Darkest Hour have released a video for Love As A Weapon, which comes off their latest release The Human Romance. The video is a montage of explosions, crashes, natural disasters, genocide, decaying flesh, and more. Basically what we horror fans watch on a daily basis. Also, speaking of horror movies, I could swear that several of these clips are taken from horror films. Dare I say I think one of these clips was taken from the opening credits of the remake of The Hills Have Eyes?
The band has also released an instrumental version of the song on iTunes
. Guitarist Mike Schleibaum states: “Attention geeks, shredders, stem junkies and Karaoke fanatics. We’re very stoked to offer you the instrumental version of The Human Romance
. Feel free to download away and enjoy. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up the record then by all means start with the version that has our very own John Henry singing on it. After all it ain’t the DH with out the JH. These instrumentals will take you on one hell of an epic sonic journey so pick em both up, learn these words and scream your ass off with us at the shows!”
Check out the video after the jump and you’ll also find the remaining Summer Slaughter tour dates, which Darkest Hour is currently on. What a treat! READ MORE
Although no tour dates have been set, that hasn’t stopped the official announcement of The Summer Slaughter Tour which features headline The Black Dahlia Murder and support coming from Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Dying Fetus, and Powerglove. Fans can also vote for which band should be the opener on the tour circuit at the Official Facebook.
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with Nick and Lech of tech-metal band As Blood Runs Black. The guys are currently on the Atticus Metal Tour III with Born of Osiris, Darkest Hour, and The Human Abstract. They also recently released their sophomore album, ‘Instinct‘. Check after the jump for the exclusive interview where they chat touring, the new album, horror and, probably most importantly, Playboy.
Periphery has announced a contest for all you audio techs and DJ’s out there: Remix their song ‘Icarus Lives’ and it might just appear on their upcoming EP, Icarus Lives!, which is scheduled to be released in early 2011. Here is what guitarist Misha Mansoor has said about this contest: ”Hey guys, since all of us in PERIPHERY are such huge electronic music fans, we came up with a fun idea. We want to do a remix contest for our song ‘Icarus Lives!’ just to see what all you talented folk out there could do with it. We will give you just the vocals and let you go to town on it, be it a trance, house, dubstep, electronica, glitch, drum & bass or whatever your flavor is remix. Make it as crazy or as true to the original as you want, or anything in between, we want to hear what you guys can do, but originality and creativity are always well appreciated. The best part is that the winner’s song will be on our upcoming EP that is due early next year. Have at it.”
Periphery will be hitting the road for a rather sizable tour with Veil of Maya and Darkest Hour later this month and stretching well into December (tour dates after the jump). They also announced that they are working on a follow-up to their self-titled debut album, which was released earlier this year. Guitarist Misha Mansoor checked in with some thoughts:
“Hey everyone, it’s been an amazing whirlwind of a year for PERIPHERY and there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon. We are currently preparing for a long tour with Darkest Hour, Veil of Maya and Revocation, which is going to be a blast and we can’t wait to get back out there to play for everyone. Also, we encourage everyone to come and meet us at our merch booth after each and every show to come and hang with us. We love hearing feedback from our fans and getting a chance to meet new people.
“We also will have a fresh new, longer setlist with a BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW SONG and a few fun surprises just for this tour. We are also giving lessons on our respective instruments (a lot of days are already booked!), so please come out early to see us and jam with us. Contact us on myspace or facebook if you are interested in lessons.
Chicago progressive/tech/melodic metal band Veil Of Maya will be hitting the road this November with Darkest Hour and Periphery throughout North America. This tour comes after the successful Summer Slaughter festival and will hit most of the big cities in the States as well as a few cities in Canada. Check out the tour dates after the jump.