DARK HORSE Australia

DARK HORSE - No Impact


DARK HORSE from Sydney Australia, Will bring to Obscene Extreme a blackened branding of hardcore punk with a thick crusty and metallic edge, A solid D.I.Y. stance and a no nonsense response to scene politics.

2014 will see the release of their first full length LP titled “Sick of the Living, High on Death”. Watch out for DARK HORSE all over Europe next summer when they come for a short but neck breaking tour. Grinding expectations and levelling stages to the ground.


Started in 2011, it didn’t take Dark Horse very long to establish themselves in the Sydney underground scene with their fulminant mix of D-beat/punk/hardcore and high energy live performances.

After recording their 8-track Demo at the end of 2011 they released a Split with Indo-grinders BADAK SINGA and the CD “Newtown Knockdown - Live at the Sando” in 2012. During that year the band played shitloads of local and interstate shows.


2013 saw the release of a Split 7” with Melbourne heavy weights BLACK JESUS as well as plenty more gigs including an appearance at the OBSCENE EXTREME AUSTRALIA playing alongside Australia's finest CAPTAIN CLEANOFF, and Finnish powerhouse ROTTEN SOUND. Later that year the band recorded a fierce cover version of DISCHARGE's "The Nightmare Continues" for DISCHARGE: The CVLT Nation Sessions. In addition, a video of the song was also released.


2014 was a highly eventful period for Dark Horse – their first LP “Sick Of The Living, High On Death” was released on Sydney label Grindhead Records and the band embarked on a trip to Europe with shows in Poland, Germany and the renowned OBSCENE EXTREME FESTIVAL in Trutnov, CZ.  After original member Freddo left the group in August, long-term friend Kieren (formerly of VAE VICTIS, DEATHCAGE) joined the ranks bringing with him his unrivalled D-beat sensibilities and a monstrous Bass sound.


This year Dark Horse will take the OEF stage for the third time in as many years. Along with their ferocious D-beat attacks they are going to bring yet another split 7” with them, this time with fellow Sydney crusties INEBRIOUS BASTARD. A new full length album is slated for 2016.


Over the last 4 years Dark Horse has supported international acts such as TRAGEDY (us), THE SUBHUMANS (uk), CEREMONY (us), IRON REAGAN (us), PUNCH (us), POISON IDEA (us), BLACK BREATH (us), CRIPPLE BASTARD (it), DEPRESSION (aus) and many others.


Release date Release name Media
2015 Dark Horse/Inebrious Bastard - Split 7"
2014 Sick of the Living, High on Death CD
2014 Dark Horse – “Sick Of The Living, High On Death” LP
2013 Dark Horse/Black Jesus – Split 7"
2012 Demo DEMO
2012 DARKHORSE/BADAKSINGA-To Better Days..... - Split CD
2012 Newtown Knockdown - Live at the Sando


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