CARACH ANGREN set out to tell ghost-stories with a set of
paranormal cases recorded on the demo 'The Chase Vault Tragedy' (2004). This
was soon followed by the official release of the 'Ethereal Veiled Existence' EP
(2005) as a prelude to the haunting 'Lammendam' (2008). The Dutch had a clear
vision of combining a dark baroque style of metal with horror based lyrical
Their sophomore full-length 'Death Came through a Phantom Ship'
(2010) witnessed the band setting sail to bring their eccentric and capturing
live performances to audiences and festivals all over Europe. In the wake of
third album 'Where the Corpses Sink Forever' (2012), the haunting had reached
the Americas and started to spread rapidly. This record added a serious side to
the lyrics of CARACH ANGREN. While firmly
remaining in the horror genre, their tales revolve around the evils of war.
This mature streak was taken a step further with the fourth full-length 'This Is No Fairytale', which is on the surface a darker variation of the "Hansel and Gretel" story from the Brothers Grimm collection, but also deals with the too real topic of child abuse in a dysfunctional family. With ‘Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten’ (2017), the band returned to pure story telling with episodes that are centred on a girl playing a little too long with her Ouija board.
Now, CARACH ANGREN return with the monster ‘Franckensteina
Strataemontanus’, where the Dutch have pushed their unashamedly theatrical
style to a new intense height.