Posts Tagged ‘DARKANE’

Philip H Anselmo and The Illegals with support on Technicians Of Distortion – European Tour 2014 at Kulturbolaget Malmo, Sweden

September 4th, 2014

Philip H Anselmo and The Illegals

Technicians Of Distortion – European Tour 2014
Darkane – Special guest
Mörbultad – support act

Kulturbolaget, Malmo, Sweden
24/6 – 2014

Live review and pictures by: Anders Sandvall


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Darkane – Singer Lawrence Mackrory

February 27th, 2014



Singer Lawrence Mackrory – Darkane

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Tom Hack for getting this interview done.
Thanks to Massacre Records for providing the promo pics.


Here comes an update on what’s going on in the Darkane camp. The band recently released the album THE SINISTER SUPREMACY which took five years to get out to the masses. A lot has happened in the band during these years and the original singer Lawrence Mackrory (F.K.U.) has joined forces with the band again. I had the opportunity to have a really nice chat with Mackrory. The band is considered as one of the leading acts within the Swedish thrash metal scene.

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DARKANE – “The Sinister Supremacy” tracklist

May 12th, 2013
Darkane "The Sinister Supremacy"

Darkane “The Sinister Supremacy”

DARKANE have released the artwork as well as the tracklisting of their upcoming, brand new album “The Sinister Supremacy”!

The band’s sixth album, mixed by Daniel Bergstrand, will also be availabe as limited edition digipak and features the following tracks:

1. Sounds Of Pre-Existence
2. The Sinister Supremacy
3. Mechanically Divine
4. Ostracized
5. The Decline
6. Insurrection Is Imminent
7. In The Absence Of Pain
8. Humanity Defiled
9. Hate Repentance State
10. Collapse Of Illusions
11. By Darkness Designed
12. Existence Is Just A State Of Mind
13. I, Author Of Despair (Digipak Bonus Track)
14. Malicious Strain (Digipak Bonus Track)

Carlos Holmberg (ex-Soilwork) is responsible for the amazing cover artwork, which you can enjoy to the right!

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Darkane’s remasters out this December

November 2nd, 2011

Darkane is perhaps one of the most extraordinary metal acts of our times. Their unique blend of melodic death, thrash, industrial and progressive metal brought them a reputation of die-hard innovators whose each new release is sure to blow everyone’s minds away.

Metal Mind Productions presents the exclusive re-issues of Darkane’s three classic albums – “Insanity”, “Expanding Senses” and “Layers of Lies” – which bring back the cold precision and sheer power of Scandinavian metal. A power you must not underestimate…

This Swedish group emerged in early 1998 from the ashes of a thrash act Agregator. Christofer Malmström (guitar) and Peter Wildoer (drums) joined forces and wrote the songs “Convicted” and “The Rape of Mankind”, which soon got them a record deal with War Music. The duo, along with Jörgen Löfberg (bass), Klas Ideberg (guitar) and Bjorn “Speed” Strid (vocals), recorded “Convicted” and a new track called “July 1999” for the “Wardance” compilation. Unfortunately, due to his commitments as a member of Soilwork, Speed could not stay long in the band, leaving Darkane in search of a replacement vocalist. The band asked Daniel Bergstrand of Dug-Out Records if there was anyone he could recommend for the job. That is how the name Lawrence Mallory (Forcefeed). The band was very satisfied with Mallory’s vocals and let him record the tracks for what would be “Rusted Angel”. After completing the recordings, the band went on to play a string of shows, including a short European tour. Unfortunately, soon after that Mallory left the group and Darkane were once again missing a vocalist. This problem was solved by the addition of Andreas Sydow to the line-up. Upon the release of their debut album “Rusted Angel” (1999), the band started another string of shows. In June 2000 the band was working on the record but unfortunately the sessions were plagued by a number of setbacks including burned equipment, an electric storm and floods. Despite the difficulties, Darkane finished the album, appropriately naming it “Insanity”. After securing a deal with Nuclear Blast Records, the band released their second opus worldwide in early 2001. The album was critically acclaimed, with reviewers praising the intense mixture of melodic death and thrash metal with a strong, technical approach. A lot of attention was given to Peter Wildoer’s drumming, which was often described as “inhuman”. Sydow’s vocals also passed the test, especially when confronted with Mallory’s solid performance on “Rusted Angel”. Sydow’s style of singing turned out to be something absolutely unique on the metal scene, unlike many other bands whose vocalists sounded very similar to each other. Their third opus,“Expanding Senses”, was released in August 2002. The record met with a very warm reception – reviewers praised the group’s improvement of the winning formula that brought “Insanity”, calling “Expanding Senses” an even more exciting and powerful release. After November 2003, the members of Darkane were ready to start working on their next album. Unfortunately, during the long touring period between 2002 and 2003, drummer Peter Wildoer suffered a serious wrist injury which ultimately became the reason for Darkane’s one-year-long hiatus. Their fourth opus “Layers of Lies” was finally completed in March 2005 and the release dates were set for June 12th in Europe and July 12th in America. Again the album’s reception was great, with many reviewers calling “Layers of Lies” Darkane’s best work to date. Once the album was out, it was time for the group to hit the road. After the tour, the band recorded a hometown show, which became the foundation for Darkane’s first live DVD called “Layers of Live”. In August 2007, vocalist Andreas Sydow surprised everyone with his decision to leave Darkane. This was a tremendous blow to the band but Darkane continued to write new material and in October they announced Sydow’s replacement. During the recordings for the band’s fifth album (rumored to be called “Demonic Art”), Darkane again suffered from bad luck, as their studio got badly flooded. Because of this, the recording process was postponed. In August 2011, the vocal position in the group was filled by Darkane’s original singer, Lawrence Mallory.

