Darkhold is a new heavy thrash metal band born from differents paths of its own elements (former members of methedras, nefastis, self disgrace and syndrome), whose skills and personal attitudes melted up together into the preachers, the only european tribute to american thrashers testament. There are immediately need and urgency to show up personal creativity and taste in order to build up original stuffs, where the main word is compositional freedom: 9 songs full of rhythmic intensity, ‘80 and ‘90 thrash backlashes, classic heavy metal, modern groove and melodic biting vocal solutions.
Repent your sins to the darkhold
Musicwebzine – Hi guys , who are Darkhold ?
Darkhold – We are five guys (with former members of Methedras, Nefastis, Self Disgrace and Syndrome) who decide to create a new heavy-thrash band, starting from the background of each one to create an original path to be followed year by year and record by record, we hope a long one…
Musicwebzine – Tell us about your latest release !
Darkhold – Our debut album “Tales From Hell” is the beginning of a long story about sin, and his evolution across different situations and different characters, in order to create a story that will never ends… It starts from the Dante’s Inferno with the characters of some famous fantasy tales, in a total concept of ucrony: what would happen in their lives and adventures if these characters took different, and of course worst and sinful, chose during their path? Take a look to them in our booklet, read their stories and you will find out the roots of their sins
Musicwebzine – What’s your favorite song and why?
Darkhold – Well, we are in love with all of them, for many different reasons, and we really have not a favorite one, because all of them show different themes and sins to be understood and lived; I think that the most representative could be No Strings On Me, Heads Will Roll, King Of Miracles and Hypnotized By Evil, these songs are full powered but each on with a different approach.
Musicwebzine – Which bands influenced your style?
Darkhold – Of course we are very influenced by our previous music experiences, but it’s an evidence of truth that we love so much the thrash metal history starting from 80’s and then, mixed up with a strong heavy metal base, in a circle pit of Testament, Megadeth, Pantera, Machine Head, Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate and Metal Church.
Musicwebzine – How many stile we can listen in your music?
Darkhold – Well, not so many, telling the truth, as I wrote in the previous answer we love that kind of metal influences, but we don’t want to forget the lesson of a mandatory change from grunge and alternative metal during the 90’s and the rebirth of thrash at the beginning of the new century.
Musicwebzine – What about the cover?
Darkhold – The cover of Tales From Hell is a two panel full draw of the ink tattoo artist Andrea Rota from Anatomink Studio, then painted/colored by Maurizio Piccinelli from Sabnock Design Studio: it’s the perfect representation of all the tales characters and their sins, their hope of sins redemption out of Hell and the awareness of their final destination.
Musicwebzine – Are you thinking of release a video?
Darkhold – We are planning right in these days all the details about our new video for the song Heads Will Roll, with its release approximately around the first months of 2024; it will follow the path taken with the previous release of the lyric video for the song King Of Miracles, we hope you will enjoy it