Blackened death metal masters Thulcandra announce new album ‘Hail The Abyss’ and unleash first single

Black-death metal force THULCANDRA has announced the release of their brand new studio album! Hail The Abyss will be unleashed on May 19, 2023 via Napalm Records, and sees the band prove yet again why they’re atop death metal’s malefic vedette.

THULCANDRA’s rise to power ignited when the Germany-based outfit unleashed their debut album, Fallen Angel’s Dominion, upon metaldom in 2010. The group, fronted by founding member and visionary Steffen Kummerer (also of Obscura fame), have tightened their hibernal grip on blackened death metal since. The desolate melodic emanations in follow-up studio records Under a Frozen Sun (2011), Ascension Lost (2015), and the chart-topping, 2021-album A Dying Wish, dedicated to late drummer Chris Kratzer, solidified THULCANDRA as a superior force, expertly thrusting the magic and mystery of mid-’90s melodic black-death metal into the modern era.

Their fifth attack, Hail the Abyss, showcases the band’s affinity for dark, aggressive and mellifluous metal while the album rips and terrorizes with the intensity of hell. As always, THULCANDRA‘s about a vibe – there’s always a unique “feel” that’s distinctly old-school, but without the tired trappings of it.

Give ear, as in support of their upcoming record release, today, the four-piece not only continues to gear up for their first ever North American tour, but has just unleashed a video for their new, fierce album single, “As I Walk Through The Gateway”!

Says band guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer:

“As I Walk Through The Gateway turned into a catchy, relentless and melodic exercise of black & death metal that blends the strengths of the band in a unique form. Catch the band on their first North American tour alongside Fleshgod Apocalypse, Obscura and Wolfheart to feel the blistering power behind this composition in a live setting.”

“With ‘Hail The Abyss’, we just count the 5th album within 20 years of Thulcandra“, Kummerer continues. “A banger, and a diverse record that shows a unique blend of black and death metal, combined with classic heavy metal twin guitars. The album turned out excellent and Dan Swanö delivered a splendid mix – raw, natural and showcasing each individual musician on the record. ‘Hail The Abyss’ undoubtedly turned into a highlight of our long lasting career.“

Hail the Abyss is slated for release on May 19, 2023 via Napalm Records. Cooperation with renowned producer Dan Swanö (Dissection, Opeth, Katatonia) was compulsory, as was the re-invitation to cover-master Lochner.

Pre-Order Hail The Abyss HERE!

Hail The Abyss track listing:
01. In The Eye Of Heaven
02. Hail The Abyss
03. At Night
04. Velvet Damnation
05. On The Wings Of Cosmic Fire
06. Acheronian Cult
07. As I Walk Through The Gateway
08. Blood Of Slaves
09. In Darkness We Descend
10. The Final Closure
11. The Second Fall – Live (CD Bonus Track)
12. Deliverance In Sin And Death – Live (CD Bonus Track)

Hail The Abyss will be available in the following formats:

  • 1CD Digipak, incl. Bonustracks
  • 1CD Jewel Case
  • 1LP Gatefold Black
  • 1LP Gatefold Silver
  • 1LP Gatefold Gold (via Band store only)
  • Ltd. Die Hard Vinyl Boxset (contains several highly collectable items, all packed in wooden box)
  • Digital Album
  • CD Digipak + Shirt Bundle


Feb-18   USA | San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
Feb-19   USA | Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
Feb-20 USA | Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Feb-21  USA | Boise, ID – The Shredder
Feb-22  USA | Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theater
Feb-23  USA | Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Feb-24   USA | Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
Feb-25  USA | Minneapolis, MN – The Underground
Feb-26   USA | Joliet, IL – The Forge
Feb-27  USA | Detroit, MI – Small’s
Feb-28 CAN | Toronto, ON – Axis
Mar-1  CAN | Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
Mar-2   CAN | Montreal, QC – Studio TD
Mar-3   USA | Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Mar-4 USA | New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
Mar-5   USA | Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Mar-6  USA | Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Mar-7  USA | Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819
Mar-8  USA | Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Mar-10   USA | Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Mar-11   USA | Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
Mar-12   USA | Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
Mar-13   USA | El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Mar-14   USA | Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
Mar-15   USA | San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
Mar-16   USA | Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

EUROPE:19.05.2023 GER | Landshut – Rocketclub (Exclusive Album Release Show!)
22.07.2023 GER | Rock Unter Den Eichen Festival 2023
27.07.2023 GER | Kassel Goldgrube
28.07.2023 GER | Burning Q Festival 2023
02.09.2023 GER | Ghosts Of Dinmin Festival 2023

Steffen Kummerer – Guitars & Vocals
Mariano Delastik – Guitars
Carsten Schorn – Bass
Alessandro Delastik – Drums

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