DARKNESS - Death Squad - Master


Thrash till Death!!! Německá thrash metal legenda DARKNESS, která to zabalila v roce 1993, a která do té doby natočila dvě skvělá alba „Death Squad“ a „Defenders Of Justice“ to znovu nedávno rozbalila s dvěma původními členy v sestavě a nahrála po více než 25 letech od posledního alba nové hrubé thrash metal album s názvem „The Gasoline Solution“. 

Album vychází právě v těchto dnech (říjen 2016) a fans téhle kapely potažmo i celého stylu můžou být v klidu. Nic nového nebo překotného se nestalo, DARKNESS stále hoblují ostrý a nekompromisní thrash metal. Nevyměkli a přesvědčit se o tom naživo budete moct také vy sami na Obscene Extreme Festivalu 2017!!!


The thrash-metal-command DARKNESS comes from the „Ruhrgebiet“ in Germany, one of the most creative areas for thrash metal in the 1980s besides the bay-area around San Francisco.

The band was founded in 1984 and made itself a name with the demo tapes „The Evil Curse“, „Titanic War“ and „Spawn Of The Dark One“. In the years 1987 to 1989 three albums were released. The first album DEATH SQUAD is regarded as thrash-classic, it influenced thrash musicians and is known for this still today.

In 1999 DARKNESS began to wind down, in 1999 singer Olli died.

In 2004 Lacky and Arnd, two of the original members, reanimated the thrash-guerilla.

The albums “Death Squad“, “Defenders Of Justice“ and “Conclusion & Revival“ were re-released in 2005. In addition to that the CD “Bocholt Live Squad” was published, a live recording from May, 17th 1987. 

Further on a three vinyl box named “The Demos” was released in 2008, including the demo tapes, the live recording of the “Keep it true“– festival gig of 2006 and extensive bonus material.

Lacky and Arnd played as „Eure Erben“ until 2010, then the musicians released a new album under the name of DARKNESS.

On the occasion of the 25th release of the first album and due to the great demand for DARKNESS the albums „Death Squad“ and „Defenders of Justice“ were released a third time.

The line up of the band changed many times and Lacky and Arnd, the constants of the band, were looking for a solid cast for a comeback. In 2013 axeman Meik joined the band.

In the end of 2014 Lee joined the band as singer while Arnd focussed on the guitar and backings from then on. In 2015 Dirk took the part as bass-player from Christian „Speesy“ Gießler who had to give up DARKNESS for his main job at KREATOR.

Since the „Keep it true“ Festival but in particular since 2014 DARKNESS played numerous of shows at notable festivals and in clubs across Europe.

The band still proofs what they stand for: Oldschool Teutonic Thrash – brute, fast, tough-minded and mean.

The forthcoming album „The Gasoline Solution“, released in 2016, is going to be a real follower of the two classics „Death Squad“ and „Defenders of Justice“.


Datum vydání Název nahrávky Média
2016 The Gasoline Solution
2015 Thrash Till Death! CD
2015 XXIX EP
2008 The Demos
2005 Bocholt Live Squad
1989 Conclusion & Revival
1989 Spawn of the Last One DEMO
1988 Defenders of Justice
1987 Death Squad
1987 Promo Tape DEMO
1987 Cleans Pforzheim DEMO
1986 Attack the Mephisto DEMO
1986 Titanic War DEMO
1986 Spawn of the Dark One DEMO
1985 The Evil Curse DEMO
1985 Iron Force DEMO


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