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Daylight Dies

Formed: 1996
From: Raleigh, NC, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Daylight Dies News

Below is our complete Daylight Dies news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Daylight Dies Releases New Video Clip

As American doom metal unit Daylight Dies releases forth studio full-length "A Frail Becoming" (reviewed here) via Candlelight Records this week, the band’s brand new video for the album is today unveiled via Metal Injection.

Constructed for the album’s fourth track, "Dreaming of Breathing," the video was directed by Ramon Boutviset. Check out the video in the player below or over at Metal Injection here.

Stated drummer Jesse Haff on the course taken in bringing the video to fruition: “We worked with director Ramon Boutviseth back in 2006 when he filmed the ‘Lies the Bind’ video. We were blown away by what he delivered, and by his talents and ambition. We knew without hesitation he was who we wanted to work with for the ‘Dreaming of Breathing’ video. It was important the video not only visually matched the aesthetic of the album art, but also communicate at least metaphorically some of the meaning behind the song. He filmed the narrative bits in Malibu, California, and the band shots in a small studio with no air conditioning during a sweltering hot evening in North Carolina. We think the end result is gorgeous and fitting, and are just so pleased to have worked with Ramon and his team once again.” More...

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Daylight Dies Streaming Second New Track

Ashville, North Carolina based melodic death metal band Daylight Dies is streaming another new track "A Final Vestige." The song appears on the band's fourth studio LP "A Frail Becoming," which is due out for release on October 9, 2012 via Candlelight Records. Check out Metal Underground.com's review over at this location.

"A Frail Becoming" was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Katatonia, Devin Townsend), with the packaging bearing photography from award-winning Jonathan Mehring in a layout designed by Agni Kaster.

The track list for "A Frail Becoming" is as follows:

1. Infidel (streaming here)
2. The Pale Approach
3. Sunset
4. Dreaming of Breathing
5. A Final Vestige
6. Ghosting
7. Hold On To Nothing
8. Water's Edge
9. An Heir to Emptiness

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Daylight Dies Streaming New Song

The fourth studio full-length from American harbingers of epic doom metal, Daylight Dies, is nearing release this Fall. The wait is now nearly over, and on October 9th, Daylight Dies will release "A Frail Becoming" onto the North American masses. The album was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Katatonia, Devin Townsend), with the packaging bearing photography from award-winning Jonathan Mehring in a layout designed by Agni Kaster.

Today Daylight Dies released the opening track to "A Frail Becoming" through Decibel Magazine. Stream the crushing “Infidel” right here.

Having performed live across North America supporting the likes of Emperor, Moonspell, Katatonia, Candlemass and more in the past, Daylight Dies will head out on tour in support of "A Frail Becoming" in the months ahead, taking their mammoth songs to the live stage once again in early 2013. More...

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Daylight Dies Reveals New Album Details

Candlelight Records today confirms October 9th as the North American release date for Daylight Die’ new album, "A Frail Becoming." Mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Katatonia, Devin Townsend), the album features photography from award-winning Jonathan Mehring and packaging design by Agni Kaster. The release of "A Frail Becoming" silences a nearly four-year writing gap from the quintet.

“A Frail Becoming is an album which, at many times during its creation, felt as if it may never be realized,” states drummer Jesse Haff. “As each of our lives proceeded down different paths, the challenges and obstacles we faced felt daunting and at times impassible. Out of this struggle we forged ahead, determined to write the best collection of music we've ever created. Thankfully our perseverance prevailed and A Frail Becoming stands as the most accomplished and varied album of our career.”

Recording of "A Frail Becoming" commenced in late 2011. Bassist/vocalist Egan O’Rourke coordinated capturing individual performances of Haff, guitarists Barre Gambling and Charley Shackelford, and vocalist Nathan Ellis. By year’s end, the raw tracks were ready for Bogren’s critical touches. Haff notes, “While still sounding distinctly Daylight Dies, each songs stands independently on its own, uncompromisingly representing a reflection of the moment in time they were each born in. Expect beautiful and haunting guitar-driven dark metal, enveloped by a wall of rhythms and textures one minute, and deeply expressive guitar leads, solos and acoustic passages the next.”

