Dark Phoenix Rising

Ember falling down from the sky.
The devouring flames spewing the remains of the future.


I. Dead Trees*
II. Bow Down
III. The Ember of the End*
IV. From the Ashes
V. Dark Phoenix Rising
VI. Hunger (CD bonus)
VII. Dark Phoenix Rising (CD bonus, alternative recording)

Note: This recording and released editions should not be seen as the band’s second full album. We see it as a mini album or EP.

Recording information

This recording session was done in June and mixed in July 2015. From the beginning it was only planned to record two songs (“Dead Trees” and “The Ember of the End”) but when we started to rehearse/recording, we felt to revisit an previously recorded song “Bow Down” that got a little more “epic” ending in this version. At the end of the recording blew the creative winds so we wrote and recorded some more songs (“From the Ashes” and “Dark Phoenix Rising” and one more**) to tie together the musical heavy adventure with the other three songs.

** Another song “Hunger” was recorded but only released on CD.

The recording is as previously recordings done under simple conditions with only a guitar, bass, drums and vocals. No frills or hocus pocus in the mix.
Unfortunately, Daniel Moilanen could not participate during the recording because of the missions with Katatonia. But we used our close friend Oldfor Suns who temporarily took care of the drumming.

Recorded in June 2015. Mixed and mastered by Johan Bäckman in July 2015.
CD remix by Johan Bäckman November 2015.
Produced by Nicklas Rudolfsson and Johan Bäckman.
Music and lyrics by Nicklas Rudolfsson.

Nicklas Rudolfsson – electric guitar, vocals
Johan Bäckman – electric bass guitar
Oldfor Suns – drums (session)


Pro-print tape (limited 200 copies) released 2015-08-25 by Caligari Records.
Streaming/download released on bandcamp 2015-08-26 by HEAVYDEATH.
CD (remixed) released January 2016 by Dying Sun Records/At War With False Noise.
* Released on digital single “Dead Trees” 2015.


Click here for reviews tagged “Dark Phoenix Rising”.