"some music was meant to stay underground..."

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.

Displaying records 21 - 40 of 201 1 2 3 4 ... 10 11 Last

Report

Machine Head In Its Prime At The Palladium

September 29, 2007. The date of Machine Head’s gig at Montreal’s late and lamented Le Medley, holding the distinction of the most claustrophobic and brutally violent metal show I’ve ever attended. Now a few years older and wiser – and with a job to do – I had little intention of getting physical on February 4, 2012, but what this date of “The Eighth Plague” tour would surely lack in danger to my person, I expected it to make up enormously in scale, scope, and overall grandeur. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

A Cancerous Affair Posts Intro Video

The newly formed act A Cancerous Affair has posted an introduction video clip online, which can be viewed below. A Cancerous Affair is:

Kris Norris + Ryan Parrish (Darkest Hour)
Kristen Randall (Winds of Plague)
Dave Sheldon (Annihilator)
Pat Kavanaugh (Still with Threat Signal)

0 Comments - Discuss

Report

Machine Head At the House of Blues

Machine Head was the first show that I actually bothered to pay money for since seeing Behemoth two years ago. “Unto the Locust” is an amazing album and I've never seen Machine Head headline a show. I caught them opening when they were touring with Metallica back in 2009 and they impressed me enough to get me to buy a shirt. Naturally, I was upset to see that they weren’t headlining for another two years and I wasn’t going to pass up this great opportunity. More...

Read more...  |  12 Comments - Discuss

Iron Reagan Streaming New Demo

Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, No Friends), LandPhil Hall (Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse), Ryan Parish (Darkest Hour, Suppression, City of Caterpillar) and Paul Burnette (Darkest Hour, Crack Head) have formed a new band titled Iron Reagan.

Iron Reagan has just released a free 4 song demo available through bandcamp. Check out the songs from the release below. The demo was recorded in Richmond, Virginia by Landphil and Mastered by Mammoth Sound.

The band will also be playing its first show this Sunday in Richmond, VA at Strange Matter with Weekend Nacho's, Full of Hell and others. Visit this location. for more details on the show. More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

Machine Head Posts Tour Commercial

Oakland, CA's Machine Head has released a brand new North American tour commercial in preparation for the band's upcoming headlining run with Suicide Silence and Darkest Hour. You can view the tour commercial below.

The tour kicks off on January 15th in Denver, CO and will run through the U.S. for the remainder of the month, coming to a close on February 18th in the band’s hometown area of San Francisco, CA. See below for all current tour dates.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

Read more...  |  5 Comments - Discuss

Amon Amarth To Headline Summer Breeze

The Summer Breeze festival organizers have issued the following announcement about confirming Amon Amarth as a headliner for the festival's 2012 edition:

"Behind the 24th door of our Advent Calendar there's none other than our favourite vikings AMON AMARTH, who are now confirmed as the second headliner for the 15th SUMMER BREEZE Open Air beside Subway To Sally.

"It's almost incredible the way our Swedish friends have enjoyed a continued rise to the top of the scene. Top-ten chart entries, headliner slots on all major festivals, sold-out tours, enthusiastic fans everywhere – by now Mr Johan Hegg and Co. have become real stars, but they still have their feet firmly planted on the ground, because they haven't forgotten where they started. And that's why they like to return to those places, one of them definitely being SUMMER BREEZE!

"What, it's Christmas already?!? How time flies. Our SUMMER BREEZE Advent Calendar had only just begun, and now it's all over again. We hope we were able to fulfill your wishes and expectations, and perhaps even surprise you with one or two of the confirmed bands.

"Here's a final overview of our Advent Calendar, which has been making you company for the last 24 days: More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Darkest Hour Posts Year In Review Video

Darkest Hour, which recently parted ways with the band's drummer, has now posted a year in review recap video. Check out the clip after the jump. The band also had this to say:

"Thanks to all of you out there who have helped keep the dream alive in 2011. We covered so much ground and there is still so much more to go. But, for now, a time to give thanks to you all! With out you, we are lost…much love from the DH! Enjoy what’s left of 2011!" More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Darkest Hour Splits With Drummer

Darkest Hour has issued the following announcement about splitting with drummer Ryan Parrish:

"Yes it is true, Darkest Hour has parted ways with drummer Ryan Parrish. We wish him well (you will seem him rocking in many projects no doubt please check them out, they will all rip!)

"For now his duties have been filled by drummer Timothy Java (Dead to Fall). Tim did an amazing job on our recent European tour with Machine Head.

"As for the future that’s open for discussion - no permanent decisions have been made in any way.

"Live to Trash, Thrash to Live."

For more details on Darkest Hour and to check out the band's music, head over to the group's official Facebook profile.

0 Comments - Discuss

Machine Head Announces North American Tour Dates

American heavy metal veterans Machine Head have announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of North America in January, in support of their seventh studio album, "Unto The Locust." Joining them on the trek will be Suicide Silence, Darkest Hour and Rise To Remain.

The tour dates are as follows:

January 15 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
January 17 - Sauget, IL - Pop’s
January 19 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
January 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave Ballroom
January 21 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
January 22 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
January 24 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
January 26 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
January 27 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
January 28 - Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
January 29 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
January 31 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
February 1 - Baltimore, MD - Ram’s Head Live
February 2 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
February 3 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theatre
February 4 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
February 6 - Norfolk, VA - NorVA Theatre
February 7 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
February 8 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
February 10 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
February 11 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
February 12 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
February 13 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
February 15 - Farmington, NM - Top Deck
February 16 - Tuscon, AZ - Rialto Theatre
February 17 - Hollywood, CA - Avalon
February 18 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield

32 Comments - Discuss

Darkest Hour Posts New Tour Trailer

Darkest Hour has posted another teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming European tour with Devildriver, Machine Head, and Bring Me the Horizon. You can check out the trailer below, or find Darkest Hour's recently posted music video for "Your Everyday Disaster" at this location.

Dates for the tour are as follows: More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Darkest Hour Posts New Music Video

U.S. melodic death metal band Darkest Hour premiered its new video for the song "Your Everyday Disaster" on Metal Hammer Germany's website. The song appears on the band's latest effort "The Human Romance" released earlier this February.

Check out the video here:

0 Comments - Discuss

Darkest Hour Posts "Eighth Plague" Tour Teaser

Darkest Hour will be soon back in Europe on the Eighth Plague tour with Machine Head, Bring Me The Horizon, and Devildriver. The band has now posted another teaser clip online for the tour, which can be viewed below.

Dates are as follows:

Nov. 01 - Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
Nov. 03 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Arenan
Nov. 05 - Tampere, Finland @ Sorsapuistosali
Nov. 06 - Helsinki, Finland @ The Circus
Nov. 08 - Fredriksberg, Denmark @ KB Hallen
Nov. 09 - Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit 36
Nov. 10 - Dresden, Germany @ Alter Schlachthof
Nov. 12 - Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
Nov. 13 - Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
Nov. 17 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum
Nov. 18 - Oporto, Portugal @Coliseum
Nov. 21 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Volkshaus
Nov. 23 - Paris, France @ Zenith
Nov. 24 - Neu-Isenburg, Germany @ Hugenottenhalle
Nov. 25 - Munich, Germany @ Kesselhaus
Nov. 26 - Ludwigsburg, Germany @ Arena
Nov. 28 - Eindhoven, Holland @ Klokgebouw
Nov. 29 - Brussels, Belgium @ Vorst Nationaal
Nov. 30 - Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle
Dec. 03 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Dec. 04 - Birmingham, UK @ National Indoor Arena
Dec. 05 - Glasgow, UK @ Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
Dec. 06 - Manchester, UK @ Central

0 Comments - Discuss

Darkest Hour Posts Tour Trailer

Darkest Hour has posted a new tour trailer online for the band's upcoming tour with Machine Head, Bring Me The Horizon, and DevilDriver. You can check out the trailer below.

Dates are as follows:

Nov. 01 - Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
Nov. 03 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Arenan
Nov. 05 - Tampere, Finland @ Sorsapuistosali
Nov. 06 - Helsinki, Finland @ The Circus
Nov. 08 - Fredriksberg, Denmark @ KB Hallen
Nov. 09 - Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit 36
Nov. 10 - Dresden, Germany @ Alter Schlachthof
Nov. 12 - Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
Nov. 13 - Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
Nov. 17 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum
Nov. 18 - Oporto, Portugal @Coliseum
Nov. 21 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Volkshaus
Nov. 23 - Paris, France @ Zenith
Nov. 24 - Neu-Isenburg, Germany @ Hugenottenhalle
Nov. 25 - Munich, Germany @ Kesselhaus
Nov. 26 - Ludwigsburg, Germany @ Arena
Nov. 28 - Eindhoven, Holland @ Klokgebouw
Nov. 29 - Brussels, Belgium @ Vorst Nationaal
Nov. 30 - Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle
Dec. 03 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Dec. 04 - Birmingham, UK @ National Indoor Arena
Dec. 05 - Glasgow, UK @ Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
Dec. 06 - Manchester, UK @ Central

1 Comment - Discuss

Summer Slaughter Bands Talk Future Of Metal

Metal Injection has posted a video clip online of Summer Slaughter bands discussing the future of extreme metal, which can be viewed below. Metal Injection also commented:

"We asked bands on the 2011 Summer Slaughter festival what they think the future of extreme music will be. Some of the answers will surprise you. See how members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, Dying Fetus, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Oceano, As Blood Runs Black, and Within the Ruins respond. More SS clips coming soon."


Click Here To Watch The Video

2 Comments - Discuss

Summer Slaughter Bands Talk Best Part Of Tour

Metalinjection.net asked bands on the 2011 Summer Slaughter festival to talk about the best part of the tour. Check out the clip below to see how members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, Dying Fetus, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Oceano, As Blood Runs Black, and Within the Ruins responded.


Click Here To Watch The Video

0 Comments - Discuss

Report

Summer Slaughter at Chicago's House of Blues

The House of Blues once again had issues with their guest list coming in too late. And of course that meant that I missed the first three acts and therefore have absolutely nothing to say about Within the Ruins, Fleshgod Apocalypse or As Blood Runs Black. Despite me giving an otherwise positive review to the new Fleshgod Apocalypse album, I had to wait in the front foyer while they played.

Thankfully, I was able to get into the venue by the time that Oceano began playing. Even though I hate ripping on hometown bands, Adam Warren sounded like he was choking on something throughout the entire set. Outside of their vocalist sounding hoarse the entire time, there was nothing remarkable about Oceano. They're yet another generic deathcore band that does nothing to stand out. I seriously can’t tell the difference between them and about twenty other deathcore bands that I've heard.

After Oceano finished playing, I was thankfully treated to Powerglove, a video game music cover band. I'll be the first guy to admit that I'm a complete and utter nerd and I've been a gamer since the Sega Genesis, so I naturally loved this band. And given that there is a TON of video game music that needs a metal remix, I'm hoping to see Powerglove have a long and prosperous career. (They still need to cover Grabbag from Duke Nukem 3D.)

And even for non-gamers out there, Powerglove put on a VERY good show. Between having a contest to bring the band the head of a stuffed animal and tossing blow-up swords into the audience, they were clearly one of the best band's there in terms of sheer theatricality. I'm really looking forward to seeing this band do a longer set in the future. More...

Read more...  |  5 Comments - Discuss

Darkest Hour Posts New Music Video Online

American metal outfit Darkest Hour has posted their new music video online for the song, "Love As A Weapon," which appears on the group's most recent studio album, "The Human Romance." You can check it out below. The video was shot overlooking the band's hometown of Washington D.C and was directed by Scott Hansen. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

GWAR-B-Q Lineup Announced

Metal Blade Records and Slave Pit Inc. are once again teaming up to put on the wildest party of this or any other summer…the 2011 GWAR B-Q is on for September 17th at Hadad's Water Park, featuring two full stages of rock before the final, climactic performance from the mighty GWAR. And this will be no ordinary GWAR set (if such a thing could exist…) as original GWAR bass player Mike Bishop (the first Beefcake the Mighty) will join the band for a very special set of songs from the "Scumdogs" era, before turning over the stage to the latest incarnation of the universes most dangerous band!.

"After slacking off for easily four or five minutes, the slaves of GWAR are back at it, laboring ceaselessly to satisfy our muddied desire and provide you with the sick shit you crave," said crass uber-thing Oderus Urungus. "Everyone is ordered to attend the GWAR B-Q and pay homage to their undead overlords of necrotic filth, US, the mighty GWAR, and maybe even join us for a yummy grilled baby-ass."

Main Stage
GWAR
Darkest Hour
Kepone
Mensrea
DBX
Groundscore

Second Stage
Battle Master
White Cross
The Occultist
Bloody Crackdown

In addition to all the great music, there will be BBQ cook-offs, the return of The Spew-O-Lympic's and American A-hole competitions, a jousting exhibition from the Cutthroats Bike Gang, a Bloody T-Shirt contest and of course, all the fun that Hadad's Lake offers. Tickets are available here.

2 Comments - Discuss

Darkest Hour Comments On Instrumental Album

Washington, D.C.'s Darkest Hour has released an entirely instrumental version of the band's latest record "The Human Romance" via iTunes. Guitarist Mike Schleibaum commented on the release:

"Attention geeks, shredders, stem junkies and Karaoke fanatics. We're very stoked to offer you the instrumental version of The Human Romance. Feel free to download away and enjoy. If you haven't had a chance to pick up the record then by all means start with the version that has our very own John Henry singing on it. After all it ain't the DH with out the JH. These instrumentals will take you on one hell of an epic sonic journey so pick em both up, learn these words and scream your ass off with us at the shows!"

You can preview the tracks by heading over to this location.

Darkest Hour will also be on the Summer Slaughter tour alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Six Feet Under, and Dying Fetus. Dates are as follows:

7/22 Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
7/23 Anaheim, CA - The Grove
7/25 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
7/26 Seattle, WA - King Cat Theater
7/27 Boise, ID - In The Venue
7/28 Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
7/29 San Francisco, CA - The Filmore
7/30 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
7/31 Scottsdale, AZ - The Venue Scottsdale
8/2 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
8/4 Louisville, KY - Expo Five
8/5 Detroit, MI - St Andrews
8/6 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
8/7 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
8/8 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
8/9 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
8/10 Montreal, QC - Olympia
8/11 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
8/12 Worcester, MA - Palladium
8/13 Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts
8/14 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
8/16 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
8/17 Ft Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
8/19 Houston, TX - House of Blues
8/20 San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
8/21 Dallas, TX - House of Blues

0 Comments - Discuss

Darkest Hour Posts Behind-The-Scenes Footage

American metalcore act Darkest Hour has posted some new behind-the-scenes footage from its recent "Legacy" tour. The video features the band visiting the Fender and Dean warehouses as well as partying backstage with members of Revocation, Veil of Maya, and Periphery. You can check out the footage by using the player located below.

0 Comments - Discuss

Displaying records 21 - 40 of 201 1 2 3 4 ... 10 11 Last