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(2005 – present)

Dark New Day is an American alternative metal band, that was formed in 2005 by Clint Lowery from Sevendust, Brett Hesla from Virgos Merlot, Corey Lowery from Stereomud and Stuck Mojo, Troy McLawhorn from Doubledrive and Will Hunt of Skrape and Evanescence. The Lowery Brothers and McLawhorn were also in the band Still Rain together.

The band’s debut album was released on 14th of June, 2005, entitled Twelve Year Silence.

The single “Brother” ranked 7th on the US Mainstream Rock chart.

In 2008 Clint Lowery left the band to re-join Sevendust, and Troy McLawhorn departed to join Seether (he and Will Hunt have since joined Evanescence). The band added BC Kochmit from Switched on guitar for touring purposes and singer Brett Hestla would also take the task of rhythm guitarist.

In 2009 following unofficial word that Dark New Day had disbanded, Clint Lowery cleared the air informing fans that Warner Bros. had dropped Dark New Day from the record label and that the new tracks (recorded with producer Dave Bendeth) may never be release to the public. Part of the difficulty with the band releasing this material by their own means was that Warner Brothers owned the exclusive rights to some of the tracks.

Despite the complications with Warner Brothers, Dark New Day would eventually release their unreleased material in the Fall of 2011 (digitally, via iTunes) in the form of 2 compilation albums, both albums released simultaneously. The first of the two albums, Hail Mary featured the ‘Bendeth’ produced tracks, while the other B-Sides was comprised mainly of unrefined demo tracks.


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  • illninoese

    I always forget just how fucking good Twelve Year Silence is.

    16 Mar 2:49am Reply
  • ikd-sj

    -fiend- tight!!!!!! (゜ε゜;)

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • flori_hedig

    new Review:

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • darkadun

    can't stop listening the new album. awesome

    25 Mar 2013 Reply
  • mattimek

    V I agree

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • AddictedSunny

    lovely new album.

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • mattimek

    + Brother +

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
  • alekmystery


    4 Aug 2012 Reply
  • LilLioness

    Take it all, but you're never taking me ALIVVVVVVVVEEEEEEE

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    I like that the Twelve Year Silence songs are still the most listened to. Newer dark new day isn't bad but they lost something after the Black Porch Sessions EP.

    29 May 2012 Reply
  • Zach216

    Rare case where the singer (Brett Hestla) is the weakest/least charismatic/talented member of the group. He's average but I remember a post on here saying DND were generic, musically they're not but it's hard to say Brett has a spectacular voice or vocal range. He struggles with low-pitches and they tune way low on a lot of these songs...

    26 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Disillusionaire

    New album is freaking AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • sexsixsic

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    17 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Raiiiza

    @illninoese I don't think so. If it happens will be alongside with Evanescence and Eye Empire too. Because Will and Troy are with Evanescence and Corey with Eye Empire and both touring right now. See those bands together on tour would be awesome though!

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • illninoese

    Could it be possible to have a Sevendust/Dark New Day tour?

    6 Mar 2012 Reply
  • BiohazardGT

    The new album is a really enjoyable listen so far, I had an idea earlier. It would've been cool if there were some guest vocals or something like Lajon Witherspoon on at least one track, that would've been awesome. I could see him on "Come Alive" or "Fists From the Sky".

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Riktenkay

    And it's not like the songs are from other releases... it's an album, simple. If anything's a compilation it's New Tradition, since roughly half the songs have already been released.

    27 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Riktenkay

    Yeah I saw that on Wikipedia, but why? I'm sure they called it the 2nd album when it came out.

    27 Feb 2012 Reply
  • TabooEv

    @Riktenkay; That one is considered a Compilation rather than a studio.

    27 Feb 2012 Reply
  • TabooEv

    They're streaming the full album on here:

    27 Feb 2012 Reply
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