TAIL OF THE DARKSIDE
In 1994 using dark, haunting rhythms and powerful vocals,
DARKSIDE soon established themselves as a musical force in
the Midwest. The band having released a self titled EP and
the 6 song "Eternal Tears" cd, which earned vocalist
Steve Bentley BANZAI Magazine's "Best Vocalist Award", the band
embarked throughout the area, playing virtually every show
offered to them. Word soon spread through the Kansas City area
of DARKSIDE, their sound compared to Judas Priest, Sanctuary and
DARKSIDE's music has been featured in seven horror movie's and
two movie soundtracks. Members of the band have appeared in
"Moonchild", "Biker Babes From Beyond The Grave" and "Young Lust".
The band has also been featured on FEH Magazine and Inferno Music
In early 1998, the band independently released the five song EP,
"Creative Vengeance" which over 2,000 copies have been distributed
to fans in Sweden, England, Ireland, Canada, Europe, Austrailia,
and the United States. The band recieved exstensive airplay on
Kansas City's KQRC-FM and has appeared on "Unsigned", the local
The band has been featured in interviews and articles in PitchWeekly, Transcendence, Banzai, and FEH Magazines. Pitchweekly compared the
band to heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne, in their love for the
crowd and the constant participation of their audiences with every
BANZAI magazine presented the band an award for "Most Outstanding Video" for the self released "Evolution of Darkness" home video which features videos for songs "Final Eclipse" and "October Moon".
Bassist Randy Hickey recently received the 2002 "Outstanding Bassist" award.
DARKSIDE has opened for headliner's such as Flotsam & Jetsam, Fight,
and Strutter as well as headlining shows throughout Missouri, Kansas,
Iowa and Colorado.
Now with the release of the band's first full length CD entitled,
"Masquerade", their most powerful release to date. The 11 songs
range from the exsplosive title track, to the classical entwines of "Dreaming In Black". The artwork for "Masquerade" was done
by reputable artist Gery Nible, who's credits include artwork for
Overkill, Testament, The Misfits, Possession and most notably
The band is currently working on a tour itinerary so keep an
eye out for DARKSIDE in your area soon!!