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Dark Hound

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Formed: 2009
From: Nashville, TN, United States
Last Known Status: Active


DARK HOUND is on your trail and out for blood! With the rhythm section of ET Brown on bass and vocals, Evan Hensley (Nightfall, Karmic Link) and Elliot Gordon (Clorange) on guitar, and the percussion talent of Josh Brown (Nashvillbilly, Enfold Darkness), DARK HOUND is bringing their anthems to the world at breakneck speeds and loud volumes.

Their method is tried and true, but their approach is melodic, memorable, and full of force.

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Latest Dark Hound News

Below is our complete Dark Hound 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.

Dark Hound Welcome You To The "Carnival of Youth"

Nashville metal squad Dark Hound have released the second single from forthcoming album Dawning. "Carnival of Youth" is now available for consumption below:

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Dark Hound Premiere "The Ashes of Your Worth"

Nashville? Yes. Country music? Not even close. Pure, powerful, and undeniably metallic, Dark Hound have upped the ante with forthcoming album "Dawning", which will be released January 19, 2018. A first new single track "The Ashes of Your Worth" is now streaming below:

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Dark Hound Parts With Guitarist

Last month we premiered Dark Hound's full "Oceans" EP (still available for streaming here), which dropped on July 10th. Now the band has checked in with the following announcement about a lineup change:

"Elliot Gordon has unexpectedly left the band. We wish him all the best and he has our unwavering support in whatever his future endeavors may be. We have all played with him for many years, we’re very sad to see him go and will always cherish the memories we’ve made together; but what rocks must keep rolling.

"We have a handful of shows booked (tomorrow night! Foobar!) and will most definitely be playing those (as a 3-piece, for now). It may be a little different and a bit strange, but we’re still going to rock your faces off with the same quality you’ve come to expect from us. We will not be booking any more shows until we find and get settled with the right replacement, which hopefully will not take us long.

"We appreciate you bearing with us as we figure out how to overcome this little bump in the road, and as soon as there’s news to share regarding a new guitar player we’ll let you know! We hope to see you out at Foobar tomorrow night for Palaver Thursday along with Howling Giant, The Common Tiger, and Murder City. It’s gonna be a rager!!! Onwards and upwards, thank you all." More...

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Dark Hound Premieres Full "Oceans" EP

Man how the time flies... some of our regulars may recall all the way back in 2011 a band called Dark Hound appeared on our Peter Steele tribute album "All For None, None For All" with a cover of "Life Is Killing Me." Since then Dark Hound has released a full-length album, and now returns again with a follow-up EP titled "Oceans."

With "Oceans" set to drop on July 10th, we're bringing you a full stream two days ahead of time. Check out all five tracks in the player below!

"Oceans," the follow-up to last year’s self-titled debut album from Dark Hound, was recorded and engineered by Frank Serafine at Free Man Studio with additional guitars recorded by Evan Hensley at Twilight Cloud Studio.

Vocals were co-produced and recorded by Kaelin Tauxe at Lair de Rocke, while the mixing and mastering was handled by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge. The track listing is:

1. Thread
2. To Know End
3. Just As Blind
4. Rearview Mirror
5. Oceans

With the unlikely home base of Nashville, Tennessee, one might wonder just how Dark Hound managed to achieve a heavy metal sound that seems so distinct and distant from the country music heroes spun off of Music Row.

Vocalist ET Brown comments: "Though we live in the capital of country music, Nashville really is Music City, USA. There is such a rich and diverse musical community in this town, you don't have to go too far off Broadway to escape the honky-tonks filled with tourists in boots and cowboy hats and find amazingly talented musicians from all walks of life playing all sorts of great music. I think where we're from is an important factor as to why we don't sound like your typical modern-day metal group." More...

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Dark Hound Streaming "Oceans"

Nashville, Tennessee's Dark Hound is streaming the title track from forthcoming EP “Oceans,” which is due out on July 10th. Give it a listen below.

The follow-up to last year’s self-titled debut album from Dark Hound was recorded and engineered by Frank Serafine at Free Man Studio with additional guitars recorded by Evan Hensley at Twilight Cloud Studio.

