Northwestern U.S. ragers DARKBLACK have just put the final touches on their bruising new collection of traditional metal, in the form of the Midnight Wraith EP! Following 2009’s blazing Sellsword full-length, and constructed by the band’s revamped band lineup since that recording, DARKBLACK prove they’re at their finest hour yet on the freshly completed Midnight Wraith. Composed of five unrelenting heavy metal anthems rrealized in the murky gloom of the band’s hometown of Portland, Oregon and recorded at Revolver Studios by Nalin Silva, the Midnight Wraith tells tales of death, betrayal, unholy spirits and fantastic battles. Check out the opening track “Doom Herald” at DARKBLACK’s Myspace page now! Midnight Wraith EP Track Listing:
1. Doom Herald
2. Power Monger
3. Golden Idol
4. Midnight Wraith
5. Broken Oath
Midnight Wraith will be released on December 1st, 2010 via San Jose, California-based Stormspell Records, who also handled the Sellsword album. Check out the record’s ominous cover artwork by illustrator Richard Smith at this location.
In celebration of the EP’s release, DARKBLACK will kick off a triumphant eight-show West Coast tour on the exact day Midnight Wraith will be available to the public. With shows confirmed in Washington, Oregon and California, they’ll be rocking alongside killer acts like Christian Mistress, Walken, Huntress, Gypsyhawk and more throughout the brief but brutal trek, including a FREE hometown record release show on December 3rd.
DARKBLACK December 2010 Midnight Wraith Tour:
12/1/2010 The Black Lodge – Seattle, WA w/ Skelator, Emeralds, Elk’s Blood
12/2/2010 *TBA – Olympia, WA w/ Christian Mistress
12/3/2010 Kelly’s Olympian – Portland, OR [CD release show] w/ Spellcaster, Dead By Dawn
12/4/2010 Bender’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Huntress, Walken
12/5/2010 The Hazmat (Your Hause) – Oakland, CA w/ Dodsfalla, Bruxers, Infernal Graves, Drunken Hardcore
12/6/2010 Cinespace – Los Angeles, CA w/ Huntress, Gypsyhawk
12/8/2010 The Cup – Eugene, OR w/ Excruciator, Scrolls
12/9/2010 The Know – Portland, OR
Stay tuned for more DARKBLACK live actions in the coming months. Promos of Midnight Wraith will be available shortly. Contact Earsplit for all promo requests including interview requests and live/tour coverage.