The album's track listing is:

1. Infidel
2. The Pale Approach
3. Sunset
4. Dreaming of Breathing
5. A Final Vestige
6. Ghosting
7. Hold On To Nothing
8. Water’s Edge
9. An Heir to Emptiness

Daylight Dies is also currently working on a video for the song "Dreaming of Breathing." The clip is being filmed by Ramon Boutviseth, who also directed "Lies That Bind,” a video filmed shortly after the release of 2006’s "Dismantling Devotion."

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Daylight Dies Reveals New Album Track Listing

North Carolina's Daylight Dies has checked in with the following update about the process of working on a new album:

"Mixing and mastering of our new album 'A Frail Becoming' is now complete and we're thrilled with the result. The final track order is below. Artwork is still coming into being. More details soon."

1. Infidel
2. The Pale Approach
3. Sunset
4. Dreaming of Breathing
5. A Final Vestige
6. Ghosting
7. Hold on to Nothing
8. Water's Edge
9. An Heir to Emptiness

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Daylight Dies Issues New Album Update

Daylight Dies has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming fourth album:

"We’re pleased to finally announce the fourth studio Daylight Dies album will be titled A Frail Becoming. The album is currently being mixed in Sweden by the fantastic Jens Bogren (who was also responsible for mixing Dismantling Devotion and Lost to the Living). Song titles, in no particular order:

- The Pale Approach
- Dreaming of Breathing
- Ghosting
- Infidel
- Sunset
- Hold on to Nothing
- An Heir to Emptiness
- A Final Vestige

"We’ve crossed mountains both personally and creatively in the path of creating A Frail Becoming, and we’re exceptionally proud of the result. It is by far the most mature and diverse collection of music we’ve created. We’ll have another update once the mixing is complete and the album artwork is completed."

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Daylight Dies Taps Jens Bogren To Mix New Album

Daylight Dies has been working on the band's new album and follow-up to "Lost to the Living." The band has now checked in with the following brief update about the mixing process:

"It's official: Mixing for our new album will begin on April 1st, and will be performed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. Vocal recording is now underway."

Further details on the album will be announced as they are made available. You can also check out photos from the band's time in the recording studio at this location.

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Daylight Dies Posts Studio Update

North Carolina melodic death metal band Daylight Dies posted a new studio update video showing the band gearing up to record the follow up to 2008's "Lost To The Living."

Check out the video here:

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Relapse Records Posts New Podcast

Relapse Records has now posted its 13th podcast online, which highlights brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and classic Relapse tracks. You can check out the Podcast here.

This month's podcast features an exclusive interview with Jamey Jasta of Kingdom Of Sorrow, which is on tour now as part of the massive Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The podcast also includes brand new music from Toxic Holocaust, Brutal Truth, Hail!Hornet, Revocation, and more. The songs appearing on the audio file are as follows:

Toxic Holocaust – “Bitch"
Revocation – “No Funeral”
Hail!Hornet – “Shoot The Pigs”
Dying Fetus – “Fade Into Obscurity”
Unkind – “Harhakuvat”
Fuck the Facts – “The Pile of Flesh You Carry”
Kingdom of Sorrow – “God’s Law in the Devil’s Land”
Red Fang – “Through” (No Talent Cover)
Brutal Truth – “Fuck Cancer”
Cephalic Carnage – “Black Metal Sabbath”
Origin – “Mental Torment”
Daylight Dies – “Unending Waves”
Nile – “Sarcophagus”

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Daylight Dies Issues New Album Update

American depressive metal act Daylight Dies has posted the following update online, detailing the progress on its forthcoming new full length album.

"Another round of rehearsals for the new album is coming up in May. We're finishing up the last songs and refining everything else. From a writing perspective, the light at the end of the tunnel shines bright. Egan [O'Rourke, bassist] has contributed more material than previously, so overall the material shines in a bit different light, while remaining distinctly Daylight Dies. We haven't yet booked the studio nor have a release date, but those details will become clearer once the final songs are completed."

The as-yet-untitled album is the follow up to 2008's "Lost to the Living."

