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Dark Delirium


Dark Delirium – New Era

Dark Delirium’s new album, ‘New Era’ represents change for the band, a so called “new era” for them.

After David Jakob Ekse left as a vocalist and lyricist, there are notable changes in themes and styles on the album compared to previous albums, focusing more on stories and experiences than mental health.

The album is darker, more brutal and experimental, more so than previous albums, mixing up styles and giving an almost blackened feel. With a massive soundscape with energetic and unique riffs, this is an album to be heard!

‘Echo Chamber’ features David on vocals, a song written and recorded before his decision to part ways with the band. The rest is sung by Simeon.

Dark Delirium started in 2020 as a project during the Covid pandemic by the brothers Simeon Ekse and David Ekse, and their cousin Halvar Moen. The band released two albums, Fallen and Sulphur, in 2021 as a trio, before starting a tour around Norway with Daníel Þorsteinsson on bass and Daniel Bryne on drums, performing intense and heavy shows around the country. Halfway through the tour the band unfortunately had to cancel the rest of the concerts due to Davids mental health. He decided with full support from the band to leave for his own health. Without a vocalist the band had to make drastic changes, so Simeon took over as a vocalist with a great success.

The band has been recognized as “One of Norways most active and fastest growing metal bands”, as well as “A band [they] expect to see headlining bigger events in the near future”. The band is known for its interesting story telling and representation of mental illnesses in their music, mixed with melodic and heavy riffs, made to make people mosh and headbang. Dark Delirium is to be expected to play in most parts of the country in 2023, aswell as few European countries that are to be announced.

Dark Delirium – My Child

Dark Delirium – Echo Chamber

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