Darkest Hour announce new album, tour, sign to Southern Lord

Posted by on December 15, 2016


2017 is shaping up to be a huge year for Darkest Hour. The band has announced that their ninth album and first since 2014’s self-titled record, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, will be coming into the world on March 10th. The record was the fruit of an extremely successful IndieGoGo funding campaign that far exceeded their target goal.

Even more exciting is where Godless Prophets was recorded: the band enlisted visionary producer Kurt Ballou (High On Fire, Nails, Converge, Mutoid Man) for this release – Ballou has a very distinct sound to his productions, and the rawness of his recordings will be an interesting contrast to the more polished, mainstream self-titled. “Working at Godcity was the perfect vibe for this record and Kurt was everything we could have asked for in a producer,” says guitarist Mike Schleibaum. “The passion and experience he brought to the whole album really shows.” Another great wrinkle: the record will be released by revered underground label Southern Lord, (Sunn O))), Earth, Yob) who originally released the vinyl version of their debut album, The Mark Of The Judas. That’s another complete 180 from the previous record, which was released by Sumerian Records. Needless to say, this album is going to rule.

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 TBA


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