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.
Now expanded as a five-piece, SCHAMMASCH present their fourth full-length album ‘Hearts Of No Light’, which is set for November 8th release on Prosthetic Records. Whilst many would be daunted at the challenge of following such a monolithic piece 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 experimentation.
Hearts Of No Light also celebrates artistic collaboration - classical pianist Lillian Liu added new dimensions to two pieces on the album whilst ‘I Burn With You’ features lyrical / vocal guest Aldrahn (formerly Dødheimsgard / Thorns). Visionary visual artist and musician Dehn Sora (Treha Sektori, Throane, Ovtrenoir) also contributes to the sprawling final track ‘Innermost, Lowermost Abyss’.
Hearts Of No Light presents the boldest statement from SCHAMMASCH to date.
Following touring with the likes of Rotting Christ, Secrets Of The Moon and Naglfar, plus special appearances across Europe at festivals including Inferno Festival in Oslo, Hellfest, Metal Days Slovenia, Summer Breeze and the prestigious House of The Holy event, SCHAMMASCH will make their North American debut at the DECIBEL MAGAZINE Metal & Beer Festival in Los Angeles in December 2019. Upon their return, they will premiere material from Hearts Of No Light to a European audience on tour with esteemed Belgian black metal legion Enthroned.
01/28/2021 Hydrozagadka - Warsaw PL
01/29/2021 Nova Chmelnice - Prague CZ
01/30/2021 From Hell - Erfurt DE
01/31/2021 Chemiefabrik - Dresden DE
02/01/2021 Goldgrube - Kassel DE
02/02/2021 Live Music Hall - Mörlenbach DE
02/03/2021 Junkyard - Dortmund DE
02/04/2021 De Kreun - Kortrijk BE
02/05/2021 Willemeen - Arnhem NL
02/06/2021 Gebr de Nobel - Leiden NL
02/07/2021 Mergener Hof - Trier DE
02/08/2021 Backstage - Paris FR
02/09/2021 Le Rex - Toulouse FR
02/10/2021 Sala Boveda - Barcelona ES
02/11/2021 Les Caves Du Manoir - Martigny CH
02/12/2021 Hall of Fame - Wetzikon CH
02/13/2021 Airport Eventhalle - Regensburg DE
02/14/2021 Rockhouse - Salzburg AT