Blackened Death/Doom Offensive 1914 Returns with New Album, Where Fear and Weapons Meet, via Napalm Records

Out October 22, 2021 | Pre-Order Starts TODAY!
Watch the Video for New Single “…And A Cross Now Marks His Place”,
featuring Nick Holmes of Paradise Lost, HERE!
“We are not singing the songs, we are telling the stories!“
Ukrainian WWI experts 1914 continue to reflect the gruesome tales of World War I, its soldiers’ fate, their death, fear and feats to be never forgotten, and unleash their new opus, Where Fear and Weapons Meet, out October 22, 2021 via Napalm Records.
Its eleven tracks of pure historic harshness follow up to the band’s sophomore full-length, The Blind Leading the Blind (2018), and debut, Eschatology of War (2015), both highly acclaimed amongst critics, and create a sophisticated variety of massively brutal blackened death metal accented by dramatic and realistic audio soundscapes and disquieting melodies spiced with the approach of sludge and doom!
Massive first single “…And a Cross Now Marks His Place” already marks an absolute highlight, as this stamping outburst features none other than Paradise Lost icon Nick Holmes, whose pervasive delivery matches with 1914’s mastermind Hptm. Ditmar Kumarberg’s (9. Westpreußisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 176) vocal harshness.
Hptm. Ditmar Kumarberg on the first song:
“The story behind “…And A Cross Now Marks His Place” totally captured me: This is the real letter, handwritten by the British officer to the mother of a soldier who died in action. This was not a standard form sent in thousands, but more like a personal message. He describes the way her son died, tells words of consolation, and emphasizes how the Crown is proud of him, another victim of the massacre between Empires.“
Watch the bone-shaking lyric video for “…And a Cross Now Marks His Place” HERE:
1914 break into their third offering with the intro “War In”, summed up by final “War Out”, and immediately build a common thread to the previous records. “War In” is the original of the most famous Serbian song of the Great War period, “Tamo Daleko”. Like World War I, the album begins in Serbia and continues on the first track from the prospective of Gavrilo Princip, who assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife on June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo and caused the outbreak of World War I.
What happens next is an intense, in-depth analysis of historical events, for example – Battle of Vimy Ridge, shameful pages of the British Empire history in the track “Coward” featuring Sasha Boole (Me And That Man), The Battle of Messines on “Pillars of Fire” or the infantry regiment, the Harlem Hellfighters, on “Don’t Tread On Me”. Authentic forces like ambient sonic war samplings transport these stories even further into the present and make Where Fear and Weapons Meet another heavily intense and deep-reaching output that will grant 1914 even higher appreciation than the five-piece is already credited with.
1914 on the album:
“Where Fear and Weapons Meet continues the theme we started on The Blind Leading the Blind – with one major difference: these are the stories about hope where most of our characters are staying alive, becoming heroes, and returning back to their homes. Yes, it is still about fear, death, and senselessness of war, but the hope is the only thing the soldier holds on to. And a good portion of luck as well. Even the album cover reflects this – the man lays wounded, bleeding in the trench, reaching his hand to Death begging for relieve, and Death declines to take him. He deserves to live.
The album starts with the assassination in Sarajevo, leads you through the bloodiest moments of the Great War, and ends up with the monologue on a grave of a young man killed in his first battle. This time we did have even more hard digging into the historical background while making the tracks. We are not singing the songs, we are telling the stories!”
Pre-Order Where Fear and Weapons Meet HERE
Where Fear and Weapons Meet track listing:
1. War In    
2. FN .380 ACP#19074    
3. Vimy Ridge (In Memory of Filip Konowal)   
4. Pillars of Fire (The Battle of Messines)   
5. Don’t Tread on Me (Harlem Hellfighters)   
6. Coward (feat. Sasha Boole)
7. …And a Cross Now Marks His Place (feat. Nick Holmes)
8. Corps d’autos-canons-mitrailleuses (A.C.M)   
9. Mit Gott für König und Vaterland    
10. The Green Fields of France    
11. War Out    
Where Fear and Weapons Meet will be available in the following formats:
1-CD Digipack
2-LP Gatefold BLACK incl. 12” booklet
2-LP Gatefold DARK GREEN incl. 12” booklet (limited to 400 copies worldwide)
3-LP Gatefold MARBLED RED TRANSPARENT/BLACK (2- LP Album incl. 12” booklet + 12″ bonus LP + poster + patch – limited to 400 copies worldwide)
Digital Album
[3-LP Gatefold MARBLED RED TRANSPARENT/BLACK (2- LP Album incl. 12” booklet + 12″ bonus LP + poster + patch – limited to 400 copies worldwide)]
1914 live
Dive headfirst into WWI and experience 1914 live with bands like Konvent, (0), Livløs, Hiraes and Dwaal in 2022!
