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Formed: 2006
From: Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Agrypnie News

Below is our complete Agrypnie 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.

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Agrypnie Issues Recording Update

Its been awhile since the last proper transmission from the band, but today Agrypnie just checked in with the following update about the vocal recordings for an upcoming album:

"Ladies & Gents, due a stroke of fate we preponed the start of the vocal recordings for the upcoming Agrypnie release. The first recordings are going to start already this week. Manuel Karakas, who recorded already the vocals for the releases 'Aetas Cineris' and the 'Asche' EP will again be the producer." More...

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Agrypnie Posts Recording Footage

In addition to posting studio photos at Facebook here, Agrypnie just released a brief recording studio clip below. The band comments:

"Ladies and gents, guitars and keys for the forthcoming Agrypnie release are done. Again a little dirty sneak preview from the recordings with Phil Hillen / SU2 - Studio."

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Agrypnie To Record New Album

It's been nearly four years since Agrypnie released the "Aetas Cineris" album, but now a new album is on the horizon.

The band comments: "A new year is coming up and I am looking forward to enter the studio in two weeks and a bit together with our drummer Moe to finally record the next release!"

Stay tuned for more info to arrive early next year, and in the mean time you can hear the full previous album below.

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Todtgelichter Vocalist To Miss Summer Breeze

Avant-garde band Todtgelichter has announced vocalist Marta will not be performing at the upcoming Summer Breeze festival due to illness, and Torsten from Agrypnie will be stepping in to handle vocal duties at that show. Marta comments:

"Dear friends, my enthusiasm and joy to perform at the Summer Breeze was very high! All the more devastating though was the news I got from the doctor today. Due to an infection and following pain that developed overnight my voice got affected in a way that left only one option: to cancel my participation for the gig in two days. More...

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Agrypnie Announces Headlining Tour

Agrypnie has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming tour dates with Heretoir:

"Folks, we are very proud to announce our Aetas Cineris headliner tour for 2013! Together with our dear friends of Der Weg einer Freiheit and Heretoir, we are hitting the road on the first of March 2013!"

01.03.2013DE Siegen – Vortex Club
02.03.2013DE Oberhausen – Helvete
03.03.2013DE Hamburg – Bambi Galore
04.03.2013DE Berlin – Magnet
05.03.2013DE tba
06.03.2013DE Leipzig – Moritzbastei
07.03.2013AT Wien – Viper Room
08.03.2013DE Stuttgart – Club Zentral
09.03.2013DE tba
10.03.2013CH Zürich – Werk 21 More...

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Agrypnie To Release New Album

German post black metal act Agrypnie has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album:

"It’s time to let you folks know about the release date of 'Aetas Cineris.' Unfortunately it’s not going to be this year anymore. February 2013 is going to be the big date.

"In case you want to listen the new album in advance... On the 24th of November we are going to do a listening session in Ludwigsburg together with the press."

Further details on "Aetas Cineris" will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, check out more info on the band over at Facebook.

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Dew-Scented Confirmed For Summer Breeze

This year's Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available at the festival's website here. The organizers of Summer Breeze have now issued the following announcement about confirming new bands:

"Since the release of their amazing breakthrough album 'Inwards', Dew-Scented have been at the forefront of European thrash metal. Since then, the cool bunch led by frontman Leif Jensen have been producing fantastic albums full of unstoppable riff power and overwhelming intensity at nicely regular intervals, cementing the band's excellent reputation time and again. In 2012, Dew-Scented aim at kick-starting their career with an entirely new line-up – with the exception of band boss Leif – and the fantastic new album 'Icarus', and are gearing up to shatter the Summer Breeze Open Air into small pieces. We are stoked to welcome the indestructible machine called Dew-Scented at our festival once more. Get thrashed!

"When Agrypnie played the Summer Breeze festival in 2008 for the first and only time so far, they were booked as consolation for all those who were mourning the recent disbanding of Nocte Obducta. Four years, one studio album and one EP later, the Hessians have made a career for themselves, having now reached the same level as the aforementioned group. Their new studio album is still being recorded as we speak, but their last EP 'Asche' was already an announcement for big things to come in the realm of post black metal. Expressive, multi-faceted, melancholic, dynamic – all these attributes fit Agrypnie like a glove and are underlined by the fact that their songs don't ever become predictable or interchangable. One of the most exciting bands our scene has to offer nowadays."

