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Officium Triste - New Album Available For Streaming

Veteran Dutch death/doom metal band Officium Triste's new album Mors Viri has been made available for streaming in its entirety and digital download at Hammerheart Records Bandcamp page at this location. Now you get the chance to listen to the group's newest melancholy and sadness soundtrack. Enjoy.

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Posted: 27.03.2013 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Officium Triste - New Song Online

Dutch death/doom metal band Officium Triste has posted online their new song ''Your Heaven, My Underworld''. You can hear it through the Soundcloud player here. The release date of their forthcoming album Mors Viri is approaching since it is set for March 18th under Hammerheart Records.

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Posted: 15.03.2013 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Officium Triste - Song From Upcoming Album Online

The time has come to finally listen to something from the upcoming Officium Triste album. The Dutch death/doom metallers will release Mors Viri on March 18th under Hammerheart Records but today you get to listen to "The Wounded And The Dying", a six-minute piece, on the video below.

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Posted: 07.01.2013 by Spring Thorns | Comments (5)


Officium Triste - New Album Artwork And Tracklist Unveiled

As previously reported, Hammerheart Records will release Mors Viri, the new album from Dutch doom metal band Officium Triste, in the spring of 2013 on CD, LP and digital. Mors Viri was recorded in Bergweiler (Germany) at Pato Studio by Martin Kwakernaak. The album's artwork and tracklist have now been revealed. Feast your eyes below.

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Posted: 11.12.2012 by Bad English | Comments (5)


Officium Triste - Sign With Hammerheart Records

Dutch melodic doom/death metal veterans Officium Triste have announced the release of their 5th studio album, entitled Mors Viri, through Hammerheart Records on February 18th, 2013. Mors Viri was recorded on several occasions during 2011 at El Pato studios in Bergweiler, Germany.

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Posted: 16.10.2012 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Officium Triste - Reveal New Details About Split With Ophis

Dutch doom metallers Officium Triste have revealed the cover art for their upcoming new split titled Immersed with Ophis, which can be viewed below. The split will be released in June via Momento Mori.

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Posted: 18.05.2012 by Spring Thorns | Comments (0)


Officium Triste - Band Update

Dutch death/doom masters Officium Triste have been working on a split in addition to their new album. The band posted the following update: "Here's an update on things we're working on. We have recorded 2 songs for a split CD with Ophis. The finishing touches on the mix are being done as we speak. Then the songs of both Ophis and OT will be sent to Greg of Esoteric who will master this. This CD will be called Immersed and will be out on Momento Mori from Spain. The plan is a June release."

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Posted: 06.05.2012 by BudDa | Comments (7)


The 11th Hour - Tap Officium Triste Vocalist For New Album

Pim Blankenstein of Dutch death doom metallers Officium Triste will be stepping in to record vocals for the upcoming The 11th Hour album.

Mainman Ed Warby has released the following statement on the matter: "Good and bad news. As custom dictates the bad first: Rogga Johansson (Bone Gnawer, Demiurg) will not be appearing on the upcoming 11th Hour album due to an illness that just won't subside. I've waited as long as I could for him to get better and he made a valiant effort to record his vocals but it's not up to his usual standard and time is running out.

Which brings us to the good news: Pim Blankenstein of Dutch doom veterans Officium Triste will be stepping in with his massive roar. As most of you know he's been performing live with The 11th Hour since the first show and I'm sure he'll prove a more than suitable replacement."

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Posted: 25.07.2011 by BudDa | Comments (5)


Officium Triste - New Album On The Way

Dutch death doom metal band Officium Triste are working on a new album, tentatively titled Mors Viri.

The band states in a lengthy update: "We have finished writing this album and recordings will start in April in the studio of our keyboard-player Martin in Germany. We have written six songs with an additional intermezzo and an acoustic track. Some of the song titles are: "To The Gallows", "Burning All Boats And Bridges", "Your Fall From Grace", "The Wounded And The Dying", "Your Heaven Is My Underworld" and "One With The Sea (Part 2)". These might change though. The title for the new album will most probably be Mors Viri.

