The Skinny: Nashville, Tennessee is where you’ll find the metal quartet, Dark Hound, slugging away, creating their own heavy metal sound in an area dubbed “Music City” and known for it’s country music, not metal. History and trends be damned, Dark Hound are on the verge of helping to bring all things loud to their hometown when, on July 10, 2015, they self-release their new album, Oceans.

Today we have the privilege of premiere the entire EP, which should speak for itself. “Though we live in the capital of Country music, Nashville really is Music City, USA. There is such a rich and diverse musical community in this town, you don’t have to go too far off Broadway to escape the honky-tonks filled with tourists in boots and cowboy hats and find amazingly talented musicians from all walks of life playing all sorts of great music. I think where we’re from is an important factor as to why we don’t sound like your typical modern-day metal group,” says ET Brown, vocalist and bassist of the decidedly different Nashville act.


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