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Beware of Darkness Restores Faith in Rock

Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments8 Comments
Yes, yes, yes. If you're looking for a real rock band, I've found them for you. The band's name is Beware of Darkness and they were formed in Los Angeles in 2010. The band isn't Glam -- just straight up rock. I think you will like them. The band is playing Rock on the Range and I'll definitely catch their set.


Check it out:



Live version. A little sloppy, the way I like it:


Reader Comments (8)

More faith has been restored in rock n roll for me, this kicks ass!!
April 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj
Second THAT, DJ!

These guyz KICK A*S ROYALE!

I saw a fair amount of bands at The Troub and I would fathom to guess there aren't many who ROCKED that joint to this extent. It would be interesting to know Ace Steele's assessment as I believe he saw more than his fair share of amazing bands there, let alone, I believe, performing there himself with his amazing band, ACTRESS!

Since Ace is an L.A.er, I wonder if he's caught these guys live and what he thinks. Of course, I'm curious to see what others think, as well, obviously! But one thing I can tell you, IMHO, I feel like this is THE BEST Song of the Year thus far!

Thanks again, Al, for yet another phenomenal discovery! I also enjoyed the back to back set up of your post allowing to check out how Beware of Darkness compares live vs. studio.

Also, kudos to the director of this video. I can also say, shot for shot, I have not seen a more well filmed video than this in years! Van Halen, et al, take note -- Next time bother to do something clever with your videos. It really makes a difference image-wise!

ROCK ON, Beware of Darkness!
April 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I knew you would like this Alley-Kat! :)
April 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercrued
And, please, Al!...

... as I have lamented before, probably more than once...

Do you have to use the word "obscure" when describing these amazing long lost bands...

Thinking of them as "rare hidden gems" is far better!
April 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Oops! The above comment was intended for the Trash Cowboys post! Doh!

ROCK ON, Beware of Darkness!
April 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Not bad. With the pounding drums and overly-distorted guitars, the song has a slight White Stripes feel to it.
April 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob
2 thumbs up from this old guy! The boys definitely carry on the tradition of "power trio's". I actually like the live version better as it proves they're not "pro tool hero's" (anybody can sound incredible anymore with pro tools in the studio)
April 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Bob, I hear ya on the White Stripes nod, but Beware of Darkness has so much more goin' on musically, though perhaps not as memorably as the songwriting of "Seven Nation Army".

And just look at that bass player going almost as apesh*t as Donnie Purnell of KIX. White Stripes sure as h*ll never had anything like that, hahaha!!! Personally, I think Beware of Darkness is ten times more bad*s than White Stripes, this coming from a big White Stripes fan. Wish they had a cooler name, though.
April 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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