Black Days of January

Black Days of January

 Mooresville, North Carolina, USA
BandMetalRock

Biography

Made up of five incredibly versatile
musicians and born in Mooresville NC,
Black Days of January is a high energy
metal band known for its cocky, melt your
face sound that has been to compared to an
unholy polygamous union between strange
bedfellows; Black Sabbath, Avenged
Sevenfold, System of a Down, Queen and
some Misfits thrown in for good measure.

Prodigy guitarists Dex Wilcox and John
Mills tear up and down the strings with
blistering licks, subtly trading lead and
rhythm positions with deftness. The furious,
intricate drum pounding of Brad Worch
delivers the backbone rhythm and DJ
Paredi, whose playing combines sizzling
raw riffs with nuanced sophistication on
bass. All with the gripping vocals of
Kyle Smith whose expressive range runs
from a towering crunch on Fear of Gold to
the scorched earth demon song Tear It Down
and back to the soaring melody of Remember.

These up and coming metal stars have
played for fanatical hordes all over the
greater Charlotte, NC area for two years.
Electrifying crowds of fans from the Lake
Norman Skate Shop to Amos’ Southend to
Hickory's legendary Wizard, the band’s
live show draws a diverse crowd of both
old and new skool metal-heads including
all ages, creeds and colors. The bands
musical influences are as varied and
wide-ranging as the fans that follow them,
including Metallica, Breaking Benjamin,
Misfits, Randy Rhoads, Dio, Lamb of God
and even Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Broadway
musical Les Miserables.

They just finished recording their second
EP with producer Matt Dalton at 37 Studios
that will inject new life into the
art of head banging. Looking at a release date of September 5, 2010 they are putting together a promotional tour for the holidays.

Lyrics

Tear It Down

Written By: Kyle Smith

Tear down the walls with vengeance, set your soul on fire with pride.
Take down all the deaf advisors while the blind lead the blind.
No one can take this from you it’s your undeniable right
While those who doubt you burn beneath you spread your arms in flight

I don’t need you in my head
I would rather beg help from the dead
Eating my insides discard all the rest
I won’t forget all these scars on my chest

It doesn’t matter if it’s evil, twisted, torn, or bent.
As long as it’s something from inside you need no ones consent.
Make yourself immortal even if it is your time
If you make it past those fucking lies your voice will never die

I don’t need you in my head
I would rather beg help from the dead
Eating my insides discard all the rest
I won’t forget all these scars on my chest

There is no tomorrow x8

I don’t need you in my head
I would rather beg help from the dead
Eating my insides discard all the rest
I won’t forget all these scars
I don’t need you in my head
I would rather beg help from the dead
Eating my insides discard all the rest
I won’t forget all these scars on my chest
On my chest
I won’t forget x2

Death Society

Written By: Kyle Smith

In darkness you have hid for years you have a thousand eyes
Your life depends on other’s tears, you’re not really alive
So go and pray to your false god, he cannot help you here
Now it is your time to die for filling lives with fear

I can’t take this anymore
Be the death of me death society
God can’t stop this holy war
You can’t save me death society
Death society!

Sending children to their ends with no way of looking back
Sermons filled with war and sin just waiting to attack
So bring to me your holy war I’ll show you how it’s done
I’ll see to it that you are through before the setting sun

I can’t take this anymore
Be the death of me death society
God can’t stop this holy war
You can’t save me death society
Death society!

Well it can’t hurt if it’s unknown
I won’t convert to the lies you’ve told
X4

I can’t take this anymore
Be the death of me death society
God can’t stop this holy war
You can’t save me death society
Death society!

Remember?

Written By: Kyle Smith

Do you remember what you’ve done to me?
Do you remember what you’ve done to me?

If you take what I’ve been given
How can you be forgiven?
My fire has been hidden
This is the life that we’ve been living

Burning the nest let it all fall apart
Never again will I let this abuse go unknown
And I know it’s not for the best
But burning it down will keep me alive

Do you awaken and wonder where I’ve gone?
Will you release me from your grip for once?

If you take what I’ve been given
How can you be forgiven?
My fire has been hidden
This is the life that we’ve been living

Burning the nest let it all fall apart
Never again will I let this abuse go unknown
And I know it’s not for the best
But burning it down will keep me alive

You take it back
You take it back
I take it back
I take it back
But you will not
And you cannot
I’m the wrong one
I take it back

Let it burn!

Burning the nest let it all fall apart
Never again will I let this abuse go unknown
And I know it’s not for the best
But burning it down will keep me alive

Fear of Gold

Written By: Kyle Smith

I see everything
Eye that never blinks
Stare into your soul
With new fear of gold
To this chain I’m bound
Until you are found
I’ll tear through them all
Until my tower falls

Eagles can’t save you now
All attempts destined to fail
Shivering spine ice cold
With your fear of gold

I am the eye!

Visions filled with mist
Light to dark mind shifts
Soldiers of dirt and death
Steal livings final breath
Engraved in ancient gold
Powers to behold
I’ll tear through them all
Until my tower falls

Eagles can’t save you now
All attempts destined to fail
Shivering spine ice cold
With your fear of gold

I am the eye! X2

Go!
Fear of gold
Fear of gold

Eagles can’t save you now
All attempts destined to fail
Shivering spine ice cold
With your fear of gold

I am the eye! X2

Unearth

Written By: Kyle Smith

The emptiness tries to surround me
After the light has almost found me
They fight for what is worthless
I feel nothing but these forces

Chorus:
Take what you want from me
I am done with this apathy
Either side take me anywhere I don’t care
Just don’t leave me here
Just don’t leave me here
Just don’t leave me here

Pick me up or pull me under
No reason to wait this time
Let them battle it out for my afterlife
Let me sleep, no more dreams, let me die!

Chorus: x2
Take what you want from me
I am done with this apathy
Either side take me anywhere I don’t care
Just don’t leave me here
Just don’t leave me here
Just don’t leave me here

Everyone has to die sometime, right?

Unearth my mind
Unearth my mind
Unearth my mind
Unearth my mind

Discography

EP - Untitled
The Ending
Hated Hero
Enemy
Death Society
Empty Glass
Fear of Gold

EP - Black Days of January
Death March Intro
Tear It Down
Death Society
Remember
Fear of Gold
Unearth

Set List

The Ending
Hated Hero
Enemy
Death Society
Empty Glass
Fear of Gold
Holy Diver - Dio
Bullets - Creed
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Crazy Train - Ozzy
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Bodies - Drowning Pool
What's My Age Again - Blink 182