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Hellrazor Posts New EP For Free Download

North Carolina's Hellrazor has released a new EP to follow up their debut album "In the Wild." The new EP, entitled "Soothsayer," is available for free download here. This release features new band member Jim Hunter of While Heaven Wept and Twisted Tower Dire and mainstay Charley Shackleford of Daylight Dies.

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Metality.net Releases Free Metal Compilation

METALITY.net, in cooperation with Metalhit.com, released their first digital compilation album, "METALITY - The Compilation." It's been out a while now, but free music is always worth passing on to our readers.

1. THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL "Lords of War"
2. FOMENTO "The Die Is Cast"
3. NEOSIS "Unwilling Fate"
4. NERVECELL "Vicious Circle of Bloodshed"
5. NORTHER "Break Myself Away"
6. DEMONIC RESURRECTION "The Unrelenting Surge"
7. DAYLIGHT DIES "A Portrait in White"
8. SCARAB "War to End"
9. CiLiCE "Mental Breakdown"
10. EMPYREON "Beyond Perception"
11. MANTRIC "Symptoms"
12. BREEZE OF THE DYING FOA "Act I"
13. DREAMSHADE "Our Buried Secrets"
14. CHROMIUM "All I Have"
15. BENEVOLENT "Haunting Shores"
16. A THOUSAND REASONS "Strength and Fight"
17. WARTHANE "Lord Oblivion"
18. VOICE OF THE SOUL "Farewell to Hope"
19. COAT OF ARMS "Ballad of the Mariner"
20. PAURA "Scars of Life"
21. BILOCATE "Inoculate"
22. CRESCENT "Jerusalem"
23. POST MORTEM "Whispers of Ages"
24. A SHOT OF ADRENALINE "The Human Plague"
25. DEPTH "Memento Mori"

There are three3 bonus tracks available on the download version of the album, including:
1. BLACKWELL "Deliverance"
2. KILL THE ROMANCE "Trespasser"
3. THE CROW MURDER "Doubt"

You can download the whole thing here, individual tracks here or preview them first on a player here.

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Daylight Dies Begins Writing New Album

North Carolina metal band DAYLIGHT DIES have issued the following update regarding work for their new album:

"All may have been quiet for a while on these pages, but it has not been quiet on the writing front. We are currently focused on writing new material for the next release and will be able to comment on it once we’re further along."

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Daylight Dies Posts New Live Video Online

Daylight Dies has posted online a live video of their performance of the song "A Life Less Lived" in Rochester, New York. The video can be viewed below. More...

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Darkane Issues Pre-tour Update

Guitarist Christofer Malmström of the Swedish metal band DARKANE has issued the following update:

"I realized that it's only 3.5 weeks left until we leave for our massive U.S. tour with SOILWORK, DAYLIGHT DIES, WARBRINGER and SWALLOW THE SUN. This tour will be interesting. We will play two shows, then have a day off, and then play like 35 days in a row without a break. I hope everyone will stay healthy because this will be rough. Then we have a day off again. All in all, we are going to play 50 shows in 52 days. 41 shows in the U.S. and nine in Canada. But the bottom line is that we are all looking forward to this VERY much!" More...

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Indianapolis Metal Fest II Cancelled

The second day of Indianapolis Metal Fest II has been cancelled. Here's a statement from show organizers:

"Due to issues entirely beyond our control, the Saturday show at 5100 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis has been cancelled. More details will be available on our website soon.

"We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Make-up dates are being considered, and we are certain to file legal action against the parties responsible for this situation.

"Thanks to all who came out to the show on Friday night -- it was a GREAT crowd and the bands were amazing. Though we were unable to give you the show we wanted to give you due to problems and code violations within the venue, I think we all pulled together as best we could and made the Friday night show one hell of a good show.

"Special thanks to Morgan and Mercedes Lander from Kittie for being so exceptionally cool. Extra special thanks to Dino Cazares for invaluable advice and support during the show.

"A major announcement and statement will be made concerning this issue in a day or so."

