Tag Archives: Mike Schleibaum

Metal Inside(r) Home Quarantine: Mike Schleibaum (Be Well / Darkest Hour) – “Set some goals”

Posted by on August 7, 2020

    Metal Inside(r) Home Quarantine is Metal Insider’s new column during this time of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked artists five questions on what’s been keeping them busy ranging from their favorite movies, food they’ve been eating, music they’ve been listening to and more. We caught up with Mike Schleibaum (Be […]

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Darkest Hour among ‘Those Who Survived’

Posted by on February 13, 2017

On March 10th, Darkest Hour will return with Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora, their first album on new label Southern Lord Records. We’ve already heard two songs from the forthcoming album, and today, via Metal Hammer (welcome back guys!), the band have debuted a third track, “Those Who Survived.” Their ninth album seems like the […]

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Darkest Hour’s Mike Schleibaum: “If It’s Not Dangerous And It’s Not Crazy, Then It’s Not F**king Interesting”

Posted by on August 27, 2014

Darkest Hour has never been one to repeat itself. Yet with its self-titled eighth album, the Washington D.C. band may have outdone itself. While it still captures Darkest Hour’s massive heavy riffs, the album is by far its most melodic and assessable release to date. Yet as guitarist Mike Schleibaum put it when speaking to […]

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Mike Schleibaum of Darkest Hour’s Top 5: Washington D.C. bands

Posted by on August 25, 2014

Many influential hardcore and metalcore bands have come out of the Washington D.C. scene. One current band making the D.C. metal community proud is Darkest Hour who just released their first album on Sumerian Records (and eighth overall). We spoke to guitarist Mike Schleibaum during Mayhem Fest’s stop in Camden, NJ earlier this month, and […]

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Darkest Hour Announces The Addition Of Ex-Periphery Drummer Travis Orbin

Posted by on April 16, 2013

Darkest Hour has been working on a new album due out later this year. And earlier today, the DC metalcore group announced the addition of drummer Travis Orbin, formerly of Periphery and Sky Eats Airplane. Guitarist Mike Schleibaum told Revolver the following about the addition of Orbin: “The chemistry has developed into something special, unique, […]

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Falling To Pieces Frontwoman Nicci D. Perishes In Motorcycle Accident

Posted by on November 8, 2010

Metal Insider is sad to report Falling To Pieces’ frontwoman, Nicci DeSoto (Nicci D.), perished in a motorcycle accident over the weekend. The Bay Area band had been a finalist in the No Label Needed contest and series. Falling to Pieces had formed in 2004, and Nicci joined two years ago along with former Bleeding […]

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Darkest Hour’s Mike Schleibaum On DIY Vs. Label

Posted by on May 28, 2010

In addition to helping out with the No Label Needed contest and series, Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum has been through a lot over the past 16 years since the band formed. Starting out on local labels, the band eventually went to Victory. They’ve since signed to E1, and are working on their first album […]

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Darkest Hour’s Mike Schleibaum’s Five Favorite No Label Needed Finalists

Posted by on March 18, 2010

Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum wrote a great post for the No Label Needed contest urging people to vote for their favorite bands. Iron Thrones ultimately won the contest, but Schleibaum  weighed in on his five favorite bands of the contest. Currently on the road with The Dillinger Escape Plan in support of their final album […]

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