Three years have passed since the release of the third album 'Galeere'. To Eïs
, it was a period of vital changes. Not only did the band have to suffer an enforced name change from Geïst to Eïs
in 2010; at the end of 2011 the musicians also parted company. Vocalist Cypher D. Rex and both guitarists Hedrykk and Zyan left the band to spend their time on their own projects.
'Wetterkreuz' is a sort of transposition of this time of change. The five tracks are clearly influenced by Scandinavian Black Metal of the mid-Nineties, something that isn't only apparent in main song-writer Alboin's style of composing and arranging. Also in terms of production, the band and producer Markus Stock (Empyrium, The Vision Bleak etc.) have consciously decided against an over-indulgence in modern studio techniques in order to give "Wetterkreuz" a forceful, yet raw, piercingly cold, and natural sound.