Dark Day Rising
Dark Day Rising
Somehow the band managed to evolve from 'thrashmetalcore' to pure (and increasingly technical) metal. In the end of 1998 Roel, who's old hardcore band Ignorance had just broken up, traded his bass guitar for a normal guitar and started jamming with Boy on drums. They were playing cover songs in the back of their high school, but soon they found themselves a real rehearsal shed where they could practice whenever they wanted. They started experimenting with song writing, starting with old school hardcore, but as their musical skills developed more metal influences popped up. In April 2000 Roel met Jasper who had just quit his old band. Jasper proved to be the perfect singer for the band, combining Kreator-like vocals with deep deathgrunts. In November 2000 they recorded the four songs they had written so far in their rehearsal studio and the pre-demo "Apocalyptic visions of undeniable truth" hit the hardcore scene.
For only 3 guilders a piece they sold like crazy and about 80 were sold. In January 2001 the time had come to hit the stage and their friend David of hardcore band Quarterback from De Kwakel offered them a show and he himself would fill the vacant spot of bass player. One week before the first show the Hoofddorp Hardcore band Standard broke up and their guitarist Tobi offered to play second guitar in the band. Now the line-up was complete and ready to go. They made quite a name for themselves because of their refreshing style and energetic show, playing about 20 shows in their first year. The highlight of this was when they opened for grindcore legends Napalm Death! They decided it was time to put out a decent recording and in November 2001 they hit the Harrow studio in Losser, the Netherlands, to record their debut MCD Underworld Dreams containing 2 tracks that were also on the old pre-demo and 3 new ones.
After 3 recording sessions and some delay the MCD came out in September 2002 and got a lot of very positive reviews. So far the band has played almost 50 shows, mostly in the hardcore scene, but since the beginning of 2003 Darkdayrising has had the chance to play more shows in the metal scene. The response there has been overwhelming, despite the fact that the band doesn't look like a metal band (in appearance). In May Darkdayrising was elected to play at the `Locals Only'-stage of the Fields of Rock festival, alongside bands like Arch Enemy, Nile, Metallica and Opeth. *** the above was taken from: www.asice..net Dark Day Rising is a deathmetal band from the Netherlands. They'vd released one full length called "Underworld Dreams" (2002) and another one called "Ascent of Despair"(2004/2005) and a Mcd called "Prelude to dismay" (2004). The latter one however was 'released' after the band broke up. Their releases have been in a true DIY spirit and the label was named "apocalyptic visions of undeniable truth records" after a line in one of their lyrics. Members are now featered in the Straight edge Hardcore band "eye of Judgement", and others are performing in a grindband called "Spartan Icon". Dark Day Rising focusses on demonic, misanthropic and apocalyptic themes. 2. There is also another band by the name Dark Day Rising of a more recent date.
This band hails from California US. Their line-up: Heather Floyd- lead vocals Luke Williams- bass/vocals Mysterious Dan- guitar Jay Mcelveen - guitar Jacob Marshall - drums DDR plays a style that consists out of Metalcore and vocals are more sung than screamed. Influences are bands like: UnderOath, As I Lay Dying, He is Legend. Some people might label the band as "emo". Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..