2024 marks a significant milestone for Dutch melodic doom/death band Officium Triste. Originating from Rotterdam, the six-piece ensemble celebrates their 30th anniversary this year. Their seventh studio album is set to be released in 2024 through Transcending Obscurity Records, based in India.
Throughout their three-decade journey, Officium Triste has experienced various lineup changes while staying true to their core message: crafting melodic doom/death metal influenced by bands like Paradise Lost, Anathema, My Dying Bride, Celestial Season, Type O Negative, and Katatonia. Unswayed by trends, they rely on their own artistic vision and progress at their own deliberate pace—a slow one, at that.
In live performances, Officium Triste proves their mettle, spanning from Malta to Moscow. Whether headlining shows or supporting renowned acts such as Candlemass or Anathema, they consistently deliver powerful performances that resonate with audiences worldwide.