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Formed: 1998
From: Helsingborg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Darkane News

Below is our complete Darkane 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.

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Eindhoven Announces More 2017 Bands

My Dying Bride, Ghaals Wyrd, Darkane, The Great Old Ones, Diabolical, Balfor, Mortal Strike, and Haunted have all been added to the line-up of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017.

The ninth edition of Netherlands’ loudest festival will take place on Friday the 15th & Saturday the 16th of December 2017, once again at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven. More bands will be announced soon!

The current line-up is shaping up as follows: More...

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Nemdis Releases Single Featuring Lawrence Mackrory

Nemdis has a new single out now titled "The Door to the Unknown" featuring a guest spot by Lawrence Mackrory of Darkane. The song can be heard below, and Nemdis comments:

"It is a great honor and huge delight for us to work with Lawrence! We presented this song first on our gigs in 2014. Thanks to mixing and mastering by Daniel Bergstrand and Giorgos Nerantzis it has taken studio shape and incredible sound!"

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Darkane Live Footage Available

Live footage of Darkane performing the song "Ostracized" can be seen below, which was shot by Philipp Koch & Oliver Laux from the video magazine Drum Talk at Dordrecht's Bibelot Poppodium.

Check out the clip below, or you can also see the band's recent music video for "Mechanically Divine" at this location. Darkane's latest album "The Sinister Supremacy" is available now via Massacre Records.

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Darkane Releases New Music Video

Feast your eyes on the brand new music video from Swedish melodic death quintet Darkane for the single "Mechanically Divine" below.

The track comes by way of the band's album "The Sinister Supremacy," which was recorded with longtime friend and collaborator Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Behemoth). You can also catch the band live:

3/5 Madrid, ES - Sala Shoko #
3/6 L'hospitalet De Llobregat, ES - Sala Salamandra 1 #
3/7 Milan, IT - Rock n Roll Arena #
3/8 Luxembourg, - Atelier #
3/9 Paris, FR - Divan du Monde #
3/11 Bristol, UK - The Fleece #
3/12 Manchester, UK - Sound Control #
3/14 Wales, UK - Hammerfest VI
3/15 Birmingham, UK - Library #
3/16 Roeselare, BE- Zaal Dieze #
3/17 Dordrecht, NL - Biebelot #
# with Soilwork & System Divide More...

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Peter Wildoer Drum Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of Darkane drummer Peter Wildoer, which can be viewed below courtesy of Meinl Cymbals. The band also comments:

"Here's the first video of Peter Wildoer official performing at the Meinl Drum Festival 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden. This video features James Labrie's song 'One More Time' from the 'Static Impulse' album. This was the first time Peter used his 22" Meinl Cymbals R&D (Research & Development) Ride Cymbal that they did especially for Peter."

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Soilwork Adds Second Leg To Tour

Having just recently completed a first European run in support of the band's double album "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here), Swedish metal veterans Soilwork have announced the second tour leg for March 2014.

Catch the band live with support from Darkane and System Divide on the following dates:

05.03. E Madrid - Sala Shoko
06.03. E Barcelona - Sala Salamandra 1
07.03. I Romagnano - Rock’n’Roll Arena
08.03. L Luxembourg - den Atelier
09.03. F Paris - Divan du monde
11.03. UK Bristol - The Fleece
12.03. UK Manchester - Sound Countrol
13.03. UK London - Islington Academy
14.03. UK North Wales - Hammerfest
15.03. UK Birmingham - Libary
17.03. NL Dordrecht - Biebelot

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Darkane Announces Tour With Soilwork

Swedish melodic death quintet Darkane has revealed a slew of European tour dates in early 2014, which will see the band perform alongside fellow countrymen Soilwork.

The tour will kick off in early March and lead the band to the UK’s Hammerfest VI festival. Prior to that, Darkane will join Dark Tranquility for three Swedish shows in December. Full dates can be found below.

Recorded with Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Behemoth), Darkane’s latest album, “The Sinister Supremacy,” features the first new music from the group in over five years along with the return of acclaimed vocalist Lawrence Mackrory. More...

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Darkane Posts In-Studio Video

Hop in the studio with Darkane vocalist Lawrence Mackrory as he records the vocals for the band’s new album “The Sinister Supremacy” and discusses his return to the band after 15 years in the latest video update below.

Out now via Prosthetic Records in North America, “The Sinister Supremacy” is available for streaming in its entirety at this location.

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Darkane Streaming Full New Album

Darkane is now streaming the entire new album "The Sinister Supremacy" online. The band comments:

"Here's your chance to listen to Darkane's entire new album 'The Sinister Supremacy' before it's released in North America next Tuesday, July 2nd! Head to Metal Injection now to listen to all of the 12 dark, haunting tracks featuring the return of vocalist Lawrence Mackrory!" More...

