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INTERVIEW: This Dying Hour

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Thanks for having us! We’ve been great thanks. Lot’s going on but it’s all positive.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Path of Unknown”?

‘Path of Unknown’ is our first big statement as a band after being away for 7 years. We wanted a song that would grab people as soon as the first riff kicks in and show off our heaviest and most calm moments in one swoop!

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

To be honest it was a general feeling of anger more than one particular event. We all know that there’s a huge divide between rich and poor and that mankind is getting more destructive both to itself and nature, but we wanted to show people in plain sight as much as we could.

How was the film experience?

It was quite quick and easy actually, the footage was collected by John Layton and he did a really good job of polishing it all off for us. I would like to say it took us lots of hard work but it didn’t!

The single comes off your new album Resting Where No Shadows Fall -what’s the story behind the title?

The title is about being able to pass away knowing you have done the best you can for yourself in life. It’s about removing yourself from negative situations and doing what you can to be a better person.

How was the recording and writing process?

It was a lot of fun! The producer is a long time friend and plays drums in this band too. The songs were written as home demos first by Ash and Dave, then sent off to ‘Hoffen Productions’ for him to use as guide tracks to record drums to. When they were finished we worked on the guitars and bass, and we looked at any extra layers and cool fx we could add in. Overall it took about 5 months to get the final product, the only difficulty we faced was fitting studio time in around our work schedule.

What role does Lamb of God play in your music?

Haha well we have randy blythe doing vocals and the drums are played by Chris Adler… No we all enjoy their music but that’s as far as it goes! Although an old review did draw the same comparisons so maybe we take more inspiration than we mean to!

What philosophies did you get to explore with this album?

We wanted to make it very open and talk about issues in a way that other new bands have perhaps been more afraid of doing. We’re all very passionate about different subjects whether it’s animal welfare, war or domestic violence, and we think it’s important for people to be able to speak their mind without feeling pressured or judged.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes, rehearsals have started. Our come back gig is in our home town of High Wycombe on the 6th August ( full details on our facebook page) and we are looking to gig as much as we can after that.

What else is happening next in This Dying Hour’s world?

So we want to get this album out there as much as we can and get back into a routine of gigging. We have all ready started writing for album 2 though, and we’re just excited to be back and looking forward to see where this takes us!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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