Bogotá, D.C., Colombia, February 22, 2019 – DARKNESS, legendary Colombian rock metal group announces a new launch for June 21, after two years of inactivity. This new production was recorded on December 21, 2018, produced by Flemming Rasmussen (Producer of Metallica during the 80’s) and was also Mixed and Mastered at Sweet Silence Studios, in Copenhagen, Denmark during January 2019.
DARKNESS returns to the artistic activity with a new line-up after officially finishing a 30-year career at Rock al Parque 2017. Singer and guitarist Rodrigo Vargas was not part of this new process nor will he be accompanying the band in the future.
The new members of DARKNESS are professional musicians and each one is a recognized artist, who has his own project. Their identity will only be revealed before the official launch of this new production.
The new song of DARKNESS is a derivative version of Metallica’s classic Fade to Black, which has been reinterpreted by the Bogota band, as a tribute to their idols and musical mentors. This production acquires artistic merit as it is a new version of the first ballad launched in 1984 by the Californian group and not just a cover.
This is a version authorized and licensed by Metallica, in a negociation that took two years, including the time it took to make Flemming part of our team, whom we admire since our adolescence thanks to works such as Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets or … And Justice for All, were he was the producer “says Oscar Orjuela, founder and drummer of DARKNESS, who is also its main composer.
Fade to Black (in Spanish) will be available only in streaming for fans starting June 21st, just the day when the night is longer in the southern hemisphere.
ABOUT DARKNESS: Recognized as a group that has contributed to the culture of Colombia, this legendary band influenced many of the musicians that today are part of the national rock scene. In 2017 they finish their 30-year career due to creative differences between their members, at which time the band was negotiating with the lawyers of Metallica, advancing the efforts to make a version of Fade to Black. This license was granted to Oscar Orjuela in 2018, so he decides to invite great musicians and friends to record this song, which constitutes the return of the legendary group DARKNESS.