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Cryptal Darkness




Australia - Disbanded.

Description

Gothic/Doom

Cryptal Darkness started life as a gory death metal band before shifting gears and becoming a generic My Dying Bride clone. Both bands even shared pianist/violinist Martin Powell. The band gradually moved towards a more Gothic Metal sound, and changed name after releasing their third album.

Discography

Chamber Of Gore (Demo)1994Self-releasedCD
Cryptal Darkness (Demo)1994Self-releasedTape
Last Cries Of A Dying World (Demo)1995Obscure Prod/Arctic SerenadesCD/Tape
Endless Tears...1996Obscure ProdCD
Descend Into Thy Grave (EP)1996Self-releasedCD
Promotional Sampler (EP)1997Obscure ProdCD
They Whispered You Had Risen1999Icon RecordsCD
Dawn Of The New Age (Compilation)2000Icon RecordsCDr
Chapter II - The Fallen2001Icon RecordsCD

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They Whispered You Had Risen (1999)

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In 2003, Cryptal Darkness officially disbanded, though guitarist/vocalist Mark Kelson carried some of its members and already-written material into new project The Eternal.

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