To Persevere Is Diabolical

Available on Cd & Digital Album
Release Date:
22.04.2016 (DA)
05.05.2016 (CD)
Genre: Death Black Metal
Time: 52:48
Catalog Number:
Barcode: 3614597633397

The album comes with songs like indipendent episodes, not as a complete concept, although they were written at different times, but some issues are the common thread: fury, war, revenge are elements in each song. No coincidence that the word "Vengeance" is present in almost all the songs.
"The Burning Eyes of Vengenance"
is a hymn for anger and vengeance! And it's told from the point of view of someone who wants to do it, fueled by hatred and despair. I think it's also the most violent lyrics I've ever written.
"Legend of Pai Mei"
is inspired by Pai Mei, master of martial arts. Expecially the episode "The destroyers of the Shaolin Temple", when Pai Mei underwent an affront from another master, Hong-Xi Quan, and so he decided to destroy the Shaolin temple and massacred all the monks inside together with his disciples. It tells of the night before this event. I decided to add a part in Italian because I think that our language is very evocative, and that section was perfect. There are also words in the Chinese language, taken from the name of some weapons of Bak Mei, a martial arts style linked to Pai Mei. I did martial arts for several years and they are an important part of my life, so it is inevitable that I draw inspiration from stories like this, and I wanted to break some clichés of this type of music by treating unusual themes.
"Blood Wolfen Hunger"
talks about the seeds of anger that arises in a desperate soul! The contact between the man and the beast inside him.
In "In My Fortress"
I imagined a scenery by placing a warrior who swears revenge and challenge his enemy in his fortress for the final battle, inviting him to go in his home! Also there are components of anger and revenge, in a poetic way, somehow.
"The Tigress & the Prophecy"
is a dream I had one night, and I woke up hearing a roar (hence the first two verses of the song). I got up and wrote the lyrics straight away in the middle of the night! The dream was very apocalyptic, I saw dragons and tigers fighting between fires and tsunamis. It was so impressive that inevitably it inspired me a song, and I created an imaginary story by using many elements like a renegade king, the guardians of a hidden secret, all in a martial arts scenery, like in "Legend of Pai Mei", recalling the tragedy of the Shaolin monastery.
"Rising Through the Curse"
is a typical metaphor for the band's rebirth! It must be read in a poetic and it can be applied to any story or situation that has a "golden" past that is destroyed by a curse, but then it rises again and reborns like a phoenix! Just like us, after a good period, we faced many line-up changes and several problems, and now we have risen like a phoenix from the ashes, stronger than ever!


Dark Haunters was born in Atri in 1999, with the intention of playing a gothic black metal with a symphonic classical designs, inspired by big bands like Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir. The first line-up consists of Mirko Tuttolani for vocals, Piergiorgio Hannibal and Sergio Nallira on guitars, Danilo Cantarini on bass, Riccardo Ferretti on keyboards and Claudio Martella on drums. The band immediately demonstrate a good attitude for live concerts, in their first year of life they will open for Stormlord at festival "La mostra dei mostri". In early months of 2002, Dark Haunters entered in studio to record the demo "The Haunter of the Dark", which gets good reviews by the public and critics on important fanzines and webzines like "Metal Wave", "Metal shock "," Holy Metal "and many others. 2002 will be a great year for the band, for many important exhibitions, including ''Hatria 'n' Heavy", with Kurnalcool as support band to Extrema. The following month they will be headlining the first day of "The Monster Rock Show" together with Eldritch. At the end of the year the band will open with Anthenora the clinic of Mr. drummer Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden. In 2005 Dark Haunters begins a floral period of songwriting, but, due to musical differences, in the autumn of the same year the singer Mirko Tuttolani left the band, replaced by Emanuele "Aramor" Bizzarro, that immediately set-up with the band. The new songs composed stand apart from the classic cliches of the music previously played, adding personal inspirtions, more death metal and a touch of avant-garde. In 2006, together with a second wave of concerts, the band gives life to self-produced EP "Aethernal Wile" recorded at Acme Recording Studio. Straight after keyboardist Riccardo Ferretti left the band, and was replaced by the young Luca "Helsior" Del Re (Draugr). The reviews on magazines and webzines are great, and this puts in the band the will to continue a live activity, which sees them as support band to Gory Blister, Infernal Poetry and Horrid. But even with it, unfortunately the band loses from the line-up Del Re, and two of the historic members, Piergiorgio and Danilo. But the band didn't give up, and started straight away a long stage oh hearings that sees as definitive choices Christian "Maylord" Di Maria to the keyboard, Giuseppe "Vrakor" Amadio on bass and Valerio Pietrunti on lead guitar. After years the band, finally strong of a stable and ready with new songs, in May of 2014 started another wave of concerts before the recording of the first full-length album by the first half of 2015.

SERGIO NALLIRA Lead & Rhytm guitar

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