For over 26 years, Dark Fortress have been one of the major institutions of the German black metal scene. May it be with their timeless classic “Stab Wounds” from 2004, the multidimensional concept album “Séance” or their latest and final “Spectres From The Old World” from 2020, Dark Fortress have left an unforgettable mark on their genre, but will now close this chapter of their life.
The band states:
“We are hereby announcing the end of Dark Fortress. This has been coming for a while, and it’s been an extremely hard decision. But since we did not want to simply let the band fall apart, we decided to end Dark Fortress with a bang, properly and in dignity, something that we owe not only to our fans and to all the people who have supported us for over two decades, but something that we also owe to ourselves. So, we are proudly announcing our final tour together with Co-Headliners The Spirit and special guests Asphagor. Come and let’s celebrate one more time. This will be your last chance to see Dark Fortress live.”
For this co-headline tour, Dark Fortress will join forces with none less than The Spirit, who recently released their third album “Of Clarity And Galactic Structures” and can’t wait to embark on this tour and spread their Cosmic Terror over Europe.
Frontman Matthias Trautes adds:
“We’re honoured to join our friends of Dark Fortress on their final tour. This is going to be a very special one. Besides playing next to one of the biggest German black-metal bands on their final run, we are looking forward to finally do the first proper tour for our latest album ‘Of Clarity and Galactic Structures’. You can expect songs from all our albums including some we have never played before or just very rarely in the last years. See you in May!”
Joining as a special guest will be Asphagor from Austria, who will release their new album in early 2023.
Tickets are now available here.
You can check out the tour dates below:
DARK FORTRESS + THE SPIRIT
03.05.2023 Saarbrücken, DE – Garage
04.05.2023 Aarau, CH – Kiff
05.05.2023 Paris, FR – Backstage
06.05.2023 Gent, BE – Asgaard
07.05.2023 London, UK – Boston Music Room
08.05.2023 Rotterdam, NL – Baroeg
09.05.2023 Bochum, DE – Matrix
10.05.2023 Berlin, DE – Hole 44
11.05.2023 Leipzig, DE – Hellraiser
12.05.2023 Poznan, PL – Klub u Bazyla
13.05.2023 Wien, AT – Viper Room
14.05.2023 München, DE – Backstage