Tag Archives: The Darkness

The Darkness premiere “Rock and Roll Deserves to Die” video

Posted by on August 6, 2019

The Darkness have announced their new album Easter Is Cancelled will be released on October 4th via Cooking Vinyl. The record marks the group’s first-ever concept album as it consist of ten tracks produced by Dan Hawkins. Today (6th) the band has unveiled the first single from their upcoming record with a new video for […]

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The Darkness to release ‘The Darkness Live At Hammersmith’ in June

Posted by on April 25, 2018

  On June 15th, The Darkness’ first- ever live album, The Darkness Live At Hammersmith will arrive. The upcoming live set will feature 19 tracks that were recorded on December 10th, 2017 at Hammersmith Apollo in London. The career-spanning album will be released about a month after their current tour of the US ends (which, if […]

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Photos: The Darkness Prance around Philly, 4/18/18

Posted by on April 24, 2018

The Darkness’ Pinewood Smile from last year is another fun addition to their catalog, and since late last month have been traipsing around North America on the “Tour de Prance” tour. While their tour winds down next week in Dallas, Metal Insider contributing photographer Wes Orshoski came to the City of Brotherly Love to shoot their show […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/1: Robert Plant’s got the fire

Posted by on November 1, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Unfortunately, I didn’t receive the chart information necessary to complete MBN last week, so I’m a week behind over here. Hope you all had a happy and metal Halloween.   Notable Debuts:  Robert Plant, […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/8: Marilyn Manson has a heavenly debut

Posted by on October 18, 2017

Sometimes it’s awkward to write about album sales in 2017, specifically when it comes to bands and artists with longstanding careers. You have to put out qualifiers like “it’s a good debut but it’s nowhere near their best.” Take Marilyn Manson for example: he’s our to debut this week with 32,000 copies sold. Now, that’s […]

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The Darkness announce North American tour, release song and video about train service

Posted by on September 25, 2017

With the release of their upcoming album Pinewood Smile arriving on October 6, The Darkness announced the “Tour de Prance” North American tour to promote the album starting next spring. Dates and cities can be found below; full venue information is still forthcoming. In the meantime, the band have released a video for another track […]

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The Darkness premiere new song, “All the Pretty Girls”

Posted by on July 21, 2017

It has been two years since the Darkness’ fourth studio album Last of Our Kind was released and now, the time has arrived for their overall fifth record. Today, these English rockers revealed the forthcoming album, Pinewood Smile will arrive on October 6th. Justin Hawkins shared the hilarious comment: “Why should anybody care? Because if […]

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Remember When: The Darkness appeared in a Super Bowl commercial?

Posted by on January 30, 2017

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins helps De La Soul on Megadeth-referencing “Lord Intended”

Posted by on August 26, 2016

It’s been 12 years since NY hip-hop trio De La Soul have released an album, and they returned in a big way today with the release of And The Anonymous Suffering. They announced they were recording their ninth album last year via a Kickstarter campaign, surpassing it’s $110,000 goal in less than 10 hours. ULtimately, the album […]

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The Darkness have permission to land in the US for another tour

Posted by on February 23, 2016

The Darkness are generally held to the standard of their debut album, 2003’s Permission to Land, and with good reason. It’s a great rock album, anchored by fun songs like “I Believe In a Thing Called Love” and Justin Hawkins high-pitched voice, it was an excellent debut. And while they haven’t quite gotten back to that yet, last […]

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