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Art of Dying

by Art of Dying

Hard, melodic rock with a massive, epic post-grunge sound. Driving duel guitars, a pounding rhythm section, and powerful vocals with heartfelt lyrics and soaring melodies. Their energetic live shows are dynamic and animated, bold and powerful.
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Get Through This
2:28 $0.99
2. You Don't Know Me
3:10 $0.99
3. I Will Be There
3:41 $0.99
4. Fits Of Clarity
4:13 $0.99
5. Inside It's Raining
3:52 $0.99
6. Completely
3:15 $0.99
7. Do What You Can
3:21 $0.99
8. Crime
4:39 $0.99
9. Car Crash
3:49 $0.99
10. Alone
3:45 $0.99
11. Build A Wall
6:30 $0.99
12. Dog Is My Copilot
5:22 $0.99
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Album Notes
Hard work, determination, focus and a relentless passion for music are what define the Art of Dying. The Vancouver based five-piece rock act has already established a dedicated fan base, toured relentlessly and is now setting its sights on the global market.

The band first entered the music scene in 2005, when Jonny Hetherington (vocals) and Greg Bradley (guitar), formerly of Sunlikestar, stepped into the studio with producer Darryl Rhompf (Trapt, Chevelle). With the help of Rhompf, the band took their creative energies into a new direction.

The studio sessions drew upon a wide range of exciting musical influences while keeping their sonic approach heavy, straightforward and ready for mass audience appeal. The
self-titled debut album was mixed by industry heavy-hitters Dean Maher (Slayer, Bryan Adams, Trapt) and Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Hedley).

Outside of the core members of Jonny and Greg, Art Of Dying has always had a cast of revolving players. In 2008, an exciting line up has formed that includes Tavis Stanley (guitar) and Cale Gontier (bass) from legendary Canadian rock outfit Thornley, and Jeff Brown (drums).

In 2006, Art of Dying joined South African rockers Seether on their UK tour and a tight bond was formed. Earlier this year, with the birth of a new song, “Die Trying”, Jonny and Greg asked Shaun Morgan, lead singer for Seether, to be featured on the track and they didn’t need to ask twice. Together they recorded the duet and early industry response has been beyond the band’s wildest expectations. Respected radio veteran Derm Carnduff (Progarm Director of Y108, Hamilton)-, calls it a "home-run grand slam that will take this band to the next level". The song will be used on a future release.

The resulting songs on the self titled debut album is music that unites fans by addressing issues of loss, love, and self-examination, while trying to make sense of the world. A mix of powerful vocals, tight guitar and hard rock beats, it is a sound that hits you hard. The standout single “Get Through This” is one for the rock-lovers, a darkly charged anthem, while “I Will Be There” showcases the bands softer side.

Since recording the album, Art Of Dying has torn up stages all over the UK, Canada and the United States. They have rocked with some of the world’s biggest artists, including Tool, Deftones, My Chemical Romance, Staind, Our Lady Peace, Hinder, Papa Roach and AFI. Art Of Dying was the main support act for Seether on their 2006 UK tour and for Saliva on their 2007 Canadian Tour. In 2008, Dan Donegan, guitarist for hard rockers Disturbed and personal fan of the band, came knocking at their door. The band was invited to join Disturbed on their 2008 US Tour, and they haven’t looked back since. “Dan was a fan of the band and mentioned that the only way he could see us live was to have us join them on the Disturbed tour! Of course we were psyched at such an amazing opportunity and it has been a great ride”, exclaims Jonny.

So what is the ‘art of dying’?

It’s how you live your life, how you embrace it, and what you do with your life while you're here. It’s your life to live, and that's exactly what Art of Dying is doing.

In January 2007 Classic Rock Magazine hand picked Art of Dying as one of the Top 15 Bands To Watch worldwide and added the single “Completely” to their “Bands You Need to Hear” Compilation CD after claiming: “Art of Dying Delivered a storming set at Download”.

Hailed by Kerrang! Magazine, as “Heavy Crowd Pleasers”, other reviews are starting to roll in:

“Art of Dying…sound massive, channeling the spirit of Vedder”
(Leeds Music Scene)

“A stunning self titled debut… leaves you instantly hooked” (Black Velvet)

“AOD does everything right to not be lost in the jungle of average music” (

“Art of Dying unleash post-grunge grooves with class” (Download 2006)

"Art Of Dying is the best independent rock band in Canada"
(Todd Hancock, CFOX Vancouver)

"Epic post-grunge sound" (Classic Rock Magazine, UK)

“Their riveting sound is ingenious, nested, and catchy.” (indieSolo)

“Moving Listening” (Metal Hammer Magazine)



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great debut album from the canadian group .. these guys could be big they really know how to write and play a good tunes from the opening track get through this to the last track dog is my co pilot (or shall we forget that one listen to the album you will understand)... it is a great all round album sounds a bit like pearl jam in some ways .. i advise you to buy this album they also rock out live..


Art of Dying
I became friends with Art of Dying on MySpace & totally wanted this CD. It is even more awesome than I expected. It was totally brand new when I got them both & the packing was Great & I got them sooo fast!! The Cd Rocks!!!

Louise Wason

WOW !!
I orderded this CD and absolutely love it , apart from the 12th song , this CD is Perfect !!One of the best CD's I have heard in a while .And the CD came very quickly , which was a very nice surprise !!


A Rock and Roller Coaster
This debut CD is fantastic.
These guys should go far.
The harmonics.......the vocals.........the rhythms.......Hell, even just the use of the loudspeaker in the songs..........You want something new?
You want something with NO SWEARING?
You want something to get behind?
Then join the Army of Dying.

Laura Foster

Love it! Can't wait for the next one!!
I love the song Get Through This, and the lyrics on the rest of the songs are awesome. Totally worth the wait (despite the fact that I paid extra so I wouldn't have to wait)! :0)

dean McGregor

canada rocks
wow was i impressed, their hard rockin and you got to love those vocals. you got to get it

Susan B

My Fave Album!
Love, love, love this entire cd! What you've done is put together 12 phenomenal tracks on one album. I haven't been able to put it down since I got it - There's a version of this album in the car, one at work, and I've got it on my iPod too...I'm usually burned-out with a tune, or a group, in a short amount of time, and that's just not the case here. You've managed to snag me hook, line & sinker. Thank you for the awesome offerings - Can't wait to see you guys again, and hear what's next from you. Keep up the great work!

Robert Deming

Great cd
This is a must have album, if your a rocker. This is the type of cd, you will find your self listening to and not skipping any tracks. (Solid Rock Music)

Faith Nelson

Awesome CD!
Amazingly fast delivery, which was nice since I'd been wanting this CD since I first heard them on MySpace. I mostly make my own compilation CDs to listen to, but this one hasn't made it out of my player since I got it!

Sam Lunn

If this doesn't go to the top I want to know what is wrong with the music industry. Hard Rock, amazing ballads everything you need for a classic rock CD. AWESOME.
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