Friday, January 27, 2017


Yello Wednesday warriors, and welcome to another edition of THANK GOD IT'S NOT WEDNESDAY. Today I am pumped to share the first single off Darko's upcoming album, Bonsai Mammoth. Check out the raucous music video for this track, titled Hiraeth, here.

Sine they formed in 2009, Darko has been espousing a brand of aggressive melodic hardcore that's 2 parts skate punk, 1 part crossover thrash and a dash of tough guy hardcore. Calling upon the sacred powers from a diverse range of fore-bearers, like Propaghandi, Bigwig, Protest the Hero and Comeback Kid, Darko's newest release represents an evolution in their efforts to build upon their signature sound: a refined and thoughtful addition to their body of music that is already quite prophetic.

Headquartered in Surrey, UK (think Woking, Chobham, Weybridge....anyone?! The War of the Worlds, guys!), it seems like the band decided to write this track to match the weather. Hiraeth is full of grayscale tones, and a heavy, at times oppressing, mood permeates throughout the song. But between thrashing guitar riffs, a blazin' fast rhythm section and growling scream vocals, Darko manages to recount a tender and touching tale of a lost friend; indeed, Hiraeth is a Welsh term that's defined as "a homesickness tinged with grief or sadness over the departed"

Bonsai Mammoth, which will be released through Bird Attack Records and supported by Lockjaw Records in the UK, is slated to drop on February 3. Make sure to keep an eye out, and buy your copy of the album when it becomes available!

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