Confirmed for Hellfest Open Air 2015 Nov, 18th 2014

We’re confirmed for one of the world’s largest festival in heavy music, the mighty Hellfest Open Air! Taking place in Clisson, France on June 19-21 2015.

DWEF signs to Season of Mist / Roadburn Festival Sept, 4th 2014

We are beyond excited to announce our signing to Season of Mist, one of the world’s leading and most innovative metal labels. We feel honoured to be part of this great family that brought up many bands we look up to and who influenced our musical work a lot. We thank everyone for the big support in this band and are looking forward to release our 3rd full length album in 2015. Songwriting is finished and we’re ready to hit the studio very soon this month!

Further we are confirmed for the 20th edition of the legendary Roadburn Festival, taking place on April 9th-12th 2015 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. We will play on Friday, April 10th at Het Patronaat (a converted church) with the mighty Enslaved among others.

In early July we visited Ghost City Recordings owned by producer and friend Jan Kerscher in order to record a live session video of ‘Der stille Fluss’ taken from the 2011 ‘Agonie’ EP. This video shows the current line-up and gives you an impression of the studio we’re about to record the new album in. This is a live recording, no click, no overdubs, no editing.

Stay tuned for studio updates, release date etc. and feel free spread the word!

Songwriting for the new album finished June, 22nd 2014

We’ve finished songwriting for our third full-length album today and this is how it looks like:

Stay tuned for updates!

Multi-instrumental medley by drummer Tobias May, 26th 2014

Our drummer Tobias plays a selfcomposed multi-instrumental medley and bending genres!

Russia in April / With Full Force Open Air March, 5th 2014

We’re thrilled to announce we’re playing 6 shows in Russia together with Drauggard:

10.04. RU, Moscow, Seven
11.04. RU, Nizhny Novgorod, Sin City
12.04. RU, Arzamas, Uran
13.04. RU, Tolyatti, Hard Rock Pub
14.04. RU, Samara, Podval
15.04. RU, Ulyanovsk, Biker Club House

We’re also confirmed for the legendary Knüppelnacht at one of the biggest European festivals, the With Full Force Open Air! Get your tickets now!

Festivals 2014:

08.05. IL, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Deathfest V
29.-31.05. DE, Bornstedt, Dark Troll Open Air
13.-15.06. DE, Weismain, Legacy Open Air
04.-06.07. DE, Löbnitz, With Full Force Open Air
28.-31.08. DE, Frankfurt/Oder, Beach Rock Helenensee
05.-06.09. DE, Nauen, Rock for Roots Open Air
23.-25.10. CZ, Pilsen, Phantoms of Pilsen Festival

…and we’re also recording a new album later this year, songwriting is almost finished. Stay tuned for news!

Bandcamp / confirmed for Blastfest (NO) November, 6th 2013

We set up a bandcamp acount and uploaded all our releases for high quality streaming and downloading in various formats. Here you can also find the rare drumcomputer-demo-version of our self-titled debut (free download!) as well as the bonus-7″ which came with the limited ‘Unstille’ box and LP.

Head over to bandcamp or check the ‘Releases‘ section.

Moreover we are very proud to announce our first ever show in Norway at Blastfest, Bergen on February 20.-22. 2014!

Joining forces with Kingstar Music May, 23rd 2013

We’re proud to announce the partnership with Kingstar Music who will take care of our booking from now on. Please send your booking-inquiries straight to:

Thanks at this point to Tom/Catapult Promotion who did a great job for us in the past. Check them out!

See us here this year:

08.06.13 Casel/Göritz, Gahlen Moscht Open Air
05.07.13 Würzburg, B-Hof
06.07.13 Gießen, Jokus
12.07.13 (AT) Gerlitze, Eine in Teich Open Air
13.07.13 Ballenstedt, Rockharz Open Air
27.07.13 (CH) Längenbühl, Immortal Sphere Festival
03.08.13 München, Backstage, Free & Easy Festival
16.08.13 Dinkelsbühl, Summer Breeze Open Air
24.08.13 Haard, Haard Open Air
20.09.13 Saarbrücken, Garage
21.09.13 Osnabrück, Bastard Club
11.10.13 Köln, Euroblast Festival
01.11.13 Magdeburg, Factory
02.11.13 Hammelburg, Wasserhaus
15.11.13 Metal Hammer Paradise, Weißenhäuser Strand
07.12.13 Stuttgart, JuHa West

Recording/Mixing/Mastering May, 18th 2013

In cooperation with Tonstudio Würzburg, I’m offering recording-, mixing- and mastering-jobs in a professional studio environment. The studio is located in our hometown Würzburg, Germany and it’s fully equipped to handle any kind of music production ranging from metal to rock, jazz, classical, pop, whatsoever. Besides many other bands and artists, our latest album ‘Unstille’ was produced, mixed and mastered there by me.

