Dark Station
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Dark Station

Anaheim, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2019

Anaheim, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2019
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LLTM: Is there a story or a special meaning on how the band “Dark Station” came up with its name?

Kyle – Honestly, we just thought it sounded cool, haha. We’ve been kicking around a few ideas on possibly tying in a story or a meaning behind what exactly “Dark Station” is. That’s something that will evolve as the band grows with time.

LLTM: What has been the reactions from the fans on the single “Heroes”?

Kyle – So far the fans have been sending us hundreds of messages telling us how much they love the song. It’s really surpassed any of our expectations already. This is our first release and we’re building everything from the ground up, so the band wasn’t sure how the public would react. There will always be a few people that aren’t interested in what we do, but the vast majority of reactions have been incredibly positive. What’s going to be interesting is seeing the fan’s reaction to the next few singles compared to Heroes. Each one is a bit different, so if they think they have the band figured out after one song, they will be in for a surprise when the next three are released.

LLTM: Who has been some of your biggest musical influences and inspirations?

Kyle – The band draws influence from My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Avatar, and Deftones just to name a few. Some of our favorite bands include Bring me the Horizon, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Pantera, and AC/DC.

LLTM: What do you think is a musicians biggest obstacle in the music industry today compared to 20 to 30 years ago?

Kyle – I think the shear number of bands that are fighting for the listeners attention is the biggest obstacle compared to 20-30 years ago. It’s easier now than ever for bands to create music and release it into the world. The downside to that is it creates a lot of white noise and it’s very tough to break through that. You have to ask yourselves, “Out of a thousand bands someone could listen to, why are they going to listen to yours?” That’s a tough question to answer.

LLTM: If you could choose to tour with any iconic musician from any decade, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Kyle – Personally, Metallica was my first favorite heavy band. I think the opportunity to tour with them would be about the highest point in my career that I could imagine. I’ve met a lot of so called “rock stars” but I think I would still be starstruck if I had the chance to meet, let alone tour with James Hetfield. His riffs were a main reason why I wanted to play guitar.

LLTM: As a musician, if you had to choose to be deaf or blind, which would you choose and why?

Kyle – This just took a dark turn didn’t it? As a musician, I would say I would rather be blind. I could still play and create without my sight, but as person, I would rather be deaf. I can’t imagine going about my life without being able to see. I feel like I could still function semi-normally without being able to hear.

LLTM: Can you explain your first experience on the stage? (Were you excited, nervous, etc?)

Kyle – I felt everything all at once, haha. I was 16 playing guitar in my first band. We played a show at the Elks Lodge in front of friends and family. We thought we were pretty good, but I’ve watched those videos recently. We were wrong. Everyone starts somewhere though I suppose.

LLTM: What is the most important message you want your music to send to your fans?

Kyle – I think the most important message people get from any music is that they’re not alone. Fans become fans because they hear a song with lyrics that they relate to for one reason or another. Sometimes people may not be able to explain how they feel, but they stumble upon that perfect song at the perfect time that describes everything that they didn’t have the words for. I think our fans will feel that when they hear the whole album.

LLTM: When can the fans expect your debut album “Down In The Dark” to be released?

Kyle – I don’t have an exact date right now, but it should be out in October of this year.

LLTM: What does a touring schedule look like for the remainder of 2019?

Kyle – We have yet to play our first show, but all of that is being scheduled now. We hope to do some touring around the time of the record release in the fall.

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Peace, Love and Music

Hope Romine ❤ - LiveLifeThruMusic

"Dark Station Poised for Success"

Southern California rock band, Dark Station, are gearing up for the Fall release of their debut album, which will feature popular first single "Heroes" and new track "Obvious."

The 5-piece band is gaining fans with their ever evolving sound and their ability to transition easily between heavy riffs to memorable haunting melodies.

This week, the band entered into a management deal with FM Music Management, joining the likes of Nonpoint, Through Fire, Kataklysm, Royal Bliss and The Black Moods.

