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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:
Here are some impressions from our first two Shows with Wintersun!
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Hey Folks! We proudly announce that we will support Wintersun on their Wintersun by request shows in August and November!23.08.18 - Wintersun by Request Show - Szene - Wien - Österreich
See you guys there!
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.
"This is, so far, the best Epic Metal album I ever heard." (Metal Temple, November 2014)
Darkest Horizon will immerse you into a massive, timeless, dark and yet beautiful universe. The music, especially from the 2014 album "The Grand Continuum", is not easy to describe or categorize. It is more than just the sound. It is the feeling and atmosphere that draws the listener into many dangerous and unforgiving realms. That's why every song is unique and incomparable, while the very roots can be found in the most epic of melodic death metal.
"Epic melodies collide with animalistic growls and a bombastic concept story, in a way that is rarely found on a debut album."
( Legacy Magazine, Volume #100, 2016)
"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)
"If the rebirth of the Universe had a soundtrack, it would definitely be The Grand Continuum. The nine opportunities to fall
in love with Darkest Horizon's music are unique in their own special way. Original, fatefully striking, memorable
and for sure different from everything ever made, the album deserves its place among the 2014 favourites."
( Metal Hangar, July 2014, Verdict: 9/10)
"This is, so far, the best Epic Metal album I heard ever."
( Metal Temple, November 2014, Verdict: Masterpiece)
"Darkest Horizon invites you on a cinematic journey with a mixture of timeless melodies and modern metal-tunes. The idea
of combining monumental symphonic sounds with melodic death metal is the characteristic force behind the band and
distinguishes them from generic tunes.”
(Orkus Magazine, October 2012)
"Melodic Death Metal that you‘re going to enjoy from the first to the last note. Those who love music somewhere between Children
Of Bodom and Ensiferum, should listen to Darkest Horizon. It’s worth your while!"
(Metal Hammer Magazine, December 2011)
Since the band’s foundation in 2010, Darkest Horizon was positively received from various magazines, webzines and radio stations with their acclaimed CDs "Shattered Skies" (2011), "Scattered Worlds" (2013) and „The Grand Continuum“ (2014). The band has been voted Best Live Act multiple times by jury and fans, proving their skill at international festivals like the Metalfest Open Airs Germany or Metaldays Open Airs Slovenia and winning several band contests, including the Eisenwahn Festival Competition.
Darkest Horizon drew the attention of several music, merch, media and beverage sponsors including Washburn Guitars USA (US Music Corperation), Engl Amps,, Cubeaudio (In Flames, Guano Apes) and Absolutely Framed. Own technicians (FoH / Instrument techs / Stage setters) are invaluable assets to the live experience.
Over the past years the band shared the stage and befriended many internationally known acts like Cradle of Filth, Dark Tranquillity, Ensiferum, SepticFlesh, Alestorm, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Debauchery and many more.
All six members, Aurelius Lie (past)/Enis Lorenz(Vocals), Oliver Sattler (Guitars), Daniel Baum (Guitars), Christian Mühlbauer (Keyboards), Jonas Heinzel (Bass) and Vincent Haas (Drums) have experience in headlining festivals with sets of up to 120 minutes and are always close and true to their fans.
In 2016 the band released their first music video which was produced and directed by Absolutely Framed. The productions quality and the artistic style were highly acclaimed by the online community as well as by the press. The band also played their first gig ever outside of europe. They headlined the Maelstrom Festival which takes place in Colombo, the capitol of Sri Lanka.
In 2017 the band won the semi-finales of the Wacken Metal Battle and performed on the Dong Open Air 2017.
The band as well recorded their second full lenght album „Aenigmata“ which is now awaiting its release in 2018.