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The Duskfall


The Duskfall

The Duskfall
Origin Luleå, Sweden
Genres Melodic death metal
Years active 1999–2008
Labels Massacre, Nuclear Blast, Black Lotus
Associated acts Dawn of Relic, Deathbound, Deathchain, Defleshed, Helltrain
Members Kai Jaakkola
Mikael Sandorf
Antti Lindholm
Matte W. Järnil
Oskar Karlsson
Past members Kaj Molin
Tommi Konu
Urban Carlsson
Joachim Lindbäck
Marco Eronen
Glenn Svensson
Pär Johansson
Jonny Ahlgren

The Duskfall was a Swedish melodic death metal band from Luleå, Sweden, formed in 1999. The band released four full-length studio albums and, shortly afterwards, disbanded in 2008.


The band was formed in 1999 when guitarist Mikael Sandorf, split-up from his previous melodic death metal band Gates of Ishtar and shortly afterwards the band was created. Initially the band would be named Soulash, until changing it in 2001 to The Duskfall. Although line-up changes would hamper the band at first when band members Tommi Konu and Urban Carlsson departed, they would quickly fill the vacant slots with drummer Oskar Karlsson (from the later period of Gates of Ishtar) and bassist Kaj Molin. Soon after, the band would record and release their first demo entitled Deliverance in 2001.

In 2002, Duskfall released their debut album Frailty, which was produced by Daniel Bergstrand. After the release of Frailty, Joachim Lindbäck would join the band on guitar. The final product was 2003's Source which was recorded at Daniel Bergstrand's Dug Out Studios. Duskfall would suffer more departures in the form of members Joachim Lindbäck and Kaj Molin. Eventually the band would recruit Antti Lindholm (also the vocalist and guitarist in Finnish hard rock trio Lambs) on guitars and Marco Eronen on bass. With the new additions, Duskfall would focus on recording their third studio album, Lifetime Supply of Guilt.

The Duskfall completed their latest album The Dying Wonders of the World, which was released on October 26, 2007.

A statement on the official website dated August 4, 2008, confirmed that the band quit following the departure of main songwriter and founder Mikael Sandorf.


Final line-up
  • Kai Jaakkola – vocals
  • Matte Järnil – bass guitar
  • Oskar Karlsson – drums
  • Antti Lindholm – guitars
  • Mikael Sandorf – guitars
Former members;
  • Kaj Molin – bass guitar
  • Tommi Konu – bass guitar
  • Urban Carlsson – drums
  • Joachim Lindbäck – guitars
  • Marco Eronen – bass guitar
  • Glenn Svensson – guitars
  • Pär Johansson – vocals
  • Jonny Ahlgren – guitars


Album title Release date Record label
Frailty November 30, 2002 Black Lotus
Source December 30, 2003 Black Lotus
Lifetime Supply of Guilt August 12, 2005 Nuclear Blast
The Dying Wonders of the World October 26, 2007 Nuclear Blast/Massacre

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