Darkest Hour record arena anthem for NHL hockey team

Darkest Hour have recorded a new arena anthem for their favorite NHL team – the Washington Capitals!

Based on their song A Thousand Words To Say But One, Let’s Go Caps! can be downloaded from a special page Darkest Hour have set up Let’s Go Gaps! Music.

Ex-youth puck player and Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum notes about their forays into sports themes: “It was something we did just for pure fun. I mean, when you play music — especially death metal — for a living, you start to take a lot way too seriously. This tune is pure fun. We recorded and produced it ourselves in one night after reminiscing about our love for hockey — and don’t forget, the beers helped. If you listen to the backup vocals you’ll hear many of our friends that love hockey. Yeah, the crowd voices are actually a big group of all our D.C. friends. We just called ’em up and said, “Hey, you guys want some beers and to scream ‘Let’s Go Caps!’ for a few hours?” It was a hell of a night!”

Darkest Hour will be main support on the most anticipated metal tour of the year – the At The Gates reunion tour. Dates are as below:

7/10/08 – The Filmore NY @ Irving Plaza, NYC
7/11/08 – The Palladium, Worcester, MA
7/12/08 – Le Medley, Montreal, QC
7/13/08 – Opera House, Toronto, ON
7/14/08 – House Of Blues, Chicago, IL
7/15/08 – Pop’s, Sauget, IL
7/17/08 – Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
7/18/08 – White Rabbit, San Antonio, TX
7/21/08 – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO
7/23/08 – El Corazon, Seattle, WA
7/24/08 – Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
7/25/08 – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
7/26/08 – Glasshouse, Pomona, CA
7/27/08 – Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

The band will be heading into the studio to record the follow up to current album Deliver Us this September, slated for an early 2009 release.