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Below is our complete Dark Design 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 Design Splits With Guitarist

Raleigh, NC outfit Dark Design has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:

"We have a big announcement to make for 2014. After 5 years of making music and bringing the band to where we are today, our friend and bro Mike Joyner has decided to leave the band to pursue other endeavors. We wish Mike all the best for the future and welcome him to jump on stage with us at anytime.

"On that note we would like to welcome to the band, Mr. Jim Griffin. Jim has jumped in and learned most of the songs in a very short period of time. Also thanks to Mike for working with Jim to learn the tunes.

"We look forward to working with Jim and seeing what new dimensions he will bring to the band. Happy 2014 to everyone and we will see you on the road!" More...

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Dark Design Steaming New Album

"Prey for the Future," the debut album from Raleigh, NC technical power thrashers Dark Design, is now available worldwide through Heaven and Hell Records. The album, which was the featured release of the day yesterday on Metal Express Radio, is streaming below in its entirety or over on Heaven and Hell's bandcamp page. "Prey for the Future" was recorded earlier this year by John E Wooten (Widow U.S) and mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Studios.

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New Heaven And Hell Sampler Available

A new Heaven and Hell sampler titled "Over the Top" is now available for download courtesy of the label at this location. Below is the listing of the 21 tracks from each of the artists on the label, plus you get a sneak peek at their upcoming releases.

1.Dark Design- No Death
2.Witches Mark- Cauldron Boron
3.The Reticent- Enemy
4.False Prophet- Holy Deception
5.Eugenic Death- Medication Time
6.Dogbane- Fire and Brimstone
7.Overlorde S.R.- Keeper of the Flame
8.Blacksmith- The Beast
9.Ancient Creation- Apocalypse
10.Seventh Calling- Paid in Blood
11.M-16- Shot Down
12.Demontuary- Days of Infernal Insanity
13.Hellrazor- Darker Days
14.Ritual- Dark Star
15.Praetorius- Pirates of the West
16.Core Device- Trail the Vein
17.Overlord- White Witch
18.Twisted Tower Dire- A Dangerous Meeting
19.Thunderstick- Afraid of the Dark
20.Natu Sabverata- Godless State of Mind
21.ESP- Take ‘em Alive

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Dark Design Posts Debut Album Preview Clip

U.S. power thrash act Dark Design posted a preview clip from the upcoming debut LP "Prey For the Future." The album drops in September via Heaven and Hell Records.

Since early 2010 the band Dark Design, comprised of members Ray Lewis (guitar), Mike Joyner (guitar), Andrew Bertrand (vocals), and rhythm section Matt (bass) and Robbie Mercer (drums), have built a strong fan base in their local metal scene. The technical prowess and progressive song structuring have often been compared to that of Death, Toxik, and Anacrusis. As buzz of the band began to grow they were requested to play the 2012 Warriors of Metal Festival in Ohio. Meanwhile the band was working on their debut album. Finally, the album recorded by John E Wooten (Widow U.S) and mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Studios is ready for release.

The track list is as follows:

1. In Medias Res
2. Dark Design
3. No Death
4. Abiding Contempt
5. Welcome To You're Doom
6. Dragonmount
7. Meditations
8. Spice World
9. Dust In The Wind

Check out the preview here: More...

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Dark Design Signs To Heaven & Hell Records

Thrash band Dark Design from Raleigh, North Carolina has recently signed with Heaven & Hell Records for the release of its debut, "Prey for the Future." Since early 2010 Dark Design, comprised of members Ray Lewis (guitar), Mike Joyner (guitar), Andrew Bertrand (vocals), and rhythm section Matt (bass) and Robbie Mercer (drums), have built a strong fan base in their local metal scene.

They played the 2012 Warriors of Metal Festival in Ohio while in the process of working on the debut album. The band is currently finishing up the recording with John E. Wooten (Widow U.S) and is now in the final mix down. Mastering is set to be done by Jamie King at The Basement Studios, with release set for late summer or early fall. Check out three tracks that Dark Design has been streaming over at reverbnation below in the player.


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Warriors Of Metal Fest Posts Bands And Times

The Warriors of Metal Fest V Open Air, which will take place on Friday June 29th and Saturday June 30th at the Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, OH (located about 20 minutes east of Columbus), has officially announced the band order and set times for this weekend's event. Additionally, there will be a pre-fest showcase on Thursday the 28th The Shrunken Head Rock Club at 251 West 5th Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. Doors for the showcase are at 7:00 and the first band takes the stage at 8:00. The lineup for the pre-fest showcase is as follows, with a promo streaming below:

Thursday, June 28th

08:00 - 08:35 - METEORFALL
08:50 - 09:25 - KLNZR
09:40 - 10:15 - A.O.D.
10:30 - 11:10 - SKULL HAMMER
11:25 - 12:20 - RAVAGE
12:35 - 01:15 - ZUUL
01:30 - 02:10 - SEAX

Band order and set times for the Warriors of Metal Fest V Open Air:

Friday, June 29, 2012

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm - BORROWED TIME
12:55 pm - 01:35 pm - FIERCE ATMOSPHERES
01:50 pm - 02:30 pm - THORHAMMER
02:45 pm - 03:25 pm - POSSESSOR
03:40 pm -04:20 pm - DEGRADATION
04:35 pm -05:15 pm - MACHINAGE
05:30 pm - 06:20 pm - POWER THEORY (CD Release Performance)
06:35 pm -07:35 pm - TWISTED TOWER DIRE
07:50 pm -08:50 pm - EXXPLORER
09:05 pm -10:05 pm - MYSTIC-FORCE
10:20 pm - Midnight - MANILLA ROAD More...

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