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Darkest Hour

Formed: 1996
From: Washington, D.C, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Darkest Hour News

Below is our complete Darkest Hour news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Machine Head Announces New Tour Dates

The Bay Area metal titans in Machine Head have announced more dates for their European headlining tour in November & December 2014.

The band also revealed the support bands that will accompany the tour: label mates Devil You Know (featuring Howard Jones, Francesco Artusato, John Sankey, Ryan Wombacher, and Roy Lev-Ari) and U.S. melodic death/metalcore act Darkest Hour.

Machine Head will also release new album "Bloodstone & Diamonds" this coming Fall. Get full details at this location, and see the band live on these dates: More...

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Darkest Hour Streaming "Lunar Divide"

Darkest Hour is currently streaming the digital bonus track "Lunar Divide" online, which can be heard below and comes off the band's new self-titled album. The track listing is as followS:

1. Wasteland (streaming here)
2. Rapture In Exile
3. The Misery We Make (watch the music video)
4. Infinite Eyes
5. Futurist
6. The Great Oppressor
7. Anti-Axis
8. By The Starlight
9. Lost For Life
10. The Goddess Figure
11. Lunar Divide
12. Beneath The Blackening Sky
13. Surrealist
14. Hypatia Rising
15. Departure More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 26

This week on the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) reintroduces our ticket giveaway for Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

After the success of our DevilDriver giveaway in June, we’re inviting South Florida residents (or any able/willing to attend) to see The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence, Chelsea Grin, and Alterbeast on Monday, October 13th. If interested, email podcast@metalunderground.com with subject heading “Black Dahlia Murder,” and submit your full name matching your ID.

Even if you can’t make it, lend us a hand and share our giveaway far and wide on social media; the more popular it gets, the more we can spread this experiment nationwide and to a venue near you.

Next, co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) weighs in with a rather prickly and pessimistic insight on the longterm effects of Internet culture on the music/metal scene, specifically the downsides (and there are always downsides).

The downloading issue has been talked to death, but Mike sees some mass psychological implications at work here as well, and they do not bode well for the future. His hypothesis: due to the increased platform the Web offers to egoistic, insecure, and often talent-starved amateurs, there will never again emerge a tremendously popular, universally loved rock ’n’ roll band, much less a metal band. Listen in to hear his full thoughts on the matter.

Finally, Kevin offers a detailed review of the new self-titled album from Darkest Hour, which boasts a new rhythm section and a potentially divisive new direction in style - although Kevin puts up a passionate and justified defense on the album’s behalf. Do you agree?

Listen in here, subscribe via iTunes and RSS, offer feedback if you’re so inclined, and enjoy!

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Darkest Hour Posts Rehearsal Footage

Darkest Hour's new self-titled album is out now, and the band has now posted rehearsal footage online for the song "Rapture In Exile," which can be seen below. Darkest Hour also comments:

"Do you have the new album yet! Well here is something special for you all. A little rehearsal video taken from when we were working on the album. We wrote this thing like a band and a family. 5 bad ass dudes doing there best to make a masterpiece! Pick up the album this week and help the dudes out!"

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Wasteland
2. Rapture In Exile
3. The Misery We Make (watch the video here)
4. Infinite Eyes
5. Futurist
6. The Great Oppressor
7. Anti-Axis
8. By The Starlight
9. Lost For Life
10. The Goddess Figure
11. Lunar Divide
12. Beneath The Blackening Sky
13. Surrealist
14. Hypatia Rising
15. Departure More...

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Darkest Hour Releases "The Misery We Make" Video

D.C. based melodic death metal act Darkest Hour released a new music video for the track "The Misery We Make." The song appears on the band's new album entitled "Darkest Hour," which drops today via Sumerian Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Wasteland
2. Rapture In Exile
3. The Misery We Make
4. Infinite Eyes
5. Futurist
6. The Great Oppressor
7. Anti-Axis
8. By The Starlight
9. Lost For Life
10. The Goddess Figure
11. Lunar Divide (Bonus Track)
12. Beneath The Blackening Sky
13. Surrealist (Bonus Track)
14. Hypatia Rising
15. Departure

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Darkest Hour Streaming "The Misery We Make"

After releasing live footage of the track "Rapture in Exile," Darkest Hour has now posted a new song from the band's upcoming self-titled album.

