Cosmic Empire

by Black Magic Darkness

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Michael F. Many thanks to FDJ for the heads up on their new EP... I went backwards to the debut; this full length is a stellar blast of conceptual metal, doom, stoner, punk,'s like listening to a riff-laden fantasy novel series. Digging the variety in bands of this ilk, ala RED FANG etc. Great, fun listen from top-shelf musicians.
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Black Magic Darkness

Band Members:
Dustin Chapin - Guitar, Vocals
Lee Wentzel - Bass, Vocals
Cody Isaman - Guitar, Vocals
Jarron French - Drums

"Whalebones and crosses stand against the Arctic sky
The wind blows through the graveyard where our fallen fathers lie"
- Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.

Black Magic Darkness formed in 2012 amidst the stoney peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Generating sludgy, metal inspired riffs from within our stronghold nestled in The Valley of The WASP, a land riddled with ghost tales of madness surrounding Hunter S. Thompson and long lost freaks like the Dark Brothers. Cocaine fueled fantasies and fur coats set against one of the most beautiful backdrops known to man and somewhere out on the fringes of this landscape amid the dry shrieks of crows and the howl of the wind, we sacrifice our thunderous riffs onto the icy snowcaps.

With the band's debut concept album, "Cosmic Empire", BMD weaves spooky guitar lines, dark melodies, crushing riffs and intriguing lyrics as if King Diamond cuddled up with Johnny the Fox on a chilly alpine night sipping Tecate out of his favorite drinking horn and scribbling down the madness of the last few minutes of life while your brain survives and scrambles to sort the memories and fantasies into your own personal afterlife. Cosmic Empire follows the classic yet seemingly forgotten art of making a record that is a journey from beginning to end, an ebb and flow of ups and downs meant to be enjoyed as a whole. With classic influences ranging from Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy to more contemporary acts such as Mastodon and Baroness, Black Magic Darkness puts songs and melody above all else in their writing. And although it may hard to see our flag flying among these rocky peaks, we let the 90 mph winds carry our riffs through the twisting labyrinths of the valleys below and out into the void. Check us out and call/text/send ravens to shoot the shit with us and possibly enjoy a few games of MTG and have a turkey leg or two. Thanks for your time.

"This shit will get you killed" - Metal Hammer

"Black Magic Darkness is a special band with talented musicians.
For fans of the Doom Metal scene ( Solstice, Witchcraft ,
Graveyard ) to modern stoner metal like Orange Goblin & Red Fang" -

"Voted best new stoner rock band of 2013 on"

"Sounds like a spooky Iron Maiden" - Metal on The Move


released November 21, 2013



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Black Magic Darkness Denver, Colorado

Black Magic Darkness is a Metal band from Colorado. Loud, heavy, melodic songs in the vein of Red Fang, The Sword, Baroness, and a touch of Thin Lizzy.

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