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Band of the Day Questions

Thanks for taking some time to chat with From the Green Room

Thank you for having us!

1. What’s the name of the band?

The Dark Horde

2. Where are you from?

Most of us are from Melbourne, Australia, with our artist coming from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

3. What type of music do you play?

“Classic eighties heavy metal” infused with “eighties horror movie soundscapes” and more modern elements of thrash and melodeath as well.

4. Introduce yourselves to the readers and tell us what you do in the band?

I’m Brewin, an author and game designer, who created the concept, story and lyrics for The Calling album. The Calling is a supernatural horror story set in 1989 and set to a heavy metal horror soundtrack with vocal and narrative sections, instrumentals, sound effects and acting sequences, thus creating an engaging musical journey for the listener. Musically composed and performed by the collective of internationally recognised musicians, vocalists and actors that is The Dark Horde, the story told is the prequel to my award-winning novel, also called The Dark Horde.

5. This is probably a common question but one that most want to know, what musical influences did you have growing up, and what are some now?

The single biggest influence in terms of inspiring the idea for The Calling, an idea that’s taken me around twenty years to finally release, comes from Jeff Wayne’s Musical version of War of the Worlds, released in the late seventies. I’ve basically taken that idea (of setting a story to music, complete with narration, sung sections actors and sound effects) and set it to a heavy metal soundtrack with my own story.

Other influences of mine, that can be clearly seen on the album, include Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. But I love thrash bands like Testament and melodeath bands like Be’lakor too, and I suppose you can see that imprint in there too.

6. Have you always been into music? Was it something that just came to you naturally?

I was a child of the eighties, but didn’t really have exposure to metal until my late teens. I enjoyed hard rock from the time I first heard Eye of the Tiger as five-year-old circa 1980, but until I discovered metal, I considered I “wasn’t into music so much” – I’d grown up with classical music playing most hours of the day, and had compilations of Commodore 64 computer game soundtracks, but nothing I heard on radio etc grabbed me so much… Until I would later discover metal through “gateway” bands like Joe Satriani and Skid Row, and realise that metal wasn’t just “noise and ranting about the Devil”. Fast forward thirty old years and metal and hard rock remain a constant in my life to this day.

7. What can we expect from the band in the rest of 2022 and beyond into 2023?

The Calling is really a studio concept album, with members in a number of active bands of their own (Hanny from Black Majesty, Danny from Wicked Smile, Shaun from In Malice’s Wake, Chris from Eye of the Enemy, etc), so even without Covid, there’s plenty of logistical challenges in getting together. But plans to do a live performance of the album remain, we’re just not sure when yet, but yes sometime in the coming months…

8. For someone who wants to know more about the band, were can they find you at? And were can they find your music?

The most complete source of info, including photos, artwork, streaming and download links, social media links, links to the full lyric video playlist for The Calling album, critic reviews and links to the store for CDs, books and merchandise, can be found here: https://thebrewin.com/works/the-calling

9. Let’s answer some fun questions, what is your all time favorite band?

Have to go with Judas Priest

10. If you could tour with any band and open or have them open for you, who would you choose?

Probably Judas Priest on that too haha, but let’s have Testament on the bill too.

Thanks for chatting with me From the Green Room and look forward to chatting again in the future.

It’s been fun! Thanks again for having

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