Veteran Norwegian Black Metallers CREST of DARKNESS have released a lyric video of “Sick Things”, the ALICE COOPER cover that will appear on their upcoming EP “Evil Messiah”, which is set for release on My Kingdom Music on the 23rd February in both Digipack CD and vinyl format as well as digital download. The video, produced by EstremArte, can be seen on the band’s YouTube channel, here:
A follow up to 2013’s “In the Presence of Death”, the band’s sixth full-length album, “Evil Messiah” will be the first studio outing of the band’s new lineup, which includes founder and frontman Ingar Amlien (ROQUEFIRE, CONCEPTION, AMLIEN’s INFERNO) on bass and vocals, Rebo on guitars, and Bernhard (ex- PALE FOREST) on drums.
Track listing on the four-track EP, which includes special guest Kristian Wentzel on keyboards, and was mixed and partly recorded at the MLP Studios and partly in Rebo’s own studio in Gjøvik, as follows:
1. Evil Messiah
3. Abandoned by God
4. Sick Things (Alice Cooper cover)
CREST OF DARKNESS will play three Norwegian dates in February, the first being on the 13th at the Felix Pub and Scene in Lillehammer. On the 14th the band will play two shows at the Kultursenter in Gjøvik, where the early show, starting at 18:00, will be open to all ages, something that is quite rare in Norway, a country with strict age restrictions at its venues. This will then be followed by a show for audiences aged 18 and upwards at 21:00.
CREST OF DARKNESS are also set to make their first ever UK appearance at the Black Hart in Camden, London, on the 7th March, on a bill that includes ACHERONTAS, THAW, MORD’A’STIGMATA and TOWERS OF FLESH
“Evil Messiah” is available to pre-order from the following:
A rehearsal video featuring snippets of the material from “Evil Messiah” was recently released on the band’s YouTube channel and can be seen below:
More information about CREST OF DARKNESS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
Nine tracks tracing the history of CREST OF DARKNESS, can be heard on the band’s SoundCloud page at