DARKNESS Reveals “Blood On Canvas “Album Details & Shares Lyric Video For First Single “Roots Of Resistance”!

DARKNESS Reveals “Blood On Canvas “Album Details & Shares Lyric Video For First Single “Roots Of Resistance”!

7th March 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

April 26, 2024 will see Essen, Germany-based thrashers DARKNESS unleash their most ferocious album to date! “Blood On Canvas” will be coming out on Massacre Records, the pre-sale has just started at https://lnk.to/bloodoncanvas


The new DARKNESS songs seem to be more aggressive and heavier than anything else in the band’s discography to date. Although it’s not a concept album, “Blood On Canvas” is not a mere collection of nine songs created in one period, but a multi-faceted sound painting, painted with the colours of wrath. While the album recordings had already begun in mid-October 2023, DARKNESS and guitarist Meik parted ways during the production process, meaning that “Blood On Canvas” was only recorded by the four band members Lee, Arnd, Ben and Lacky. Now, the band has welcomed a new member to their ranks, guitarist Dominik Rothe!


“We are happy to announce that Dominik Rothe has joined the formation as the new guitarist! With his impressive musical expertise, and passion for guitar playing and thrash, Dominik will undoubtedly be a powerful addition to our sonic universe. We warmly invite all fans and supporters to experience Dominik at our upcoming performances and to celebrate the new album together with him and us.”


A lyric video for the first DARKNESS album single, “Roots Of Resistance”, is now premiering below! Get the song on all digital streaming services via: https://darkness.bfan.link/rootsofresistance

“During the first rehearsals for “Roots Of Resistance”, Lacky criticized the fact that the songs always start with an intro or a long prelude. He thought that a song could also start with a drum roll and then kick-off. Then he spontaneously played one, and that’s exactly what ended up on the album,“ says guitarist Arnd about the new DARKNESS track. “Lyrically, the song has its origins in an old ’68 Sponti saying: “If you don’t fight back, you’re living wrong”. There were times when people stood up for their convictions, many fought for them, and some accepted punishment or even death. The names have been forgotten today, their fight was pointless and hardly brought about any change.


What still counts are stock portfolios, wealth and profit. When people revolt or resist today, they are discredited and ridiculed. The “roots of resistance”, whoever or whatever they may have been, are buried and forgotten. What counts is “fuck, eat, watch TV”. So this song is an ode to indifference and ignorance.“


Musically, DARKNESS delivers the uncompromising and fast thrash metal they have been known for since their debut album “Death Squad” in 1987. However, the compositions on their forthcoming album are more complex and detailed than usual, without losing any of the aggression, heaviness and authenticity.


The nine songs were produced at Rambado Recording Studios in collaboration with Cornelius “Corny” Rambadt, with whom the previous albums “First Class Violence” and “Over And Out” were produced. For “Blood On Canvas”, DARKNESS and producer Corny set out to create an aggressive and powerful, but also honest sound. The cover artwork was once again created by Timon Kokott, with whom DARKNESS are collaborating for the third time.


1. Wake Up In A Rage

2. A Couple Of Kills

3. Night In Turmoil

4. Human Flesh Wasted

5. This And My Heart Beside

6. Truth Is A Whore

7. Defcon Four

8. Roots Of Resistance

9. Blood On Canvas

Blood On Canvas” will be available in the following formats:
– CD Digipak

– Ltd. Vinyl LP

– Ltd. Box Set (content: CD Digipak, flag, patch, signed autograph card)

LP Colors: black, blue, clear (+ available via the band only: red)


Order your copy here: https://lnk.to/bloodoncanvas


For More Info Visit:






16.03.2024 DE Marsberg – Metal Diver Festival
26.04.2024 DE Oberhausen – Kulttempel
03.-04.05.2024 DE Andernach – JUZ Live Club
30.05.-01.06.2024 DE Büßfeld – M:O:A – M.I.S.E. Open Air
29.08.2024 US Madison, WI – Blade Of Steel Metalfest
31.08.2024 US New York, NY – Rage Of Armageddon Festival
12.10.2024 DE Augsburg – Augsbangers Metal Meeting
09.11.2024 DE Berlin – Astra



Lee – Vocals

Arnd – Guitar
Dominik – Guitar

Ben – Bass

Lacky – Drums


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