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September 03, 2015:

Launch of Dark Fortress' own online merchandise store

Finally Dark Fortress launch their own official online merchandise shop! This store has been in the making for quite a while and long overdue and now at the end of the festival season we thought it would be a perfect point of time for the official introduction. For now we offer just a small but well chosen selection of items and the actual stocks are very limited. You can also find some very rare items which are almost sold out like the "Antiversum" shirt with a black on black print. Over time we will increase the selection of shirts, albums and other items as well as the stocks to make sure to cater for your needs. Orders are accepted world wide!

 

May 18, 2015:

Website Update and Summer Festivals

After a few months of stasis in the virtual word, our official website darkfortress.org finally underwent some long due updates. Please also check out the "Live" section for our forthcoming shows on various European summer festivals.

 

October 9, 2014:

Only one week before we hit the road with Secrets of the Moon and Schammasch. Haven't got a ticket yet? Follow the pre-sale links on our website and get yours now!

http://www.darkfortress.org/Live.html

 

September 22, 2014:

To our US American fans:

As stated earlier on our Facebook page there has been a misprint regarding some of the booklets of the US Jewel Case Version of „Venereal Dawn“. In case you have discovered that misprint in your booklet (the lyrics for the song „Betrayal and Vengeance“ are missing while the lyrics for the songs „Lloigor“ and „Luciform“ are printed twice instead) please get in touch via email with the US office of Century Media records (mail@centurymedia.com). Please put “Dark Fortress – Booklet Request” as the header, include your name and shipping address and they will get you squared away ASAP.

 

July 8, 2014:

DARK FORTRESS – launch "Venereal Dawn", the 1st song taken from their upcoming album via rockhard.de

“The sun is rising. Over a tortured and scarred landscape, the sun crawls over the horizon with a feverish scarlet glow. Its sick corona of expanding light makes the air glimmer like a tangible plague, which sickens all living things directly exposed to its light...”

And so it begins… As the living light starts to send its deadly rays upon the Earth DARK FORTRESS have launched the opener and title track of their forthcoming album “Venereal Dawn” via the website of Germany’s Rock Hard magazine:

http://bit.ly/1qeYSEc

“Venereal Dawn” is scheduled for a release on the following dates:

Europe, Australia / NZ: September 1st, 2014

USA, Canada: September 2nd, 2014

“What happens to life on earth if the fragile laws of nature are altered even by a little bit? How can the human psyche deal with the perspective of inevitable extinction? How far can the human soul be stripped before its essence vanishes completely? Can we contain the implications of forced and radical evolution and the insanity it brings?” Questions raised by DARK FORTRESS frontman and lyricist Morean on the band’s 7th studio album “Venereal Dawn”. Like most previous DARK FORTRESS albums, “Venereal Dawn” is again a concept album. Its nine songs weave a tale of survival, betrayal and sacrifice in an extremely hostile environment:

1. Venereal Dawn
2. Lloigor
3. Betrayal And Vengeance
4. Chrysalis
5. I Am The Jigsaw Of A Mad God
6. The Deep
7. Odem
8. Luciform
9. On Fever's Wings

Expect epic song structures, mighty sonic cathedrals, virulent and sinister magic and lots of unexpected twists and turns as the bands drags you screaming and headbanging through the abysmal roller coaster of their universe once more.

To spill the viciousness of their upcoming, 7th studio album “Venereal Dawn” live DARK FORTRESS will tour throughout Europe together with Secrets Of The Moon and Schammasch in October:

DARK FORTRESS
Secrets Of The Moon, Schammasch

presented by Rock Hard, Legacy, Metal.de
16.10.14 (DE) Munich - Feierwerk  
17.10.14 (CH) Vevey - Rocking Chair 
18.10.14 (DE) Trier - Exhaus 
19.10.14 (FR) Paris - Point Ephemere 
20.10.14 (UK) London - Underworld 
21.10.14 (NL) Nijmegen - Doornroosje 
22.10.14 (DE) Essen - Turock 
23.10.14 (DE) Berlin - Magnet 
24.10.14 (AT) Vienna - Viper Room 
25.10.14 (CH) Winterthur -  Gaswerk 
26.10.14 (DE) Nürnberg - Rockfabrik

