Blackthorn - Biography




An all-female metal coven named Blackthorn was formed on All Hallows Eve in 2004 and that certainly left a powerful mark on all aspects of the band's activity. Some drops and essentials of Symphonic, Black and Gothic metal, an ethereal soprano, violent extreme vocals, thunderous rhythm section, sinister guitar riffs, mystic sounds of a violin and occult words - here are the ingredients of a magic potion of Blackthorn, able to enchant almost everyone.

The metal witches first entered the studio in 2006 to record three songs for the demo The Prologue of Eschaton. A few years later, they recorded their debut album Gossamer Witchcraft, which was released in 2009 through Ravenheart Records. It's Russian version, entitled Araneum, was released the same year through Musica Production.

Thanks to the soul-stirring music, preternatural magnetic energy and uncommon line-up, the band was quickly on the top symphonic metal circuit in their homeland and over the years have conducted many rituals in Russia and abroad in such countries as Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia and Poland. Highlights include playing on the main stage at Metal Crowd Festival together with Catamenia, Battlelore, Graveworm and Trail Of Tears, performances at Metal Heads Mission Festival and Iron Maiden Festival 2008 & 2011, support shows for Vesania, Christ Agony, Hate and Frantic Amber.

In December 2011 Blackthorn released the second album Codex Archaos via Russian label MSR Productions. The new creation of the band's filled with dark atmosphere of alchemical chambers and has more aggressive and creepy sound than before. After the successful release of Codex Archaos, Blackthorn hit studios again to record their first single entitled "Era Obscura" which features two versions of one track in English and Russian languages. The single was released onto the internet on June 17, 2012. So far, it's only the beginning...

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