"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1999
From: Bern, Switzerland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Darkspace News

Below is our complete Darkspace 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.

Helvete Underground Festival Announces Band Lineup

The organizers of the Helvete Underground Festival have checked in with the following announcement about the lineup:

"Renowned worldwide for the past 30 years, the Swiss black metal scene owes its fame primarily to bands like Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Samael. In parallel to the major formations mentioned above, the Swiss black metal scene did not know any peace between the formation of Hellhammer in 1982 and today. Quite the contrary.

"More than 30 years after its first black metal band was born, a handful of activists from Geneva’s underground culture are gathering to organize a major cultural event which focus is to rehabilitate and pay tribute to black metal, this hidden part of Switzerland’s musical heritage.

"Therefore, it’s with infinite honor and pleasure that we announce you the full line-up for this very unique three-days celebration.

"With the likes of Darkspace, Borgne, Bölzer, Rorcal, and many more, we intend to pay tribute to the greatest facet of the Swiss underground black metal scene.

"Extreme music fanatics worldwide: welcome to the Helvete Underground Festival. Please reserve the dates - October 2-3-4 - and organize your trip to Geneva, Switzerland, for this is going to be one of the greatest extreme music festivals of the year."

Full details and ticket information can be found at the festival's website here. More...

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Sun Of The Blind Readies New Album

Sun of the Blind's "Skullreader," which was three years in the making and created by Zhaaral (better known or his militancy in the obscure DARKSPACE collective), is being readied for an April release via Avantgarde Music.

With Zhaaral taking care of all compositions, singing and instrumentations, it is pretty clear that Zhaaral is the raison d'etre of Sun of the Blind, although an important value-add in the last steps of his quest was provided by Roberto of Monumentum, who adorned the dark spine of Skullreader with various synthetic textures and samplings.

Two songs from "Skullreader" are now up on the band's Myspace player.

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Vote In MetalStorm's Annual Awards

Metalstorm.Eu are holding their annual awards and they want you to vote for who you want to win. You need to register to vote and you can check it out by heading here. The categories for the awards are as follows:

Best albums by genre:

Alternative Metal
Atmospheric/Symphonic Metal
Avantgarde Metal
Black Metal
Death Metal
Doom Metal
Extreme Doom Metal
Gothic Metal
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal
Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Sludge/Stoner Metal
Thrash Metal

Other awards:

The Best Cover Song
The Best Debut Album
The Best DVD
The Best Video
The Biggest Letdown
The Biggest Surprise

Special awards :

The Best Drama

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Darkspace Headlining Black Lights Festival 2009

Darkspace has been tapped to headline the 2009 Black Lights Festival, which takes place on July 10-11, 2009 in Divišov u Benešova, Czech Republic.

The bands confirmed so far include:


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Darkspace To Headline European Convention

After having got the news last week about Lifelover taking part at the very same festival, Darkspace is now extremely proud to confirm that they will headline the whole sonic convention.

Darkspace says that they are very excited about this event and the band will make sure that this will be an event to be remembered in time.... both visually and musically. This is big chance for all european fans (who didn't have a chance to be at their "dark space III" release gig in Bern) to witness something unique.
Astral matter descending to Earthly shape, visions and sounds.

More details about the tour and dates will be released promptly.

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Darkspace Celebrates New Release with Concert

Darkspace will be playing a gig to celebrate the release of their new album in Bern, Switzerland at the Konvex 02 venue on May 30th. The new album "Dark Space III" will be released the same day.

Pre-sale tickets are currently available through Sound Cave until Sunday, May 11th.

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Darkspace Sets Date For Upcoming Release

Ambient black metal band Darkspace have announced their upcoming album "Dark Space III" will be released on May 30th. The initial run will be a special digipack edition limited to 500 handnumbered copies. The same day an unlimited number of slipcase packaged CDs will also be available.

Keeping with their numbered theme from previous albums, the tracklisting for Dark Space III will be as follows:

1. Dark 3.11
2. Dark 3.12
3. Dark 3.13
4. Dark 3.14
5. Dark 3.15
6. Dark 3.16
7. Dark 3.17

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