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DARKEST HOUR AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2011 with special guest Carnifex


In the beginning it seemed like a terrible mistake. But it was inevitable that the heavy metal and punk worlds would collide. In a movement spawned by the likes of Exodus and Cro-Mags, it was Darkest Hour that led it into the new millennium. Now, Darkest Hour is coming back to Australian shores to remind audiences why they’re one of the most important metal bands of recent history.  Joining them on this five-date tour will be Carnifex, whose dark and abrasive brand of death metal will tear audiences to shreds. Since their inception in 1995, Darkest Hour has produced some of the most important music of its genre including 2000’s Mark Of Judas and 2005’s Undoing Ruin. In 2009 they released The Eternal Return, which saw the band perfecting their formula to its penultimate level, and are currently in the studio recording their seventh full-length, which will undoubtedly not be disappointing.  Their tour of Australia will find the band performing new songs, in preparation for a February 2011 release, as well as old favourites for a show that will have moshpits moving and many heads banging. Non-stop touring and methodical songwriting have seen Carnifex rise quickly among the modern death metal ranks. Their debut album, The Diseased And The Poisoned, was armed to the teeth with an arsenal of blast beats, machine gun riffs and vocals from the pits of hell, while the musical growth of their 2010 sophomore release, Hell Chose Me, has seen them tour with the likes of As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, Unearth and The Black Dahlia Murder. With a live show that reflects the brutality and aggressiveness of their albums, audiences are going to get pummeled.   For the first time since 2006, Darkest Hour are returning to these shores to blow audiences away with music that still pushes the melodic death metal genre to the extreme and proves that they’re still a metal powerhouse to be reckoned with.


Tickets on sale 12th November - 9am

Tuesday 4th January - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane QLD (18+)

Tickets available from www.thehifi.com.au, 1300 The Hifi, all Oztix outlets including Rocking Horse, Skinnys, Butterbeats, Music Mania and Kill The Music Wednesday 5th January - The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW (Lic/AA)

Tickets from Factory Theatre Box Office 02 9550 3666 www.factorytheatre.com.au

Thursday 6th January – “Wagga:Open:Air” – Music Bowl, Wagga Wagga NSW (AA)

Tickets available from Moshtix on 1300 438 849, www.moshtix.com.au and all Moshtix outlets or Billy Hyde Music, Wagga Wagga Friday 7th January - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne VIC (18+)

Tickets available from www.thehifi.com.au, 1300 The Hifi, all Oztix outlets including Greville Records and Polyester Records

Saturday 8th January - Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA (Lic/AA)

Tickets available from Moshtix on 1300 438 849 or www.moshtix.com.au, and Venuetix on (08) 8225 8888 or www.venuetix.com.au


Sunday 9th January - Amplifier Bar, Perth WA (18+)

Tickets available from Moshtix 1300 438 849 www.moshtix.com.au, Heatseeker www.heatseeker.com.au 78’s Records Perth and Mills Fremantle


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