Band Profile

Dark Arena

Dark Arena
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio Current Label: Unsigned or Unknown Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Juan Ricardo -Vocals
Paul Konjicija -Guitar
Allan Marcus -Guitar
Ron George -Keys
Chris Stolle –Drums
Elm (Peppo) Burgess -Bass

Dark Arena Bio:

Dark Arena formed in 2004 by founding members Juan Ricardo (vocals) and Paul Konjicija (guitar) Juan best known as the Vocalist from the Cleveland band Attaxe and then later went on to be the vocalist for Ritual in the late 80's. Ritual released a CD called "Trials of Torment" on massacure records in 1992.

In 1996 Paul and Juan formed Arenah the band played on and off through out the years only recording one six song demo. Four of those would later be re-recorded on the first Dark Arena CD. After a legal battle over the name of the band by a band in Europe who was using the same name just spelled differently, the name was later changed to Dark Arena in 2004

Dark Arena released their first Studio CD called “Alien Factor” in mid 2006. Since then the band has open for several national and regional acts such as Pagans Mind, symphony X, Fates Warning, Nevermore, Kamalot, Dope, Mushroomhead, and Soilwork just to name a few.

In 2009 Dark Arena completed the 2nd CD called “Flowingblack” this CD has a much darker feel to it. since there was a three year gap between Alien Factor and Flowingblack Dark Arena recorded more songs than will fit on the CD. The band has plains to release an EP in the fall of 2010 as a digital download called “Non-Human Contact” This EP will feature the 3 new songs along with demos and a few surprise cover songs.


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