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Official video for Hurtmachine (Filmed, edited and directed by Milena Kancheva)

The Leaving performing Zatokrev song "Rodeo With Snakes" with

Serafyn and Manuel Gagneux at Kaserne Basel 13.12.2017

The Leaving - The Ghost (Trevor Something cover) 

Recorded on Nov. 20th 2021 at Black Art Audio Studio

Video for Pulse


The Leaving started in 2010 as an acoustic solo project under the name Fredy Rotten. Behind the name is Frederyk Rotter, who is also known as the front man of the metal band Zatokrev. In contrast to Zatokrev, whose sound comes along as a huge noise-doom steamroller, The Leaving is more reminiscent of a quietly babbling brook in the dark of a quiet forest.


The first album of the singer-songwriter project at the time was titled "Even If We Sleep" and was released in 2010. In the years that followed, Rotter played countless concerts all over Europe and continued to work on new song material, for which he was able to win over numerous musicians for collaborations. In 2016 the project was finally renamed The Leaving and the album “Faces” was released on the artist's own label Czar Of Crickets Productions. 


In the years that followed, Rotter wrote new song material and found musicians in Ines Brodbeck, Eric Gut, Raffaela Dieu and Sandro Corbat to interpret it. For the first time, The Leaving had a full line-up as a permanent band. The new combo is currently working on a new album.

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The Leaving & Noah Landis play The Mountain at Amplifest 2016

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