Darkest Hour’s Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora Takes #1 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart

DARKEST HOUR CELEBRATES CHART POSITIONS/CRITICAL RECEPTION TO THE BAND’S SOUTHERN LORD RECORDINGS’ DEBUT, GODLESS PROPHETS & THE MIGRANT FLORA

 
 
Photo credit: Colt Coan
 
 
Darkest Hour’s ninth album and Southern Lord Recordings’ debut, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers’ chart and at #4 on the magazine’s Hard Music chart.
 
“We couldn’t be more thankful to all our Indiegogo backers and those of you who pre-ordered and picked up this new album,” said Darkest Hour of the crowd-funded album. “Without the faith of those who took the plunge to initially fund this album it would not exist, you know who you are, thank you, we did it!
 
Also a special shout out to the amazing staff of Outerloop Mangement and Southern Lord Recordings for their hard work at setting up the release of this album and being there as a support system for us. To be able to still release albums and compete with the current metal climate (even if it is just mainly the Metallica back catalog) 22 years later feels unreal. We thank you all, if you have not picked up or jammed this new album of ours, DO IT! It’s sure to be a fan favorite as well as one of our favorites as well! Cheers from the road and thank you for the years of support!”
 
Reviews for the 12-song album have reflected the enthusiasm the D.C-based band’s album has been met with. Revolver awarded the release 4 stars, Metal Sucks gave it a perfect score of 5/5, Noisey called the collection “ferocious” while Nerdist proclaimed Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora the band’s “best album to date.”
 
The 12-song album is available now with physical bundles available via Southern Lord’s webstore (http://southernlord.com/bands/view/darkest-hour) and digital downloads available via Bandcamp (https://darkesthoursl.bandcamp.com/), iTunes (http://apple.co/2hpwKmE) and Apple Music (http://apple.co/2hSRIqX).
 
Darkest Hour discusses the new album, crowd-funding, working with producer Kurt Ballou (High on Fire, Nails, Converge) and the partnership with Southern Lord in a collection of podcasts (http://dhradio.libsyn.com/) and webisodes (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL47E67C2D9B0C83AF).
 
The band wraps up their U.S. tour this evening with a performance at the Northside Yacht Club in Cincinnati. Darkest Hour kicks off a European outing on April 16 in Austria.
 
April 16  Linz, Austria  Posthof
April 17  Graz, Austria  Orpheum
April 18  Budapest, Hungary
April 20  Bucharest, Romania
April 21  Sofia, Bulgaria  Maimunarnika
April 22  Thessaloniki, Greece  Principal Club Theatre
April 23  Athina, Greece  Piraeus Academy
April 25  Barcelona, Spain  Razzmatazz
April 27  Madrid, Spain  La Rivier
April 28  Bordeaux, France  I.Boat
April 29  Dunkerque, France  Les 4 Ecluses
April 30  Birmingham, UK  The Flapper
May 1  Cardiff, UK  CLWB Ifor Bach
May 2  London, UK  The Underworld Camden
May 3  Cologne, Germany  Underground
May 4  Haarlem, Netherlands  Patronaat
May 5  Aarschot, Belgium  De Klinker
May 6  Hamburg, Germany  Hafenrock-Festival
May 7  Copenhagen, Denmark  Beta
May 8  Berlin, Germany  Cassiopeia
May 9  Warsaw, Poland  Poglos
May 10  Praha, Czech Republic  007
May 11  Leipzig, Germany  Conne Island
May 12  Munchen, Germany  Feierwerk/Hansa 39
May 13  Bezirk Landstrasse, Austria  Viper Room
 
Parkway Drive opens Aril 16 to 27 except Budapest.

Darkest Hour is John Henry (vocals), Mike Schleibaum (guitar), Mike Carrigan (guitar), Travis Orbin (drums) and Aaron Deal (bass).
 
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