THE SILVERBLACK - PROTOTYPE 6:17
A year after the dark and melancholic “Rain On A Wedding Day” the industrial metal stalwarts The Silverblack are back with a brand new explosive album entitled “Prototype 6:17”. The sound has once again evolved if compared to the previous album: the tempos have become more sustained, the guitar-work is more relevant and there's an overall aggression that gives a sense of urgency to the whole work. Clear examples of this new-found energy are pounders like the opener “Prototype”, “Sine Missione” or the industrial smasher “To The Shadows”.
There's still a lot of space for the more melodic moments that usually culminate in extremely catchy choruses (“Embers”, “Hold On To A Whisper”) skillfully layered by NeroArgento's vocals that create a vivid contrast with the more heavy parts dominated by the feral vocals of Infernalizer. There is a particular attention to details when it comes to the synthesizers and the arrangements of the electronic parts, while the song structures themselves are usually essential avoiding being redundant, clearly showcasing the willingness to write direct and immediate industrial-metal anthems.
The dystopian cyberpunk atmosphere of the opus is well portrayed by a stunning sci-fi cover art by Noel Guard, known for having illustrated “The Industrialist” graphic novel by FEAR FACTORY's Burton C Bell, while the album's title itself is a clear reference to the 6:17 verse taken from the Book Of Revelation: “For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it? ”; and there's tons of wrath in the lyrics for sure: the main lyrical themes deal about anger, melancholy and a nihilistic existential approach that leaves no room for hope or a better tomorrow. A slight change of pace occurs when Infernalizer switches from the death growlish vocals to a more deep crooning tone giving songs like “Carnivogue” a more gothic-industrial flavour.
While the album has been recorded at NeroArgento's own Aexeron Studios in Turin as usual the production has been handled for the first time ever by both NeroArgento and his long time friend and producer Travis J Pierson at the White Eagle Sound in Baltimora, creating a more defined and balanced sound, giving more clearness to the usual THE SILVERBLACK signature soundscape.
Dynamic, focused, sharp and with every intention to kick you in the ass: these are THE SILVERBLACK year 2019.
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SYNTHATTACK - DIRTY DARK ELECTRO
The name says it - here comes the new SYNTHATTACK EP
The dark dancefloor hits machine SYNTHATTACK is back with a new anthem called "Dirty Dark Electro". What you read is what you get, a powerful, dirty and dark song which will stay engraved in your mind!
Last but not least, you will find the version 2.0 of SYNTHATTACK's hit "Loss Of Reality" taken from their debut-album "Club Takeover", such as a great remix made by their darkTunes labelmates SUPPRESSOR!
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CERNUNNOS - THE SVMMONER
The new EP of Argentina's best folk metal band!
CERNUNNOS are back with their new EP "The Svmmoner" which contains 4 brand new songs. Let them take you in their mystical world full of loud electric guitars, powerful growls, crystal clear clean vocals, and of course bewitching traditional folk instruments!
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We are extremely proud to say welcome in the darkTunes family to BLACKBOOK!!!! We were instantly seduced by this synthpop duo from Switzerland and their fresh and dark retro-wave influenced music.
One half of the duo is responsible for various radio hits which are still among the most played Swiss songs, as well as the title song of a successful international NETFLIX series.
The other half works as a musician for several of the best-known acts in the Swiss music scene. His history as a songwriter and producer includes numerous chart successes, including several best-selling Swiss singles, a number 1 hit in Luxembourg and several top 50 successes in Germany.
"LOVE IS A CRIME" and "I DANCE ALONE" are their first single releases, and we strongly recommend you to check these first two hits and their music videos.
Let's write a new page of the Darkpop history!