Some metal bands barely last 10 years, much less 15 years. If a band does get to the decade-and-a-half mark, they’re usually sputtering out or are teetering on their last, diseased and ready-to-give out legs. Rare is the case where an aggressive band mutates, growing stronger, more unstoppable and more menacing with every passing riff, scream and album. DARKEST HOUR are such a case.
“The Human Romance” is the Washington, DC-based band’s seventh album and will be released on March 7th via Century Media Records in Europe. The new album is DARKEST HOUR at their best: fangs bared and ready to pounce through the vehicle that blends thrashy melodic metal with something unworldly.
From today on you can check out the first fantastic track, “Savor The Kill”, of the new album HERE. Also make sure to follow the bands studio webisodes, the first two parts of ten are already online: CLICK HERE for part 1 and HERE for part 2!
In their past, DARKEST HOUR have retreated to such far away locales as Sweden and Vancouver to record. For “The Human Romance”, the quintet set off to North Carolina to work with Soilwork’s Peter Wichers recording at the Echo Mountain complex in Asheville and Old Towne Recording Studio’s in Winson-Salem. The result is thrashy, American metal with roots in punk rock and hardcore, which is part and parcel of the DARKEST HOUR sound. Only now, it’s fresher and rejuvenated and the band isn’t tethered to the tyranny of one specific sound or style; DARKEST HOUR make metal, by their own rules and standards.
The track-list of “The Human Romane” as follows:
1. Terra Noctunus (01:16)
2. The World Engulfed in Flames (03:52)
3. Savor the Kill (03:48)
4. Man & Swine (03:44)
5. Love as a Weapon (04:00)
6. Your Everyday Disaster (02:46)
7. Violent By Nature (02:21)
8. Purgatory (03:46)
9. Severed into Separates (03:27)
10. Wound (03:42)
11. Terra Solaris (08:41)
12. Beyond the Live you know (04:12)
European Ltd. edition Bonus Track:
13. Hierarchry of Heathens (04:52)
Starting January 26th DARKEST HOUR will unleash some of the new songs on a big European tour run, don’t miss the show near your town!
DARKEST HOUR on tour
supported by PROTEST THE HERO, BORN OF OSIRIS and PURIFIED IN BLOOD:
26.01.11 Germany Stuttgart @ Röhre
27.01.11 Holland Nijmegen @ Doornroosje
28.01.11 UK Manchester @ Club Academy
29.01.11 UK Nottingham @ Rock City
30.01.11 UK London @ Garage
31.01.11 Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix
01.02.11 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
02.02.11 Germany Aschaffenburg @ Colos Saal
03.02.11 Germany Hamburg @ Knust
04.02.11 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
05.02.11 Germany München @ Feierwerk
06.02.11 Hungary Budapest @ Dürer Kert
07.02.11 Austria Vienna @ Arena
08.02.11 Italy Bologna @ Sottotetto Club
09.02.11 Italy Rome @ Init Club
10.02.11 Switzerland @ Aarau Kiff
11.02.11 Germany Trier @ Exhaus
12.02.11 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik