Décembre Noir is a Death/Doom Metal Band from Germany that was founded in Erfurt/Thuringia in 2008. Starting as a project, Décembre Noir became a full working band in 2011. After several concerts had been played, various demo tapes had been recorded and some lineup changes have taken place the first album “A Discouraged Believer” was produced by Project Mayhem (Alexander Dietz – Heaven Shall Burn und Eike Freese – Dark Age) and finally released by F.D.A. Records in 2014.
Then the first music video for the title track “A Discouraged Believer” was shot. And after several club shows and small festivals videos for “The Forsaken Earth”, “Resurrection” and “Décembre Noir” were made.
In summer 2015 the pre-production of the second studio album “Forsaken Earth” was finished and was once more produced by Alexander Dietz und Eike Freese and released in late summer 2016 by F.D.A. Records. This second album was much more successful than the first one and was met with very positive reviews from the critics. Music videos for “Small. Town. Depression” and “In This Greenhouse Of Loneliness And Clouds” were turned into a music video. A lot more live concerts both in clubs and on festivals were played while already working on their third album.
“Autumn Kings” – the third and current album was once again produced by Project Mayhem but this time released by Lifeforce Records in 2018. Videos for the singles “Barricades” and “Dress.Code.Black” followed. The album was highly reviewed by the press and so Décembre Noir has been playing concerts all over Europe since then.
Lars Dotzauer – Gesang
Sebastian Görlach – Guitar
Martin Ortlepp – Guitar
Stephan Hünniger – Bass
Kevin Kleinschmidt – Drums