Through the Darkness is a six-member hard rock/alternative metal band from central Iowa. They have performed at some of the biggest venues in Des Moines such as the Seven Flags Event-Center, Val-Air Ballroom and Wooly's. Some of the national acts they have performed with include Five Finger Death Punch, Falling In Reverse, For Today, Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Alien Ant Farm, Smile Empty Soul, Eyes Set to Kill, Like Moths to Flames, Fit For a King, and Angel Vivaldi. All members currently reside in Grand Junction, Boone, Perry and Jefferson Iowa.
"It is now late November 2015, the line-up has changed and so has quality of the music. I'm perfectly content that it took us this long to record this album. We've incorporated intros, guitar solos, bass lines and even some violin that would not have been in this album if we recorded two years ago. Luckily we found the perfect studio and audio engineer to do it too. Brett Bojack, the audio engineer at Forte Studios has done an amazing job at capturing the intensity of our live performance and putting it into this record. You can hear the quality of his work in our first singles 'Vertigo' and 'It Could Be Yours' and our cover of Taylor Swift's song 'I Knew You Were Trouble' all available on YouTube. 'Paint the Walls With Purpose' will be released on Saturday, December 12th at Wooly's in Des Moines at our CD Release Party." -Tyler
"Paint the Walls With Purpose" features tracks that will melt you and tracks that will move you. The album features two guest vocalists: Zack Gathercoal, screamer for Chicago-based band "Take One For the Team" is featured on the album's heaviest track, "Sirens" and Claudia Coltrain on their revamped cover of Taylor Swift's song, "I Knew You Were Trouble". Claudia is going to school at Iowa State University for music education. She also plays keys and violin on a few other tracks on the album.