Of course it’s also possible to send me your recorded tracks for editing, mix and/or mastering.

If you’re interested in working with me get in touch:

– Nikita

Nomination for Metal Hammer Award April, 18th 2013

We’re surprisingly nominated for this year’s Metal Hammer Awards in the category “Up And Coming”. You would do us a huge favour if you follow the link below and place your vote for us!
Please share and spread, thanks in advance!

Der Weg einer Freiheit joins Tecamp April, 15th 2013

We’re now endorsed by german bass amps TecAmp. Check them out!

Back home from ‘Aetas Cineris’-Tour March, 11th 2013

After 10 days on the road we’re finally back home from the ‘Aetas Cineris’-Tour with Agrypnie & Heretoir and all we can say is thank you for this intense time and experience! Thanks to our crew including Robby, Flo, Julian, Jan, Carsten and Micha, to our mates in Agrypnie and Heretoir and to everyone who came out to see us at the shows! It was just mindblowing!

Our next dates are:
15.3.13 (next Friday!) AT, Lustenau, Culture Factory
5./6.4.13 Ragnarök Festival, Lichtenfels

Der Weg einer Freiheit joins ENGL Amps February, 16th 2013

We are very proud to announce the collaboration with german highclass ampforge ENGL! We’ve been playing these amps ever since from the start and this sound just fits our music perfectly. Check them out!

Summer Breeze 2013 / ‘Unstille’ instrumental December, 22nd 2012

We’re confirmed for Summer Breeze Open Air 2013!
After playing the festival for the first time in 2011 we’re stoked to announce our return to one of Germany’s biggest open airs once again! See you all in Dinkelsbühl!

To celebrate this we have another surprise for you:
Many of you have asked for our music without vocals, so we’d like to give away our latest album ‘Unstille’ as instrumental version for free! And for all you musicians out there here’s even more: we included the most popular tabs from all three releases which you were able to vote for earlier this month on our Facebook-page. The tabs are in gp4-format so you need Guitar Pro or any other program which supports these files to open.
Download the album and tabs from our label’s homepage by using this link: click

So have a nice time and enjoy the forthcoming days! Cheers!

Tour March 2013 with Agrypnie & Heretoir December, 3rd 2012

We’re proud to be part of the “Aetas Cineris” tour in March 2013 together with our friends Agrypnie and Heretoir!

01.03.13 GER, Siegen, Vortex Club
02.03.13 GER, Oberhausen, Helvete
03.03.13 GER, Hamburg, Bambi Galore
04.03.13 GER, Berlin, Magnet
05.03.13 GER, Mainz, Kulturcafé
06.03.13 GER, Leipzig, Moritzbastei
07.03.13 AUT, Wien, Viper Room
08.03.13 GER, Stuttgart, Club Zentral
09.03.13 GER, Ingolstadt, Ohrakel
10.03.13 CH, Zürich, Werk 21

New singer / collab with Ibanez Guitars November, 22nd 2012

Since the departure of Tobias we rehearsed a lot as a 4-piece and we came to the conclusion that it works out pretty well this way. So we decided to stay within this very lineup and from now on I, Nikita, will take over the vocal part beside guitars. We are working hard on the new live set and we’ll be back on stage in the beginning of 2013. Of course we’re also still playing Ragnarök Festival on April 5/6 2013 which we’re really looking forward to, plus more shows and festivals will be announced soon!

The current lineup is:

Nikita K. – Guitars, Vocals
Tobias S. – Drums
Sascha R. – Live-Guitars
Giuliano B. – Live-Bass

Furthermore we’re happy to announce the collaboration with Ibanez Guitars/Meinl distribution. Nice guitars and basses, check them out!

