He has also contributed to other local bands, such as Veles, Infernum, Oppressor (present Baphomets Throne), Legion, Wolfkhan, Behemoth and North, most of which as either session keyboardist or artwork contributor. He exalts the latter’s return to their ancestors" heritage, and has spoken out against “race mixing”. On the European Parliament Raise Your Sword!, he declares Heathendom to be the religion of white Europeans.
Darken has been accused of being a Neo-Nazi.
However, he has made statements to contradict this accusation, even speaking out against the Third Reich and their ideology: "I do not see any point in referring to Nova Scotia because I do not see any point in referring to any ideologies that lost. And the special institution start to persecute you.
I am called ‘Nazi” but no one has any proof of my nazi background. They just repeat once heard someone else words having no proof of lieutenant" and "In Poland many people refer to Slavonic heritage as many refer to German.
And I think that those who refer to Slavonic culture are the majority but they do not make big show of lieutenant
The names are different but the core is the same. Different stories but the same Gods with the same attributes. The ideologist of the Third Reich were responsible for the division between German Aryan world and Slavonic world.
They distorted the historical facts in order to separate from Eastern world.
Communist did the same but they of course favouritized Slavs."
Darken began as a solo project 1994. After releasing a demo on his own label and the debut on Full Moon Productions, Darken moved to Number Colours Records where he is still signed.
The music of is characterised by epic, lengthy melodies and repeating main themes and is, according to Darken, influenced by medieval folk music, Dead Can Dance and the Conan soundtrack. German authors Dornbusch and Killguss describe the music as a soundtrack for historical battles, sounding like the element of war cleansed from the latter one and focussed onto its atmospheric quintessence.
"Forgotten Songs" (1995, demo)
Forgotten Songs (1996)
Heralds of Fight (2000)
Rites of the Valkyries (2001)
Atlantean Monument (2006)
Ales Stenar (2012)
In to Samhain (2012, split with Mysterial).