About Darksworn / Alan Blaisdell
Darksworn is a metal solo project made by Alan Blaisdell where he writes, performs, and records the guitars, bass, drums, and vocals himself.
I am a metal solo artist who loves creating the most powerful, passionate music I can. I have complete control by writing and recording my own music, along with performing the bass, guitars, drums, and vocals. I graduated Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors Degree in 2019, and have been playing drums since I was 18 months old.
Musically and lyrically I go for as deep of meaning possible, and try to deliver experiences that bring whole new comprehension of life. I don't consider myself religious (or even believing in a god), but the best way I can describe my musical aim is to create as "godlike" experience as possible. For example, if say a god, alien, or whatever super life-form made themselves known throughout the entire Earth to mankind – I want to capture those same sort of adrenaline-rushing, beautiful, mind-blowing experiences that are hard to even imagine, with my music. I am as human as anyone else, but believe there is infinite potential for epic creation from continuously working to better myself and my music, and others can do the same. Whether it be production, individual instruments, or elements of the composition like melody and rhythm, I dissect them all as a solo artist and am working to improve each piece by piece.
I've been told how a band can have benefits compared to being solo, but I really love playing each instrument, and gives me a better understanding of how they merge together to form a complete mix. I am more about pleasing ears than being the most technical (while displaying skill is still important to me), and being solo gives me direct control over musical messages I send. For me, this is the method I most enjoy, and seems to be best for bringing what I envision to life.