Artist info


Metal, Rock

Sounds like

Iron Maiden, nevermore, metallica

band members

Steve Simpson - guitar, vocals, Brad Dickson - guitar, Simon Hamilton - bass, Dom Simpson - drums


Iron Maiden, metallica, Judas Priest

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“The best band since Dungeon” — DRUM MEDIA “A near faultless set that saw crowds rush up to the front where they were moshing and headbanging like there was no tomorrow.” — HAILMETAL.COM Darker Half is a melodic metal band from Sydney Australia. Darker Half’s¬ sound is rooted in traditional metal while drawing on many other influences both metal and otherwise to create a unique, energetic and heavy sound. Twisted dual guitars and explosive solos riff across a rock solid yet inventive rhythm section, topped off by a vocalist whose range can match any of rock’s greats, making this a band who can really set themselves apart. Darker Half released their debut album ‘Duality’ in 2009 and after national tours supporting Paul Di’anno (ex-Iron Maiden) and US metal legends Queensryche, regional/interstate headlining tours and an appearance at Screamfest 2009/10 at the Enmore Theatre along with Edguy, Sonata Arctica, Dark Funeral and more, established themselves as one of Australia’s top metal acts. Darker Half continued to tour relentlessly in 2010, after hooking up once again with Paul Di’Anno on his return tour later that year, the band went into Defwolf Studios in January 2011 to record their second album ‘Desensitized’ and signed Australian deals with Rockstar Records and MGM Distribution for the release. The band then embarked on an Australian tour in support of the new album which saw them return to interstate capital and regional centres multiple times and score support spots with Alestorm and Children of Bodom to rave reviews. Darker Half is: Vo Simpson (Vocals/Guitar), Simon Hamilton (Bass/Backing Vocals), Dominic Simpson (Drums/Backing Vocals) and Brad Dickson (Guitar).