There’s nowhere like Germany in winter time. The forests, the castles, the markets and the gluhwein all offer solace for the wandering winter soul.
Let’s take a trip to Bavaria then as Müncheners Waldgeflüster return with eight new folk-drenched black metal eyries to melt the coldest of hearts.
Heathen Harvest: After Ruinen, what do you see in Waldgefluster’s future? Where is the band headed artistically?Winterherz: To be honest: We don’t know yet. I was thinking that I want the next record to be a bit harsher, but then again I also love quiet and soft music. And you’ll never know what record I find tomorrow that will have effect on our music again.The only thing I know: Again, there will be no artistic boundaries for us. Whatever we like to try, we will try. And if it works it will become part of the Waldgeflüster sound.
The entire album is perfectly pitched to fuel those crystalline winter, woodland walks with its immensely infectious melodies and haunting refrains.
Averaging an album every couple of years or so since their 2009 album, Mondscheinsonaten (“Moonlight Sonatas”) builds strongly on the band’s heathen foundations.
Melding clean and harsh vocals seamlessly and integrating folk instrumentation sparsely enough to augment, but never over-embellish the exceptional blackened metal grounding.
It’s time to dig out the walking boots, grab a compass and a good pair of headphones and head out to experience a little slice of wilderness before it is gone forever. Let Waldgeflüster be your guides.
Waldgeflüster will tour together with Panopticon in April to support their new album!
Winterherz – Vocals
Thomas Birkmaier – Drums
Dominik Frank – Guitars
Markus Frey – Guitars
Avagr – Bass
02. Der Steppenwolf
04. Rotgoldene Novemberwälder
05. Und der Wind…
06. Von Winterwäldern und Mondscheinsonaten
07. Staub in der Lunge
08. Der Steppenwolf Acoustic Version (Bonus Track for vinyl)
18/4 – Zwischenbau, Rostock Germany
19/4 – UT Connewitz, Leipzig (The Lights of the myriad woods) Germany
20/4 – Sputnikhalle, Münster (Unaussprechliche Culthe Festival) Germany
21/4 – Backstage, Munich (Dark Easter Metal Meeting) Germany
31/5 – Dark Troll Festival, Germany
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