Washington, D.C. quintet Darkest Hour — Mike Schleibaum [guitar], John Henry [vocals], Aaron Deal [bass], Travis Orbin [drums], and Nico Santora [guitar] — have released announced their tenth album Perpetual Terminal, today, February 23. Get it here.

To celebrate the album’s arrival, the band has shared the video for “One With the Void.”

“This song, as well as this album, showcases John’s amazing talents like none other,” says Schleibaum. “With this in mind, we chose to unveil this song, ‘One With the Void, as our third video and single for the release of Perpetual | Terminal. An emotional leap, ‘One with the Void’ channels the melodic, dark, and atmospheric side of Darkest Hour. We are excited to premier this song alongside this incredible video by Mirko Witzki. This song is so personal to me, I love it. It continues the long tradition of John combining his amazing melodic talents with his introspective lyrical approach. To me, this is a love song; others might see another story, regardless there is no doubt this song expands the musical pallet of this band and brings a balance to this record that makes it perfect.”

Henry himself states, “This is probably my favorite song off too he new album. The music spoke to me from the early stages of the writing process and I knew this would be a special one. All the space created by the band really inspired me to get creative with the vocal melodies and try new approaches. It’s always a risky feeling trying new ideas and expanding on the established sound of the band, but also the most rewarding part of the process for me.”

Darkest Hour will also hit the road for a headline tour next week. Mouth of War, Filth Is Eternal, IAM, and Somnuri will also appear. The tour kicks off February 29 in Richmond, VA and runs through April 6 in their hometown of D.C. All dates are below.


2/29 — Richmond, VA — Canal Club
3/01 — Greensboro, NC — Hanger 1819
3/02 — Savannah, GA — Southbound Brewing Co
3/03 — Nashville, TN — Exit In
3/05 — Miami, FL — Gramps
3/06 — Orlando, FL — Conduit
3/08 — Dallas, TX — Trees
3/09 — Austin, TX — Come And Take It Live
3/10 — Houston, TX — Warehouse Live
3/11 — Oklahoma City, OK — 89th St
3/13 — Mesa, AZ — Nile Theater
3/14 — Los Angeles, CA — 1720
3/15 — San Diego, CA — Brick By Brick
3/16 — Sacramento, CA — Goldfield Trading Post (Roseville)
3/18 — Portland, OR — Dantes
3/19 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
3/21 — Salt Lake City, UT — Metro Music Hall
3/22 — Denver, CO — Marquis
3/23 — Wichita, KS — Lodge Room @ TempleLive
3/25 — Minneapolis, MN — Turf Club
3/26 — Chicago, IL — Reggies
3/27 — Detroit, MI — The Sanctuary
3/28 — Cleveland, OH — Asylum Room @ Templelive
3/29 — Pittsburgh, PA — Preserving Underground
3/30 — Toronto, ON — Axis
4/01 — Ottawa, ON — Brass Monkey
4/02 — Montreal, QC — Fairmount Theatere
4/03 — Quebec City, QC — La Source de la Martiniere
4/04 — Cambridge, MA — Sonia
4/05 — Brooklyn, NY — The Meadows
4/06 — Washington, DC — Black Cat

Perpetual | Terminal
Societal Bile
“A Prayer to the Holy Death”
“The Nihilist Undone”
“One With the Void”
“Amor Fati”
“Love is Fear”
“New Utopian Dream”
“My Only Regret”
“Goddess of War, Give Me Something to Die For”

Darkest Hour, as a whole, have weathered time, trends, and tides of change and stand stronger nearly three decades since their formation. Their unique sonic style incorporates death metal exorcisms, thrash recklessness, hardcore punk attitude, and melodic catharsis at the speed of a circle pit.

“The record’s theme centers around the duality of survival while embracing rebirth,'” says Schleibaum. “We keep killing parts of ourselves to make new parts and survive. The story of the record is the story of the band. We’re still here, and we’re giving the world a body of work that’s representative of our music today. We’ve realized relationships, tours, good times, everything that seems to give life meaning, is terminal — and will inevitably end. Nevertheless, we’re 46-year-old dudes who love this music enough to put up with the trials and tribulations of being artists in a touring band.”

Darkest Hour clawed their way out of the DMV area in 1995. Throughout the ensuing years, they tallied tens of millions of streams and quietly built a diehard fan base. Canvasing the globe, they packed thousands of shows and touched down on every continent, save Antarctica. Along the way, they notably notched five Top 3 debuts on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart. 2017’s Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora marked the group’s third #1 bow on the latter in addition to crashing the Top 10 of the Top Vinyl Albums Chart. It also represented a creative and critical high watermark. Beyond praise from RevolverEXCLAIM!, and more, MetalSucks rated it a rare perfect score of “5-out-of-5″ and hailed it as “the best album Darkest Hour have ever made.” New Noise cited it as “one of the best of 2017,” and Metal Hammer dubbed it “a monumental return.” PopMatters crowned it “a masterclass in following your beliefs no matter where they might take you.

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