DARKNESS EVERYWHERE Drops “The Architect Of Misery” Video/Single Featuring Light This City’s Laura Nichol; To Conquer Eternal Damnation LP Nears May 10th Release On Creator-Destructor Records

photo by Joe Calixto

Oakland, California-based melodic death metal outfit DARKNESS EVERYWHERE presents the second single from their debut album, To Conquer Eternal Damnation, nearing release in May via Creator-Destructor Records. The new song and its corresponding video, “The Architect Of Misery,” features guest vocals from Laura Nichol of Light This City.

Unstoppable and unflinching from the first note, DARKNESS EVERYWHERE’s To Conquer Eternal Damnation delivers ten volatile tracks, burning with the patented early-1990s Gothenburg sound, adrenalized with merciless high-tempo executions forged by the second wave bands of the style, citing The Haunted, Dimension Zero, Carcass, and Hypocrisy. With zero ballads or filler tracks, and no venturing off-course, through every minute of the album, DARKNESS EVERYWHERE stays intensely focused on decimating their target: the listener.

To Conquer Eternal Damnation was produced, mixed, mastered by the band’s own Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland and completed with artwork by Adam Burke and photography by Joe Calixto. The track “The Architect Of Misery” features guest vocals from Laura Nichol of Light This City, which arrives through an incinerating new video filmed by Kevin Burleigh, edited and produced by Alessandro Pulisci/Ugly Owl Films.

Founding vocalist/guitarist Ben Murray states, “We’re thrilled to share the second single from the new album, featuring my best friend and life-long bandmate, Laura Nichol of Light This City on guest vocals.  While Laura did a feature on our debut EP as well, we wanted to bring her back for a heavier song on the new full-length album and decided to have her as a guest on the darkest/heaviest song on the record. I really love the result, and she killed it as always. I hope fans of both bands dig the track!”

Let the flames of DARKNESS EVERYWHERE’s “The Architect Of Misery” video wash over you at YouTube HERE and stream the song everywhere including Bandcamp HERE.

To Conquer Eternal Damnation will be released May 10th on LP, CD, MC, and digital platforms. Preorders can be secured at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE. Also watch the prior video for “Retaliation” HERE.

DARKNESS EVERYWHERE is booking sporadic tour dates in support of the album over the months ahead, including shows with Crepuscle, Vale Of Pnath, Abigail Williams, and more already confirmed. Watch for additional dates to post shortly.

4/20/2024 The Hub – Redwood City, CA w/ Crepuscle, The Hunt
5/25/2024 Neck Of The Woods – San Francisco, CA w/ Vale Of Pnath, Abigail Williams, Summoning The Lich

DARKNESS EVERYWHERE formed as a trio in late 2020 with the goal of writing songs heavily influenced by the classic mid-1990s Swedish melodic death metal sound. However, this isn’t the individual members’ first time around the block when it comes to melodic death metal. Founding vocalist/guitarist/drummer Ben Murray is a founding member of Bay Area band Light This City, as well as being the owner Creator-Destructor Records, and now also a member of A Wilhelm Scream. Guitarist Cameron Stucky is a member of symphonic melodic metal act Crepuscle. Bassist Zack Ohren recorded and produced all of Light This City’s albums throughout the past twenty years and continues to be one of the leading metal producers in the industry, having worked with Machine Head, All Shall Perish, Animosity, Decapitation, Suffocation, and many more. Drummer Garrett Garvey fleshes out the now four-piece lineup of DARKNESS EVERYWHERE.

The glory years of early In Flames, At the Gates, and Dark Tranquillity are what largely inform the sound and aesthetic of DARKNESS EVERYWHERE. The core of the band is built on the feel of those legendary records, while offering a refreshing take on the no frills melodic death metal sound akin to the output of modern outfits Horrendous, Majesties, and Upon Stone. The band wastes no time in getting to the point of melodic death metal riffing and driving, thrashing tempos. Preceded by their 2022 debut EP, The Seventh Circle, and 2023 standalone single “The Glow Of Haunted Existence,” To Conquer Eternal Damnation is the band’s first full-length venture.