Vocals were co-produced and recorded by Kaelin Tauxe at Lair de Rocke, while the mixing and mastering was handled by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge. The track listing is:

1. Thread (streaming here)
2. To Know End
3. Just As Blind
4. Rearview Mirror
5. Oceans More...

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Dark Hound Releasing New EP

Nashville, Tennessee heavy/thrash quartet Dark Hound - which appeared on our Peter Steele tribute album - is set to release a brand new five-song EP entitled “Oceans” on July 10th.

The follow-up to last year’s self-titled, debut full-length album was recorded and engineered by none other than Frank Serafine at Free Man Studio with additional guitars recorded by Evan Hensley at Twilight Cloud Studio.

Vocals were co-produced and recorded by Kaelin Tauxe at Lair de Rocke, while the mixing and mastering was handled by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge.

Just recently Dark Hound offered a first listen to music from “Oceans” with the opening song “Thread," which is stream below. The track listing is:

1. Thread
2. To Know End
3. Just As Blind
4. Rearview Mirror
5. Oceans More...

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Dark Hound Debuts "Vyvian" Music Video

Nashville, TN-based progressive metal band Dark Hound is gearing up for the release of their debut album by releasing a music video from the forthcoming album.

Shot by Montgomery Brown, the video focuses on the roots of the band, featuring the foursome thrashing and headbanging in a basement rehearsal space. Dark Hound features guitarist Evan Hensley of Greek mainstays Nightfall, drummer Josh Brown (formerly of Enfold Darkness), bassist ET Brown, and guitarist Elliot Gordon.

The band was also previously featured performing "Life Is Killing Me" on Metal Underground's tribute album for the memory of Type O Negative's Peter Steele: "All For None, None For All."

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Peter Steele Tribute: Time Is Running Out

Well over a year ago, Dan Mitchell (of Autumns Eyes) pitched the idea of putting together a tribute album to Peter Steele (Type O Negative, Carnivore) for release on the first anniversary of his passing.

After Dan, Ty (Metalunderground.com Content Manager) and I spent countless hours coordinating and working to make this project happen, and a dozen bands volunteered to record cover songs the tribute on their own dime, "All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele" came to fruition and was released last year on April 14, 2011. It's safe to say that we were very pleased with the final result. I was amazed at the quality of all of the songs and pleased with the variety, making it one of my favorite albums of the year.

The only thing we were not pleased with was that we were forced to charge for this album in order to cover licensing fees and "do this the right way" (i.e. legally). We would have much rather released the tribute for free and see it spread as far and wide as possible - for fans everywhere to hear these great renditions of Type O Negative and Carnivore classics as performed by quality underground metal bands. But that was not possible and we settled on the bare minimum price to cover all of the fees: $3 USD per download.

Figuring out the licensing process was an effort unto itself, and in the end we had to pre-purchase a fixed number of licenses. These licenses are only good for a year, and their expiration is rapidly approaching in just days. The last day you will be able to purchase "All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele" directly from us will be April 13, 2012.

It would be a shame to see this tribute disappear entirely. We may get the album up on other services such as Amazon.com. (iTunes does not let us set the price, so the album will not be available there). But there are no guarantees on this, or that it will be available in all territories. But one thing is for sure: This is your last chance to buy this full album download for a mere $3.00 (USD), as the fees for other storefronts (who handle the licensing) are higher and will have to be factored in to the price.

If you're a fan of Type O Negative, underground metal or this site (Metalunderground.com), please show us your support by ordering a copy of this tribute so we can fulfill all of the licenses that we purchased and get this compilation out to as many people as possible. If you have friends who may enjoy it, buy them a copy. What's $3 for a full album?

The track listing, which includes interpretations ranging from depressive rock to power metal to death metal and black metal, are as follows:

1. Auvernia – “I Don’t Wanna Be Me”
2. Fairytale Abuse – “Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)”
3. Stabbingback – “Halloween in Heaven”
4. Emancer – “My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend”
5. Dead Shape Figure – “Dead Again”
6. Enthrope – “Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)”
7. Dark Hound – “Life is Killing Me”
8. A Band of Orcs – “Green Man”
9. In.Verno – “Everything Dies”
10. Blind Greed – “Christian Woman”
11. Revilement – “Sex and Violence”
12. Autumns Eyes – “Love You To Death”

You can find more information and links to buy "All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele" here. You'll also find some wallpapers and a PDF of the booklet there for free download.

