France's DARKNESS DYNAMITE has set "The Astonishing Fury Of Mankind" as the title of its debut album, due on June 9 via Metal Blade Records (one day earlier internationally). The CD was recorded at several French studios with experienced people at the helm. Stéphane Buriez (LOUDBLAST, BLACK BOMB A, L’ESPRIT DU CLAN) recorded the guitars at Elektricbox Studio. The mixing and mastering duties were handled by Remyboy (MATS & MORGANS, DEMIANS, SYN, RODRIGUE) at Ahddenteam Studio in Lille.
"The Astonishing Fury Of Mankind" track listing:
02. Hell Eve Hate
03. Immersion Inner-Nation
05. Chasing Inside
06. A Simple Taste Of...
08. By My Own
09. Dare I Say
10. The Everlasting Grace of Mind
11. The Astonishing Fury of Mankind
The song "Vice" is available for streaming at this location.
DARKNESS DYNAMITE was formed in January 2007 and recorded its first EP, "Through The Ashes Of The Wolves", in June of that same year. After selling out the first pressing of the EP, DARKNESS DYNAMITE decided to take things a step further and started the composition of its first album. As the writing process unfolded, a few artistic feuds begin to arise between the band and their former singer, who was later asked to leave the group. Armed with a replacement frontman in Junior Rodriguez, the band's music started flowing again, only even stronger, as clear lines are drawn and the artistic direction becomes more defined.
According to a press release, DARKNESS DYNAMITE "quintet combines heavy guitars, massive grooves and an intuitive sense for great harmonies and melodies to turn them into fantastic metal songs! [The band] integrates all of the modern metal flavours but takes inspiration from '80s metal with references such as METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, PANTERA and SEPULTURA. Their new vocal signature opens them a brand new horizon: heavy metal, rock, power metal… METAL!"