Dark Hollow Studio

Dark Hollow Studio Recording studio in Baltimore County. Specializing in Rock and Metal Recording (now remote!), Production, and/or Mixing. Contact us for a free quote!
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BRING FORTH THE FURY!!!Shooting out amp and pedal combinations to make sure the guitar tones for the @purveyorofficial E...
08/25/2020

BRING FORTH THE FURY!!!

Shooting out amp and pedal combinations to make sure the guitar tones for the @purveyorofficial EP do the songs justice. So far, the 5153 and the Mesa are the top contenders.

If these were the options you had available, what would you roll with?

#evh #evh5150iii #5150 #mesarevf #mesaboogieamps #bosspedals #horizondevices #ibanez #guitaramp #recordingstudio @ Dark Hollow Studio

That's a wrap! The new Purveyor EP is completely tracked, and ready for re-amping and mixing. The songs are techical, br...
08/25/2020

That's a wrap! The new Purveyor EP is completely tracked, and ready for re-amping and mixing. The songs are techical, brutal, and bring a unique intensity!

One interesting thing about this process is that this is the first EP I've ever recorded in its entirety remotely. Pretty wild. It's crazy how it actually felt like they were in the studio with me recording, as we got so used to the remote setup.

2020 is wild.

#metalband #marylandmetal #recording #deathcore #cthuluskull

Working on some new From A Nightmare mixes before a session this evening -- things are coming together quite nicely!
08/21/2020

Working on some new From A Nightmare mixes before a session this evening -- things are coming together quite nicely!

Keeping things rolling with The Missing Peace tonight! Remote sessions are going incredibly smoothly, and I'm feeling fo...
08/20/2020

Keeping things rolling with The Missing Peace tonight! Remote sessions are going incredibly smoothly, and I'm feeling fortunate to be able to still work with such talented musicians through this pandemic!

Recording remotely offers some new experiences, but some things never change 👇

08/20/2020
Buck on the Jugg

These guys have a unique brand of ska that has a tendency to get stuck in your ears. Check out their new EP, recorded, mixed and mastered at Dark Hollow Studio.

Client: I, Juggernaut
Release: Sounds Dangerous EP

https://youtu.be/vm4RwhdiRCU

Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Buck on the Jugg · I, Juggernaut Sounds Dangerous ℗ 2020 I, Juggernaut Released on: 2020-08-07 Auto-generated by YouTube.

I feel as though I've discovered the holy grail 😳#basstone
08/17/2020

I feel as though I've discovered the holy grail 😳

#basstone

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08/16/2020

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I made a few updates to the studio website (darkhollowstudio.com) yesterday! Now, it's even easier to select a service a...
08/09/2020

I made a few updates to the studio website (darkhollowstudio.com) yesterday! Now, it's even easier to select a service and kick off a project with me.

For those that may not have known, aside from production, mixing, and mastering, I can also help you with any artwork you may need for your project.

If you're hoping to release something soon, hit me up! My schedule is filling up for the back half of 2020, so now's the time to start planning and booking dates!

#recording #production #artwork #mixing #mastering

I'm so excited to welcome this monster of an amp to my tower of power! It's doing it's best to dethrone my previous high...
08/03/2020

I'm so excited to welcome this monster of an amp to my tower of power! It's doing it's best to dethrone my previous high gain favorites!

Running it against my block letter 5150, they both have the same soul, but this has a much more controllable modern sheen that should make it incredibly versatile in a range of applications. The gain doesn't seem to need an OD or anything either, it has more than enough aggression plugged straight in. Such a sick amp!

#5150iii #evh #guitar #guitaramp

07/10/2020
"Admittance" Official Lyric Video

Purveyor + Dunamis Dynamics = 🤯

This video SLAMS! So pumped to be working with these guys this week on their next release!

Produced/Mixed/Mastered by Dark Hollow Studio

https://youtu.be/HFeV4jzIptk

PURVYOR "Admittance" from the debut single 'Impedance/Admittance Video by Dunamis Dynamics Produced, mixed, and mastered by Josh Clark @ Dark Hollow studio h...

Finally got some new photos of my space! Thanks to the insanely talented @rocknrollsocialite for capturing the vibe of t...
07/10/2020

Finally got some new photos of my space! Thanks to the insanely talented @rocknrollsocialite for capturing the vibe of the studio!

