HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY
Since their inception in 2009, Switzerland’s SCHAMMASCH have blazed a path of creative
evolution. Never restricted by the black metal genre from which they were birthed, their promethean
spirit can be charted musically, artistically and philosophically throughout their three previous albums
and became most evident on their landmark triple album ‘Triangle’, released in 2016.
In late 2019 SCHAMMASCH presented their fourth full-length album ‘Hearts Of No Light’. Whilst
many would be daunted at the challenge of following a monolithic piece such as ’Triangle’, the new
album finds the band at the zenith of their formative powers. Presented over nine challenging tracks,
Hearts Of No Light lays its foundation in the heights of their past work whilst presenting their most
flowing and organic approach to date – jet-black at its core whilst vast and expansive in
Having toured extensively for the last decade, SCHAMMASCH also built a strong live reputation –
their shows are known to be an enthralling experience on both visual and aural levels, setting free
energies that are hard to resist.
GAEREA is a black metal quintet from Portugal. Emerging in the beginning of 2016, the band released its first EP on November, 2016 through Everlasting Spew Records, receiving many praises from the worldwide press.
With the release of the bands first full length album «Unsettling Whispers» (June 22 via Transcending Obscurity Records in 2018), GAEREA had the pleasure to perform and tour festivals in Europe and China, including performances with Jupiterian in April 2019 and a Headlining Chinese tour in May 2019 and another European Tour with Numenorean during that fall. The band already performed on Festivals like SWR Barroselas Metalfest (PT), De Mortem et Diabolum (DE), Throne Fest (BE), Frantic Fest (IT), Eresia Metal Fest (IT), Amplifest (PT) and many more. This year Gaerea is booked for De Mortem et Diabolum (GER), Midgardsblot festival (NO), Resurrection Fest (SP), The Fall Festival (AT), Stonehenge Festival (NL) and Gothoom Open Air (SK).
This Summer Gaerea will release their second album via SEASON OF MIST and a vast touring activity will follow.