Black/Death Metal Veterans THULCANDRA Return with New Studio Album, A Dying Wish
Out October 29, 2021 via Napalm Records | Pre-Order Starts NOW!
Watch/Listen to Official Music Video and New Single“Funeral Pyre”, HERE!
On tour in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in autumn / winter!
Black/death metal veterans THULCANDRA are back! After six years of silence, the band’s brand new studio album, A Dying Wish, will be released on October 29, 2021 via Napalm Records – once again carrying the burning torch of the glorious death metal era.
Since their foundation by Obscura mastermind Steffen Kummerer in 2003, THULCANDRA became an indispensable protagonist in the European extreme metal-sphere that reaches way back to the magnificent origins of their genre. THULCANDRA are musically and visually shaped by bands like Entombed, Sacramentum and Unanimated, but mainly influenced by genre carving act Dissection.
A Dying Wish was produced at Unisound Studio by Dan Swanö, keeping the black flame of Jon Nödtveidt alive and worthy. A Dying Wish transports the listener right into an icy soundscape of a never ending, severe winter. With 10 blood-freezing tracks delivering clashing guitar riffs, epic slow moments driven by atmospheric acoustic guitars and rapid outbursts of dark and raspy screams, THULCANDRA creates another record that continues the great legacy of true death metal.
Today, THULCANDRA released their staggering opener track from A Dying Wish, entitled Funeral Pyre, alongside a cinematic music video! The trackswiftly showcases clear direction: a mystic intro launches the calm before the snowstorm, which arrives seconds later with freezing riffs, grim growls and powerful drums.
Steffen Kummerer on the first single:
“With “Funeral Pyre” we present you the opening track of A Dying Wish and show you a first glimpse of new music in years. With a foul, unpolished and rotten attitude “Funeral Pyre” takes you on a ride between bitter sweet melodies, fast forward pushing up-tempo blast beats and a sheer steamrolled performance.”
A Dying Wish guarantees instant frostbites just as the first glance at the thrilling icy-blue cover artwork promises. After the listener is buried under the opener’s avalanche, THULCANDRA spans a dark arc between acoustic interludes and harsh blackened death metal parts. The quiet interlude “In Bleak Misery”marches into “A Shining Abyss”, that guides its listeners like a torch through the night. Dramatic riffing and the screeching growls of Steffen Kummerer create dark and dense walls of sound as up-tempo tracks like “The Slivering Silver” and “Devouring Darkness” offer strong leads, driving riffs and engaging drums that let the storm rage on without mercy. The final, title track “A Dying Wish” provides a great finale that covers everyone and everything under a massive layer of cold, leaving the world behind in nothing but ice and snow.
THULCANDRA on the album:
“We return with an album full of eerie cold melodies, ice-cold vibes and an over the top production by Swedish legend Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios! Within the first album in 5 years we celebrate the essence of pure black & death metal, adorned with more twin guitars, blast beats and filthy arrangements than ever. We celebrate the release of A Dying Wish with excessive shows and embark on a European tour to perform for all our loyal fans and supporters in the upcoming months.”
1. Funeral Pyre 2. Scarred Grandeur 3. Orchard of Grievance 4. In Vain 5. Nocturnal Heresy 6. The Slivering Silver 7. In Bleak Misery 8. A Shining Abyss 9. Devouring Darkness 10. A Dying Wish
A Dying Wish will be available in the following formats:
1 CD Jewelcase (RePress) 1 CD Digipak + Bonustrack 1 LP Gatefold Black 1 LP Gatefold Blue + 7 inch + Slipmat 1 CD Digipak + Bonustracks + Plecs 1 LP Gatefold Gold Digital Full Length Album Digital Full Length Deluxe Album
metal.de & Legacy Magazine present: 04.11.21 DE – Landshut / Rocket Club 05.11.21 DE – Aalen / Rock It 06.11.21 DE – Lindau / Vaudeville 07.11.21 XX – TBC 16.12.21 DE – Berlin / TBC 17.12.21 DE – Hamburg / Headcrash 18.12.21 DE – Erfurt / From Hell 19.12.21 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser 06.01.22 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse 07.01.22 CH – TBC 08.01.22 XX – TBC 09.01.22 DE – Munich / Backstage
German black / death metal legends, THULCANDRA, finished the songwriting for their upcoming album and enter the studio to record the follow-up to 2015’s “Ascension Lost”. The fourth album of THULCANDRA is scheduled for a 2021 worldwide release via Napalm Records. The band tapped famous producer Dan Swanö (Dissection, Bloodbath, Opeth) for the upcoming full-length album and booked illustrious Unisound Studio to mix and master the new effort. The band will enter FiveLakes Tonstudio, located in Munich this month to track drums before heading once again into Klangfabrik Landshut where “Ascension Lost” has been recorded.