Thanks for your support.

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Peter Steele Tribute Album Officially Released

A year ago we lost one of heavy metal’s iconic voices with the untimely death of Type O Negative’s Peter Steele. Twelve bands hailing from Europe and both North and South America have lent their talents to pay tribute to the gothic metal giant and ensure his music continues to be played by fans all across the world.

In collaboration with Beneath the Woods studios and a dozen of the finest underground bands, Metalunderground.com is very proud to announce that “All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele” is now officially available. All twelve tracks from the album and a PDF booklet containing words from the bands are available for $3, which covers the costs of the mechanical license and the transaction fees. Metalunderground.com will be donating any leftover profits to charity.

You can buy your copy of the album as an immediate digital download starting today.

We would like to personally thank all of the bands involved for their fantastic contributions, and to all our readers who have stuck by us throughout the years. There's a little something for everyone in this tribute album, and we hope you'll love it just as much as we do.

Dan Mitchell of Beneath The Woods Studios also added, "My original idea was to find bands that were only interested in paying tribute to Peter, and not getting caught up in the politics of it all. No talks of money, labels, suits, or anyone trying to suck the life out of it. Just a straight up tribute. While we had people from Dave Ellefson to Anathema showing interest, their schedules are too busy from prior commitments.

“If you look back at Type O Negative's catalogue, they covered various songs by artists that were much different from the original. There were most definitely fans of Neil Young who hated their rendition of 'Cinnamon Girl,' and Seals and Crofts fans who hated 'Summer Breeze.' There were even fans of Sabbath who hated Type O's rendition of a Sabbath song.

“However, Johnny Kelly put it best when he said ‘These are what those songs would have sounded like if WE wrote them, its our interpretation of the material.’ That was actually his response to me commenting on how ‘different’ the music on this tribute is.”

To hear what the bands have to offer with their cover songs, two teaser trailers are available below. The groups involved in the tribute have also conducted a series of interviews with Metalunderground to talk about Peter Steele’s legacy and the future of metal icons. You can read about how Autumns Eyes, Dark Hound, and Fairytale Abuse approached their cover songs and how Peter Steele influenced them. More...

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Second Peter Steele Tribute Teaser Revealed

Update: the tribute album is now available for download!

As April 14th draws near, Metalunderground.com will be paying tribute to the late Peter Steele, whose iconic vocal talents in Type O Negative helped shape the musical landscape for a generation of music lovers. The anniversary of Peter’s passing will see the release of “All For None, None For All: A Tribute to Peter Steele,” which includes twelve cover tracks graciously donated by underground bands from across the world and from various genres of metal. In memory of Peter’s own various covers, each song provides a unique interpretation on Type O Negative or Carnivore.

A second trailer has now been posted online with clips from each of the songs on the tribute, in order to give past and future Peter Steele fans a chance to get acquainted with the bands honoring his legacy. The teaser trailer can be found below. An interactive version of the album’s digital booklet, created by Dan Mitchell of Beneath the Woods studio, is also available for all to view at this location.

The anniversary of the death of an icon is a bittersweet one. While we may never get to hear what Peter had in store for us next, we can still remember him and retrace the steps he already took on his musical career. Commenting on his passing a year ago, Tennessee’s Dark Hound added “Never bowing to be what anybody else wanted him to be, Peter forged his own way and his own style and sound, something every musician should hope to accomplish. That spirit and his music will continue to inspire us and countless bands to come. R.I.P. Peter Steele, thank you for what you've left us.”

“All For None, None For All: A Tribute to Peter Steele” will be available on April 14th, 2011 in digital format with a PDF booklet for $3 (three U.S. dollars), which is solely to cover the cost of mechanical licensing and transaction fees. Any remaining money left over will be given to charity. In addition, free desktop and iPhone wallpapers based on the cover artwork will be made available for anyone to download.

