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Washington DC, United States (1995 – present)

Darkest Hour is a / band currently signed to Sumerian Records. The band is officially based in Washington, DC, but several of the members live in Richmond, Virginia. Their sound is akin to classic European metal acts such as At the Gates and In Flames, but it is noted for the incorporation of elements of and music. Over the years they have toured with many influential acts, including The Crown, Zao, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Thrice, and Soilwork. They also played 2004’s Ozzfest.

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Formation (1994−1999)

Darkest Hour was formed on September 23, 1995 and initially consisted of vocalist John Henry, guitarist Mike Schleibaum, bassist Raul Mayorga and drummer Matt Maben.

The band released its first EP titled The Misanthrope in 1996 on a local label called Death Truck Records. In 1996, Darkest Hour cut a single titled “Paths of Despair” for East Coast Empire Records’ The Harder They Come compilation. The song proceeds at a slower, grueling tempo in comparison to the up-beat tempo the band would come to be known for. In 1999, Darkest Hour released another EP titled The Prophecy Fulfilled on another label called Art Monk Construction.
The Mark of the Judas and So Sedated, So Secure (2000−2002)

The addition of second guitarist Fred Ziomek, bassist Billups Allen and drummer Ryan Parrish saw the band release their first full-length LP The Mark of the Judas in 2000, on the now-defunct M.I.A. Records.

The Mark of the Judas was not widely promoted or distributed due to M.I.A. Records going out of business not long after the album’s release.

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  • Aki_Kato

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    31 Oct 8:58am Reply
  • buttheadstorm

    Bought the new album and have given it quite a few listens now... and it's easily one of their best albums, but it's definitely not for those who aren't into actual singing

    28 Oct 1:32am Reply
  • bobo9390

    I'm not seeing how it's all that bad. Guitar work is good as always. The clean vocals are well executed imo. I just think some people get butthurt about clean singing in general.

    20 Oct 12:52am Reply
  • mothertruker

    what happened to DH?

    18 Oct 4:39pm Reply
  • herviross_2

    @versionfiv: Extremely disappointing, in my opinion.

    18 Oct 9:12am Reply
  • versionfiv

    how's that new album ? havent listened to this band since eternal return which i liked.

    15 Oct 10:04pm Reply
  • Ovel_ha

    reasons why the new album is the worst: 1 listen to previous albums. . you answered my question by yourself [3]

    8 Oct 4:10pm Reply
  • Ric1987

    Different than what I'm used to with Undoing Ruin/Deliver Us for sure. Not bad though.

    23 Sep 11:54am Reply
  • mituza

    Новый релиз на уровне!!!есть достойные темки,вообщем я рад)

    21 Sep 6:41pm Reply
  • gonebabygone_

    love the new album

    21 Sep 5:50pm Reply
  • bkbker1g

    reasons why the new album is the worst: 1 listen to previous albums. . you answered my question by yourself [2]

    15 Sep 10:19am Reply
  • federicogambato

    reasons why the new album is the worst: 1 listen to previous albums. . you answered my question by yourself

    14 Sep 9:08pm Reply
  • In_Flare

    *oh no new album isn't their best fuck NO! Just look at Undoing Ruin and Deliver Us* they boring.... and all songs are similar

    3 Sep 3:49am Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Darkest Hour

    1 Sep 8:14pm Reply
  • Ovel_ha

    oh no new album isn't their best fuck NO! Just look at Undoing Ruin and Deliver Us

    30 Aug 1:40am Reply
  • In_Flare

    New album is easily their best.[1]

    29 Aug 5:31am Reply
  • eerpSgnilliK

    Bear Huntin' ...feels like TBT !!

    28 Aug 9:14pm Reply
  • Joizo

    New album is easily their best.

    28 Aug 1:51pm Reply
  • Deliberated

    Loving the tags on the new songs. I like it, nothing amazing, but a pretty solid album from what I've listened. People need to calm down. Clean vocals are not the end of the world.

    21 Aug 2:18pm Reply
  • herviross_2

    @MisterMagician: Check out Anti-Axis and Beneath The Blackening Sky.

    20 Aug 10:46am Reply
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