Darkest Hour will be recording their ninth album at GodCity Studio in Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge) from September to October 2016. They completed a crowdfunding campaign, exceeding its initial goal of $50,000 by nearly $20,000. They also launched a new pre order page.
Guitarist Mike Schleibaum commented:
“We really want to focus on the playing for this album. We want bring the energetic, raw, emotion we exude live to tape this time. We love to jam and riff all day and we feel Kurt’s unique style of producing will compliment this perfectly. Also, it doesn’t hurt that we completely respect and trust him as both a friend and musician, meaning we feel this monumental task of bringing another Darkest Hour album to life will rest well in his hands. So with our sights set on Boston for this September we will get back to the riff dojo and start woodshed’n these jams!”