Darkness Dynamite is a metal band formed in Paris in 2007, currently consisting of Zack Larbi, Nelson Martins, Cris De Oliveira, Julien Granger and Junior Rodriguez. They recorded their first EP « Through the Ashes of the wolves » in June 2007 and quickly signed a distribution deal with Musicast Distribution.
This release overwhelms both fans and critics.
Combining a strong musical technique with a delicate sense of image, the band sells out the first pressing of the EP. Touring starts, and Darkness Dynamite shares the stage with many prestigious bands, selling out show after show, either headlining or being the first act. Their new born legacy makes them reach high figures of online plays, which only big international bands usually have.
In 2008, Darkness Dynamite decides to take things a step higher, and starts the composition of their first album. Junior Rodriguez, replacing Eddie Czaicki on vocals brings the extra creativity the band was starving for. Music starts flowing again, but stronger, clear lines are drawn, and the artistic direction won’t be stopped. Their music now integrates all of the modern metal flavours but takes inspiration from the 80’s. Their new vocal signature opens them a brand new horizon. This record masters the Art of Metal, delivering sonic assaults from death metal, breath taking guitar leads, catchy choruses to make stadiums scream. Darkness Dynamite succeeded in bringing the genre into a whole new ground, the perfect combination of pure aggression with the most sophisticated melodic arrangements.
In January 2009, Darkness Dynamite signed with prestigious American label Metal Blade Records and in June « The Astonishing Fury of Mankind » is released and leads the band to an international level. This new record is acclaimed by the entire metal industry all over the world and quickly reaches the top of the charts.