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Berne, Switzerland (1999 – present)

Darkspace is an ambient black metal band from Bern, Switzerland formed in 1999, comprised of three members who call themselves Wroth, Zhaaral and Zorgh.
Space-age names for an equally space-age project. True to its name, what Darkspace’ s music describes is the nothingness of space.
Their style is characterized by an ambient surrounding, hazy production and monotonic sounds, which is somewhat uniquely melodic and variable. Mute guitar passages with blast-beats take turns with milder passages and sometimes even completely electronic passages, providing a fitting tribute to the cold, dark and void-like atmosphere which fills their work. Unlike most pure black metal bands, Darkspace also uses some rhythmic parts. This is evident in their first full-length-album, “Dark Space I”.
Darkspace borrows a great deal of influence from electronic music, eerie, ambient synthlines which flow from the guitars. Passage with clear electronic clubkicks or total void-like ambience are incorporated into vocal samples alongside the unnaturally lyricless and very alien sounding screams.
Their first demo, “Dark Space -I”, is available for free download at


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  • Kaltenhoenn

    Don't even talk to this guy.

    1 Apr 12:58am Reply
  • Steelvagina

    Unlistenable noise? lol

    31 Mar 12:51am Reply
  • spineshank155

    Guess you haven't heard of Merzbow.

    28 Mar 11:48pm Reply
  • NehCzneg

    Unlistenable noise.

    28 Mar 3:30pm Reply
  • zaruyache

    Well that's a bit of a bummer. I thought there were solid rumors about a new album in the works?

    11 Mar 4:17am Reply
  • brausd

    i dont care if we receive another record or not, they already released many masterpieces.

    5 Mar 5:20pm Reply
  • Kaltenhoenn

    Whoever is going, let me know about the details. Will need a place to sleep and as far as I'm concerned, Geneva is one of the most expensive cities in the world.

    5 Mar 2:35pm Reply
  • Kaltenhoenn

    "Extreme music fanatics from Switzerland and Worldwide : welcome to the HELVETE UNDERGROUND FESTIVAL. Please reserve the dates - October 2-3-4 - and organize your trip to Geneva, Switzerland, for this is going to be one of the greatest extreme music festivals of the year. Pre-orders and other details will be up in a few days."

    5 Mar 2:34pm Reply
  • spineshank155

    Care to link the source? There's been a new album in the works for quite awhile now, it makes no sense that the band would hype up a new album just to suddenly say that Dark Space IV has been cancelled.

    1 Mar 9:37pm Reply
  • femeref

    For those in desperate need of new Darkspace, why not check out Sun Of The Blind from Zhaaral?

    25 Feb 3:02pm Reply
  • Hexoctahedron

    I don't mind them not releasing a new album. I just wish to know what these people are up to. It's like with Necrophagist - the band claims to be active, but the absence of new releases or news just bugs me.

    25 Feb 8:59am Reply
  • BionicAir

    Darkspace doesn't know how to release shitty albums, hell or even decent albums, I'll wait as long as they make us wait, knowing Dark space IV is going to be an amazing journey into endless space

    23 Feb 2:21am Reply
  • goatprinciple

    Avantgarde Music informed me that neither Sun of the Blind nor Darkspace will release a new album soon. So do not expect new stuff.

    22 Feb 9:04pm Reply
  • Moloch_777

    I bought all of their albums, in limited digipack editions :-) also saw them live 2 times.

    7 Feb 9:44pm Reply
  • UntoAshes

    Kaltenhoenn is right though, they don't owe you anything. Especially since I'm sure most of you guys don't actually buy their albums. I hope Darkspace IV comes out in 6 years.

    4 Feb 7:59pm Reply
  • moreaupat

    ""2001: A Space Odyssey meets Darkspace:";; --> oh WOW! from 4:0 till the end, pure genius !

    31 Jan 11:43am Reply
  • BOECK39

    Wow, this is darker than dark ,....yes,....deep dark .endless space ....,wild stuff.......

    31 Jan 10:03am Reply
  • Kaltenhoenn

    Apparently you were the only one to laugh at it, grown up ;)

    26 Jan 3:26pm Reply
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