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Darkestrah (D)


(myspace) DARKESTRAH formed in mid 1999 by Asbath in Bishkek/Kyrgyzstan. The first demo, entitled 'Pagan Black Act' was recorded in December 1999. In December 2000 the second demo 'Through the Ashes of the Shamanic Flames' was recorded and released through german label Curse of KvN Sadistic in 2003.

In February 2003 the debut album 'Sary Oy' was recorded, which gained a wide response worldwide through NCR in 2004. Great melodic parts were paired with traditional instruments like Kyl-kyjak, Komuz or Sygyt. Female Black Metal vocals and throat singing that created the atmosphere of the spiritual shamanic people. Sary Oy lyrically brings the ancient Kyrgyz tales about three sisters of nature in three songs. This record marked Darkestrah's as one of the most interesting bands within the Shamanic Pagan Black Metal genre.In February 2011 the band signed to French label Osmose Productions. This is without a doubt the beginning of a new era for the band...