Darkest Hour Announce New Drummer, Travis Orbin
Washington D.C. melodic -death-metal veterans Darkest Hour have announced the addition of drummer Travis Orbin (pictured above). Orbin brings his unique perspective and talents to the table as a seasoned touring musician (Periphery, Sky Eats Airplane) and as a noted session drummer.
“The chemistry has developed into something special, unique, and new. It’s hard to deny this feeling when you’ve been releasing albums for as long as we have and we couldn’t be more ready to unleash this new sound of ours on your senses,” says guitarist Mike Schleibaum.
Formed in 1995, Darkest Hour have released seven full length albums including the highly acclaimed The Human Romance (2011), Undoing Ruin (2005), and Deliver Us (2007).
Travis explains, “I've been jamming and writing the new record with the guys for over a year. It's been especially rewarding in that everything was composed in a room together, a wholly organic process that I haven't experienced in a long while. I'm excited about the tunes, signing on as a full-time member, and can't wait to hit the road!”
Singer John Henry adds, "This is a very exciting time in the history of the band. Travis is hands down one of the best drummers I have ever seen, and is bringing to the table an incredible and inspiring amount of talent and musical ability. This marks the beginning of a new era for Darkest Hour, one you will have to hear and see to believe!”
Travis has joined the band in the writing process for their much-anticipated eighth studio full-length noting positive, natural progression and renewed energy. Darkest Hour's new album is slated for a late 2013 release.
Watch Travis jam to his recent Cartoon Theory recording session below: