News, news, news. There's a lot happening on and behind the stage. Let's wrap up some of the major stories surrounding Darkest Horizon.
We won the semi-finals of the Wacken Metal Battle band contest. We witnessed talented bands during the contest and are honored that the Wacken jury enjoyed our music that much. Behind the stage we are working hard on our next album. It's going to be titled AENIGMATA. The recordings are in full progress. Our new music video has been filmed for the most part. Post-production will take some time. Be excited. Meanwhile you can check out our last music video on Youtube. Stay tuned!
Our first music video sees the light of day!
"A Universe Reborn" is a video created to capture the mysterious, epic and sometimes harsh tone of Darkest Horizon. It portrays the subject of future & past as well as crudeness & softness. The female violinists and the woman-in-white represent an antithesis to the band members. While the band members start as crude creatures, they progressively become more sentient and evolved, holding items with progressing complexity. The video converges to a point where the "key to the universe and all its secrets" is stripped away from mother nature and held in the hands of the people of tomorrow.
Our special christmas gift for you is a brand new TRAILER for our upcoming MUSIC VIDEO.
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As some of you already know from our big Darkest Anniversary earlier this month, DARKEST HORIZON will continue as a 5-headed group with an epic SESSION DRUMMER DUO. Don't worry! Our great Philipp is of course part of this duo. He joins forces with the talented new drummer Vincent, who has already proven himself on our Cradle Of Filth Tour and on the Darkest Anniversary. For us it was important that Philipp also has enough time for his personal projects. And even more important, that the sound and spirit of DARKEST HORIZON stays on the highest level. We will stay heavy and maybe even bring some new epic ideas to our songs. Cheers!
The Germany Tour with Cradle Of Filth starts tomorrow!
See you on the following dates:
24.10. - Köln / Essigfabrik
26.10. - München / Backstage
30.10. - Hannover / Capitol
31.10. - Nürnberg / Hirsch
02.11. - Saarbrücken / Garage
14.11. - Berlin / C-Club
15.11. - Hamburg / Markthalle
Filming and production of our first music video will start very soon!
We have a team of talented experts backing us up. Absolutely Framed and Sporsaudio will be in charge of the camera crew and high end equipment. Our mission: To capture the epicness of one of the tracks on The Grand Continuum. Find out more and watch the interview! You may become part of the project.10.09.2015
We are continuing to spread Epic Melodic Death Metal across the world!
In Heidelberg we shared the stage with MOONSPELL and SEPTICFLESH on their Road To Extinction tour.
Both bands were extraordinarily kind to us and to their fans. Keeping a good spirit with your fellow followers and with other bands is the way to success. That's why we are always happy to stay in contact with each and everyone of you.
Aurelius was able to exchange the famous stage gloves with Seth from Septicflesh and will wear them on Darkest Horizon gigs from now on. ;-)
The resonance to the headlining shows in Zwickau and Bremen this November was amazing!
We celebrated 'The Grand Continuum' with the audience in up to 90-minute long sets.
Belgium and Greece are also celebrating the album:
"This debut album, ‘The Grand Continuum’, is the best I've heard this year. Everything is included: emotion, aggression, melodies, power, grunts, screams, blast beats, tech, prog and delicious drums. This is such a great album because all the elements referred to are forged into one great, narrative experience."
(Lords Of Metal, November 2014, Verdict: 94/100)
"This is, so far, the best Epic Metal album I heard ever."
(Metal Temple, November 2014, Verdict: Masterpiece)
Check out the links to the reviews in the References section.
Darkest Horizon is NEWCOMER OF THE MONTH in Germany's popular print magazine Orkus!
(Orkus! September '14 issue)
Our new album has also earned excellent scores in worldwide magazines like Metal Hangar Bulgaria, Rock Hard Greece, Bleeding4Metal, Metalinside, etc.22.08.2014
THE GRAND CONTINUUM is out now!
Thank you for celebrating a great release party with us! We had lots of fun and drinks :)
If you missed it you still have a chance to see us live and get a copy for yourself on 19th July at Sunstorm Festival
Or order it in the Shop for an original copy.
You can also purchase it on iTunes, Amazon MP3, etc for a digital copy.
Tell us what you think about the album!12.07.2014
The release of "The Grand Continuum" is at our doorstep!
We are totally blown away by the final product. It's majestic, powerful and 100% Darkest Horizon. Goosebumps are guaranteed. All the hard work and countless hours we invested will hopefully pay off.
Our release party will be at 11th July in Frankfurt/Main Sachsenhausen (Speak Easy). The release concert will be at 18th July in Essen (Turock). Media and Press are invited and welcome.
In other news: We have new endorsers. Darkest Horizon is now also using excellent Equipment by Washburn Guitars.
See you soon!08.06.2014
2013 was a very energetic and successful year.
Our second EP "Scattered Worlds", which you can purchase for only 5 Euro in the shop or via iTunes/AmazonMP3/etc. - was released in spring and got us good slots for the big festival season once more.
Some of the biggest ones that we performed at last year were METALDAYS SLOVENIA and EISENWAHN FESTIVAL. We also headlined our very first 3-day OPEN AIR FESTIVAL at the LET THE BAD TIMES ROLL.
We were invited to several radio stations to talk about our music and our plans.
Hopefully we came a step closer to our goal to revolutionize epicness in extreme metal.01.03.2014
Welcome to our all new Website! We hope you like it!
If you don't know us, head over to the Music & Video section under Media and listen to our music right now.
To bring you the very best of Epic Melodic Death Metal, we are collaborating with a lot of awesome folks this year.
Our full-length album "The Grand Continuum" is currently being planned and pre-recorded. The release date is set to 12th July 2014. We're not revealing the entire concept but what we can say is this:
The new material's definitely gonna blow you away and will be a little revolution for the genre. Our stage performance has evolved to underline the dramatic, epic and extraterrestrial concept of our new album.
The new artwork, photography as well as this homepage are designed by the talents of Absolutely Framed.
The merch shop is now up and running and ready for your orders. There are new products like Darkest Horizon Lighters as well. Check 'em out.01.03.2014