Sick of how the industry was focused on style over substance and the lack of teeth in rock music as of late, Ian McLean began writing music for a new project. Writing and arranging all the music, vocals and lyrics himself before even having a full band, he booked studio time with Trevor Reilly and Mike Supina of A Wilhelm Scream at Black and Blue Studios in New Bedford, MA. He quit his job and enlisted two of his friends, Jay Giacamazzo (bass) and Alex Bochetto (drums), to play on the recording. Combining various influences from metal to R&B, Darkhorse brings a visceral sound that combines aggressive textured music with meaningful, dark lyrics and intense melodic vocals. The end result is their debut album, The Engineer. Darkhorse is aimed to leave their mark.