The Summer Breeze 2012 bill now looks like: More...

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Extremefest 2012 Confirmed For July

Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.

5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland

Cannibal Corpse
Suicide Silence
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
All Shall Perish
Suicidal Angels
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Deströyer 666
Cephalic Carnage
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Nexus Inferis
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Severe Torture
Hellish Crossfire
Gama Bomb
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Rectal Smegma
Dawn of Disease
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...

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Agrypnie Posts Album Sampler

German post black metal band Agrypnie posted a preview sampler from the forthcoming EP "Asche," scheduled for release on November 11, 2011 through Supreme Chaos Records. The EP is a teaser of a full length release due sometime in the spring of 2012, but also contains various exclusive songs, one of which features abmient artist Mathias Grassow. "Asche" will be available in limited first edition digipak and strictly limited vinyl version (100 transparent red, 400 clear).

The track listing for "Asche' is as follows:

1. Gnosis
2. Erwachen
3. 1.10#06+0.35
4. Augenblick
5. Kosmos [Omega]
6. Augenblick (Demo Version)

Check out the sampler here:

AGRYPNIE - Asche EP Trailer by Supreme Chaos Records

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Dornenreich Announces New Album Title

Dornenreich will be kicking off a tour with Agrypnie next week in Salzburg. Dornenreich has also announced just prior to the tour that the band is working on an eighth studio album, which will be titled "Freedom" and is set for release in 2012. You can catch Dornenreich live with Agrypnie on the follow dates:

25.10.2011 AT - Salzburg / Rockhouse Bar
26.10.2011 DE - Leipzig / Theaterfabrik
27.10.2011 NL - Arnhem / Aurora Infernalis-Festival
28.10.2011 DE - Frankfurt / Nachtleben
29.10.2011 CZ - Pilsen / Phantoms of Pilsen-Festival
30.10.2011 AT - Graz / Explosiv
31.10.2011 IT - Brescia / Black Lake-Festival
17.12.2011 AT - Innsbruck / Weekender*
* without agrypnie

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More Bands Confirmed For Ragnarok Festival

Catamenia, Graveworm, and Wolfchant have now been confirmed in the lineup of the upcoming 2011 Ragarok Festival. The festival takes place on April 29th - 30th, 2011 at the Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, and additional details are available here.

The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Bran Barr
Ignis Fatuu
Hammer Horde
Negura Bunget
Path Of Golconda
Orphaned Land
Twilight Of The Gods

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Agrypnie Announces German Shows

Germany's Agrypnie has announced the following upcoming European tour dates:

11/27 2010 Zentrum Scharnhorst, Dortmund Dortmund, GERMANY
2/10 2011 Backstage Halle München, Bayern, GERMANY
2/11 2011 Volxhaus Klagenfurt, Österreich, AUSTRIA
2/12 2011 Szene Wien, Wien, AUSTRIA
2/13 2011 Z-Bau Nürnberg, Bayern, GERMANY
2/14 2011 Puschkin Club Dresden, Sachsen, GERMANY
2/15 2011 K17 Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY
2/16 2011 Turock Essen, Nordrhein, GERMANY
2/17 2011 ExHaus Trier, Rheinland-, GERMANY
2/18 2011 Haus 11 Stuttgart, Baden-Würt, GERMANY
2/19 2011 Rock City Uster, Zürich, SWITZERLAND
3/19 2011 Wasserhaus Hammelburg, Bayern, GERMANY
4/29 2011 Ragnarök Festival 8 Lichtenfels, Lichtenfel

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Agrypnie Announces New Bassist

German metal band AGRYPNIE have found a new bass guitarist, Carsten, and are now rehearsing for the coming autumnal live shows. Since his return from Australia, AGRYPNIE mastermind Torsten and John from Agalloch contributed guest guitar parts for the upcoming Nostalgia album "Echoes from the Borderland." The project is initiated by solo artists Rüdiger Gleisberg and Mathias Grassow (who also worked with Torsten on the last AGRYPNIE album entitled "16[485]"). The project is currently working on new material.

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Agrypnie Announces Lineup Changes

Agrypnie has issued the following update:

"Because AGRYPNIE are planning a massive live presence for 2011, the band is now looking for new musicians."

"Due to his duties in the alternative metal outfit CHEENO, Carsten has decided to quit his position as bass player in AGRYPNIE. Besides, AGRYPNIE are still looking for a session keyboard player."

