When I first cued up the MySpace page of Día de los Dangerous (literally translated as Day Of The Dangerous), my teenage daughter quipped, "What's up with the screamo, dad?" It occurred to me then that I had inadvertently stepped in a post-hardcore age when I wasn't looking. Wikipedia lists no less than 19 sub-genres of hardcore & metal - and that doesn't even include the post-punk hardcore sub-genres like screamo. It all gets very confusing and there's no way to keep up with it when every band wants to call themselves "original" . So let it be sufficient to say that Dia del los Dangerous is a hyper-agressive metal band that screams the verses - but sings the chorus (listen to "Canadians Bleed Maple Syrup" on their MySpace page). But for our purposes, they're our latest band link in newly renamed Original Artists / All Things Hardcore & Metal.
Click "read more" below for links and the band's own description of who they are and what they do.
From the Dia del los Dangerous band link - Día de los Dangerous was formed in the Fall of 2007 in Kalamazoo, Michigan when room mates; Steve Dedoes (Drums) and Phil Halverson (Guitar) started working on a musical project in their apartment. After searching long and hard (insert corny joke here) throughout Southwest Michigan they were fortunate enough to stumble upon Andrew George (Bass) in Three Rivers, Michigan. He later introduced them to Brandon Ingold (Guitar) also from Three Rivers. Steve then suggested that Joe Beasley (Vocals) a friend and former band mate from Mokena, Illinois would be a perfect match for the group.
The members of Día de los Dangerous come from all over the Midwest ranging from Saginaw, Michigan, all the way down to the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois. With each member bringing their own influences from home they are sure not to disappoint anyone with the urge to throwdown. The future looks promising for Día de los Dangerous, they hope to record an album in the coming Fall of 2008 and set up a tour in the Summer of 2009.
Visit Dia del los Dangerous on Myspace.com: http://www.myspace.com/diadelosdangerous