Darkest Horizon new MUSICVIDEO 03.10.2018

Check out our new Musicvideo!

We shoot the video with our partner Absolutely Framed.

I want to watch it!


NEW Darkest Horizon Album preorder! 19.09.2018

New album coming! Pre-order starts now!

Metalladies and gentleheads,

we proudly present you our new album AENIGMATA!

After spending over four years working on our second long-player we are looking forward to unleash it!

The day of days will be the

5th of october 2018.

For those of you who cannot await this rebirth of german epicness we start our pre-order today! Click on this link to pre-order your copy of AENIGMATA or our special ALBUM + Limited ALBUMSHIRT DEAL today!


Spread the word!

With epic regards

Darkest Horizon


A big thank you from Aurelius 18.09.2018

Hey Folks!

Aurelius here. This time with a personal message.
After almost 10 years of rocking with Darkest Horizon I will retire from the frontman position and play a more quiet role in the background. Running a successful band requires a substantial amount of time and dedication. In terms of personal capacity this is something I unfortunately won’t be able to do in the long run. Science and Software Engineering have become big parts of my life. Since I consider Darkest Horizon to be the best band in the world, it is for the best to make some changes.

That’s why we use the new album AENIGMATA as a big paradigm shift in the band’s history. It is also probably the final album with my voice on it. The live and promotion shows will be done by an awesome new singer and a friend of mine. I will continue to support the band in creative work processes. I will be the webmaster for our homepage and other accounts, media editor and of course a fan.

Some of my personal highlights with the band:

  • Simply being bloody inexperienced and searching for our first band members back in 2008
  • Creating and recording The Grand Continuum and Aenigmata
  • Partying with the great and supportive guys: Olli, Daniel, Jonas, Christian, Philipp and Vincent
  • Our foreign festival shows in Sri Lanka and Slovenia
  • Reaching the German finals in Wacken Metal Battle 2017
  • Countless interviews and magazine articles
  • The Germany tour (w/ Cradle of Filth, Ne Obliviscaris)
  • The ongoing cooperation with the lovely designers of Absolutely Framed
  • Shooting 2 music videos
  • Our fantastic fanbase

I hope you guys support this decision.

Yours truly,

Impression from Munich 24.08.2018

Munich. Back again. Back in germany and back in this town. We have been here with Cradle of Filth in 2015 and now we returned supporting the almighty Wintersun. Coming back to the Backstage Munich is like coming home. You feel welcome, you feel the vibe of this town and you are looking forward to enter the stage and rock the capitol of Bavaria again. It was our second date with Wintersun and what began as a "getting known" turned into a "becoming friends". I did not know these guys before but I am very glad that I got the chance to meet them. We had so much fun inbetween both bands and the whole team that we all brought this energy to the stage. No pretending, no whining, no feigning. Just pure metal and the drive to let yourself off the leash. We let ourselves off the leash. We felt the power. We felt your energy, Munich! Thank you, we hope to come back as soon as possible!

-- Thoughts of a bassist --


Impression from Vienna 23.08.2018

Vienna. City of Mozart and the most delicious tart "Sachertorte". City of artists and bohemians. And now as a further title the first austrian city to welcome Darkest Horizon. I am still stunned by the energy and warmth that received us. It is always a special feeling and a memorable moment to enter the stage in a new town for the first time and I do not know how this unique evening could have been topped. For all of you who have been there: You guys rocked the shit out of us! Thank you so much! And for all of you who hadn't had the possibility to join us: Get to Vienna, go to a concert and get to know the energy of this city. You will know what I mean.

-- Thoughts of a bassist --

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Save the date with DARKEST HORIZON and WINTERSUN!

23.08.18 - Wintersun by Request Show - Szene - Wien - Österreich
24.08.18 - Wintersun by Request Show - Backstage - München - Deutschland
03.11.18 - Wintersun by Request Show - Fluor - Amersfoort - Niederlande
04.11.18 - Wintersun by Request Show - Matrix - Bochum - Deutschland
05.11.18 - Wintersun by Request Show - Colos Saal - Aschaffenburg - DE


ENGL Endorsement17.09.2017

Daniel is now endorsed by the mighty ENGL amps!!!


Mealstrom Festival Sri Lanka05.11.2016

We played our first Asian Festival in Sri Lanka.


Merry Christmas!

Our special christmas gift for you is a brand new TRAILER for our upcoming MUSIC VIDEO.
Share and enjoy!



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

MUSIC VIDEO 10.09.2015

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.



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.


NEW AWARDS! 22.08.2014

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.


ALBUM OUT NOW! 12.07.2014


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!


NEW ALBUM COMING! 08.06.2014

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!


2013 IN RETROSPECT 01.03.2014

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.


WELCOME! 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.