SOLEKAHN is a dark/death metal band from France established in 1998 with Olivier DB, Cédric LK and Algar. After some poor recordings and local concerts their first real demo “Profaned Nights” saw the light in 1999.
In 2001 Algar left the band and was replaced by Eric BR on bass & keys.
January 2002 : the first MCD was released on IMPERIAL MAZE and titled “Suffering Winds”. It has been amazingly welcomed by worldwide metal critics and brought tons of positive feedbacks. The Suffering Fall Tour took place at the end of that year and the band reached Germany, Switzerland and France.
Several months after the release of “Suffering Winds”, the band got in touch with French label SACRAL PRODUCTIONS to sign with them in early 2003 for the release of their first album entitled “The Great Divider” at the beginning of 2004. Like previous releases and even better, this album has been extremely well welcomed by both medias and fans and was followed by a tour in France and Switzerland.
After 9 years of relative silence SOLEKAHN still goes forwards with their unique and varied music and the band recently signed a deal with Danish label MIGHTY MUSIC to release their second full-length album “Nightlights” throughout Europe on October 14th, 2013.
Achieving a worthy follower to “The Great Divider” was not an easy task. As this second album was recorded between 2006 and 2012. Six years during which the band had time to transcend their own dark atmosphere in order to deliver their best effort by now.
“Nightlights” appears as a dark glow in the night, a dark sound from below that enlightens the minds !
Olivier DB – Vocals, guitars, bass & fx
Cédric LK – Drums
Eric BR – Bass, keys & acoustic instruments