A SECRET REVEALEDSupport Acts: PRAISE THE PLAGUE + DEVILS HOUR Genre: Post Metal, Hardcore, Punk
A SECRET REVEALED
FOUNDED IN 2012 – MIXES POST-METAL WITH INFLUENCES OF METAL AND HARDCORE TO CREATE A DARK AND OPRESSING ATMOSPHERE.
WITH THEIR DEBUT ‘THE BLEAKNESS‘ (BASTARDIZED RECORDINGS, 2015) THE FIVE PIECE BAND FROM WÜRZBURG/GERMANY PLAYED SHOWS WITH BANDS LIKE ‘DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT‘, ‘OATHBREAKER‘ AND ‘DOWNFALL OF GAIA‘ AS WELL AS THE MIGHTY SUMMER BREEZE OPEN AIR IN 2018.
IN JANUARY 2019 THE BAND RELEASED THEIR SECOND FULL LENGTH ‘SACRIFICES‘ VIA LIFEFORCE RECORDS AND PRESENTED THEIR COLD AND INTENSE MUSIC ON 32 SHOWS (INCLUDING A RELEASE-TOUR WITH ‘KING APATHY‘) UNTIL THE CORONA PANDEMIC HIT.
IN OCTOBER 2021 THEIR THIRD RECORD ‚WHEN THE DAY YEARNS FOR LIGHT‘ WAS RELEASED.
PRAISE THE PLAGUE
Music as catharsis. Songs as the equivalent of suffering, pain and torment. How else should PRAISE THE PLAGUE sound and act? Exactly! It is no coincidence that the somber musicality and design of the band’s previous releases – „Antagonist“, „Antagonist II“ and „Live At Fall Of Man“ – are conceptually related and leave this harsh, frightening impression both visually and in terms of the overall impression. Active since 2017, PRAISE THE PLAGUE (former members of Earth Ship and Ånd) continue their path between black, doom and sludge metal on „The Obsidian Gate“. The group’s debut on LIFEFORCE RECORDS reveals a distinct awareness for the musical setting of depression and nihilism. The Berlin-based quintet’s third album is characterized by a profound density and urgency. The emerging wall-of-sound casts a spell. There is no escape, because the (negative) emotions set to music are transferred to the listener immediately. Listeners of bands like Cult of Luna, Celeste, Russian Circles, Altar of Plagues and Thou will keep Praise the Plague on their radar.
Raw underground heavy black ’n‘ punk from Frankfurt