Dark Order

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Dark Order
OriginSydney, NSW
GenresThrash metal
Years active1992 – present
LabelsSomething for Now, Battlegod
Associated actsKillrazer, Grungeon, Metreya, Suiciety, Devine Electric, Neophobia, Infernal Method, Dungeon, Black Reign, Vaticide, Aftermath, Supremacy, Objective Zero, Automation, Deadspawn, Destrier, Assaulter, Paralysis, Seizure, Sabïre, Total Abuse, Assaulter, The Plague, Skylark
MembersRaul Alvarez, Ryan Gillespie, Nick Dumycz, Paul Talbot
Past membersMarco Alvarez, Diego Silva, Sean Veale, Michael Demov, Bryn Morrow, Zoran Mrakic, Doug Dalton, Mick McCartney, Nawar Dalati, Steve Moore, Vlad Troussov, Steve Govic, Joe Orlic, Leif Gregory, Grahame Goode, Chris Flynn, Zac Sale, Manuel Oramas, Mark Hall, James Taylor

Band members

  • Current line-up
    • Raul Alvarez (vocals, guitar)
    • Ryan Gillespie (guitar)
    • Nick Dumycz (drums)
    • Paul Talbot (bass)
  • Former members
    • James Taylor (bass) 2021
    • Mark Hall (drums) 2020
    • Sean Veale (bass) 2005 - 2006, 2017 - 2020
    • Marco Alvarez (drums) 1995 - 1998, 2006 - 2013
    • Diego Silva (guitar) 2006 - 2013
    • Michael Demov (guitar) 2005 - 2006
    • Bryn Morrow (drums) 2005 - 2006
    • Zoran Mrakic (bass) 1995 - 2005
    • Doug Dalton (guitar) 2004 - 2005
    • Mick McCartney (drums) 2003 - 2005
    • Nawar Dalati (guitar) 2000, 2003
    • Steve Moore (drums) 2002 - 2003
    • Vladimir Troussov (drums) 2000 - 2002
    • Steve Govic (drums) 1999
    • Grahame Goode (drums) 1998 - 1999
    • Joe Orlic (guitar) 1998 - 2000
    • Leif Gregory (guitar) 1995 - 1998 (d. 21.12.16)
    • Mars (guitar) 1994 - 1995




Sydney, NSW 1995

Band information

Dark Order is a Sydney thrash band. Formed in 1992 around the core of Raul Alvarez and Zoran Mrakic as Vanadium, the current name was taken in 1995 after a dispute with a Perth band. The first solid line-up featured Raul and Marco Alvarez, Mrakic and guitarist Leif Gregory and lasted until 1997 when Gregory was fired in place of Joe Orlic. 5000 Years of Violence followed soon after. Marco Alvarez left the band in late 1998 and was replaced temporarily by Graham Goode (Automation), then by Steve Govic in mid-1999, although his stay was short and by October Dark Order was again without a drummer and lead guitarist.

Nawar Dalati and Vladimir Troussov joined Dark Order in mid-2000 but Dalati's stay was also short and he eventually joined Supremacy. By late 2002, the band was down to Alvarez and Mrakic with Steve Moore from Dungeon filling in on drums. Despite this, Dark Order pressed on with their second album (with Lord Tim from Dungeon providing some guitar parts) and supported Destruction in November 2002. In April 2003, Dalati rejoined the band but left again shortly before Mick McCartney joined as Dark Order's first permanent drummer in several years. Ex-Suiciety and Grungeon guitarist Doug Dalton joined Dark Order in mid-2004. This line-up was short-lived as Mrakic, McCartney and Dalton all left Dark Order in February 2005 to form a new band called Killrazer.

Late in 2005, Dark Order announced a new line-up featuring Michael Demov from Black Reign plus Bryn Morrow and Sean Veale. By mid-2006 however, Marco Alvarez had rejoined in place of Morrow and Demov was replaced by Diego Silva. The Violence Continuum was re-released as a dual-sided CD/DVD in mid-2006 featuring video clips and reworked cover art. Their third album Cold War of the Condor - a concept album based around the brutal reign of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet - was released in mid 2010. The Alvarez, Alvarez, Veale, Silva line-up of Dark Order proved to be the band's most enduring, until both Marco and Diego left in 2013. Since then Dark Order has continued to exist with varying personnel, always led by Raul Alvarez who has remained the only permanent fixture.



1998 5000 Years of Violence Oracle
2002 The Violence Continuum Something for Now
2010 Cold War of the Condor Battlegod