CREST OF DARKNESS
CREST OF DARKNESS was formed in the mid-nineties by frontman Ingar Amlien, at a time when his then-band CONCEPTION was at the peak of its popularity. Unlike CONCEPTION, which tended more towards the Progressive side of Power Metal, CREST OF DARKNESS allowed Amlien to explore his interest in Vampirism and Satanic ideology, which, combined with his passion for sonic brutality, created a much more extreme sound that has grown in power and intensity since the band’s inception.
In 2013 the Norwegian masters unleashed their most complete, extreme and intense album. Titled “In the Presence of Death”, the ten-track album amply demonstrated that CREST OF DARKNESS are indeed at the top of their game both in terms of writing and musicianship. Combining elements from both Black and Death Metal, it is, in fact, an album that has been described by many as the very essence of Extreme Metal, something that the 2015 release of the EP “Evil Messiah” more than amply demonstrates. Around two decades, two EPs and six full-length albums have placed CREST OF DARKNESS firmly at the top of the Extreme Metal genre
CREST OF DARKNESS LINEUP
Vocals and Bass: Ingar Amlien
Keyboards: Kristian Wentzel
CREST OF DARKNESS RELEASES
1996: “Quench My Thirst” – EP on Head Not Found
1997: “Sinister Scenario” – Full length album on Head Not Found/Voices of Wonder.
1999: “The Ogress” – Full length album on Listenable Records
2000: “Project Regeneration” – Full length album on Listenable Records.
2004: “Evil Knows Evil” – Full length album on My Kingdom Music
2007: “Give Us The Power To Do Your Evil” – Full length album on My Kingdom Music
2013: “In The Presence Of Death” – Full length album on My Kingdom Music
2015: “Evil Messiah” – Four-track EP on My Kingdom Music
CREST OF DARKNESS ON THE WEB
Official video for the track “Demon Child” from the 2013 album “In The Presence Of Death”
Official video for the track “”Sick Things” (Alice Cooper cover) from the 2015 EP “Evil Messiah”
Official video for the track “Druj Nasu” from the 2007 album “Give Us the Power To Do Your Evil”
Official video for the track “Inexplicable Bloodthirstiness” from the 2004 album “Evil Knows Evil”