Musical expertise / Other instruments :

Studio and Live experience in several bands for a long time.

Equipment:

Shure SM 58

Idols:

Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, etc.)

Favorite artists:

Opeth, Amorphis, Behemoth, Dark Tranquillity, Septicflesh, Haggard, Wintersun, Muse, Woodkid, Daft Punk, Nobuo Uematsu, Jeremy Soule, Beethoven, Mozart

Favorite Songs:

Blackwater Park (Opeth), The Smoke (Amorphis), Sons Of Skyrim (Jeremy Soule)

Biggest dream:

Absolute Enlightenment

Best time with the band up to now:

Metalfest 2012. First time for Darkest Horizon to be backstage with all our personal heroes from all over the world.

Daniel was born in 1989. He plays the rhythm Guitar in DARKEST HORIZON. He started playing the guitar at the age of 9 years. Soon feeling like something is missing, he decided to add an amplifier and changed his acoustic guitar into an electric guitar.

Beside his musical activity Daniel used to do different sports like Handball and Tennis. After winning some trophies he decided to go back to his guitar.
This second time he kept playing. Time goes by and Daniel had played in different Bands (Skaldir/HighRiseFall) until his journey culminates with the entrance in DARKEST HORIZON in 2010.

In DARKEST HORIZON Daniel is endorsed by Engl Amps and Washburn Guitars as Jonas and Olli. He uses a special model (Washburn PXM20b) equipped with Babicz full contact hardware and his Engl Invader/Savage with an Engl E412VSPro Box. Beside that he has used a Gibson Explorer, Dean Razorback and more Washburn Guitars (X40Pro/PXL27EC/PXM20FRFBCBM / damn stupid names).

To contact Daniel directly please send an e-mail to: christian@darkesthorizon.com

Olli Is born in 1990 near by Frankfurt a.M. in Germany. He´s playing the Guitar since 2004 and had before a wide choice of musical training. He played instruments like Piano, Viola, Clarinet, Drums and many other instruments.

In his musical career, he has worekd for many other (Metal) Bands as Session Guitarist, live Guitarist and Studio Guitarist.

For DARKEST HORIZON he is the Lead Guitarist, Co Songwriter, Networker and founder of the Band back in 2008/2009. His influence is quite different. He´s listening a lot to different genres in the music world, from classic to rock, from rock to metal and from metal to electro. His main influence are Guitarists like Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jeff Loomis, and Teemu Mäntysaari. He is using several Guitars/Gear from different Brands.

For Studio Olli is using Amps like, Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier/ Mark V 35 Head, ENGL Invader, Peavey 6505+, EVH 5150 III with different cabinets. His favourite Guitars are right now his Ibanez Iron Label Rgix20fesm, Washburn PXS "Olli Sattler Custom" and Jackson Soloist Trans Blue. Olli is endorsed by Hipshot Products, Loxx by Schaeffertech, Randall Amps, Washburn Guitars and Vision Ears

To contact Oliver directly please send an e-mail to: olli@darkesthorizon.com

Born in 1989 and playing the Keyboard on and off for several years Christian joined DARKEST HORIZON in the early days of 2010 after previous experiences in a few different Metal Bands over a couple of years. Also practising songwriting for a few years since around 2007 he soon became the main composer of DARKEST HORIZON, beeing responsible for the Keyboard-heavy nature of the songs.

In his writing he is not only influenced by various genres of Metal, including Power-, Folk-, Blackand Death-Metal, but also film scores, trailer music and a lot of different video game soundtracks, which formed and continues to evolve the unique and diverse sound of the Band.

After parting with his trusty Yamaha PSR-S550 that he used for many years of his band life he is now equipped with the mighty Korg Kronos Music Workstation.

To contact Christian directly please send an e-mail to: christian@darkesthorizon.com

Jonas is the bassist of DARKEST HORIZON. Born in 1990 he started playing the guitar when he was 8 years old. After 7 ½ years of practising the classical guitar he switched to the electrical guitar. Later on he also played some drums and focused on his role as a bassist when he first joined DARKEST HORIZON. Additional to his instrumental experience Jonas also started taking vocal lessions in 2018, trained and coached by George Liszt and Linda Rocco.

His premiere influences on his bass techniques are bassists as Marco Hietala (Nightwish/Tarot) and Orion (Behemoth). His style ranges between fast picking, creating a „wall of sound“, and melodic runs, supporting the feeling of the particular song.

Jonas is, as well as Daniel and Olli, endorsed by Washburn Guitars and plays a Washburn Taurus T24. For the second album „AENIGMATA“ Washburn Guitars built a unique specimen of the T24, all in white and adorned with the DARKEST HORIZON Tribal, the T24-JH. This little beauty will step into the light of stages in late 2018.

To contact Jonas directly please send an e-mail to: jonas@darkesthorizon.com

Vincent

Vincent got his first drumset when he was about 8 years old. He practised focused for many years until he finally made his first experiences with bands when he was 13 years old. After playing in different formations (all part of the german metal scene) he got known to DARKEST HORIZON (for they shared the same scene).

In 2015 the band asked him to join them as a further session drummer. Vincent accepted and keeps his position as a session drummer till today. His main influences are metal, rock, pop and electro. In november 2016 Vincent entered the studio with DARKEST HORIZON for the first time and recorded „AENIGMATA“.

Phil

Phil started playing drums when he was 4 years old. With 17 years he joined his first band. In 2012 Phil joined DARKEST HORIZON. He took part in the writing process of many different songs including the full-length album „THE GRAND CONTINUUM“.

His drumming style is influenced by a lot of idols of all musical genres as extreme metal, fusion, gospel and hip-hop.

In 2015 Phil left DARKEST HORIZON as a full-time member but nevertheless supports the band as a session drummer and a close friend.

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