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UPCOMING SHOWS


Date Venue City Country
30/11/2018 dB's Utrecht The Netherlands


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BIOGRAPHY

Ten years ago, Weltschmerz was founded by Hreim, Valr and Hręsvelg. The band quickly took to the stage and started to build a reputation for its live performances. After several years, the band released its first full-length album Odium Humani Generis through Immortal Frost Productions in 2014. The album was well received and shows throughout Europe followed.

On October 26th, Weltschmerz is set to release their second full-length record Illustra Nos through Redefning Darkness Records. The album showcases the band's unique approach to black metal and lays the foundation for the next chapter in the band's history.


What the press has written about Illustra Nos:

"All in all, Illustra Nos is an incredible black metal album that channels all the greatness of the 90s black metal scene and adds a lot of modern and progressive elements to it, resulting in a unique, yet traditional sound that is sure to be enjoyed by fans of oldschool and modern black metal alike." - Metal Soliloquy

"In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Weltschmerz and if you are a fan of raw and aggressive black metal, you should check out this album." 8/10 - Occult Black Metal Zine

"As far as I am concerned, this is a major step forward for this Dutch band. 'Illustra Nos' can serve for both fans of trve nineties black metal as for lovers of the recent wave of atmospheric black metal." 8/10 - Lords of Metal


Chronology


2009

Weltschmerz is formed by Valr (drums), Hręsvelg (guitar) and Hreim (vocals)
Debut EP Cry For War is released
Vidar joins on bass later in the year

2010

First live shows

2011

Promo 2011 is released
4-way split Dutch and Canadian Annihilation is released

2012

Eitr joins Weltschmerz on guitar
First international show (Germany)

2013

First show in Belgium
Weltschmerz parts ways with Vidar

2014

First full-length album Odium Humani Generis is released after signing with Immortal Frost Productions
First shows in France, Denmark, Switzerland and the Czech Republic

2015

More shows at home and abroad

2016

Recording of second full-length album commences

2017

Weltschmerz parts ways with Eitr and Hreim, though Eitr keeps supporting the band as a live member
The band is now a two-piece

2018

Second full-length album Illustra Nos is released after signing with Redefining Darkness Records

For a full discography and information on how to order, please click here.

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