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Formed: 2006
From: Reggio Emilia, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Darkend News

Below is our complete Darkend 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.

Blastfest 2017 Announces 14 More Bands

It's just over eight months until one of the highlights of the metal festival calendar is upon us once again... Blastfest!

The festival is held in Norway's Bergen, a city steeped in metal culture and famed for its natural beauty with its location between seven mountains and seven fjords. Blastfest takes place right in the heart of winter on 22nd - 25th February, 2017.

Now on the lead up to its fourth incarnation, acts such as Devin Townsend Project, Dying Fetus and Hell have already been announced. Today 14 more groups are confirmed, with the current linup as follows:

Devin Townsend Project / Dying Fetus / Between The Buried & Me / Hell / Peste Noire / Memoriam / Batushka / Akercocke / Ajattara / Horna / Benighted / Hour Of Penance / Angelcorpse / The Monolith Deathcult / Hatesphere / Misþyrming / Zhrine / Trident / Emptiness / IXXI / Regarde Les Hommes Tomber / Lucifers Child / Deluge / Auðn / Nordjevel / Darkend / Beneath / Avslut / Doomas / Aspherium / Ade / Plus More TBA More...

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Darkend Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Italian horror black metal outfit Darkend premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "The Canticle Of Shadows", which will be out in stores next Monday 25 April via Non Serviam Records.

Check out now "The Canticle Of Shadows" in its entirety below.

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Darkend Announce New Album

Italian symphonic black metal act Darkend has completed the recordings for the group's third album, which will be entitled "The Canticle Of Shadows."

The album was mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance). The first pressing will be a limited edition, which will containing bonus tracks and some additional artwork. "The Canticle Of Shadows" feature guest performances by "some of the pillars of the old metal scene."

The details of the guest stars along with the release date will be revealed on another date. The cover artwork is shown below and the track list is as follows:

1. Clavicula Salomonis
2. Of The Defunct
3. A Precipice Towards Abyssal Caves (Inmost Chasm, I)
4. Il Velo Delle Ombre
5. A Passage Through Abysmal Caverns (Inmost Chasm, II)
6. Sealed In Black Moon And Saturn
7. Congressus Cum Dæmone More...

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Darkend Parts With Keyboardist

Darkend just released this statement online about splitting with keyboardist Antarktica:

"We would like to announce that we are parting ways with our keyboard player: the split has been friendly and we really wish the best for Antarktica and his future project.

"What a ride it has been! More news about our future line-up will be released soon, keep your eyes wide open, warloks and witches!"

The band also recently released a cover track provided for a Paradise Lost tribute album. Check out Darkend's version of "Colossal Rains" over here. More...

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Darkend Streaming Paradise Lost Cover

Italian extreme ritual metallers Darkend today reveal their participation in a Paradise Lost tribute album with a new arranged rendition of “Colossal Rains,” taken from the 1993 album "Icon." Give it a listen below courtesy of the Darkend Bandcamp page.

Additionally, Darkend is well into the recording process for a new album, set to be released later this year and featuring guest performances by some of the pillars of the old school black metal scene. More...

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Darkend Recording Nokturnal Mortum Tribute

Darkend recently issued the following brief announcement online about recording for an upcoming Nokturnal Mortum tribute:

"Just before entering the studio for the new album, Darkend has been chosen to be part of the official Nokturnal Mortum tribute album. So... let's do this first, in honour of these legendary lunar poets from the Ukraine!"

The band has now also issued this follow-up about working a former Nokturm Mortum member: "We are proud to announce that Saturious, former Nokturnal Mortum composer and multi-instrumentalist, will be part of Darkend for the recordings of our 'Forgotten Ages Of Victories,' directing all the orchestral parts. We are truly engraving a fragment of the old, legendary times." More...

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Darkend To Play Steelfest 2013

After closing the year with a performance at Germany's Satans Convention alongside Taake and Inquisition, Italian obscure horror metallers Darkend have just been confirmed for the Steelfest Open Air 2013.

The extreme metal festival will take place in Hyvinkää, Finland on May 24th - 25th featuring Mayhem, Sodom, Destruction, Belphegor, Tsjuder, and more.

