DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT are now releasing the opening song taken from their forthcoming fourth album, ‘Finisterre’. The new masterpiece of the rising German black metal stars will be released on August 25th.
The harsh track, “Aufbruch” is streaming at the link below
Frontman Nikita Kamprad comments on behalf of the band: “It was quite a hard task to pick to the right song to open our new album, especially when there were only four songs to choose from. But with its furious and blasting kick-off, right after a reflective, somewhat mysterious intro (that has been cut off for this premiere, but you will find it on the album), we settled for ‘Aufbruch’ as the best candidate. Being the fastest song of our discography so far, it features a wide range of dynamics and instrumentation and thereby perfectly represents the whole album. We have also taken our vocal performance to a new level by adding different chorale-like clean voices that we have been experimenting with since ‘Stellar’. Basically this is what DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT sounds like today, we hope that you will enjoy it!”
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT have previously released the artwork and track-list of ‘Finisterre’, which can both be viewed below.
1. Aufbruch (9:49)
2. Ein letzter Tanz (13:49)
3. Skepsis Part I (5:05)
4. Skepsis Part II (5:36)
5. Finisterre (11:13)
The musical puzzle that adds up to become DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT turns into something more complex – yet also clearer defined on the band’s fourth studio album, ‘Finisterre’. The original pieces are still in play: the aggressive German directness akin to ENDSTILLE and a penchant for brooding melancholy as embodied by IMPERIUM DEKADENZ. Spiralling psychedelic moments comparable to DEAFHEAVEN and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM also find their place – as well as a knack for majestic melodies that shows parallels in Swedish black metal spearheaded by MARDUK and DARK FUNERAL.
Yet while DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT are clearly progressing along the lines laid out by their previous acclaimed effort, ‘Stellar’, the band has found a way to make these pieces fit more seamlessly. ‘Finisterre’ flows together into a coherent picture that stresses the Germans’ unique approach and sound. This album marks the point where DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT turn their various influences into a work entirely of their own expression despite never trying to cover up their roots. This impressive maturity has been reached through several stages.
Founded in 2009 by guitarist Nikita Kamprad and vocalist Tobias Jaschinsky,DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT garnered early attention with their self-released debut ‘Der Weg einer Freiheit’ (2009), which quickly sold out and was re-issued with new drum tracks a year later. Following the ‘Agonie’ EP (2011), their second album ‘Unstille’ (2012) already cored international acclaim. In the aftermath of this record, co-founding member Tobias left and main songwriter Nikita Kamprad took over his vocal duties.
The frontman was first heard on third full-length ‘Stellar’ (2015), which sawDER WEG EINER FREIHEIT gaining traction across the pond as well as expanding their European base. Having performed along such diverse acts as WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, NEAERA, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, AMENRA, CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX, and DOWNFALL OF GAIA as well as playing prestigious festivals such as Graspop, Hellfest, Resurrection, Roadburn, Summer Breeze, and Wacken has honed the band’s songwriting skills to razor-sharp precision.
‘Finisterre’ clearly stands at the apex (for now) of the steep climb that DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT have taken. This German star is finally shining in full black.
Nikita Kamprad: guitars, vocals
Tobias Schuler: drums
Sascha Rissling: guitars
Nico Ziska: bass
Nikita Kamprad: guitars, bass, vocals
Tobias Schuler: drums
Style: Black Metal