Born in 2015 by long-time friends Ryan Lewis (Vocals/Guitar) and Ollie Hansen (Guitar), AND THE SKY DARKENED have formed a powerful and dynamic sound which pulls from many areas of contemporary and classic rock/metal. The rising riff merchants revealed their debut EP, The Fracture, at the end of 2016. The record showcased the band’s shrewd ability to blend dark and brooding Metallica and Alice In Chains-esque riffs with the more ambient and challenging leanings of the likes of Tool. After solidifying their line up with the additions of Matt “Animal” Thomas on drums and James O’Donovan on bass in 2017 and 2019 respectively, the newly revitalised foursome hit the road and laid siege throughout South Wales and beyond.
With a flourishing live reputation in full flow, AND THE SKY DARKENED began work on their new EP, Between Ghosts, which continues to exhibit the band’s song-writing aptitude. Ryan Lewis (Vocals/Guitars) states: “We are immensely proud of this EP as it showcases all of our compositional strengths. It’s our most focused work to date whilst still displaying our light and dark sides. Its melody and brooding intensity are present throughout, with all members playing a key part in forging the sonic framework of a powerful and epic EP.” With a stunning EP in hand, and live plans for later this year, AND THE SKY DARKENED are set to break through to the masses.
And The Sky Darkened – Turn These Eyes Blind
And The Sky Darkened – Between Ghosts
And The Sky Darkened – Burden Hardest To Bear
And the Sky Darkened – The Darkened Await
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