“It’s progressive metal, with soaring melodies – from Jaime Page’s inspirational guitar-playing and Donna Greene’s commanding vocals and stagecraft – with chops for miles coming from all band members.” Bob Gordon, Around The Sound
Perth’s incredibly talented and musically diverse prog-rock/metal outfit Dark Universe are pleased to announce the arrival of their new album Into The Black. Built around Jaime Page’s apocalyptic and haunting guitar work, the ten-track offering is spearheaded by first single Weight Of The World, a battle hymn for the disaffected and a snarling ode to the oppressed and alienated.
Boasting a stellar line-up led by Perth based guitar legend Jaime Page (Trilogy, Black Steel, Black Alice, Cozy Powell/Brian May’s Resurrection), Dark Universe also features the soulful power of vocalist Donna Greene and the world-class rhythm section of Craig Skelton (bass) and Michael Burn (drums).
For those unacquainted with Dark Universe, the group’s passion for songwriting and performance stems from an encyclopedic knowledge and love for influential classic rock – steeped in the mystical powers of Led Zeppelin, the alienation of Pink Floyd, the darkness of Black Sabbath, the dexterity of Deep Purple and the pop melodicism of Queen, Heart and Journey. Additionally and lyrically, the album reveals a likeness to the sensitivity of Peter Gabriel, the sensuality of Kate Bush and the conscience of Coldplay.
Now armed with the greatest work of their career, Dark Universe have every cause to take Into The Black to stages everywhere, beginning with their album launch at Badlands Bar on April 28th.
“Dark Universe is a rare piece of art: intensely personal to its creator, it is open to adaptation and interpretation by its listener, whether it is as a collection of great guitar rock and pop songs, a personal guide through their own dark trials, or a glimpse into someone else’s. However you take it, this is undeniably an important work and a wonderful listen.” Shane Pinnegar, 100% Rock.