Darkest Hour Release Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora on March 10 via Southern Lord Recordings

DARKEST HOUR RELEASE GODLESS PROPHETS & THE MIGRANT FLORA ON MARCH 10 VIA SOUTHERN LORD RECORDINGS
 
D.C. OUTFIT ANNOUNCE FIRST ROUND OF 2017 TOUR DATES; DISCUSS ALBUM IN DARKEST HOUR PODCAST  (http://apple.co/2htDn5v)
 
 
Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora album cover, designed by Shaun Beaudry
 
 
Darkest Hour, the D.C. metalcore pioneers, release their ninth full-length album, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, on March 10 via Southern Lord Recordings.
 
The 12-song album was part of a crowd funding campaign that the band launched earlier this year, with the ultimate tally netting the band well over 100% of the initial goal and allowing them to also create an album beyond their initial expectations. The band chose producer Kurt Ballou (High on Fire, Nails, Converge) for “his obvious genius” (as guitar player Mike Schleibaum said) and recorded the release at Ballou’s Godcity Studio. Artist Shaun Beaudry was commissioned to create a custom painting, giving the album a unique visual identity.
 
“Working at Godcity was the perfect vibe for this record and Kurt was everything we could have asked for in a producer,” said Schleibaum. “The passion and experience he brought to the whole album really shows.” 
 
Darkest Hour have since partnered with Southern Lord Recordings, which Schleibaum discussed, saying “The band has a long history of working with Greg and Southern Lord, who originally released the vinyl version of The Mark of Judas. While working with Kurt, we became reacquainted with Greg. We’ve always respected Greg’s work ethic, creative prowess and steadfast dedication to quality.”
 
“Southern Lord is beyond stoked to be working with long time favorites Darkest Hour on their upcoming album! Their tasteful, seamless fusion of hardcore and metal as well as never ending dedication to underground music is both admirable and praise worthy,” said Southern Lord founder Greg Anderson.
 
The band talks about the new album, crowd funding and the partnership with Southern Lord in the first of an ongoing series of podcasts, which can be heard here: http://dhradio.libsyn.com/ and http://apple.co/2htDn5v.
 
Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora track list:
 
  1. Knife in the Safe Room
  2. This is the Truth
  3. Timeless Numbers
  4. None of This is the Truth
  5. The Flesh & The Flowers of Death
  6. Those Who Survived
  7. Another Headless Ruler of the Used
  8. Widowed
  9. Enter Oblivion
  10. The Last of the Monuments
  11. In the Name of Us All
  12. Beneath It Sleeps
 
The Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora tour, presented by Metal Sucks:
 
February 17  Washington, D.C. Black Cat
February 18  Pittsburgh, PA  Diesel
February 19  Cleveland, OH  Agora Theater
February 21  New York, NY  Saint Vitus
February 23  Chicago, IL  Reggie’s
February 24  Milwaukee, WI  The Metal Grill
February 26  Kansas City, MO  The Riot Room
February 28  Denver, CO  Marquis Theater
March 5  Portland, OR  Analog Cafe
March 6  Seattle, WA  Studio Seven
March 8  San Francisco, CA  DNA Lounge
March 11  San Diego, CA  Brick By Brick
March 12  Phoenix, AZ  Club Red
March 13  Tucson, AZ  Club XS
March 14  Albuquerque, NM  The Compound 2
March 15  Lubbock, TX  Backstage
March 16  Austin, TX  Grizzly Hall
March 17  Houston, TX  White Oak
March 19  Dallas, TX  Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
March 21  Cincinnati, OH  Northside Yacht Club
 
More dates will be announced soon.
Darkest Hour is John Henry (vocals), Mike Schleibaum (guitar), Mike Carrigan (guitar), Travis Orbin (drums) and Aaron Deal (bass).
 
 
 
 
 
Photo credit: Pete Duvall
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