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Below is our complete Darker Half news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Unsigned Australian progressive thrash metal band Darker Half will be going into the studio on Jan 22nd to begin recording material for the follow up to their debut album "Duality." Watch the band's music video for the song, "Helpless," below:
Sydney’s Utopia Records is currently in it’s 30th year and to celebrate, they will be staging a series of shows to celebrate the local rock and metal scene. “This series of shows will focus on the various sub genres of the might juggernaut that is metal, and will present the best bands from the Sydney scene of the musical & cultural phenomenon that really is louder than life.”
July 10th will see Mortal Sin, The Amenta, Daysend, Switchblade, Killrazer, Darker Half, Anno Domini, Norse and Hellbringer hit the Manning Bar stage to celebrate the occasion.
Tickets are available for $27 from Utopia Records or Moshtix.
Marking to the exact day the death a year ago of talented Finnish guitarist Miika Tenkula, admirers of his work from past and current line ups of estblished Australian metal bands: Nazxul, Lord, Darker Half, Anno Domini and Rampage will be performing a set of Sentenced covers on February 19th in Sydney, Australia in rememberence.
Under the banner of Frozen, named after one of their land mark releases, a set of over an hour of classic Sentenced songs will be performed to honour and pay tribute to Miika. Sentenced never performed on Australian soil so this show is a chance for Australian fans to experience these classic songs live.
All involved in this project are fans of Miikas work and are all eager to pay tribute to an artist taken well before his time was due. Support for the show will be The Veil and Requiem of the Damned.
Sydney’s Darker Half has released footage from their recently successful Australian tour with heavy metal legend, Paul Di’Anno. You can watch the video of the track "Invasion" below, which was recorded in Sydney at the Manning Bar. More...
Conducting a world tour on the back of their latest release, “American Soldier,” Queensrÿche has included Australia on its itinerary and will perform what will be known as Extended Suites: Rage For Order/American Soldier/Empire.
The support acts for the upcoming Queensrÿche tour have also been announced and they are:
Perth - 27th August - Capitol (over 18) w/ Voyager (WA), Darker Half (NSW)
Brisbane - 29 th August - HI FI Bar ( over 18) w/ Arcane (Qld), Darker Half (NSW)
Melbourne - 30 th August - BIllboards (over 18) w/ Eyefear (Vic), Darker Half (NSW)
Sydney - 31st August - Metro Theatre (All Ages) w/ Eyefear (Vic), Darker Half (NSW)
Tickets are now available from www.JustSayRock.com.au and Ticketek (Perth, Melbourne and Sydney).
Long serving Darker Half drummer Ben “Benaul” Martino has decided to take a break from music for an idefinate period and played his last show with the band on May 1st in Sydney, Australia.
The band commented: "Ben has been a great friend and asset to the band and has shared many good times with the guys and his playing on the new album 'Duality' is nothing short of first class. Everyone in and around the band wishes Ben the best for the future. This will though in no way stop the momentum of the band be assured as a new line up will be unveiled very very soon and more shows announced to coincide with this."
Sydney-based metal band Darker Half has uploaded three tracks from their upcoming album “Duality” to their MySpace player. The album is due for release on March 9th, and the band is currently touring in support of it.
Here are the upcoming Darker Half gigs:
6th March 2009
The Eternal @ The Arthouse, Melbourne
w/ Darker Half, A State Of Flux and Divine Ascension
Tickets available at the door 8pm, $12.
14th Mar 2009
Darker Half @ Stepp Inn, Fortitude Valley
w/ Metallurgy, Canniblast, Dreamscape Measurement, 13 Black Fridays and Nyvosis
Tickets available at the door 8pm, $15.
20th March 2009
The Eternal @ The Sandringham Hotel, Sydney
w/ Darker Half and Destend
Tickets available at the door 8pm, $12.
21st March 2009
Darker Half @ The Vic, Orange
w/ From Winters Grace, Art of Deception and Radioactive Attack
Doors open at 7pm, Free Entry.
28th Mar 2009
Darker Half @ The Basement, Canberra
w/ TBA and TBA
Tickets available at the door 8pm.
Australian progressive thrash metal band, Darker Half, have posted two new songs on their Myspace page. The two songs come off their latest EP and are entitled "Heads are Gonna Roll" and "Invasion."