DARK FOREST’s news! Album’s artwork details revealed and slot on “Hell Over Hammaburg V” Festival!

dark forest booklet art

While DARK FOREST is about to enter Hellfire studio to start the recordings of their new album (third for Cruz Del Sur Music) entitled “Beyond the Veil”, English artist Duncan Storr has made public today some of the illustrations he especially crafted for the release. Besides the cover artwork, he worked on an entire set of original images that will be reproduced on album’s booklet.

More can be seen HERE (click on upper-left link):

Duncan Storr is credited for the astonishing cover artwork for many Skyclad’s classic albums such as “Johan’s Ark“& “Irrational Anthem” but also for Rage’sMissing Link“ (to not mention Elixir, Samson, Wyrd) .

We are also proud to announce that DARK FOREST has just been confirmed as part of the stellar line up of the “Hell Over Hammaburg vol. V” festival, where they will share stage with ANGELWITCH, SORTILEGIA, NIGHT VIPER, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, KHTHONIIK CERVIIKS, QRIXKUOR among others! The festival will take place on March 3 and March 4, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany.

DARK FOREST announces new studio album!

Dark Forest web promo 1
(pic by Manuel Trummer)

UK traditional Heavy Metal band DARK FOREST will hit the studio again in April 2016 to record “Beyond the Veil”,  the follow-up of their acclaimed “The Awakening” release.

For the album artwork the band has successfully hired the skills of Duncan Storr, known gor having worked and produced some beautiful artworks for Skyclad, Rage, Hawkwind, Elixir etc.

The album is set to be released in late summer 2016.

“Beyond the Veil”’s cover artwork and track list will be revealed soon!

DARK FOREST “The Awakening” PRE-ORDERS and VIDEO Song Preview

DARK FOREST‘s third album “The Awakening” will be released on February 28th in Europe and March 6th in the USA, and so far it has been very well-welcomed by the Metal press.

To convince you that this album is rightly been regarded as “one of the best heavy metal releases of early 2014”,  the band has released a videoclip of their new anthem “Sons of England” (without doubt, one of the most memorable songs amongst “The Awakening”‘s setlist). Watch the video here:


 

These are some of the European press’ comments:

“Ein stimmiges Album.” (Time for Metal, D)

“Dark Forest levert met ‘The Awakening’ een cd af met 9 sterke heavymetalnummers en een die makkelijk mee kan met de top van de heavy metal. Goede plaat!” (White Room Reviews, NL)

“The Awakening” is one of the first real heavy metal highlights of 2014. Please let there be many more!” (Metal Squadron, N)

“Das dritte Album der von Hingabe beseelten Briten, die ihre Band 2002 gründeten. Epischer und melodischer Heavy Metal, zuweilen nahe dran am Power Metal. Mit visionär-verträumter Aura!” (EMP, D)

“Ein wahres Jahreshighlight, das von Mal zu Mal stärker in den Ohren knallt und jeden Liebhaber epischen True Metals zum Jauchzen bringen wird.” (Stormbringer.at, AT)

“Ein klassisches Metal-Album mit leicht epischem Charakter.” (Legacy, D)

“Traditioneller Heavy Metal mit viel Melodie und einigen frühen Speed-Elementen.” (Bleeding4Metal)


We are now starting to take pre-orders for the album which will be available in the following formats:

| Compact Disc with one bonus track |

| Limited edition green vinyl |

| Regular Black Vinyl |

| Digital |

Both vinyl-editions include a download code.
We have also made some great beer mats that will be given away for free ONLY to direct purchase from our webstore!!

Additionally, we offer the chance to purchase “The Awakening” together with Dark Forest’s previous release “Dawn of Infinity” for a very friendly price! Check this fantastic promo here:

CD COMBO

VINYL LP COMBO


Finally, do not miss the chance to see DARK FOREST
celebrate the release of “the Awakening” with two live shows; the first live appearance will be next Saturday the 22nd of February at The Lamp Tavern in their hometown of Dudley, supported by Ascalon and Gunners Law.

The following weekend, DARK FOREST will be playing at Brofest II with the likes of Jaguar, Blitzkrieg, Atomkraft etc. Still unconvinced about buying their new album? Well, test their super-energetic live shows and decide for yourself!