It has been a very emotional week for myself and the members of My Darkest Days. With the departure of Sal from the band I have to say that it has felt like I have been on a rollercoaster and I am not sure where the end is. When you are on the road with someone for the length of time that we were, you form a bond just like any other relationship and when one person walks away it is only natural to feel a wide range of things from sadness to anger. That being said please know that Sal chose to leave My Darkest Days and although we are disappointed we wish him the best of luck in his new life and his new endeavors.
With every down there is an up! I am very excited to have the opportunity to share the stage with my brother Brad and the rest of the members of Three Days Grace on their Transit of Venus Tour. As most of you are, I was just as shocked as you to find out about Adam’s departure from 3DG. When asked, I was unsure at first as Adam, Brad, Neil and Barry have all been such huge influences on my life musically and personally. After some thought and a few sleepless nights I accepted. It has always been a childhood dream to share the stage with my brother and I get that opportunity on this upcoming tour. Adam is an amazing Singer, Performer and Role-model and all I can do is try and fill some enormous shoes. I wish him well in his recovery and hope to see him grace the stage again soon.
With all that has gone on this week I want to assure everyone that My Darkest Days is stronger then ever! My bandmates are very excited for me and I have their full support. We have completed some songs that we are very excited about and my brothers, Brendo, Dougie and lil Reidy will continue to write with me while I am on tour. We are looking forward to putting out our third album and hope you are as excited about it as we are!
Last but most important of all I want to thank all of you who have supported My Darkest Days in the past and continue to support us in the future. For those that have been there from the beginning and have stuck by us we thank you with all our hearts. For those who have just joined us we thank you. For those about to rock, we salute you!
Band Member Sal Costa is leaving My Darkest Days.The band is currently writing for their new album. Stay tuned for some exciting MDD news as well about the upcoming album. The band is unsure yet of who the replacement will be, but in the meantime they will continue on as a 4 piece. Thanks to all our fans for your continued support.
We added a few tour dates in Canada, check them out and hope to see you at one of the shows!
Nov 30 – Montreal, Canada - Club Soda
Dec 01 – London, Canada - Norma Jeans
Dec 02 – Chatham-Kent, Canada – Encore Bar and Nightspot
Dec 11 – Peterborough, Canada - The Venue
Dec 12 – Peterborough, Canada - The Venue
Dec 13 – Peterborough, Canada - The Venue
Just to keep you guys updated, we’re off for a bit back to Canada to get started on the next album; we’ll try to keep you guys updated throughout the whole process. Are you following us on Twitter? If you aren’t already, get started! Sal’s a big fan of live tweet q and a’s!
Sal gives a guitar lesson on Ultimate Guitar that he developed that “incorporates string skipping and sweeping arpeggios.” Watch the lesson here!
We really wanted to make a video for Perfect, so we decided to do a lyric video because we thought it had a great story. What a better way to tell a story than through words? Enjoy.
For all you iPhone users out there, we’ve made this cool iPhone app where you can Check-in at shows to access photos, messages and videos from us and other fans, You can also share your photos and comment with everyone else at the show in real time and get alerts on new shows, and all that good stuff!!
Have you seen our Making of Sick and Twisted Affair episodes? You can watch all three of them here and let us know what you think.
Guess who got nominated for the Best Live Guitarist Performance in Grand Rapids (This Year)?? You all know what to do… Legoooooo!!!!
Thanks for all the continued love.
See you on the road!
My Darkest Days discuss turning their pain into your gain in the next episode of Making of Sick and Twisted Affair via KROQ. Read the article and watch the video here.
The second episode of the Making of Sick and Twisted Affair is now live and you can watch here! Make sure to leave us a comment and let us know what you think!
Matt needs your vote! He is nominated for the Best Live Vocal Performance in Grand Rapids (This Year) so please vote for him!!
Have you seen all of our new merch items? These designs are pretty bad ass and you can get everything on our website!!
See you on the road!
Congratulations to our very own Matt Walst! He’s been nominated this year for BEST LIVE VOCAL PERFORMANCE in GRAND RAPIDS (THIS YEAR) by WGRD 97.9
WGRD wants to see who rocked the MOST!
(See those caps? It means they’re serious)
Voting has already started so be sure to vote for Matt here!
My Darkest Days will be stopping by FYE to perform an acoustic set and sign for fans who purchase their new album, Sick and Twisted Affair! Get deets here.