Darkest Horizon Talks of New Music, Current Works and More!

Mixer-uppers DARKEST HORIZON have quite a bit of content out, some EPs, albums, and single's as well. The band then goes on to mention word of new music, and hoping to play shows really soon. Find out what else was said below.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

As you may know, the band has been around since 2010. A lot has happened since the formation. We have played a lot of shows at big festivals. For example, we played at “Metaldays” in Slovenia and were co-headliners at “Mealstrom Festival” in Sri Lanka. We also played lots of festivals in Germany, like Eisenwahn Festival and Dong Open Air. Furthermore, we toured with Cradle of Filth and Wintersun. In total, we have released two albums and two Eps. Over the years some line-up changes have happened. 

The current line-up is incredibly strong and it's a lot of fun to write new songs and hopefully play gigs again soon.

Chris (keyboard) writes all the songs and orchestrations. Enis is our singer and responsible for all vocals, no matter if growl or clean vocals. Jonas supports Enis with the vocals and plays the bass. But not only that, he arranges the orchestrations, songs and manages the recordings. And me, Daniel, play the guitar and manage many other things besides the music.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

This is a difficult question. Our band name comes from the first line-up of the band in early 2010, which I wasn’t part of. Olli, our former lead guitarist, and founder of the band came up with it together with my predecessor. After Olli left the band, we have discussed to change it. Due to its large history and loads of memories attached to it, we decided to keep it.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are from Frankfurt in Germany. The music scene here is good, considering the circumstances. Since, Frankfurt is actually known for its electro scene, as a metal band the stand is always a bit difficult. But still, we have loyal fans in our close surroundings. We aren’t sure why, but it appears that countries like Finland and USA are more receptive to our kind of music.

The second question is actually very hard to answer. Over the years we have the privilege to play together with many great musicians and naming all them would be way to long, but of the top of my head bands like Agrypnie, Tankard, Streams of Blood, Third wave and Snow white Blood are definitively worth checking out!

4. How would you describe your style?

I would describe our music like this: “it's like a lord of the rings movie with WAY too many orcs.” The symphonic side is very powerful and often seems like a film score with a good portion of metal mixed in. The whole thing is then spiced with our personal touch.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

So far, we have first released the two EP's "Shattered Skies" and "Scattered Worlds". After that two long-playing records "The Grand Continuum" and "Aenigmata" have been released. The last two releases were singles "Ad Nauseam" and "Conquer and Command". We will continue in this direction by releasing singles through which we can try out ourselves and refine our songs from song to song. We will not stand still and will continue to work on regular releases. But we do not rule out Eps or even an album, because we don't want to be limited musically.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We are constantly working on new music. So always be aware and follow us on our social media platforms.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Due to the whole Corona situation, everything has been put on hold for the time being. But as soon as it becomes possible again, shows will be planned and maybe even one or another tour.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We plan to spread our music as far as possible around the globe and play shows wherever people want to listen to us.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can find us everywhere where there is internet. Personally, we like it best when our fans support us on bandcamp (darkesthorizon.bandcamp.com). This platform gives bands like us the opportunity to get closer and more direct contact with our fans and you can also support us there. But we also have our own homepage (www.darkesthorizon.com) with our own little webshop. Here fans can order everything we currently have in stock and we ship it worldwide.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

First and foremost, we want you to have a great experience. We hope that we are able to transmit our thoughts and stories and that they resonate with you. And our highest goal is, that these stories are something that makes you think deeply about our most human experiences.

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