Artist info


Metal, Rock

Sounds like

Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Wednesday 13, Murderdolls

band members



Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, White Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Static X, dope



Darkcell is one of Australia's fastest rising acts. Formed in Brisbane in 2012, the band has performed over 200 shows to date. Visually and musically Darkcell have proven themselves as a world class outfit and with their fifth album Haunted Reality released on Halloween 2016, this four piece band shows no signs of slowing down. Packing stadium level hooks and a loud, abrasive and industrial rock sound, they have been tagged as a ‘modern day Kiss’. Larger than life stage show, party vibes and dance grooves give a fun atmosphere and keep fans coming back for more.
Touring highlights to date include the prestigious Soundwave Festival nationally in 2014 (with Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Rob Zombie etc) and countless other headline and support shows across Australia with Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls), Sevendust, Otep, Combichrist, 28 Days and more. In 2015 Darkcell embarked on their first international tour across the USA. The Civil Unrest Tour saw the band perform 22 shows across 13 states in 26 days. The tour also included Ill Nino, Motograter, Davey Suicide and a fist full of local acts.
Other career highlights include TV music placements with Sydney reality show Bondi Ink on Channel 11 (Ten Network), as well as radio play on numerous national and independent radio stations including Triple J, Triple M, Andrew Haug Radio, 4ZZZ Brisbane and many more. College radio across the USA have also been very receptive, with many stations playing both music and featuring interviews with the band.
Through the use of social media and mailing lists the band continues to demonstrate the importance of fans via constant interaction and updates with their followers, dubbed the ‘Army of Darkness’. No overhyped marketing or costly advertising machine in this equation, just a band with a strong DIY ethic connecting with their fans one on one.
A busy 2017 is already scheduled for Darkcell with the recent announcement of the upcoming Show Me The Money Australian Tour and two new music videos scheduled for release in the coming months as well as writing and recording new music for their next album. International touring is a priority and plans are currently in motion for follow up shows in the USA, as well as Japan & Europe. Make 2017 the year you experience the Darkcell machine live. It’s a party! Let your demons loose!
For fans of Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Motionless In White, Murderdolls, Wednesday 13 and Nine Inch Nails.
“They’re a great group of guys that play some great music. I love their evil grooves, and we have a mutual love of whiskey!” - Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino and Machine Head)

“The four-piece command the stage, covered in black warpaint. Darkcell blend the theatrics of hair metal with industrial-gothic vocals and guitar with a sprinkling of '80s pop. Their manic energy is infectious and the crowd is in constant motion” -

“The band can be ensured of world-wide notoriety” - Terrorizer Magazine

“Think of Haunted Reality as the ghost train you saw at the show as a kid. Though you didn’t piss your pants, you had enough fun to go back for another ride or two” - Hysteria Magazine

“a one-of-a-kind entity in Australia’s heavy underground” - Heavy Magazine
Haunted Reality (Album 31/10/16)
Rewired (Remix Album 29/01/16) [Marilyn Manson, Dope, Deathstars and more]
Devolve Destroy (EP 01/04/15)
Dark Verses (Album 27/09/13)
Reboot Repeat (Album 17/02/12)

Darkcell is:
Jesse Dracman (Vocals)
Postmortem Matt (Guitar & Synths)
Rit Derelict (Bass)
Jay Macabre (Drums)
Booking agent:
David Dean (Hostile Entertainment)
Ph: 0418 466 623
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