DARKEST ERA are a Celtic Metal band from
Northern Ireland. They formed in 2005 under the name NEMESIS.
Originally combining NWOBHM-style Metal with Traditional Irish Folk
Music, 2006's self-titled demo was very well received in the
underground, winning the band many fans right across Europe and beyond.
In 2007 the band changed their name to DARKEST ERA, and with this a
darker and more unique sound was found. Influences from bands such as
PRIMORDIAL, viking-era BATHORY as well as touches of Black and Doom
Metal crept their way into the band, resulting in a unique style of
epic, dark, intense Celtic Metal.
In Winter 2007/2008 the band recorded their debut MCD "The Journey
Through Damnation". Eyes Like Snow, who were keeping a close eye on the
burgeoning talent of the band since their excellent NEMESIS demo, were
instantly ready for battle when the band agreed to have the MCD
professionally released, distributed and promoted worldwide.
With but two releases DARKEST ERA have forged a name for themselves as
one of the UK's premier up and coming Metal bands. It counts for
something when Alan A. Nemtheanga of PRIMORDIAL hails their MCD as the
greatest Traditional Heavy Metal record ever from an Irish band.
Together with a reputation as providing one of the countries most
spellbinding and heart stopping live shows, the future looks bright for
this Irish 5 piece.