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!!!!

Final tourdates update

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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“The Dismal Circle” wins Metalstorm-Magazine award

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:

Festival shows confirmed!

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.

Press-feedback for “The Dismal Circle”

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!!

“The Dismal Circle” album out now!!

We are proud to announce the release of our 4th full-length album “The Dismal Circle” today!

Listen to the full album here:

The album features 6 tracks at a total of 62 minutes of hate-ridden Death/Doom Metal and is released on FDA Records as CD (jewelcase), 2-LP (gatefold), 2-LP limited edition (clear yellow smokey), download and stream.

Available at every well-sorted record retailer, at FDA Records and of course here in our webshop.


Voices from the press:

„Better than ever“
Legacy (14/15, #5 in soundcheck)

„Only a few bands are a constant measure-level for other bands. Ophis are one of them“
Deaf Forever (8,5/10)

„…their darkest album to date“
Lords of Metal Magazine (90/100)

„…nothing but darkness and obsession with death“
Livereviewer (4,2/5)

„Don’t let this one pass you by – check it out and get lost in the misery“
Wonderbox Metal

“Among the absolute TOP records of the year. Sit down, listen and slide down into the deepest abysses of your soul”.
Fatal Underground Fanzine

„Everyone, really everyone, who feels compelled towards Doom and Death Metal slowness has to buy this record“
Possessed Fanzine

„Again a masterpiece by a band that went its own way from the start, always delivering great quality. A masterpiece of hopelessness“
Megametal (8,5/10)

„A black, depressive, a thousand tons heavy pile of hate“
Zephyr’s Odem (7/10)

„A truly awesome album“
XXL-Rock (8,5/10)

“Withered Shades” CD back in stock!!

Although the CD version of our second album “Withered Shades” has been out of print for 2 years now, we managed to get a final stock of rest copies!!

Available now as long as it lasts for only 10,00 € special sale!!!

Remember: getting this second hand on eBay will cost you a lot more!