OUT OF DARKNESS Channel Metal Gods, Celine Dion in Mesmerizing SEIZE THE DAY
March 26, 2021 - Jacksonville, FL - Metal's fastest rising act OUT OF DARKNESS have released their debut label release, Seize the Day, today via Curtain Call Records. Featuring seven tracks in total, including three features from the incomparable Bobby Koelble (Death), Seize the Day is taking over the metal world with it's gigantic and diverse sound. Grab your copy of Seize the Day on your streaming platform of choice HERE.
Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, OUT OF DARKNESS (selected by Metal Crash Radio as one of their top 30 bands WORLDWIDE!), have announced multiple shows along the Eastern coast. Two shows to note include this year's Metal in the Mountains as well as rocking out the 1904 Music Hall alongside Surviving September, Haxprocess, and more! OUT OF DARKNESS also plans to tour extensively throughout 2021 into 2022.
Formed in late 2019, OUT OF DARKNESS are an all-out pulverizing and in-your-fucking-face metal act that has been compared to a heavy version of Queen; due to the fact they are very diverse in their sound, while maintaining the core that makes them OUT OF DARKNESS. Brent "Deadly" Smedley, taking a break from living the life as long-time Iced Earth drummer, decided in 2019 that he wanted to start his own band- one that he could build from the ground up.
Smedley, taking a break from living the life as long-time Iced Earth drummer, decided in 2019 that he wanted to start his own band- one that he could build from the ground up. In late 2019 the time had come to take this desire to start a band and make it a reality. Smedley and longtime friend and manager Rich Brown were ready to start the long, tedious search for a vocalist. Prepared to scour the earth, the search was abruptly cut short as only two short days pass before Brown calls Smedley, to his amazement, to say that the search was over- they had their guy!
A single video on social media of Eric Barrios singing live left Brown jaw-dropped with excitement. Smedley proceeds to watch the video that Brown sends to him, and in Smedley's typical laidback way just says, "Ya, I think we can do something with that." Brown and Smedley reached out to Barrios in attempts to recruit the artist, which took a few tries to convince Barrios that this was in fact the real Brent Smedley in search of him. A meeting was set between the two musicians, and after just one open mic jam, OUT OF DARKNESS was born.
Adding to the hypnotizing blend of masterful drums from Brent "Deadly" Smedley, alongside the enrapturing vocals and commanding guitar of Eric Barrios, is the absolutely vigorous and accurate work on bass from Bronzell Smith, the precise and reverberant Cody Suchomski on guitar, and rounding out the group is Shawn Johnson- providing faultless backing vocals while absolutely pulverizing the strings on his guitar.
Grab your copy of SEIZE THE DAY on your streaming platform of choice HERE.
Brent “Deadly” Smedley - drums
Eric Barrios- vocals
Bronzell Smith- bass
Cody Suchomski- guitar
Shawn Johnson - guitar, backing vocals