Darken The Day

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. 

Ace Armstrong of Darken The Day, shreds yet another solo

Ace Armstrong of Darken The Day, shreds yet another solo

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. 

Drew Lucero of Darken The Day tells it like it is

Drew Lucero of Darken The Day tells it like it is

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. 

"Gutter"of Darken The Day (and many other bands!!!) lets loose

"Gutter"of Darken The Day (and many other bands!!!) lets loose

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! 

Mike Kimura of Darken the Day, an absolute beast on the drums!

Mike Kimura of Darken the Day, an absolute beast on the drums!

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. 

Robert Smith of Darken The Day is one cool guy on and off the stage

Robert Smith of Darken The Day is one cool guy on and off the stage

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! 

Darken the Day rocking out entertaining us endlessly

Darken the Day rocking out entertaining us endlessly

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. 

Darken The Day sweaty and exhausted after rocking us at The Damn Bar in Rio Rancho

Darken The Day sweaty and exhausted after rocking us at The Damn Bar in Rio Rancho

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