 

June 27, 2014:

DARK FORTRESS – announce European tour with Secrets Of The Moon, Schammasch in October

To spill the blackness and viciousness of their upcoming, 7th studio album “Venereal Dawn” live DARK FORTRESS will tour throughout Europe together with Secrets Of The Moon and Schammasch in October:

DARK FORTRESS
Secrets Of The Moon, Schammasch

presented by Rock Hard, Legacy, Metal.de

16.10.14 (DE) Munich - Feierwerk
17.10.14 (CH) Vevey - Rocking Chair
18.10.14 (DE) Trier - Exhaus
19.10.14 (FR) Paris - Point Ephemere
20.10.14 (UK) London - Underworld
21.10.14 (NL) Nijmegen - Doornroosje
22.10.14 (DE) Essen - Turock
23.10.14 (DE) Berlin - Magnet
24.10.14 (AT) Vienna - Viper Room
25.10.14 (CH) Winterthur - Gaswerk
26.10.14 (DE) Nürnberg - Rockfabrik

Venereal Dawn” is scheduled for a release on the following dates:
Europe, Australia / NZ: September 1st, 2014
USA, Canada: September 2nd, 2014

Venereal Dawn Tour 2014

 

June 24, 2014:

VENEREAL DAWN - Cover Art and Song Titles

VENEREAL DAWN

(Artwork by Nespress)

“What happens to life on earth if the fragile laws of nature are altered even by a little bit? How can the human psyche deal with the perspective of inevitable extinction? How far can the human soul be stripped before its essence vanishes completely? Can we contain the implications of forced and radical evolution and the insanity it brings?” Questions raised by DARK FORTRESS frontman and lyricist Morean on the band’s 7th studio album “Venereal Dawn”. Like most previous DARK FORTRESS albums, “Venereal Dawn” is again a concept album. Its nine songs weave a tale of survival, betrayal and sacrifice in an extremely hostile environment:

1. Venereal Dawn
2. Lloigor
3. Betrayal And Vengeance
4. Chrysalis
5. I Am The Jigsaw Of A Mad God
6. The Deep
7. Odem
8. Luciform
9. On Fever's Wings

“Venereal Dawn” is scheduled for a release on the following dates: Europe, Australia / NZ: September 1st, 2014 USA, Canada: September 2nd, 2014

Three years in the making, “Venereal Dawn” will take the band's traditionally rich musical spectrum further than ever. Always aiming for an innovative equilibrium between hellish black metal, sophisticated melancholy, atmospheres of metaphysical horror and a deep occult spirituality, the album will be a substantial offering to DARK FORTRESS' already extensive back catalogue. DARK FORTRESS have never taken the challenge of making a new album lightly, and again took a radically uncompromising attitude in concept and composing. Many songs were written since 2010's “Ylem”, and many were discarded again to make sure the new material would be able to exceed previous releases in quality, relevance and authenticity. Increasing scheduling conflicts with the member's other bands and jobs, as well as the humongous amount of hours that this endeavor required, had forced the band to postpone this release a few times in recent years. At the end of an excessive recording session in late 2013, nine songs were chosen to mark the band's 20-year anniversary with what they hope will become a landmark album in their long career. Expect epic song structures, mighty sonic cathedrals, virulent and sinister magic and lots of unexpected twists and turns as the bands drags you screaming and headbanging through the abysmal roller coaster of their universe once more.

 

June 03, 2014:

NEW DARK FORTRESS ALBUM

Dark Fortress 2014

We will release our 7th studio album worldwide on SEPTEMBER 1st, 2014 through Century Media Records. The record will bear the title VENEREAL DAWN and will be a concept album in nine chapters.

