Followers of the Cult, 2014 brings a new festival confirmation: DARKEND will spread their Ritual over France at VORMELA FEST #2 alongside Bethlehem, Azarath and several more acts!
The current bill is the following:
+ 4 bands to be announced soon.
See you there!
Live @Vampiria Horror Gothic Cafè – 9/11/2013
Chaos Fest Black edition – 14/09/2013 with NARGAROTH
with Sinister, Master and More
and now it’s time to speak a little bit about our show. Well, what can I say? For the first time we used massive candles in front of the stage, despite it was afternoon (but remember, our fire is there not to light up but to INVOKE & PURIFY!) and what we had back from that marvellous crowd was a pure and constant flux of energy. Can you imagine a crowd screaming and getting mad from the beginning to the end? Well, we had it: one of the most wonderful crowd we ever experienced. AMAZING.
After the Ritual completion, we spent hours and hours among our fans for massive photo-shots, autographs and some nice chat. And even with the risk of repeating myself I have to scream it out loud once again: WE LOVE YOU, UKRAINIAN BOYS & GIRLS! By the Blessing of Darkness, we will be back there soon!
The second day was blessed again with some nice conversation with the Shining guys: Niklas K. spoke to us some perfect italian words and then he told us about his past sojourn in Sicily and about his strong friendship with Davide Toraro (WATAIN, ex-DISSECTION, ex-ABORYM), while me and the Bong Master discussed for a while about our musical tastes and about foreing cultures in countries like Turkey and Asia.
And sticking to the topic, I have to inform you that the SHINING live performance was just A M A Z I N G: Niklas is one of the best frontmen I ever experienced and his intensity while singing “Ohm (Sommar Med Siv)” really moved me to tears.
Through the labyrinths of Chaos, I’m sure that our paths will cross once again.
and so, the first day of the festival finally began. We reached the fabulous concert location by the already mentioned cable-lift and we stood there quite amazed: a metal stage on the top of a Carpathian mountain, completely surrounded by forests and wild nature, can you imagine that? *.*
The first day was entirely dedicated to folk/viking metal: we listened to a lot of good music, drank some tasty ukrainian beer, signed a lot of autographs and spent a lot of time talking and hanging around with Chrigel of ELUVEITIE (especially our dear drummer Valentz). It was quite good, don’t you think?
Oh, here below, you can admire me & Nothingness secretly portrayed by a Darkend fan among the crowd
We begun our travel from the airport of Treviso (ITA) and the first guys we met there were… SHINING (also there because the day before they played @ Metaldays). So we had our trip together, not only by plane but even by the official “Carpathian Alliance Bands Bus” when we reached Lviv: a funny 2 hours long trip to the hotel, among wild nature and ancient, little villages. It was a great way to begin, let’s say!
we had one of the most chilling and wonderful experiences of our whole career, the last weekend. Playing on the top of a high Carpathian peak, reachable only after 40 minutes long lift-cable trip soaring the wild forests and rivers of Ukraine, in front of a huge crowd of crazy and so devoted metal maniacs. This first “pill” is PROUDLY DEDICATED to all of you, boys and girls! Stay tuned, there’s more to come!