DARKBLACK – Announce New EP “Midnight Wraith” And December West Coast Assault!

DARKBLACK – 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 realized 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 by clicking on the link below:

DARKBLACK – myspace music

Midnight Wraith EP Track Listing:

Doom Herald

Power Monger

Golden Idol

Midnight Wraith

Broken Oath

Midnight Wraith will be released on December 1st, 2010, via San Jose, California based Stormspell Records, who also handled the Sellsword album. Midnight Wraith’s ominous cover artwork is by illustrator Richard Smith. (See EP artwork at top of post).

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, DARKBLACK will be rocking alongside killer acts like Christian Mistress, Walken, Huntress, Gypsyhawk and more throughout the brief yet brutal trek… including a FREE hometown record release show on December 3rd.

DARKBLACK – December 2010 Midnight Wraith Tour:

12/1/10 – The Black Lodge – Seattle WA, with Skelator, Emeralds, Elk’s Blood

12/2/10 – TBA – Olympia, WA, with Christian Mistress

12/3/10 – Kelly’s Olympian – Portland, OR, (CD release show) with Spellcaster, Dead By Dawn

12/4/10 – Bender’s – San Francisco, CA, with Huntress, Walken

12/5/10 – The Hazmat (Your House) – Oakland, CA, with Dodsfalla, Bruxers, Infernal Graves, Drunken Hardcore

12/6/10 – Cinespace – Los Angeles, CA, with Huntress, Gypsyhawk

12/8/10 – The Cup – Eugene, OR, with Excruciator, Scrolls

12/9/10 – The Know – Portland, OR

(Source: Earsplit press release, November 17, 2010)




2 Responses to “DARKBLACK – Announce New EP “Midnight Wraith” And December West Coast Assault!”

  1. I just listened to this one. It’s like early Priest with really raw production. There is a certain charm to it, but it’s very primitive.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      I certainly agree with your every word. It’s that “primitive” aspect that makes me root for these guys though, this is a band that sparks a ton of those “Old School” memories for me. 😉

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