Bio: Darker Half is a melodic metal band from Sydney Australia.
Their sound is rooted in traditional metal drawing on only the heaviest most face melting forms of steel. Twisted dual guitars and explosive solos are laid across a rock solid yet inventive rhythm section, topped off by a vocalist whose range can match any of rock’s greats, making this a band who can really set themselves apart.
They have released three albums in Australia — Duality (2009), Desensitized (2011) and Never Surrender (2014). In 2016 Never Surrender was released in Europe and was quickly followed by the EP Classified. They have shared a stage with some of Metal’s finest acts including Queensryche, Edguy, Sonata Arctica, Sabaton, Children of Bodum, Nightwish, Accept, Helloween, Stratovarius and more.
Singer/Guitarist Vo Simpson worked with Stu Marshall (Death Dealer) on his Empires Of Eden project, appearing alongside matal icons including Udo Dirkshneider, Rob Rock, Ronnie Monroe, Sean Peck and Ross the Boss. Members of Darker Half have played in the touring bands of Tim Ripper Owens, Paul Di’anno Through all this Darker Half have established themselves as one of Australia’s premier metal acts, drawing together multiple influences to create a unique sound all their own.
They have performed throughout Australia and New Zealand, have toured the USA and in 2016 completed two tours of Europe, the second as special guests of German heavy metal stalwarts Rage.
In January 2018 they once again joined Rage on their European tour, this time also featuring Firewind.
With a 4th album soon to be recorded and another European tour planned for late 2018 Darker Half are set to continue their steady rise through the ranks of metal.