Darkest Hour @ The Underworld, London, United Kingdom
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DARKEST HOUR have helped defined the New Wave of American Metal sound as one of the pioneers of modern metal/core. A sound that gave the metal and hardcore/punk world the revitalization it surely needed. This style blended the raw, hardcore punk of the 80s, with the Scandinavian death metal of the 90s and forged a sound that would later become the template for modern metal.
Since their inception 21 years ago, Darkest Hour has released 8 studio full lengths (via 11 different record labels), appeared in major motion pictures and US television shows, video games, and have toured the world extensively covering 6 of the 7 continents.
While many of their contemporaries have decided to hang it up, Darkest Hour is still charging ahead with invigorated spirit. In 2016, the same rabid fan base that helped propel the band into the national spotlight, pushed them to reach another milestone by helping the band crowd fund over $70,000.00.
Taking a page from their Washington DC, DIY predecessors, the band has decided to go at it alone on their 9th studio album. 2017 will see the release of said album, and the world tour that will follow. This 9th studio album produced by underground legend Kurt Ballou (Coverge), at his Godcity complex, is destined to be a Metalcore classic.
Drawing from the bands 21 years’ experience, this album is set to solidify Darkest Hour’s legacy as a metal power house. Raw as all hell, musically complex, melodic, yet cutting with razor blade precision, this new Darkest Hour is even more fierce and hungry for blood.
Make sure to catch the band on tour. After all, being able to share the stage with bands that are much younger is not only a testament to the bands longevity, but is also a nod to the timelessness of the music they have created.
These OGs are more than happy to share the stage with Parkway Drive next spring. After all, new music, new friends, and new adventures are what these metal Nomads seek. So pack some ear plugs, see you in the pit!
- • Darkest Hour
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