We love making music
together that is as diverse as
all the bands we like to listen to

We are DARKRIDE. We combine elements of Thrash and Progressive Metal with melodic Metalcore and Power Metal. Our contemporary style mix is reminiscent of Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Nevermore and Masterplan, paired with fresh ideas from the Metal underground. "It's sound for Metal fans like ourselves," our man Dirk (Guitars) points out. "Whether on stage, in the rehearsal room, or online, we just love making music together that is as diverse as all the bands we like to listen to."

"Hammer Down"
(Official Music Video)

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Carsten Kaiser


Dirk Gooding


Kay Dommaschk

Electric & Acoustic Guitars

Awesome songs, great playing."

Marcus Siepen (Blind Guardian)

"I think your music is fantastic!
The songs are smartly thought out, the melodies kick ass. Truly great work."

Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, Soilwork)

"Wow! Very good production, I like it."

Joey Sturgis, Producer (Asking Alexandria, Attila)

Out July 11, 2019
Album "Weight of the World"
featuring guest musicians:

Dirk Verbeuren (drums)
Simone Mularoni (lead guitar)
Kevin Talley (drums)
René Berthiaume (orchestra & choir)
and many more

Mastered by Ermin Hamidovic (Devin Townsend, Periphery)


The following information is required under German law.

Information in accordance with § 5 TMG,
and responsible for the content of this site in accordance with § 55 section 2 RStV:

DARKRIDE GbR shareholders
Carsten Kaiser, Dirk Gooding, Kay Dommaschk

represented by
Carsten Kaiser, Im Westenfeld 57, 45529 Hattingen, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)2324-9163910, Email: band@darkridemetal.com
VAT indentification number: DE 224 988 699

photos "Band" by Julia Scheibeck
all other photos by Sebastian Wimmer