"If you are playing either bass guitar or keyboard, do not hesitate to write to the band directly: superstar@agrypnie.de."

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Agrypnie Delays New Album, "16[485]"

Supreme Chaos Records has issued the following update regarding the delay of the release of Agrypnie's new album, "16[485]:"

"Because of problems in the manufacturing process, AGRYPNIEs album '16[485]' has to be delayed - again. Our distributor has understandably forced us to set the new release date to 15th of January 2010. This is due to the fact that Christmas and New Years Eve are right next door and of course the people working at the distributor want to have some holidays as well."

"We feel really sorry for the fans who have already preordered the album and are waiting to receive it before christmas. And again this is beyond our control. We hope that these problems will not occur again in the future. "

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Agrypnie Reveals New Album Title As "16[485]"

Supreme Chaos Records has issued the following statement about releasing a new album from German black metallers Agrypnie:

"Torsten, mastermind of the modern black metal group AGRYPNIE and ex Nocte Obducta singer, has announced '16[485]' as title for the upcoming epos which with a playtime of almost 80 minutes.

"Also the band has posted a new promo shoot with the current line up from left to right: Martin - Guitar, Patrick (Ex-Nocte Obducta, Melkor) - Guitar, Torsten (Ex-Nocte Obducta) - Vocals, guitar and songwriting, René (Ex-Rising Hate) - Drums. Live musicians: Carsten (Ex-Autumnblaze, Cheeno) - Bass."

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Agrypnie Bassist Departs

Bass player Carsten has left AGRYPNIE due to time constraints. Bass duties have been taken over by Patrick who also used to play bass in NOCTE OBDUCTA.

In more positive band news, the band has relaunched their website, which has been updated with the artwork of the last album "EXIT."

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Agrypnie Looking For Keyboard Player

Black metal band AGRYPNIE is currently looking for a keyboard player to complete their live line up. There are some shows planned and the band will perform on Germany's Summer Breeze Open Air. Interested parties should get in touch via the AGRYPNIE homepage or MySpace site.

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Agrypnie Recording New Album

AGRYPNIE, the band formed by NOCTE OBDUCTA singer Torsten Hirsch, has finished laying down guitar tracks for its second album, entitled "Exit". The group will enter SU2 studio in March to record the drums and vocals, as well as to complete the final mix.

According to a press release, fans can "expect a fascinating black metal-oriented album. This time the drum computer will be replaced by a real drummer."

The new CD will contain 11 tracks and will have a total running time of more than 60 minutes. René Schott (RISING HATE, ANGELUS MORTIS) will take care of the drum duties the effort.

For the first time, the lyrical concept has not been developed by Marcel Va. Traumschänder (NOCTE OBDUCTA), but by Torsten himself together with Marco from PANTA RHEI PROJECT.


Torsten Hirsch (ex-NOCTE OBDUCTA) - Vocals, Songwriting
Andreas Ballnuss (PHILOSOPHOBIA, PAUL DI'ANNO) - Guitar
Domenik Papaemmanuil (WASTEFALL) - Guitar
Carsten Pinkle (ex-AUTUMNBLAZE, CHEENO) - Bass
René Schott (RISING HATE) – Drums

For more information, visit their Myspace page.

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Agrypnie Announce New Album Title

AGRYPNIE, the project featuring NOCTE OBDUCTA frontman Torsten, Der Unhold, has set "Exit" as the title of its new album, which will continue the black/death metal direction of its predecessor "F5.14". The new CD will contain 11 tracks and will have a total running time of more than 60 minutes. René Schott (RISING HATE, ANGELUS MORTIS) will shortly enter Maranis Studios to lay down the drums for the effort. Torsten will then record the guitar tracks, along with Claudius Cremer (FATED, ex-PARAGON), while Carsten Pinkle (ex-AUTUMNBLAZE, CHEENO) will take care of the bass duties.

For the first time, the textual concept will not be developed by Marcel Va. Traumschänder (NOCTE OBDUCTA), but by Torsten himself together with Marco from PANTA RHEI PROJECT. One song called "Fenster zum Hof" is already fully developed and will be on the setlist of the next concerts.

In other news, AGRYPNIE has announced the participation of new session guitarist and potential future permanent member Domenik Papaemmanuil, singer and guitarist of the Greek progressive metal band WASTEFALL. Domenik will attend his first rehearsals with the band this month.

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