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Dark Fortress announce seventh studio album plus Euro tour dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 1st July 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Dark Fortress frontman and lyricist Morean asks:

What happens to life on earth if the fragile laws of nature are altered even by a little bit? How can the human psyche deal with the perspective of inevitable extinction? How far can the human soul be stripped before its essence vanishes completely? Can we contain the implications of forced and radical evolution and the insanity it brings?

These questions are raised by the band’s seventh studio alum Venereal Dawn, which like most previous Dark Fortress albums will be a concept album, focusing on the themes of survival, betrayal and sacrifice in an extremely hostile environment. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Venereal Dawn
2. Lloigor
3. Betrayal And Vengeance
4. Chrysalis
5. I Am The Jigsaw Of A Mad God
6. The Deep
7. Odem
8. Luciform
9. On Fever’s Wings

Venereal Dawn is scheduled for a release on the following dates:

Europe, Australia / NZ: 1st September 2014
USA, Canada: 2nd September 2014

To spill the coming vicious blackness that is Venereal Dawn, an album which has been three years in the making, Dark Fortress have also announced their unholy campaign across Europe with Secrets of the Moon and Schammasch in October. The dates of this unholy campaign across the European continent are as follow:

16.10.14 (DE) Munich – Feierwerk
17.10.14 (CH) Vevey – Rocking Chair
18.10.14 (DE) Trier – Exhaus
19.10.14 (FR) Paris – Point Ephemere
20.10.14 (UK) London – Underworld
21.10.14 (NL) Nijmegen – Doornroosje
22.10.14 (DE) Essen – Turock
23.10.14 (DE) Berlin – Magnet
24.10.14 (AT) Vienna – Viper Room
25.10.14 (CH) Winterthur –  Gaswerk
26.10.14 (DE) Nürnberg – Rockfabrik

Dark Fortress online:

http://www.darkfortress.org/
http://www.facebook.com/officialdarkfortress

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Eudaimony set release date for debut album “Futile”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 14th September 2013 by Pieni

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Eudaimony is the offspring of ex-Dark FortressMatthias Jell and Naglfar‘s Marcus E. Norman, although they claim that this isn’t “about Black Metal or any other specific genre, Eudaimony is about abysmal emotions with all the bleakness life has to give.”

The debut album “Futile” will be released on November 29th via Cold Dimensions and will feature guest appearances by Mick Moss of Antimatter and Schwadorf of Empyrium and The Vision Bleak. The title-track is available for streaming at Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/eudaimony/eudaimony-futile

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Track list:
1. Ways to Indifference
2. Mute
3. A Window in the Attic
4. Futile
5. Portraits (guest vocals by Mick Moss)
6. Cold
7. Godforsaken
8. December’s Hearse (guest vocals by Schwadorf)

More information about Eudaimony can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/eudaimony

Eudaimony reveal artwork and tracklisting for upcoming album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 30th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

With their debut album ready for release in autumn, Eudaimony, whose line-up features former members of NaglfarDark FortressNachtreich and Secrets of the Moon, have announced the tracklisting for their upcoming album Futile and unveiled its cover artwork (see above). The eight track album also features a guest appearance from Antimatter‘s Mick Moss. The recently completed artwork was created by Ben Borucki (Irrleuchten) from the German band Sonic Reign. Full track listing for Futile, which will be released on the Cold Dimensions label, is as follows:

  • 1. Ways to Indifference
  • 2. Mute
  • 3. A Window in the Attic
  • 4. Futile
  • 5. Portraits
  • 6. Cold
  • 7. Godforsaken
  • 8. December’s Hearse

Although formed back in 2007 by former Dark Fortress frontman Matthias Jell and Marcus E. Norman (Naglfar, Bewitched, Havayoth, Ancient Wisdom), Eudaimony only recorded three songs before the schedules of all its members, which, aside from Jell on vocals and Norman on guitars, bass, synthesizer and programming includes of Jörg Heemann (Secrets of the Moon) on drums and Peter Honsalek (Nachtreich) on viola and piano, caught up with the band.  Added to this were a few label issues that had to be resolved, so things were put on the back burner until March 2013 when everyone was finally free to begin recording the band’s debut full-length album.

Eudaimony recently debuted the title track from the album, and although many see the band’s logical home as being within the Black Metal and Depressive Black Metal genres, mainly because of the backgrounds of its members, Jell was quick to point out that this should really not be the case:

Eudaimony’s music is about emotional hopelessness and the futility of life, and is a world away from the usual subject matters that Black Metal tends to deal with.  The whole visual and the lyrical concepts of Eudaimony combine together to send out the message that the end of our lives begins from the instant we first draw breath, happiness on earth is just an illusion and life itself has no sense except in death.

Eudaimony online:

http://facebook.com/eudaimony