|Genres||Melodic death metal|
|Years active||1999–2008, 2014–present|
|Labels||Massacre, Nuclear Blast, Black Lotus|
|Associated acts||Dawn of Relic, Deathbound, Deathchain, Defleshed, Helltrain|
The Duskfall is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Luleå, Sweden, formed in 1999. The band released four full-length studio albums and, shortly afterwards,the band split in 2008 and got back together 2014.
The band was formed in 1999 when guitarist Mikael Sandorf, split-up from his previous melodic death metal band Gates of Ishtar and shortly afterwards the band was created. Initially the band would be named Soulash, until changing it in 2001 to The Duskfall. Although line-up changes would hamper the band at first when band members Tommi Konu and Urban Carlsson departed, they would quickly fill the vacant slots with drummer Oskar Karlsson (from the later period of Gates of Ishtar) and bassist Kaj Molin. Soon after, the band would record and release their first demo entitled Deliverance in 2001.
In 2002, Duskfall released their debut album Frailty, which was produced by Daniel Bergstrand. After the release of Frailty, Joachim Lindbäck would join the band on guitar. The final product was 2003's Source which was recorded at Daniel Bergstrand's Dug Out Studios. Duskfall would suffer more departures in the form of members Joachim Lindbäck and Kaj Molin. Eventually the band would recruit Antti Lindholm (also the vocalist and guitarist in Finnish hard rock trio Lambs) on guitars and Marco Eronen on bass. With the new additions, Duskfall would focus on recording their third studio album, Lifetime Supply of Guilt.
The Duskfall completed their latest album The Dying Wonders of the World, which was released on October 26, 2007.
A statement on the official website dated August 4, 2008, confirmed that the band quit following the departure of main songwriter and founder Mikael Sandorf.
Earlier in 2014 Mikael Sandorf announced the band was back together via social media (Facebook and Twitter) and would be recording for the bands fifth album. The album titled "Where The Tree Stands Dead" was produced by Ahti Kortelainen (Sonata Arctica, Moonsorrow, Sentenced).
According to Apostasy Records the album will be released on November 21, 2014 in Germany/Switzerland/Austria, November 24, 2014 in the UK and the rest of Europe and January 13, 2015 in North America.
- Magnus Klavborn – vocals
- Mikael Sandorf – guitars
- Ronny Edlund – guitars
- Jonatan Storm – bass
- Fredrik Andersson – drums
- Former members;
- Kaj Molin – bass guitar
- Tommi Konu – bass guitar
- Urban Carlsson – guitars
- Joachim Lindbäck – guitars
- Marco Eronen – bass guitar
- Glenn Svensson – guitars
- Pär Johansson – vocals
- Jonny Ahlgren – guitars
- Kai Jaakkola – vocals
- Matte Järnil – bass guitar
- Oskar Karlsson – drums
- Antti Lindholm – guitars
|Album title||Release date||Record label|
|Frailty||November 30, 2002||Black Lotus|
|Source||December 30, 2003||Black Lotus|
|Lifetime Supply of Guilt||August 12, 2005||Nuclear Blast|
|The Dying Wonders of the World||October 26, 2007||Nuclear Blast/Massacre|
|Where the Tree Stands Dead||November 21, 2014||Apostasy Records|
In popular media
- The video for the song "Shoot It In" is featured in the video game The Darkness.
- The song "Case Closed" is featured in the film Five Across the Eyes.