Darkest Hour Announce “Deliver Us” 15th Anniversary European Tour

Darkest Hour have announced the dates for the European leg of their “Deliver Us” 15th anniversary tour. The trek will find the band performing the album “in it’s entirety plus a whole bunch of hits (where time permits)!” Here’s the dates:

08/07 Munchen, GER – Backstage
08/10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault Fest
08/12 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
08/13 Stuttgart, GER – Juha West
08/14 Lindau, GER – Vaudeville
08/15 Nurnberg, GER – Hirsch
08/16 Dresden, GER – Chemiefabrik
08/17 Berlin, GER – SO36
08/18 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze
08/19 Sulingen, GER – Reload Open Air
08/20 Trier, GER – Summer Blast Fest

Darkest Hour Digitally Release Reimagined Versions Of “Payphones & Pills” & “Oklahoma”

Darkest Hour have digitally released some reimagined versions of “Payphones & Pills” and “Oklahoma” via Bandcamp. The tracks were previously only available through the band’s Patreon.

Darkest Hour Announce “Deliver Us” 15th Anniversary Tour

Darkest Hour will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of “Deliver Us” by performing it in full on a summer headlining tour. Toxic Holocaust, Zao, Bloodlet, and Cobra Czar will serve as support on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Toxic Holocaust:

06/30 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
07/01 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
07/02 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
07/03 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
07/05 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

With Zao & Bloodlet:

07/07 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club (with Cobra Czar) (no Bloodlet)
07/08 Chicago, IL – Reggies
07/09 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
07/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
07/12 Worcester, MA – Palladium
07/13 Mechanicsburg, PA – Lovedraft’s
07/14 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
07/16 Washington, DC – Black Cat

Darkest Hour, Himsa, Dreamshade, & For I Am King Cancel European/UK Tour

Darkest Hour, Himsa, Dreamshade, and For I Am King have cancelled their upcoming European/UK tour. The trek was unable to move forward due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Darkest Hour commented:

“Sadly, due to the ongoing COVID situation, our upcoming European / UK Tour this March with HIMSA, DREAMSHADE, and FOR I AM KING is now canceled.

We are heartbroken.

For those of you who have purchased pre-sale tickets, THANK YOU, WE APPRECIATE YOU, your tickers will be refunded at the point of purchase.

Sending love to all the promoters & clubs who will feel this pain as well.

Don’t lose hope, we have a handful of dates announced for August including our appearances at Brutal Assault, Reload Festival, and Summer Blast Fest with more dates TBA.

We will continue to keep you entertained and updated with all things Darkest Hour over on our Patreon as Album X gets a little closer.

To our European fans we love you, we are family, canceling this tour sucks so bad, but like always we will push forward.

❤ DH”

Darkest Hour Release Re-Recorded Version Of “Payphones & Pills” Through Patreon

Darkest Hour have released a re-recorded version of their song “Payphones & Pills.” The track is available as a flexi disc through the band’s Patreon. The group commented:

“While working on album ten we thought it would be fun to record a classic jam of ours and press it on something wild, just our way of saying, thank you for your Patreon subscriptions. Out of nowhere, Travis Orbin surprised us with these killer drum tracks and this idea took flight! We were so excited about the energy on the tracks that we had to finish the song. Of course, it is hard to go back and retrace your steps creatively so to speak, but we are happy to say almost 20 years later this song still holds up in all its glory.”

Darkest Hour, Himsa, Dreamshade, & For I Am King Announce European/UK Tour

Darkest Hour, Himsa, Dreamshade, and For I Am King have announced a European/UK tour together. Here’s the dates:

03/06 Arnhem, NET – Willemeen
03/07 London, UK – Underworld
03/08 Aarschot, BEL – De Klinker
03/09 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
03/10 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
03/11 Linz, AUT – Posthof
03/12 Ostrava, CZE – Barrak Music Club
03/13 Budapest, HUN – Akvarium Klub
03/14 Wien, AUT – Arena
03/15 Munich, GER – Backstage
03/16 Hannover, GER – Faust
03/17 Berlin, GER – Hole44
03/18 Chemnitz, GER – AJZ
03/19 Hamburg, GER – Logo
03/20 Koln, GER – Gebaude 9

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]