Art Of Dying's Greg Bradley Talks New Album And Band History
Guitarist Greg Bradley of Canadian act Art of Dying has conducted an interview with Hailsandhorns.com about the history of the band, signing to Intoxication Records, and the band's new album. Excerpts from the interview follow.
How was ART OF DYING formed?
Greg Bradley: ART OF DYING was formed by me and Jonny in 2004. We started writing songs then and recorded our independent album in 2005. We met Jeff Brown in 2007 when we needed a new drummer and Jeffy recommended Cale Gontier on bass and Tavis Stanley on guitar before we started touring with DISTURBED in early 2008. When we toured with Disturbed for the first time we knew we had the magical line-up to take AOD to the next level.
You have a new album called, Vices and Virtues, out now. Tell fans what they can expect from the album.
Greg Bradley: You can expect everything from Alice in Chains-style heavy guitar riffs to a U2-style ballad…big guitar and vocal melodies and a lot of vocal harmonies!
You are the first band signed to Disturbed’s label imprint, Intoxication Records. How did signing to that label come about?
Greg Bradley: Dan Donegan called us one day after picking up our indie CD from a radio promoter in Boston. He offered us a tour with Disturbed and watched us every night for 13 shows. David Draiman and Dan then flew us to Chicago a few months later and offered us a deal with Intoxication Records…an unbelievable opportunity!
Tell us about the band name Art of Dying…how did you decide on it? What is the meaning behind it?
Greg Bradley: It comes from a longer phrase, “The art of dying is my life to live!” It’s about knowing that eventually you will pass on and living your life to the fullest is what really matters!
For people who haven’t heard your music yet, describe your music in one sentence.
Greg Bradley: Heavy riffage, meaningful and inspirational lyrics, huge melodies!!
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