Following the release of the debut album and a European tour with Cannibal Corpse showcasing newly added vocalist Andreas Sydow, Darkane immediately began work on “Insanity”, their follow-up to “Rusted Angel”. Soon after the release of their sophomore album via Nuclear Blast Records in 2001, Darkane made their American live debut at the legendary Milwaukee Metalfest, where they performed alongside the likes of Opeth, Katatonia and Mastodon. Over the next few years, Darkane released two more acclaimed albums, “Expanding Senses” (2002) as well as “Layers of Lies” (2005), and they toured internationally with such groups as Testament, Meshuggah and Death Angel in addition to periodic North American tours with Fear Factory, Devin Townsend's Strapping Young Lad, Soilwork and Warbringer, among others.
In August 2007, vocalist Andreas Sydow decided to end his tenure with Darkane. After 3 studio albums and 8 years in the band he felt he had reached a stand still in the creative process. Undeterred by this blow, the band welcomed Jens Broman (Construcdead, The Defaced) into the fold and recorded their fifth album “Demonic Art” After some more touring during the following 2 years and the release of their first DVD, “Layers Of Live” in 2010, the band decided to take a break to build their own recording studio.
In the spring of 2011, vocalist Jens Broman broke the bad news that he wasn’t able to fulfill his commitment to do the “Demonic Alliance Tour” in September. Not wanting to cancel the tour, the band called up Lawrence Mackrory to see if he would be interested in helping out. Indeed he was and he travelled from Uppsala down to Helsingborg for a weekend of rehearsals. As events would unfold, Darkane and Jens amicably decided to go separate ways and Lawrence was officially back in the band as their vocalist.
After completing said tour, Darkane continued the construction of the new studio while writing material for their 6th studio album and in June 2012 they were finally able to start with the actual recordings. With help from long-time friend and producer Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, etc.), they set up a massive drum sound worthy of showcasing Peter Wildoer’s eccentric drumming, which has also been heard on releases by acts like Arch Enemy, Old Man’s Child, Pestilence or also Dream Theater’s James LaBrie solos releases in the previous years, and during the coming months they laid down the rest of the tracks for the new album. Along with Daniel Bergstrand’s vibrant mix and artwork courtesy of former Soilwork member Carlos Holmberg, “The Sinister Supremacy” showcases a new, darker and heavier version of Darkane. Mutated with new DNA in the form of Mackrory, they once more expand the boundaries of extreme metal. Ever experimental yet staying true to their roots, the 2013 version of the band is a brand new beast, ready to be unleashed. “The Sinister Supremacy” is coming upon you on June 28th, 2013 in Europe via Massacre Records and on July 2nd 2013 in North America via Prosthetic Records.