Rock Life got a chance to chat with Dark Station vocalist Nathan Spade, who was happy to share the process of making their new album and how happy they've been with the feedback they are getting on the music.

Q: How are you doing today?

Nathan Spade: I'm doing really good. I've had a really productive day so far!

Q: Well you have your debut album getting ready to come out. Can you tell us a bit about what the process was like going into the making of the album?

NS: Yeah, it kind of flew by to be honest. I mean when you look at the length of time that it actually took us to finish it, it was really crazy to just sit back and look at everything we did. It was interesting to look at the songs that didn't make the cut because they were mostly stuff that we worked on first. It was one of those things where the more we worked together the songs just kept getting better and better so we ended up having to cut the ones that started it all.

But yeah, it was a really grueling process and there were times where we just didn't know what direction to take it in. We didn't really have a set direction in the first place, we were just kind of making things and seeing where it went. For me personally, it was one of my biggest challenges, because I really put a lot into this lyrically, but it took a bit to figure it all out. Working with our producer Gus [Cryns] had a lot to do with that because he's a great producer in terms of really bringing out every kind of emotion and really pushing you past what you think you are really capable of doing. It was fun and we learned a lot from it and I think we're definitely ready to really get in there and make the next album.

Q: What do you want people to know about your music?

NS: For people who haven't heard us, I would basically just ask that they go into it with zero expectations because we honestly made the kind of music that we wanted to hear. It's very rock-based, but at the same time we don't really sound like anyone else. We have people who say we remind them of this or that band, but we have so many different elements and so many different songs that appeal to so many different demographics that I think there will be songs that you may not like, but there will definitely be ones that you will like. So I just ask that you stick it out.

Q: How did the "Heroes" track come together?

NS: That one I think was like the third song that we made. It came about from Kyle [Ort, guitarist] working with Gus on that song. They created that instrumental and then they brought me in and were like hey, what can you do with this off the top of your head? I just got on the mic and started saying stuff at that time and once I started writing to it I began to develop a concept of what I thought it should be about. It all just came together lyrically and we threw in some melodies and it just all came together into that song.

Q: The video is doing well. Had any of you worked on any videos like that before?

NS: I hadn't done anything on that scale. It was one of the more expensive things that I got to be a part of. So yeah, I think we've all experienced making videos, but never anything like that so it was a really cool experience, for sure.

Q: Have you been happy with the response to the song so far?

NS: Oh, totally and completely. I have no doubts for the future and it makes me really excited! Especially when you look at the numbers on Spotify. We just keep jumping and we've already stopped advertisements, but the numbers keep growing by the thousands. It's really awesome to see. I think it has a lot to do with the Release Radar as well. We got put on that and that was a huge help.

Q: And what do you have coming up?

NS: So we have another video and single coming out. We've been teasing it a bit already on social media, but it's called "Obvious." It's coming out on July 5 and it's going to be really neat. It's a different side to us and a lot of people are going to start to realize, especially when it comes to our third and fourth release, just how diverse the album is really going to be. I'm really excited for that. I'm really stoked for this next one.

Q: And I know that you've said the album will be out in the Fall, but is there a release date yet?

NS: We are aiming for October, but there is no official date yet.

Q: And is there any plans for a live show?

NS: I think right now we are really just trying to maintain a presence online and just kind of tell and show people who we are and give them some time to figure out whether they like what they hear and whether they want to see us. We definitely plan to do some shows in the Fall.

Q: What is it about the five of you together that is working so well?

NS: I think this is one of the biggest things that we've all been a part of. We actually all had the talk a couple of nights ago. We're all putting a lot into this and just seeing this reaction to our first release was way above the bar that we had set for ourselves. I think that pushed us even harder to just get out there and just keep pushing this. We're all at a 100 miles per hour now.

Q: What is the biggest goal after the album release?

NS: I think the biggest goal is just to tour as much as we can next year. Just keep playing as many shows and doing as many tours as we possibly can. We want to just keep meeting people and going around and spreading the word about who we are and showing them first hand. That's the next phase of what we need to do. - Tracy Heck


Down in the Dark - 2019