Ex–Periphery/Sky Eats Airplane Drummer Travis Orbin Joins Darkest Hour

Ex–Periphery and Sky Eats Airplane drummer Travis Orbin has joined veteran Washington, D.C., melodic death metal band Darkest Hour. “I’ve been jamming and writing a new record with the guys for over a year,” says Orbin. “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 [and about] signing on as a full-time member, and I can’t wait to hit the road!”

“This is a very exciting time in the history of the band,” says singer John Henry. “Travis is one of the best drummers I’ve ever seen, and he’s 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.”

Darkest Hour’s upcoming studio album featuring Orbin is slated for a late-2013 release. In the meantime, watch Travis jam to his recent Cartoon Theory recording session here.

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  • Aaron Dowd

    good god

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  • Future

    Orbin is a special kind of drummer, lets hope they can switch up their style a bit to bring in what Orbin excels at.

    • Angie B

      I have followed Darkest Hour almost since their inception. Even I have to say
      that I am f***in stoked to see Travis bring his style to the table and see what the DH guys do with it. Not for nothing, it will be amazing! Travis is one of the best out there today, no question, can’t wait to hear what they do with his beats!!! Dude is a genious :)