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Dark Below Rise And Shine With Self-Titled Debut

The Missouri modern rockers document their musical evolution on their debut LP.

Dark Below soar to new musical heights on their slamming, self-titled debut album — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The product of four years of dedicated work, this 11-track Dark Below finds the Missouri modern-rock power trio constructing a massive wall of sound with the help of award-winning producer Malcolm Springer (Matchbox 20, Collective Soul, Fear Factory) at East Iris Studios in Nashville. Dark Below are influenced by acts like Chevelle, Breaking Benjamin and 10 Years — and that heavy alternative sound shines through on this new release.

“Creating this album has been a labor of love,” the band say. “We’re thrilled to finally share it with our fans who have been eagerly waiting and supporting us. Each song tells a story, and we can’t wait for everyone to experience it.”

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 singer-guitarist Josh 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.

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. The followup 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. 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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Photo by Christine Nickle.