Darkest Hour are streaming a new track titled “Those Who Survived”. Guitarist Mike Schleibaum said of it:
“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!”
The song is taken from the group’s upcoming full-length The Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, out March 10th on Southern Lord Recordings. Pre-orders are now live and can be picked up via the label’s webstore, Bandcamp, and iTunes.
The band talks about the new record, crowd funding, work with Kurt Ballou (High On Fire, Nails, Converge), and partnering with Southern Lord in an ongoing series of podcasts and webisodes. You can view the latest webisode below. To check out the podcast, dubbed Darkest Hour Radio, visit DHRadio.libsyn.com or iTunes.
Darkest Hour kick off the Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora Tour with Ringworm, Rotten Sound, Tombs, and Rivers Of Nihil this Friday. In April, the group will head overseas for a European trek supporting Parkway Drive. That run will be followed by a headlining run with Venom Prison. Check out the European dates below.
4/16 – Linz, AT | Posthof *
4/17 – Graz, AT | Orpheum *
4/18 – Budapest, HU *
4/20 – Bucharest, RO *
4/21 – Sofia, BG | Maimunarnika *
4/22 – Thessaloniki, GR | Principal Club Theatre *
4/23 – Athina, GR | Piraeus Academy *
4/25 – Barcelona, ES | Razzmatazz *
4/27 – Madrid, ES | La Rivier *
4/28 – Bordeaux, FR | IBoat ^
4/29 – Dunkerque, FR | Les 4 Ecluses ^
4/30 – Birmingham, UK | The Flapper ^
5/01 – Cardiff, UK | Clwb Ifor Bach ^
5/02 – London, UK | Underworld ^
5/03 – Koln, DE| Underground ^
5/04 – Haarlem, NL | Patronaat ^
5/05 – Aarschot, BE | De Klinker ^
5/06 – Hamburg, DE | Hafenrock Festival
5/07 – Copenhagen, DK | Beta ^
5/08 – Berlin, DE | Cassiopeia ^
5/09 – Warsaw, PL | Poglos ^
5/10 – Prague, CZ | 008 ^
5/11 – Leipzig, DE | Conne Island ^
5/12 – Munchen, DE | Feierwerk ^
5/13 – Wien, AT | Viper Room ^
* = w/ Parkway Drive
^ = w/ Venom Prison