Dark Messiah – S/T (2016)
For fans of Metallica, Slayer, Pantera, Megadeth, Anthrax
Release Date: Digital: December 2, 2016 – CD: January, 20, 2017
PR Rep – Jon Asher – ashermedia(@)gmail.com – AsherMediaRelations.com
Shared stage with: Five Hundred Pound Furnace, Cerulean Skies, Parasitism, Spine of Earth, Ramskull, Commencing Human Desperation, Tinnitus, Long Term Enemy, Solanum, Perilous, Awaiting The Answer, White Trash Heavy Metal, Castle.
The ‘M’ in Dark Messiah stands for metal, metal and more metal! Hailing from the thunderous tundra of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Dark Messiah formed in 2015 when guitarist Jonathan Hayward started a band that would build on the great work of the metal giants of the past and take this hellbound sound forward into the future!
Hayward explains the origin of their name. “We are called Dark Messiah because it’s like a metaphor for resurrecting something great and old. We feel like we’re going back to the roots of metal and bringing it back from the dead. We have a sound that’s inspired from classic metal and hard rock from decades ago and we don’t think there’s enough bands out there doing that with original music so we tried to do it ourselves!”
Influenced by mostly by thrash metal along with names like Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, Slayer, Lamb of God more. Dark Messiah are bringing forth their self-titled debut EP.
Hayward explains the genesis of the ‘Dark Messiah’ EP. “The release is a concept for what would happen if a Dark Messiah rose up and destroyed the world. It’s a five song story. ‘Dark Messiah’, the songs and EP is who we are and tells the tale of an evil entity being revived from the dead. ‘No Soul To Sell’ is about humanity as a whole and individuals in general trying to sacrifice themselves to him. ‘Eliminate The Enemy’ is the Dark Messiah’s intentions and initiative of the army he recruits. ‘Death From Above’ is him taking over the world. ‘Your Final Breath’ is him killing you!”
Only just a year old, Dark Messiah is experiencing their evolution as it unfolds, their sound is based on a foundation of catchy old school riffs, but innovation and groove to call it their own headbanging experience.
The digital version of their debut self-titled EP was released on Nov, 27 2016 and is now available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play and Deezer. Physical CD will be available on January 20, 2017 via Bandcamp and CD Baby.