Smell that? It’s the stench of this show reaching your nostrils.
Proudly putting together two of today’s best death metal bands in existence, UK’s Grave Miasma (back in Berlin after a very long break) and USA’s Spectral Voice (who played to a sold out crowd in this very venue last year) – this will be the last highlight of the year for Wolf City, to send 2019 properly spinning into its crypt.
As opener we welcome the Abrisskommando Mouth Of Madness, who will export their personal brand of pestilence from Görlitz.
ROTTING DEATH METAL FROM THE GRAVE!
It would be an understatement to say that these two bands have proven to be two of the most successful, accomplished and creative bands in the German death metal underground of the last few years. With both bands having dropped their respectively magnificent third release in 2018 under the egide of the ever attentive Ván Records, this is a package that should get everyone foaming at the mouth.
Whereas Sulphur Aeon faithfully carry on the work of Charles Dexter Ward to resurrect ancient horrors in the most powerful atmospheric death metal rendition of Lovecraft’s immortal work, Chapel Of Disease started their journey in the darkness of dilapidated crypts to land in territories flooded by the soothing, psychedelic and bluesy sun of classic rock – all without losing an ounce of impact or give in to the temptations of “mature” mass-marketed heavy metal. Two bands, both one of a kind and a testimony to the creative force of the current death metal scene.
They will be joined also by the Cascadian FUNERAL DOOM band Vouna
Coffins -> Listen
+ Drowned -> Listen
Japan’s Coffins have been celebrating that particular disease of the underground that goes by the name of death/doom for over 20 years now, releasing a ton of splits, EPs and four full lenghts and the wheel hasn’t stopped turning in its murderous course, crushing countless bodies on its trail. After their last Berlin apparition was sadly called off by higher powers, we are very happy to be able to host them at our humble palace of horrors.
To make them feel right at home, we summoned one of Berlin’s most revered death metal ancient wizards, the almighty Drowned. Going since the 90’s, this band should need no introduction. Frugal with releases but more than adequately making up for it in sheer quality, Drowned are masters in the ways of yore when it comes to pure, proper grave desecration.
The poison chalice has been served, come drink and be merry, for tomorrow we might die!
The rotten wood gives way, once exposed again to the fresh air of the cemetary, many years after being interred. A purulent ejection of filthy liquids pours out from the open casket. The river of sickness trickles down all the way to the garden of Urban Spree, where it coalesces to form a bunch of creatures, human only in shape. They take the stage. They seal the doors. Trapped in the venue, everybody is consumed by the hellish noise. Only Death is real!
Pissgrave and Necrot crossed the Atlantic to fill these lands with the stench of death, Undergang were summoned from Denmark to accompany them in this horrible journey. Pestilent death metal is the key to the gate. Rise, and join!
Perverted aeons gave birth to Demilich in the early 90’s, the creature swiftly disappearing back into the bowels of putrefying earth after dropping the deformed masterpiece “Nespithe” in 1993 – guttural geometry of hell.
Since a few years they’re back to bludgeoning audiences with stellar results and finally we can lay them a place at our table – please bring enough guts to devour, for it is a historical occasion.
The other passengers on this train of death are none other than Spectral Voice, death-doom most beloved current artisans (also twin to monster death metal extraordinaire Blood incantation), finally crashing into Berlin on their second European tour.
Seldom will you experience a more apt show to sacrifice your aural senses and your flesh to. The gods of the abyss await with hungry fingers.
Sortilegia is the reaper that hides in the fog. The devil chant on a desolate plateau of darkness. The Canadian duo gives minimalistic, raw black metal a new meaning while producing a mesmerizing ritual on stage which has no comparison. On this tour, they are paired up with Iceland extraordinaire Sinmara, their atmospheric side-project Almyrkvi and Leipzig’s own war machine I I. A night of graveless souls, right into the mouth of winter.