The Duskfall is back! Their new opus which was mastered by Ahti Kortelainen (Sonata Arctica, Moonsorrow, Sentenced…) marks the band’s return to the scene after seven years of silence and delivers all the strengths of the Swedish metallers!
Intense guitar solos, unforgettable melodies and brutal death / thrash riffing are the most obvious elements of the band’s style. Above all soars the aggressive, yet emotional voice of Magnus that gives a very special edge to anthems like “Endgame”, “Farewell” or “We The Freaks”. The artwork was done by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Morbid Angel…).
With “Where The Tree Stands Dead” The Duskfall truly embraced the essence of their sound. This IS Swedish Metal at its very best!
Before, “Where the Tree Stands Dead” (2014)
THE DUSKFALL have it all: the sheer power of finest Thrash riffing, Death Metal grooves and out-of-this-world hunting melodies.
This half-Swedish, half-Finnish quartet is setting new standards in complex song-writing and sheer headbanging power!
Produced by Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, DARK FUNERAL), “Lifetime Supply Of Guilt” is the new release from the Scandinavian combo and it combines and enhances all the strengths of THE DUSKFALL. “Intensity, melody, aggression” as Mikael Sandorf sums it up when talking about his music.
All of this and more can be found in the latest effort of the Swedes: intense guitar solos, unforgettable Power Metal melodies and brutal Death / Thrash riffing are the most obvious elements of THE DUSKFALL style. Above all soars the aggressive yet emotional voice of Kai that gives that very special edge to killer tracks like “The Shallow End” or “Hours Are Wasted”. With “Lifetime Supply Of Guilt”, THE DUSKFALL have truly distilled the essence of their sound.
This is Scandinavian Metal at its very best! Formed by guitarist Mikael Sandorf in Luleå / Sweden, THE DUSKFALL emerged from the ashes of the legendary but short-lived Melodic-Death act GATES OF ISHTAR. Early on in their career THE DUSKFALL had to suffer from a number of line-up changes and technical problems when both Tommi Konu (Bass) and Urban Carlsson (Drums) had to leave the band. After months of searching an old friend from GATES OF ISHTAR, Oskar Karlsson, came to rescue as a drummer while Kaj Molin replaced Tommi on the bass. Finally all seemed in place with a full line-up and by the summer of 2001 their first demo entitled “Deliverance” was ready.
In spring 2002 THE DUSKFALL finally released their highly acclaimed debut CD, “Frailty”, produced by Daniel Bergstrand. After the CD was released it was time to give another touch to the line-up when Joachim Lindbäck joined the band on guitars. Once the change was dealt with the band started focusing on writing new songs for their second CD, recorded once again at Daniel Bergstrand`s Dug Out Studios and entitled “Source” (released in Dec 2003). The responses from the medias were excellent as the band projected their music forward by returning to a more distinct sound and reclaiming their own roots. After the release of “Source” the curse struck again as Joachim also decided to leave to band to give more time to his family. This was a setback but the band got help from Marco Eronen on bass.
THE DUSKFALL had the chance to support bands like ANTHRAX and SLAYER and sign a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The result of this collaboration was “Lifetime Supply Of Gulit” – a raging record with hits all over. Maybe you heard and saw “Shoot It In” on compilations/tv shows – and you enjoyed it for sure! Now, two years later it´s time for a new album. “The Dying Wonders Of The World”. Once again, the album was produced and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand, except for the guitars and bass, which were handled by Michael Hahne at Promille Studios.
The CD was mastered by Achim Köhler – you bet the sound is excellent! The album itself will dissappoint nobody – as it´s a pure DUSKFALL record, but on the next level. Melodic Death Metal with a thrashy edge at it´s best! Sadly, bass player Marco Eronen left in order to concentrate on his main band, RAISED FIST. The new guy is Matte Jarnil, known from bands such as LOST SOULS or 21ST IMPACT. “The Dying Wonders Of The World” is a new chapter in the stunning evolution of THE DUSKFALL.