13.03.22 AT – Vienna / Viper Room
14.03.22 SK – Kosice / Collosseum
15.03.22 HU – Budapest / Blue Hell
18.03.22 IT – Venice / Revolver Music Hall 
19.03.22 IT – Rome / Traffic Club 
20.03.22 IT – Milan / Legend Club 
22.03.22 FR – Toulouse / Le Rex  
23.03.22 ES – Bilbao / Azkena 
24.03.22 ES – A Coruña / Mardi Gras 
25.03.22 PT – Porto / Metalpoint Club 
26.03.22 PT – Lisbon / Side B Rocks 
27.03.22 ES – Madrid / Wurlitzer 
29.03.22 ES – Zaragoza / Sala López 
30.03.22 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 3 
31.03.22 FR – Lyon / Rock n Eat 
01.04.22 CH – Martigny / Sunset Bar 
02.04.22 CH – Basel / Sommercasino 
03.04.22 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse Bar  
06.04.22 DE – Trier / Mergener Hof 
07.04.22 DE – Erfurt / From Hell 
08.04.22 DK – Odense / Posten 
09.04.22 DK – Copenhagen / Amager Bio 
10.04.22 DK – Aalborg / Studenterhuset               
12.04.22 SE – Stockholm / Hus 7 
13.04.22 SE – Gothenburg / Valand 
14.04.22 NO – Oslo / Inferno Metal Festival 
15.04.22 DK – Kolding / Godset 
16.04.22 DE – Hanover / Béi Chéz Heinz  
17.04.22 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle (Dark Easter Metal Meeting) 
18.04.22 FR – Colmar / Grillen
19.04.22 FR – Paris / Gibus
20.04.22 DE – Frankfurt / Nachtleben 
21.04.22 DE – Bruchsal / Fabrik 
22.04.22 DE – Lichtenfels / Ragnarök Festival
23.04.22 DE – Dortmund / Junkyard Tombstone Fest
24.04.22 NL – Eindhoven / Dynamo 
28.04.22 UK – Plymouth / Underground
29.04.22 UK – Cardiff / Fuel
30.04.22 UK – Bridgwater / Southwest Heavyfest 
01.05.22 UK – Birmingham / The Castle & Falcon 
02.05.22 UK – London / Black Heart 
03.05.22 UK – Stoke / Underground 
04.05.22 UK – Manchester / Satans Hollow 
05.05.22 UK – Glasgow / Audio 
06.05.22 UK – Nottingham / Ye Old Salutation 
07.05.22 UK – Leeds / Boom  
11.05.22 BE – Bilzen / South of Heaven 
12.05.22 DE – Osnabrück / Bastard Club 
13.05.22 DK – Aarhus / Voxhall 
14.05.22 NL – Erica / Pitfest   
16.05.22 DE – Berlin / Nuke Club 
17.05.22 DE – Dresden / Beatpol 
18.05.22 DE – Munich / Backstage Club 
19.05.22 CZ – Prague / Modra Voice 
20.05.22 CZ – Ostrava / Barrak 
21.05.22 CZ – Brno / Melodka 
22.05.22 PL – Warszawa / Hydrozagadka 
1914 is:
 9. Westpreußisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 176, Hptm. Ditmar Kumarberg – vocals
The 51st Highland Division, 1/9th Bn. 2Lt. Liam Fessen – guitar
307th Infantry Regiment, Capt. Walter Wyhovsky – guitar
Le 151e regiment d’infanterie, Cne. Armin d’Harcourt – bass
K.K. Landwehr-Infanterieregiment Lemberg Nr.19, Obltn. Rostislaw Potoplacht – drums