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Darkane Posts New Song Online

Swedish act Darkane has unveiled “Mechanically Divine,” a new song from the band's Prosthetic Records debut, “The Sinister Supremacy.” Check it out below.

The album, scheduled to be released in North America on July 2nd, marks the first new music from the band in five years, as well as the return of vocalist Lawrence Mackrory (who left the band after the 1999 debut, “Rusted Angel”). The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Sounds of Pre-Existence
2. The Sinister Supremacy
3. Mechanically Divine
4. Ostracized
5. The Decline
6. Insurrection Is Imminent
7. In The Absence Of Pain
8. Humanity Defiled
9. Hate Repentance State
10. Collapse of Illusions
11. By Darkness Designed
12. Existence Is Just A State Of Mind More...

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Prosthetic Records Offering Free Sampler

Prosthetic Records has checked in with the following announcement about offering a new sampler for free download:

"It's summer. What better way to celebrate than rocking out to your favorite music? We here at Prosthetic Records want you to have the heaviest, most crushing music on the block, so not only are we giving you a bunch of free songs from recent releases -- including Holy Grail, Scale the Summit, and Shining -- we're also giving you music from albums that aren't even out yet!

"Yep, we're giving you new music from Swedish underground heroes Darkane, the Danish melo-death black brigade Mercenary and Boston grind/punk thrashers Ramming Speed before anyone can even buy it!

"Did we mention it's completely FREE? What are you waiting for? Head over to the Prosthetic Facebook page and get your free digital sampler now!" More...

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Darkane Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Darkane has posted a new teaser for the band's upcoming album, which can be viewed below, and Prosthetic Records also comments:

"Take a behind-the-scenes look in the studio with Darkane and sample a NEW track 'In The Absence of Pain' from their new album 'The Sinister Supremacy' out July 2nd!"

The new album's track listing is:

1. Sounds of Pre-Exsistence
2. The Sinister Supremacy
3. Mechanically Divine
4. Ostracized
5. The Decline
6. Insurrection is Imminent
7. In the Absence of Pain
8. Humanity Defined
9. Hate Repentance State
10. Collapse of Illusions
11. By Darkness Designed
12. Existence is Just a State of Mind

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Darkane Reveals New Album Details

Swedish melodic death metal sensation Darkane is excited to reveal the details on upcoming album, “The Sinister Supremacy.”

The album will not only mark the first new music from the band in over five years, but will also include the return of vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, who was last heard on the band’s 1999 debut “Rusted Angel.”

The new album's track listing is:

1. Sounds of Pre-Exsistence
2. The Sinister Supremacy
3. Mechanically Divine
4. Ostracized
5. The Decline
6. Insurrection is Imminent
7. In the Absence of Pain
8. Humanity Defined
9. Hate Repentance State
10. Collapse of Illusions
11. By Darkness Designed
12. Existence is Just a State of Mind

Darkane also comments: “The Sinister Supremacy is a metaphor for the evil that controls us. It’s the dark part of our minds and it’s inside us all. It tells us it’s ok to do bad things, to hurt other people, and hurt ourselves. It guides us into making choices based on pure selfishness, and it thrives on complete chaos. The cover art by Carlos Holmberg is a Rorschach test as seen by an individual who has completely succumbed to the sinister supremacy.”

“The Sinister Supremacy” is scheduled for release on July 2nd through Prosthetic Records and is also now available for pre-order on the Prosthetic webstore. More...

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Darkane Announces New Album Release

Sweden's thrash death metal 5-piece Darkane is going to release a brand new album this summer.

"The Sinister Supremacy" will be the band's sixth studio album and was recorded and produced by the band at the Darkane Studio. Daniel Bergstrand has mixed the album.

The new release is the first album since "Demonic Art," which was released in 2008. It's also the first album with Lawrence Mackrory on vocals since the band's debut album "Rusted Angel," released in 1999. Check out a brief clip from the studio at the band's Facebook profile here.

"The Sinister Supremacy" will be released in Europe via Massacre Records on June 28th, 2013. Stay tuned for further details.

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Darkane Posts Studio Footage

Darkane has started up a new video diary series from the recording of the band's upcoming sixth album that will be available by mid-2013. A new clip from the series has now been posted online and can be viewed below, which features Jörgen Löfberg preparing for the studio.

