Originally a progressive music collaberation idea founded by Tampa Bay veteran Metal drummer Lee Gibson in 2000 after his time in the bands Blackkout, Messiaxx, Noiz and Relayer in the 80's and 90's. Influenced by Dream Theater, Gordion Knot, Cynic, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and others. But due to his other commitments in the bands including Earth Mother Music artists Seasons Of The Wolf, Bad Neighbors, session drumming at ESP Studios, Dark Matter would be on hiatus. Relocated to Knoxville TN in 2004. In 2008.....after joining the Metal band Tangent and hooking up with the multi-talented, skilled, and legendary Keyboard player/Vocalist Jim Nuchols. Jim and Lee who continue to collaborate with other musicians and continue to write new material for the first DMP album entitled Black Hole Theories.