Dark Beauty

Dark Beauty


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Dark Beauty mixes elements of contemporary hard rock, classic progressive rock and opera to tell the dark, rich stories that could only come from lead singer Liz Tapia’s mind. The band was formed to record a three-album cycle telling the tale of The Dark Angel, her fall and hopeful redemption. While she’s passionate about the music, Liz says “it’s really all about the story. I want to pull the audience into The Dark Angel’s world.” Liz Tapia is a lyric soprano, whose smooth, warm, versatile voice adds multiple textures to the epic music she writes and performs. She draws influence from Annie Haslam, Ann Wilson, and Inva Mula. Bryan Zeigler has been playing guitar for thirty years in mostly progressive, sometimes humorous, usually original bands. His guitar influences include David Gilmour, Ty Tabor and Steven Wilson. Katie Pachnos is a classically-trained keyboardist and electric harpist who has toured with progressive metal bands Fates Warning and Infinite Spectrum. She also creates split-screen electric harp covers of songs in the prog and symphonic metal genres. Bassist Mike Diamantopoulos and drummer Greg Schwab have been playing together since 1992. Mike is currently studying jazz and has played with Canvas Radio, Visualist and 3rdKind. He’s sponsored by Warwick. Greg is self-taught, starting by air drumming along with Slayer, and influenced by Metallica, Rush and Megadeth, and more recently by progressive rock and metal.