Rising Operatic Black Metal Stars Folterkammer Release Striking New Single

Rising Operatic Black Metal Stars Folterkammer Release Striking New Single

- By Cori Westbrook

Operatic black metal band Folterkammer is gearing up for the release of their second album, Weibermacht, scheduled to drop on April 19, 2024, through Century Media Records. Ahead of the album's release, the band has shared a new music video for their single "Anno Domina", featuring a harpsichord solo from Steve Blanco of Imperial Triumphant.

The upcoming album, Weibermacht, marks a significant milestone for Folterkammer, following their acclaimed 2020 debut, Die Lederpredigt. The band is known for its unique blend of black metal and classical music, creating an avant-garde sound that is both innovative and nostalgic.

The new single "Anno Domina" showcases the band's distinct style, combining the powerful operatic vocals of frontwoman Andromeda Anarchia with the intense rhythms of black metal. The song reflects Folterkammer's theme of challenging traditional power structures and gender roles, playing with the concept of female supremacy in a world dominated by male-centric religious narratives.

The music video for "Anno Domina", directed by the band's drummer Brendan McGowan, juxtaposes baroque aesthetics with a futuristic cyberpunk vision, adding a visual layer to the band's exploration of themes like BDSM and femdom.

Guitarist Zachary Ezrin describes the song as a fusion of harmonic counterpoint and decadent melodies, creating a new interpretation of baroque music with a black metal twist. The band continues to use the symbolism of the whip, both as a musical and thematic element, to express power dynamics and the reversal of traditional roles.

Folterkammer's upcoming U.S. tour, their first, is set to begin on March 22, 2024, in Baltimore, taking them along the East Coast and concluding in their hometown of Brooklyn, NY. The tour promises to bring their unique fusion of genres to a wider audience.

03/22: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
03/23: Richmond, VA @ Another Round
03/24: Columbus, OH @ The Summit
03/25: Chattanooga, TN @ Dark Roast
03/26: Nashville, TN @ The End
03/27: Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
03/28: Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
03/29: Cleveland, OH @ No Class
03/30: Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland

The band, formed in New York and consisting of international members, brings together diverse musical backgrounds. Andromeda Anarchia, a classically trained dramatic coloratura soprano, leads the band with her four-octave vocal range. The group's blend of black metal and classical music requires a deep understanding of both genres, a challenge that the band embraces with dedication and creativity.

Weibermacht promises to be a bold statement in the metal world, combining elements of opera, black metal, and avant-garde music. With its unique blend of styles and themes, Folterkammer is not just creating music; they are crafting a new narrative in the metal genre.

Weibermacht will be released on April 19th via Century Media. Pre-orders are available HERE

'Weibermacht' Tracklist:

  1. Anno Domina
  2. Leck Mich
  3. Die Unterwerfung
  4. Kuess mir die Fuesse
  5. Algolagnia
  6. Herrin der Schwerter
  7. Das Peitschengedicht
  8. Venus In Furs (Cover Version)
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