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“Hey to all the “As Darkness Dies” fans.. Just listened to the much anticipated new album soon to be released and let me first say, NO fan of our genre of music will be disappointed. From the onset you can sense that my friends have worked like hungry dogs creating this album. I say that because of the passion and delivery that can be felt with the inspirational lyrics and fantastic melody lines in each song. Everyone shines here, and the vocal delivery of Martin is just over the top. I hope you all have the same experience I had on the first listen.. this is an album you will want to hear again and again. Congrats guys, Well done!”

 – JOHN ARCHAMBAULT, FATES WARNING


After a week of steady listening I can safely say the As Darkness Dies CD is a MUST HAVE. There is some serious music going on with great production by Michael Vescera. The twin guitar attack of Paul & Scott brings a very classic metal punch to some well written compositions. The rhythm section of Andrew & Harry is tight and relentless. And of course Martin’s vocals sound better than ever. Love the reworkings of a few old songs. Looking forward to seeing it played live soon… Great Job Guys!!

— VIC ARDUINI, FATES WARNING/FREEDOMS REIGN

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“Man . . . I just got done previewing the new disc by As Darkness Dies and all I can say is WOW!!! If you are a fan of Maiden, Fates Warning & Priest look no further cause your new favorite band is right here. When I grow up I wanna sing like Martin O’Brien, his pipes are smooth as butter. While listening to his war cry, your ears are tantalized by the twin guitar attack of Paul Coleman and Scott Williams. The rhythm section of Andrew Purchia on bass and Harry Blackwell on the skins round out this tasty package. If you don’t find yourself throwing up the horns, head banging or looking for a dragon to slay then all I can say is . . . you have no soul. These guys are incredible players and even greater guys. I’m honored to call them friends!”

— STEVE BRAUN, HALCYON WAY

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2016

In Remembrance of Raymond Smith of Tear Gas Union

“…As Darkness Dies, signed to Pure Steel Records, was asked to take over Tear Gas Union’s headlining spot. Their first live performance with their new lineup started with a full minute of silence. Vocalist Joe Re had the room at full attention and the minute asked for was observed by every single guest and employee in the room. You could have heard a pin drop. Incorporated into their 45 minutes set of songs off their 2015 self-titled album, was a song dedication, “The Other Side,” that featured intense dual vocals from Joe and their original vocalist, Martin O’Brien…”

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SLEEPY HOLLOW Confirms…

SUNLESS SKY, POWER THEORY, PSYCHOPRISM And More For Hollowfest 2016

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North East Rock Review

“This is where the Connecticut bands started hitting the stage, first up was an outfit called As Darkness Dies. These guys were good, with a solid turnout by some of their most ardent supporters. A solid heavy metal band that has influences in their music of New Wave of British Heavy Metal.”

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Examiner.com

LaconiaFest Starts this weekend!

READ

ClickItTicket

The 25 Best Indie Metal Bands

READ

Manic Mosh

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (10/10)

READ

The Metal Syndicate

Honoroable Mentions for 2015

READ

2015

Metal Magazine

Interview with Andy Purchia

READ (pg 16/17)

PowerPlay Magazine (UK)

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (5/6)

December 15, 2015

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Behind The Veil – Webzine (Greece)

As Darkness Dies – Album Review

December 27, 2015

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Frenzy Fire (UK) and Metal Gods TV

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (9/10)

READ (Frenzy Fire)

READ (Metal Gods TV)

The Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio Show (New York)

Interview with Andy Purchia

December 6, 2015

LISTEN/WATCH

lucadepasquale.blogspot (Italy)

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (7.5)

November 2015

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Metal Temple (Greece)

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (Excellent)

November 2015

READ

Metal to Infinity

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (85/100)

November 2015

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XXLRock (Germany)

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (XL)

November 2015

READ

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Neckbreaker

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (10/10)

November 2015

READ

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FFM-Rock

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (9/10)

October 30, 2015

READ

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Streetclip

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (8/10)

November 2015

READ

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The Metal Mag

Interview with Andy Purchia

November 2015

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Twister Music

As Darkness Dies –  Featured Video (Black Death)

October 2015

READ

Metal Head (Italy)

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (7.5/10)

October 30, 2015

READ

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Power Metal

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (8/10)

October 30, 2015

READ

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Metal Underground – The Austrian Metal Webzine

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (5/5)

November 1, 2015

READ

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Heavy Rock Show (Danish radio show)

Interview with Martin O’Brien

October 30, 2015

LISTEN

Hardrock Haven

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (10/10)

October 29, 2015

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Mega-Metal.DE

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (8.5/10)

October 2015

READ

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Metal Cyndicate of Connecticut

Metal CyndiCAST – Episode 133: As Darkness Dies Album Exclusive with Paul Coleman and Andrew Purchia

October 22, 2015

LISTEN

Tony Corner – Spins from the Bins

FF to about 1:44 for the ADD portion

October 21, 2015

LISTEN

Dangerdog Music Reviews

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (4.5/5)

October 21, 2015

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Pure Steel Records

As Darkness DIes “As Darkness DIes – PreOrder Phase Started!

October 16, 2015

READ

The Metal Mag

As Darkness Dies – Album Review (100/100)

October 1, 2015

READ (scroll to center page)

Pure Steel

As Darkness Dies – Releases Official Single “Black Death”

October 1, 2015

LISTEN

Reckoning Hour (Greece)

As Darkness Dies – NEO Album

September 30, 2015

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Radio Mean Variation (Denmark)

As Darkness Dies

September 28, 2015

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And Justice For Art

As Darkness Dies – Album Cover Artwork

September 25, 2015

READ/VIEW

MetalUnderground.com

Details of Self-Titled Debut Release Available from As Darkness Dies

September 23, 2015

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Kunstlerwerbung & Promotion (Germany)

As Darkness Dies

September 2015

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Metal Cyndicate of Connecticut

Metal CyndiCAST – Episode 117: As Darkness Dies with Paul Coleman

June 25, 2015

LISTEN

Metal Underground

Pure Steel Records Inks Deal With As Darkness Dies

June 30, 2015

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Antichrist Magazine

As Darkness Dies Signed Worldwide Deal with Pure Steel Records

June 30, 2015

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Daily Heavy Metal News

Pure Steel Records Inks Deal With As Darkness Dies

June 30, 2015

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SMN News

Pure Steel Records Inks Deal With As Darkness Dies

June 30, 2015

READ

Dutch Metal Maniac

As Darkness Dies Signed Worldwide Deal with Pure Steel Records

July 1, 2015

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Pure Steel Records

AS DARKNESS DIES Signed Worldwide Deal with Pure Steel Records

June 30, 2015

READ

Metal Fortress Radio (97.1FM/wwwMetalFortressRadio.com)

Interview with Paul Coleman

July 2, 2015

LISTEN

BraveWords

As Darkness Dies – Life Incomplete Trailer Streaming

July 7, 2015

WATCH AND LISTEN

As Darkness Dies Signs with Pure Steel Records

June 30, 2015

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Pure Steel Records

As Darkness Dies Promotional Video for the Album “Life Incomplete” Released!

July 7, 2015

WATCH AND LISTEN

MetalCage

As Darkness Dies (CT) Posts Sampling

April 4, 2015

WATCH AND LISTEN

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