Darkane remains a strong contender on the Scandinavian metal scene and their upcoming album will surely prove that. In the meantime, the exclusive re-issues of “Insanity”, “Expanding Senses” and “Layers of Lies” bring back some of the band’s most impressive efforts – this is truly essential material for every fan of extreme, uncompromising music!

The exclusive remasters of Darkane’s albums will be available in a new digipak edition each limited to 2000 copies. The release date is set for December, 12th in Europe and January, 10th 2011 in USA (via MVD).



Insanity (remastered)


Label: Metal Mind Records

Cat. No.: MASS CD 1453 DG

Barcode: 5907785037236

Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numbered copies)

Genre: Melodic Death / Thrash Metal

Release date: 12.12.2011 Europe / 10.01.2012 USA




1. Calamitas

2. Third

3. Emanation of Fear

4. Impure Perfection

5. Hostile Phantasm

6. Psychic Pain

7. 000111

8. The Perverted Beast

9. Distress

10. Inauspicious Coming

11. Pile of Hate

12. Inverted Spheres




Expanding Senses (remastered)

Label: Metal Mind Records

Cat. No.: MASS CD 1454 DG

Barcode: 5907785037243

Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numbered copies)

Genre: Melodic Death / Thrash Metal

Release date: 12.12.2011 Europe / 10.01.2012 USA




1. Innocence Gone

2. Solitary Confinement

3. Fatal Impact

4. Imaginary Entity

5. Violent From Within

6. The Fear of One’s Self

7. Chaos Vs. Order

8. Parasites of the Unexplained

9. Submission



Layers of Lies (remastered)

Label: Metal Mind Records

Cat. No.: MASS CD 1455 DG

Barcode: 5907785037250

Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numbered copies)

Genre: Melodic Death / Thrash Metal

Release date: 12.12.2011 Europe / 10.01.2012 USA




1. Calamitas

1. Amnesia of the Wildoerian Apocalypse

2. Secondary Effects

3. Organic Canvas

4. Fading Dimensions

5. Layers of Lies

6. Godforsaken Universe

7. Klastrophobic Hibernation

8. Vision of Degradation

9. Contaminated

10. Maelstrom Crisis

11. Decadent Messiah

12. The Creation Insane /
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August 9th, 2011


Jens Broman, vocalist for Swedish thrash band DARKANE, has decided to leave the band.


DARKANE members have issued the following update via their official website:


“Jens is replaced by Lawrence Mackrory who sang on our debut album Rusted Angel (1999) and did a guest appearance on ‘Chaos vs. Order’ on Expanding Senses (2002). DARKANE would like to wish Jens the best of luck in the future.

