Darkness are back together and ready to bring out a brand new album in the shape of Hot Treats this August.
The band has had the rough old ride that tends to come with too much hype and success at an early stage. Their first album, Permission To Land in 2003 went straight in at number 2 and brilliant Christmas song and success followed.
However with album number two, One Way Ticket To Hell And Back (2005) things started to go a litte downhill a little rapidly. Lead singer Justin had drug issues and the band were finding it increasingly hard to get along.
Justin Hawkins was admitted into rehab in 2006 and all sorts of strangeness followed. It was initially announced that Richie Edwards, the groups bass player would become the new lead singer of a band that everyone knew was all about the tight togged Justin and Justin himself tried to go solo with some very strange whale sounding material.
Back to present and the band have got over their differences and drug addictions and reformed with all the original members to give us news of this new album and tour dates. This will be the bands third studio album and will be out on the 20th August, produced by Justin and Dan Hawkins along with their long-time collaborator, Nick Brine and mixed by Bob Ezrin.
Old Darkness fans need not worry about a new sound either, Hot Treats will be full of all the multi-platinum rock riffs, pop hooks, infectious choruses and balls-out stadium anthems that you know and love the Darkness for (we are told).
Darkness are currently touring Australia and then heading to the US. The return to Europe for the festival circuit and then have the pretty impressive spot of main support for Lady GaGa on her Born This Way Ball European tour.