Darkest Hour Radio

Welcome to Darkest Hour Radio. Host Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour guitarist and lover of all things metal) brings you behind the scenes as Darkest Hour unleash their newest album, Godless Prophets and The Migrant Flora, upon the world. Discussions range from the band’s world tour plans to the making of the new album and everything in between. Schleibaum will be interviewing all the people behind the creation of Darkest Hour’s newest album including the crew members, band members, label representatives, and anyone else who had a hand in the creation of Godless Prophets and the Migrant Flora. He’ll also be taking the podcast on the road with the band so look for a few surprise guests as well. So tune in, internet land, and let’s talk about DARKEST HOUR! 
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Sep 11, 2017
West Coast Dec 2017 Tour Announcement: Back on the air after a long break host and Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum announces a USA west coast run of tour dates with support form Warbringer and Exmortus. He also gives us all an update on whats going on inside the darkest hour inner circle including a chat with fellow Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Theobald. The guys talk tour, Pacific Northwest, a bit of Devin Townsend history, and of course what new stuff all the Darkest Hour guys are geeking out on this week! Make sure to check out our previous podcasts as well as our upcoming tour dates:
Darkest Hour Winter Tour 2017
12/01 Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar 
12/02 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
12/03 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
12/07 Spokane, WA - The Pin
12/08 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven 
12/09 Vancouver, BC - The Venue
12/10 Portland, OR - Analog Theatre
12/12 Fresno, CA - Strummers
12/14 Los Angeles, CA - 1720
12/15 Upland, CA - Gideon’s Hall
Feb 15, 2017
Darkest Hour Radio - Episode 8: Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora Pt. 1. Breaking from the current format once again, this episode features a more story tellers perspective. Host and Darkest Hour guitarist, Mike Schleibaum, plays the latest 3 darkest hour singles as he discusses aspects of their recording, composition, and birth as songs. In part one this two part episode its all about our the album, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora. The playlist includes:
- Knife in the Safe Room
- Timeless Numbers
- Those Who Survived
- A Surprise DH Song! 


Feb 1, 2017
Darkest Hour Radio - Episode Seven: Influences Pt.1 - Breaking from the current format this episode features more of a storytellers perspective as host and Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum takes us a trip through Darkest Hour history. In this part one of a two-part episode he explores a few key songs that helped define the core-sound of the band so many years back. His playlist includes:
At the Gates - Blinded By Fear
Damnation ad - The Hanged Man
Entombed - Wreckage 
In Flames - Episode 666
Propagandhi - Fuck the Boarder
Darkest Hour - Knife in the Safe Room
Jan 23, 2017

Hear the co-founders of the band in this first time ever interview between Darkest Hour's Mike Schleibaum and Darkest Hour's John Henry. The duo talks about their humble beginnings, johns early influences, his development of his vocal technique, lyrical and sonic themes of the new album, and why they nickname him "the riff executioner!" 

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Jan 10, 2017

Darkest Hour Guitarist and host Mike Schleibaum interviews former Darkest Hour Guitarist AND current Darkest Hour co-collaborator; Kris Norris. In this episode we travel back in time for some old darkest hour stories as well as some discussion about our new album and our collaboration with Kris. We also discuss working with Devin Townsend, Kris’s guitar idols, and our mutual love for all things guitar pro

Jan 3, 2017
Darkest Hour Guitarist and host Mike Schleibaum interviews Darkest Hour drummer, Travis Orbin. In this episode we turn the spotlight on the man behind the kit and hear from him on a multitude of topics such as his humble rock beginnings, his current playing philosophy, or even his love for all things Zappa. In our continuing exploration of the behind the scenes making of Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, Travis talks a bit about working with producer Kurt Ballou and how Darkest Hour songs come to life!


Dec 27, 2016
In this episode three, host Mike Schleibaum interviews fellow Darkest Hour bassist Aaron Deal. Aaron and Mike have been friends since their very first musical endeavors. Deal has written and recorded two albums with the band, his second, the new Godless Prophets and The Migrant Flora. Hide your razors as Darkest Hours beard ifficinato talks early influences, growing up around dc music, crowd funding, his quest for vegetarian food, love for all things madonna, his roll as a bass player in the writing process, and of course Lonestar's Wendy's order! 


Dec 20, 2016

In episode two Host Mike Schleibaum interviews fellow Darkest Hour guitarist and member of the DH family Michael "Lonestar" Carrigan. Lonestar has been with the band since 2009 and has been a co-creator and conspirator with us ever since. He has written and recorded 4 albums with the darkest hour, the 4th of course being our newest album Godless Prophets and the Migrant Flora. Mike interviews Lonestar on various topics such as his history with guitar, their top 10 guitarist influences, working with Kurt Ballou, how a Darkest Hour song is created, his thoughts on crowdfunding and our recent partnership with Southern Lord Records.  

Dec 6, 2016

Host Mike Schleibaum interviews long time tour manager, lighting tech, merchandiser, and all around amazing road crew member, Tito Picon. He has been with the band for easily over a decade and since then we've accomplished a lot of "firsts" with him over the years. We are very happy to have him as our inaugural guest. In episode one we introduce you all to our US tour starting Feb 17, 2017 and all the bands who are coming along for the tour. We'll be jamming some tracks from Ringworm, Rotten Sound, Tombs, and Rivers of Nihil so make sure to crank it up and distort everything!