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Darkest Hour, ‘Timeless Numbers’ – Exclusive Song Premiere

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It’s been nearly three years since Darkest Hour dropped their 2014 self-titled album, and they are set to return in 2017 with Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora, their ninth studio effort. The band has teamed up with Loudwire to premiere “Timeless Numbers,” a melodic and brutish track off the forthcoming album.

A manhandling track, “Timeless Numbers” is a visceral exercise in clever tempo changes set to beatdown riffs with crushing low end with an arrangement that aligns itself with a bucking, blind-mad bull. Dissonant melodies are injected throughout the musclebound riffing while vocalist John Henry’s biting vocal performance adds the final layer of ferocity.

“This song, like the first tack we released, has a dual meaning,” guitarist Mike Schleibaum tells us. “The first is the continuation of the storyline that permeates the album. In this track we see our main character struggle with the inherit history of the culture he / she was brought up in and the realization that it was always in our nature to divide and consume ourselves.”

Continuing, the axeman says, “In simpler terms, it is a reflection on the drain of modern life and the subsequent division / internal destruction that this life seems to always lead humanity towards. As we travel the world, we have seen how no matter where you are, humans divide themselves. We interact with immigration policies, boarders and barriers that are cultural, economic and political everyday that we are on tour. While traveling the world we have done our best to spread a message of anti-nationalism, unilateral respect for humans of all forms, and lastly the basic idea that music/art is more powerful and more eternal then religion, nation states or even TECHNOLOGY!”

Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora is out March 10 via Southern Lord and can be pre-ordered at the label’s website or through Darkest Hour’s Bandcamp.

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