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US groove laden stoner/doom metal outfit Faith In Jane unleashed their brand new EP »Darkside«

Thurmont, Maryland based groove laden stoner/doom metal outfit Faith In Jane has just unleashed their brand new EP »Darkside« on June 16th, 2023.

Listen to »Darkside« EP on all major streaming platforms!

01. Evil Money
02. Darkside
03. Wicked Spike
04. Angry Young Man
05. As I Am

Says the band: “Our latest EP, »Darkside«, is now available! You can purchase the CD through our website, download it digitally through our Bandcamp page, and it is available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music! We will also have CDs for sale at the Maryland Doom Fest next weekend! Big thanks to Ashley Maccabee for the amazing artwork!”

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Faith In Jane was formed in 2008 by Dan Mize (guitar, vocals, and lyrics), Brendan Winston (bass), and Alex Llewellyn (drums), who remain as the current line-up. The band has made a name for themselves in the Maryland rock/metal underground with their electrifying live shows and a prolific discography.

Playing with bands such as Corrosion Of Conformity, The Obsessed, EyeHateGod, Trouble, Captain Beyond, Earthride, Beelzefuzz, Pale Divine, and Caustic Casanova, their reputation has been steadily growing since they first arrived on the Maryland doom metal scene in 2012, where they are five-time veterans of the Maryland Doom Fest. The Obelisk has described them as ‘Maryland’s best-kept secret in heavy rock,’ and Doom Charts calls them, ‘One of the most underestimated trios of proficiently skilled musicians out there’.

Photo by Caroline Winston

Beginning as a punk rock band with a reggae influence, Faith In Jane rediscovered their love for Black Sabbath and over time brought in more psychedelic and progressive elements to their sound, embracing improvisation as they soaked up the influence of bands such as King Crimson and Grateful Dead, as well as jazz legends John Coltrane and Miles Davis. Starting with 2016’s »Rhythm Of Elevation«, and further developing with 2018’s »Countryside«, they would balance their heavy psychedelia with a southern rock influence, heavily inspired by Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as a more personal and introspective songwriting style. This would continue with 2020’s »Mother To Earth«, which features more compact songs that are catchier, yet still heavy and trippy. 2020 also saw the release of »Trippin’ After Supper«, Volumes 1-4, an ‘official bootleg’ series that focuses on their extended improvisations, showing a different side of the band.

Faith In Jane’s newest album »Axe To Oak« features some of the tightest songs they have recorded so far, the product of two years spent refining unrecorded material and writing brand new songs; so many, in fact, that several songs recorded during the sessions have been set aside for future release. Their songwriting is more focused than ever, placing stronger emphasis on the vocals and lyrics while continuing to develop their trademark heavy rock sound, which Desert Rock Psychlist has called, ‘a sound so far beyond good they haven’t even invented a name for it yet’.

»Darkside« EP was recorded during the »Axe To Oak« sessions at Diener Manor in July 2021. Engineered by Greg Diener, Mixed and Mastered by Noel Mueller in the Tiny Castle. Artwork by Ashley Maccabee.

Dan Mize – Guitar, Vocals; Banjo on Track 5
Brendan Winston – Bass; Vocals on Track 5
Alex Llewellyn – Drums; Mandolin & Vocals on Track 5

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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