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Below is our complete Todtgelichter 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.
Avant-garde metal outfit Todtgelichter split with its guitarist back in September, and now the band has checked in with the following statement about bringing on a new member:
"Okay, folks - some big news comin' up. One you might already have guessed - we have found a new permanent guitar player with whom we will be working on the fifth album.
"As far as things look, he'll be introduced live on the RAGNARÖK 2014, maybe earlier. Aaaand - there'll be another major gig announcement coming up for next year soon. Be patient...
Hamburg, Germany based avant-garde metal act Todtgelichter (which was covered in our look at non-traditional black metal) is currently looking for a new guitar player due to the imminent departure of longtime member Claudio. The band comments:
"With a dedicated new guitar player we aim to strengthen our live presence in 2014 and to start the composing process for album number 5.
"We are searching for YOU: you are no rookie, you have a sense for melodies and songwriting, you play tight, groovy and in time and (ideally) are familiar with the songs of our last two albums 'Angst' and 'Apnoe.' Furthermore, you are able to rehearse twice a week in Hamburg/Hamm; you like rehearsing as much as playing live and you are always looking to improve your playing and to broaden your musical horizon.
"If all that is the case, send us a short notice to email@example.com and we will provide you with tabs and song examples so you can prepare for tryouts with us. Write us now – we’re waiting for your application!"
Todtgelichter released latest full-length album "Apnoe" earlier this year (reviewed here).
Record sales may be dropping and labels may be on the verge of extinction, but the underground metal scene is still a thriving and vibrant place where musical innovation continues to occur. Every Monday we dig deep into the underground to unearth three bands you may not have had the chance to check out yet, but which deserve to be heard.
It’s no secret I dig bands that mix it up and don’t stick to one straight style, having previously unearthed avant-garde bands, a handful of genre flip-floppers, metal outfits that experiment with non-traditional sounds, and those bands that just plain ignore musical trends.
Today you’ll get another dose of heavy music that doesn’t play by the normal genre rules. These three bands may all technically be black metal, but they push that definition to its limits and sometimes even well beyond!
This German act is currently with Code666 records, which is a smaller label in the grand scheme of things, but it still has some very solid underground acts known for combining sub-genres and mixing up their sounds.
Todtgelichter has four full-length releases under its belt, having just dropped new album “Apnoe” this year (reviewed here). “Apnoe” is definitely less raucous and battering than previous releases, occasionally dropping out the black metal altogether, just to bring it back in at unexpected times to barrel over an unsuspecting audience. The harsh vocals are present but take a back seat to clean male and female singing, accompanied by atmospheric and calm parts that give off a modern-era Anathema vibe.
Keep up with the latest on Todtgetlichter at Facebook and be sure to check out a track from the current album and its predecessor “Angst” below.
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:
Path Of Golconda
Twilight Of The Gods
Todtgelichter has issued the following announcement about the upcoming release of the band's new album:
"Greetings! Monday, November the 15th, will be a good day to visit our new Shop, available at this location. We finally take pre-orders for our new album 'Angst,' out on December 3rd on Aural Music/Code666! And not only that - new merchandise will be available as well! Be sure to check on new Shirts, Girlies, Long sleeves and Zipper hoodies to prepare yourself for black winter days.
"Pre-orders can be placed until November 30th. They will ship with priority over normal orders but not earlier than December 1st. Also, information and cover concerning the special edition will be revealed soon!"
Germany's Todtgelichter has issued the following update about new live shows:
"Greetings! Once again we´re coming down south to Bavaria. On March the 19th 2011 we will Co-Headline the 'End Of Life Festival Pt.I' at the Wasserhaus in Hammelburg. Other bands are: AGRYPNIE, BLOODCULT & VEHEMENZ. Be there and experience life-Angst!
"It is always a pleasure for us to play on our home turf. And as we want to present 'Angst' properly to our Hamburg fans, please note that - though we couldn´t play our first release-gig there - we have not forgotten you. A date has been set and we will return in early 2011, stay tuned for updates! Regarding the gig with GORATH and E?S on December the 3rd - if you are an organizer/booker in NRW get in touch, we´re looking for a Friday gig."
The details of the shows are as follows:
12/3 2010 TBA, GERMANY
12/4 2010 From Hell Erfurt, Thüringen
12/5 2010 JC Metteko Mechelen, Antwerp, BELGIUM
3/19 2011 Wasserhaus Hammelburg, Bayern, GERMANY
Germany's Todtgelichter has issued the following announcement about the release of a new album and signing a new record deal:
"Thank you all for the patience. It is official now: After negotiations with several labels Todtgelichter has just signed a two-album deal with the renowned Label Aural Music/Code666. Thus, the release date for 'Angst' is fixed, and as we hoped and promised, it will still happen this year - December the 3rd, to be exact. Here is the final track list once and for all:
1. Café Of Lost Dreams
4. Phobos & Deimos
5. Neon (feat. Nihilaz of VULVARK)
6. Subway (feat. Eike Freese of DARK AGE)
8. allmählich More...
Germany's Todtgelichter has issued the following update about releasing "Angst," the band's upcoming album:
"Regards, it honours us that many old and new fans are awaiting the final release of 'Angst.' Though, some of you might have been a little too keen on spreading information on the net - so we need to clear things up a bit. Most important - we have not signed a record deal yet, contrary to some sources on the internet. Fact is that we got some interesting offers and are already near the final negotiations with a few, selected and renowned labels, each of them able to collaborate with us on a new level to give 'Angst' the presentation it needs.
"So please be patient as everything will be revealed within the next weeks. We should have a release date by then, too. Check our MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, ImGoth or Homepage for official news - these are the only trustful sources for anything related to 'Angst'."
Belgian black metal band Gorath has announced a rotating headliner mini-tour alongside Eis and Todtgelichter. The promotional poster for the mini-tour can be found at this location. The currently announced dates are as follows:
12/3 2010 Helvete Oberhausen, NRW, GERMANY
12/4 2010 From Hell Erfurt, Thuringia, GERMANY
12/5 2010 Metteko Mechelen, Vlaams-Bra, BELGIUM