The principality of Liechtenstein is home to WeltenBrand, formed in 1995 by Oliver Falk. That same year, the band secured a record deal with Witchhunt Records and subsequently released their debut “Das Rabenland”—a romantically inclined Darkwave album that immediately found acceptance within the genre.
A year later, WeltenBrand signed to Oliver Falk’s own M.O.S. Records Ltd. to record and release their second offering, “Das Nachtvolk”, in 1997. This release featured WeltenBrand violinist Daniela Nipp fort he first time and remained true to the band’s sound, while improving upon both the musical and vocal arrangements.
“Der Untergang von Trisona“ was released in 1999. The band’s third album quickly received much praise from the media for its bombastic appeal and relentless energy apparent on each track. Its Neo Dark Classic style, boasting of medieval influences, also caught the attention of Liv Kristine (Leaves’ Eyes, ex Theatre of Tragedy) and Alexander Krull (Atrocity), whose enthusiasm can be heard on the album, as both of them contribruted vocally to this work.
WeltenBrand released “In Gottes oder des Teufels Namen“ in 2002. The album concentrated on featuring clear vocal arrangements and straightforward compositions without losing the uniqueness attributed to the band. While each WeltenBrand album presents a different perspective of the band’s sound, they do share a common thread. The lyrics always stem from Liechtenstein’s myths and legends as told by Dr. Otto Seger.
Following the disbandment of M.O.S. Records Ltd., WeltenBrand signed to Napalm Records in the fall of 2002 and began working on their fifth release entitled “The End of the Wizard” (Release Date: 25 Aug 2006). The tracks on this latest work continued to draw upon the magical uniqueness of songwriter Oliver Falk’s compositions, while becoming more appealing to the masses. “The End of the Wizard” delivers an enchanting journey into the mythical world of Liechtenstein’s myriad legends and sagas.