“Better Days” By The Black Halos

"Better Days" by The Black Halos is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
"Better Days" by The Black Halos is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Vancouver band The Black Halos have announced the release of their new album How the Darkness Doubled, will drop on November 25th via Stomp Records. Ahead of the release, the band have shared the track “Better Days”. On the latest single, guitarist Rich Jones had to say, “I originally wrote and demoed this song for the last Michael Monroe record, but we decided to take that record in a different direction. At the time I realized that a lot of my lyrics for songs had been skewing into negativity, so I wanted to write something with more of an uplifting vibe. There’s some true stories in this song, although they’re not necessarily about one person. It’s about appreciating the here and now, and being loyal to the people that have stuck with you through the years. Considering the Halos have been a band for almost 30 years now, it seemed like a no-brainer for us to record this one. And if there’s one thing that we like, it’s no-brainers!”

How the Darkness doubled is the unofficial follow-up album to The Black Halos’ 2001 release, The Violent Years. Original songwriting team Billy Hopeless, Rich Jones (guitarist with Michael Monroe, Ginger Wildheart, AMEN), and Jay Millette, have reunited, with new members John Kerns (The Age Of Electric) and Danni Action (ACIIDZ) into the fold.

Formed in the underbelly of the Vancouver punk music scene in 1994, the band was a sneering, snotty, slap in the face to the Seattle grunge scene. Their raucous live shows, particularly an electrifying performance at Seattle’s Rock Candy, garnered the attention of Sub Pop’s Jonathan Poneman, and they promptly signed to Sub Pop imprint Die Young Stay Pretty. They began touring relentlessly with label mates The Murder City Devils, and soon were sharing stages with big names like The Damned, DOA, L7, The Offspring, Social Distortion, and many more. Within a year of recording their self-titled debut album with Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden), the band was back in the studio with the legendary producer to record their seminal second album, The Violent Years. Released on Sub Pop in 2001, the album saw them reach new heights in sales and radio play, including a Top 20 single in Canada with “Some Things Never Fall”; the accompanying video saw regular rotation on both MTV in the United States and Much Music in Canada.

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