Steffen Kummerer states: “For the very first time we collaborate with Swedish legend Dan Swanö at renowned Unisound Studio to capture a certain feel and sound you will recognize in a heartbeat. Our fourth album contains more twin guitars, blast beats, and twists in arrangements than ever, so watch out for upcoming studio footage, music videos, and, most important. don’t miss our festival shows in 2021!”
THULCANDRA 2021: Steffen Kummerer – vocals & guitar M. D. – guitar Erebor – drums
Upcoming Live Shows
24.07.2021 DE Baden in Blut Festival 10.09.2021 DE Fimbul Festival 25.09.2021 DE Party.San Festival
THULCANDRA Releases Live Video for “Night Eternal” | Watch HERE!
To Re-Release First Three Albums on Strictly Limited Colored Vinyl on April 23 | Pre-Order NOW!
“Infernal demons, there’s only pain My mind is burning, am I insane? Black angels rising, my life is gone Dark shadows shroud me, my soul is lost”
German old school death metal in the style of Dissection, Necrophobic and Unanimated!
After the release of “Fallen Angel’s Dominion”, THULCANDRA have released their second live video, “Night Eternal”, recorded in their hometown of Munich, today.
The band will re-release their three albums Fallen Angel’s Dominion, Under A Frozen Sun and Ascension Lost on strictly limited colored vinyl via Napalm Records on April 23, 2021! All three albums have gained classic status within the genre and are currently completely sold out on vinyl in their original formats.
“The overall feedback to the just announced vinyl re-releases has been overwhelming! The first edition of all three albums totally sold out within three days. Pick up one of the last vinyls in silver, exclusively available through Napalm Records! In the meantime, we worked hard on our upcoming new album and just finished all songwriting duties. More news, updates and hopefully shows coming soon!”
“Black Metal of the extra class on the tracks of Dissection” Martin Loga – Powermetal.de
Under A Frozen Sun (2011)
“Technically, atmospherically and compositionally THULCANDRA are on par with the biggest heroes and survivors of their genre” Björn Thorsten Jaschinski – Rock Hard
Ascension Lost (2015)
“A flawless homage to the Swedish legends of the early nineties” Martin Wickler – Metal Hammer
THULCANDRA on the Re-Releases:
“With sheer endless patience, our fans asked constantly for new vinyl editions of our first three albums. While Thulcandra are working in full swing on the new album, Napalm Records granted our wish to re-release Fallen Angel’s Dominion, Under A Frozen Sun and Ascension Lost as limited editions featuring massive gatefold covers. Since 2010, each record has been ornated and adorned with a grand artwork of Kristian – the Necrolod – Wahlin. To savor each album in its full glory, listen to the music, read through all lyrics and discover each and every detail in those ice cold, freezing and lastly inimitable cover artworks.”
Fallen Angel’s Dominion and Under A Frozen Sun will be available in the following format:
– LP Gatefold Vinyl Silver – strictly limited to 200 (Napalm Records Mailorder only)
Ascension Lost will be available in the following format:
– 2 LP Gatefold Vinyl Silver – strictly limited to 200 (Napalm Records Mailorder only)
The strictly limited versions of all three albums on bronze vinyl are already completely sold out!
1. In the Realm of thousand Deaths 2. Night Eternal 3. Fallen Angel`s Dominion 4. Frozen Kingdom 5. Everlasting Fire 6. Spirit of the Night 7. Legions of Darkness 8. In Silence we eternally sleep 9. The Somberlain