Further details can be found at the festival's Facebook profile here. You can also check out footage of Darkend performing below. More...

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Dark End Performance Footage Available

Italy's Dark End recently wrapped up a run of European tour dates that saw the band performing with the likes of Cradle of Filth and Rotting Christ. Now footage has made its way online of Darkend performing live at Club "Bingo" in Kiev, Ukraine.

Check out the footage below, or listen to the full song "Bleakness: Of Secrecy, Haste And Shattered Crystals" off the "Grand Guignol - Book I" album at this location.

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Darkend Announces New Live Shows

Italian act Darkend has just been confirmed for Satan's Convention 2012 with Naglfar, Taake,
Angantyr, Inquisition and many others. The festival will take place in Halle 101, Speyer – Germany, on December 29th.

Meanwhile, Darkend is to set sail for a European tour alongside Cradle Of Filth, God Seed, and Rotting Christ in support of latest album "Grand Guignol – Book I," released earlier this year. The band's upcoming tour dates are:

07 NOV - (NL) Haarlem, Patronaat
08 NOV - (NL) Leeuwarden, Romein
09 NOV - (DE) Osnabruck, Hyde Park
10 NOV - (DK) Aarhus, Train
12 NOV - (SE) Gothenburg, Tradgarn
13 NOV - (SE) Stockholm, Klubben
15 NOV - (FI) Tampere, Klubi
16 NOV - (FI) Helsinki, Nosturi
17 NOV - TBA
19 NOV - TBA
20 NOV - (UA) Kiev, Bingo
22 NOV - (PL) Warsaw, Progressja
23 NOV - (PL) Kracow, Kwadrat
24 NOV - (CZ) Zlin, Winter Masters Of Rock
26 NOV - (IT) Bologna, Estragon
27 NOV - (IT) Milan, Magazzini Generali

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Marduk And Vader Announce New Tour Dates

Kataklysm, Marduk, Vader, Gods Tower, and Dark End will be embarking on the "Flaming Arts Anniversary" tour this coming May. The currently announced shows are as follows:

11.05 – Irkutsk “Megapolis”
13.05 – Krasnojarsk “DK Kraza”
14.05 – Novosibirsk “Rock City”
16.05 – Ekaterinburg “Tele Club”
17.05 – Magnitogorsk “Universal”
18.05 – Ufa “Agava”
20.05 – Moscow “KKZ Moscow”
21.05 – Voronezh “Tarantul”
22.05 – Minsk “Re:Public More...

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Dark End Streaming New Track

After previously posting the track "Decrepitude: One Last Laugh Beside Your Agonies" online, symphonic horror metal act Dark End has now released another new song from the band's new album "Grand Guignol - Book I." The track "Bleakness: Of Secrecy, Haste And Shattered Crystals" is available for streaming through the player below.

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Dark End Streaming New Song

Symphonic horror metal act Dark End has posted the song "Decrepitude: One Last Laugh Beside Your Agonies" online for streaming. You can give the song a listen in the player below. The track is taken from the newly released album "Grand Guignol - Book I."

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Dark End Reveals New Album Artwork

Symphonic horror metal band Dark End has announced that "Grand Guignol - Book I" will be out at the end of the month, first in a special limited edition version of only 500 copies. Full details of this first press will be announced shortly.

The cover artwork for the album can now also be viewed below. To hear Dark End's music, head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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"Lux Mundi" Tour Support Acts Announced

After it was recently revealed that Six Reasons To Kill will be joining the upcoming "Lux Mundi" European tour with Samael and Keep of Kalessin, more opening bands have since been announced.

Also appearing as supporting acts on various legs of the "Lux Mundi" tour will be In Vain, Dark End, Minkus, Noctem, and Dead Shape Figure. The promotional poster featuring the dates that each band will support Samael and Keep of Kalessin can be found below.

Finland's Dead Shape Figure also recently appeared on Metalunderground.com's Peter Steele tribute album by offering a cover of the Type O Negative track "Dead Again," with full details available here. More...

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