FC Metal Recordings has announced as its inaugural signing the exceptional heavy metal band from Asturias, Spain, DARKSUN. In September 2007, FC Metal will release "The Dark Side", the English-language version of DARKSUN's second album, "El Lado Oscuro". "The Dark Side" will be the band's first album sung in English, as their first two highly acclaimed releases — "El Legado" and "El Lado Oscuro" — were both sung in Spanish.
"The Dark Side" was mixed by Dennis Ward (ANGRA, SILENT FORCE, ADAGIO, SYMPHORCE), while the vocals were produced by Lars Ratz (METALIUM). The album features a guest appearance by singer Peavy Wagner of RAGE on the song "Prisoners of Fate" (DARKSUN also collaborated with RAGE on their "Speak of the Dead" album, creating a Spanish version of the song "Full Moon" entitled "La Luna Reine", which appeared as a bonus track).
With influences including BLIND GUARDIAN, ANGRA, and HELLOWEEN, "DARKSUN has written an album in 'The Dark Side' that the aforementioned heavy metal legends would be proud to call their own," according to a press release. The CD will feature 11 tracks, including "Slaves of Fear", "Echoes of the Past", and "Confrontation".