Dark Essence Records is proud to announce the second album from Ukranian Death Metal legends Rattenfänger, whose lineup is comprised of musicians from bands such as Drudkh, Blood of Kingu, Hate Forest and Dark Ages, Seven years after the debut “Epistolae Obscurorum Virorum”, the new album “Geisslerlieder”is a masterpiece of old-school death metal – Seven epic tracks of brutal Death Metal in it’s finest form. Rattenfänger’s sound is pitch black and bone crushingly brutaland devastating. Inevitably there will be nuances from the members’ other projects, and comparisons can also be made with bands such as Celtic Frost, early Darkthrone, Asphyx, Winter, Bolt Thrower and Nihilist amongst others - but Rattenfänger is the epitome of old-school Death Metal, with their own, very distinctive, sound. The name Rattenfänger is taken from the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin (Rattenfänger von Hameln), who was hired by the townsfolk of Hameln, Germany to rid the town of the rats that had overrun it. Unfortunately he is deceived and cheated of his payment, and he exacts a dreadful revenge on the citizens. As on the previous album, all the lyrics are in Latin, written in style of medieval poets, thinkers and troubadours/minstrels.