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DARK FOREST – Announces New Studio Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 2, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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UK traditional Heavy Metal band DARK FOREST will hit the studio again in April to record Beyond the Veil, the follow-up to their acclaimed The Awakening release.

For the album artwork the band has tapped the skills of Duncan Storr, known for having produced some beautiful artworks for Skyclad, Rage, Hawkwind, Elixir and more.

The album is set to be released in late summer 2016. Artwork and track list for Beyond the Veil will be revealed soon.


Source: ClawHammer PR

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DARK FOREST – “The Awakening” Coming March 11, On Cruz Del Sur Music

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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UK-based traditional metallers DARK FOREST are set to return with their anticipated third long-player, The Awakening. The album has been slated for North American release on March 11 via Cruz Del Sur Music.

DARK FOREST was forged in the Black Country, England by guitarist Christian Horton. For just over a decade they have been delivering their uniquely rousing, defiant heavy metal to the world. With the release of their self-made EPs in 2007, the band quickly gained the attention and support of the heavy metal underground, both in England and abroad, and then went from strength to strength, gigging across Europe and the UK and releasing their self titled debut album in 2009, then Dawn of Infinity in 2011.

In 2012 DARK FOREST recruited the outstanding vocalist Josh Winnard as their new front man and shortly afterwards also gained the incredible talents of guitarist Pat Jenkins. With this new line up, the band immediately began writing fresh material and entered the recording studio in June 2013 to produce their third album The Awakening.

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The album is recorded in 444hz instead of the standardized 440hz tuning. The decision was based by studying the lost “Solfeggio frequencies”, original sound frequencies which were apparently used in Ancient Gregorian Chants and were believed to impart “spiritual blessings when sung in harmony”* and also by studying the nefarious origins of 440hz. Tuning to 444hz corresponds to a “C” of 528hz on the Solfeggio Frequency Scale, the exact frequency used by genetic biochemists to repair broken DNA.  This frequency is also believed to encourage “Transformation and Miracles.”

DARK FOREST’s innate sense of melody remains intact on The Awakening, as well as the band’s trademarked epic twin-guitar dueling, but this time the album is permeated by a general sense of oppression and sorrow and sounds much more reflective than their previous works. Not by coincidence, The Awakening opens with the ending lines of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem ” The Mask of Anarchy” and ends with the anthem “Sons of England”.

The awakening must be both spiritual and intellectual and through the rediscovery of our roots and a connection to nature, must lead all humanity to remember the truth – that we are infinite consciousness and we are one. This is the realization that will defeat the global control system of the elite and set humanity free.



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DARK FOREST: Anticipated Sophomore Full-Length From NWOBHM Influenced Band – Due In November 2011

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, traditional heavy metal with tags , , , , , , , on October 11, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

On Tuesday, November 8th, 2011, Cruz del Sur Music will release Dawn Of Infinity, the sophomore full-length offering from recent label signing, UK traditional Metallers DARK FOREST, onto North American soil. Featuring ten triumphant NWOBHM-styled compositions, Dawn Of Infinity soars with over 50 minutes of glorious, unfiltered, heartfelt Traditional Heavy Metal fans of DARK FOREST throughout the underground have embraced since the band’s formation in 2002.

Two tracks from Dawn Of Infinity are now available for streaming via the label’s official Facebook page. Check out the tracks “Light Years On” and “Under The Greenwood Tree” at this location.

Cruz del Sur Music signed DARK FOREST in June of this year as the band entered the studio to record Dawn Of Infinity, after watching the young Birmingham, England-based outfit evolve over the last few  years. Bearing a strong appreciation for the forefathers of the genre, and producing the full-blooded sound of a distinctly English brand of Heavy Metal, the new album fulfills the expectations placed on one of the most interesting bands in the UK’s contemporary Traditional Metal scene, infusing British folklore and Celtic inspiration into their craft.

Dawn Of Infinity Track Listing:


Light Years On

Green Knight

Seize The Day

The Tor

Through The Glass Darkly

The Stars My Destination

Under The Greenwood Tree

Black Delta

Deadly Premonition

(Source: Earsplit PR)

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