- Jason Hesley
Ellende to release "Ellenbogengesellschaft" on Sept. 30th!
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.