“Lawrence will make his new debut with DARKANE in Strasbourg, France September 20th when our European headlining tour will start, together with Destinity and Devastating Enemy. We are all very excited about the future, and are also working hard on the new album. We recently finished building the studio that we’ve been working on over the last 18 months, and we are very satisfied.”


Former vocalist Jens Broman states:


“I will leave DARKANE.  This has to do with personal issues.  At the moment my life is in a phase where I’m unable to find inspiration for new adventures with DARKANE and therefore it’s best for me to pass on the mic.  I will miss you all, the tours, all you dedicated fans and most of all my band mates.  But know that DARKANE have found a superb replacement in Lawrence Mackrory.   Good luck and stay metal!”


Returning DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory shares the following:


“It is with great pleasure I can finally announce my return to DARKANE. I have been waiting for this opportunity to appear and finally the time was right for me to continue what we started 13 years ago.  Both Andreas [Sydow] and Jens [Broman] have done a tremendous job with the band, which will keep me on my toes while performing live for sure.

“The first time I met Peter [Wildoer, drummer], Christofer [Malmström, guitarist], Klas [Ideberg, guitarist] and Jörgen [Löfberg, bassist] was when they arrived at the studio in my hometown in Uppsala to record the debut album Rusted Angel. We had only spoken on the phone before and yet there I was, ready to record an album with them. After my departure we remained good friends but didn’t really see much of each other since we lived in different parts of the country.

“Now, the chemistry between the five of us is more vibrant than ever and I can’t wait to go on tour and perform songs from all five albums. The new DARKANE album is already in the works and I can guarantee that all fans, both old and new, will enjoy this record. So far the demos sound awesome, let’s just leave it at that. I’m looking forward to finally meeting all DARKANE-fans on the road.  See you real soon!”


DARKANE’s fifth studio album, Demonic Art, debuted at #104 on the Billboard Heatseekers (Top New Artist) chart in 2009.


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Pestilence – The Underworld, London

June 1st, 2009


with Vreid and The New Dominion

Live at The Underworld

12th April 2009

Live review and pics by HannTu

Atheist and Cynic in 2006. Pestilence in 2008. I can see a pattern starting to emerge…In all seriousness though, unless there’s cloning technology that will bring us back Chuck Schuldiner and resurrect Death, fans of old school progressive death metal have pretty much been in heaven over the last year or so. Cynic playing Wacken and releasing a new album, Pestilence releasing a new album and returning to the touring circuit, and a new Atheist album on the cards…incredible.

The resurrection of Pestilence probably raised the most eyebrows though, and frontman/guitarist Patrick Mameli moved quickly to quell any rumours that him and Martin van Drunen had made up and reunited under Pestilence’s banner. In fact, Tony Choy is the only person in the current line-up to have played in Pestilence before. But no matter, their recently released album RESURRECTION MACABRE promises much for the future of these Dutch guys.

Thanks to the dedication of Paul and Felicity at Arcane Promotions (the people who bring the excellent Deathfest annually to London), we had the chance to see Pestilence right here on our doorstep, instead of traipsing over half of Europe to catch them at festivals – although no doubt we’ll be doing that in the summer anyway!

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Rockhimlen Rock & Metal Festival in Helsingborg Sweden 2007

August 8th, 2007


Rockhimlen Rock Metal Festival

Hedens IP
12-14/7  -2007

Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Pictures by: Anders Sandvall


After coming home from the muddy banks of the Roskilde Festival it was time to head to Helsingborg, a town situated a few miles north of Malmoe, Sweden to enjoy the newly started Rockhimlen Festival. During the festival’s 2 days 23 acts performed. That was about 12 acts per day and the festivals main focus was set to lift up glam/sleaze acts in the light. The bands were mostly local but there were also a few more well known acts from other parts of Sweden as well as from Great Britain.



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Fear Factory/Strapping Young Lad/Soilwork/Darkane Live In Vancouver: December 5, 2005

January 9th, 2006

Fear Factory/Strapping Young Lad/Soilwork/Darkane
Monday, December 5, 2005
The Croatian Cultural Centre
Vancouver, BC  Canada


**Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland

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