Sweden’s Black Lion Records is pleased to announce the signing of the United States Black Metal veterans Blood Stained Dusk. Known for digging deep and finding those rare bands that encompass the spirit of the label, Black Lion has an impressive catalog of metal bands ranging from those that are brand new to those that are resurfacing, thus making Blood Stained Dusk a fitting artist to add to their roster.
With an upcoming single and a full studio album in the works, early 2024 will unleash pure, unadulterated black metal to the masses.
The Blood Stained Dusk sound, which is like no other in U.S. Black Metal (USBM), captures unique, majestic, and somber tones accompanied by ritualistic brimstone and fire lyrics. The raw and menacing atmosphere of the band’s sound creates an epic and warlike ambiance. The music’s influence was originally forged by the traditional Norwegian and European Black Metal sound while powerfully emerging as a unique entity within the USBM culture.
Created in 1997 by founding member and drummer Profana, the band revealed its debut in 1998 with the Blood Stain Dusk demo cassette. Lineup changes brought the band a newfound force in singer/songwriter Dageth. This led to the release of the now classic EP, Thy Legions Reign Over Christendom in the following year.
In 2001 Baphomet/Necropolis Records released the band’s crushing debut album, Dirge of Death's Silence, which maintains a large, international cult following. The album is often regarded as one of the most influential albums in USBM history. A full US tour, alongside death metal legends Monstrosity, followed in late 2002.
In addition, appearances at historic metal venues and an appearance at Milwaukee Metal Fest firmly entrenched the band as a force to be reckoned with. In 2003 Blood Stained Dusk formed Black Flame Records and released their sophomore effort, Continuance of Evil. The label partnered with amazing international artists and released an impressive catalog of work.
Unfortunately, on the night of January 24, 2005, Dageth was tragically taken from the band at age 24; the victim of a fatal traffic accident. In 2008, the remaining core of the band consisting of Profana, Oroan and Thorgrin, were able to continue Dageth’s masterwork by releasing their third and most sinister recording.
Black Faith Inquisition was released via Moribund Records and was dedicated to Dageth’s memory. The album featured lead vocals from Pest, who is best known for his work with Gorgoroth and Obtained Enslavement. The album release was immediately followed up with a US tour as direct support for Finnish Black Metal legends, Horna. The tour was mounted in remembrance of Dageth, and upon its completion in 2009, the band elected to retire.
In 2020, fifteen years after Dageth’s tragic death, the band decided to resurrect the beast to bring the band’s vile message to a new generation of fans. The breakthrough single and lyric video, “Worship and Disintegrate”, was met with rave reviews and an urgency to get the band back into the studio to round out their impending three song EP.
Now, in 2023, the band has independently released singles for “Worship and Disintegrate”, and “No Light Shall Penetrate”. A third single, “Dead Lights Beckon Me” will be released this year via Black Lion Records.
The current line-up of the band consists of Profana (Drums and Backing Vocals), Thorgrin (Guitar, Keys, and Lead Vocals), Deimor (Guitars and Keys) and Ddraig (Bass and backing vocals) Black Lion Records
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Profana (Drums and Backing Vocals)
Thorgrin (Guitar, Keys, and Lead Vocals)
Deimor (Guitars, Keys, & Backing Vocals)
Ddraig (Bass & Backing Vocals)'
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