Darkwater (band)

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Origin Borås, Sweden
Genres Progressive metal
Years active 2003-present
Labels Ulterium Records
Website darkwater.se
Members Henrik Båth
Markus Sigfridsson
Magnus Holmberg
Simon Andersson
Tobias Enbert

Darkwater is a progressive metal band from Borås, Sweden. The band was formed late 2003 in the western parts of Sweden. During the first years of existence, they only did a few selected shows in Sweden while working on the material for their debut album. During summer and fall 2006, Darkwater recorded and mixed the album, and in early 2007, a deal was signed with the Swedish label Ulterium Records.

The debut album “Calling the Earth to Witness” was released in May 2007 and received extremely good reviews from all around the world. Apparently, Darkwater’s blend of melodic and progressive metal was something the scene was craving, and while taking inspiration from bands like Symphony X, Dream Theater, Andromeda, and Evergrey, Darkwater managed to create a sound of their own.

In May 2008, Darkwater recorded and released a music video for the track “The Play II”[1] and in June they did their first show in the US, at the Bay Area Rock Fest together with Liquid Tension Experiment, Jeff Scott Soto among others.

After additional touring in Europe, participating e.g. at ProgPower Europe 2010, Darkwater released their second album "Where Stories End" in late 2010. Although differing slightly from the debut, being more direct and song-oriented than "Calling the Earth to Witness", the follow-up became equally critically acclaimed as the debut. A music video has been recorded and released to promote the release of the album, "Breathe".[2]

In September 2011, Darkwater participated at the 12th edition of ProgPower USA.[3]

In 2013, the band announced via Facebook that they are working on their third album, which they anticipate will be released sometime in 2015.[4]