Kyle Nicolaides from Beware of Darkness Talks Video Games, Depression and the Music Process

Kyle Nicolaides from Beware of Darkness Talks Video Games, Depression and the Music Process

November 17, 2019 0 By Laura Cerrone

Kyle Nicolaides, the multi-instrumentalist talent behind alternative/classic rock band Beware of Darkness, is a diehard Nintendo and video game fan and cites the music from video games he played growing up as inspiration for his career in music. He spoke about these experiences and more, including his deep love for all things Jim Henson with us on the Geek Chic Elite Podcast. Beware of Darkness has also cemented its place among video game history with the song “Howl,” which was featured among the soundtracks of Saints Row IV, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, EA Sports UFC and Gran Turismo. 

Releasing the first new single in three years, “Bloodlines” is a piece of work that exhibits Kyle’s growth in the music writing and creative process. In our interview, he discusses what it was like to create music while enduring depression and without.

“Bloodlines” was produced by Braden Merrick and recorded in Los Angeles at the Kingsize Sound. The song was mixed by David Sardy (LCD Soundsystem, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against The Machine). In addition to Kyle, the track boasts special guests guitarist Jeff Schroeder (Smashing Pumpkins), bassist Mark Stoermer (The Killers) and drummer Jon Safley (CRX, Bleached).  

Beware Of Darkness has toured with artists like Smashing Pumpkins, AWOLNATION, The Wombats, Tegan and Sara, Deftones, KORN, Eagles Of Death Metal, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Social Distortion and more. They’ve played the Reading and Leeds Festival in the United Kingdom, performed on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and were nominated for Classic Rock Magazine’s “Best New Band” award. Their song “Howl” was a Top 5 track at Rock Radio. 

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