The artwork can be viewed below, and the album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Auvernia - I Don't Wanna Be Me
2. Fairytale Abuse - Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)
3. Stabbingback - Halloween in Heaven
4. Emancer - Girlfriend's Girlfriend
5. Dead Shape Figure - Dead Again
6. Enthrope - Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)
7. Dark Hound - Life is Killing Me
8. A Band of Orcs - Green Man
9. In.Verno - Everything Dies
10. Blind Greed - Christian Woman
11. Revilement - Sex and Violence
12. Autumns Eyes - Love You To Death

All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele cover art

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Peter Steele Tribute Teaser Posted Online

Update: the second teaser trailer, which features clips from all twelve songs on the tribute, is now available at this location.

As was previously announced, Metalunderground.com will be releasing an exclusive tribute album to Peter Steele, who passed away last April. A dozen bands from across the world came together to contribute to the album and honor the icon of doom and gloom. The cover artwork for the tribute, which follows the iconic Type O Negative style and was created by Dan Mitchell of Beneath the Woods studio, has now been revealed and can be viewed below.

All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele cover art

To whet the fan’s appetites and give a taste of what’s to come, a teaser trailer is also now available that showcases clips from two of the cover songs appearing on “All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele.” Check out the video below to hear segments from the gothic recreation of “Love You To Death” by Autumns Eyes and the power metal rendition of “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” by Auvernia.

Speaking on Peter’s influence in the musical world, Argentina based band Auvernia commented, “Type O Negative - and specially Peter Steele as their front man and composer - has been inspirational for us in terms of diversity in music. They were not afraid to experiment, to melt genres such as thrash and goth for the sake of the compositions, that way creating their own trademark. If we also add musicianship, personality and attitude, then you have an icon. That's the legacy we take from Peter Steele and his band, for their heritage is there, within all their music.”

The track order has now been finalized for the tribute album, which features bands from such diverse locations as Finland, Taiwan, Norway, Denmark, Spain, and even the U.S.

1. Auvernia - "I Don't Wanna Be Me"
2. Fairytale Abuse - "Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)"
3. Stabbingback - "Halloween in Heaven"
4. Emancer - "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend"
5. Dead Shape Figure - "Dead Again"
6. Enthrope - "Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)"
7. Dark Hound - "Life is Killing Me"
8. A Band of Orcs - "Green Man"
9. In.Verno - "Everything Dies"
10. Blind Greed - "Christian Woman"
11. Revilement - "Sex and Violence"
12. Autumns Eyes - "Love You To Death"

“All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele” will be available in digital format through Metalunderground.com for a small fee, required to cover the mechanical licensing fees and transaction costs. Any leftover profits will be donated to charity. Stay tuned for additional details on the release of this multinational tribute to one of metal’s fallen legends.

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Metalunderground To Release Peter Steele Tribute

Update: The tribute album is now available for download! The teaser trailer and cover artwork for the tribute album are also available at this location.

Last year the musical world was dealt a serious blow when gothic metal titan Peter Steele tragically passed away at the age of 48. While Peter may be gone, his music and his legacy live on, and they continue to inspire musicians around the world.

To honor Peter’s memory on the anniversary of his passing, and lead a new generation of metalheads to his music, heavy metal news site Metalunderground.com has teamed up with a dozen underground bands from across the globe to release an exclusive tribute album. The tribute, entitled “All For None, None For All: A Tribute to Peter Steele," was done in collaboration with Dan Mitchell of Beneath The Woods Studio and features twelve stellar cover songs from many stages of Peter’s career in both Type O Negative and Carnivore.

The songs covered, which include interpretations running the gamut from depressive rock to power metal to death metal and many stops in-between, are as follows:

Auvernia - “I Don't Wanna Be Me”
Fairytale Abuse - “Black No. 1”
In.verno - “Everything Dies”
Dead Shape Figure - “Dead Again”
Revilement - “Sex and Violence”
Emancer - “Girlfriend's Girlfriend”
A Band of Orcs - “Green Man”
Enthrope - “Wolf Moon”
Stabbingback - “Halloween in Heaven”
Dark Hound – “Life Is Killing Me”
Autumns Eyes – “Love You To Death”
Blind Greed – “Christian Woman”

A final track listing is still being determined.