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Destinity Announces European Tour

Destinity has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates with Darkane:

"Hi to all of you people, We hope to see you soon on European roads with our friends of Darkane (SWE) and Devastating Enemy (AT). Join the event on Facebook here."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

TUE 20/09/11 - Strasbourg / Molodoi - FR
WED 21/09/11 - Paris / Glaz'art - FR
THU 22/09/11 - Eindhoven / Dynamo - NL
FRI 23/09/11 - Hengelo / Metropool - NL
SAT 24/09/11 - Leeuwarden / Harmonie - NL / FREEZE FEST
SUN 25/09/11 - Lille - Roubaix / Hotel de la musique - FR
MON 26/09/11 - Osnabruck / Bastard club - DE
TUE 27/09/11 - Berlin / Dazzle Danzclub - DE
WED 28/09/11 - Bratislava / U Ocka music club - SK
THU 29/09/11 - Wien / Escape metal corner - AT
FRI 30/09/11 - Stuttgart - Club Zentral - DE
SAT 01/10/11 - Zurich / Dynamo - CH / VIOLENT-FORCE Metalfest 2011
SUN 02/10/11 - Annecy / Brise glace - FR

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Darkane Posts Rehearsal Footage With New Vocalist

Darkane recently reunited with former vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, and the band has now posted footage online from the first rehearsal session after Lawrence's return. You can check out the clip below, and Darkane also commented:

"We decided to record and film a few songs from our first rehearsal with Lawrence back in the band, just as a sneak peek for all you curious Darkane-fans. See you on tour in September!"

Darkane will be heading out on a European tour with Destinity in September. Full details on the run of shows are available here.

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Darkane Announces European Tour With Destinity

Darkane, which recently announced the reunion with vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, is going on tour in France, the Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia, Austria, and Switzerland next moth. Destinity and Devastating Enemy will be supporting Darkane for "The Demonic Alliance Tour."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

Sep. 20 FR Strasbourg - Molodoi
Sep. 21 FR Paris - Glaz'art
Sep. 22 NL Eindhoven - Dynamo
Sep. 23 NL Hengelo - Metropool
Sep. 24 NL Leeuwarden - Harmonie (@ Freeze Fest)
Sep. 25 FR Roubaix (Lille) - Hôtel de la Musique
Sep. 26 DE Osnabruck - Bastard club
Sep. 27 DE Berlin - Dazzle Danzclub
Sep. 28 SK Bratislava - U Ocka music club
Sep. 29 AT Wien - Escape Metal Corner
Sep. 30 DE Stuttgart - Club Zentral
Oct. 01 CH Zurich - Dynamo (@ Violent Force Metalfest)
Oct. 02 FR Annecy - Brise Glace

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Darkane Recruits Former Vocalist

Darkane has checked in with the following update about splitting with Jens Broman and recruiting former vocalist Lawrence Mackrory:

"Darkane vocalist Jens Broman has decided to leave Darkane. He is replaced by Lawrence Mackrory who sang on our debut album Rusted Angel (1999) and did a guest appearance on Chaos vs. Order from Expanding Senses (2002). Darkane would like to wish Jens the best of luck in the future.

"Lawrence will make his new debut with Darkane in Strasbourg, France September 20th when our European headlining tour will start, together with Destinity and Devastating Enemy. We are all very excited about the future, and are also working hard on the new album. We recently finished building the studio that we've been working on over the last 18 months, and we are very satisfied."

Jens commented on the split: "Dear Darkane fans, I will leave Darkane. This has to do with personal issues. At the moment my life is in a phase where I'm unable to find inspiration for new adventures with Darkane and therefore it's best for me to pass on the mic. I will miss you all, the tours, all you dedicated fans and most of all my band mates. But know that Darkane have found a superb replacement in Lawrence Mackrory. Good luck and stay metal!"

The following statement was also made by Lawrence:

"13 years! It is with great pleasure I can finally announce my return to Darkane. I have been waiting for this opportunity to appear and finally the time was right for me to continue what we started 13 years ago. Both Andreas and Jens have done a tremendous job with the band, which will keep me on my toes while performing live for sure. More...

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Darkane to Release Live DVD in July

Darkane has announced the following update on the upcoming live DVD:

"Yes, finally our DVD 'Layers of live' will be released through Listenable Records. The main concert of this DVD was filmed/recorded in May 2006 in our hometown of Helsingborg. It sure took some time to put this DVD together since we did it ourselves together with our friend and video editor Per Christoffersson, but due to record label 'issues' been delayed two more years. We're very happy that our friends at Listenable Records now made it possible to release it!"

The main live show was shot May 4th, 2006, in a club called The Tivoli in Helsingborg. The bonus live tracks were shot during smaller shows in Sweden and bigger summer festivals in 2002 - 2003. The release of this DVD also celebrates the first 10 years in the history of Darkane.

The band is also currently writing new material for the next album.

Here's the trailer for the DVD:

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