The band started in early 2012 by Arant. Recording for the upcoming album, "The Dawning of the Black" started in June of 2012. Because recording was taking so long it was decided that Blackest would release a single from the album entitled, "As the Sun Sets". Recording of the rest of the album has continued till 2016. The band is now in the process of mixing with the release of the album set for sometime in early 2017.