Franky, the musical brain behind Darkmen has a growing interest at the age of 14 for electronic music. Amongst his biggest influences at the time are Depeche Mode, the leading Belgian acid and new beat movement, Front 242, and of course EBM (The latter still has a big influence on the Darkmen sound). Together with companion and long life-time friend Thomas, the duo starts creating their first demo tapes calling themselves “The Belgian Beat Corporation”. Darkmen records a handful of demos and decides not to remain a studio band, but to highlight their massive electronics on stage. By doing some warm applauded gigs across Europe, from Antwerp to Marseille, over Sandersleben to Leipzig (and expect more to come) they baffle friend and enemy with a wall of aggression crashing into each listeners ear. This does only good to the reputation of the band and some labels start putting their grabbing hands onto this Belgian duo, they are wanted, they are good, they are there, they are Darkmen!