A bastard child born of the mid-'90s punk/metal/hardcore movement, Washington, DC’s DARKEST HOUR combine the passion, energy, and soul of punk/hardcore with the style, speed, vengeance, and fury of melodic speed/thrash/death metal.
Darkest Hour have helped defined the entire New Wave of American Metal sound as one of the pioneers of modern metal/core. A sound that gave the metal and hardcore/punk world the revitalization it surely needed. This style blended the raw, hardcore punk of the '80s, with the Scandinavian death metal of the 90s and forged a sound that would later become the template for modern metal.
Since their inception 20+ years ago, Darkest Hour has released 8 studio full-lengths (via 11 different record labels), appeared in major motion pictures and US television shows, video games, and have toured the world extensively covering 6 of the 7 continents.
While many of their contemporaries have decided to hang it up, Darkest Hour is still charging ahead with invigorated spirit. In 2016, the same rabid fan base that helped propel the band into the national spotlight helped push them to reach another milestone by crowdfunding the album. The band then partnered with California-based Southern Lord Records to help complete the release and distribution of this fan-fueled release.
Drawing from the band's 20+ years’ experience, this album solidified Darkest Hour’s legacy as a metal powerhouse. Raw as all hell, musically complex, melodic, yet cutting with razor blade precision, Darkest Hour’s ninth full-length record, Godless Prophets and the Migrant Flora (2017) is fierce and hungry for blood. Produced by underground legend Kurt Ballou (Converge), at his Godcity complex, it's destined to be a Metal classic.