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Black/Epic Metal Pioneers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED Return With New Album, “Angel of Carnage Unleashed”


After 23 years of silence, Finnish cult black metallers and pioneers of the scene DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED are making their long-awaited comeback with a new full-length album, Angel of Carnage Unleashed, to be unveiled on November 12, 2021 via Napalm Records. The album sets free a unique blend of brutal, fast-driven black metal and epic anthems, in which eerie screams merge with heroic clean vocals, monumental choirs and majestic keyboards along with gory stories of famine, war, plague and the inescapable brutality of Finland’s nature in the era of the Great Northern War (1700-1721). It features the old horde from the original 1993 line-up, now augmented by Tuomas Holopainen as a full member of the band and Kai Hahto (both Nightwish) as session drummer.


Guitarist Jouni Mikkonen on Tuomas Holopainen now being a full member of the band:

“Tuomas was featured as a session keyboardist on all previous albums. This time he was fully on board from the moment we decided to make this album and hence it was natural for him to become a full band member. He also made a substantial contribution to the creative process.”


Today marks an historic anniversary, as 300 years ago, on August 30, 1721, the Treaty of Uusikaupunki ended the Great Northern War and put the Angel of Carnage to rest. 300 years later, she will be unleashed again by DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED with the first evil-spitting single, "In Evil, Sickness and in Grief”, along with a vicious lyric video. Expect some of the fastest and most brutal black metal accompanied by epic melodies, choirs and majestic keyboards in trademark DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED style!

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