Check out "The Misery We Make" in the player below, and you can also pre-order the album right here. "Darkest Hour" is due out August 5th, 2014. The track listing is as follows:

1. Wasteland
2. Rapture In Exile
3. The Misery We Make
4. Infinite Eyes
5. Futurist
6. The Great Oppressor
7. Anti-Axis
8. By The Starlight
9. Lost For Life
10. The Goddess Figure
11. Lunar Divide (bonus track)
12. Beneath The Blackening Sky
13. Surrealist (bonus track)
14. Hypatia Rising
15. Departure

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Darkest Hour Reveals New Album Details

Darkest Hour's new album has now been revealed to be self-titled, despite the fact that all previous press releases stated it was titled "Fuck Waiting Around To Die."

The album is due out August 5th, 2014. Footage of a new song performed on Mayhem festival can be seen after the jump, and today the band reveals the full track listing below.

Mike Schleibaum (guitars) states: "Mayhem has been on sweaty, dirty, grimy, heavy metal summer camp. The party starts early every day and winds down when the buses fire up to roll on to the next city.

"We've been floored by the response to the new songs out here. Never have we had so much excitement around new material and every day we share these new songs for the first time with the Mayhem audiences. Of course we play some classic jams but you can't deny the energy, there is somethings special out here. So many awesome bands, we feel so lucky to share the stage with: Body Count, Suicide Silence, Veil of Maya, Upon a Burning Body, MIss May I, Korn, Trivium, etc..you get the idea. It's one big backstage party all day.

"The album is available now for pre-order on iTunes where you will receive an instant download of two songs at this location. My brothers and I have worked tirelessly for 2 plus years to bring forth this new installment to our discography, this album is FOR fans of heavy metal MADE BY fans of heavy metal!"

1. Wasteland
2. Rapture In Exile
3. The Misery We Make
4. Infinite Eyes
5. Futurist
6. The Great Oppressor
7. Anti-Axis
8. By The Starlight
9. Lost For Life
10. The Goddess Figure
11. Lunar Divide (bonus track)
12. Beneath The Blackening Sky
13. Surrealist (bonus track)
14. Hypatia Rising
15. Departure More...

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Darkest Hour Posts Live Footage Of New Song

Darkest Hour is performing all summer long on the Sumerian Records stage of the Mayhem Fest. If you have seen the band already on this tour, you may have noticed Darkest Hour playing another brand new song from an upcoming album coming August 5th, 2014.

Now you can hear the track "Rapture In Exile" with footage taken from the first day of Mayhem in San Bernardino, CA on July 5th. Check it out below. Pre-orders for the band's upcoming album can also be found at this location.

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Darkest Hour Streams New Track "Wasteland"

Washington D.C. band Darkest Hour is streaming the new track "Wasteland." The song is the first single for the upcoming new release "Fuck Waiting Around to Die," which is set for release on August 5th via Sumerian Records.

Check out "Wasteland" here:

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Darkest Hour Announces Album Release

Darkest Hour has released a teaser trailer online via a site called Fuck Waiting Around To Die indicating a new album is about to arrive on August 5th, 2014.

Check out the brief trailer below. It's not clear if "Fuck Waiting Around To Die" is the official title of the album or a single, but further details are sure to be forthcoming.

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Headline News

Mayhem Festival 2014 Lineup Revealed

The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival has now revealed the lineup for the 2014 tour, which kicks of July 5th and will feature four stages.

The lineup will feature: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Body Count Featuring ICE T, Miss May I, Emmure, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition, Veil Of Maya, Upon A Burning Body, Darkest Hour, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, King 810 and Erimha.

