Darken The Day is one of my personal favorite bands, and why would that be? It's clear that these guys have the audience in mind. From their stage presence to the stage setup, these guys put on one hell of a show. They may be a local band but you wouldn't know it unless someone told you. This band is very tight and play hard every single show, they know what it means to impress the crowd!
Ace Armstrong rocks out on the stage every show, he's flashy and switches between one awesome guitar to the next. Other guitarists watching with jealousy can't help but bang their heads while Ace shreds it out.
I've attended most of their shows and they never cease to amaze me. Drew keeps the crowd going between songs with his stream of consciousness. You may not always know what he's talking about, but at least he speaks his mind. His vocals are the perfect match for the sound Darken puts out. You're sure to have lyrics like "Round and round!" stuck in your head after the show.
It's hard to stop watching the stage, especially with "Gutter" stomping around and thrusting his bass at you in various stances! It's never a dull moment.
If you like drums you won't be disappointed with Mike Kimura, this guy lays it down perfect every show. He's got an awesome set as well!
Robert is a very cool guy and he keeps the show going, and frankly, I think he keeps the band alive and striving for greatness. He's also an extremely cool dude and very welcoming and knows his stuff.
A lot of people don't see her, but we call her Jade Mink. She is the one who is out there controlling the lights and other various stage props, sets up and breaks down the set every show. Show her some love, she's one cool lady!
I appreciate bands like Darken The Day because they are exactly what other bands should aspire to. Stage presence, great songs, once of the few bands with an awesome stage set, and the most important thing is they practice together to make every show as best they can be.
Don't miss Darken The Day, they have a CD coming up soon and you can follow them here on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarkenTheDay