Dirty Black Halo

Dirty Black Halo

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We are a Hard Rock and Roll band with attitude playing Rock and Roll the way it was meant to be, LOUD, and with NO excuses.

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Biography

Dirty Black Halo is a hard rock band from Tampa, Florida. The band was formed in 2005 by guitarist Jerry d’Paoli and lead vocalist John Hale after deciding to create a musical project focusing on original material. The current lineup is: John Hale (v), Jerry d’Paoli (g), Dino Florez (g), and Dave Hasler (b).

FORMATION AND THANKS FOR THE TRAGEDY
After collaborating musically for many years, John Hale and Jerry d’Paoli realized that to make an impact meant to change their musical direction. They began to re-evaluate their initial band, Shift, and decided to create original hard-rock songs that would complement their party nature; Dirty Black Halo was formed. They immediately began to work on their debut album by re-working and refining songs that were being played live and wrote new songs to complete the package. Dirty Black Halo self-released their first album, Thanks for the Tragedy in 2008. With tracks such as, “Fuselage,” “Sinister And Down,” and “Punk Rock Chick,” they took their stage show to the public opening up for Skid Row, Ace Frehley, Metal Church, and other notable acts. Joe Davison of Pop Gun Pictures approached Dirty Black Halo to contribute to the soundtrack of his upcoming film, Experiment 7. Several songs from Thanks for the Tragedy were used throughout the film and this would solidify a working relationship with Pop Gun Pictures. After performing approximately 100 shows per year and completing a lengthy tour that included playing in venues such as Jannus Landing (Live) and The Whiskey A Go-Go, the band decided to take a break and re-group. It is during this time that Jerry d’Paoli and John Hale began to brainstorm and create ideas for what would become their second release, Burning at the Edge of Dawn.

BURNING AT THE EDGE OF DAWN
The approach that was taken to writing the new album was to compose songs that would fuse the raw rock sound of their previous album into a heavier production. Wanting to push the envelope and delve into “darker waters,” songs that became “Fantasy in Flesh,” “Chains,” and “Path to Madness” began to take shape. Shortly into the demoing process, the band was approached by Joe Davison once again to contribute a track to his upcoming horror film, As Night Falls. Instead of presenting a completed song or a work-in-progress, Dirty Black Halo decided on writing a theme-specific track for the movie which, subsequently, also ended up on the album. An accompanying music video, “As Night Falls,” was released on YouTube shortly before the release of the film. After recording and mixing the tracks for Burning at the Edge of Dawn at Polysound Studio and having the album mastered at Marsh Mastering, Dirty Black Halo’s second album was released in the spring of 2012 by FnA Records. The release of Burning at the Edge of Dawn couldn’t have come at a better time. Armed with new material, Dirty Black Halo was chosen to open up for artists such as Ozzy Osbourne/Slash, Rammstein, Bang Tango, and Adler’s Appetite.

THE MUSIC VIDEOS
With the advent of the production of “As Night Falls,” a series of videos would follow that would continue to showcase material from Burning at the Edge of Dawn. Pop Gun Pictures would step in to produce them for YouTube release. The video for “Fantasy in Flesh” was shot in an empty warehouse over the course of almost two days and featured Alex Vincent from Child’s Play. It features the band playing to a group of women who firmly believe they cannot be broken by rock.
The next video to be produced, “Agent of Destruction,” tells the story of an entity hell-bent on causing evil and of the being trying to stop him. Shot in two days, this is the first video to feature guitarist, Dino Florez.

NEXT STUDIO ALBUM
In an interview with Florida Entertainment Scene Media in January 2013, Jerry d’Paoli and Dino Florez stated that, “It’s the next stage of evolution for Dirty Black Halo…” and “In short, this may be our best work yet.”
Dirty Black Halo is working hard on their third album scheduled for release early 2014.

LABEL, ENDORSEMENTS AND MANAGEMENT
Dirty Black Halo is signed to FnA Records.

Dirty Black Halo and its members are currently endorsed by Dean Guitars, dDrums, DR Strings, Black Diamond Strings, and Stash picks. Closed endorsements include Basson Amplification, Snap Jacks, and Halo Guitars.

Dirty Black Halo is managed by SBE Music Group LLC (321) 632-7170 SBEmusic@aol.com

Lyrics

Fantasy In Flesh

Written By: John Hale, Jerry d'Paoli

I'm looking for something baby, something we can talk about
Banned books, dirty looks, midnight preachers and the money they took.

I'm looking for something sleazy, here in my hotel room
A case of liqour and a clean syringe, and we'll both be cumming soon.

CH- Does your flesh burn from holy water, are you drowning in the flood?
In a Nation drunk on information, and every one is out for blood.

I'm looking for a sassy lass, with a brain, and a retro cut
with a degree in humanities, and poetry and lust-

Oh well baby, what the hell, maybe I'm just looking to fuck-
It doesn't matter what's on your mind, as long as you're givin' it up!

CH- Does your flesh burn from holy water, are you drowning in the flood?
In a Nation drunk on information, and every one is out for blood.

As Night Falls

Written By: John Hale, Jerry d'Paoli

Spinning around, maybe losing her mind, but nothing makes sense again
Spirits strike, under cover of night, and what evil did we let in?
The incense burns by candlelight, as heat cracks the chimney again
A peer through the window reveals a shadow, stepping inside to grin

CH- As night falls, evil creeps on in, and no one gets out alive
As night falls, in haunted halls, we're running out of time
As night falls, evil creeps on in, and no one gets out alive
As night falls, and we're shaken awake, where everybody dies

Invocations, incantations, seance, and ouiji board dreams
Alchemists, Mysicists, Visions and prophecies
Terrified, in the cloak of night, unsure of what to beleive
The door cracks open, it's calling your name, but no one can hear you scream!

CH- As night falls, evil creeps on in, and no one gets out alive
As night falls, in haunted halls, we're running out of time
As night falls, evil creeps on in, and no one gets out alive
As night falls, and we're shaken awake, where everybody dies

Invocations, incantations, seance, and ouiji board dreams
Alchemists, Mysicists, Visions and prophecies

CH- As night falls, evil creeps on in, and no one gets out alive
As night falls, in haunted halls, we're running out of time
As night falls, evil creeps on in, and no one gets out alive
As night falls, and we're shaken awake, where everybody dies

Agent of Destruction

Written By: John Hale, Jerry d'Paoli

You are the Agent of my destruction
You cloak your serpents with misery
You broke me like glass on a Sunday
When you doubted my sanity

I've got no one to blame, guess I'm all on my own
I see the faces change shape, as I'm running from home

I'm not afraid of the pain, I'm not afraid of the pain
I'm gonna push it all down, I'm gonna push it back down
I've got no one to blame, got no one to blame
I'm gonna watch you go down, I'm gonna watch you fall down

I've got no one to blame, guess I'm all on my own
I see the faces change shape, as I'm running from home

CH- YOU are the agent, and I self destruct
(The agent of destruction)
YOU are the agent, and I self destruct
(The agent of destruction)

F.W.B.

Written By: John Hale, Jerry d'Paoli

It's late at night, out on a Friday,
You're friends and you,
You're looking for a three way
You need a man to come by and hit it
Give me a call, cuz I'm You're friend with benefits

CH- Lets give it a whirl
I can show you how
Lets give it a whirl
I'm gonna show you how
Can I come inside?
I'm coming up inside
I'm gonna come in..
I'm coming up inside!

It's Tuesday night, I'm looking for a quick lay
Not too far off of the highway
I need to come quick, hit, and get it
I'm calling you, cuz You're my friend with benefits!

CH-

You're at the office, I'm over for your lunch break
Clock on out, and meet me for some (BLEEP) cake
I got a place where you can cum and sit
Give me a call, cuz I'm you're friend with benefits!

Trust

Written By: John Hale, Jerry d'Paoli

Tossed to the side, and left alone
I had to leave home, cause she told me to go
You Set me up, just to let me fall
I should have never trusted you at all

- Ch 1- Yeah But these are things I dont beleive
I guess I'll keep on moving on

Now that you are not around,
You've burned your bridges to the ground
You can't take any more pain from me
By now, you know that I still bleed!

- Ch 2 yeah But these are things I don't beleive
yeah I guess I'll keep on moving on
Cause home is where I don't belong
I guess I'll keep on moving on
I guess I'll keep on moving on
I guess I'll keep on moving on
I guess I'll keep on moving on

I'm holding on, but not that tight
Liars and fakes never treated me right
Both hands are on the wheel, but still I can't steer
You're a million miles away, but I still feel you are near.

Discography

The single, As Night Falls, (2010) written for the Pop Gun Pictures horror movie of the same title, accompanied by a music video filmed on the set of the movie with scenes of the film intertwined within.

(2012) Burning at the Edge of Dawn (FnA Records release)
(2008) Thanks for the Tragedy (independent release)

Set List

The setlist changes per show, and time.

We can perform as much as 2 hours of original music, to 30 minutes.

Songs that are always in the Set List:
Fantasy In Flesh
As Night Falls
Agent of Destruction
F.W.B.
Trust