03 - 05 - 2017
We have a new band homepage now: www.king-apathy.com
Our new band contact is: king-apathy[at]gmx.com
03 - 01 - 2017
Thränenkind was founded almost exactly ten years ago. For us this marks a great opportunity to reveal our new band name: King Apathy.
This may come as a surprise, but if you have followed our effort in the last year, this name will be familiar to you. It is also the title of our latest album, released in May 2016, which we all are very proud of. The ten years anniversary seemed to be a convenient point to take this hard, but nevertheless important step for us. What has once been started as a solo project has grown into a full band by now and also the musical style of our latest releases differs from the depressive black metal embodied on the first demo/EP. So have the lyrics on King Apathy, many of them composed by Nils – mainly focusing on very personal social criticism, driven by postmodern alienation – as they are in no way connected to the romantic and depressive lyrics of older Thränenkind songs. In fact the band name was part of an overall concept back then, which is simply not fitting anymore. Consequently each and every band members’ level of identification with this name is no longer provided, leaving us with no other possible decision than to rename the band. As a matter of fact our second album King Apathy sums up everything we stand for. It has been the first record composed and performed by the whole band without the help of any studio musicians and we all back it to 100% - conceptually, lyrically and musically. Adding to that, the name King Apathy is already connected to us, watering this whole process down to some kind of “re-naming light”. This makes it merely logical for us to choose exactly that name for our band.
But be assured, this does in no way mean that we are trying to cut out our past. Everything released before our debut in 2013 has never been a part of the live program, but you can still expect songs off of The Elk on our future setlists. We will always cherish our time as Thränenkind, but right now King Apathy is looking forward to what is going to be an eventful year 2017. We really hope that you stay tuned!
Thränenkind wurde vor ziemlich genau zehn Jahren gegründet. Dies möchten wir als Anlass nehmen, euch unseren neuen Bandnamen vorzustellen: King Apathy.
Wer unser Schaffen im letzten Jahr verfolgt hat, dem bzw. der wird dieser Name nicht unbekannt sein, ist er doch auch Titel unseres letzten Albums, welches im Mai 2016 erschienen ist und mit dem wir alle wahnsinnig zufrieden sind. Zehn Jahre Bandgeschichte, das halten wir für einen guten Zeitpunkt diesen schwierigen, für uns aber umso wichtigeren Schritt zu nehmen. Aus dem ehemaligen Solo-Projekt ist mittlerweile eine vollwertige Band geworden, die sich zudem noch vom ursprünglichen Depressive Black Metal immer weiter entfernt hat. Auch die heutzutage zu einem großen Teil von Nils verfassten Texte haben wenig mit der Thematik der Anfangstage gemein, handeln sie doch mehr von sozialkritischer Entfremdung als romantischer Selbstzerstörung. Somit ist die Identifikation eines jeden einzelnen in der Band mit dem, was damals in einer Art Gesamtkonzept „Thränenkind“ getauft wurde, mittlerweile auf ein Minimum geschrumpft. Unser zweites Album King Apathy jedoch, steht für alles was uns heutzutage ausmacht: Es war das erste Album welches komplett als Band und ohne Studiomusiker entstanden ist und auch musikalisch und textlich können wir sagen, dass die gesamte Band zu 100% hinter King Apathy steht. Zudem besteht auch assoziativ zwischen Titel und Band passenderweise schon eine enge Verbindung, was das ganze eher zu einer „Umbenennung light“ werden lässt. Somit war es für uns nur eine logische Entscheidung genau diesen Namen für die Band zu wählen.
Das alles soll jedoch nicht bedeuten, dass wir unsere Vergangenheit komplett ausblenden wollen. Zwar war all das, was vor unserem 2013er Debut erschien ohnehin nie Teil des Liveprogramms (und wird es jetzt bestimmt auch nicht mehr werden), The Elk-Songs kann man aber trotzdem weiterhin in unseren Sets finden. Wir werden die Zeit als Thränenkind immer in Ehren halten, schauen jetzt als King Apathy aber nach vorne und freuen uns auf ein ereignisreiches Jahr 2017. Wir hoffen, ihr bleibt dran!
2016 was another great year for this band and we are really looking forward to 2017.
We are already planning some interesting stuff for next year...
We like to introduce you to our new drummer:
Hannes (ex-Downfall of Gaia) is our newest bandmember and we are highly pleased to have him on board. He played his first two shows with us last weekend and we had an amazing time already. We could not be happier!
We are back from our tour through Europe with Ghost Bath. We had a great time. Thanks to all those who came to see us.
Now we are rehearsing for our last few shows in 2016. Check out the live section for more news.
Two months after its release the vinyl version of our album "King Apathy" is sold out.
