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For 4 years Firtan from Southern Germany has been combining influences from a variety of musical genres into a raw, driving and yet cinematic sound that provides the soundtrack to existential themes concerning man, nature, loss and death.
After releasing their first EP "Wogen der Trauer" in early 2013 the melodic tone of the music changed to become increasingly dark and complex.
At the same time Firtan continued to formulate their sonic vision with a concept album. Elements of Black and Pagan Metal, Progressive- and Post-Rock alongside orchestral sounds create a captivating athmosphere which, headed by the fiery and passionate vocals forms an unique cumulative sound.
Poems by old German philosophers like Hegel or Vischer that are woven into the album concept and paintings of artist Larissa Kraus shape the lyrical and visual aesthetic of the band.
With intense performances and and new material off the debut album, Firtan will be featuring on many german festivals in 2014.