“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!

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!