Darkest Sins is a five-piece melodic Metal band from Ålesund, Norway founded by Marius Danielsen and Anniken Rasmussen in 2009. For the last three years they have been working on their debut album. And now it is finally finished. It is mixed and mastered by Piet Sielck, known from the band Iron Savior. He has also mixed albums for Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, Grave Digger, Paragon and many more. Darkest Sins released a demo album back in 2011 and an EP in 2013. So, this is the first real album coming from Darkest Sins.
The band's line-up is:
Marius Danielsen – Vocals, guitar
Anniken Rasmussen - Vocals, bass
Sigurd Kårstad – Guitar
Peter Danielsen – Keyboard and orchestration
Ludvig Pedersen - Drums
Guest appearances by:
Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire) lead vocals on the 8th track, «Far Away».
Esa Ahonen (Cryonic Temple) guitar solo on the 8th track, «Far Away».
Jimmy Hedlund (Falconer) guitar solo on the 1st track, «The Broken».
Darkest Sins has a female and a male lead vocalist. They share the vocals 50/50 both live and on the album. This creates a great diversity in the music and makes the band stand out. Though Darkest Sins is a melodic Metal band, none of the songs are a like. The band likes to experiment with many different genres in their music, but their roots and main influences lies in classic metal bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and 80s era of Black Sabbath. This reason for this is that Darkest Sins' debut album reflects every member's preferences in Metal in a great melting pot. In the long epic song «Far Away» you will get everything from fast paced Power Metal to Italian opera. In Domineer you get influences from both Norwegian folk music, Nu Metal and Iron Maiden. The album also have Rob Halford type of high pitch screams, Joan Jett-rock songs, prog metal influences and so much more.
Darkest Sins has proven itself as a strong live band and has played shows around the most part of Norway. They have had many great special guests on their shows. Including Fabio Lione from Rhapsody of Fire and Tony Mills from TNT. In July 2016 they played support for Anthrax.