Washington, DC metalcore pioneers DARKEST HOUR announce a run of West Coast tour dates for December, with a nine-city co-headlining tour alongside Unearth.
Offers DARKEST HOUR, "2019, we are not done with you yet. Just added some shows on the West Coast with our dudes in Unearth! We have seen all the amazing feedback from you all, and we have listened. Both bands will be playing FULL headlining, rip'n, face melting sets. We have had a ton of fun all over the world with Unearth and we are stoked to slide these dates in before the end of the year. We have some huge things in store for 2020 but if you live in these cities come out and party like its 1999 with us and Unearth!"
A month later, DARKEST HOUR will kick off 2020 with a return to Europe for a sixteen-city special 25th anniversary tour, where they'll be joined by special guests Fallujah, Bloodlet, Une Misere, and Lowest Creature.
The band comments, "It is with extreme excitement that we announce what we hope to be one of many tour's next year celebrating our 25th anniversary! Over these past twenty-five years we have toured with both new and established bands and have always worked hard to make our tour packages diverse and interesting. This tour is in keeping with that tradition. Fallujah is ripping progressive death metal who have had our attention for a while, can't wait to see these riffs live. Bloodlet is a very special band to us. One of our early influences, it is EASY to say we would not be a band (or at least not the same band) without their influence. We grew up going to their shows and it's a joy to be able to share the stage with them. We got to see Une Misere play this summer and were impressed, insanely heavy, Icelandic mosh of the highest form. Lowest Creature is a killer blend of classic metal elements we all love translated with a new and distinctly Swedish twist. Oh, and you know we will have a few surprises planned for this set special 25th anniversary set. See you in the pit!"
Produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge), DARKEST HOUR's eleventh LP, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, continues to solidify the band's legacy as a major metal powerhouse. Raw, complex, melodic, yet cutting with razor blade precision, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora is a fierce album which shows the long-running band as lethal and ravenous as ever. Following its 217 release through Southern Lord, the band has continued to tour regularly throughout North America and Europe.
Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora is available on CD, black vinyl LP, picture disc LP, and all digital platforms via Southern Lord; find ordering options at the label's webstore HERE
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DARKEST HOUR Tour Dates:
Co-Headlining West Coast US Tour w/ Unearth:
12/06/2019 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
12/07/2019 Dante's - Portland, OR
12/09/2019 The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
12/10/2019 Club 1720 - Los Angeles, CA
12/11/2019 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
12/12/2019 Pubrock - Scottsdale, AZ
12/13/2019 601 Fremont - Las Vegas, NV
12/14/2019 Mesa Theater - Grand Junction, CO
12/15/2019 The Roxy Theatre - Denver, CO
25th Anniversary Tour w/ Fallujah, Bloodlet, Une Misere, Lowest Creature:
1/17/2020 Weiße Rose - Karlsruhe, DE
1/18/2020 Kavka - Antwerp, BE
1/19/2020 Petit Bain - Paris, FR
1/20/2020 Rebellion - Manchester, UK
1/21/2020 Underworld - London, UK
1/22/2020 Willem Twee - Den Bosch, NL
1/23/2020 Conne Island - Leipzig, DE
1/24/2020 Logo - Hamburg, DE
1/25/2020 Bi Nuu - Berlin, DE
1/26/2020 Hydrozagadka - Warsaw, PL
1/27/2020 Arena - Vienna, AU
1/28/2020 Futurum - Prague, CZ
1/29/2020 Dürer Kert - Budapest, HU
1/30/2020 Backstage - Munich, DE
1/31/2020 Kiff - Aarau, CH
2/01/2020 Matrix - Bochum, DE
"The quest that DARKEST HOUR, the DC melodeath warriors, have been on for more than two decades is one that is wholly about tearing faces off with precision, intent, and riffs. The band's most recent album, last year's great Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, showcased them knowing exactly what kind of music they wanted to make and how to make it." - Noisey
"This album is full of death metal riffs, savage hardcore pummeling in drums, and melodic beauty, making for a terrific heavy record. Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora is a work that feels like the good ole days of outstanding hardcore that meets today's brilliant technicality and soaring metal. This is unlike anything that DARKEST HOUR has presented before in their discography, and dare I say it: their best work. 9.5/10" - Metal Injection
"As rich and ferocious as it is blessedly authentic...a freshly bloodthirsty DARKEST HOUR with a gritty edge and a fretwork at the forefront...With some of the band's early spirit restored, some newly memorable songwriting skills, and superbly euphoric guitarwork, it would seem that DARKEST HOUR plus Kurt Ballou plus Kris Norris is as killer a formula as expected." - Metal Hammer
"They're firmly back on the horse here with a collection of acerbic aural hand grenades...the quintet set about ripping you limb from limb from the outset...A ripper." - Rock Sound