Darkest Hour announce new album ‘Perpetual | Terminal,’ share title track

DC metalcore vets Darkest Hour have announced their tenth album and first in seven years, Perpetual | Terminal, due February 23 via MNRK Heavy (pre-order).

“The record’s theme centers around the duality of survival while embracing rebirth,'” says 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.”

The first single is the title track, which finds the band’s aughts-era melodic metalcore in fine form and sounding as fresh as ever. “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. Lyrically, it touches on all of the themes of the record — an album centered around the duality of survival and rebirth. Or, you could just say, some new music from old friends who just won’t ever give up.”

Listen and watch the Mirko Witzki-directed video below.

Darkest Hour are also about to begin a tour with Fit For An Autopsy, Exodus, and Undeath this week, and that monster four-band bill hits the NYC-area on December 7 at Starland Ballroom and December 9 at Mulcahy’s. All dates are listed below.

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“Perpetual | Terminal”
“Societal Bile”
“A Prayer to the Holy Death”
“The Nihilist Undone”
“One With the Void”
“Amor Fati”
“Love is Fear”
“New Utopian Dream”
“My Only Regret”
“Goddess of War, Give Me Something to Die For”

Fit For An Autopsy / Exodus / Darkest Hour / Undeath — 2023 Tour Dates
11/15 — Fort Lauderdale, FL — Revolution
11/16 — St. Petersburg, FL — Jannus Live
11/17 — Destin, FL — Club LA
11/18 — Little Rock, AR — The Hall
11/19 — New Orleans, LA — The Civic Theatre
11/20 — San Antonio, TX — Vibes Event Center
11/21 — El Paso, TX — Rockhouse Bar & Grill
11/22 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
11/24 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues
11/25 — Las Vegas, NV — House of Blues
11/26 — Tucson, AZ — Encore
11/28 — Grand Junction, CO — Mesa Theater
11/29 — Colorado Springs, CO — The Black Sheep
11/30 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theater
12/1 — Sauget, IL — Pop’s
12/2 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
12/3 — Fort Wayne, IN — Piere’s Entertainment Center
12/4 — Nashville, TN — Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
12/5 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogart’s
12/7 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
12/8 — Hartford, CT — The Webster
12/9 — Wantagh, NY — Mulcahy’s Concert Hall
12/10 — New Kensington, PA — Preserving Underground