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….
We are very sorry, but it is out of our hands.
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.
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We are going to embark on yet another european tour this winter with the suicide-choir, also known as Mournful Congregation. Certainly a package of total bleakness!
There are still 2 dates open, so interested promoters get in touch with us or our spanish agency Doomed Events.
There is something strange in this billing… exactly, that one band that plays fucking sloooooowwww….
Fuck the Oscars. Our recent album “The Dismal Circle” won the 5th (out of 10) place on the annual Awards for “Best Extreme Doom Metal album of the year”. It is the second time Ophis is in this award (last time was #2 with “Withered Shades” in 2010).
We are proud of this price and thank the Metalstorm jury for support. And they have good taste, which is proven by the other entries this year.
See the awards here:
Ophis is confirmed for 2 more festival shows later this year. Pretty nice ones, too!
24th of nov – DUTCH DOOM DAYS FESTIVAL (Rotterdam / NL)
This will be the 3rd time for the band to perform there.
14/15 of dec – DE MORTEM ET DIABOLUM FESTIVAL (Munich / GER)
See Concerts section for details.
Find some ratings and quotes for our actual album here:
14/15 – Legacy Magazine
13/15 – Twilight Magazin
10/10 – Schwermetallvergiftung
10/10 – Hotel666
9,5/10 – Hell Is Open
9/10 – Bleeding 4 Metal
9/10 – Lords Of Metal
8/10 – Rock Hard
8,7/10 – FFM Rock
8,5/10 – Deaf Forever
8,5/10 – Mega Metal
8/10 – Doomed To Darkness Zine
8/10 – Ave Noctum
8/10 – Metalitalia
8/10 – Burn Your Ears
7,5/10 – Totgehoert
6/7 – XXL Rock
4,5/5 – Metalunderground
4,2/5 – Live Reviewer
Should be enough reason to get the fucking album right now!!