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Darkside

Formed: 1991
From: Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Darkside News

Below is our complete Darkside 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.

Darkside Announces New Lineup

Austria's Darkside has issued the following announcement about a new lineup and working on a 20th anniversary album:

"Great news from the Darkside camp this month. The band is forming in great shape and has a totally new, amazing line-up. Austria's longest active death metal band is currently concentrating on putting together the song list for their upcoming 20 year anniversary album 'XX-Deca(y)ed – Throne of the Deathgod.'

"Darkside's line-up is completing, featuring the exiting talents of Bernd Brodträger on guitars, a young guitar hero from Darkside's hometown Wiener Neustadt, who is involved in projects such as Bled Dry, Pereat and Vienna´s melodic deathers Devanic, Janos Murri, extraordinary Italian guitar wizard from the ranks of Demolition and Priority and Andrea Rabuini on drums, formerly of Infernal Poetry and Ephel Duath. Vocals are being handled by Wolf. The band is still looking for a bass player, so everyone who feels in grade to fill the vacant spot and has a passion for progressive death metal can leave his mark under info@darkside.co.at under the moniker of 'deepdownmadness.' More...

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Download Darkside's Complete Demo, "Herbst" Online

Darkside has issued the following update:

"We have uploaded our legendary demo tape 'Herbst' from 1993 on our Reverbnation account for free download and/or listening pleasure. Find also provided a link where you can download the cover of the demo including lyrics, pics and the original cover artwork."

"Herbst" was DARKSIDE’s second demo tape, recorded at Studio Past in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, in the spring of 1993. This was also the first recording of DARKSIDE as a five member band. The line-up for the recording was as follows:

Peter Durst - guitars, vox
Herbert Knöchel - guitars
Peter Böhm - bass
Wolfgang Süssenbeck - keys, back. vox
Robert Grögler – drums More...

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Darkside Parts Ways With Drummer Lukas Siska

Austrian metallers, Darkside, have parted ways with drummer Lukas Siska. They have released the following statements regarding the situation:

"Lukas has decided that other things are more important to him than being a member of Darkside, so unfortunately this leads to the situation of Darkside being without a drummer at this moment. The band has to cancel all upcoming shows for the next time until a replacement will be found. We will keep you updated. Sadly enough this also means that the band cannot take part in the prestigious STP Metalweekend in St. P'lten, on Saturday September 20, 2008. We are very sorry, but this is beyond our control." More...

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Moonsorrow Confirmed For Summer Nights Fest

Finnish folk/pagan metallers MOONSORROW have been confirmed for the Summer Nights Open Air festival, set to take place June 20-21 at Castle Frauenstein in Mining am Inn, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

BEFORE THE FALL
BELPHEGOR
BLACK MESSIAH
BLOODFEAST
DARK FORTRESS
DARKSIDE
EQUILIBRIUM
FALL OF SERENITY
FEAR MY THOUGHTS
GODDAMNED X
IN SLUMBER
INZEST
MAROON
MASTIC SCUM
MAYHEM
MOONSORROW
NEAERA
NECROPHAGIST
OBITUARY
OUTRAGE
PERISHING MANKIND
RIGER
SERENITY
THIRDMOON
ULTRAWURSCHT
VARG
VOLBEAT
WOLFCHANT

The festival will feature two stages with more than 40 international metal bands. For more information, visit www.summer-nights.at.

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Darkside Cancel Second Czech Show

Following the forced cancellation of their November 30th show in Prague, Czech Republic, DARKSIDE have issued the following update:

"Dear all,

We are sorry to tell you, that Darkside are forced to cancel their second show in Czech Republic tonight also. Due to unavailability of seats in the plane to Prague today at 12.45, Janos is not able to join us for this show. As Janos for the moment is the only available guitarist (Peter D. is sick and Pit is no longer available for Darkside´s live activities), there is no other possibility for us than to cancel the show. We are very sorry about how things developed, but it´s something we face improvise and unprepared to be honest. Yesterday evening it looked like Janos would get the plane today, so he called me to confirm and that we could pick him up at the airport in Prague whereas this morning we had to learn that there was no available seats in the plane. Changing over to another airline would have increased the ticket price to approx. 900 Euros one way, which is way to much.

We are very sorry indeed because Czech Republic has been a second home to Darkside throughout the 16 years of our musical career and our fans over there have always been very loyal and a great support, but in fact we cannot do anything at this moment. We will try to come back as soon as possible to see all our friends in Czech Republic - until then, stay metal."

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Darkside Cancel Tonight's Date In Prague

Austria's DARKSIDE have issued the following message:

"Due to the nationwide cancellation of trains and most of all flights from Milano today, our guitar player Janos cannot join us for tonight's show in Prague and therefor we are sorry to tell you that we have to cancel the show, because Janos at this moment is the only guitar player available for Darkside."

"We are very sorry for our Czech fans, especially the people from Prague and surrounding areas and we try to do all we can to save the show tomorrow near Kolin."

"We will keep you posted about this issue. Again we ask for your kind understanding but unfortunately this is beyond our possibilities of taking action."

"-Darkside."

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Prophecy Confirmed for Fuck The Commerce Fest

DENIAL FIEND, PROPHECY, DEVOURMENT and VIRAL LOAD have been confirmed for the Fuck The Commerce X festival, set to take place May 17-19 in Neiden (near Torgau), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

ARS MORTIS (D)
BLASPHEMER (I)
BLOODBASTARD (NL)
CUNTGRINDER (D)
DARKSIDE (A)
DECREPIT BIRTH (US)
DENIAL FIEND (US)
DESPISE (CZ)
DEVOURMENT (US)
EPITOME (PL)
GOLEM (D)
HARMONY DIES (D)
INCUBATOR (D)
JACK SLATER (D)
JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE (D)
MONSTROSITY (US)
PERVERSE (PL)
PITCHBLACK (DK)
PROPHECY (US)
SINISTER (NL)
SINNERS BLEED (D)
SQUASH BOWELS (PL)
TOMBTHROAT (D)
TORTURIZED (D)
TOURETTE SYNDROM (D)
VIRAL LOAD (US)
VITAL REMAINS (US)
WACO JESUS (US)
WOJCZECH (D)

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Darkside To Support Morbid Angel

Austrian death metal band DARKSIDE will support MORBID ANGEL at Planet Music in Vienna, Austria on Monday, August 14, 2006.

DARKSIDE recently completed work on its fifth album, "Amber - Skeletal Journeys Through the Void", and is now looking for a label to release it. A track from the CD, "Suite in Pain Major", can currently be heard on the band's MySpace page. Other tracks expected to appear on the album include "Gods Of Death", "Pillars Of 'Err", "The Myth Of Reason", "dEVILerY", "Amber", "Architects Of Modern Atheism", "Solitary Confinement", and "The Burning".

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