The Dark is a Brighton, UK based Grunge Rock meets Industrial Metal project the band has dubbed Funeral Rock. Originating in Los Angeles, CA in 2015.
Fronted by singer / guitarist Brandon Ashley, The Dark is a band formed by guitarist Rob Trendy, bassist Samwise J Forrester and drummer Oscar Behrens.
Their music will remind you of bands like “Marilyn Manson, Palaye Royale, Motionless In White, Nirvana”.
The sound is influenced by elements of 90’s Grunge, Rock and heavy Industrial electronic elements mixed with catchy guitar riffs and gritty melodic vocals.
The Dark debut album “Live. Create.Destroy.’ contains eleven tracks written and recorded in Berlin, DE where singer Brandon Ashley moved to in order to give birth to the debut record, which also features Christian Eigner of ‘Depeche Mode’ playing drums on the song “Product”.
The Dark have worked among the others with legendary British producer Tim Palmer (Ozzy Osbourne< Pearl Jam, David Bowie) who mixed their first single “Teenage Angst” featuring Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper) on drums.
Previously The Dark has been scoring a commercial for the clothing company ‘Virgin Blakeys’ also featuring a special appearance of singer Brandon Ashley.
With over 35K followers on their social media platforms, The Dark has been honoured to tour/perform with Peter Murphy, Orgy, Wednesday 13 and granted the big opportunity opening for the “Wayne Static Memorial Show” at the Whiskey A Go Go in 2015 in Hollywood, CA.
On Math 2018 The Dark releases “A stunning version of Tori Amos’s Crucify” – Spill Magazine.
On October 18, 2019 The Dark performed at Autumn Moon Festival in Hameln, Germany playing alongside headliners Lord Of The Lost. The Dark performance makes an impact on the German crowd and the local news Dewezet gives them the front cover on the article’s festival review.
Following their appearance at Autumn Moon Festival The Dark created a video documentary which features their show’s highlights, fans meet & greet, funny moments using the original audio captured from the board while performing live.
On April 17th 2020 The Dark announces the release of their new single “Where’s Your God” out May 3th 2020. On the same day The Dark joins American management firm CB Entertainment for representation.