Darkest Hour to miss New England Metal FestThursday, April 14, 2011 4:25 PM PT / 4,715 views
Official press release: Darkest Hour has to cancel their upcoming performance at the 13th annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Guitar player Mike Schleibaum's wife went into an early labor this week and the couple welcomed their first child into the world on Tuesday. They are pleased to report that both the mother and daughter are healthy. No official photos have been made available, but rumors have already surfaced that she's got shred happy fingers just like her father! The band offers their own words: "We regret to announce that we must cancel this years appearance at the New England Metal Fest. It has become a bit of a tradition for us, so many great bands, it will be a bad ass party, for real. But it is with the same breath that we congratulate Mike and his family on the birth of a new baby girl. She came a bit early to the party but baby and mom are doing fine. Worcester is a metal ass town and we will make it up to you all soon! We will see you in the pit this summer with Black Dahlia and the traveling circus that is Summer Slaughter, until then, cheers to new life!"
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