Darkest Hour's Advice Column

Darkest Hour co-founder and guitarist, Mike Schleibaum, has launched a new online advice column, called AsktheDude.net.

“I always try to save and answer every email I get as a band member. Eventually I began to see that I could just post the answers in an advice blog or column, and well, ask the dude was born.”

A little fun, and mostly serious, Mike draws on his 13 years of touring, recording, partying, and writing (plus a little known degree in Social Work from George Mason University) to answer all those burning questions out there.

“Let´s face it, after all these years, I´ve probably made all the mistakes for you.”

Along for the ride is long time tour manager and road legend Tito Picon. Tito will kick off a guest advisors section along with a “From the Road” interview page. His first interview, with Guitarist Nergal of black/death metal giants Behemoth, is up now.

Check it out, maybe you´re having trouble booking your first show, maybe your bassist´s girlfriend wants to manage the band, or maybe you just want advice on the fastest way to learn the solo to ‘Crazy Train´. Whatever they are, send your questions to thedude@askthedude.net.

Darkest Hour will be touring the USA this July as main support to At The Gates.