March 22, 2021 - Jacksonville, FL - Metal's fastest rising act OUT OF DARKNESS are set to release their debut label release Seize the Day on March 26, 2021 via Curtain Call Records . Featuring seven tracks in total, including three features from the incomparable Bobby Koelble ( Death ), Seize the Day will cause the microscopic hairs on the back of your neck to rise while sending a deep, sinister chill you can't ever get rid of deep to your very core. Pre-save SEIZE THE DAY on your streaming platform of choice HERE .
Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, OUT OF DARKNESS, recently selected by Metal Crash Radio as one of their top 30 bands WORLDWIDE(!), have recently announced upcoming shows along the Eastern coast, including being a part of this year's Metal in the Mountains in Pipestem, WV, as well as rocking out the 1904 Music Hall alongside Surviving September , Haxprocess , and more! OUT OF DARKNESS have also announced shows confirmed, or close to being confirmed, (pending COVID-19 restrictions) in Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Georgia. A nationwide tour is currently in the works for 2021 into 2022, among many huge surprises for their dedicated and new fans across the world.
Formed in lated 2019, OUT OF DARKNESS are an all-out pulverizing and in-your-fucking-face metal act that has been compared to a heavy version of Q ueen ; due to the fact they are very diverse in their sound, while maintaining the core that makes them OUT OF DARKNESS . Brent "Deadly" Smedley, taking a break from living the life as long-time Ic ed Earth drummer, decided in 2019 that he wanted to start his own band- one that he could build from the ground up.
Brent "Deadly" Smedley, taking a break from living the life as long-time Iced Earth drummer, decided in 2019 that he wanted to start his own band- one that he could build from the ground up. In late 2019 the time had come to take this desire to start a band and make it a reality. Smedley and longtime friend and manager Rich Brown were ready to start the long, tedious search for a vocalist. Prepared to scour the earth, the search was abruptly cut short as only two short days pass before Brown calls Smedley, to his amazement, to say that the search was over- they had their guy!
A single video on social media of Eric Barrios singing live left Brown jaw-dropped with excitement. Smedley proceeds to watch the video that Brown sends to him, and in Smedley's typical laidback way just says, "Ya, I think we can do something with that." Brown and Smedley reached out to Barrios in attempts to recruit the artist, which took a few tries to convince Barrios that this was in fact the real Brent Smedley in search of him. A meeting was set between the two musicians, and after just one open mic jam, OUT OF DARKNESS was born.
Adding to the hypnotizing blend of masterful drums from Brent "Deadly" Smedley, alongside the enrapturing vocals and commanding guitar of Eric Barrios, is the absolutely vigorous and accurate work on bass from Bronzell Smith, the precise and reverberant Cody Suchomoski on guitar, and rounding out the group is Sean Johnson- providing faultless backing vocals while absolutely pulverizing the strings on his guitar.