The Black Halos Reveal New Album “How The Darkness Doubled”

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Canada’s legendary punk ‘n’ rollers The Black Halos have released their highly anticipated new full length, How The Darkness Doubled, that is now available on streaming platforms and via Stomp RecordsHow 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 HopelessRich 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.

“Reuniting with Billy and Jay for this new album brought my focus back to writing with a mindset that was pure, uncompromising Halos – as far as I’m concerned we’ve really achieved it. Having our friends John and Danni on board makes this feel like the strongest lineup that we’ve ever had and you can really hear it on this record. Additionally, Billy and I had always planned to call the third album How The Darkness Doubled. So it seemed natural to use that title now, 20 years later, for what I consider to be a spiritual follow-up to The Violent Years” (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 DoubledThe Black Halos will be back on the road with tours across North America and Europe planned for 2023 and beyond.