Darkest Hour Share Previously Unreleased Live Albums And More On Bandcamp

Darkest Hour have officially launched their own Bandcamp page. The group have already released several unreleased live albums and more through the site. So far, the account includes the following releases: “Live In Lockdown,“ “Undoing Ruin Live At The Black Cat,“ “The Mark Of The Judas,“ “The Covers Collection,“ “With Friends Like These” (single), “Darkest Hour” (1995 demo), “The Choir Of The Prophecy Fulfilled,“ and “Washington Capitols Fight Song Collection.” Guitarist Mike Schleibaum commented:

“It’s becoming increasingly clear that Bandcamp.com has made a major impact on music commerce and connecting band to fan direct sales, something we have always tried to foster. Since the inception of our band we have been self-releasing music, so in that spirit we launch our Bandcamp page with some of our more specialized releases all in one place. We are continually excited by the opportunities surrounding our band and look forward to creating yet another way to connect our music with the world!”

Darkest Hour Recruit Fallujah Guitarist Nico Santora For Upcoming Shows

Darkest Hour will be joined by Fallujah guitarist Nico Santora during their upcoming shows. He will be filling the void left by the band’s former guitarist Michael “Lonestar” Carrigan, who exited the group last year.

Darkest Hour commented:

“Longtime fan and friend of the band, Nico Santora will be joining us stage left on lead guitar for our shows this fall! Nico comes with a wealth of experience having held it down in bands like Suicidal Tendencies, The Faceless, Lillake and most recently with Fallujah.”

Santora added:

“I have been listening to DH since I started playing guitar, and I remember trying (and failing) to learn their songs when I was 16. The band has my utmost respect for withstanding the test of time and staying active for all these years, and I’m honored to jump into the fold and shred alongside them!”

Tour Dates:

09/22 Washington, DC – DC Brau (with Zealot R.I.P., etc.)
09/26 Birmingham, AL – Furnace Fest

Darkest Hour, Unearth, & Bat Fangs Announce Washington, DC Show

Darkest Hour, Unearth, and Bat Fangs will be performing at the Black Cat in Washington, DC on December 17. Tickets can be found HERE. As previously reported, Unearth and Darkest Hour will also be joining Shadows Fall during their reunion show at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on December 18.

Darkest Hour’s John Henry Shares Acoustic Performance Of “Enter Oblivion”

Darkest Hour’s John Henry has shared an acoustic performance of “Enter Oblivion.” That track appears on the band’s 2017 album, “Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora.“

[via The PRP]

Darkest Hour Premiere “Demon(s)” Live Video

Darkest Hour have premiered a new live video for their song “Demon(s).” The performance, which features Dreamshade‘s Fella Di Cicco, was recorded during the band’s September 26, 2020 virtual benefit concert for the Black Cat in Washington D.C. As previously reported, the group are planning to release that show as a new live set titled “Live In Lockdown – The Complete Collection.”

Darkest Hour Announce “Live In Lockdown – The Complete Collection”

Darkest Hour have announced a new live audio/video release titled “Live In Lockdown – The Complete Collection.” The effort was recorded during the band’s September 23, 2020 virtual benefit concert for the Black Cat in Washington D.C. and it will be available digitally and on limited edition vinyl in March/April.

“Live In Lockdown” Track Listing:

01. “Doomsayer (Or The Beginning Of The End)”
02. “Knife in the Safe Room”
03. “Demon(s)”
04. “These Fevered Times”
05. “For the Soul of the Savior”
06. “An Epitaph”
07. “The Sadist Nation”
08. “Tunguska”
09. “Enter Oblivion”
10. “Nazi Punks Fuck Off”
11. “With a Thousand Words to Say But One”
12. “Tranquil”

The band said the following about the release:

“Live in Lockdown is here, all you have to do is subscribe to our Patreon to reserve your copy today!

A copy of our live Digital, Video, and Vinyl record is included with your patron subscription. So get subscribed and get hooked up!

Filmed on September 23rd 2020 as a benefit for Washington D.C.’s legendary venue Black Cat, Darkest Hour invited guest guitarists Fred Ziomek (ex-Darkest Hour), Kris Norris (ex-Darkest Hour), Buz! McGrath (Unearth), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves / God Forbid), Fella Di Cicco (Dreamshade) and Mark Heylmun (Suicide Silence) to join them via satellite as the band performed 11 of their greatest hits (+ 1 cover song) spanning their 26-year-long career thus far.

This set will be available as a digital download in audio and video formats as well as limited edition, hand-numbered colored vinyl delivered in via our official bands Patreon…”

They also added:

“To self-release a record like this to you all is a huge accomplishment for us. Thank you to EVERYONE who takes this risk with us. Adaption to industry changes is something that is not new for us, and we love the direct connection we have established via our Patreon.”

