DARKANE had a contract with Nuclear Blast between 2001and 2005. During this time, they released the following albums:
• Insanity (2001, info)
• Expanding Senses (2002, info)
• Layers Of Live (2005, info | shop)
DARKANE rose out of the ashes of Agretator, an ill-fated yet talented band giving Watchtower (of course you remember them!) a run for their money. When Agretator became history, drummer Peter Wildoer and guitarist Christofer Malmström teamed up with fellow six stringer Klas Ideberg and bass player Jörgen Löfberg.
This new outfit immediately began to crystallize a more aggressive, straight-forward sound, both technical and brutal. The combination of Peter Wildoer's unique drumming style and a steady flood-wave of blistering guitar work created an eerie feeling that can only be described as... Darkane!
After the addition of singer Andreas Sydow (who replaced Lawrence Mackrory who sang on the debut "Rusted Angel" - an hyper-fast, technical Thrash opus!) the band released two other mind-boggling albums: "Insanity" (the name says it all!) and "Expanding Senses". Never before you heard such a unique mixture of technique, brutality, wickedness and musicality. Now, after three years of silence, it is finally time to get loud again! "Layers Of Lies" will crush the ears of every listener.
DARKANE manages to combine the attitude of "Rusted Angel" with the progress of "Expanding Senses" creating a powerful masterpiece in dynamic, technically oriented heavy Thrash Metal with more rage and fury than any Death Metal band. Every song is a blast, each has its own special appeal with the title track highlighting an hunting chorus. "Layers Of Lies" is the fourth chapter in DARKANE's history and this time the band felt confident enough to produce the album all by themselves. The result speaks for itself - the sound crushes everything away and fits perfect with DARKANE in the year 2005! Be prepared when the Thrashtank "Layers Of Lies" knocks you out!