Black Swords


The Belgian band Black Swords has been created in 1994.

The style of their music is Doom Metal. More precisely:

The band ceased its activities from the end of 1999 to the begining of 2000 and from the mid 2000 to mid 2005.

The two founding members of the band planed to continue on their own to write, compose and record a heptalogy (a seven album concept) under the name “Optimistic decay” after recording a demonstration with the last line-up of the band.

In 2007, following to the decease of K.Dich, that was the keyboard player, the band ceased its activity as a band, at first during a natural mourning time, then, personal problems rendered impossible the band's recovery.

In 2012, Gloom (one of the two co-founders of the band) decided not to use the name “Black Swords” anymore what ever happens (see his statement that talks partly about that).

In 2019, an unxepected way out occured but it is still not revealed (and it has nothing to do with the band reuniting), all about that will be told in the right time…

In 2020, it has been decided that, in order to organise this way out, the Black Swords website will become used again, that's why the domain name is no more a redirection and what is presently in the Optimistic decay website will be divided in two website, this one containing all the informations of what Black Swords has been between 1994 and 2007 and the Optimistic decay one what was already done for that project. The Optimistic decay website has the priority, each finished part of it is then separated in two versions: one that will remain in that website and one for this website. As of the first third of 2021, the separation is in an advanced stage and the remaining parts to work on (the “complete biography”, the gigs section and the news) are long or complicated to end, or both), so, it might still take a while even though it's mostly done. Moreover, it's still not decided if the contact page will come back or not, this will certainly be decided at the end of this separation.