Three years in the making, VENEREAL DAWN will take our traditionally rich musical spectrum further than ever. Always aiming for an innovative equilibrium between hellish black metal, sophisticated melancholy, atmospheres of metaphysical horror and a deep occult spirituality, the album will be a substantial offering to our already extensive back catalogue.

We have never taken the challenge of making a new album lightly, and again took a radically uncompromising attitude in concept and composing. Many songs were written since 2010's YLEM, and many were discarded again to make sure the new material would be able to exceed previous releases in quality, relevance and authenticity. Increasing scheduling conflicts with our other bands and jobs, as well as the humongous amount of hours that this endeavor required, had forced us to postpone this release a few times in recent years. At the end of an excessive recording session in late 2013, we chose nine songs to mark our 20-year anniversary with what we hope will become a landmark album in our long career.

Expect epic song structures, mighty sonic cathedrals, virulent and sinister magic and lots of unexpected twists and turns as we drag you screaming and headbanging through the abysmal roller coaster of our universe once more.

Further details to be announced. A tour and video clip are in the making for autumn 2014. It took longer than we had hoped for, but as of today, one fact is undeniable:

DARK FORTRESS IS BACK.

 

October 11, 2013:

New album drum tracking

Dark Fortress have just started tracking drums for their (yet untitled) new album. The album is roughly scheduled for a release in early 2014. More news will follow soon...

 

February 4, 2013:

Dark Fortress has announced a new live date to their 2013 itinerary. The band will be performing at Extremefest in Hunxe, Germany, held on May 23 - 25th, 2013. The exact running order is TBD.

 

November 8, 2012:

Dark Fortress has announced a new live date to their 2012 itinerary. The band will be performing at the Alte Kaserne venue in Landshut, Germany on December 15, 2012, along with Obscura, Hokum, and Illegitimation.

 

September 17, 2012:

Black Terror 2012 Tour

We are proud to announce that Dark Fortress will be playing a headlining tour of the UK in November. Supporting them on the "Black Terror 2012" tour will be Saturnian (UK) and Ethereal (UK).

Black Terror 2012 will spread in the UK across the following dates:

November 15, 2012 - Liverpool at The Lomax
November 16, 2012 - Derby at the Vic Inn
November 17, 2012 - London at the Bull and Gate
November 18, 2012 - Bristol at The Croft

The band is currently planning more shows for 2012 and 2013. Please visit the Official Dark Fortress website at www.darkfortress.org regularly for updates.

 

July 11, 2012:

The following is an update to the upcoming Dark Fortress performance at the Party.San Open Air 2012 - Dark Fortress are scheduled to play on Friday, August 10th, from 18:30 - 19:15. Tickets are available at this location: Party.San Open Air 2012 Tickets.

 

June 25, 2012:

Dark Fortress are pleased to announce a new live date for 2013 - Dark Fortress will be performing live at the 2013 Dark Easter Metal Meeting, to be held March 31, 2013 in Munich, Germany.

 

May 11, 2012:

We are back from our tour as direct support for the mighty Nachtmystium, together with Verdelet, Phlefonyaar and Wraithcult! It was a pleasure to share the stage with those bands every night, so a big thank you to each and every one of them! And also of course to the ones attending the shows, thank you very much, we had a blast!

Also we want to take the time and thank and salute our session members for this tour - A.R. (Secrets Of The Moon, Odem Arcarum, Ascension - guitar), Tobias Ludwig (Wraithcult, Thulcandra - bass) and Phenex (Dood - keyboards). You guys rock! It's been an honor working with the three of you. We are very grateful to have shared the stage with you.

Draug and Paymon unfortunately could not join us on this tour due to schedule conflicts; additionally, shortly before the tour started, Asvargr had to cancel due to an injury. We wish Asvargr a speedy recovery and look forward to having our actual line-up back at our next show, which will take place at the renowned "Wave Gotik Treffen" in Leipzig/Germany on the 26th of May! We are very proud to take part in this event, so make sure to be there when the city of Leipzig gets painted black in a few weeks...

 

 

 

 

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