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Beware of Darkness to Release Debut Album, Orthodox, on May 7

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Los Angeles-based indie rock band Beware of Darkness are pleased to announce the release of Orthodox, their debut album. Recorded at the Sound Factory and Valley Recorder in Hollywood, CA, executive produced and mixed by Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Nine Inch Nails), and produced by Greg Gordon and frontman Kyle Nicolaides, the album will be released on May 7, 2013 through Bright Antenna. Anticipation for the album has been building since the band released their beloved Howl EP last year that earned instant acclaim and launched the single by the same name, a song that has already hit Top 40 Rock Radio with over 26 stations playing it in regular rotation and whose video premiered on FUSE. Additionally, the band will be featured as “Artist of The Month” on all Clear Channel radio station homepages in March. As a whole, the band’s debut album proves itself to be a sensuous, provoking experience: nearly each of the album’s twelve blistering tracks deals with death and its implications for the living.

 Watch the “Howl” Music Video Here 

“The working title was Bleak but it eventually became Orthodox,” reveals Nicolaides of his band’s long-awaited album. “I kept writing that word down in my journals. The first half means right and true, the second half means belief. I think the record is a lot about that too ~ about coming into awareness.” Lyrically, Nicolaides cites literary influences Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, and David Foster Wallace. He delivers scathing lyrical content in a snarling howl tackling subject matters of depression, chaste women, pedophile priests, and post-modern paranoia. Incredibly potent and precise, these are lyrics are meant to evoke reactions.

2013 is set to be a busy year for the members of Beware of Darkness ~ Kyle Nicolaides (vocals, guitar), Daniel Curcio (bass) and Tony Cupito (drums) ~ with “Howl” continuing to climb the alternative radio charts and the band scheduled for  appearances in the US, UK and Europe. Having already shared the stage with the likes of Social Distortion, Middle Class Rut, Deftones, Stone Temple Pilots, Hollywood Undead, The Wombats, Metric, Tegan and Sara, and Youngblood Hawke, the band will add more names to the list with performances on the Vans Warped Tour, a string of radio station-organized festivals, SXSW and a tour through Europe.


” [A] Zeppelin-riffing, bluesy face-stomper…Think a more suped-up Black Keys concerned with pleasing the ladies with some fire-and-brimstone-y religious undertones for good measure. Party!” ~ SPIN


Beware of Darkness is one of the most exciting new bands out there.” ~ Examiner


“Can you say rock? Heavy guitars, ‘howling’ riffs and gritty vocals join forces to make what you hear coming out of L.A. based trio Beware of Darkness.” ~ Filter Magazine


01. Howl

02. Sweet Girl

03. Ghost Town

04. Amen Amen

05. All Who Remain

06. Heart Attack

07. Morning Tea

08. End of the World

09. Life on Earth

10. My Planet is Dead

11. Salvation is Here

12. Hummingbird

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