With “Richtfeuer“ RANĂ returns at full force in collaboration with Breath Sun Bone Blood with their second full length album. The album’s title “Richtfeuer” translates to “Leading Fire” or “Beacon”, and that is exactly what this album does…. Leads us into the burning down of this world with the hope of building a better one.

Four tracks of raging black metal punctuated with elements of blackened crust, chanted atmospheres, and mournfully oppressive doom, laced with melancholic guitar themes and vocal desperation.

Starting with the devastating and crushing power of the 11 minute opener “Läutern”, RANĂ sets the course for the coming 40 minute despair riddled assault. “Flamura”, the second track sets the tone with a more d-beat blackened crust tone which quickly deteriorates into furious blast beats. Desperation and urgency creating a feeling of relentless anxiety.

The third track “Richtfeuer” opens with chanted vocals and mournful picked guitars that devolve into slabs of doom thrown at the listener, with heartbreaking melodic lines supported and then obliterated by black buzz.

“Our Smouldering Grief / Im Brand”, the album’s final chapter (the first half also appeared on 2022’s “Black Metal Rainbows” Compilation) features melancholic guitar lines weaving in and out of hope and despair. Between life and death. The second half of the closing aural assault, “Im Brand”, leaves the listener in a pile of ash and rubble, tripping over the remnants of the world and frameworks this album wishes to destroy.

And deeply ingrained in the gut-wrenching grief of this album is a hopeless call to arms. A futile attempt to strive and rebel to find a crack in the circle. And to find solace in potentially failing in the process, only to rise again, burning. Beautiful. Utterly brutal. Antifascist Black Metal.

Rană on this record are:
Drums: Eric, Bass: Tobi, Guitars: Julian / Basti, Vocals: Andi / Basti

Recorded, Mixed, Mastered at Sunsetter Studios Spring 2022
Additional Guitarproduction/Backing Vocals: Fabian Schulz (Sunsetter)

CD 14 €

CD, limited edition of 200 in oversized A5 gatefold 300g stock offset printed with metallic gold on ultra matte uncoated paper. Double sided poster on ultra matte uncoated 135g stock. Comes with canvas patch printed in white discharge of band logo.
All contents metallic gold wax sealed with BSBB antler in ultra matte black envelope with band logo silk screened on front in metallic gold.

Hand fabricated.

Cassette 8 €

Cassette, limited edition of 100 in black and clear case. J card printed on ultra matte 300g stock offset printed with metallic gold. Double sided poster printed on 135g ultra matte stock. Canvas patch discharge printed with band logo.
All contents wax sealed with metallic gold wax with BSBB antler in ultra matte black A5 envelope with band logo screen printed in metallic gold.

Hand fabricated.