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Dark Spectrum

From: Chicago, IL, United States
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Below is our complete Dark Spectrum news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Dark Spectrum Offering Album As Free Download

"Whisper," the new album from Chicago metallers Dark Spectrum, has been available as a free
download online. The CD was recorded at Apothica Studios in Batavia, Illinois. Joe Tiberi of Mechina once again handled production and recording duties, as well as the mixing and mastering. You can download "Whisper" by clicking here.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Whisper
2. The Soil Is Shour
3. Perplexed In Chaos
4. Sociopath
5. Blood Of The Lambs

Commented Dark Spectrum bassist Thatcher Markham: "The plan was to put this on our Reverb Nation page for download as well but they want money for that and I see no reason to pay money just to give away our songs for free...

"But here it is, Pirate Bay has it, MegaUpload has it. Download it, check it out, hopefully enjoy it and pass it around, burn it, whatever. You may have never heard of us before, we may not have ever had the record deal with a label or been able to really tour, but none of that matters now. The production, mix, mastering, and especially the quality of the song writing, they easily stand against any band on any label that we listen to and admire. I truly believe that, as do the rest of us.

Commented drummer Nick Whitmore: "Making Whisper was one of the most enlightening experiences in my life. The music speaks for itself, it's a real power coming into it's own sound and displaying a message that makes it, in my mind, a one of a kind work of art. DARK SPECTRUM was a journey of great success in my opinion, the release of this album the final proof. In my parting words of Whisper and DARK SPECTRUM; please listen to our album as a one time experience into a world that was built and and destroyed, so like the theme Whisper in itself was written about."

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Dark Spectrum Streaming Entire "Whisper" Release

"Whisper," the new album from Chicago metallers Dark Spectrum, is now available for streaming in full at the band's official YouTube page here. The CD was recorded at Apothica Studios in Batavia, Illinois. Joe Tiberi of Mechina once again handled production and recording duties, as well as the mixing and mastering.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Whisper
2. The Soil Is Shour
3. Perplexed In Chaos
4. Sociopath
5. Blood Of The Lambs

Commented Dark Spectrum bassist Thatcher Markham: "The Whisper album has been played in full at most of our shows in 2011, but aside from the listening party we had for it at The Exit, this is the first time people can really hear the songs the way they were meant to be heard with the keyboards, chants, and especially the harmonies Dennis recorded for his solos. I always liked that fact just so that you get two different experiences, the live performances being kept very straight forward, and then you hear the album and have a totally new experience and feel of it.

"From the Hypocrisy inspired keyboards in Blood Of The Lambs to the Bulgarian chant in the middle of Whisper, I truly feel every note has a place and reason on this album. The magic that went down in that studio from the second we heard the Bulgarian chant in Whisper, it was so powerful and added so much to the song in a short period of time, its just too much and too unbelievable to me still.

"To anyone that hears this, I hope you enjoy it and thank you for checking it out."

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Dark Spectrum To Release "Whisper" As Download

"Whisper," the new album from Chicago metallers Dark Spectrum, will be released for free download on November 22nd via Bit Torrent and the band's official Reverb Nation page. The CD was recorded at Apothica Studios in Batavia, Illinois. Joe Tiberi of Mechina once again handled production and recording duties, as well as the mixing and mastering.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Whisper
2. The Soil Is Shour
3. Perplexed In Chaos
4. Sociopath
5. Blood Of The Lambs

Commented Dark Spectrum bassist Thatcher Markham: "We had a full blown concept for an album cover but it had to be scrapped for two reasons, contractual obligations and money. We disbanded and wanted to release the album for free but the fact that we weren't going to sell it went against the contract signed with the artist. So what you see, this isn't what it was meant to be, but it serves its purpose. Fitting that this was the last photo ever taken of us as a band.

"All the time, effort, work, heart, and soul, to just let these songs disappear and fade away without a release of any sort is just completely unacceptable to us. Even though we will probably never be a band again the four of us are extremely proud of what we wrote and recorded. At this point its just about getting the music out there for free to anyone that wants it and about closure and solace for us. More...

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More Dark Spectrum Live Clips Available

Footage of Chicago metallers Dark Spectrum performing two songs at The Beat Kitchen in Chicago has been posted online and can be found below. "The Fifth Column" comes off 2008's "Netherstate" and "Blood of the Lamb" is from the band's upcoming album "Whisper."

Dark Spectrum also recently released a video for the single "Perplexed in Chaos," which can be found at this location.

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Dark Spectrum Performance Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of Chicago metallers Dark Spectrum performing the tracks "Whisper" and "Sociopath," which can both be viewed below. The performance took place on April 2nd, 2011 at The Beat Kitchen in Chicago.

Dark Spectrum also recently released a video for the single "Perplexed in Chaos." The video clip can be viewed at this location.

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Dark Spectrum Posts "Perplexed In Chaos" Video

"Perplexed in Chaos," the new video from Chicago metallers Dark Specturm, has been posted online and can be viewed below. The video was filmed in April and directed by Mike Doucet. Dark Specturm bassist Thatcher Markham also commented on the clip:

"Making the video was a grueling, 13 hour ordeal that left all of us exhausted, but the time couldn't have gone towards a better cause. Mike did a great job shooting and putting the video together, it has completely and totally exceeded any expectations we had when we started.

"The concept of the video is a man believing himself to be the antichrist having visions of two demonic beings breaking him out of an insane asylum. The little girls are actually our lead guitarist's twin daughters and were perfect for that dark, creepy feel and as a nod towards The Shining. Thanks for checking this out, we hope you enjoy it."

The "Perplexed in Chaos" video comes off Dark Spectrum's new album "Whisper" and was recorded at Apothica Studios. Joe Tiberi of Mechina once again handled production and recording duties, as well as the mixing and mastering.

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Death Angel Summons The Angel of Death In Chicago

See what I did there? Clever stuff, eh? Anyway, Death Angel is out doing a club tour across North America to support their newest studio full length, “Relentless Retribution,” supported by Lazarus A.D., Bonded by Blood, Early Man and Hexen. They stopped by Chicago on February 9, and already had a couple strikes against them before they even took the stage. But more on that later. Lazarus A.D. was supposed to be second on the bill but had van problems and didn’t make it to Chicago; an obvious bummer all around for obvious reasons, and it especially sucked for your correspondent, since I love me some Lazarus A.D. Hexen and Early Man were also replaced by a couple local Chicago bands. Enough preamble, let’s talk about what actually happened. More...

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