Darkness By Oath - Biography

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DARKNESS BY OATH, was formed back in 2002, influenced by the so-called Gothenburg sound, The band started composing new songs, and after some months did their very first recording. The band recorded a cover of "The Swarm" from the swedish melodic death/thrash masters AT THE GATES. The track was included on the "Slaughterous Souls - A Tribute to AT THE GATES" compilation, released on September 2004 by DROWNED SCREAM Records and GOI Music.

During 2005 DARKNESS BY AOTH recorded a demo on its own rehearsal place and played live the first time, entering Shot! Studios on March, in order to record the debut album, "Confidential World Of Lies", that was released in 2006 by DROWNED SCREAM Records and INDAR PRODUCTIONS.

After releasing the album, the band did about 30 shows supporting "Confidential World of lies" around the whole Basque and Spanish geography and stopped playing gigs in January 2007. Right after, the band started composing new material for what it would be their second album.

This second effort was recorded at Sound Source studios and mixed and mastered in Sweden, by no other than Dan Swano (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, Bloodbath…) during November-December 2007.

During the mixing and mastering process and due to some personal circumstances and lack of time, Ruben Alonso decided to part ways with the band, in amicable terms. A replacement was found in Gorka Otero (Bioterror) who joined the band quite fast and started rehearsing with the whole band by that very same time.

Once the album was completed, the band started sending out promo CDs to lots of labels worldwide, and some of them showed interest and asked for the whole album. After that, real proposals came in and after several e-mails the deal with CYCLONE EMPIRE was done by August 2008. Finally, the official announcement of the record deal was done by late November.

They are currently slated to tour much of the remainder of 2009.

(Source: www.krankamps.com)