History & BiographyThe band was formed in 1984. Darkness was an extreme thrash metal band from Essen in the west of Germany with demos like Devil Curse and Titanic War. Defenders Of Justice was re-released twice with different cover arts. Olli died of a reported heart attack in 1998.
The band briefly came out of retirement in 2007 before disappearing and reappearing in late 2013. Original members Andreas "Lacky" Lackaw and Arnd Klink, recruited bassist Christian "Speesy" Giesler of Kreator, Bony Fertigmensch and Meik Heitkamp.
Bocholt Live Squad stemmed from 1987. The band had operated as Eure Erben between 2004 and 2012 having split up in 1991. The Demos and Thrash till Death! were compilations. Arnd Klink took over the vocals for a while. XXIX was a 2015 EP. The group appeared at the True Thrashfest in Japan with, among others, Defiled and Asylum in 2017. The 2020 EP Over And Out featured a live track from Japan, cover versions and self-cover versions. Bassist ben took over from Dirk in 2019. Sound And Action - Rare German Metal Vol. 2 was a 2022 compilation from ZYX Music featuring bands like Gipsy, Axon, Rampage, Mekong Delta, Warning and Darkness.
The cover of Death Squad really says it all!