Darkest Hour To Donate Proceeds From Record Store Day 7″ To National Immigration Law Center

As previously reported, Darkest Hour will be releasing a limited edition 7″ on Record Store Day featuring “Enter Oblivion” along with covers of Judas Priest‘s “Painkiller” and Minor Threat‘s “I Don’t Wanna Hear It.” Now, the band have revealed that proceeds from the release will go towards the National Immigration Law Center. You can read more about that in the below Instagram post:

It is with great pride we present to you our first Record Store Day release, which also happens to be our first 7 inch record in almost two decades! This 7 inch features two covers that we recorded before the launch of our indiegogo campaign last year. In addition to the covers, this 7 inch also includes the song Enter Oblivion from our new album. Having toured the world countless times at this point, we have seen the destructiveness and divisiveness that arises from nation states, borders, and immigration policies. These invisible, arbitrary lines that divide families, cultures, and humanity are archaic and obsolete. We believe that no human being is ever illegal just for existing. We believe that everyone regardless of race, religion, age, ethic heritage, sexual identification, and sexual orientation should be treated with the respect and dignity that everyone deserves. A Darkest Hour show is a place where everyone is welcome, where individual thought is celebrated. We do not want a hive mind of loyal followers, we want a community of free thinking individuals. It is in this spirit that we, in conjunction with Southern Lord Recordings, have chosen to donate all the proceeds from this 7 inch record to the National Immigration Law Center. They are a non-profit who have been on the forefront of the fight to deliver services to those who find themselves caught in the middle of this outdated, feverishly demonic system. The song Enter Oblivion centers around a traveler with no home and is therefor the perfect choice for this 7 inch. Vinyl is our preferred way of enjoying music and the depth of these songs on wax is unparalleled in any other medium. If you can find this 7 inch before it sells out, get it! It will never be repressed and will always be a special part of our history. Cheers to Southern Lord Recordings for helping us make this unique record and also for echoing our thoughts. It is only together that we can turn the present tide of humanity towards the idea that we all share one world, together. @southernlordrecords @outerloop.group @john_b_henry @thestonedude @lonestardh @travisorbin @tito_picon @mikeoloop @judaspriest @minorthreat @dischordrecords

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Darkest Hour Premiere New Song “Those Who Survived”

Darkest Hour have premiered a new song titled “Those Who Survived,” via Metal Hammer. This song is from their new album “Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora,” which will be released on March 10

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Mike Schleibaum said the following abut the song:

“Unlike some of the other songs, which were demoed repeatedly and composed in different ways electronically, this song was written old-school style in the jam room. We haven’t leaned on our thrash tendencies in a long time so it felt good to stretch out and do a song like this.

It’s sort of an homage to the classics that we grew up loving. This song combines our love for Metallica, Slayer, At The Gates, and Carcass all in one. Another interesting aspect of this song is that it does not feature a solo – I sort of love that about it.

Don’t get me wrong, the album is jam-packed with shredding and we are never shy about professing our love for all things guitar solo-related, but I love that this song stands on its own as a straight riffer!”