In 2008, Aldébaran (ex. ARTEFACT) and Cervantes joined their forces to create DARKENHÖLD with the aim to play authentic Medieval Black Metal. After two split-CDs. DARKENHÖLD released its first album A Passage To The Towers. The band goes then away to defend its music in public, before beginning the writing process of the second opus. With Echoes To The Stone Keeper”, the band develops its universe, evocative power and sound signature: a melodic Black Metal made of foggy landscapes, ruins and mysterious medieval majesty. To conceive Castellum the band plunged into ancient times where legendary castles and fortresses were raised proudly to impose their magnificience. This third album gives a new life to the old stones that are full of history through a personal and imaginative work. “Memoria Sylvarum”, the fourth opus, released in May 2017, is an ode to solitary wanderings in the forest and forgotten ruins. This majestic Black-Metal is a true invitation to a journey in these authentic places where myths and legends live on.
Castellum brings up the history of fortified castels and emblematic places from France through a legendary angle, using a Black Metal both melodic, atmospheric and majestic.
Track Listing :
1. Strongholds Eternal Rivalry
2. Le Castellas du Moine Brigand
3. Majestic Dusk Over the Sentinels
4. Glorious Horns
5. Feodus Obitus
6. Le Souffle des Vieilles Pierres
7. L'incandescence Souterraine
8. Mountains Wayfaring Call
9. The Bulwarks Warlords
10. Medium Aevum
11. Le Castellas du Moine Brigand (2018)
12. Cors Glorieux (2018)
13. L'incandescence Souterraine (2018)