Most of my Facebook feed is connected with music in one way or another, and one day I came across some posts featuring Liz Tapia talking about her band Dark Beauty, and I quickly became intrigued by what I was reading so got in touch. This is the first of a planned concept trilogy telling the story of the character of The Dark Angel, her fall from grace and hopeful redemption, portrayed by Liz. She is a classically trained mezzo soprano, and the rest of the band on this album was Bryan Zeigler (lead guitar), Warren Helms (piano, keyboards), Gary Perkinson (bass) and Dan Granda (drums). They recently played with Potter’s Daughter and Stratopheerius, and that must have been one heck of a musical experience with Liz and Dyanne both being incredible singers, yet their musical approach is quite different. Although they both come from classical backgrounds, and indeed both do bring that into their music, Dark Beauty are more symphonic and metallic in their approach, although there is also room for prog, world music (especially with the percussion, and is that a sitar I hear?), gothic styles and so much more.

There is the impression that this band has been built as a vehicle for Liz to display her wares, but this is far more than just a singer and a backing group, as the melodies and accompaniments swell . The band I keep finding myself thinking of, although they don’t sound at all similar, are Legend and what they were doing 30 years ago. There Legend were taking the styles of Steeleye Span and moving into a symphonic progressive environment with huge dynamics behind a classically trained singer, and while they never gained the kudos they deserved, they influenced a great many bands (including supposedly Nightwish). Here we have a band providing whatever musical support is required to allow the songs to move in multiple directions, with one never knowing where it is going to go, so if Liz wants to sing in a classical Indian style why not? Yet behind the tablas and sitars there is a menacing electric guitar to show they are not going to go too far in that direction.

This is a band certainly worthy of further investigation by any proghead who is also into symphonic metal which is truly trying to do something different. 
 8/10 Kev Rowland

Dark Beauty to support Seven Spires at Dingbatz in​ Clifton, New Jersey

New Jersey’s Gothic Symphonic Prog Band return to Dingbatz in support of Frontiers Music recording artist Seven Spires. Dark Beauty plan to premiere new music from an upcoming album as well as play classics from their 2014 debut Fall From Grace

Full Show Line-up
Seven Spires
The Mystical Hot Chocolate Endeavors
Dark Beauty
Eye Of Eternity
Stolen Karma

Dingbatz is located at 620 Van Houten Ave. Clifton, NJ 07013
Show Date: 7/23/2019 Doors at 6:00 PM All Ages/21+ to Drink $12

Tickets may be purchased in advance from Dark Beauty

Dark Beauty Is…
Liz Tapia – Lead Vocalist/Songwriter/Founder
Bryan Zeigler – Guitarist/Co-writer
Dan Granda – Drums & Percussion
Katie Pachnos – Keyboards & Harp
Mike Diamantopoulos – Bass
Greg Schwab – Drums & Percussion

More Information About Dark Beauty On The Web
Official webpage https://darkbeautymusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarkBeautyMusic/

ProgStock 2018 “Prog-Moter” Level Tickets Are on Sale!

Tickets at the “Prog-Moter” level are on sale now, as of May 8th at 12:00 PM EDT, via the Union County Performing Arts Center (UC PAC) box office. The price of these tickets is $295.00 for the entire 3-day festival, October 5-7 at UCPAC in Rahway, NJ. This package lets you choose your favorite seat within our amazing theater, and entitles you to receive a merchandise gift from the producers of ProgStock as a token of our appreciation. Act fast…this package will only be available until June 12, 2018!



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Dark Beauty Live Acoustic Broadcast

Greetings from the Dark Angel 🙂

2018 is going to be a very busy time for Dark Beauty, and the Dark Angel has come up with a way for you to get a preview of what’s coming up! Dark Beauty will be releasing new music and performing at a progressive rock festival later this year, but on March 25 at 4 PM Eastern, you can enter the Dark Angel’s world for a live online performance!

Join us as we continue the story of the Dark Angel’s journey. Bryan and Liz will perform acoustic selections from Fall From Grace as well as new songs from our upcoming second release and other musical surprises through ConcertWindow.com. We’ll also be telling some stories about the songs, and taking questions live. So mark your calendars and join us from the comfort of your own living room as we tell our musical story and continue building the Dark Angel’s world!

Tell your friends, it’s FREE! and join us on March 25 at 4 PM Eastern at the link below. Feel free to visit anytime to see what the page looks like.

Let us know you’ll be attending on Facebook here:

Thanks for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you on the 25th!
Best always,
Liz Tapia (aka) The Dark Angel

Dark Beauty Online Concert – The Dark Angel’s Journey Begins

Liz and Bryan of Dark Beauty will be performing live electric and acoustic versions of songs from our first album Fall From Grace, as well as previews of songs from our upcoming second release and some surprises!

Just come to ConcertWindow.com/darkbeauty on Sunday, August 20 at 4 PM Eastern.

We’ve scheduled it so that friends from the US and Europe can all attend. It’s a free event and we hope to see you there!

About The Band
Dark Beauty plays symphonic gothic progressive rock, which combines elements of rock, opera, theater, symphonic, dance and world music into a true one-of-a-kind concept album experience. Their debut Fall From Grace and upcoming second release Labyrinth tell the story of The Dark Angel, her tragic fall, and adventures in the dark mysterious land of Markhum. Dark Beauty is currently working on bringing the majesty and epic scope of the tale of the Dark Angel to the stage.

Band Members
Liz Tapia – Lead Vocalist/Songwriter/Founder
Bryan Zeigler – Lead Guitarist
Warren Helms – Keyboardist
Dan Granda – Drums/Percussion

Gary Perkinson – Bass Player – Fall From Grace
Clive Smith – Bass Player – Spirits of a Dead Earth & Next Album Release

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