Daylight Dies to join Soilwork for shows in early January

Daylight Dies will join Soilwork and Darkane for the start of their upcoming US tour beginning January 30 in Rochester, New York. Continuing to support their latest record, Lost to the Living, Daylight Dies were selected to replace Warbringer who are unable to start the tour due to extended recording obligations. “We are all ecstatic about the opportunity to tour with three bands we are huge fans of,” says bassist Egan O’Rourke. “We have been cranking Soilwork in the van since our first tour so it will be a true honor to get to share stages with them.”Released June 24, Lost to the Living is the North Carolina-based band’s second album for Candlelight Records. Mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia) and featuring artwork from Travis Smith (Amon Amarth, Paradise Lost), the album features nine new songs. “We were extremely pleased to see the glowing response to Lost to the Living from the media,” notes drummer Jesse Haff. “It’s especially rewarding to see the continued love from fans towards this album.”

Formed in 1996, Daylight Dies released their debut, No Reply (Relapse) in 2002. Terrorizer Magazine called the album “memorable and engaging.” Outburn Magazine proclaimed it “pristine doom metal,” while Digital Metal found it to be “a combination of dark melody and deathly aggression.” The quintet would tour Europe with Katatonia and perform with Lacuna Coil throughout the US and Canada before writing processes would begin on new material. Their second album, the impressive Dismantling Devotion, was released in March of 2006. Revolver Magazine called it “an epic slab of gloom metal that’s equal parts apocalyptic rage and suicidal sorrow.” Terrorizer Magazine again applauded the band noting the album as “an epic journey as thoughtful and compellingly musical as it is bleak and vengeful… essential.” Another US tour, this time with Moonspell and friends Katatonia, completed 2006 on an all-time high. Outside of a few local performances the five-piece spent much of 2007 crafting the material that finds itself on Lost for the Living. The band toured with Candlemass just prior to the release of Lost for the Living.

Daylight Dies, featuring vocalist Nathan Ellis, guitarist Barre Gambling, guitarist Charley Shackelford, with O’Rourke and Haff, have consistently impressed fans and critics alike. Not only popular with mainstream print outlets worldwide (Lost to the Living again receiving high praise from the most important metal publications around the globe), the band have found an active online support network. Popular metal portal says, “with Lost to the Living we get what could very well become the band’s masterwork.” Hardcore Sounds says, “Daylight Dies has created a solid piece of metal that is unbelievably solid from start to finish.” The band have active fan pages via MySpace, Facebook, are growing in popularity via and many more.

Confirmed dates are noted below. Tickets are available now via

1/30/2009 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
1/31/2009 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
2/02/2009 The Muse – Nashville, TN
2/03/2009 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
2/04/2009 The Garage – St. Petersburg, FL
2/05/2009 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2/06/2009 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
2/07/2009 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/08/2009 Music Farm – Charleston, SC
2/09/2009 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC