Beware of Darkness is an American alternative rock band consisting of vocalist/guitarist Kyle Nicolaides, bassist Daniel Curcio, and drummer Tony Cupito. Their debut album, Orthodox was released May 7th 2013.
Beware of Darkness formed in 2011 after Kyle Nicolaides met Tony Cupito at one of Kyle's acoustic solo shows in downtown Los Angeles at an RnB club called First and Hope. The two began playing shows with various bass players until they met Daniel Curcio, who was visiting Santa Monica after finding out he had a long lost half brother living there. Their first show was at the Roxy Theatre in LA. Not long after solidifying the lineup, they signed a record deal with Bright Antenna Records and began opening up shows for rock legends such as Social Distortion as well as touring with indie act The Wombats.
In 2012, Beware of Darkness opened for Tegan and Sara, Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, Deftones and played at the 2012 SXSW Festival. They recorded their debut record Orthodox in Fall 2012 w/ Nicolaides co producing with Greg Gordan and Dave Sardy executing producing and mixing.
Four lyric videos for the tracks included on the Howl EP were released April 16, 2012 on the website of American Songwriter. The music video for the band's debut single "Howl" premiered on September 14, 2012 on Fuse.
In 2013 Beware of Darkness played the SXSW Festival and embarked on their first UK tour.
The band's debut record, entitled Orthodox, was released on May 7, 2013 in the United States.
In 2013 Beware of Darkness toured the UK with Skunk Anansie, a portion of Warped Tour, and performed on Uproar with Alice In Chains, Jane's Addiction, and Circa Survive. Throughout the month of July 2013, Beware of Darkness was the opening band for Smashing Pumpkins' European Tour. They also performed at Reading and Leeds Festival in the UK
The band's song "Howl" was featured in the video game soundtracks of Saints Row IV and Need for Speed: Most Wanted. In August, they were nominated by Classic Rock Magazine for Best New Band.
- Howl EP (Bright Antenna, April 17, 2012)
- Orthodox (Bright Antenna, May 7, 2013)
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