Published Apr 15, 2009Some bands might have issues with hardcore stable Victory Records but Washington, DC's Darkest Hour aren't one of them. Their longtime home has announced that they will be releasing the metallic band's fifth full-length on June 23.
Dubbed The Eternal Return, the album was produced by Brian McTernan (Senses Fail, Thrice, From Autumn To Ashes) and recorded at his Baltimore, MD Salad Days Studio. The arrival of The Eternal Return is in-keeping with Darkest Hour's tradition of a bi-annual output.
Naturally, there has to be a long-winded comment about how the band feel this is their best effort to date or a culmination of their previous albums' defining moments. Thank guitarist Mike Schleibaum for filling that role as he discusses the release.
"To put it simply, this is a metal record made by dudes who have dedicated half of our lives to aggressive, unrelenting music. It's been a long road but we have finally completed work on our new record,The Eternal Return. I am very proud of the hard work and passion that both the band and producer Brian McTernan poured into this. After 14 years, we've decided there's no reason to put out Darkest Hour records other then for ourselves and for the people that love this band."
Wait for it...
"This record has no hidden agenda, no pop hit, or stylistic departure to broaden the fan base. Rather, it is a sick thrash, speed, melodic, metal record! It feels like it has all the aggression and speed of our Hidden Hands... record, the melody and songwriting of Undoing Ruin and the technicality and musicianship of Deliver Us."
"We encourage anyone who has loved our records in the past or present to check it out. And if you've never found something that's connected with you in a Darkest Hour record before, then take some time to listen to this one, because this is a defining Darkest Hour record..."