Valkyrian Music writer Lauren Gowdy conducted an interview with vocalist J. Costa of Rhode Island’s THY WILL BE DONE before the band’s October 13 performance at the Rock And Shock festival in Worcester, Massachusetts. You can now watch the chat below.
THY WILL BE DONE‘s new EP, “Temple”, was produced and engineered by the band, mixed by acclaimed metal producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris at Planet Z and is the inaugural release on the band’s own Eye.On Lion Recordings with INgrooves Fontana handling worldwide distribution.
Eye.On Lion Recordings is a DIY-style record label designed to release new music, merchandise, as well as other media from THY WILL BE DONE. The first single, “You, The Apathy Divine”, was officially released through iTunes on June 26 following the band’s performance at the Orion Music + More festival, for which they were hand-picked by the festival curators METALLICA.
“Temple” is THY WILL BE DONE‘s third release following 2009’s “In Ancient Of Days” and the 2007 debut, “Was And Is To Come”. The “Temple” EP shows the band expanding on their sound that both peers and press have already described as defying metal sub-genres.
On deciding to pave their way and start their own label, J Costa commented, “As a band, we’ve always wanted to preserve our expressions as well as the way they reach the listener. It’s important for us to have a fan feel, see, and hear the finished piece as closely to the creative source of energy as possible. Eye.On Lion is a way for us to offer our artistic creations to those who choose to support us and by proxy, excludes a lot of ‘middle-people’.”
He added, “Growing up, I’ve always thought about having my own label and could identify with labels like Dischord that seemed to be doing things from a passionate perspective. I also found it inspiring seeing artists like Jack White and Mike Patton, amongst others, as well as bands like NEUROSIS, TOOL, and CLUTCH, whom have decided to blaze their own trail in this ever-changing industry. Having worked with Jamey Jasta and his Stillborn label for our first two releases, I was inspired even more to want to maintain the DIY ethos I’ve always had and start this label. Jamey‘s belief in us got us started on this journey. Not only do we consider him family, but also an inspiration to us.”
“Temple” track listing:
01. Liturgy (Jachim)
02. In The Ways Of The Old
03. The Great Rebuilding
04. You, The Apathy Divine
05. A Lion And A Lamb
06. Epiphany (Boaz)