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Since the ten years of exsistance, Dark Flood has managed to maintain its own musical contribution. From the very beginning of the band in 1996, the music has been controversial due to aggression and beauty, but yet high above an average musical expression. Coming from Oulu, Finland, doesn't help the fact that Dark Flood has been compared to several other Finnish death metal phenomena. Maybe staying equal has demanded or even driven Dark Flood to the point in the musical playground where it stands right now.
Dark Flood's musical processing is divided into three sections. The main composer, Kalle, leads the process by making a scarlet thread or bringing an idea to the rehearsal place. Arranging is the next constructive thing done as a group. Ville is mainly responsible for the production affairs and the organizing. The final plating of sadness and melancholy comes along with Pauli's depressive lyrics. Dark Flood is not about dictatorship – nor democracy.
The melodies present highly significant role on The Dead Lines by bringing even some indie-pop influences into the melodic death metal scene. The band refuses to categorize itself as only a death metal band because of the members´ interests in emotional music, such as Mew and Tori Amos for example. Yet it is not only about grieving - The Dead Lines also shows more hevier and darker side of the band than before. The album is not necessarely for those who seek the average musical brutality. The songs are images of a wretched side of life itself for every incureable realist.
1996: Flood is formed by four original members; Ville, Kalle, Tuomas and Henkka. The band composes a few songs, but plays mostly covers.
1997: First live show is held at a local nightclub. All friends in the audience.
1998: Pauli joins the band. Ad Infinitum is recorded. Somehow the word, 'Dark', appears in the band's name. Nothing special really happens. Dark Flood composes some new material.
2000: Sampo joins the band and they play live again for the first time in a long time. The Deep Sleep Utopia is recorded.
2001: Dark Flood tours a little (with Final Dawn). In Vain- promo is recorded.
2002: Dark Flood continues performing live and gets more name around Finland.
2003: The band nearly gives up the name after realizing how... obvious it sounds. They stuck with the name, though - why fix it if it ain't broken? The first full-length album, Still Liberty, is recorded.
2004: Dark Flood negotiates with several record labels, but none of the offers please the band. Ville´s label Minortone Entertainment begins to manage them. The band plays a couple of shows at local nightclubs as well as at Jalometalli, a metal festival in Oulu.
2005: Still Liberty is finally released. The band is already working with new material and performing.
Dark Flood records a split album for promotional use with Pauli's other band, ZeroCrowd.
2006: Dark Flood records new album The Dead Lines during summer. After recordings Sampo decides to leave band and concentrate more on his solo project Loopwork ...and then there was five.