We are a hard rock/metal band from the mountains. Our music is clean and all original. We are very tight both musically and professionaly. In the first 6 months of our band playing live, we were nominated for the best hard rock and metal band of the Modesto Area Music Association(MAMA) awards



Together from shared passion and determination, Dardanelle is a Hard Rock Band from the foothills area of Northern California that consists of brotherhood and a one of a kind friendship that is shared both on the stage and in life. Along with the strong friendship and family atmosphere that is shared between the members, Dardanelle also shares a long history of solid experience in the music scene both local and out of the area.

Dardanelle got its start from the Tuolumne County area stemming from the ashes of former metal groups Fate 45 and Poverty Hill. The name was chosen to honor one of the most cherished areas/campgrounds that members of Dardanelle grew up visiting. The music style that is produced is a unique blend of melodic hard rock and classic metal sounds. Even though the surrounding areas have produced a much heavier genre, Dardanelle has always made a point to stand out and show the originality, quality, and professionalism that sets them apart from other aspects of the current music scene.

Some of the recent national tours/events/Bands that members of Dardanelle have been honored to be asked to share the stage with are Static-X, Take it Tour with Taproot, Dear Enemy, and Adakain, also Spineshank, Flaw, plus many others. Dardanelle has also been nominated for Best Hard Rock musical act in the Modesto Area Music Association two years in a row.

For a current list of upcoming shows/tours, please visit www.myspace.com/dardanelle for the most up to date information for the band.You can obtain Dardanelles current full length album on Itunes or contact Dardanelle at www.myspace.com/dardanelle for a copy of the most recently released EP album.


We currently have two albums out. Our self titled release exclusively on iTunes and our EP A New Beginning avail on CD and on iTunes/CD Baby.

Set List

Usually about 30-45 minutes.