#darkhollowstudio #recordingstudio #marshallamps #riveraamps #darkglasselectronics #5150 #gibson #telecaster #ibanez

Quanta's Facebook announcement reposted below! It has been an absolute pleasure working with Rasheeq and Misha throughou...
06/15/2020

Quanta's Facebook announcement reposted below!

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Rasheeq and Misha throughout this process. They are truly incredible people, and their music is extremely powerful and epic!

As a long time fan of Tool and other progressive metal bands, the influences are apparent in their music, but Quanta offers a new, unique perspective to the genre.

I truly cannot wait for you all to hear it!

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QUANTA | 2020

Excited to announce the completion of Quanta’s full-length album. We have been delighted to work with audio engineer Josh Clark (Dark Hollow Studio, U.S.) who has produced the record and illustrator Ricardo Madeira (Master of Cinematic Arts, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal) who has portrayed the vision of the album through his art.

4K video of the album artwork with an audio snippet here: https://youtu.be/AIfdpqJynNY

Album title, track list and release date to be announced soon. In the mean time:

- Subscribe to the YouTube channel. We have released 30 new videos (live concerts & jam sessions) from our archive: https://youtube.com/c/QuantaLiveTV

- Like the page: https://www.facebook.com/QuantaOfficial

- If you have been a fan of the band or have become a fan after checking out our past materials and want to personally promote the band through written reviews, own network, media channels and publishers, then join the group "Quanta Net Team (QNT)”: https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuantaNetTeam

Please note that QNT is not a forum or fan club but a private group and a network of people who want to raise awareness of the band and their music. When you click to join, PLEASE answer the questions asked. This is mandatory. The perks include but not limited to:
- early access to future releases
- private listening parties
- special artworks ONLY available to group members
- limited edition print materials ONLY available to group members
- personalized gift items ONLY available to group members
- lots of LOVE from all band members

More details to be followed soon. Thank you!

#recordingstudio #mixing #progressivemetal #metal #quanta

Another great remote recording session complete, his time with @tmptheband! As wild as 2020 has been so far... it's amaz...
06/13/2020

Another great remote recording session complete, his time with @tmptheband!

As wild as 2020 has been so far... it's amazing to have the technology to continue recording musicians, even while locked down in different locations.

Bass, vocals, and re-amping up next!

#audiomovers #listento #remoterecording #recordingstudio #production

Another review for Senescere's album "Alive But Somewhere Else"! Alden Bradstock and I worked to produce and engineer th...
06/11/2020
Album Review – Senescere / Alive But Somewhere Else (2020)

Another review for Senescere's album "Alive But Somewhere Else"!

Alden Bradstock and I worked to produce and engineer this album over the last few years, and it's amazing to see responses like this!

https://theheadbangingmoose.wordpress.com/2020/05/27/album-review-senescere-alive-but-somewhere-else-2020/?fbclid=IwAR0rDY5Z3hGMwGuASOvHDWvwW7x9japOuvMz8nHMbQUHNyftCnXMPdchKtU

Co-produced, Engineered, and Mixed at Dark Hollow Studio!

Focusing on struggling with the pain of loss, the new album by this Maryland-based metal band reflects all the dynamism and difficulties faced during all stages of grief. Originally formed as an in…

First remote session... Mind blown. Jesse lives over an hour away from the studio, yet I'm recording him play guitar lik...
05/20/2020

First remote session... Mind blown. Jesse lives over an hour away from the studio, yet I'm recording him play guitar like a normal session 🤯

#remoterecording #onlinerecording #production #recordingstudio

05/17/2020

I hope you all are doing as well as possible right now.

Things are going ok over here, and I just wanted to let you all know that I'm now set up to do remote/online production, along with mixing, and mastering.

If you have an interface, you have access to most of the gear in my studio (it's like magic!). Let's make some music!

Update! If you don't have an interface, I now have a loaner one that I will hook you up with until everything is recorded!

03/13/2020
Senescere

Senescere's full album is out TODAY! This project is the culmination of a variety of heavy styles from prog to melodic death metal, and everything in between!

I co-produced this album along with Alden Bradstock. I also engineered, and mixed the entire album. Let me know what you think!

IT'S RELEASE DAY! Alive But Somewhere Else is officially out and available for digital download or CD purchase on Bandcamp. Also available for streaming on YouTube, Spotify, and for purchase on iTunes and other major distributors.

