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Listening to “DEMON(S)” right now from DARKEST HOUR as I write this and thinking fondly of how this band has kept going and always deliver bangers passionately and reliably. Truly one of the modern underground acts that deserves more credit for carrying the torch for a long time.

Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, metalcore pioneers DARKEST HOUR have just announced a special livestream event to benefit their favorite local venue during these unprecedented times.

To aid their good friends at the Black Cat in the band’s hometown of Washington DC, DARKEST HOUR is proud to announce a worldwide live streaming event to be held on September 26th, 2020 via All the profits of this event will go to the Black Cat Employee fund. 

The band writes, “We have been spending a lot of time thinking of our family, friends, and colleagues who are all struggling to find a way through these trying times. The Black Cat has been a constant refuge for us over the years and so it feels right to our best to give back now. We need art, we need music, and we will need a place to all come together eventually to heal form all of this. We want those of our friends who work in the music/art/live events industry to know that we see you, we are here for you, and most of all that you are not alone.
We will be rolling out a special digital merchandise store, and some other surprises so follow along on our social media as we reveal more details. Happy to do our part to support the fund and give back to a community and club that has given so much to us.
Thanks so much in advance for helping get the word out. Just trying to get creative, stay active, give back, all while we try and write the best album of our lives!”
Purchase your presale ticket HERE, or feel free to donate anytime HERE.

Stay tuned for further updates on DARKEST HOUR as they continue to write their new album for release through Southern Lord in 2021.

Produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge), DARKEST HOUR‘s eleventh LP Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora continues to solidify the band’s legacy as a major metal powerhouse. Raw, complex, melodic, yet cutting with razor blade precision, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora is a fierce album which shows the long-running band as lethal and ravenous as ever.

Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora is available on CD, LP, picture disc LP, digital via Southern Lord, including a brand-new pressing on purple vinyl limited to 300 copies. Find options at the label’s webstore HERE, Bandcamp HERE, and through all digital providers.

In other news, DARKEST HOUR recently launched an official fan club via Patreon as part of their 25th anniversary. Here, fans can choose their desired tier to access lots of band content; some of it never before accessible, some of it so old it has been lost to the black hole of the Internet, and some of it totally brand new and exclusive. Check it out RIGHT HERE.
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DARKEST HOUR are one of the true believer standouts of metalcore who have weathered many storms, never got super huge but always put up a good fight, delivering album after great fucking album about society hanging on by tattered threads. A nine city co-headling West Coast tour with Unearth is coming up along with the European celebration of band’s 25th anniversary celebration (including dates with fucking Bloodlet, aghh!) – so much riffjoicing is in order. Sick poster by my friend Chris for the West Coast tour, I might add.

Offers DARKEST HOUR, “2019, we are not done with you yet. Just added some shows on the West Coast with our dudes in Unearth! We have seen all the amazing feedback from you all, and we have listened. Both bands will be playing FULL headlining, rip’n, face melting sets. We have had a ton of fun all over the world with Unearth and we are stoked to slide these dates in before the end of the year. We have some huge things in store for 2020 but if you live in these cities come out and party like its 1999 with us and Unearth!”

A month later, DARKEST HOUR will kick off 2020 with a return to Europe for a sixteen-city special 25th anniversary tour, where they’ll be joined by special guests Fallujah, Bloodlet, Une Misere, and Lowest Creature.

The band comments, “It is with extreme excitement that we announce what we hope to be one of many tour’s next year celebrating our 25th anniversary! Over these past twenty-five years we have toured with both new and established bands and have always worked hard to make our tour packages diverse and interesting. This tour is in keeping with that tradition. Fallujah is ripping progressive death metal who have had our attention for a while, can’t wait to see these riffs live. Bloodlet is a very special band to us. One of our early influences, it is EASY to say we would not be a band (or at least not the same band) without their influence. We grew up going to their shows and it’s a joy to be able to share the stage with them. We got to see Une Misere play this summer and were impressed, insanely heavy, Icelandic mosh of the highest form. Lowest Creature is a killer blend of classic metal elements we all love translated with a new and distinctly Swedish twist. Oh, and you know we will have a few surprises planned for this set special 25th anniversary set. See you in the pit!”

Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora is available on CD, black vinyl LP, picture disc LP, and all digital platforms via Southern Lord; find ordering options at the label’s webstore HERE, via Bandcamp HERE, and through all digital providers.

Dates BELOW.


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Darkest Hour announce tour w/ Unearth & The Agony Scene

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 1:04 PM (PST)

D.C. metallers Darkest Hour have announced the Canadian winter leg of their tour with Unearth and The Agony Scene.

The tour, dubbed the “Death to False Metalcore Tour” will start at the end of January and run through April first. The leg with Unearth and The Agony Scene runs seven shows from January 31 to February 8.

Darkest Hour are touring in support of their album Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, released in 2017.

Check out a full list of tour dates here.

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Darkest Hour to release new album this summer

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 5:15 PM (PST)


Never ones to dissapoint, the lads in Darkest Hour have continued to deliver socially relevant and sonically consistent, monster album after monster album since day one. It is music that gives you hope and relief that someone is paying attention out there to what matters.

