Splicing the Mosh Pit and the Dance Floor, the wrecking machine from New York known as KLANK released their debut album "Still Suffering" on the Seattle based Tooth & Nail Records (MxPx, Living Sacrifice….) in 1997. Breaking musical boundaries with a sound described as Dancy Aggressive Dark Electronically Influenced Groove, KLANK spent 18 weeks on the CMJ Top 40 charts and their monster single "Downside" which was added to over 170 radio stations nationwide. KLANK gained an immense amount of attention and notoriety while forming a strong, loyal fan base with their constant touring and growing reputation for intense live shows.
KLANK then made their mark once again with their sophmore release "Numb" which was recorded, engineered, produced, mixed & mastered by the band at their own recording facility & originally offered as a Fan Club / Live show release. Numb was later released through their own label SmokeDogg Productions with distribution through Progressive Arts Music. NUMB showcased KLANK keeping true to their trademark sound, while also showing much maturity from that of their debut, which includes the crushing single "Blind" which again made it into the top 40 on the CMJ charts. A video was also filmed for "Blind" which has become a regular fixture on the Much Music video channel. Following Numb, KLANK then appeared on a Metal compilation and contributed their cover of "I'll Wait" to "Running with the Devil- a Tribute to Van Halen " which were both released by Progressive Arts Media. Their version of "I'll Wait" was hailed in numerous reviews as "The only reason anyone should even consider buying the CD".
KLANK consists of Daren "Klank" Diolosa (ex - Circle Of Dust) on vocals, guitars & keys, Pat Servedio on guitar, keys, & programming, Danny Owsley on guitars & backing vocals and John "JMF" Zaletel on drums & percussion. "Writing music is a form of therapy that helps to release bottled up frustrations and emotions that otherwise have no outlet..... We write music that we feel comes from deep down inside and a lot of people can relate because it's based on real life situations and emotions from everyday life... From mood swings, bitterness, the longing for inner peace to elements of hope, happiness & Despair. We all have to deal with these in our lives and this is our way to vent those issues", explains Diolosa.
On June 27 2007, the "In Memory Of..." e.p. was Unleashed at the Cornerstone Festival in which KLANK peformed their First show in over 6 yrs. The show was part of a Day Long Metal Tribute to a close friend of the band who had passed away earlier in the year. The show went great and the new music was well received. "We had a great time playing again and getting a chance to hang out with alot of old friends" stated Diolosa. In true KLANK fashion, "In Memory Of..." features the trademark KLANK sound with layers of guitars, keyboards, samples, thumping bass, live and programmed drums fused with melodic, deep heartfelt introspective lyrics.
KLANK basically spent the last 2 yrs focusing on the writing and recording of some newer material as well as breaking down and totally revamping and re-recording some of the songs that had originally appeared on the NUMB release. On April 20, 2010 KLANK unleashed their latest release which is titled "NUMB...Reborn". NUMB...Reborn has 15 tracks of the classic KLANK sound which included guest appearances by Jim Chaffin, Larry Farkas and Mike Phillips. All their hard work and effort has paid off being as fans have been raving about the new release which is being referred to as a straight up, guitar driven, aggressively heavy masterpiece. Songs like Don't Count Me Out, Blind, D.F.L. and The Rules tip the scales of heaviness, while songs like Broken, God? and So Very real lets the bands melodic side shine through in full form.
KLANK is presently writing and recording new material for their next release titled "URBAN WARFARE" and hope to unveil it by the end of this year. When asked what to expect as far as the sound on URBAN WARFARE, Diolosa stated that it is going to be a natural progression to the next level of what KLANK is to become. It will definately be heavy, dancy, aggressive, melodic and moving because thats what we are, but it will also continue to show our versatility and maturity as musicians as well. We never set out to be confined to one certain box or mold and that's what i feel is one of the coolest aspects of KLANK. We can remain true to our core elements, but essentially the possibilities are limitless....