CARACH ANGREN: Exclusive Premiere – Listen FULL New album ‘Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten’!

Below you can listen - EXCLUSIVE -  premiere of the complete forthcoming new CARACH ANGREN album titled 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' which will be out tomorrow June 16th via Season Of Mist.



The Dutch masters of horror are back with their most flamboyant album so far. On
‘Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten’, CARACH ANGREN are painting musical
pictures that easily combine the grandiose depth of a Rembrandt with Van Gogh's
maelstrom of whirling colours and the utter madness of Bosch. This lusciously
seductive danse macabre will drag you in and never let go.
CARACH ANGREN have employed all the sonic colours on their 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 'Dance and Laugh
amongst the Rotten' 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 fulllength
'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 recorded 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 the "Hansel and Gretel"
story 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’, CARACH ANGREN are returning to
"pure" storytelling with episodes that are centered on a girl playing a little too long
with her Ouija board. The Dutch have pushed their unashamedly theatric style to a
new intense height. You do not believe us yet? Press play and unleash these
radiant ghosts into your home…
1. Opening (2:17)
2. Charlie (4:10)
3. Bloodqueen (4:55)
4. Charles Francis Coghlan (6:07)
5. Song for the Dead (4:16)
6. In De Naam Van De Duivel (6:29)
7. Pitch Black Box (3:17)
8. The Possession Process (4:27)
9. Three Times Thunder Strikes (5:19)
Total playing time: 41:16
Seregor: vocals, guitars
Ardek: keyboards, orchestra
Namtar: drums
Guitars on tracks 2, 3, 4 written by Seregor
Guitars on tracks 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 written by Ardek & Seregor
Bass written by Ardek
Guest musicians
Nikos Mavridis: solo violin on tracks 3, 4, 9
Patrick Damiani: all guitars and bass guitar
Vocals & keys recording: Clemens Wijers Music Productions, The Netherlands
Drums recording: Abyss Studio, Sweden
Guitars & bass recording: Patrick Damiani, Tidal Wave Studio, Germany
Mixing: Peter Tägtgren, Abyss Studio, Sweden
Mastering: Jonas Kjellgren, Black Lounge Studio, Sweden
Cover art: Costin Chioreanu