I have had some of the most amazing experiences of my life with Art of Dying. I will always cherish the fond memories of working with Jonny, Cale, Tavis and Jeffy and performing for the fans. It is just time for me to move on in my life. I wish the guys nothing but the best. Much love and respect to all!
A message from Jonny, Jeffy, Cale and Tavis:
We wish Greg well and feel fortunate to have had him with us. As a founding member of the band, his contribution to Art of Dying will last well beyond his physical presence.
ART OF DYING SIGN TO ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC AND SECRETLY FINISH NEW ALBUM WITH PRODUCER DAVID BENDETH
It's been a busy year for Art of Dying as we've inked a deal with Eleven Seven Music, (Motley Crue, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Escape The Fate) and finished our new record with David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Breaking Benjamin, Of Mice & Men) in New Jersey completely under the radar.
I can't tell you how excited we are about the new music! Making this album was one of the most intense experiences we've ever been through, so we kept things pretty tight lipped in order to focus all of our energy into every lyric, note and beat of the creative process. We've seen all of the calls for new music coming in from our fans on our social media channels, and now I'm thrilled to say the record is done, and the wait is almost over!
Many thanks to Allen Kovac, Nikki Sixx and our new family at Eleven Seven Music for aligning their vision with ours and helping us make this album a reality. We're ecstatic about our new home on the label where we're joining some amazing bands. North America is home base for Eleven Seven, but they put a ton of weight in touring their bands internationally to places in Europe, Asia and South America. So if you want to see Art of Dying in your back yard, now is the time to speak up and be heard!
Art of Dying are a five piece rock ensemble hailing from Canada and fronted by the charismatic Jonny Hetherington. The band was founded by Mr. Hetherington and guitarist Greg Bradley, in the ambition of creating sound as sonically pleasing as their favored influences, but with a more positive message or optimism than many dark and harder bands offered. Art of Dying does this entirely within their live show, as it is straight forward rock and roll with a message of hope and strength tucked inside.
The live show thatArt of Dying offers is a smack down of rock energy that leaves you wanting more. Originally signed to Intoxication/Reprise Records that is owned by David Draiman and Dan Donegan of Disturbed, it is clear once seeing this band perform live, exactly why these lads appealed to the members of Disturbed. Supplying live singles such as: 'Get Thru This', 'Die Tryng' and 'Completely',Art of Dying grabs your attention and does not let go. For some grand live rock music with a little heart buried underneath, please take the time to sample the Art of Dying and catch a show, you will never be disappointed.
I thought it would be nice to release the video for the piano version of "Get Thru This" just in time for Christmas. Piano songs and the holidays have always gone hand in hand in my family, so consider this a little stocking stuffer! ;)
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us in Art of Dying.
After an overwhelming response to piano versions of "Sorry" and "Best I Can" Jonny has released a piano version of "God For A Day", the closing track on "Let The Fire Burn -The Lost Acoustic Record". You may be surprised to find out that Layne Staley (late Alice In Chains vocalist) was a big inspiration in wirting the emotional song.
This is a once in a lifetime event plain and simple.
Art of Dying will be performing an intimate acoustic set at North Dakota's newest destination restaurant - The Field. This is an exclusive event with limited capacity brought to you by The Field and Jack Daniels benefiting Cancer Sucks. The event is a celebration of the work of cancer survivor and manger Jill Gainer and her rock n roll executive chef husband Aaron Gainer (12 Stones)
Please take a moment to check out all of the links above and like and support each of them.
Book your seats now before this sells out.
Tickets available by calling 701-269-8205 10 am - 6 pm
Join us on August 25th to Celebrate how we can "Get Thru This" with Art of Dying.
"This is a symbol of the passion that went into the making of the album and the bond that we share with our fans. I felt very strongly about the record when it was created and 6 years later, I couldn't be more proud of every note.
I've scribbled down some of my fondest memories from the making of the album here."
The regular unsigned version of this album is still available. Get the physical copy here or the digital copy here.
We are so very proud to announce that Art of Dying has reached 100,000 Twitter followers! It's an incredible milestone that only a handful of bands have achieved. What a testament to the powerful combination of music and word of mouth! Thank you tweeters!
Jonny let's us in on what's behind the song 'Raining'.
"I wrote the music and melodies for 'Raining' at my day job in Vancouver... Picture this: Me and my acoustic guitar, hair tied back, wearing semi-acceptable clothes for a retail job balancing on a stack of disassembled shelving units writing for hours..."
To read more about the inspiration behind the song with exclusive photos from the recording, check out Jonny's blog.
In light of the recent news from Adam Gontier and Three Days Grace, I'd like to dedicate the official lyric video of "Raining" to Adam, Brad, Neil, Barry and all of the Three Days Grace fans around the world.
You created powerful music that inspired us in so many ways. Wishing you the best on all of your musical paths and life journeys.
I recently brought a piano into my life and it's bringing new musical expressions to the surface. After last weeks's tragedy I find the words to "Sorry" have taken on a new meaning. Life is so precious. I'd like to dedicate this piano version of "Sorry" to the victims and their families.
This is my first piano post ever, a solo version of "Sorry" at home in my studio. If you believe it's important to say you're sorry to the one's you love, especially at this time of year, share this emotional version of the song.