“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!

New shop online!!

We finally built a new webshop, where you can purchase Ophis records and merch from the band directly. Of course even cheaper than your mommy.

Just click “shop” and take a look. You can also pre-order our upcoming album “The Dismal Circle”.

We will add NEW T-SHIRTS SOON!

please note that orders from outside Europe can only be paid via PayPal! Sorry for that.

Release show in Hamburg

We are playing a release-party gig in our hometown Hamburg, at our beloved fave-venue, the “Bambi Galore” on october 14th.

We will have the new album for sale at reduced price at that show exclusively.

Support acts will be our friends from MARCHE FUNÈBRE and COLLAPSE INSTINCT

order tickets here:

Artwork and Tracklist of “The Dismal Circle” revealed

Here you go: the artwork and track list of our upcoming album!
And even though every band would tell you this – we are absolutely convinced that the artwork reflects the music 101 %
Our respect and gratitude to Evelyn Steinweg for this great painting, done exclusively for the band!

Track listing:
01. Carne Noir (will be released as a lyric video thingy on YouTube soon.)
02. Engulfed In White Noise
03. Dysmelian
04. The Vermin Age
05. Ephemeral
06. Shrine Of Humiliation

The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Blastbeat Productions Studio, Kiel (Germany) and produced by Oliver Carell and OPHIS.

The album pre-sale starts next Friday July 28th. 12.00 p.m. at www.fda-records.com

OPHIS sign to FDA Records

We are proud to announce that we signed with extreme Metal professionals FDA Records! A great label with a great roster, and we feel at home already! Here’s to a great cooperation and friendship!

Our new album “THE DISMAL CIRCLE” will be released in October on LP, CD, and download. It will feature 6 songs of raw, brutal Death Doom Metal, as you would expect from Ophis.
More information, artwork and other stuff will follow soon!

Finished Recordings for “The Dismal Circle”

It is finally done!! Ophites and Ophettes, we have finished the recordings of our 4th full-length album! Thanks to our producer Oliver Carell for a great and productive time at Blastbeat Productions.
The album will be entitled “THE DISMAL CIRCLE” and will contain over 60 minutes of crushing Death / Doom Metal as you can expect from Ophis, and we think this is our ugliest bastard so far.
Right now we are waiting for mix and mastering, while the artwork is closed to being finished. More info soon.
And now the catch (there is always a catch, right? Fucking cosmic laws): it will not be released before autumn.

Line-Up changes

There have been some mails from you due to confusion about the current OPHIS line-up, and we admit we could have communicated this more clearly, since we included it only in other news. So probably not everyone noticed everything. So here is the situation: Martin has left the band a few months ago. He handed guitar-duties over to Simon Schorneck​. We thank Martin for his 5 years in the band, the many ideas he contributed and the tours we did. He will remain active with Fäulnis.

Nils also quits. He will play his very last show with the band in 2 weeks in Bucharest. Drums will be handled by Steffen Brandes​, whom many of you know from his work with the excellent Cryptic Brood​ and his label Lycanthropic Chants​. We already work with him, and it is exciting to work on the new material with fresh blood.