Dates are as follows:

July 05 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
July 06 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
July 09 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 11 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
July 14 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 15 Maryland Heights, MO Verizion Wireless Amphitheater
July 17 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 18 Milwaukee, WI Eagle's Ballroom ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK TASTE OF MAYHEM
July 19 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
July 23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Theatre
July 25 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 26 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
July 27 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
July 29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
July 30 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
August 01 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 02 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
August 03 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 05 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 07 Oklahoma City, OK OKC Downtown Airpark
August 09 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion More...

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NEM&HF Finalizes 2014 Lineup

The promoters of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, currently gearing up for the sixteenth consecutive annual run of the event this April, have finalized this year's lineup with the addition of Detroit party crew Wilson.

Additionally, three local bands won the recent Break Thru Music's Battle for Metal Fest competitions for a chance to perform at the event. This now adds Death Rattle to the Thursday lineup, Carnivora to Friday's, and Acius to the bill on Saturday.

This year's festival takes place from April 17th - 19th in Worcester, MA and ticket info is available right here. The finalized lineup is as follows:

Thursday - April 17, 2014
All That Remains
Bleeding Through
Broken Hope
Cop Problem
Darkest Hour
Death Rattle
Emmure
Enabler
Fallujah
Gideon
InDirections
Julius Seizure
Kublai Khan
Oceano
Rivers of Nihil
Scars of Tomorrow
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
Wilson
Years Since The Storm More...

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Darkest Hour Added To NEM&HF Lineup

The promoters of the New England Metal and Hardcore festival are proud to announce the addition of longtime U.S. metalcore dynamos Darkest Hour to the lineup for this year's festivities.

This Saturday, March 22nd will also mark the finals for this year's ongoing Break Thru Music Presents: Battle for Metal Fest competition, the action going down at two locations simultaneously. At the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut at 6pm, sets from finalists Physics of Demise, Vengeful Wake, Hollow, To Die a Legend and Dream of Scipio, We Are Nothing, Lightsbane, Rise And Resist, Imperium Mortis, Acius, Behold The Beginning and Victim Of Innocence.

Back at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts where the fest takes place, the battle will include performances from Chaos Machine, Hitlist, Onward, Begat The Nephilim, Rumors of Betrayal, Seeds Of Negligence, Along Came the Flood, Assault On The Living, Carnivora, Written In Stone, Death Rattle. The winners will of course take part in the assault on the Palladium at this year's event.

From Thursday, April 17th through Saturday the 19th over 75 bands will once again infiltrate Worcester's iconic Palladium Theatre for the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

1349, All Out War, All That Remains, Barrier, Battlecross, Behemoth, Bent Life, Black Crown Initiate, Bleeding Through, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifex, Colin Of Arabia, Cop Problem, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Darkest Hour, Discourse, Emmure, Enabler, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Gift Giver, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquistion, Julius Seizure, Kadavar, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Obey The Brave, Oceano, Ramallah, Reflections, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers of Nihil, Sabaton, Sam Black Church, Scars of Tomorrow, Silence The Messenger, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sylar, Texas In July, The Acacia Strain, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, The Mongoloids, Those Who Fear, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Unearth, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins, Years Since The Storm

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Darkest Hour Working On New Album

Darkest Hour, after recently completing a North American tour supporting Killswitch Engage, wasted no time getting back to work. Upon returning home, the band immediately headed to Oceanic Studios to record with producer Taylor Larson.

Michael Schleibaum (guitars) states: “When John Henry (vocals) and I started the band some 18 years ago we could have never imagined the sound would travel this far. The making of this record (dating back to January of 2012) was both a painful and joyful one and the end result has become something truly transcendent. John’s work with Taylor on the new demos has proven to be the best he's ever sounded and the introduction of the creative minds of both Travis Orbin (drums) and Aaron Deal (bass) have taken the songwriting someplace otherworldly. You can expect a massive evolution. The Killswitch tour couldn't have come at a better time for us creatively. It gave us the time and space to think about the album as a whole and really craft something special." More...

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Darkest Hour Signs With Sumerian

Darkest Hour has signed a worldwide deal with Sumerian Records and is hard at work on the band's much anticipated new full-length album.

