July 14, 2005

Dark New Day Will Storm Through Chicago

By Randy J. Klodz

Dark New Day may be a gloom and doom name for a rock band, but the band’s future promises to be clear sky and bright sun. To get things rolling, Dark New Day is back on the road, and will visit Chicago’s Double Door on July 16.

For starters, it doesn’t hurt that Dark New Day is comprised of former members of several popular rock bands. Many recognize Dark New Day vocalist Brett Hestla as the former touring bassist for Creed, while guitarist Clint Lowery (ex-Sevendust), guitarist Troy McLawhorn (ex-Doubledrive), bassist Corey Lowery (ex-Stereomud, Stuck Mojo) and drummer Will Hunt (ex-Skrape) round out the rest of the familiar lineup.

Now on the road with “Twelve Year Silence,” which hit stores across the nation in June, Dark New Day has 11 rocking tracks to expose to the masses. Tracks from “Twelve Year Silence“ including “Brother,” “Fill Me Again,” “Free,” and “Taking Me Alive” pack a heavy punch, while still remaining melodic enough to satisfy the thirst of rock radio. “Follow the Sun Down,” the final track of the “Twelve Year Silence” mellows things down a bit, with a Southern feel rounding out the album.

Double Door is at 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets for this 21+ show are listed for $12 each in advance or $14 each at the door, with showtime scheduled for 9 p.m. Rock bands American Motherload, Gaskit and Mindsight are also scheduled to perform. For more information on Dark New Day log on to www.darknewday.com.

Dark New Day Photo: Josh V. Rothstein