Yes, we will play a live show during COVID-19. In front of an actually real audience. We are confirmed to co-headline the CORONA SPECIAL 2020 version of BARTHER OPEN AIR on August 15! The great promoters of Kältetod Legion managed to get an official confirmation to do the festival with an actual audience! We are proud to be part of that and happy to proclaim that the festival is sold out!!!!
We strongly ask everyone attending to stick to the local distance- and maskwearing rules! Sure, it will be a weird show that way, but it will still be awesome. Take care of your responsibility for your health and the health of others. Plus, we don’t want the feds to terminate the show just because some fuckhead assholes can’t behave, ok?
As you all know, COVID-19 is heavily damaging the worldwide culture scene, threatening artists, venues and promoters alike, sometimes to the point of going bankrupt. So for that reason, we decided to donate the entire profit we make on our Bandcamp-shop UNTIL THE CONTACT-BAN IN GERMANY IS OFFICIALLY OVER to the metal-venues in our hometown Hamburg. So buy like crazy and support the underground! Visit us here: https://ophis.bandcamp.com/
We got brand new shirts in stock, featuring an exclusive design by Seventh Bell Artwork! Burn your poseurish whimpy EMP Merchandise! Instead impress everyone with your exclusive taste for Death-Doom attire! Can be ordered now in our shop and of course bought at gigs!
We are proud to confirm our performance at Hammer of Doom Festival, one of the biggest and best Doom Metal festivals in Europe, in Würzburg, Germany! The full billing and on which day we perform is yet to be announced.
Pre-sale has already started, so get your early bird ticket now!
We added the first shows for 2020! Please see concerts section for details. We will return to Denmark among other places, and will also perform in our hometown Hamburg together with the legendary Bethlehem, who will play here for the first time in…. maybe forever?
We also will Focus mainly on songwriting in 2020, and that stuff needs to be tested, so you can expect some unreleased material during the scheduled gigs.
As some of you already guessed, we have a new line-up to announce! Both Simon and Steffen have parted ways with Ophis already in late 2018! They came into this band together, and that’s how they leave… both had different reasons, but in the end it came down to the same problem: no personal differences, no musical ones – we simply could not find a schedule and set of priorities anymore on which everyone could agree upon! Priorities shifted and no matter how we tried to handle it, there was no solution anymore which would be satisfying to everyone. There is no bad blood – such is life, and these things happen, so we sat together and agreed that it would be better to go seperate ways instead of everyone starting to get frustrated. We thank both Steffen and Simon for their dedicated work and the short but great time we had together! Steffen remains active with CRYPTIC BROOD and REPULSIVE FEAST, as Simon stays active with VOIDHAVEN and FVNERAL FVKK, so you will cross their paths again!
That was already in december 2018. Today, we are proud to announce the new line-up: guitar will be handled by Floris Lange van Ravenswaay (DROWNSHIP, ex-TODTGELICHTER), who also played the last tour with us to step in for Simon, who had to stay home. Drums will be bashed to shreds by none other than our old friend since the very early days: Ole Fink (GOREZONE, OBSUN, ex-SUFFERAGE). Welcome to the serpents.
Oh yeah, and this also means we can finally start writing the next album!
Unfortunately the vultures at the german post office decided that wares can no longer be sent as huge-format letters, but HAVE to be sent in boxes. That means we can no longer charge delivery costs for a huge-format letter but for normal packages, which increases the price A LOT. Example: normal CD / Shirt order to south America was around 9 Euro before, now costs about 16….
Tourshirts are here. Available in sizes S-XL and also a very limited number of longsleeves.
If there are any shirts left after tour, they will be available in our shop, but if they sell out on the road, there will be no re-print. Costs 12,00 € on the road. Fuck price-politics. Underground prices for underground fans!!!!
Finally, the last dates have been sealed. Here you find the complete schedule of our upcoming european tour with MOURNFUL CONGREGATION and different guests. Ticket pre-sale started, and we expect to see all you sickos out there.
The tour will feature Floris on session guitar. You may remember him from some Ophis-gigs last year when Simon was unable to perform with us, or from his past work with Todtgelichter.