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December 27, 2023

Some weeks ago our concert year had already come to its end in the most uplifting and encouraging way in Dortmund's Pauluskirche. So we would like to thank all people involved and in particular Friedrich and Sandra Laker and their team.

And as the year itself is coming to its end we would like to turn to you in greater detail as it has become tradition by now.

To begin with we would like to thank you once again for your precious and still sparkling loyalty and secondly we would like to glimpse at things to come together with you.

Aside from our two concerts in Berlin in April and our acoustic concerts in Wörgl and Graz in September we are working on some more concert confirmations for 2024. However, our definite main focus will be on activities that are connected with the elaboration and development of a new album.

As many of you will know we challenge - or even reinvent - ourselves with every single studio album and as you might imagine the vision all around this forthcoming - and highly symbolic - 10th album, which will be a conceptual album once again, is particularly ambitious in many regards. And as all that in the case of Dornenreich isn't just a promotional overstatement you won't be too surprised to hear that it – still – will take quite some time until we will be able to entrust you with this album in its final shape.

Nevertheless I dare to state even now that this very album – at its core – will rely on everything Dornenreich has been resonating with in the course of all these past years: soul, emotional urgency, strength - a conscious stream of energy.

So, in times and spheres of continuous isolation, fragmentation and alienation that seem to undermine our human societies by and by this core, this energy, this consciousness, this spirit is where we all are truly one. And as I perceive it that has a soothing and deeply fortifying quality to it.

For now and on behalf of Dornenreich I would like to wish you and all your beloved ones out there a close and peaceful ending of this year and I would like to, once more, thank you that you are still walking by our side – noticeably so.

We shall see you again!

Eviga and Dornenreich


Picture: Nadja Daniel


Mystic Places 2023

» Tickets & Infos


  • Mein Flügelschlag (Demo-MC), 1997
  • Nicht um zu sterben (CD), 1997
  • Bitter ist's dem Tod zu dienen (CD), 1999
  • Her von welken Nächten (CD), 2001
  • Hexenwind (CD), 2005
  • Durch den Traum (CD), 2006
  • In Luft geritzt (CD), 2008
  • Nachtreisen (DVD), 2009
  • Flammentriebe (CD), 2011
  • Freiheit (CD), 2014
  • Du wilde Liebe sei (CD), 2021

Prophecy Productions, 2021

Audio recordings, mix and mastering:

Markus Stock, Eviga and Inve @ Wallbach-Studio, Song-Werkstatt and Klangschmiede E (2019-2020)


Eviga: voices, guitars, percussion
Inve: violin, keyboards

Nadja Daniel: additional voices ("In tiefem Schweigen")

Lyrics (PDF):

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  • So ruf' sie wach das Sehnen
  • In Strömen aus Verwandlung ein flackerloses Licht
  • Dein knöchern' Kosen
  • Liebes dunkle Nacht
  • Der Freiheit Verlangen nach goldenen Ketten
  • Sie machen Mangel zum Geschenk
  • Das Geheimnis des Quellkosters
  • Das Sehnen von Mond und Sonne
  • Dem Kühnen in der Stille
  • Freiheit erlösen

CD2: (ltd. hardcover book edition)

  • In tiefem Schweigen (bonus track)
  • Audiokommentar und inszenierte Lesung (ca. 54 min)


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DORNENREICH - intense - mystic - timeless

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Founded in 1996, Dornenreich have proved a recipe for uniquely intense music, expressive German lyrics, and a charismatic presence on stage for more than 25 years now.

After years of extensive production phases in the studio, after years filled with concerts and tours, after chart positions and an Impala Silver Award for over 20,000 copies of their third album sold all over Europe, Dornenreich took a break in 2014 — with the release of their eight studio record "Freiheit" in the eighteenth year of their history, they deliberately withdrew in order to renew their perspectives in the light of more sophisticated constellations and to continue on their very own path.

While that didn’t mean the Austrians didn’t give a lot of celebrated concerts across Europe after 2014, it took them more than seven years to come forth with a new studio album.

The year 2021 — which also marked the 20th anniversary of "Her von welken Nächten," the record that put Dornenreich on the map as one of the most defining and unconventional acts amongst German-language metal and folk bands — saw Dornenreich return with their ninth studio album, "Du wilde Liebe sei". With this genre-defying record released in their 25th year of existence (official German charts #31), they have impressively proven that they feel obliged to the nature of life and a radical understanding of art exclusively.

With their inimitable emotional force, their momentum and unpredictability, Dornenreich embody the paragon of an exciting and independent-minded band, and with their symbolist as well as confrontative criticism of self and civilisation, they harbour within them a depth and an explosiveness that have no rivals.


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