Discussing his own exposure to Type O Negative, Fairytale Abuse vocalist Simon Pederson explained, “I remember very clearly when one of my friends introduced me to Type O Negative back in the early 90´s. I was quite impressed by the ambiance and melancholia of the music but even more by the depth and character of Peter Steele´s vocals. Since then their albums still regularly find their way to my CD player.” Simon then went on to add, “Peter Steele is for us without doubt one of the most significant forefathers within the entire melodic metal genre. So when being asked to deliver a song for his tribute we were doubtless that we had to participate and are honored to do so.” More...

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Dark Hound Announces Farewell Show For Singer

Nashville metal band Dark Hound has announced their final show with singer Frank Serafine. The farewell show is scheduled for July 22 at the Muse. Here are the details:

Dark Hound
Frank The Fuck Out
Montezuma Fire Machine

$5 advance presale tickets (available from any band member or at www.themusenashville.com), $7 at the door. Doors open at 7, first band on at 8.

This is going to be the last show Dark Hound will be playing for some time, and the band plans to retire the songs "Dark Hound" and "Paint It White." They will also be announcing their new guitarist at this show.

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Dark Hound Parts with Vocalist

Metalunderground.com contributor and Dark Hound frontman Frank Serafine has parted with the band. Here's the update from the band themselves:

"First of all, let me say thank you to everyone who came to the Blackguard/Swashbuckle show. It was awesome!

"It is with a bittersweet attitude that I have to inform all of you that Frank Serafine is no longer a member of Dark Hound. His split is mutual and amicable, and he will remain a close friend as he pursues his career in the music industry and honing his craft as a music producer.

"So, the question remains: How does this effect Dark Hound? Well, while it will be slightly different, the rest of us are incredibly excited about the future. The main songwriting element is still intact. ET will take over vocal duties for the time being, and a guitar player has joined the band who is sure to launch us to new levels. Who is it?

"We will be having a farewell show for Frank this summer. Details will be made available as soon we confirm everything, but every Dark Hound fan will need to be there. Sadly, we will be retiring the songs "Dark Hound" and "Paint It White". But, this show is where we will announce the newest member of Dark Hound. You might even be able to see him play! Very exciting!!!

"After this show this summer we probably won't play any shows until the winter. So don't miss this, and stay tuned for more details!"

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Dark Hound Posts Title Track Online

Dark Hound has posted a new song entitled "Dark Hound" online. Based on the oldest Celtic legend, this is the title track to the forthcoming album. Give it a listen on the band's MySpace player or bandcamp page.

The band has a couple of shows planned, which are as follows:

Mar 2 2010 7:00P at The Muse with Deathstar Lovebeam, Voices, Clorange (debut), and Cryptic Reality Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 2 2010 7:00P at The Muse with Impetuous Doom, Error 51 Nashville, Tennessee

You can still download Dark Hound's free three-song demo for free as well.

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Download Dark Hound's Demo For Free

Dark Hound has posted their recently completed demo for free download on bandcamp.com. Downloading the demo also comes with the music video for "Paint It White."

Here's the demo tracklisting:

1. Paint It White
2. One Deadly Blow
3. The Indifference of Good Men

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Dark Hound Debuts Video For "Paint It White"

DARK HOUND has debuted their official music video for "Paint it White," shot while recording at All Access Studios in Tullahoma, TN under the production direction of Kaelin Tauxe in November of 2009. All Access Studios is co-owned by Kaelin Tauxe and famed guitar virtuoso Toshi Iseda.

MetalUnderground.com staff writer Progressivity_In_All, aka Frank Serafine, sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar in Dark Hound.

Check the video out below.

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Dark Hound Posts New Songs Online

Dark Hound, the band of our very own Frank Serafine (aka Progressivity_In_All), featuring former Ex Nihilo band members, recently posted up three new songs on their MySpace player. The band also recently posted a live video from their Halloween peformance, which you can watch below.

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