This August 5th the band will release their first Sumerian release, a sign that the label’s scooping up of an established and respected band like Dillinger was no fluke. I am very excited to hear the whole album based on the new teaser video, which you can hear below.

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Killswitch Engage announce North American headlining summer tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 3:51 PM (PST)

Killswitch Engage Massachusetts metalcore masters Killswitch Engage have announced a North American headlining summer tour.

Killswitch Engage will be supported on this tour by Miss May I, Darkest Hour, The Word Alive and Affiance.

Killswitch Engage will be touring in support of their album Disarm the Descent.

Check out the tour dates as well as the video for ‘In Due Time’ here.

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Wacken Open Air Exclusive: Interview with John Henry of Darkest Hour

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 7:25 AM (PST)

So it’s no secret that a couple of us here at Metal Riot were able to visit the biggest and best metal festival in the world recently.  Yes, I’m talking about Wacken Open Air silly.  Well, while we were there we got to spend a little time with John Henry (not the steel driving man) the lead singer of the one and only Darkest Hour.  We brought him a little whiskey and he was kind enough to sit down for a super candid interview.  So if you ever wanted to talk shit (literally) with the man himself here is your chance to see what it would be like.  So please click right here to read on, and enjoy yourself.

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Video: Darkest Hour debuts – “Severed into Separates”

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 9:35 AM (PST)

Darkest HourD.C. metal band Darkest Hour have debuted the music video “Severed into Separates” off their new album The Human Romance released earlier this year via E1 Entertainment. The Human Romance is a follow up to the bands 2009 release The Eternal Return. video was filmed by Mihaszna Films and you can see it here.

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Washington D.C. melodic death metallers, Darkest Hour, have released a music video for their song “Your Everyday Disaster” off their current release “The Human Romance.”

To check out the video click here.

The band’s newest album was released in February 2011 through E1 Entertainment.


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Darkest Hour shows off “Eighth Plague” Europeon Tour teaser

Posted by jessepac on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 11:33 AM (PST)

Darkest Hour will be soon back in Europe so make sure to catch them live on the Eighth Plague tour with Machine Head, Bring Me The Horizon & Devildriver. To entice you even further, the DH guys have made a quick video breaking down the bands playing on this trek.

Click here for the video and tour dates!

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New Video: Darkest Hour – “Love As A Weapon”

Posted by NichTheHair on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 1:28 PM (PST)

Taken from their latest release, Washington D.C. melodic death metallers Darkest Hour let it all out in this destructive video. “Love As A Weapon” was shot outside D.C. and also blends eerie footage of violent natural disasters, wild predators feeding, and worst of all, the savagery of humanity. The imagery reflects the lyric “A battleground that you adore/A heavy heart in a savage world.”

“The Human Romance” is available now from E1.

Click here for the video.

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Knoxville Death Metal act Whitechapel, Tampa death metallers Six Feet Under,  and Washington based Melodic Death Metal band Darkest Hour have all been confirmed for this summer’s “The Summer Slaughter Tour.” The tour dates are set to be released on April 2011, but you can count on the tour hitting most of North America.

Aside from those other bands, Dying Fetus, The Black Dahlia Murder, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, and Fleshgod Apocalypse have also been confirmed.

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Darkest Hour streaming entire new album “The Human Romance”

Posted by Josh on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 3:09 PM (PST)

Darkest HourWashington based Melodic Death Metal band Darkest Hour are streaming their entire new album “The Human Romance” on their Myspace Page. The album will officially be released through E1 Entertainment on February 22nd and on March 7th through Century Media Records in Europe.

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New Music: Darkest Hour – “Love As A Weapon”

Posted by Tommy on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 11:58 AM (PST)

DC melodic deathcore band Darkest Hour have released a new song titled “Love As A Weapon” on Facebook. All you have to do is “like” the page. The song can be found on the band’s upcoming album “The Human Romance” scheduled for a February 22 release on E1 Music.

Their latest release “The Eternal Return” was released on Victory Records on June 23rd.

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Atticus Metal Tour 3 dates

Posted by NichTheHair on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 11:44 AM (PST)

Well cretins, 28 lucky cities will be visited in the night by the third installment of a darkly phantasmagoric tour known as the Atticus Metal Tour. The haunting begins February 25th and bumps through the nights until closing March 27th.  Darkest Hour, Born of Osiris, As Blood Runs Black, and The Human Abstract are the constant performers, but special guests vary from date to date. Glory be to the ones who attend for alas, my city is not on the tour. Roadtrip!

Click here for a list of tour dates.

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New Song: Darkest Hour – “Savor The Kill”

Posted by Tommy on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 12:01 PM (PST)

DC melodic deathcore band Darkest Hour have released a new song titled “Savor The Kill” on AOL’s noisecreep. The song can be found on the band’s upcoming album “The Human Romance”  scheduled for a February 22 release on E1 Music.

Their latest release “The Eternal Return” was released on Victory Records on June 23rd.

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