30 Nov 2007

The Darkness return!

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Allow us to introduce Stone Gods. The band that has risen from The Darkness' ashes...

When Justin Hawkins split and The Darkness disintegrated, the remaining trio weren't inclined to get themselves day jobs.

“The whole thing had fallen apart,” says former bassist and Stone Gods’ singer/guitarist Richie Edwards. “I got the phone call from Justin and I thought ‘that’s it’, but half an hour later Dan rang me and said, ‘Rich, do you fancy doing a bit of singing?’ We got together and started writing and it’s snowballed from there.”

They're a heavier beast that The Darkness. Check out a quick sample of new song Burn The Witch here.

“If your favourite song of all time was ‘Friday Night’ then you’ll hear ‘Burn The Witch’ and you probably won’t like it,” states Dan, “But that’s cool. In a way, that’s exactly what we want! We don’t want people shouting for Darkness songs.”

Anyway, you can make up your own minds soon enough, Stone Gods hit the road in January.

Jan 08 UK Tour

17 Bristol Fleece
18 Manchester Academy 3
19 Glasgow King Tuts
20 Newcastle Academy 2
22 Sheffield Corporation
23 Birmingham Barfly
24 Oxford Zodiac
25 Nottingham Rock City
27 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
28 Brighton Concorde
29 London Underworld
30 Norwich Waterfront

More info at www.myspace.com/thestonegods

Credit: www.classicrockmagazine.com

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