DARKEST HOUR Signs With MNRK HEAVY; New Album Due In Early 2024

July 11, 2023

MNRK Heavy has announced the signing of DARKEST HOUR. Under this new worldwide deal, the Washington, D.C. metal band will release its tenth studio album in early 2024.

MNRK's SVP of rock and metal Scott Givens, says: "We are thrilled to welcome DARKEST HOUR back to MNRK Heavy and look forward to unleashing their amazing new record."

Mike Schleibaum, DARKEST HOUR's guitarist, says: "We are beyond excited to announce our partnership with MNRK HEAVY! We have been working for years with members of their team on various other projects and know they will help give our new album the worldwide release it deserves. We have always strived to bring our unique blend of thrash, metal, hardcore, and punk to the largest audience possible, and with the massive reach of MNRK, we are confident and ready to begin the next chapter of our band's story."

MRNK Heavy will also reissue DARKEST HOUR's 2017 studio album "Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora", on several vinyl variants and digitally on DSPs. The album was produced by underground legend Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) at his Godcity complex and is already destined to be a metalcore classic.

DARKEST HOUR vocalist John Henry says: "'Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora' has always held a special place in our hearts and in our discography. Over the process of working on this reissue, our love for this album has only grown deeper. We are happy to announce the vinyl variants and its re-emergence on worldwide streaming services."

A bastard child born of the mid-1990s punk/metal/hardcore movement, DARKEST HOUR combines the passion, energy, and soul of punk/hardcore with the style, speed, vengeance, and fury of melodic speed/thrash/death metal. DARKEST HOUR has helped define the entire New Wave Of American Metal sound as one of modern metal/core pioneers, a sound that gave the metal and hardcore/punk world the revitalization it surely needed. This style blended the raw, hardcore punk of the 1980s with the Scandinavian death metal of the 1990s and forged a sound that would later become the template for modern metal.

Since its inception 21 years ago, DARKEST HOUR has released nine studio full-length albums (via 11 different record labels),appeared in major motion pictures and U.S. television shows and video games, and toured the world extensively, covering six of the seven continents.

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