North Carolina’s DAYLIGHT DIES has issued the following update:
“We’re approaching the end of the writing process on the fourth DAYLIGHT DIES album, and are scheduled to begin tracking drums in mid-October. We have completed nine songs, but we’re not yet certain if all will make it onto the album. As previously stated, the material is the most varied yet, partly due to Egan [O'Rourke, bass] making significant song writing contributions.
“We’ll announce a release date or estimated time frame once we’re further into the recording and those details become more clear.
“Additionally, there will be a couple more European gigs surrounding Madrid Is The Dark [festival] in December, and we’ll share those details as soon as they are confirmed.”
The third edition of the Madrid Is The Dark festival is scheduled to take place December 8-10 at the Old School venue in Getafe, Spain.
DAYLIGHT DIES‘s latest album, “Lost To The Living”, was released in the U.S. in June 2008 via Candlelight Records. The CD features captivatingly dark original artwork from renowned artist Travis Smith, who has worked with the band before and whose other previous collaborations include OPETH, ANATHEMA and KATATONIA.
According to a press release, “With their new album, DAYLIGHT DIES have put forth the most mature and varied release of their career. The lush textures which were introduced with the previous album continue and are greatly expanded upon. Acoustic and clean guitars ride alongside heavy rhythms more prevalently than previously, creating a multi-layered sound saturated in atmosphere and depth. ‘Lost To The Living’ is a mix of beautiful melancholic leads and harsh dissonant rhythms; despair driven hooks and the overall dark atmosphere you’ve come to expect.”