Posts Tagged ‘Daylight Dies’

Daylight Dies – A Frail Becoming

During their decade plus existence North Carolina’s Daylight Dies have in many ways defied the odds.  Originally written off by many as a subpar clone of their European influences, Daylight Dies have steadily matured, increasingly honing their craft and sharpening their song-writing chops to a fine point.   Subsequently they have carved out their own unique […]

DAYLIGHT DIES: New Album Confirmed For October 9 Release

    Candlelight Records today confirms October 9 as the North American release date for DAYLIGHT DIES’ 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 […]

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 […]

Daylight Dies – Lost to the Living

Admittedly, I haven’t given Daylight Dies very much attention at all since their debut Tribunal Records EP, entitled Idle. Back then, I saw them as a natural offshoot of Opeth (with hints of early Katatonia). They employed slower tempos, melancholic melodies, and an overall dark presence. With Lost To The Living being the first thing […]

Daylight Dies to tour with Candlemass, new album imminent

Daylight Dies return with their latest epic doom opus, Lost To The Living. The record hits stores June 24, 2008 and will prove to the planet that this band is one of the best contemporary acts of their genre. Their US tour with Candlemass begins this week and sweeps across the country, showcasing some material […]

Interview with Daylight Dies

Sadness prevails in my musical taste. I marvel in the beauty of despair. Even as a musician, I find my compositions to be filled with gloom. Nevertheless, I have always found it difficult to explain to people why I hold this type of art close to my heart. That is until I met with North Carolina’s kings of gloom, Daylight Dies. On April fool’s day 2006, I ventured down to R.F.Ds of Washington D.C. for Daylight Dies CD release party of Dismantling Devotion. Hanging with the band is always a good thing, especially if you want to get drunk, and lead vocalist Nathan Ellis took care of me on that end by supplying me with beers from Belgium and Germany that I couldn’t pronounce. Weinstephaner was definitely the favorite of the night. Talking throughout the evening with the band and their many fans I heard tale of Daylight Dies own brand of beer. That is something I would love to try one day. Proceeding to get drunker and discussing our metal tastes, the party went on until the early hours of the morning. Somewhere in the mist of all of this I got a chance to sit down with drummer Jesse Haff and discuss the happenings with Daylight Dies thus far.

Daylight Dies – Dismantling Devotion

I’ll forgo the usual introductory band history and opinionated opening paragraph and get straight to it; With their second album, North Carolina’s Daylight Dies have masterfully yet subtly elbowed their way into the international metal elite. Not only does Dismantling Devotion separate the band from what is essentially a two band race within the US’s […]