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Dark Forest Releasing Third Album "The Awakening"

UK-based traditional metallers Dark Forest are set to return with their anticipated third long-player, "The Awakening." The album has been slated for North American release on March 11 via Cruz Del Sur Music. The three-part studio footage videos on the recording process of "The Awakening" can be accessed over here. Below is the cover artwork for the release.

Dark Forest was forged in the Black Country, England by guitarist Christian Horton. After the release of their self-made EPs in 2007, the band went on to release its self titled debut album in 2009 and then "Dawn of Infinity" in 2011. In 2012 Dark Forest recruited vocalist Josh Winnard as its new front man and shortly afterwards also gained guitarist Pat Jenkins. With this new line-up, the band immediately began writing fresh material and entered the recording studio in June 2013 to produce their third album "The Awakening."

The album is recorded in 444hz instead of the standardized 440hz tuning. The decision was based by studying the lost "Solfeggio Frequencies", original sound frequencies which were apparently used in Ancient Gregorian Chants and were believed to impart "spiritual blessings when sung in harmony" and also by studying the nefarious origins of 440hz. Tuning to 444hz corresponds to a "C" of 528hz on the Solfeggio Frequency Scale, the exact frequency used by genetic biochemists to repair broken DNA. This frequency is also believed to encourage "Transformation and Miracles."

Not by coincidence, "The Awakening" opens with the ending lines of Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem " The Mask of Anarchy" and ends with the anthem "Sons of England". The awakening must be both spiritual and intellectual and through the rediscovery of our roots and a connection to nature, must lead all humanity to remember the truth - that we are infinite consciousness and we are one. This is the realization that will defeat the global control system of the elite and set humanity free.

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