Tobias J. leaves the band October, 8th 2012

We’re sorry to inform you that our singer Tobias decided to leave the band. The shows of our recent tour were the last ones with him and we want to thank him for being part of the band over the past years. We parted ways as friends and we wish him all the best for the future. He has been feeling that his time as the singer for Der Weg einer Freiheit is now over, but we want to let you know that this won’t effect our further way and we’re currently discussing options how to go on without Tobias. We’re also working on new shows/tours and of course new music. We will let you know as soon as we have news!

Tour September 2012 August, 25th 2012

Finally here are the dates for our upcoming tour in late September:

20.09. GER, Hamburg Reeperbahnfestival Metal-Dayz, Marx
24.09. GER, München, Backstage
25.09. AUT, Salzburg, Heavy Rotation
26.09. GER, Leipzig, 4 Rooms
27.09. GER, Berlin, Cassiopeia
28.09. GER, Erlangen, Pacelli Haus
29.09. GER, Karlsruhe, New Noise Herbstfest, Schlachthof
30.09. AUT, Lustenau, CFY

We hope to see many of you there, so please share and spread the word! Thanks!

Merchstore update and new shirt/zipper design August, 10th 2012

We’ve updated our merchstore with new pictures and added a new t-shirt and zipper designed by Kevin G. Yuen aka Viraloptic!
Check out his work here:

Order here: click
or contact us at

We’ll be back on stage in September, updates will follow soon.

Thanks and have a nice Spätsommer!

‘Lichtmensch’ live video July, 11th 2012

Watch here a live video shot with only one (!) camera during our show at Conne Island Leipzig last April. It features the orignal song ‘Lichtmensch’ from our new album, feel free to share and repost this video!
Thanks to our dedicated fan Emanuel for this huge effort!

Full album stream June, 21st 2012

Metal Hammer online offers you a full stream of ‘Unstille’!
Listen to it here: click
It will be online one whole week until the release on June 29th. Let us know what you think!

New shows with TBDM / Preorder Bundles June, 12th 2012

We’re very happy to announce two new shows in support of The Black Dahlia Murder and Darkest Hour on the following dates:

2.8.12 Underground Köln
7.8.12 Backstage München

Check our live-section for more shows and festvals!

Impericon and EMP have a special ‘Unstille’ CD + T-Shirt bundle available. Get yours here:

Preorder start May, 31st 2012

Preorders for ‘Unstille’ are online now!

The following editions are available:
– standard jewel-case CD
– boxset including CD + bonus 7″ (limited to 250 copies)
– gatefold LP on blue/transparent vinyl + bonus 7″ (limited to 250 copies)
– gatefold LP on white vinyl

Visit our shop at Big Cartel or head to Green Hell to order your copy now!
There are a bunch of new shirts available at our shop which are all on sale for only 8,- € during the whole preorder period until June 29th. Note that we have only 50 copies of the limited blue/transparent LP + 7″ in stock, the rest will only be available through Green Hell!

Worldwide shipping!

See here a first impression of the ‘Unstille’ CD boxset:

First new song online May, 16th 2012

Listen here to the first new song ‘Zeichen’ in its entirety of over 12 minutes. The song will be free for download until Sunday 20th so don’t miss this chance, take your time and listen LOUDLY!

Mille Petrozza/Kreator about UNSTILLE May, 10th 2012

Some words about ‘Unstille’ by German metal-veteran Mille Petrozza/Kreator at Spiegel Online: click

Album teaser video May, 3rd 2012

Check out this new teaser video with the first audio sample of ‘Unstille’! Stay tuned for more new material coming very very soon!

Preorder information & available editions April, 19th 2012

Preorders for ‘Unstille’ will start on May 31st 2012 at our shop as well as at Green Hell. The following editions will be available:

– standard jewel-case CD
– boxset including CD + bonus 7″ (limited to 250 copies)
– gatefold LP on transparent vinyl + bonus 7″ (limited to 250 copies)
– gatefold LP on white vinyl

The bonus 7″ features two yet unreleased songs from the older days.

Studio report/video April, 12th 2012

The nice folks at just put up a studio report including a video and some pictures of our recent recording sessions. Just follow the link to get there!

