06/12: NLD   Rotterdam, Baroeg + Celesterre **
Sat     07/12: GER  Oberhausen, Helvete + special guest Murw
Sun    08/12: NLD   Arnhem, Willemeen + Silent Leges Inter Arma
Mon   09/12: GER   Berlin, K17 + Silent Leges Inter Arma
Tue   10/12: GER   Erfurt, From hell + Silent Leges Inter Arma
Wed  11/12: CZE    Pilsen, Pod Lampou
Thu   12/12: AUT    Wien, Escape Metalcorner
Fri     13/12: GER   Großerlach, VFRR
Sat    14/12: SWI    Olten, Provisorium 8 + Borgne
Sun   15/12: FRA    Paris, L'Orchidée du Cheval Blanc **
* Only Mortifera
** Without Freitod
MORTIFERA was created in 2001 by Noktu (Celestia); Neige (Alcest) joined the band and after a MCD the first album "Vastiia Tenebrd Mortifera" was recorded and released. This album reached an unexpected success for an underground release by selling more than 10.000 copies worldwide mainly in the underground. Mortifera served and still serves as an inspiration for several new waves of music, for example the Canadian wave with bands like Forteresse, Monarque, Sombres Forets, Gris, as well as the shoegaze/blackgaze subgenre. In 2010, a second album "Maledictiih" was released and the band started to play live for the first time. A headlining European tour over 10 days and some selected worldwide festivals and clubshows were done.

In 2013 the band is coming back with a new split release with the Chinese band Be Persecuted and two albums are going to be released soon; "Bleüu De Morte" being the first, scheduled to be released in November on Apparitia Recordings / Drakkar Productions.
Recommended to fans of: Alcest, Amesoeurs, Forteresse, Celestia, Joyless, Peste Noire, Austere. Official Facebook

TOTALSELFHATRED plays extreme oppressive black/doom metal. This is the bands' second European tour; in 2009 Totalselfhatred toured with Hypothermia. Since then, the second album "Apocalypse in your heart" was released on Osmose Productions. The album defined the unique sound of the band even more: no minimalistic sound for these six Finns, but a full and heavy, massive whole, with lots of attention to details and dynamic song writing. The four (!) vocalists spew their hatred in the English, Finnish and German language.
Recommended to fans of: Shining, Abyssic Hate, Esoteric, Forgotten Tomb. Official Facebook

FREITOD was founded in the cold februari of the year 2005, with the goal to make negative, sad, emotional, and especially honest music. The roots lie in black metal, but influences from all kinds of melancholic metal and rock are incorporated. Acoustic guitars and clean vocals are used since their first demos and their style was more and more personalized on their two albums on Ván Records. The bandname (translation: free-death) represents the positive possibility to receive freedom through the ending of life.
Recommended to fans of: Katatonia, Burzum. Official Facebook

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