Darker Half is a melodic metal band hailing from the great harbour city of Sydney. The sound of the band is rooted in traditional metal but they also draw on many other influences, be it in the realm of metal or otherwise, creating what plaudits label as a unique, energetic and heavy sound.
Twisted dual guitars and explosive solos riff across a rock solid, yet inventive rhythm section, topped off by a vocalist whose range can match it with many of the rock greats! It makes Darker Half a band that can really set themselves apart.
Darker Half released their debut album ‘Duality’ in 2009 and after national tours supporting Paul Di’anno (ex-Iron Maiden) and US metal legends Queensryche, regional/interstate headlining tours and an appearance at Screamfest 2009/10 at the Enmore Theatre along with Edguy, Sonata Arctica, Dark Funeral and more, these guys established themselves as one of Australia’s top metal acts. This is exactly the reason that Darker Half have the main support act slot for INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST 2013!!!!
During 2010 the band toured relentlessly and after hooking up with Di’anno once again on his return turn that year, went into Defwolf Studios in January 2011 to record their second album ‘Desensitized’, signing Australian deals after that with Rockstar Records and MGM Distribution for the release.
The band toured Oz in support of their album which saw them return to interstate capital and regional centres multiple times and score support spots with Alestorm and Children of Bodom to rave reviews.
It’s with great pleasure and anticipation that we welcome Darker Half to the INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST line-up and we look forward to seeing them get the raucous INST-FEST crowd into a heavy frenzy!!!!