Darkest Hour states: "To say that Sumerian Records and label owner Ash Avildsen are big supporters of this band would be a huge understatement. We have been proud to call Ash our friend since our early years and this friendship has flourished greatly since then via our relationship with his sister company, The Pantheon Booking Agency.

"When you start a band you dream that one day you can do what you love with great friends and family around you. Now it all seems to have come full circle. With the good people at Outerloop Management, Sumerian Records and the Pantheon Agency we finally feel right at home. Every aspect of the group is being handled by long-time trusted friends and is in reliable hands. This safe haven has given us the shelter we need to put together a life-changing new album. More...

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Killswitch Engage To Host Fan Chat Today

Roadrunner Records group Killswitch Engage is currently traversing the country on the “Disarm The Descent Tour,” accompanied by special guests Miss May I, Darkest Hour, The Word Alive and Affiance.

The tour lineup was originally to include As I Lay Dying, but the band dropped off the tour after front man Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife.

In celebration of the U.S. headline run Jesse Leach, front man of Killswitch Engage, will participate in a live YouTube chat today, Tuesday June 11th at 1:00PM ET. For the live chat Jesse will be joined by his tour mates: Levi Benton of Miss May I, John Henry of Darkest Hour, Telle Smith of The Word Alive, and Dennis Tvrdik of Affiance.

Killswitch Engage will be posting a link to the live chat on the band's official Facebook page once it is live at 1:00PM ET. Fans will then be able to join in on the live Q&A with all four vocalists and can leave questions for them in the comments section of the video post.

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As I Lay Dying Cancels Tour With Killswitch Engage

After Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly attempting to hire an undercover officer to murder his wife, the fate of the upcoming As I Lay Dying/Killswitch Engage tour was up in the air. As I Lay Dying has now issued the following announcement about officially canceling the run:

"In light of recent events, As I Lay Dying will unfortunately not be taking part in the upcoming tour with Killswitch Engage.

"Given the circumstances, we feel that it is best for the band to be off the road while the current situation gets sorted. We'd like to thank all of our fans for their ongoing support at this difficult time.

"-Jordan, Nick, Phil, and Josh."

Lambesis' bail was set at $3 million and he currently remains in custody. Further details on the case and footage from his arraignment can be found at this location.

Killswitch Engage will however be continuing on with the trek, bringing on different supporting groups. The band comments:

"Since As I Lay Dying has announced they will not be able to join us on this tour...we would like to welcome Darkest Hour, and The Word Alive on the Disarm the Descent 2013 U.S. TOUR! Please welcome both bands with open arms, ROCK!"

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Darkest Hour Recruits New Drummer

Darkest Hour has checked in with the following brief announcement about recruiting a new drummer: "Here it is... please welcome Travis Orbin to the band! More news on the new album but for now.... the future 5 align!"

Darkest Hour now consists of:

Mike Schleibaum - Guitar
John Henry - Vocals
Michael "Lonestar" Carrigan- Guitar
Aaron Deal - Bass
Travis Orbin - Drums

For more info on the band, head over to the Darkest Hour Facebook profile here.

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Darkest Hour Releases New Music Video

Darkest Hour has debuted a brand new music video for the single "Severed Into Separates" through MetalSucks.net The video was directed by Mihaszna Films and can be viewed at this location.

The band released latest record "The Human Romance" earlier this year with singles like "Love As A Weapon" and "The World Engulfed In Flames," as well as the music video for "Your Everyday Disaster."

The album's track listing is:

1. Terra Nocturnus
2. The World Engulfed In Flames
3. Savor The Kill
4. Man And Swine
5. Love As A Weapon
6. Your Everyday Disaster
7. Violent By Nature
8. Purgatory
9. Severed Into Separates
10. Wound
11. Terra Solaris
12. Beyond The Life You Know

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Darkest Hour Live Footage Available Online

Shots For Bands has posted an unofficial live video clip online of Darkest Hour performing the song "Violent By Nature," which can be viewed below.

The video includes footage of Darkest Hour playing at Basement 243 in Brisbane on May 4th, 2012. In related news, Darkest Hour recently parted ways with bassist Paul Burnette.

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