The new single “Everything the Darkness Eats” from NY based rock trio The Dionysus Effect. The mood rich haunting new track is an ode to the award-winning novel of the same name by horror / dark fiction author and band friend Eric LaRocca. The single features chilling electric and haunting acoustic riffs that play tug of war against each other. Vocalist Christoph delivers a darkly feverish performance as he ruminates on the nature of our unspoken fears. Offering a song to celebrate fright, The Dionysus Effect crafts an occult atmosphere that pokes and prods at the demons within.
Christoph confides, “As a band, we are all huge fans of horror and really see horror and rock music as artistic siblings. With Eric’s novel, it took me back to being a kid reading and watching Clive Barker for the first time. Barker created such hellish memorable worlds with THE DAMNATION GAME and HELLRAISER and felt Eric did something the same with Henley’s Edge in EVERYTHING THE DARKNESS EATS. Eric’s book tapped something deep in me with my own trauma and battles with depression and I wanted to express that—luckily I’m a songwriter.”
Known for their enthralling fusion of grunge rock, darkwave indie, alt-rock and pop that forges a poetic expression, The Dionysus Effect has received acclaim from the likes of Loudwire, Earmilk, Atwood Magazine amongst many others.
New York-based rock trio, The Dionysus Effect, was formed in a dark basement with a passion for writing songs that conjure up raw energy but are still catchy af with boundary-pushing hooks. Members, Christoph Paul (lead vocals/ bass), Sean Quinn Hanley (guitar/backup vocals), and Brett Petersen (drums) combine their diverse musical backgrounds and talents for a unique explosion of sound. Their music is an enthralling hybrid of grunge rock, darkwave indie, alt-rock and pop, that forges a poetic expression filled with furious arena energy. The band blends several different eras of rock but the term Cocaine Rock encapsulates the sound.
With songs ranging from stories about a cuckold named Darryl, going to rehab because of heroin addiction, and a love that feels like joining a cult. Encapsulating the influence the band has on many of their listeners, the name ‘The Dionysus Effect’ is when the passion overtakes you and you feel most alive with Dionysus energy. Dionysus was a Greek God, who in ancient times brought about ecstasy, insanity and ritual madness, mirroring when the band performs their live show and puts the audience under a trance — that is The Dionysus Effect.
Their new single “Everything the Darkness Eats” is an ode to the award-winning novel of the same name by horror and dark fiction author Eric LaRocca. Featuring chilling electric and acoustic guitars coupled with a dark feverish vocal performance, the single contemplates our unspoken fears and is an occult track that pokes and prods at the demons within.
Tour date:October 13-14 VoidCon, Huntington, WV