After a five-album run on Victory and an album apiece on eOne and Sumerian,Darkest Hour decided to go it alone and crowdfund their ninth album. And while some campaigns when bands try to raise money are hit and miss, the Washington DC-area band will return to the studio this fall after a successful campaign. In just one month, the band raised $69,071, surpassing their goal of $50,000. They will be recording from September to October at GodCity Studio In Massachusetts, with Converge’s Kurt Ballou serving as the producer. While more details about the album will be announced soon, guitarist Mike Schleibaum has commented:
“We really want to focus on the playing for this album. We want bring the energetic, raw, emotion we exude live to tape this time. We love to jam and riff all day and we feel Kurt’s unique style of producing will compliment this perfectly. Also, it doesn’t hurt that we completely respect and trust him as both a friend and musician, meaning we feel this monumental task of bringing another Darkest Hour album to life will rest well in his hands. So with our sights set on Boston for this September we will get back to the riff dojo and start woodshed’n these jams!”
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