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Darkwell

Formed: 1999
From: Innsbruck, Austria
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Darkwell 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Darkwell Members Form New Band TrustNo1

Austrian gothic metallers Darwell have formed a new death metal band under the title TrustNo1. An audio sample from their demo can be found here. TrustNo1 also issued the following statement about their music:

"TrustNo1 is straight, brutal, heading to the point and trying to transport a message. TrustNo1 was formed by the core members of Darkwell, because there are a couple of ideas and concepts behind, which cannot be transported by the musical means of Darkwell. Within TrustNo1 you find Raffael, Roland and Mathias of Darkwell, additionally TrustNo1 consists of Manuel, Raffaels brother and long term friend Stefan on second guitar. The musical core is old school Death Metal, spiced up by a couple of crossover elements and other influences of extreme metal styles.

"Further on we think that metal music does not have to be political, but it can be, and somehow it is all the time. Everything is political, as long it deals with social behaviour of human beings and that does music often. You can hide your ideas behind lyrical phrases or articulate them directly. TrustNo1 is an antiauthoritarian collective and we criticize all kinds of oppression."

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Atrocity, Leaves' Eyes Update From The Road

Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes, fronted by the spouces Alex Krull and Liv Kristine, are currently in the middle of their European tour with Darkwell and Battlelore. They have issued the following update:

One week ago, Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes started up to continue with the Atlantis Lovelorn Tour and are overwhelmed by the great response of their fans. There is a very special tourreport with lots of exclusive photos from the first part of the tour updated here [ at the Gallery and Tourreprt sections of the band's site]. There are also new live pics from the concert in Bad Salzungen, 15.10.04 in the gallery.

During the last week Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes already played in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland and they are now looking forward to meet their fans in Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal and France, where they will tour in the next two weeks. Unfortunately, the gig of Atrocity and Leaves? Eyes in Moscow, 04.12., is postponed to an uncertain date. More news will follow.

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Atrocity, Leaves' Eyes Add New Live Dates

ATROCITY are confirmed to play the Tattoo The Mind Festival, taking place on October 30th and 31st in Amneville/Frankreich, France. Atrocity will perform on the 31st. Also, Atrocity and LEAVES’ EYES have added a new date for their upcoming tour, at the Metal Power 2004 festival, taking place on November 6th at Halle 101 in Speyer, Germany.

Also, there are dates planned for next spring in Czech Republic, Hungary, South/Central America, Canada and the US.

Atlantis Lovelorn" Tour 2004( ATROCITY / LEAVES' EYES / BATTLELORE / DARKWELL) now includes the following dates: More...

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Darkwell Set Release Date

The new Darkwell album "METAT[r]ON" (view cover) will be finally released on 22nd November 2004.

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Liv Kristine Signs Solo Deal With Roadrunner

Former Theatre Of Tragedy and current LEAVES' EYES singer Liv Kristine has just signed a worldwide record deal for her soloproject with Roadrunner Records.

In related news, drummer Martin Schmidt has announced that he will leave ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES by the end of the year. Both bands are currently looking for a new drummer. Applications can be send to: info@mastersoundmanagement.de

The band has also added a few more dates from their upcoming tour with ATROCITY, BATTLELORE and ELIS. The updated itinerary looks like this: More...

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Darkwell Confirm Tour Dates, Album Delayed

Italian Gothic metallers DARKWELL have announced that the release of their forthcoming new album, Matatron, has been delayed. The album will now be released in mid-fall 2004.

In the meantime, the band will release an exclusive tour single, ‘Strange’ (strictly limited). View the cover for the single here

Upcoming Darkwell tour dates include: More...

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Moritz Neuner Joins Graveworm

Ex Abigor and current Darkwell and Shadowcast drummer Moritz Neuner will be joining the Italian Gothic/ Black metal act Graveworm for the upcoming live shows in 2004. He'll be raplacing Martin Innerbichler.

After the extremely successful X-MAS-Festival-Tour, GRAVEWORM have also started writing some new material for the follow up to 'Engraved in Black' that came out last year. They are to appear in several festivals around Europe this summer: More...

Read the full article at Graveworm.

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