DAYONE was formed in May 1998 with the final line up coming together in mid 2001. While fitting into the heavy metallic hardcore genre, Dayone have uniqueness to their style that has established and nurtured a solid base of supporters. The combination of brutal heaviness, massive chords, technical playing and precise tightness juxtaposed with beautiful melodies create the band’s huge trademark sound.

Fans of Meshugga and Isis will love Dayone.

Having played at the Big Day Out earlier in the year where they drew one of the biggest crowds of the day for the essential stage, Dayone also toured with New Yorks ‘One King Down’ (Equal Vision Records) through New Zealand’s North Island as well as ‘Vision of Disorder’, ‘Mindsnare’ and ‘Good Clean Fun’ from the USA. Unfortunately no longer together Dayone’s full-length recording ‘Less Than Perfect’ is currently available as well as their self-released/self-titled 7 song EP.


“…Dayone were the highlight of the night with a HUGE set. No one was gonna touch them tonight. They put on a killer live performance and not only were they heavy and intense but so tight! Fresh off playing the big day out the night before they were relentless. The frontman Mike was a great audience pleaser giving the performance the icing on the cake. Glad I got to see dayone after hearing a lot about them. I can’t wait for the album!”

- Review of January 20th show at Pizza Pizza Auckland in ‘Word Salad’ Australian fanzine.

“…when Day One came on the mosh finally took over and the madness began. Day One’s singer was incredible, screaming anything deep or high. An hour later after a full-on fury fest we left the gig drenched in sweat. 5/5″

- Review from of Dayone show at Thistle Hall Wellington, March 24, 2001.


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