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!!!!”

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Zealot R.I.P. (Darkest Hour, Pig Destroyer, Etc.) To Release Debut EP In May

Zealot R.I.P., the band featuring Blake Harrison (Pig Destroyer), Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour), Jason Hamacher (Frodus, Decahedron), and Peter Tsouras (Olympia, Fairweather), have announced that their self-titled debut EP will be released on May 20. The effort, which will be available digitally and on 12″ vinyl, will include the following tracks: “Magnetic Field Of Dreams,” “The Extinction Of You,” and “Worship The Serpent.” As previously reported, the group’s first show will be held at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC on May 20. They will also open for Pig Destroyer and more at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore, MD on September 14.

Zealot R.I.P. (Darkest Hour, Pig Destroyer, Etc.) Announce First Live Show

Zealot R.I.P., the band featuring Blake Harrison (Pig Destroyer), Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour), Jason Hamacher (Frodus, Decahedron), and Peter Tsouras (Olympia, Fairweather), will be playing their first live show at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC on May 20. As previously reported, the group are also scheduled to open for Pig Destroyer and more at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore, MD on September 14.

[via The PRP]

Pig Destroyer, Darkest Hour, Etc. Members Join Forces In Zealot R.I.P.

Blake Harrison (Pig Destroyer), Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour), Jason Hamacher (Frodus, Decahedron), and Peter Tsouras (Olympia, Fairweather) have joined forces in a new band called Zealot R.I.P. The group are currently planning something for May 20 and are also scheduled to open for Pig Destroyer and more at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore, MD on September 14.

[via MetalSucks]

Darkest Hour’s Mike Schleibaum To Fill In For Unearth’s Ken Susi For Two Shows

Unearth have announced that Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum will be filling in Ken Susi during tonight’s (February 5) show in Kingston, ON and tomorrow’s (February 6) show in Barrie, ON. Susi is missing the dates due to a “family commitment.”

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