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Dark Below Make It A Double With Self Inflicted and Tense Acoustic

The Missouri trio deliver something old & something new with their latest releases.

Dark Below prove that once is not enough by simultaneously releasing two new singles — Self Inflicted and Tense Acoustic, showcasing today on Tinnitist.

On the latest preview of their upcoming debut album, the Missouri modern-rock power trio double down with a pair of massive releases. Self Inflicted was recorded at UMG Studios in Nashville and co-produced by Malcolm Springer (Matchbox 20, Collective Soul) and Jason Schrick. The cut delves into the depths of human emotion, delivering a powerful sonic experience that resonates on a visceral level while displaying an upbeat, Collective Soul vibe.

“This song is a reflection of the internal struggles many of us face, trying to do the best you can but it never being good enough,” says singer-guitarist Josh Campbell. “It’s about watching a relationship from the outside and watching it unfold, not being able to do anything about it.” Self Inflicted is a testament to Dark Below’s evolution as artists, showcasing their growth both sonically and lyrically. The track serves as a preview of what’s to come from the band, as they continue to push boundaries and explore new musical horizons.

The band’s debut single Tense found success as it peaked at No. 14 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Indicator Charts as well as No. 4 on the Foundations Secondary Rock Market Charts. This unplugged version was recorded at North Village with Schrick and Tim Hanson, then mixed by Springer in Nashville. “Tim brought great ideas to life on this and it almost feels like a completely different song from the original version,” the band say.

Photo by Christine Nickle.

What began as a humble trio making music for their friends in the Midwest has grown into a promising force on the national scene. Dark Below’s current lineup of Campbell, bassist Josh Grove and drummer Quin Koldan have been together since 2016. It all started with a Craigslist post Campbell made in search of musicians for a hard rock band. Grove, originally a guitarist, was friends with the musicians — but after hearing Campbell and the original drummer talking about needing a bass player, he volunteered for the job. He wasn’t the only one leaving his comfort zone. “I didn’t really want to sing originally but we couldn’t find anyone, so with me singing and playing guitar, Grove on bass, and the original drummer we started playing shows in the Columbia area,” Campbell says.

Known for their intense performances, the band’s second single Hate Being Human peaked at No. 11 on the Secondary Market Rock Chart and earned 200-300 spins a week on more than a dozen radio stations after the initial radio campaign. Their next track Make Believe just completed its national radio campaign that started in June and peaked at No. 10 on the Secondary Rock Market Chart. It has already surpassed 100K spins across digital platforms. Dark Below have toured this past year with Scotty Austin (Saving Abel), Flaw and Shallowside, and shared the stage with Pop Evil, Cavo, Saliva, The Veer Union and more.

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