Midnight Solemnly Dance - 1996 - Serenades
Spellcraft - 1997 - Nuclear Blast
Give Me Light - 1999 - Nuclear Blast
Diving Into Darkness - 2000 - Nuclear Blast
Astral Adventures - 2003 - Massacre
Ultimate Darkness - 2005 - Massacre
Poison Awaits – 2010 - Massacre

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Betray My Secrets, Sculpture, Shiva In Exile, Death Of Eden>>Stefan Hertrich>>Betray My Secrets, Sculpture, Death Of Eden, Shiva In Exile, SpiRitual - Betray My Secrets, Sculpture, Shiva In Exile, Death Of Eden>>STEFAN HERTRICH>>Shiva In Exile, SpiRitual

Thomas Hermann - Andy Wecker – Accuracy>>Jacek Dworok – Celephais>>Daniel Kirstein>>Pequod – TOM GILCHER - THOMAS HERRMANN

Rico Galvagno>>Lacrimas Profundere, The Helions - Martin Motnik>>The Roxx, Code of Perfection, Eisbrecher, Accept, Solo - Nightfall, Eisbrecher>>MICHAEL BEHNKE

Harald Winkler>>Betray My Secrets - Willy Wurm>>Lacrimas Profundere - Obscurity, Pergamon, Absorbed In Thought, Das Cabinet>>MAURIZIO GUOLO>>Das Cabinet, Haggard, Pequod

Equilibrium>>ARMIN DÖRFLER>>Equilibrium

History & Biography
Hertrich and Winkler, childhood friends, formed Darkseed in 1991. Winkler had named the band after a favourite computer game he played. The band played metal and covered popular underground bands. A demo was recorded in 1992 and a show was played in Munich. A 1993 demo called Darksome Thoughts followed. What followed were several shows with Anathema (organized by Darkseed) and a MCD called Romantic Tales on Invasion Records of Berlin.

At this point the band unravelled and left only Stefan standing! With Harald rejoining, the band re-entered the studio and recorded Romantic Tales Part II for Invasion Records. New tracks and the Romantic II (never released by Invasion) constituted the band's first LP for Serenades.

Following a show with Pyogenesis and Crematory the band signed with Nuclear Blast and simultaneously kicked out Andy and saw Harald leave the fold. Shows with Lacrimosa, Amorphis, etc. followed. The band also played the Ten Years Nuclear Blast Festival with In Flames, Crematory and others. A Wacken appearance was cancelled in 1997 because the band was told not to expect any money or expenses to be paid!

Gilcher joined the band in 1998 and the band recorded Give Me Light. Unfortunately this period coincided with the death of Andy Wecker due to cancer following a one-year battle. Rico and Willy left the fold in 1999 ostensibly due to a lack of live opportunities. In the summer of 2000 the band left Nuclear Blast in protest to a lack of promotion. In the summer of 2001 the band began recording its next album called Astral Adventure, but were not sure which label would issue it. Ironically, given the band’s desire for promotion, it signed with Massacre Records.

The Germans soon signed with Massacre Records and recorded Astral Adventures. In the summer of 2003, founder Stefan Hertrich left the band after eleven years. The singer had had to relocate because of his new job in the computer industry. Darkseed replaced singer Stefan Hertrich with Christoph Puhr-Westerheide formerly of Mislead. Hertrich would return a year later and the band would record its 2005 album at its own studio. Bassist Martin Motnik left to The Roxx and Code Of Perfection (both of which were more metal than Darkseed) in 2006 before joining Accept in 2019. Michael Behnke replaced Motnik in 2009 and was heard on Poison Awaits. Astral Darkness Awaits was a 2012 compilation. Darkseed was booked for Heavy Summerbreak Festival in Germany in 2012. The group appeared at Schwarze Nacht Festival and Castle Rock Festival in 2013. 2014 brought the end.

Darkseed generically made a transition from metal to goth (Atrocity, Crematory and Pyogenesis) over the years and beginning with its earliest albums.