We got the repress today and it turned out absolutely beautiful.
Thanks to all those who supported this band.
In August we will hit the road with the mighty Ghost Bath from the US.
Stoked to share the stage with such a talented band.
Our second full-length album "King Apathy" was released today worldwide!
And the tour with our friends in ANCST starts today, too! We will play our record release show in Berlin tonight.
Hope to see a lot of you there and on our other shows.
New merch available!
Check out the first full song of the new Thraenenkind (official) album:
"King Apathy" will be available May 13th as CD Digipak, Ltd edition gatefold LP and Download.
Listen to the album teaser here:
Finally! Some minutes ago we listened to the final version of our upcoming album "King Apathy" for the first time! We are really stoked! A big thank you goes out to Oli at Blastbeat Productions, who finished mixing and mastering today!
We finished the recordings of our upcoming album! It's gonna be a blast.
We had an amazing time on tour with our friends in Dawn Ray'd. Thanks to all the people who came to see us on our small tour through England. It was a pleasure.
The last three days were really great. We played some smaller shows with our friends in THURM. Thanks for sharing the stage with us. Another thank you to all the people who made this possible, organized shows and came out to see us.
Paranoya Fest was amazing. Thanks to all who checked us out. We had a really great time with you.
Up the crust punx!
Summerbreeze you were absolutely amazing!!! Thank you so much for checking us out, singing along, banging your heads and making this show to one of the greatest experiences in our bandhistory.
We are really thankful for getting the possibility to play for you and for being a part of this festival. Thanks to all the organizers, technicians and those who made our time at the festival so comfortable.And last but not least: thanks to all of you who applauded for our words against racism and fascism. Summerbreeze it was a pleasure.
To be on tour with Dawn Ray'd (ex We came out like tigers) and Ast was amazing. We had a great time together on the road and we played some really nice shows. This tour was more than just playing music together. It was about sharing the same worldview, talking about politics and music and spending time with friends.
Thanks go out to all those who made this possible and checked us out.
We are stoked to tell you, that we will hit the road in May together with the amazing Dawn Ray'd (ex We came out like tigers) and Ast.
We will start in Hamburg, be a part of DIY Fest in the netherlands, travel through germany, play two shows in czech republic and will finally finish our tour at the unique Miss the stars Fest in Berlin.
We are looking forward to presenting you one more new song of our upcoming album on tour. We hope to meet a lot of you.
We had an amazing time on the road. Thanks to all the lovely people who came to check us out (sold out show in Berlin: just awesome), who cooked delicious food for us, offered cosy sleeping places and did everything to set up some great shows. A big thank you goes out to our tourmates in Ancst and AST, who were like the kindest and pleasant people to tour with.
20.11.2014 - DE - Berlin, XB
21.11.2014 - DE - Dresden, Wums
22.11.2014 - DE - Magdeburg, Heizhaus
23.11.2014 - DE - Leipzig, Atari
We are really happy to be a part of Haglaz Fest 2 (Red Anarchist Black Metal Meeting), taking place on the 17th and 18th of October in Mülheim a. d. Ruhr.
A big thank you to all the people who checked us out on our tour with Hierophant and Bastions. We also like to thank all the promoters and lovely people who set up shows, cooked delicious vegan food and made this tour possible.
A big thank you goes out to the amazing Hierophant and Bastions who were simply perfect tourmates.
You can now preorder our new two-song EP called "hope(less)".
Get the strictly limited 7" vinyl right here:
The EP is also available in digital form. To get it (and to listen to some snippets), visit:
The official release date is the 18th of July 2014.
We are happy to announce the tourdates for our small summertour.
We will hit the road together with the mighty HIEROPHANT from Italy.
22.7. Leipzig - WERK2
23.7. Flensburg - TBA
24.7. Berlin - TBA
25.7. Rokycany (CZ) - Fluff Fest
27.7. Innsbruck (AU) - Café Decentral [+ Deaf kids & Bastions (UK)]
28.7. Wien (AU) - Arena [+ Bastions (UK)]
29.7.Budapest (HU) - Bar Roham [+ Bastions (UK)]
30.7. München - Feierwerk [+ Bastions (UK)]
We are really excited to finally share our first music video with you. Check it out!
We're very happy to be a part of the amazing Fluff Fest this year!
It's exciting to finally play at this unique festival we've been visiting for years.
Some more shows confirmed. Check out the live section!
We have confirmed some more live shows. Check out the live section!
Great news for all those who are waiting to see us live.
We will hit the road for four shows in autumn 2013, together with blackened hardcore band GOLDUST.
Check out the live section for tourdates. We hope to see you in November.
Finally: Our debut album "The elk" was released via Lifeforce Records.