One of Canada's more explosive hard rock acts, Vancouver-based four-piece Art of Dying's raucous blend of ardent post-grunge and blistering, three-part harmony-laden alt-metal falls somewhere between Pearl Jam, Incubus, and Hinder.
Formed in the mid-2000s around the talents of Jonny Hetherington (vocals), Greg Bradley (guitar), Tavis Stanley (guitar), Cale Gontier (bass), and Jeff Brown (drums), the band released its eponymous debut in 2006 on its own label, Thorny Bleeder, resulting in critical acclaim both at home and abroad, as well as shows and tours with the likes of Seether, Disturbed, and Theory of a Deadman. The group's sophomore effort (and Reprise Records debut) Vices and Virtues arrived in March of 2011. The following year saw the release of the CD/DVD Let the Fire Burn, a ten-track set of acoustic fan favorites. The band spent the next few years on the road, eventually heading back into the studio with producer David Bendeth (Bring Me the Horizon, Breaking Benjamin) to lay down tracks for its third studio long-player. The resulting Eleven Seven-issued Rise Up arrived in May 2015. The Nevermore EP followed one year later on Vices and Virtues Music and an acoustic version of the same EP was released in 2017. The band's 5th full length, Armageddon was released Oct 4, 2019. A Demos and Rarities collection followed in 2020, peek behind the curtain from their early years (2003-2008). On Dec 17 the band released a brand new song for the holidays - Vices & Virtues.