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Formed: 2000
From: Hamburg, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Ophis News

Below is our complete Ophis 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Ophis Announces European Tour

Ophis has announced the "Still No Spring Eurotour" this coming February alongside Ataraxie and Majestic Downfall. The band comments:

"We are proud to announce our upcoming tour in february. We will share the bill with our longtime friends of Ataraxie and the great Majestic Downfall, who will play in Europe for the very first time. There are still some dates open, so promoters get in touch. Sorry, no dates in the east this time, but we will return there later."

12/Feb - Hamburg GER Bambi Galore
13/Feb - Göttingen GER Juzi Göttingen
14/Feb - Berlin GER Tommyhaus
15/Feb - Available Germany*
16/Feb - Antwerp BEL Kavka
17/Feb - Available Belgium*
18/Feb - Available France*
19/Feb - Rotterdam HOL Baroeg More...

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Ophis Issues "Among The Falling Stones" Video

German death/doom act Ophis released a new music video for the track "Among the Falling Stones." The song appears on the latest release "Abhorrence in Opulence," which was issued back in September 2014 via Cyclone Empire Records.

The video was created and produced by Hamburg based company Hard Drive Media. Check it out here:

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Ophis Streaming "Resurrectum"

Ophis has released a taste of upcoming new album "Abhorrence In Opulence" with the 12 minute monolith "Resurrectum."

Listen to the track below, and if you like what you hear, you can pre-order the new album at this location. "Abhorrence In Opulence" is due for release on September 5th, 2014.

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Ophis Announces New Album Release

Ophis has posted the following message online about releasing an upcoming full-length album later this year:

"We now have the release date: our new album 'Abhorrence In Opulence' will be released on September 5th by Cyclone Empire!

"You can have a little preview in this trailer with a snippet of the new material combined with live-pics made by N. Nivera of NNPhotography."

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Ophis Finishing Work On New Album

Germany's Ophis has issued the following announcement about finishing work on the upcoming "Abhorrence In Opulence" album:

"Today we finished the mixdown for our upcoming album. Thanks to our engineer / co-producer Oliver Carell!

"We are proud of the result, you can expect something really raw, definitely more brutal than the previous ones. We hope to announce a release date soon! The cover artwork is also almost finished!"

"Abhorrence In Opulence" was recorded at Blastbeat Studios, and you can check out photos from the recording process at Facebook here.

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Ophis Issues Tour Recap

Ophis recently wrapped up a European tour with Ahab, and the band has now checked in with the following recap:

"Back home from the tour. What a fucking blast! Billion thanks to Ahab and Esoteric for the very great time we had and for the invitation to join.

"Thanks to the crew Sarah, Manuel, Basti, Wittek and Ralf for an awesome job. And mostly, thanks to all the cool and dedicated people and fans we met on the way, especially those who traveled long distances to see us! You rule!

"Some pictures are soon to follow. Doom on!!"

Ophis is also releasing a split album with Officium Triste, with more details available at this location.

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Ophis Announces Split With Officium Triste

Ophis, which will be heading out on tour with Ahab at the end of the month, has now announced an upcoming split release with Officium Triste.

The split, titled "Immersed," will feature two brand new songs by each band for a total run time of around 40 minutes. The album is being mastered by Greg Chandler (Esoteric) at Priory Studios and the artwork can be viewed below. More...

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Ahab Announces European Tour

Ahab has announced the "Doowmwards Let Us Row" European tour, featuring Esoteric and Ophis. The dates for the run are as follows:

30.05.12 (GER) Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
31.05.12 (CH) Geneva – L´usine
01.06.12 (CH) Zürich – Dynamo
02.06.12 (A) Vienna – Escape Metal Corner
03.06.12 (SLO) Ljubljana – Klub Gromka
04.06.12 (CZ) Prag – tba
05.06.12 (GER) Munich – Feierwerk
06.06.12 (GER) tba
07.06.12 (GER) Jena – Rosenkeller
08.06.12 (NL) Rotterdam – Baroeg
09.06.12 (GER) Oberhausen – Kult Tempel

Ahab also recently released an update on the band's progress recording a new album, which can be found at this location.

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Metalhit.com Completes Free Download Series

Between October 2010 and February 2011, Metalhit.com launched a series of six free monthly music samplers showcasing various genres of extreme metal: Thrash, Death, Folk, Gothic, Doom and Black Metal.

The "Metalhit Free Download Series" was made available exclusively in the USA via Amazon.com and to eMusic subscribers worldwide. Metalhit now has the compilations posted online and available for free download worldwide.

Some select artists featured on the samplers include:

Abominable Putridity, Asphyx, Behexen, Diathra, Doom:VS, Evoken, Hirax, Inquisition, Lifelover, Manegarm, Moonspell, Nunslaughter, Obtest, Ophis, Pathology, Possessed, Sacred Reich, Sig:Ar:Tyr, Sinister, Skepticism, Skyforger, The Howling Void, Urgehal, and many more.

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Solitude Productions Releases Free Compilation

While downloading MetalHit.com's latest free black metal compilation on Amazon.com the other day, I also noticed another free compilation released in January 2011. Solitude Productions has released their own free compilation, which you can sample and download here.

Here's the "Solitude Productions Compilation 2010" tracklisting:

1. Who Dies in Siberian Slush "Leave Me" (6:35)
2. Revelations of Rain "Our Cathedral" (5:51)
3. Funeral "The Poison" (5:29)
4. Ea "Aullu Eina" (5:02)
5. Shattered Hope "Enlighten the Darkness" (4:58)
6. Heavy Lord "Fear the Beard" (5:52)
7. Ophis "Suffering is a Virtue" (6:24)
8. The Sullen Route "Gates" (4:53)
9. Stoned Jesus "Occult" (6:09)
10. Astral Sleep "Angel 2" (5:02)
11. Hellight "The Light that Brought Darkness" (4:42)
12. Septic Mind "Beginning" (6:03)
13. The Howling Void "Shadows Over the Cosmos" (6:25)
14. St Erik "Closer" (unreleased) (5:05)

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MetalHit.com Releases Free Doom Metal Compilation

Metalhit.com has released a free doom metal compilation. It is currently available in America via Amazon.com and worldwide via eMusic and Metalhit.com. Here's the compilation's complete tracklisting:

1. Colosseum "The River" (7:07)
2. Cryptal Darkness "The Coldest Winter" (8:35)
3. Doom:VS "Empire of the Fallen" (5:41)
4. Evoken "In Graven Image" (8:04)
5. Exiled from Light "Funereal of that which lies beneath" (6:03)
6. Monumentum "Consuming Jerusalem" (4:51)
7. Ophis "Suffering is a Virtue" (9:37)
8. Remembrance "The Omen" (7:05)
9. Revelations of Rain "Hidden" (8:24)
10. Skepticism "The Arrival" (6:38)
11. The Howling Void "The Primordial Gloom" (12:20)
12. Wolfsschanze "Cause of Affliction" (6:35)

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Ophis Releases EP And Launch Website

Death/ Doom newcomers Ophis (Hamburg, Germany) have launched their new website. On this site you're able to find biographies, information about releases and upcoming gigs, contact adresses for booking and order, pics, many interesting links, lyrics and other stuff.

Also, Ophis will release their new EP / MCD 'Nostrae Mortis Signaculum' on CxxtBxxcher Records in early december. The EP will contain 4 songs (24 min.) of depressive, violent Death Doom and will be limited to 500 copies. Available at the website and mailorder.

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