Thank you so much to everyone that pre-ordered a copy! If you purchased a CD it should be almost to your door, or already delivered in some cases. We're so glad that so many people enjoyed the early singles, but we are also big proponents of the album format, and we think this one flows quite well front to back. We truly hope you enjoy.

YouTube stream:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAHw8W0E_4Xn4C3Gbn4NrO8txyd8G-BhH

Spotify Link:
https://open.spotify.com/album/3XqKnfAjen0HKgXdm2RDMd

Alive But Somewhere Else was mixed by Josh Clark at Dark Hollow Studio and mastered by Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studio.

Vocals / guitars: Alden Bradstock
Drums: Andy Stark
Bass: Nathan Heavel
Additional vocals: Josh Clark

https://senescere.bandcamp.com/

Adding some fuel to the fire -- pumped for tonight's session! #coffee #recordingstudio #caffiene #guitars #production
03/07/2020

Adding some fuel to the fire -- pumped for tonight's session!

#coffee #recordingstudio #caffiene #guitars #production

02/28/2020
Senescere

Senescere

We are Senescere, a metal project from central Maryland mixing melodeath with progressive and rock elements. Our new album Alive But Somewhere Else releases on digital and physical formats 03.13.2020 via Bandcamp. This is Lost In The Cold.

Check out our other singles:
http://senescere.bandcamp.com

This band has been writing and self producing this album for years! I consider myself to be very lucky, and I feel very ...
02/26/2020

This band has been writing and self producing this album for years! I consider myself to be very lucky, and I feel very fortunate that they trusted me with mixing all of them.
They have poured their hearts into this music, and I'm excited for you all to hear the final product!

#Repost @rasheeqrayhan
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Dark Hollow Studio

Finally wrapping up something, 70+ minutes of new music that has been in the works for the last 5 years. Good times with mixing engineer Josh in his beautiful studio @studiodarkhollow .
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#ProgRock #album #record #progressive #metal #original #music #recordingstudio

02/24/2020

Some death metal for your earholes, from the mighty Purveyor!

#metal #pantera #fitforanautopsy #deathmetal #recordingstudio

02/24/2020

Late night mixing - I'm very excited for everything this band is putting together!

#soundsdangerous #ska #punk #mixing #recordingstudio

#Repost @rasheeqrayhan• • • • • •Dark Hollow StudioFinally wrapping up something, 70+ minutes of new music that has been...
02/21/2020

#Repost @rasheeqrayhan
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Dark Hollow Studio

Finally wrapping up something, 70+ minutes of new music that has been in the works for the last 5 years. Thanks to this amazing man, they’re gonna see the light of the day. .
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#ProgRock #progressive #metal #original #music @marshallamps_uk @mesaengineering @riveraamps

02/20/2020

Wrapping up final mixes for this incredible project! I don't want to give away the name yet, they're prepping the release and planning some HUGE things. I can't wait for these mixes to be released!

Also, notice the @bouncebutler
notification in the corner -- incredible automation software from @chris_graham!

#bigthings #progressivemetal #metal #metalband #mixing #recordingstudio #recording

This is too sick!#Repost @grim_cat_art• • • • • •New shirt design for @studiodarkhollow This one was a blast to create. ...
02/18/2020

This is too sick!

#Repost @grim_cat_art
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New shirt design for @studiodarkhollow
This one was a blast to create.
Need artwork made? Send me a message and I’ll hook you up 🔥👽
#illustration #comics #alien #scifi #cthulhu #sciencefiction #scifiart #ufo #tshirtdesign #grimcat #grimcatart

#Repost @grim_cat_art• • • • • •A work in progress for @studiodarkhollow Contact me for commissioned illustrations and g...
02/17/2020

#Repost @grim_cat_art
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A work in progress for @studiodarkhollow
Contact me for commissioned illustrations and graphic designs!
#ink #inking #inkbrush #illustration #comics #alien #scifi #scifiart #tshirtdesign #sketchbook #grimcat #grimcatart

So excited for this album to have a release date!We went to great lengths to go after a bit of a unique sound on all of ...
02/17/2020

So excited for this album to have a release date!

We went to great lengths to go after a bit of a unique sound on all of these tracks. Every element is a slightly different approach that comes together to create a uniquely aggressive overall sound!

We are proud to reveal the artwork and full tracklist for our new album. Alive But Somewhere Else will be released on March 13th and features 9 songs of melodic guitar runs, energetic drums, complex bass and dark vocal passages.

