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Take some heavy, grinding riffs. Add some wandering basslines, a few guitar harmonies and some crystal clear passages. Layer that with powerful, soaring vocals and some incredibly agile drumming, and you might get close to the sound of Darkstone.

Screen name:
Member since:
Jul 18 2018
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
46 years


Richard - Dio, Kiss, Led Zepplin, Deep Purple
Simon - Dream Theatre, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Riverside
Dion - Lamb of Gof, Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stoneage, The Offspring
Si - Annihilator, Machine Head, Alice In Chains, Killing Joke

Members Of Band

Richard Powell - Vocals
Simon Priestland - Bass
Dion Mills - Drums
Si Pendlebury - Guitar


Guitars - Schecter Blackjack ATX C1, Schecter Blackjack C1 Diamond Series, Jackson PS4 (modified), Epiphone Les Paul Studio (modified)
Amps - Blackstar ID 100 head and matched cabinet
Misc - Boss GT8. EHX Silencer, Audio Technica Wireless System, D'Addario Strings, Custom Lynx Cables, Steve Clayton Zzinc plectrums.

Basses - Yamaha TRB 6 string, Warwick Pro Series 4 string
Amps - Markbass Combo
Misc - Tech 21 SansAmp effects

Tama kit. Zildjan and Meinl Cymbals

Shure mics, boss effects


Past Events

Back to Wigan for the 8th event, this time at The Boulevard. Free again, so get down there for some serious noise.

Heading to Stubshaw Cross club in Ashton in Makerfield for the 3rd of many Wigan metal events. Playing alongside Mindroit 15, Obelisk and Viral Strain, this free event is not to be missed.

On the 24th April, we're hitting the stage at Sanctuary, Burnley for the 4th Metal 2 the Masses heat. Hopefully we're in with a chance of going through to the next stage for the opportunity to play at Bloodstock this year. But it isn't likely.