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 the part of his statement that talks about that).

In 2019, an unexpected 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 be recreated based on what is in the Optimistic decay website that will be divided in two websites, this one containing all the informations of what Black Swords has been between 1994 and 2007 and the Optimistic decay one containing all what was already done for that project. The rule of thumb is that Optimistic decay's website has the priority, each finished part's content is then assigned to one or the other or both websites.

As of the last third of 2022, the separation is in an advanced stage and the remaining parts to work on (the “complete biography” and the gigs section) are long or complicated (or both) to end, so, it might still take a while even though it's mostly done.