Darkest Hour Launch Official Patreon

Darkest Hour have launched an official Patreon. Fans that sign up will receive a number of exclusives including unreleased music and more.

The group said the following:

“We are now on PATREON!

It’s our 25th anniversary this year and we will be celebrating by allowing you even more access into our band archives, our touring as we take the celebration to the streets of the world, and the ongoing process as we write and record our 10th studio album!

A Patreon is a monthly subscription service, run by us, the band, that allows your favorite content creators (DARKEST HOUR) to provide you with new content and access, while allowing us to charge a small monthly fee to fund all the metal madness!

Via our new Patreon site we will be give you access to lots of 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.

We will also be using your support to help create this exclusive, original, and fun monthly content as well as the occasional limited and original physical item to reward you all!

TO KICK THIS ALL OFF, right now the first 500 subscribers to the the Physical Benefits tier will receive a LIMITED / EXCLUSIVE / NEVER RELEASED 7 inch record.

Including a never before heard Black Flag Cover we’ve cooked up special for this occasion.

ANYONE who subscribes will get IMMEDIATE access to download a digital version of this exclusive 7 inch! – WORLD WIDE!

This gives ALL of you that have have been left out by the shipping limitations of our DIY Webstore a chance to join in as again, this is available WORLD WIDE!

We have been handling a lot of our band operations internally for years and this new Patreon will be an extension of that spirit as well a NEW tool for us to give you MORE DARKEST HOUR!

Without your help and support we would have never been able to accomplished all that we have. We are constantly in awe of the love and support you all show.

Just navigate over to our Patreon site and chose the right subscription tier for you!

GO TO: https://www.patreon.com/DarkestHourOfficial

Cheers to 2020!
❤ Darkest Hour“

[via MetalSucks]

Unearth & Darkest Hour Announce West Coast Tour

Unearth and Darkest Hour have announced a West Coast tour. Here’s the dates:

12/06 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/07 Portland, OR – Dante’s
12/09 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
12/10 Los Angeles, CA – Club 1720
12/11 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
12/12 Scottsdale, AZ – Pubrock
12/13 Las Vegas, NV – 601 Fremont
12/14 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
12/15 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre

Darkest Hour Announce European/UK Tour With Fallujah, Bloodlet, Une Misère, & Lowest Creature

Darkest Hour will be celebrating their 25th anniversary on a European/UK tour next year. Fallujah, Bloodlet, Une Misère, and Lowest Creature will open.

Tour Dates:

01/17 Karlsruhe, GER – Weiße Rose
01/18 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
01/19 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
01/20 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
01/21 London, UK – Underworld
01/22 Den Bosch, NET – Willem Twee
01/23 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
01/24 Hamburg, GER – Logo
01/25 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu
01/26 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagdka
01/27 Vienna, AUT – Arena
01/28 Prague, CZE – Futurm
01/29 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
01/30 Munich, GER – Backstage
01/31 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
02/01 Bochum, GER – Matrix

Darkest Hour commented:

“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 25 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 the 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!

Une Misère, we got to see them 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 special 25th anniversary set!

See you in the Pit!”

Fundraiser Launched For Ex-Darkest Hour Guitarist Kris Norris Following Apparent Heart Attack

A fundraiser has been launched for Kris Norris (ex-Darkest Hour/Scar The Martyr, etc.), who recently suffered an apparent heart attack. You can donate to that HERE.

According to The PRP, the guitarist said he was “diagnosed with inflammation of the heart or pericarditis and had a procedure done called a cardiac catheterization.” He also added that the heart attack was probably caused by a bacterial infection.

Norris has since been cleared to continue touring with Weapons Of Anew, but he needs help to pay for required tests and procedures that reportedly won’t be covered by health insurance due to the incident taking place out of the country. He said the following about the campaign:

“Because of the generosity so far I’ve been able to secure an appointment on Monday it’s the first of many and I feel so alive that I’ve been able to make it this far already thank you to all much love!!!!”

The Agony Scene Drop Off Unearth & Darkest Hour’s Canadian Tour

The Agony Scene have announced that they will no longer be taking part in Unearth and Darkest Hour’s Canadian tour. The band said the following:

“Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to make it to Canada for the Unearth/Darkest Hour tour. We were really excited for these shows and are very sorry. Please still go and support our friends in Unearth and Darkest Hour. Both are incredible bands and you don’t want to miss this show. We look forward to being back in Canada soon.”

Tour Dates:

01/31 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
02/01 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
02/02 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
02/03 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
02/05 Kingston, ON – Overtime
02/06 Barrie, ON – The Foxx
02/07 London, ON – Rum Runners
02/08 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck

On another note, it’s worth mentioning that Unearth will be filming a music video for “Incinerate” on select dates of this run.

Unearth, Darkest Hour, & The Agony Scene Announce Eastern Canada Tour

Unearth and Darkest Hour have added an Eastern Canadian leg to their “Death To False Metalcore” tour. The Agony Scene will serve as support. Here’s the dates:

01/31 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
02/02 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
02/03 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
02/05 Kingston, ON – Overtime
02/06 Barrie, ON – The Foxx
02/07 London, ON – Rum Runners
02/08 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck

Unearth, Darkest Hour, Misery Signals, Malevolence, & Left Behind Announce European/UK Tour

Unearth, Darkest Hour, Misery Signals, Malevolence, and Left Behind will be hitting the road on “The Death To False Metalcore” tour in Europe next year. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/21 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
03/22 Brugge, BEL – Het Entrepot
03/23 London, UK – ULU (no Malevolence)
03/24 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli Pandora
03/25 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/26 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
03/27 Berlin, GER – SO36
03/28 Munich, GER – Backstage
03/29 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
03/30 Prague, CZE – Futurum
03/31 Budapest, HUN – A38
04/01 Vienna, AUT – Arena