Washington D.C.-based metallers DARKEST HOUR have posted the first two in a series of clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the band's fifth full-length record, "The Eternal Return".
"The Eternal Return" will be released on June 23 via Victory Records. The CD was produced by Brian McTernan (SENSES FAIL, THRICE, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES) at his Baltimore, Maryland studio, Salad Days.
"The Eternal Return" track listing:
01. Devolution Of The Flesh
02. Death Worship
03. The Tides
04. No God
06. Blessed Infection
08. A Distorted Utopia
09. Black Sun
10. Into The Grey
Check out the cover artwork below.
Commented Mike Schleibaum: "To put it simply, this is a metal record made by dudes who have dedicated half of our lives to aggressive, unrelenting music."
He added: "I am very proud of the hard work and passion that both the band and producer Brian McTernan poured into this. After 14 years, we've decided there's no reason to put out DARKEST HOUR records other then for ourselves and for the people that love this band. This record has no hidden agenda, no pop hit, or stylistic departure to broaden the fan base. Rather, it is a sick thrash, speed, melodic, metal record! It feels like it has all the aggression and speed of our 'Hidden Hands…'  record, the melody and songwriting of 'Undoing Ruin' , and the technicality and musicianship of 'Deliver Us' . We encourage anyone who has loved our records in the past or present to check it out. And if you've never found something that's connected with you in a DARKEST HOUR record before, then take some time to listen to this one, because this is a defining DARKEST HOUR record… We look forward to playing new songs on our upcoming European tour with BLEEDING THROUGH and on this year's Summer Slaughter Tour!"
DARKEST HOUR last year parted ways with guitarist Kris Norris and replaced him with Houston's Mike "Lonestar" Carrigan, who filled in for Kris during the U.S. Thrash and Burn tour.
The band's last CD, "Deliver Us", was released in July 2007 via Victory Records. The follow-up to 2005's "Undoing Ruin" was recorded at the Warehouse in Vancouver, Canada.