From: Washington, D.C, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Darkest Hour Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Darkest Hour.
Darkest Hour rose to the top of metal popularity through years of hard work touring, making album after album, and involving fans in many aspects of the music. And the rewards have been sweet, including a long tour with the illustrious Machine Head. I caught up with guitarist Mike Schleibaum before their show in New Orleans, LA, and before they did sneak away for a popular local beverage to talk about line-up changes, new songs, and Theremins. A transcription follows the video. More...
Formed in 1995, Darkest Hour is a melodic death metal / metalcore band from Washington, D.C.. In 1996, on Death Trunk Records, the band released its first EP titled "The Misanthrope." Then in 1999, on label Art Monk Construction, they released another EP, "The Prophecy Fulfilled." Since then, the band has gone through many lineup and label changes, solidifying the band and their sound. Darkest Hour was able to garner enough exposure to catch the attention of Victory Records. Their Victory debut, "So Sedated, So Secure," was released in 2001 and since then released four more albums on Victory. 2008 saw the addition of guitarist, Mike "Lonestar" Carrigan. With Lonestar officially on board the band is heading back into the studio to write and record with Producer Brian McTernan of Baltimore's Salad Days Studio, and in 2009 released "The Eternal Return." Roya Butler sat down with Mike Schleibaum, Darkest Hour guitarist, to talk about the 2009 Summer Slaughter Tour, and co-guitarist "Lonestar's" antics, including throwing human feces on cops. More...