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Darkwoods My Betrothed

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(1994 – present)

Darkwoods My Betrothed are a Melodic Black Metal band from Kitee, Finland.

Formed in 1992 as Virgin’s Cunt, they set out to be the “most blasphemous black metal band in Europe”, in a rather tongue-in-cheek sense. After recording a couple demos under this name, the band started to take themselves a lot more seriously and changed their name to Darkwoods My Betrothed. They recorded the demo Dark Aureolis Gathering in 1994, not too different from the band’s roots in extreme black metal, but it started to show serious maturity in the song-writing and delivery, mostly noticed in the strange and rather unnerving vocals; not only a traditional black metal shriek, the singers also did a wail-type of scream.

In 1995, Hammerheart Productions released Heirs of the Northstar, their first full-length album, which was a turning for the group. Still holding true to their black metal roots, the band also started to experiment with a slower-paced and more melodic viking metal sound, and usage of “drunken Viking” style clean vocals mixed with the traditional black metal screams. The lyrics were also quite different from those in the demo days; rather than dark and Satanic rantings, bassist/lyricist Teemu started a powerful fascination with Odinism and the Gods of Valhalla, and anger towards the old Christian kings that forced their religion down the throats of the heathen Scandinavians. Most of the lyrics seem to dwell on the old days and the destruction of the cross in the name of Odin.

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  • aphoticapathy

    Only 4049 listeners? Surprising when you think of how good Witch-hunts is.... < Surprised at the number of listener's now? haha.

    17 Nov 1:38am Reply
  • Danzigo

    All material rules. From demos to Witch-Hunts. One of a kind, in a way.

    30 Jan 2012 Reply
  • harris4got

    Inside the Circle of Stones FTW

    30 Nov 2011 Reply
  • unholydeath

    @icyguitar: Neither Holopainen or Vuorinen were actual members of the band. Only session players in studio.

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • icyguitar

    I'd like to see pictures of Nightwish members with corpsepainting

    1 Nov 2010 Reply
  • unholydeath

    Tuomas also played keyboards in Nattvindens Gråt which was a side-project of Teemu.

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
  • pr1nceofpersia

    nightwish is associated coz both the guitarist and keyboardist played for this band. In fact 2 of their best songs (Autumn roar thunder and Ygg w/e childrens fall) are written by tuomas of nightwish!

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
  • TheJonMaster

    LAMFO at the picture!

    5 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Axeforhire66

    The clean vocals could use improvement, but otherwise they're very good.

    1 Jul 2010 Reply
  • MaidenSlayer

    I mostly like the guitar monotone and smooth effect. But, really could do with some tremolo picking. That would make this band whole lot better.

    6 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Scrambl

    Great Band

    3 Apr 2010 Reply
  • vinterskogen2

    Only 4049 listeners? Surprising when you think of how good Witch-hunts is....

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Remorhaz

    BURN, WITCHES, BUUUURN!

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Vierge_Noire

    Autumn Roars Thunder and Witch-Hunts \m/

    4 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Winter_Dave

    dude, they sound like uncommercial version of Dimmu Borgir seriously...raw sound and even vocals sounds similiar to DM.

    15 Nov 2009 Reply
  • moul3

    the rather unknown gem of melo-bm. Witch-Hunts is an album I just can't get tired of listening to.

    6 Oct 2009 Reply
  • hurricanerokr

    These guys are so goddamn crazy, some of the pics are uncommentable for me.

    2 Sep 2009 Reply
  • trollmaiden

    i dig this. a lot.

    30 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Remorhaz

    Witch Hunts rules!

    5 Feb 2009 Reply
  • beerhero

    Yggdrasil's Children Fall <3

    12 Sep 2008 Reply
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