Tracklist:
1. Freezing Of The Hillside (2:54)
2. Lost In The Cold (4:12)
3. The Low Clouds (5:36)
4. Alive (3:36)
5. Melted (2:13)
6. Resonate (3:54)
7. Aging Affinity (4:26)
8. Heartspace (3:55)
9. Moon and Sun (9:35)

The album theme focuses on living with and struggling with grief - turning to unhealthy sources for comfort and creating a false sense of happiness to deal with a loss. I imagined this as a bubble of ice that blocks out new growth and pushes away any sense of healing or acceptance. The metaphorical ice melts as the album progresses, giving the subject a clearer (but not always comforting) understanding of his situation.

Alive But Somewhere Else was co-produced and mixed by Josh Clark at Dark Hollow Studio and mastered by Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studio.

Recording personnel:
Alden Bradstock (guitars/vocals)
Andy Stark (drums)
Nathan Heavel (bass)
Josh Clark (additional vocals)

Ice bubble photograph by Mandy Chappell.
(http://www.mandychappell.com)

02/17/2020

Cooking up something amazing with GRIMCAT, this is going to be so SICK!!!

I recently did the artwork for the new @tillthedaysendband single! Although I love working with bands to make music, I a...
02/14/2020

I recently did the artwork for the new @tillthedaysendband single! Although I love working with bands to make music, I am also able to create artwork for releases!

This is a very interesting project that donates all proceeds to charity, so I was very happy to be able to donate some time for the cover art. Check out the new track!

#tillthedaysend #music

What could this be? Something amazing is on the verge of being released! These guys are carefully calculating their next...
02/13/2020

What could this be? Something amazing is on the verge of being released! These guys are carefully calculating their next steps to make sure this release gets the attention it truly deserves. I personally cannot wait for you all to hear these songs!

#recordingstudio #metal #progressivemetal

I have released the very first Dark Hollow Studio Kemper pack! It's free in exchange for your email. The amps included a...
01/31/2020
Dark Hollow Studio - Kemper Pack

I have released the very first Dark Hollow Studio Kemper pack! It's free in exchange for your email. The amps included are a 5150 Signature, a Mesa Dual Rectifier (Rev F), a JCM800, a Rivera KH II, a Rivera Tre, and a Fender DeVille.

Each amp has a few options (except for the Fender) between High, Medium, and Low gain tones. The Medium gain tones are designed to work well with an overdrive.

Enjoy!
https://www.darkhollowstudio.com/darkhollow-kemperpack.html

This is the tone of metal. Metalcore, Death Metal, Deathcore, Hardcore -- the 5150 is engrained in the threads that make these genres. Get high gain tones, a medium gain tone that can be made more aggressive with an additional overdrive, and a low gain tone to help create atmosphere and depth.

Added a Gallery section to the studio website (www.darkhollowstudio.com) to show off the amazing photos that @rocknrolls...
01/28/2020

Added a Gallery section to the studio website (www.darkhollowstudio.com) to show off the amazing photos that @rocknrollsocialite took the other week!

If you dig these shots, you should see the photos he takes of bands, both from live performances, and for promo!

#recordingstudio #production #audiogear

01/27/2020
Senescere

Release days are the best days! Here's the third track from the melodic death metal band Senescere titled ALIVE.

This mix/arrangement was a fun challenge. We sought to maintain an organic feel with this project overall, especially with the drums, while creating a wall of guitar. In that wall of guitar, we carved out space for the bass, since the bass riffs are far more complex than rhythmic root notes. Then, add in a choir feel to the chorus, and some fun synths in the verses.

All in all, those pieces really came together to tell the story of the song, eloquently laid out in the original post. Enjoy!

Sometimes you have to step away from what you're holding on to and allow something new to grow. This is ALIVE.

We are Senescere, a project that blends melodic death metal with a side of rock for good measure. We aren't sure what to call that, but maybe you'll like it.

Our new full length album Alive But Somewhere Else will release on March 13, 2020.

You Tube link: https://youtu.be/CX8io4qM7vk
Download here: http://senescere.bandcamp.com

Alden Bradstock - guitars / vocals
Andy Stark - drums
Nathan Heavel - bass
Feat. Brian Smith

Engineered and mixed by Josh Clark at Dark Hollow Studio.
Video filmed by Matt Gischel

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Boring, MD
21155

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Tuesday 20:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 20:00 - 00:00
Thursday 20:00 - 00:00
Friday 20:00 - 00:00
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(540) 421-5358

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