Darkest Hour & Misery Signals Cancel December Tour, Announce Virtual Show

Darkest Hour and Misery Signals have officially cancelled their December tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, the two bands will still be playing a virtual show on December 5. Tickets for that are available HERE.

Darkest Hour said the following about the tour cancellation:

“For those of you who are asking about our winter tour in the USA: Due to complications from the continuing COVID pandemic Darkest Hour and Misery Signals are saddened to announce the cancelation of all remaining tour dates for 2020, including their previously announced December USA tour together. We will be offering refunds from the point of purchase.”

They also added the following about the virtual concert:

“This streaming stuff is so much fun we’re gonna do it again!

Join us December 5th as we present an encore presentation of our Live at the Black Cat 2020 isolation concert (with a few surprises) along with a totally new live set from our good friends in Misery Signals!

Our last digital event raised over $6000.00 for our favorite live venue in DC, The Black Cat! THANK YOU!

The remaining proceeds from THESE ticket sales will go to benefit clubs all over the world who have been effected by our tour cancelations.

If you purchased one of our bundles from the last concert the records and T-shirts are on their way to you, they are coming from separate places, but never fear we will always make sure you’re taken care of. We’ve unleash some new merchandise bundles to keep things fun but we’d really love to just see you in the chat and at the zoom after party which will be available to all ticket holders (and include band members and guests)!

Our first ever Live Stream was a total success and a lot of fun, guess we will see you in the digital pit again!”

Misery Signals commented as well:

“Due to complications from the continuing COVID-19 pandemic we’re deeply disappointed to have to cancel the rest of our tour dates for 2020, including our US tour with friends @darkest_hour_official. Refunds can be requested from your point of purchase.

We are however very pleased that Darkest Hour have found a way for us to still pull off a live show with them this year… The live stream event will include full sets from BOTH BANDS, December 5th, 2020 (6:30 PM PST / 9:30 PM EST) via https://darkesthour.veeps.com/ – there will be a 24 hour on demand replay available directly after the show for all VEEPS ticket holders. So if you cant make it at the exact time of the stream you can always stream it for the following 24 hours! Our set is a brand new live show recorded exclusively for this event. We will also be participating in a live chat during the streaming event and on the live Zoom after party (directly after the show) which will be free to all ticket holders.

In addition to the live tickets we have 2 special bundles available including an exclusive Live: In Isolation Tee designed by @stuartdouglasross, and a limited to 150 Live Event Exclusive Vinyl variant color of Ultraviolet, “Purple Clouds.” As well as a special co-band Tee design.

Portions of the proceeds from the Live Event ticket sales will go to benefit clubs all over the world who were either effected by our tour cancelations or have hosted a Darkest Hour / Misery Signals Concert in the past. Thanks for your continued support!”

Darkest Hour Announce Livestream Benefit Show

Darkest Hour have announced a livestream benefit show. The virtual event will take place on September 26 and proceeds from it will go towards employees at The Black Cat venue in Washington, D.C. Tickets can be found HERE.

The band commented:

“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!”

Darkest Hour Part Ways With Guitarist Michael “Lonestar” Carrigan

Darkest Hour have parted ways with guitarist Michael “Lonestar” Carrigan. A replacement has yet to be revealed.

The band commented:

“After over a decade of touring the world with us and contributing to 4 of our full length records Darkest Hour announces the departure of guitarist Michael “Lonestar” Carrigan.

We are sure you will be hearing more music from him, we are thankful for his years with us, and we wish him well.

As for Darkest Hour, our next chapter starts now.

We have a lot in store for you as we continue work on our 10th full length record. You can follow and support us via our bands Patreon or our social media outlets.

❤ Darkest Hour
John, Mike, Travis, & Deal“

Darkest Hour Announce Rescheduled Dates For West Coast Tour With Misery Signals & SECT

Darkest Hour have announced the rescheduled dates for their tour with Misery Signals and SECT. The trek was previously postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tour Dates:

12/10 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theater
12/11 Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
12/12 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
12/13 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
12/14 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
12/15 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
12/18 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/19 Portland, OR – The Hawthorne Theatre
12/20 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw

Darkest Hour commented:

“Of course, due to the current world pandemic we must totally accept the possibility that these shows could also be effected, but we will not let that affect our hopes!

Everything is rapidly changing and it is impossible to say right now how things will sort themselves out by this December.

We encourage everyone to stay home, practice the new found art of social distancing, and stay safe so that we can help get this virus under control and live music can return!

We are, and will continue to, actively monitor the situation over the course of the next few months and we are committed to taking a pragmatic approach to the tour as a whole. If it’s not conducive to the health and safety of everyone involved, the shows will be shelved, tickets will be refunded, and we will continue to push on in the spirit of all things heavy metal!

We hope to see you at these shows, now more then ever it’s clear how important this connection of music and spirit is!

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