• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | Darqo, Oxblood


Een diepdonker en slepend gedreun, vocals ergens in de mix verscholen, beukende riffs, ... Darqo is eindelijk terug met focus op een nieuw album dit najaar. Dat we geen huppeldepup liedjes moesten verwachten is duidelijk en toch kijk ik even op van de intense stroom lava die Oxblood is. Een straf visitkaartje!


DawnOfTheMeek verschijnt op 23 september 2022 via Polderrecords

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Darqo is a noise – doom – sludge monster from the West Flemish underbelly. Featuring members of MIAVA and Mindstab (RIP) they will send you on a path where catchy tunes and poppy beats do not exist. Darqo is crude, spontaneous and organic…Dire, haunting music for a lost society.


They already showed their skills on their first record NightsInTheScullery self-released in 2016 and they proof this again with their latest record DawnOfTheMeek (to be released Sept. 23th, 2022 on Polderrecords).


This record sizzles and swirls like musical magma straight to your ears, leaving a scorching trail behind. A healthy combination of noise, gaze and sludge. The entire process of writing and recording took no less than 4 years! Abruptly interrupted by a pandemic, they managed to turn this negative news into something beautiful. During this musical lockdown, they released an EP in 2021 under the name Tannhauser Gate.


When freedom gradually came closer, the new record was slowly but steadily finished. Cisco recorded the guitars in his attic. Thomas went to Wannes in his home studio. Jelle recorded the drums with Brecht and Bjørn finished the vocals at home. All this was put together and eventually headed to Sweden at Redmount Studios to get the final stamp. The result: a low and slow, but at times melodic and dreamy album that grabs you emotionally by the throat and doesn't let go until the last note.

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