Album title, cover artwork, tracklisting, releasedate April, 5th 2012

We’re happy to finally reveal the title and tracklisting for the upcoming album:


1. Zeichen
2. Lichtmensch
3. Nachtsam
4. Zu Grunde
5. Vergängnis
6. Zerfall

‘Unstille’ features six songs with a total playtime of about 45 minutes. It will be released on June 29th 2012 on Viva Hate Records.
Available editions and pre-order information will follow soon!

To celebrate its release we will play a special open air release-show on June 30th at the TNT-Fest which will take place at the Kilianeum in our hometown of Würzburg together with Nocte Obducta, Arafel and many more!
Check our live-section for more dates.

Last but not least we will have a nice surprise for you next week, so stay tuned!

Mastering done March, 29th 2012

After exactly 39 days of recording and mixing we’ve finally finished the album master which will leave for the pressing plant shortly. We’re completely stoked about the result and can’t wait to let you hear the first tunes!

For the nostalgic ones of you there’s a nice t-shirt based on the cover artwork of the debut. Thanks to the guy(s) at TPE Merchandise!
Visit their shop or just click the image below to order.

Mix almost finished / new shirt in stock March, 22nd 2012

Last week we’ve finished the recordings with the last bit of the vocals and currently we’re going through the final stages mixing the new album. Everything has been working smooth so far, the new songs sound huge and the artwork is almost done. Expect a late June release, more news on this in the next few weeks.

There is a new shirt design ‘Lichtmensch’ available at our online store, just hit the link and have a look. Thanks to 1000 Raben for the great work!
Also check the Green Hell Store for merchandise, such as the last copies of the limited ‘Tree’ zipper and last year’s ‘Agonie’ shirt.

Besides we’ve uploaded a new promo-shot in the about-section.

Last but not least we want to remind you of the two upcoming shows where we will also perform a brandnew and never-heard-before song off the new album exclusively! Don’t miss it and support all the bands playing!

7.4.12 Conne Island Leipzig (info)
8.4.12 Dark Easter Metal Meeting @ Backstage München (info)

Album update February, 15th 2012

We’ll start tracking our new album next week in our hometown of Würzburg/Bavaria. We’re really looking forward to this event as we’re recording and producing all of the new songs by ourselves. Tons of hard work but also plenty of good time is lying ahead!
Of course we will keep you updated what’s going on here, so keep your eyes and ears open!

Here’s a short video from our last rehearsals we had 2 weeks ago which shows an excerpt of one of the new songs.
Low quality – but we hope you enjoy!

Limited ‘Tree’ Zipper available January, 11th 2012

A new limited ‘Tree’ Zipper is now available through our online-store!
It is limited to 100 pieces only and quite a few are already gone, so better be quick!

Besides we have the ‘Agonie’ silkscreen print on sale for only 5€!

Worldwide shipping!

(click for larger view)

New album & summer festivals 2012 December, 20th 2011

Good news! We have finished songwriting for a new full-length and we will enter the studio in February to record the whole thing. It is scheduled to be released in June/July 2012 and of course we will keep you updated on anything related.

We’re also happy to announce the first summer festivals for next year:

27.7.12 Eisenwahn Open Air (Obersinn GER)
28.7.12 Baden in Blut Open Air (Lörrach GER)

New live dates 2012 November, 21st 2011

We are back on the road for three dates early 2012 together with Arroganz!

5.1.12 @ 11er Frankfurt am Main (Info/Tickets)
6.1.12 @ Cassiopeia Berlin (Info/Tickets)
7.1.12 @ Kesselhaus Singwitz (Info/Tickets)

These will be most likely the only shows until summer 2012 and we’ll be playing an extended set.

Besides we’re working very hard on the new album, so prepare for some exciting news within the next few weeks!

Logo patches available October, 13th 2011

As many of you have been asking for patches, here we go:

The first ever DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT patch is now available at our online-store. Just click the image above to order!

We also have the last few shirts of the ‘Agonie’ design on sale for 5,- € (only size S)!

Worldwide shipping!

