The Black Halos Return With “Better Days” & Announce New Album “How The Darkness Doubled”

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Canada’s legendary punk ‘n’ rollers The Black Halos have just announced that their anticipated new full length, How The Darkness Doubled, is due out on November 25th via Stomp Records with an advance single, Better Days. How The Darkness Doubled is the unofficial follow-up album to The Black Halos‘ acclaimed 2001 release, The Violent Years, with the original songwriting team of Billy Hopeless, Rich Jones (Michael Monroe / Ginger Wildheart / AMEN) and Jay Millette reuniting and bringing new members John Kerns (The Age Of Electric) and Danni Action (ACIIDZ) into the fold. Following jammed-to-the-rafters shows at The Bovine during Toronto’s Canadian Music Week and two sold out nights in their hometown of Vancouver at the Rickshaw Theatre, the band is now ready to win over a new generation of fans.

The Black Halos

“I originally wrote and demoed Better Days for the last Michael Monroe record, but we decided to take that record in a different direction.  At the time I realized that a lot of my lyrics for songs had been skewing into negativity, so I wanted to write something with more of an uplifting vibe. There’s some true stories in this song, although they’re not necessarily about one person. It’s about appreciating the here and now, and being loyal to the people that have stuck with you through the years. Considering the Halos have been a band for almost 30 years now, it seemed like a no-brainer for us to record this one. And if there’s one thing that we like, it’s no-brainers!” (guitarist Rich Jones)

The Black Halos

The Black Halos were known for being tireless road warriors, playing to ever-growing audiences in clubs as they crisscrossed North America in a van (actually a series of nine vans). Line-up changes followed as the band released two more albums on Century Media, touring Canada, the United States and Europe extensively before coming to an abrupt end when their van, trailer, and equipment were stolen in Montreal at the start of their 2008 tour. With their latest release, How The Darkness Doubled, The Black Halos will be back on the road with tours across North America and Europe planned for 2023 and beyond.