Austrian black metal beasts Ellende have revealed their latest offering, “Ruhelos”, from the band’s highly-anticipated 4th full-length album “Ellenbogengesellschaft” that’s due September 30th from AOP Records. The new single, featuring guest J.J. from Harakiri For The Sky and Karg, is another testament to the band’s sheer power and ability to craft monumental atmospheric black metal.
Ellende founder, songwriter and performer L.G. comments on the song:
“I am excited to show you the second single “Ruhelos” with first ever guestpart featuring my friend J.J. from Harakiri for the Sky and Karg. It’s about being restless, but moving forward. Accept the pain and fight. A common ground of musical vision and friendship. Thanks for being part of this!”
After 10 years of existence as an internationally established live band and studio project, their unique approach to atmospheric black metal will be forged into another milestone with their next chapter, “Ellenbogengesellschaft.”
4.Hand aufs Herz
Ellende was founded in the year 2011 by L.G. as a solo project and turned into a live band with session musicians in 2012. His first effort was a self-released EP named “Rückzug in Die Innerlichkeit” in 2012. The record dealt with existentialism, misanthropy and nature and incorporated classical instruments such as violin and viola, piano and acoustic guitar, defining Ellende’s ambivalent approach combining devastation and despair with hope and beauty.
The self-titled debut album from 2013 was regarded as Ellende’s first full-length masterpiece in the genre of ambient post-black metal. It was followed by a limited Gatefold vinyl of “Weltennacht” EP in 2014, in which P.F. started to take over studio-drums from then on. In 2016, Ellende released their second full-length named “Todbringer,” which gained major attention in the atmospheric-and post-black metal scene for its unique approach and composition of black metal.
In March 2019, their third full-length album, “Lebensnehmer,” was published by AOP Records, which reached the Top 100 on the German album charts and was followed by another European release tour.
Ellende’s 6th record, “Triebe,” was released in January 2021 as limited gatefold vinyl editions (AOP Records, Napalm Records, Bandcamp) and a refined music video of the new adaption of the song “Weltennacht.”
After 10 years of existence, many live-shows and appearances at major festivals, Ellende’s eagerly awaited 4th full-length album, “Ellenbogengesellschaft,” will be released in September 2022.
Photo Credit: Anne C. Swallow