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Ketzer

From: Germany
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Latest Ketzer News

Below is our complete Ketzer news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Ketzer Reveals New Album Details

On April 12th, German extreme metallers Ketzer will release their fourth full-length, "Cloud Collider," via Metal Blade Records.

Looking on Ketzer's musical history, change is what has always defined their sound. From thrashing riffs to atmospheric blackened tunes, Ketzer is a band that has always aimed to defy genres. So what can we expect on Cloud Collider? Nothing more than a ride on a storm cloud, followed by a soft breeze in your face and, finally, a cleansing rainfall. Ketzer's fourth effort will surprise many as a shift into yet another direction, combining many of the band's essential trademarks and carrying them one step further: Raging drum beats, harsh and powerfully thrashing riffs, as well as epic melodies that will haunt you long after the last tone has faded away. After years of intense work, Ketzer have created an album that can only be described as a milestone in their career and a clean break from all expectations: this album is a storm.

For three years now, Ketzer has been working on something new, and the result is something new indeed: somehow linking all trademarks essential to the sound of Ketzer, now and then, but taking it all one big step further. These new tunes might well be the strongest Ketzer songs to date. Recorded at Markus Stock's infamous Klangschmiede Studio E as well as Laurent Teubls Sculpt Sound Studios in autumn 2018, the suitable visual expression for this new effort has been found by cover artist Adam Burke and illustrator Johannes Stahl. More...

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Ketzer Posts Live Footage

German extreme metal outfit Ketzer recently returned from a tour with Primordial and has now released professionally filmed live videos for the songs "When Milk Runs Dry" and "Starless." Both songs taken from latest album, "Starless," which was released earlier this year via Metal Blade Records.

Ketzer comments: "More than a month has passed now since we returned from the tour with Primordial and Svartidaudi, leaving us with some great memories about the time we spent together on the road. But the best moments as a band happen on stage. The clip should give you an impression of how much we enjoy the opportunity to perform our music in front of people coming to the shows. It was filmed by a part of the Metal Blade crew during our performance at the Backstage Club in Munich." More...

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Ketzer Streaming Full Album

This Friday (January 29th), Germany's Ketzer will release new album "Starless" via Metal Blade Records. You can now hear the entire album in advance below, or pre-order your own copy right here. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Starless
2. When Milk Runs Dry
3. Godface
4. Count To Ten
5. The Hunger
6. White Eyes
7. Shaman's Dance
8. Silence And Sound
9. Earthborn
10. Limbo More...

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Ketzer Posts Studio Video

Set to release new full-length, "Starless," on January 29th via Metal Blade Records, Germany's Ketzer has just launched the 2nd behind-the-scenes video from the recording sessions.

This new studio video is available below, and you can also hear the recently released "When Milk Runs Dry" single at this location.

Ketzer (German for "heretic") spent two months in the studio during the summer of 2015, recording third album, "Starless." From sounds of raging fury, to the echoes of calm and cleansing waves, "Starless" is a record that will take you on a journey that is unexpected, yet familiar at the same time. More...

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Ketzer Streaming "When Milk Runs Dry"

Set to release new full-length, "Starless," on January 29th via Metal Blade Records, Germany's Ketzer has just launched a new track titled "When Milk Runs Dry."

Ketzer (German for "heretic") spent two months in the studio during the summer of 2015 recording third album, "Starless." From sounds of raging fury, to the echoes of calm and cleansing waves, "Starless" is a record that will take you on a journey that is unexpected, yet familiar at the same time. The album's track listing consists of:

1. Starless
2. When Milk Runs Dry
3. Godface
4. Count To Ten
5. The Hunger
6. White Eyes
7. Shaman's Dance
8. Silence And Sound
9. Earthborn
10. Limbo More...

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Ketzer Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Set to release new full-length "Starless" on January 29th via Metal Blade Records, Germany's Ketzer has now launched a behind-the-scenes video from in the studio that gives fans a glimpse into the album recording session. Check it out below.

Ketzer (German for "heretic") spent two months in the studio during the summer of 2015 recording third album, "Starless." Thematically, the band explores the idea of religion v. reality-- is there a truth in between? Ketzer explains, "Centuries ago, humankind looked up into the star-filled night skies, questioning the universe and their lives within it. In order to find answers, mythology was born. But religion and myths cannot connect to the world we live in today. They have blinded the night skies - hence, we have become 'starless'."

1. Starless
2. When Milk Runs Dry
3. Godface
4. Count To Ten
5. The Hunger
6. White Eyes
7. Shaman's Dance
8. Silence And Sound
9. Earthborn
10. Limbo More...

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Ketzer Reveals "Starless" Details

On January 29, 2016 Germany's Ketzer will unleash new full-length, "Starless," via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has now launched the album's title track below, as well as the cover artwork and pre-order information at this location.

Ketzer (German for "heretic") spent two months in the studio during the summer of 2015, recording "Starless." From sounds of raging fury, to the echoes of calm and cleansing waves, "Starless" is a record that will take you on a journey that is unexpected, yet familiar at the same time.

Thematically, the band explores the idea of religion v. reality-- is there a truth in between? Ketzer explains, "Centuries ago, humankind looked up into the star-filled night skies, questioning the universe and their lives within it. In order to find answers, mythology was born. But religion and myths cannot connect to the world we live in today. They have blinded the night skies - hence, we have become 'starless'."

1. Starless
2. When Milk Runs Dry
3. Godface
4. Count To Ten
5. The Hunger
6. White Eyes
7. Shaman's Dance
8. Silence And Sound
9. Earthborn
10. Limbo More...

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Ketzer Releasing "Starless"

On November 27, Germany's Ketzer will release a brand new 7" entitled "Starless" featuring two new songs. Both songs ("Starless" and "Count To Ten") were recorded during a demo session in December 2014, and will soon be available to the public for the first time ever.

Ketzer comments: "You have waited for years to hear some new Ketzer material - so here it is. Back in December 2014, our new record 'Starless' started to take shape in our minds and we tracked down some tunes in our rehearsal room. These demo recordings offer a rare glimpse into the beginnings of the work on our third album. We burn forever. Burn with us!"

The "Starless" 7" will be available in four limited editions (black, white, gold, marbled) and can be pre-ordered over here. More...

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Ketzer Signs With Metal Blade

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the addition of Ketzer to its ranks. Ketzer (German for "heretic") is an extreme metal outfit hailing from Cologne, Germany and is ready to set the world afire with this just recently signed pact (in blood).

The band comments: "In the last few years, working on new songs has been our journey, and it has been an intense one. Musically and conceptually we put everything back to zero. We found an element that gives our music something primal, something natural. It is the deep connection between all of us through making music together. It feels like sharing a fleshless body.

"Far back in time, dancing to drumbeats around a fire, entangled in trance, it was all about the magic of one moment. We chase those moments and hope to share them with people all over the world.

"Metal Blade, as a label that has evolved constantly in its history without ever forgetting their groundbreaking beginnings, will give us the opportunity to reach everyone of you out there. There are many exciting things about to come along our way in the future and we are glad and grateful for being able to take this journey together with Metal Blade from this day on." More...

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