Didn't see that coming! Darkest Hour have signed with Sumerian Records! Now they've got them, Dillinger Escape Plan… are Sumerian becoming the next powerhouse?
Interesting. I'm sure there's going to be a ton of hate on this too, given people's natural affinity to absolutely hate everything Sumerian does. Darkest Hour have a super defined sund at this point, so I would tend to think that not much is going to change when it comes to the next record. Then there' Travis Orbin being on the drums for them, and he's… y'know, Orbin. So a whole lot of ridiculous stuff going on there when it happens. The band had this to say about signing on with the label:
To say that Sumerian Records and label owner Ash Avildsen are big supporters of this band would be a huge understatement. We have been proud to call Ash our friend since our early years and this friendship has flourished greatly since then via our relationship with his sister company, The Pantheon Booking Agency.
When you start a band you dream that one day you can do what you love with great friends and family around you. Now it all seems to have come full circle. With the good people at Outerloop Management, Sumerian Records and the Pantheon Agencywe finally feel right at home. Every aspect of the group is being handled by long-time trusted friends and is in reliable hands. This safe haven has given us the shelter we need to put together a life-changing new album.
Before we could see it coming, we’ve been thrust out of Oceanic Studios (where we’ve been working with producer Taylor Larson) and back out on the road. Please come see us live with Killswitch Engage if we’re coming to your city and it will also be our first tour with new drummer Travis Orbin. As soon as we get home we’ll be back to the hermit life in the studio where we can finish up this album. To our brotherAsh, Sumerian and all of you out there here’s a huge cheers to 2014, a new Darkest Hour album and the future.
We'll see how this goes, though if Dillinger Escape Plan's latest was any indication of how "hands on" Sumerian is about their releases anymore, I wouldn't worry too much.