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The Darkness

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Lowestoft, England (2000 – 2006, 2011 – present)

There are at least six artists with this name:
1. A popular hard rock band from the United Kingdom
2. A death metal band from Germany
3. An alternative rock band from Poland
4. A Eurodance group
5. A thrash metal band from the Czech Republic

1. The Darkness are a band which formed in Lowestoft, England in 2000. The band consists of Justin Hawkins (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Dan Hawkins (guitar, vocals), Frankie Poullain (bass) and Ed Graham (drums). According to the Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us Songfacts, Ed Graham inspired the band’s name as his youthful bleak moods were known as The Darkness.

They are widely regarded as a band, but the members disputed this and saw themselves as a classic band. Their highly retro style of music was influenced by rock bands like Queen, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Sparks, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, T. Rex, Def Leppard, Whitesnake and Thin Lizzy. They are best known for the soaring falsetto of their lead singer Justin Hawkins, whose departure in 2006 resulted in the dissolution of the band. In 2011, the band announced their return, with a third album, “Hot Cakes,” to be released on Wind-up Records.

Dan had initially seen his brother’s potential of being a frontman after Justin did an impressive recreation of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at a New Year’s Eve party in 1999, thrown by Justin and Dan’s aunt in her pub The Swan at Gillingham just over the River Waveney in Norfolk, despite the fact that Justin was only miming to the original song. Playing at first only in pubs and bars, their pyrotechnic guitar solos and over the top performances soon brought them to public knowledge.

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  • mdharris27

    I Believe in a Thing Called Love <3

    22 Nov 9:34pm Reply
  • igorcoube

    one way ticket to hell ♥

    26 Sep 7:32pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów The Darkness

    28 Aug 9:12pm Reply
  • teamgFTW

    love is only a feeling é a melhor! essa banda e H.E.A.T é o que temos de mais próximo da melhor época da música <3

    21 Aug 5:47pm Reply
  • nicolasbj

    new album please

    13 Aug 12:25am Reply
  • Jon_Santos

    PRA MIM... The Darkness é a banda mais foda que ja existiu, minha banda preferida, uma musica deles pra cada fase da minha vida, lembro de ler sobre eles em uma revista quando era 'criança', e serio, amei a banda antes mesmo de ouvi-la e só pela historia e a descriação deles... e quando eu ouvi eles pela primera vez ah... ouvir hoje em dia as musicas é como ouvir pela primeira vez.. Minha banda numero 1 !!!!!!

    2 Aug 2:48am Reply
  • Ed--Hunter

    they should go with the flow and release another album.

    30 Jun 11:11am Reply
  • Tuhajbejowicz

    http://www.debuton.com/obrazek.php?14323 Look at this fantastic Art (draw)

    15 Apr 9:24am Reply
  • pra3938

    cannonball is a freaking amazing song! Has the darkness and the ian anderson!!! Two wins!!!

    22 Mar 5:43pm Reply
  • KrossPoison

    Permission to Land is one of the best albums in history.

    14 Mar 5:15pm Reply
  • ola930407

    I believe in a thing called love crushed!

    7 Mar 11:21pm Reply
  • FATAL____ERROR

    В начале нулевых глэм-митол превратился в попсу(((... А эти ребята классные ))) Также хочу отметить, что у Джастина очешуенный вокал... Обожаю Street Spirit (Fade Out)... Да и в общем, все их творчество)))

    7 Mar 1:13pm Reply
  • BallerCraig

    We got for mail a CDR on 2000 for ____ Festival and the "Boss" (I loved him) didn't like but I got a high with them. Mmmmm.... Not "demos," but 3 songs. They came and only 100 people on a small club.

    4 Jan 6:58am Reply
  • littlemonster_d

    I Believe in a Thing Called Love <3 love too

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Lewiswontdie95

    "Permission to Land" still kicks ass, dude. And always will. [3]

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • DavidAlejo97

    "Love is only a feeling" is much better than "I believe in a thing..." should be in top!

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • fedjuds

    http://www.lastfm.ru/music/The+Darkness/_/Second+Fiddle

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • albertlespaul

    http://www.last.fm/music/The+Darkness/+images/77295450

    22 Sep 2013 Reply
  • PRagdoll

    "Permission to Land" still kicks ass, dude. And always will. [2]

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • albertlespaul

    They need to release more records and try to get more popular in the next years... this is one of the bands that needs to stay when the big Classic Rock bands go away.

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
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