Dark Age (band)
|Genres||Melodic death metal, power metal, gothic metal, black metal|
|Years active||1995–2013 (Indefinite Hiatus)|
|Labels||AFM Records (Germany)|
|Members||Eike Freese |
|Past members||Torsten Eggert |
In 1994, Eike Freese, André Schumann and Oliver Fliegel formed a death metal band called Dyer's Eve. One year later the name was changed to Dark Age. The new name was inspired by a Vader songtitle, while their older one was inspired by a Metallica songtitle. In autumn 1995, they recorded their first demo Doubtful Existence. In December 1995, keyboarder Martin Reichert and in January 1996 guitarist Finn Dierks joined the band. Oliver Fliegel left the band in 1996. After Finn Dierks moved to the U.S. he was replaced by Jörn Schubert.
In Summer 1998, Dark Age recorded their first album entitled, The Fall, which was released after a contract with Remedy Records. In 2000, the album Insurrection followed and they played at Wacken Open Air. In 2002, the album The Silent Republic was recorded in the Stage One-studio. In 2003, they founded their own studio and played again at Wacken Open Air.
In 2003 Dark Age released their demo songs collection EP Remonstrations. They re-recorded their first demo songs. As a comparison they also included the original demo versions of the songs. Except for the first song which is a re-recording of a track from The Fall.
In 2004, their self-titled album Dark Age was recorded and released. One year later, the DVD Live, So Far... was recorded in the Markthalle in Hamburg. In 2006, Thorsten Eggert left the band and Alex Henke joined. In 2008 the album Minus Exitus was released.
On November 19, 2015, the band announced that they would go on an indefinite hiatus for personal reasons.
- 1996: Doubtful Existence (Demo)
- 1996: Promotion Tape Winter '96/'97 (Demo)
- 1998: The Fall (Demo)
- 1999: The Fall (Remedy Records)
- 2000: Insurrection
- 2002: The Silent Republic
- 2003: Remonstrations (EP)
- 2004: Dark Age
- 2006: Live, So Far... (DVD)
- 2008: Minus Exitus
- 2009: Acedia
- 2013: A Matter of Trust
- "Wacken Open Air - Bands". www.wacken.com. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
- "Hammer recording studio website". hammerstudios.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-08-13.
- "Wacken Open Air - Billing/Bands 2003". www.wacken.com. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
- "Dark Age - AFM Records". www.afm-records.de. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
- "Dark Age hiatus announcement". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
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