After putting in the hard yards for the last six years, Columbia heavy rock outfit Dark Below are now finally starting to see the fruit of those efforts.
Opening for the likes of Buckcherry, Saliva, Pop Evil, Smile Empty Soul, The Veer Union and more, Dark Below steadily released a procession of singles such as Halo, Tense and Hate Being Human, in the process capitalising on their rise to prominence as a touring band by backing it up with quality releases.
Their latest single Make Believe has given that push added impetus, with bass player Josh Grove joining HEAVY to tell us more.
“It’s been fantastic,” he enthused at how the new single is going. “So, our latest single recordings that we’ve done, working on the new album essentially, we just started pushing our album towards things like the SMR charts here in the US. Make Believe has been our third single, our most recent release, and it’s hit number 10. Our goal has always been to break the Top 10 from the get-go, so to be up top there with bands we’ve grown up listening to and idolised like Metallica and Foo Fighters… to get up there with names like that has been pretty phenomenal.”
In the full interview, Josh talks us through Make Believe musically, what the song is about, the previous two singles released and if the three tracks form part of a bigger picture, the early days of the band and where they fit in, their early vision and how it has changed since, how the new batch of music differs to music on their debut self-titled EP, how the single Tense broke Dark Below into more mainstream channels, future plans and more.