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2005-


Biography

Todtgelichter was formed in 2002 by Frederic (guitars) and Tentakel P. (drums) with the intention to play emotional, intense and innovative Black Metal. Shortly after Mort (vocals) joined, and with their first demo in 2003 and the addition of Nils (bass) and Felix (guitars) the band quickly managed to secure a record deal with Folter Rec. The resulting albums Was Bleibt ... (2005, with Felix being replaced by Claudio afterwards) and Schemen (2007) sold several thousand copies in various editions and gathered them a loyal, international fanbase, new listeners with each release as well as enthusiastic acclaim from the press. Many successful gigs, including headliner- and festival-gigs have been played since then as well. In 2009, Mort left and Nils took over vocals.

No limitation - no mediocrity - no comparisons. Our musical journey has reached a new peak with the recording of Angst - Todtgelichter's most ambitious piece of work so far, breaking borders between Black, Death and Doom Metal, Rock, Shoegaze and other influences and melting this into a new experience which will set new standards for darkness and heavyness. What is more, Angst comes with a production that can easily withstand comparison with latest releases of international Extreme Metal top-acts - once again forged with the help of Eike Freese (Dark Age) at the newly opened Hammer Studios, which he runs together with Dirk Schlächter and Kai Hansen of Gamma Ray. Furthermore, longtime guest musician Marta joins the official line-up of Angst. Be prepared!