We finished the recordings for our 5th full-length album!!! We cut 6 tracks of raw, nihilistic Death Doom Metal. The album was recorded in both BLASTBEAT PRODUCTIONS studio (where we recorded the last 2 albums), as well as 3RD A STUDIO (where “Stream of Misery” and “Withered Shades” where recorded). Every trademark we ever had in our sound is there, and yet the album has a quite different feel than the last one! Mixing and mastering will be done during march/april.
A release date is yet to be fixed, but we hope to put the album out in autumn. Stay tuned for more info!
Our new full-length won’t be out until autumn 2021, but we will sweeten the wait with a re-issue of our 2012 split-EP “Immersed” with OFFICIUM TRISTE on 12″ vinyl via ARCHAIC SOUNDS RECORDS. The EP (which delivers almost full-length running time) will be out in FEBRUARY 2021 and will be available in standard black and 2 different blue/white transparent splatter vinyl. Pre-order at the label’s bandcamp already started, our own pre-order will also start soon.
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.