Stage times / Signing Session August, 14th 2011

We just came back from our final rehearsals before Summer Breeze and Barther Metal Open Air next week!
We will be on stage on

Thursday, August 18th 16:50 @ Summer Breeze (party tent)
Saturday, August 20th 16:30 @ Barther Metal Open Air

We’ll also have a signing session at Summer Breeze presented by on Thursday 19:00 – 19:45. Come say hello and have some beers with us!

For all infos around the festivals check:

See you!

Another new Song August, 4th 2011

As our live-appearances at Summer Breeze and Barther Metal Open Air are coming closer we would like to present you another new song off our EP!
It’s entitled ‘Ingrimm’ and you can listen to it below or in our Releases-section. Enjoy!

Of course you’re still able to purchase ‘Agonie’ as limited CD digipak or vinyl editions at our shop and various other locations.

iTunes / more live dates July, 19th 2011

For the digital ones of you: ‘Agonie’ and our selftitled debut is now up for download at Apple iTunes store: click

We have announced two new shows on 23rd and 24th September. The first one will be a special night dedicated to Daniel Zink, the organizer of the show in Adelsheim last May. He deceased a few weeks ago.
Rest in peace!

‘Agonie’ out now! July, 1st 2011

‘Agonie’ is out now! We’re really excited that the first 100 copies on red/gold vinyl are sold-out within only two weeks! So there are no more left in our own shop as well as at Green Hell. However, you can still purchase the limited 400 version on yellow/black vinyl. So thanks to everyone who picked up a copy, we appreciate your support!

Of course we will play some of the new songs at the upcoming festivals and shows. Check our live section for the dates.
See you there!

Fullstream online June, 28th 2011

As promised we have uploaded the whole new EP here for free streaming! It will be online until next Tuesday, July 5th!

Thanks to everyone who picked up ‘Agonie’ so far! Of course you’re still able to preorder your copy at various places.

Silkscreen prints June, 21st 2011

We have two brandnew posters in stock now!
They’re high-quality handmade silkscreen prints on heavy paper/carton and are strictly limited. Below you can see pictures of the ‘Agonie’ poster designed, produced and handnumbered by Andrew Crawshaw / Broken Press, USA who also made the artwork for the CD- and vinyl-editions of ‘Agonie’. The other ‘Tree’ poster should be quite familiar to you as it shows our first T-shirt design made by mighty Thorny Thoughts Artwork.

(click for larger view)

You can get the prints at our official online-shop.

Next Tuesday we will be streaming the whole EP here until release on Friday, July 1st!

Preorder start June, 14th 2011

‘Agonie’ is now up for preorder! Visit our new band-shop and pick up your copy!
Consider we have only 25 of the limited 100 red/gold vinyl edition of ‘Agonie’ in our shop, so be quick! The other copies are ONLY available through Green Hell.

Besides, the guys at Green Hell and Black Ape offer you two exclusive CD/vinyl + shirt bundles for preorder:

CD/vinyl + longsleeve @ Greenhell
CD + T-shirt @ Black Ape

…and stay tuned for another surprise coming next week!

New Song “Der stille Fluss” online / Preorder info June, 7th 2011

So finally here is the first new song ‘Der stille Fluss’ off our new record:

It is the opener and one of the two longer songs of the EP, so we think you will get quite a good impression on the new sound. Enjoy!

‘Agonie’ will be available as limited digipak CD (2000 copies) and limited vinyl editions (100/400 copies). Worldwide preorders through the official band-shop will start next Tuesday on June, 14th and we will have some exclusive ‘Agonie’ T-shirt bundles up at Green Hell, Black Ape and our own shop.

Official website launched / NEW EP ‘Agonie’ May, 24th 2011

This is the official web realm of Der Weg einer Freiheit. You can find all information regarding the band, releases and contact here.

As previously announced we’ll have a new EP coming this summer! It is entitled ‘Agonie’ and will be released by Viva Hate Records on July 1st. There will be some special pre-order packages and a new online-shop to be announced soon!
Check the Releases-section for cover-artwork and tracklist.

With these news, however, we also have to inform you that our drummer Christian had to leave us shortly after the recordings to ‘Agonie’ because of major time problems with his studies, job and other projects. We wish him nothing but the best, of course!
Though, we have found a new man behind the drums quite quickly: his name is Tobias S. and he will play the upcoming summer festivals with us.

The first new song off the EP and further information coming within the next two weeks!