Killswitch Engage, Underoath, Taking Back Sunday, Etc. Set For 2021 Furnace Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the rescheduled Furnace Fest. The event, which is now scheduled to take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 24-26, will feature the following:

September 24: Underoath, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, END, ERRA, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Gideon, Glasseater, Haste, Luxury, MR. ENC, Narcissus, Open Hand, Reclaim The Empyre, Rivals, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Stavesacre, Terminal, Thursday, Unwed Sailor, With Honor, and Zao.

September 25: Taking Back Sunday, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, Bloodjinn, Cartel, Codeseven, The Darling Fire, Evergreen Terrace, Forever Starts Today, Further Seems Forever, He Is Legend, Hopesfall, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Mae, Mayday Parade, Mineral, Misery Signals, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, Touché Amoré, and Turnstile.

September 26: Killswitch Engage, ’68, Andrew W.K., As Friends Rust, August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boysetsfire, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, Face To Face, Fit For A King, The Get Up Kids, Hatebreed, Holy + Gold, Hot Water Music, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Knocked Loose, Love Is Red, Meadows, MewithoutYou, Piebald, Showbread, and Unearth.

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.”

Watch Mastodon, Darkest Hour, Baroness, & Kvelertak Members Cover Ozzy Osbourne’s “Over The Mountain”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Over The Mountain” with Brann Dailor (Mastodon, Arcadea), Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour), Marvin Nygaard (Kvelertak), and Sebastian Thomson (Baroness, Trans Am). You can check that out below. “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Diary of a Sad Man! We covered Ozzy Osbourne‘s favorite song about hiking with some spooky folks from some spooky bands we love. This is our 25th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com.”

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“

Full Lineup Revealed For Virtual “Slay At Home” Festival

The full lineup for the virtual “Slay At Home” festival has officially been revealed. The event, which was organized by Metal Injection’s Frank Godla, will take place on May 29-30 and it will feature quarantine performances, commissioned music, collaborative covers, and more.

Lineup:

Never Before Seen Performances By:

Suicide Silence
TesseracT
Gavin Rossdale (Bush)
Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Twelve Foot Ninja
Tyler Bates
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls
Darkest Hour
Allegaeon
Entheos
Der Weg einer Freiheit
O’Brother
Khemmis
Silvertomb
Mantar
Astronoid
Employed To Serve
Spirit Adrift
Spotlights
Cadaver
Andy Gillion
Johnny Booth
Panamama
Moon Destroys
Nitesoil
Contracult Collective
Spylacopa
Del Judas
Myrone
Chronus
AA Williams
Angel Vivaldi
GlerAkur
Jo Quail

Commissioned Music By:

“Pallid Veil”:
Luc Lemay (Gorguts)
Dave Davidson (Revocation / Gargoyl)
Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Elliot Hoffman (Carbomb)

“Digital Ink”:
Ben Weinman (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Billy Rymer (END, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Brian Sullivan (Thoughtcrimes)

“Solo Set”:
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)

“DJ M’s Wacky Attacky”:
Manuel Gagneux (Zeal & Ardor)

Cover Collaborations By:

Pustulus Maximus (GWAR)
Tiziano Volante (Zeal & Ardor)
Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
Sacha Dunable (Intronaut)
Johnny Kelly (Silvertomb / Type O Negative)
Ash Pearson (Revocation)
Brody Uttely (Rivers Of Nihil)
Gwarsenio Hall (Two Minutes To Late Night)
Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth)
Steve Zing (Samhain/Danzig)
Hank Hell (Silvertomb)
Pepe Clarke (Kyng)
Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Conor Marshall (Sylosis),
Greg Burgess (Allegaeon)
Frank Godla (Metal Injection)
Mrs. Smith
Phil Pendergast (Khemmis)
Justine Jones and Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve)
Kevin Antreassian (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
DJ Scully (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Billy Rymer (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Scott Carlson (Repulsion)
Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies)
Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head)
Marta Demmel (Bleeding Through)
John Tempesta (The Cult, ex-Rob Zombie)
Mike Tempesta (ex-Powerman 5000)
Joey Vera (Armored Saint)
Graham Bonnet (Rainbow / MSG)

Guest Appearances By:

Gost
Don Jamieson (That Metal Show)
Jose Mangin (Sirius XM Liquid Metal)
Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)
Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Chris Santos
Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black)
Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)

Art Installations By:

Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
Vincent Castiglia
Trine Grimm
Jodi Cachia
Zein
Carin Hazmat
Nathaniel Shannon
Kevin Wilson
Rodrigo Fredes
Vertebrae 33
Stefan Raduta

Godla commented:

“By keeping the set times between 5 and 15 minutes for each artist, it allows me to not only keep things moving, but mix it up in ways that conventional festivals simply can’t. Every single hour will contain big names and emerging artists right next to each other.

I’m trying to look at the bright side of our current situation, and not only make this an entertaining way to see the artists you love flex their creativity in new ways, but hope this event acts as a place of discovery for every viewer out there.

Finding a band or artist to fall in love with is the mark of a great festival to me, and it’s my honor to share the work of these amazing individuals I curated because I’m passionate about them. I’ve been in touch with all of them every step of the way, and some even managed to throw me a few surprises.

I’m honored and humbled to have all of them part of this, they truly went above and beyond to showcase their craft for the Slay At Home fest, and I can’t wait for the world to see something really special come to life this weekend.”

Money raised from the event will benefit MusiCares and Global Giving.

Darkest Hour, TesseracT, Twelve Foot Ninja, Etc. To Take Part In “Slay At Home” Virtual Festival

Metal Injection‘s Frank Godla has organized a new virtual festival called “Slay At Home.” The event will take place on May 29-30 and it will feature quarantine performances, commissioned music, collaborative covers, and more.

Here’s the lineup:

Previously Unseen Quarantine Performances:

  • TesseracT
  • Darkest Hour
  • Twelve Foot Ninja
  • O’Brother
  • Der Weg einer Freiheit
  • Silvertomb
  • Astronoid
  • Contracult Collective
  • Myrone
  • A.A. Williams

Commissioned Music Participants:

  • Luc Lemay (Gorguts)
  • Dave Davidson (Revocation)
  • Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
  • Elliot Hoffman (Car Bomb)

Collaborative Cover Participants:

  • Pustulus Maximus (GWAR)
  • Tiziano Volante (Zeal & Ardor)
  • Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
  • Sacha Dunable (Intronaut)
  • Johnny Kelly (Silvertomb, Type O Negative)
  • Ash Pearson (Revocation)
  • Brody Uttely (Rivers Of Nihil)

Special Guests:

  • Jessica Pimentel (“Orange Is The New Black”)
  • Gost
  • Charlie Benante (Anthrax)

Art Installation Participants:

  • Vincent Castiglia
  • Trine Grimm
  • Jodi Cachia

Fans can watch the festival on YouTube and will also be able to donate money to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund and the Global Giving Coronavirus Relief Fund. Godla commented:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly everyone on the planet, and sadly some of the last people to get their lives back will be the ones we depend on to get us through these times. I wanted to create a platform that aids artists, their crew, and global healthcare efforts alike.

The experience of a live concert is irreplaceable, but my aim with Slay At Home is to provide every person in the world an experience they haven’t seen yet, right from their own devices. I’ve never been more proud to be part of the metal community and have so many great friends willing to join the fun, as we support two great organizations.”

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!

<3”