Dark Continent is the first full length album by Los Angeles new wave band Wall of Voodoo, released in 1981 on IRS Records. It reached #177 on the US album charts. The original compact disc version was released by A&M in 1992. Australian label Raven Records issued a digitally remastered CD of Dark Continent coupled with Call of the West in 2009.
A music video was produced for the song "Call Box (1-2-3)" and the band performed "Back in Flesh" in the 1981 concert film Urgh! A Music War. Early live versions of four songs ("Red Light", "Animal Day", "Back in Flesh" and "Call Box (1-2-3)") are featured on the Index Masters compilation.
In a retrospective review, Allmusic declared Dark Continent to be Wall of Voodoo's greatest album, claiming the absence of any weak songs and the album's intensely original voice and style as justification.