We have fulfilled our contractual obligations with Displeased Records, so we are currently unsigned. We will record the album and shop it around when it is done and we're positive one or even more labels will be interested.

Next to the recordings we have some great gigs lined up for you, so you can catch us on stage again in 2011.

Next to that we can already mention that we came to an agreement with Spanish label Memento Mori to record some exclusive tracks for a split album with our German friends Ophis. This one should see the light of day in the fall of 2011.

In additional news we can mention that Ed Warby has started recording the second full-length of The 11th Hour. As you might know Bram and Pim are part of the live band and can be seen live on stage with The 11th Hour on a couple occasions.

Pim was also asked by AJ of Beyond Belief and Seth of Severe Torture to provide vocals to their new project called Extreme Cold Winter, so keep an eye out for that one too!"

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Posted: 09.03.2011 by Thryce | Comments (14)


Officium Triste - Update From The Band

Dutch Death Doom metal band Officium Triste were so kind to post the following news:

"2010 is already 3 months on its way so it is about time to let you all know what's going on with Officium Triste. We've got some bad news and some more exciting news. Let's start with the bad news. We had to part ways with drummer Ronald Lagerwaard. Ronald simply couldn't commit to the plans we have concerning Officium Triste's future. Because of this we had to make a difficult decision as we really appreciated Ronald as a person and as a skilled drummer. As a band we do want to perform live on a regular basis and that simply wasn't possible due to logistics and personal affairs. We like to thank Ronald for his time in Officium Triste.

In the meantime we have found a replacement. After some serious brainstorming who would be an ideal drummer we decided to ask Niels Jordaan who in the past pounded the drums for the now defunct band In Age And Sadness. Since we shared the stage with In Age And Sadness several times in the past we knew Niels would be a good replacement. Niels gladly accepted our offer and we are currently rehearsing material with Niels.

Next to the news about out change in the line-up we are working very hard on material for our new, 5th, full-length album. Right now we have plenty of ideas for 6 to 7 new songs and it's coming along nicely. We hope to finish the album before the summer and have it released this fall. This will be our last album under the current contract with Displeased Records.

At this moment we are also negotiating a couple of festival appearances later this year. More news about those performances is expected soon."

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Posted: 03.03.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (3)


Officium Triste - 15th Anniversary

Next year in April we will celebrate our 15th anniversary. We'll do a special gig featuring some very special guests on April 11th at Baroeg in Rotterdam.

Next to that we have agreed with our label Displeased Records that we will release a special EP featuring 4 songs. Right now I won't go into detail concerning this EP; just wait and see. It'll be great though.

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Posted: 14.10.2008 by Marcel H. | Comments (4)


Officium Triste - Line Up Change

Once again we can inform you about a change within Officium Triste's line up. After much thought Martin has decided to quit drumming and start focusing on the synth-parts. As one of the main composers he has always had a big influence on the music and especially the synths. So, from now on he'll be doing the synths and he keeps on writing music. His decision has a lot to do with the fact he's living in Germany and he feels he cannot deliver what is needed for the band when talking about rehearsing and doing live gigs. Therefore, Martin has decided to switch to synths exclusively. This will give the band much more opportunities and we're happy to see Martin in this setting.

We are also very happy to announce that all drum duties will be taken over by Ronald Lagerwaard (ex- Imbolc, Absent Mind, Perpetual Misery) from now on. He has proven to be a great drummer and is very motivated to be part of the the tight rhythm section for Officium Triste.

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Posted: 20.03.2008 by Marcel H. | Comments (0)


Officium Triste - Debut Album Re-released

Dutch "atmospheric doomsters" OFFICIUM TRISTE will be re-issuing their classic debut, "Ne Vivam", on vinyl through the Badger label. Originally released in April 1997 through Tuetonic Existence Records, the LP will be issued on 180-gram vinyl in a limited edition of 500 copies and will be available in five different colors (100 copies per color) featuring black neon print on black background. For more information, visit www.badgerrecords.nl.

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Posted: 06.04.2004 by Sephiroth | Comments (0)