Dark Awake is a martial / neoclassical / neofolk / ritual project from Athens,Greece, formed by Shelmerdine.
Their music is inspired by occult subjects and has a strong philosophical and alchemical context. It has been described as “mysticisal medieval and martial avant-garde art with majestic/pompous feeling, exploring the macabre fantasies from the nocturnal macrocosm of imagination”.
In 2008 Dark Awake signed to Argentinian label Twilight Records and the debut album “Meseonas” was released.
In January 2013 Dark Awake signed with Polish label Rage in Eden Records and the second album, “Epi Thanaton”, was released. Thematically and musically, it is about Typhonian witchcraft, Necronomicon, Sumerian mythology, Runes, Qabalah and others subjects with dark ambient soundscapes, neoclassical arrangements and ritualistic instruments like human bones.
In December 2013 Dark Awake signed to Spanish label Great Turf Deluxe Records / In the Morningside Records, and released the third album, titled “Soil, Blood… and the Reaping of Light”. It is an album based on the ominous side of the human psyche. Songs about the esoteric Deathcults groups in pre-war Germany like Fraternitas Saturni, Vril and other old mysteries dealing with North witchcraft and the Babylonian dreamcycle of awakening. A spiritual path with neofolk, dark ambient, ritual and old school noise music.
In December 2014 released the 4th album “Anunnaki” from Great Turf Deluxe Records / WolTyr Productions.
An esoteric mystical and spiritual music that must be felt not just heard. There are dark ambient parts without of earth instrumentation, that lead to powerfull martial industrial parts that inspire war and dominion.
An abysmal orchestration that will send your soul to places beyond.
The absolute masterpiece of dark music.
Dark Awake ‘s brand new opus takes inspiration from the ancient gods of Mesopotamia, Anunnaki.
Anunnaki are a race of superhumanly powerful humanoid beings who were once worshipped by several of the tribes and cultures of Mesopotamia.
– ShelmerdineVI° [ All Instrumentation, Orchestration, Human Bones (Kangling), Apocalyptic Sounds, Production ]
– Sekte [ Narrations , Choirs and Vocals on “Epi Thanaton” ,”Soil,Blood…And The Reaping Of Light” and “Anunnaki” CDs ]
Additional Member :
– Elina P. [ Vocals on “Meseonas” CD ]