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Darkest Hour Are Reborn On Their Tenth Album // "Perpetual | Terminal"

Washington, D.C. quintet Darkest Hour have announced their tenth album Perpetual | Terminal, arriving February 23rd via MNRK Heavy. The band introduced the new album by sharing the video for the title track — watch it hereThe track is packed full of incendiary thrash riffs that light the entire album’s fuse as furious drums and bass underline a clarion call on the chorus. The barrage subsides for a classically inspired acoustic bridge, giving way to a brutal send-off.

"This is a whole Darkest Hour album in one song," the band says. "It felt like the perfect album opener, eventually became the title track, and therefore is the perfect place to start as we present this new album to the world." 

“The record’s theme centers around the duality of ‘"survival while embracing rebirth,’” notes guitarist Mike Schleibaum. “We keep killing parts of ourselves to make new parts and survive. The story of the record is the story of the band. We’re still here, and we’re giving the world a body of work that’s representative of our music today. We’ve realized relationships, tours, good times, everything that seems to give life meaning, is terminal—and will inevitably end. Nevertheless, we’re 46-year-old dudes who love this music enough to put up with the trials and tribulations of being artists in a touring band.”

“As much as this one is our story, it belongs to every listener now. We have dedicated our lives to this because it is nothing short of a privilege to travel the world, create art, and connect with fellow lovers of metal. We tell everyone and anyone who will listen, ‘Go follow your fucking dream. Find life and live it till the wheels fall off.’ We founded this band and this dream so many years ago on this simple foundation and I can’t imagine anything better than being able to continue making music with my friends.”

Ultimately, rebirth makes Darkest Hour sound unapologetically, unequivocally, and undeniably alive.

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