Formed in 2011 and having gigged heavily locally and interstate, d-beat hardcore band DARKHORSE toured Europe and Japan, played the Obscene Extreme Festival 3 times (Melbourne 2013, Czech Republic 2014, Tokyo 2015), and supported lots of Australian and international bands including TRAGEDY, THE SUBHUMANS, CEREMONY, IRON REAGAN, PUNCH, POISON IDEA, and a lot lot more. After 1 demo, a live recording, 2 splits and debut LP “Sick Of The Living, High On Death” released 3 ears ago, they’re back with an exhausting and maddening document! Their new full length ‘Bomb Thrower’ was recorded in October 2016 at Goatsound Studios in Melbourne and is being self-released today on CD and tape via Stocked label! We’re delighted to give you the first listen of this beast, roaring with raging thunders, booming climaxes and incorporating the type of bleak melodies and crushing intensity that spares no prisoners! Scroll down to launch it now!
2017 is going to be a busy year for DARKHORSE with a full Japan tour in October/November as well as some local shows around Sydney (see more details below). You can catch them live at Melbourne’s FilthFest on February 25th and one day before that in Brunswick suburb, The band’s record release show will take place on March 31st at Black Wire Records in Annandale, Sydney, Australia! GO HERE to see more details and RSVP. See all the flyers below. More appearance at several festivals (Total Attack in Brisbane; Distort Byron in Byron Bay; Asakusa Deathfest in Tokyo), will be detailed soon! A European tour for 2018 is in it’s planning stages.
The band commented on the furious offering:
“Bomb Thrower” is our second full length album and features 12 new tracks of harsh, unrelenting beauty.
Compared with the debut LP “Sick Of The Living, High On Death” (2014), the new songs are a bit more finely-tuned and thought-out while not compromising on the immediacy that constitutes our sound. The overall effect is less polished and closer in feeling to our live performances.
The lyrics deal with the common ugliness and everyday disappointments that life in the post-capitalist society unremittingly provides each of us with; may that be personal failures, the nepotism of our leaders, or the marginalization and helplessness of the individual.”
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DARK HORSE recorded their version of DISCHARGE’s “The Nightmare Continues” at the CVLT Nation Sessions a couple of years ago: