Washington, DC metalcore pioneers DARKEST HOUR recently wrapped up a co-headlining West Coast tour with Unearth . The festivities began in Seattle, with shows in Portland, Orangevale, Los Angeles, San Diego, Scottsdale, Las Vegas, Grand Junction, and ending in Denver December 15th. Continue reading
Mike & Aaron of Darkest Hour share their thoughts on crowdfunding backers, working with all of their different record producers and the positives of working with Victory Records with Iron Serbian of Capital Chaos TV during their most recent Sacramento stop @ Starlite Lounge.
Darkest Hour, who recently announced the March 10 release of their ninth album, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora (via Southern Lord Recordings), share a second song from the 12-track album, streaming “Timeless Numbers”.
“This song, like ‘Knife in the Safe Room’, has a dual meaning,” explains Darkest Hour guitar player Mike Schleibaum. “The first is the continuation of the story line that permeates the album. In this track we see our main character struggle with the inherit history of the culture he/she was brought up in and the realization that it was always in our nature to divide and consume ourselves.
In simpler terms, it is a reflection on the drain of modern life and the subsequent division / internal destruction that this life seems to always lead humanity towards. As we travel the world, we have seen how no matter where you are, humans divide themselves. We interact with immigration policies, boarders and barriers that are cultural, economic, and political everyday that we are on tour. While traveling the world we have done our best to spread a message of anti-nationalism, unilateral respect for humans of all forms, and lastly the basic idea that music/art is more powerful and more eternal then religion, nation states, or even TECHNOLOGY!”
Darkest Hour stream the first new music from the band’s forthcoming album, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora (March 10, Southern Lord Recordings), with Metal Sucks debuting the song “Knife in the Safe Room”
Pre-orders for the 12-song album are available now with physical bundles available via Southern Lord’s webstore (http://southernlord.com/bands/view/darkest-hour) and digital downloads, which include a download of “Knife in the Safe Room,” available via Bandcamp (https://darkesthoursl.bandcamp.com/), iTunes (http://apple.co/2hpwKmE) and Apple Music (http://apple.co/2hSRIqX)