Washington DC's DARKEST HOUR have just posted two brand-new webisodes on their MySpace page. In the videos, the whole band breaks down their entire new album, The Eternal Return, track by track, giving fans a real insight into what this record means to them.
DARKEST HOUR's "The Eternal Giveaway" contest kicks off on Tuesday to coincide with the album's release. In each CD, there is a Victory Metal insert with a unique code. Fans can log on to www.victorymetal.com/darkesthour to enter the code and see if they are an Instant Winner. All pre-orders are eligible for the contest as well. Prizes include a house party with a DARKEST HOUR performance, tickets and backstage passes to the band's fall tour, BBQ with the band on the Summer Slaughter tour, the framed original artwork for The Eternal Return and full DARKEST HOUR catalog, and TONS more. For a full list of prizes, visit www.victorymetal.com/darkesthour.
In advance of The Eternal Return's release this Tuesday, June 23, the first single, "No God," is currently available on iTunes.
DARKEST HOUR is currently on the Summer Slaughter tour with Suffocation and Necrophagist. The complete list of tour dates is below. Visit DARKEST HOUR's revamped MySpace for tour updates at http://www.myspace.com/darkesthour.
The Eternal Return, due June 23, 2009 on Victory Records, is DARKEST HOUR's sixth full-length album. The band tapped producer Brian McTernan (Senses Fail, Thrice, From Autumn to Ashes) and recorded at his Baltimore, MD-based Salad Days Studio.
DARKEST HOUR on the SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR w/ Necrophagist & Suffocation:
6/18 - SAN ANTONIO, TX - WHITE RABBIT
6/19 - HOUSTON, TX - JAVA JAZZ OUTDOORS
6/20 - SAN ANTONIO, TX - WHITE RABBIT
6/21 - DALLAS, TX - HOUSE OF BLUES
6/23 - DENVER, CO - GOTHIC THEATRE
6/24 - ALBUQUERQUE, NM – SUNSHINE
6/25 – EL PASO, TX – CHIC'S
6/26 - PHOENIX, AZ - THE MARQUEE THEATRE
6/27 - SAN DIEGO, CA – SOMA
6/28 - ANAHEIM, CA - THE GROVE
6/29 - LAS VEGAS, NV- HOUSE OF BLUES
6/30 - LOS ANGELES, CA - HOUSE OF BLUES
7/1 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - GRAND BALLROOM
7/2 - PORTLAND, OR - ROSELAND THEATRE
7/3 - SEATTLE, WA - KING CAT THEATRE
7/6 - CALGARY, AB - THE WHISKY
7/7 - SPOKANE, WA - KNITTING FACTORY
7/9 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FIRST AVENUE
7/10 - MILWAUKEE, W I - THE RAVE
7/11 - BIRCHRUN, MI - DIRTFEST (BIRCH RUN EXPO CENTER)
7/12 - LAKEWOOD, OH - THE PHANTASY
7/13 - CHICAGO, IL - HOUSE OF BLUES
7/14 - CINCINNATI, OH - BOGART'S
7/15 - TORONTO, ON - SOUND FACTORY
7/16 - MONTREAL, QC - LE MEDLEY
7/17 - CLIFTON PARK, NY - NORTHERN LIGHTS
7/18 - WORCESTER, MA - PALLADIUM
7/19 - NEW YORK, NY- IRVING PLAZA
7/20 - NEW YORK, NY- IRVING PLAZA