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Indianapolis Metal Fest II Announces Venue Change

Monolith Entertainment and the Indianapolis Metal Fest II have announced a change in venue for the two day event to be held September 26th and 27th, 2008. The festival, dubbed "the Midwest's fastest growing celebration of all things metal," will move to the Marquee Convention and Event Center located at 5100 W. 38th Street in Indianapolis, IN 46254.

The Festival was originally scheduled to be held at the Madame C.J. Walker Theatre but the organizers moved the event to the new venue to accommodate the comfort of additional fans to move inside in case of inclement weather.

Monolith Entertainment is working through all media outlets to inform all fans who have already purchased tickets that these tickets are remain valid at the new venue. All other details remain the same with regards to the show and ticket booking info.

The Indianapolis Metal Fest II is featuring acts from all over the world and from all genres of metal including: Dew-Scented, Kittie, Divine Heresy, Into Eternity, Arsis, Mustasch, Ekotren, Demiricous, Shadowside, The Absence, Woe of Tyrants, Psyopus, Wykked Wytch, Obszon Geschopf, Threat Signal, Green Jelly, Into Eternity, Daylight Dies, Bleed The Sky, Destrophy, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gates Of Slumber and more.

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Arsis Added To Indianapolis Metalfest II Lineup

Nuclear Blast USA Recording artist and death metal act Arsis is confirmed to appear at the Indianapolis Metal Fest II on September 26th and 27.

Arsis joins label mates Dew-Scented, Threat Signal, and Bleed the Sky for their first-ever appearance at what's being touted as the "fastest growing celebration of all things metal." In its second year, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is setting itself apart from other metal festivals by highlighting diverse bands from all metal genres.

2008 has proved to be busy and successful for the Virginia-based Arsis, which is arriving in Indianapolis fresh off their summer "Trash and Burn Tour" with Misery Signal, Darkest Hour, and Parkway Drive and will hit the road again in November on the "European MetalFest Tour" with Morbid Angel and Kataklysm through the end of the year. Arsis is performing and touring with material from their latest Nuclear Blast Release, "We are the Nightmare."

Joining Arsis, Dew-Scented, Threat Signal, and Bleed the Sky at the Indianapolis Metal Fest II will be national bands Kittie, Divine Heresy, Mustasch, The Absence, Ekotren, Woe of Tyrants, Demiricous, Shadowside (Brazil), Level-C, Wykked Wytch, Obszon Geschopf (France), Green Jelly, Into Eternity, Daylight Dies, Destrophy, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gates of Slumber, Gigan, Black Chapel, and a number of hand-picked artists and regional favorites.

The show will take place at Madame Walker Theater, located at 617 Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis. Two-day tickets are $30 in advance/$40 at the door. Tickets are available at indianapolismetalfest.com, www.myspace.com/indymetalfest or by phone at (888) 690-9875.

Tickets are also available locally at select retails locations listed below. More...

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Indianapolis Metal Fest Returns I September

Following a successful 2007 debut, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is returning this September 26 and 27 to prove itself as the Midwest's premiere metal festival.

The festival includes an assortment of headliner-status and personally-chosen unsigned artists, including three bands that will be making their U.S. debuts. Bands already confirmed are: Dew Scented, Kittie, Divine Heresy, Mustasch, Daylight Dies, Bleed The Sky, Into Eternity, Ekotren, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gigan (ex-Hate Eternal), Psyopus, Level-C, Obszon Geschopf, Black Chapel, Demiricous, Gates of Slumber, Threat Signal, and The Absence. In all, the festival will host 60 bands over the two days. More...

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Daylight Dies Delay New Album

Candlelight Records issues the following press release regarding the delay of Daylight Dies new album:

"Due to unforeseen difficulties with the printing of the new DAYLIGHT DIES album 'Lost To The Living,' Candlelight Records have regretfully had to postpone its UK & European release date until 14th July 2008. This difficult decision has been taken in order to ensure that the band’s vision for their stunning new album is preserved, and to make sure it looks as good as it sounds!"

"‘Lost To The Living’ features captivatingly dark original artwork from renowned artist Travis Smith, who has worked with the band before and whose other previous collaborations include Opeth, Anathema & Katatonia!" More...

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