Darkest Hour check in for update
Washington D.C.-based metallers DARKEST HOUR will travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on February 19 to start the pre-production and recording process for their new album with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, LAMB OF GOD, SOILWORK). A June/July release via Victory Records is expected. The band has issued the following update:
“All is good from the underground bunker where DARKEST HOUR is riffing out our new songs. We have nine songs (that’s a full album, dudes!) and we will definitely have a few extra tracks that will be floating around after the record is recorded to so we hope to have some special releases in the works as well. We are off in less then a month to start preproduction with Devin and we couldn’t be more stoked with how the songs are coming out. Think more melodic, more extreme, more insane, more circle pit. I mean, just think more awesome, man! Also our summer plans are in the works and we will be keeping you guys up to date as soon as we get an OK from the big man that we can announce that info!”
As previously reported, Pittsburgh, PA-based label A-F Records in October issued a collection of DARKEST HOUR’s early recordings prior to the band’s signing with Victory. Entitled “Archives”, the set marks DARKEST HOUR’s ten-year anniversary and features over an hour of rare and unreleased material, including the band’s recordings as early as “The Misanthrope” EP, recorded in 1995 while the members were in high school. It continues the band’s output with “The Prophecy Fulfilled” from 1997 and singles from vinyl as late as 1998.