Crest Of Darkness
Norwegian Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS have released a lyric video for the track “From the Dead” taken from their sixth full-length album “In the Presence of Death”, which was released last year on My Kingdom Music. The video can be seen on the band’s YouTube channel below:
CREST OF DARKNESS is the dark offspring of frontman and bassist Ingar Amlien, who formed the band in the mid-nineties at a time when the popularity of his then-band CONCEPTION was at its height. Amlien had always wanted to more fully explore his interest in Vampirism and Satanic ideology, and to do this he realised that he would have to move away from the Progressive side of Power Metal, and CREST of DARKNESS is the vehicle he chose. Using his passion for sonic brutality to create an intense form of Black Metal that makes use of Death and Epic Metal and even a hint of the Gothic, Amlien has, over the years, been able to develop a sound that is unmistakably CRESTOF DARKNESS in its intensity.
Aside from preparing CREST OF DARKNESS to hit the stage again, Amlien is also working on new material for the band’s next album, and has hinted that there will be some significant news coming from the CREST OF DARKNESS CAMP very soon. He is also currently working on a new album with ROQUEFIRE, the Hard Rock band for which he plays bass.
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Nine tracks tracing the history of CREST OF DARKNESS can be heard on the band’s SoundCloud page here:
Patricia Thomas Management has issued that “From the Dead” a track from the upcoming album from Norwegian Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS has today been debuted on the band’s SoundCloud page. The new album, titled “In the Presence of Death”, will be the band’s sixth full-length release, and is set to appear on My Kingdom Music on the 25th February. “From the Dead” can be heard below.
CREST OF DARKNESS was formed in the mid-nineties by frontman Ingar Amlien, at a time when his then-band CONCEPTION was at the peak of its popularity. Unlike CONCEPTION, which tended more towards the Progressive side of Power Metal, CREST OF DARKNESS allowed Amlien to explore his interest in Vampirism and Satanic ideology, which, combined with his passion for sonic brutality, created a much more extreme sound that has grown in power and intensity over the 18 years since the band’s inception.
The lineup on “In the Presence of Death” includes Amlien on vocals and bass, Rebo on lead guitars, Kjetil Hektoen on drums and Kjell Arne Hubred on rhythm guitars. Hubred recently left the band and and was replaced by DJEVELKULT guitarist Jan Fredrik Solheim. Track listing for “In the Presence of Death” as follows:
2. In The Presence Of Death
3. Demon Child
5. The Priest From Hell
6. Welcome To My Funeral
7. Womb Of The Wolf
8. Vampire Dreams
9. From The Dead
10. The Day Before She Died
Nine tracks from CREST OF DARKNESS, including the newly debuted “From the Dead” can be heard below.
The Official video for the track “Druj Nasu” from the CREST OF DARKNESS album “Give Us The Power To Do Your Evil” can be seen below.