Transylvanian melodic death metal band GOTHIC just released their spectacular new video “Catacombs“, an epic fantasy about the world`s first day following the nuclear apocalypse.

Filmed in Tenerife in January 2019, Catacombs is unfolding in 2 locations : first at 2000 m altitude, literally inside of a cloud surrounding the mountain of Barranco Del Infierno (Hell Ravine) neighboring the giant Teide Volcano. The second part of the video is filmed in the leprosy asylum of Abades, built in 1943 by the dictator Franco, a former leprosy village including a hospital, a crematorium, bungalows and the big concrete church, in typical Franco’s style with a huge cross on the top.

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Gothic is one of the best metal acts from Transilvania, Romania, multi-awarded, with international touring experience and hundreds of shows, including an appearance at WACKEN Open Air, or playing in exotic countries like India.

The song “Catacombs” is the fifth single from their newest album `Demons` out on Loud Rage Music and still available here:

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GOTHIC is one of the top metal bands from Romania. Multi-awarded, with a strong touring experience, the band was established in 1992 by Alin Petrut in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains of Transilvania, Romania, becoming in a short period of time one of the most respected metal bands in the country and maintaining their status to this day !
Having played in more than 500 gigs so far, Gothic is a real metal force onstage, playing almost in all the occasions in full-house clubs in Romania.

After winning the first prize at a rock tv show from the Romanian National Television (TVR) in 1995, the band gained a lot of popularity, so the debut album (Touch Of Eternity – 1998 Bestial Rec) became one of the best selling albums of the romanian metal stage back in the 90`s, songs like `Anguish`,`Memorial Winter`or`Regrets`turning into real metal hymns. Metal Hammer granted a 9 (out of 10) reviewing this album.

Alin Petrut moved the band in Belgium between 2000-2004, and along with belgian members released the second album `In Blood We Trust`in 2004 at Painkiller Rec. The album was released under the name Innerfire, because another band with the name `Gothic`existed in France, and the label didn`t want any confusions.
Being expeled from Belgium due to his illegal situation Alin Petrut reformed the band Gothic in Romania in 2005. To this occassion the anniversary compilation `12 Years Of True Metal`was released.

In 2009, Alin Moise, one of the most talented romanian guitarists, big winner of the national guitar contest `Rock National Team 2010` joined the band.

Between 2005-2011 the band extensively toured Eastern Europe, but the unfortunate line-up changes prevented the recording of a new album. Having a more stable line-up, the band entered Consonance Studio from Timisoara, Romania from july 2011 to june 2012 for the recording of their 3rd studio album.

In 2012 the band won the finals of the romanian national contest for WACKEN METAL BATTLE and succesfully played in Wacken !!

In 2013 the band finally released their 3rd studio album `Expect the worst` which had great reviews, including Metal Hammer, Hard Rock Magazine, etc. The band released the album in a self-produced manner.
In 2014, George Lazar, a genuine natural born rockstar, joined the band as their new singer and brought new dimensions to their music.

In the autumn of 2015 the band begun recording their new album, both in Consonance Studio (drums) and in their own home studio (the rest of the instruments), the final product being mixed by Nimrod Szedlacsek (Corvin Studio Cluj).
In october 2016 the band announces their new record deal with Loud Rage Music, a proficient Romanian underground label. `DEMONS` was released in january 2017 and it`s the best result of the band, having and still receiving the best reviews from all around the world.

In january 2017 the band was invited to INDIA, to play the Saarang Festival, along Katatonia and many other local bands. Another exotic fact about Gothic it`s the `Catacombs` videoclip, filmed in the island Tenerife, Spain, in January 2019.

Over the years the band shared the stage with names like : Manowar, Dimmu Borgir, Europe, Korpiklaani, Misanthrope, Gojira, Napalm Death, Decapitated, Master and played in countries like: Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Czech Rep, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Poland, Croatia, Hungary, Moldova, Canary Islands and India !

Their music can be defined as the perfect combination between heavy metal and death metal in a modern shape. Their music is defined by powerful guitar riffs, tempo breaks and beautiful melodies. There are two types of vocals. The death-metal one, the titanic voice of George, reminding us about Gorefest and the second one, of Alin Petrut, more melodical, in the vein of Paradise Lost and Metallica. All of this gives a good combination of dark brutal vibes. The sound is concentrated especially on the guitars, which is essential to manifestate all the power of the band…

– GOTHIC is :
George Lazar – vocals
Alin Petrut – guitar, vocals
Bogdan Bancila – guitar
Taly – bass
Eldar – drums

Gothic – Catacombs

Gothic – Shadow Man

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