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:
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!