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GWAR @ House Of Vans

GWAR, Mutoid Man and Darkest Hour will destroy Brooklyn with this free show that will happen for the first to arrive. Good luck getting into this one.

Darkest Hour @ Gramercy Theatre

Darkest Hour will perform “Undoing Ruin” in its entirety with this performance and be joined by Dead To Fall, Beyond Dishonor, Oath.

Prepare Ye Metalheads For The Summer Slaughter Of 2011

I just saw the poster for the 2011 edition of the Summer Slaughter Tour and I figured that I would post it for the Metal Republic to check out and discuss the bands that are participating for this go round.   Unless something changes for whatever reason the show will be headlined by Black Dahlia Murder and come with direct support from Whitechapel.  The rest of the bands involved are Darkest Hour, Dying Fetus, Six Feet Under, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshrot Apocalypse and the halftime show will be a special performance by Powerglove.  One of these things is NOT like the other eh?  Check out the poster below.

At this point in time I am not yet sure I am even going to attend because Spring has only just arrived and this is many months away.  I’ve seen a number of the bands in action before but if a good number of Metal friends are planning on convening at this then it could sway my vote.   What are your thoughts on the event and the participants?  I’d love to hear from you all on it.

Darkest Hour: Live Photos @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (7/19/2009): Summer Slaughter

Darkest Hour was helping the Metal night move along at the 2009 Summer Slaughter Tour and that wide array of crushing Metal powers was discussed in full on THIS LINK. Now please enjoy the photographs that were captured during their time on the stage.

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Darkest Hour by Ken Pierce (2009)

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Darkest Hour by Ken Pierce (2009)

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Necrophagist @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (7/19/2009): Summer Slaughter

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Artist: Necrophagist
Venue: The Fillmore NY (New York, NY)
Opener: Suffocation, Ensiferum, Darkest Hour, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Blackguard
Date: 7/19/2009
Label: Relapse Records

Last summer the Big Apple hosted the Summer Slaughter tour which found an incredible sampling of Heavy Metal’s finest delivering the goods for one long day of Metal. It was a show that presented relative newcomers to the public eye with bands like Psycroptic, Whitechapel and Born Of Osiris while also delivering the growing in popularity groups such as Despised Icon, The Faceless and The Aborted. The heavy hitter portion of the night came via Cryptopsy, Vader and Kataklysm with the whole shebang being headlined by the Black Dahlia Murder. “Whew” was all that many of the Metal faithful could muster after being a part of this almost eight hour event at the Fillmore NY. The show was great for the most part and we reported on it in full, but even that lineup found us realizing that there were several faults along the way. For starters it might have been smart to sacrifice at least one band to allow for an extra song from each of the groups as opposed to the uneven nature in set times that we got. The numerous bands found the first grouping playing for just about thirty minutes if not less. We also would have switched around the roster a little bit for while we love what The Black Dahlia Murder does, we did not feel that they should have been headlining over the might of bands like Vader and Kataklysm. Believe it or not, Vader actually only played about 20 minutes while we got over an hour of the BDM. Clearly something was wrong but that is a tale for another review. The 2009 edition of Summer Slaughter would present the might of a headlining Necrophagist with direct support from Suffocation. Also on the bill were Viking Metal titans Ensiferum, Darkest Hour, Winds Of Plague, Dying Fetus, Born Of Osiris, Origin, Beneath The Massacre, After The Burial, Decrepit Birth and Blackguard.
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