May 22, 2024

Germany’s gothic act Illuminate calls it a day after 30 years

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Illuminate will bring their career of over three decades to a close this year. This won’t happen without a hitch: You can look forward to a final tour and a last double album.

The final Illuminate album will be titled “Am Ende aller Tage” and is set to be released on October 27. It is a double album and marks the band’s 20th work – “Zorn” from 2019 being their previous release. Additionally, the band has announced five farewell concerts, one in Mexico and four in German-speaking countries.

Founded in Karlsruhe in 1993 by Johannes Berthold, Illuminate’s early albums are often associated with Neue Deutsche Todeskunst (literally, New German Death Art), especially their 1996 album “Verfall.” Their music incorporates fewer rock elements and features much catchier tunes than the more typical Gothic and Darkwave bands.

The band announced the end on their Facebook page.

They also posted a teaser of the title track played by Jörn Langenfeld.

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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