< Dark Theory are certainly developing a unique image
What was supposed to be a successful three-band gig at Maidstone's University of Creative Arts soon turned into a horrific nightmare, due to unforseen circumstances two bands (Atlantica + Of Fire & Fate) could not make it.
The night intended to host a raffle too but sadly due to a low turnout that was abandoned, by that stage the Dark Theory had been learned, this is a band that is progressing on so many different dimensions, even crows began to poop themselves at the spine-chilling sounds that not only the keyboardist produced, but the whole band shed out a sound that would make even the most hardened metalhead cry for his mummy. The gig was intended to raise funds for the final exhibition of the BA Illustrations 2nd year degree.
At their best, Dark Theory did not cave in regardless of the low attendance which seemed to barely reach double figures, on a cold and full moon night the Gothic Black Metal outfit from Margate blanketed the makeshift stage which was hosted in the Students Union with a theological atmosphere that emanated from the Victorian-esque visage and ambiance seeping out of the keyboard, whilst there were no signs of the band being whippersnappers as they evidently once again showed that they are more than capable of producing a live performance that would make Dani Filth smile as if to say he didn't think of putting the level of theatrics that this band put in. For what they done, playing their entire song catalogue and doing some covers, Dark Theory without any doubt lightened up the mood for what seemed to be the Students Union worst day in their history. Actually adding on to the previous points made, there were a few mishaps that were out of the band's control, such as poorly setup equipment resulting in only one mic being used to Ryan's and Liv's discomfort, on the other hand the somewhat funny side of the evening was the drummer Sam breaking a pair of drumsticks and a cymbal.
 RHYS STEVENSON
Dark Theory are participating in the Metal To The Masses Kent heat which is being held at Sheerness on the 12th April. Event Link is below:
On 22nd March 2013, The Metal Experience (powered by Jack Daniel’s) will be launched. The genre’s best Dutch metal acts will be touring The Netherlands with this traveling indoor metal festival.
Chiraw, Devious, The Scarlet Claw and Undawn will ascend several stages, each time accompanied by a special guest, with a versatile show that will enchant many metal fans.
The initiator of this touring event is the band Devious.
Guitarist Guido de Jongh states that:
“Dutch metal bands are found less and less in clubs and music venues in The Netherlands. Although the market for live music expands for pop/rock and alternative bands, the country’s metal scene seems to shrink. Lately, there hasn’t surfaced a lot of renewal within the genre and kids seem to come out to shows less than before".
"That’s odd, there’s a lot of talented bands out here, but most perform occasionally at local quality underground initiatives. And that’s where it stops in many cases. A few leaps higher, there are festivals like Dokk’em Open Air, Eindhoven Metal Meeting and Fortarock, who serve a mainly international bill. These festivals help relive the glory days of the infamous Wâldrock and Dynamo Open Air. ‘Allround’ festivals like Dauwpop and Zwarte Cross also offer mostly international acts their stage time".
"But for the Dutch scene, it all starts at the clubs, that’s where the basis of a good, diverse metal scene is created. And this scene could use a fresh revival right now! That’s why we sought cooperation with Jack Daniel’s as main sponsor and Large Popmerchandising for realizing The Metal Experience. By linking these partners to some interesting, quality Dutch metal acts, we complete the experience of live music and a rock & roll lifestyle so many seek".
Recently there have been shows announced on 3 locations, namely Stairway to Heaven (March 22, Utrecht), Perron 55 (Venlo, April 26) and – with special guest Macabre (USA) - NAXT Stage (Almelo, June 7). The tour will be complemented with Kiehool (Burgum) on June 15 and rock festival Geuzenpop (Enschede, August 2-3), where The Metal Experienced concludes. If successful, a possible part II is considered later this year.
The Metal Experience 2013 - Part I (exclusively NL shows)
March 22 Stairway to Heaven, Utrecht - 19:30 doors | 20:30 showtime | Free entrance
April 27 Perron 55, Venlo - 19:00 doors | 19:30 showtime | presale at €7,50 (tickets)
June 7 NAXT stage, Almelo - 19:00 doors | 19:30 showtime | presale at €10,- (tickets)
June 15 Kiehool, Burgum - 19:00 doors | 19:30 showtime | presale at €7,50
Aug 2/3 Geuzenpop Festival Enschede 12:00 doors | TBA showtime | presale at €40
(for 2 day-tickets)
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