Blackened Death/Doom Offensive 1914 Reveals Second Single + Video “Pillars of Fire (The Battle of Messines)” 

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New Album, Where Fear and Weapons Meet,
Out October 22, 2021 via Napalm Records | Pre-Order NOW!
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 on their sinister new epos, Where Fear and Weapons Meet, out October 22, 2021 via Napalm Records.
After revealing their massive first outburst, “…And a Cross Now Marks His Place”, featuring none other than Paradise Lost icon Nick Holmes, the blackened death/doom metal frontrunners now reveal another scorching new track, entitled “Pillars of Fire (The Battle of Messines)”. The second single depicts The Battle of Messines in 1917 and starts off with an atmospheric introduction, drawing the listener deep into the album’s theme. Just within the blink of an eye, it erupts into a massive blackened death/doom outburst – freezing the blood in every vein.
Hptm. Ditmar Kumarberg comments:  
“This song describes the terrible events of the Battle of the Messines Ridge that occurred from June 7-14, 1917 in Belgium, one of the most insane episodes of the Great War.
Subjects of the British crown and ANZAC dug a huge tunnels under the German positions, packed them with hundreds of tons of explosives and blew them up. In one second, in just one moment, about 10,000 people died. They were simply torn to pieces. The human brain is always subject to non-trivial approaches to kill each other. The title of the track is a direct reference to the wonderful book by Jan Passingham – ‘Pillars of Fire: The Battle of the Messines Ridge’, also the movie ‘Beneath Hill 60’, and memories of the participants of this event. Some eyewitnesses described the scene as “pillars of fire”, although many also acknowledged this was indescribable.”
Watch the video for “Pillars of Fire” 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!”
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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) – Sold Out
Digital Album
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