Washington D.C. metallers DARKEST HOUR will headline the Thrash and Burn Tour beginning on July 29. Support on the trek will come from PARKWAY DRIVE, MISERY SIGNALS, WINDS OF PLAGUE, STICK TO YOUR GUNS, ARSIS, LIGHT THIS CITY, ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS and AFTER THE BURIAL. Special guests scheduled to appear on select dates include SUICIDE SILENCE, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, EMMURE, VEIL OF MAYA, BROTHER VON DOOM and more.
The tour will showcase a diverse mix of underground metal bands who draw from decades of thrash, punk and hardcore to mold their 21st century sounds. DARKEST HOUR, fresh off its tour with AT THE GATES, has been chosen to headline this tour.
Thrash and Burn aims to give the underground metal fan a relatively inexpensive way to see two handfuls of the most relevant bands today in an indoor setting. Tour organizer Mike Mowery comments, "We aim to provide an inexpensive day of metal, thrash and punk. We've chosen a number of bands who complement each other very well, yet keeping it diverse enough so there's something for the shredders, the moshers and the scenesters alike."
DARKEST HOUR guitarist Mike Schleibaum adds, "DARKEST HOUR is excited to headline this year's inaugural Thrash and Burn tour. Touring with younger bands has always been something we have been about. It's a good way to keep metal evolving and progressing. We are stoked to be able to tour along with good friends MISERY SIGNALS, PARKWAY DRIVE, and LIGHT THIS CITY and of course we look forward to hanging and partying with all the new friends we are soon to make! We want to send 'Deliver Us' out with a party so see everyone in the pit!"
Thrash and Burn tour organizer Ash Avildsen had this to say, "We wanted to make a tour that could give people a chance to see young bands in the current underground that have made their own voice by drawing from a range of influences in heavy music throughout the past twenty years. I have always felt that DARKEST HOUR are one of the few bands that have truly been able to capture the timeless power of thrash and Gothenburg metal with the modern energy and passion of punk and hardcore. With that being said, we couldn't have asked for a better headliner to launch the Thrash and Burn Tour in 2008. And If there is one thing that can bring the worlds of metal, punk and hardcore together, it's a circle pit. Washington D.C.'s DARKEST HOUR will show you how this summer."
Thrash and Burn Tour dates:
Jul. 29 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
Jul. 30 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Theatre
Jul. 31 - Kansas City, KS - Beaumont
Aug. 01 - Dayton, OH - The Attic
Aug. 02 - Detroit, MI - Dirtfest
Aug. 03 - Milwaukee, WI - Robot Moshfest
Aug. 04 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
Aug. 05 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
Aug. 06 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Aug. 07 - Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade
Aug. 08 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
Aug. 10 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Aug. 15 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Aug. 16 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Aug. 17 - Virginia Beach, VA - The Norva
Aug. 18 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
Aug. 19 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Aug. 20 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
Aug. 22 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Aug. 23 - Houston, TX - Java Jazz Outdoors
Aug. 24 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Aug. 25 - El Paso, TX - Club 101
Aug. 26 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Aug. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
Aug. 28 - San Diego, CA - Soma
Aug. 29 - Bakersfield, CA - The Dom
Sep. 03 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Fan-filmed video footage (with soundboard audio) of DARKEST HOUR performing the song "Doomsayer" live at the Starlite room in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada can be viewed below.