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Dark Forest - Dark Forest


Released:
CD - January 2009
LP - September 2010

Format:
CD/LP

Limitation:
CD - undisclosed
LP
black vinyl - ltd. 222
green vinyl - ltd. 222
red vinyl - ltd. 55*
(*Only available from our shop - one copy per customer)

Additional Information:

Dark Forest was formed in 2002 by vocalist / guitarist Christian Horton and original bassist Dave Batham. The idea was to write and play Heavy Metal music as inspired by bands like Iron Maiden and Deep Purple. As the song writing progressed, more of the lyrical themes became based around folklore and legends and the name of Dark Forest seemed to fit the atmosphere.

By 2004 the band had released a three track demo called 'Succubus' and were playing as many gigs as possible. After a few line up changes they recorded two more demos by themselves in 2006, 'Fear Dearg' and 'Phantoms of the Sea'.

By the time they came to record the debut album, the band had played many important gigs including twice as support band to Cloven Hoof, who Christian now plays rhythm guitar for, and had found the line up for the album. James Lees on guitar, Adam Sidaway on drums and original bassist Dave Batham had been replaced by Bill Clough. Since then, Clough has been replaced on bass by Paul Thompson and the band continue to gig and constantly write new and better material.

The vinyl version comes with heavy Gatefold jacket & full colour cardboard inner sleeve, on heavy black and coloured vinyl.

Tracklist:

I. The Battle Of Badon Hill
II. Pipes Of Pan
III. The Wizard Of Alderley Edge
IV. Dyed In Crimson
V. Excalibur
VI. Hollow Hills
VII. Fear Dearg
VIII. The Wrekin Giant
IX. Fight For Metal
X. Dark Forest

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ltd. 222           ltd. 222           ltd. 55

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forgotten-scroll.net (in English)
heavyhardes.de
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hellridemusic.com
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live4metal.com (in English)
metalcoven.de (in German): 90%
metal1.info (in German): 8/10
www.metal-observer.com (in German): 8/10
metalreviews.com (in English): 75/100
Metal to Infinity
(in English): 82/100
musikreviews.de (in German): 11/15
noise.fi (in Finnish): 4/5
powermetal.de (in German)
rockunderground-mag.com (in Spanish): 7.5/10
stormbringer.at (in German): 4/5