In January 2007 Classic Rock Magazine hand picked Art of Dying as one of the Top 15 Bands To Watch worldwide. CRM’s recommendation did not fall on deaf ears.
The band has been out on the road with may of today’s biggest hard rock acts including Seether, Saliva, Hinder and Papa Roach. The band is opening up for Disturbed’s 2008. I saw them for the first time last Wednesday night, but has only gotten to know a couple of their songs prior to that show.
Art of Dying is a modern rock band, featuring the awesome vocals of Tony Hetherington. At times Hetherington’s vocals can be velvety smooth, and other other times have a rough edge that drives the harder tunes.
There are several good cuts on this disc including Get Through This, Completely, Inside It’s Raining and Fits of Clarity. Several U.S. stations have picked up the song Get Through This. This song has the potential to be a monster hit for Art of Dying.
The only drawback I can see with AOD, is that their sound is somewhat derivative of the modern hard rock acts of today. Their sound is not original, and as a result, they may get lost amongst the more popular artists out there.
To their credit, the five gentleman making up Art of Dying have crafted a fine hard rock disc, that will be getting a lot of spins from me now. I like this disc, and think a bunch of you will too. If you like bands like Nickelback, Theory of a Deadman, or Daughtry, definitely look into Art of Dying. Their CD is not available in the U.S. except through online retailers like See of Sound.com.
Check out Art of Dying on their myspace page!
1. Get Through This
2. You Don’t Know Me
3. I Will Be There
4. Fits of Clarity
5. Inside It’s Raining
7. Do What You Can
9. Car Crash
11. Build a Wall
12. Dog Is My Copilot
Art of Dying is:
Greg Bradley – Guitar
Flavio Arillo – Drums
Tony Hetherington – Vocals
Matt Rhose – Bass
Chris Witolsi – Guitar
GLENN HUGHES has completed the production of his first videoclip in support of the release of his forthcoming studio album “First Underground Nuclear Kitchen” due out on Frontiers Records on May 9th 2008.
The location was chosen in Los Angeles and featured on drums is none other than the great Chad Smith from RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS. Glenn chose the song “Love Communion” which has a very uptempo and feel-good vibe.
It will also be included as a special multimedia tool on the cd album version.