North Carolina metalcore band Daylight Dies will be releasing a new album this Fall. Candlelight Records confirms that October 9th is the set release date for A Frail Becoming. The album silences a nearly four-year writing gap from the band.
“A Frail Becoming is an album which, at many times during its creation, felt as if it may never be realized,” states drummer Jesse Haff. “As each of our lives proceeded down different paths, the challenges and obstacles we faced felt daunting and at times impassible. Out of this struggle we forged ahead, determined to write the best collection of music we’ve ever created. Thankfully our perseverance prevailed and A Frail Becoming stands as the most accomplished and varied album of our career.
While still sounding distinctly DAYLIGHT DIES, each song stands independently on its own, uncompromisingly representing a reflection of the moment in time they were each born in. Expect beautiful and haunting guitar-driven dark metal, enveloped by a wall of rhythms and textures one minute, and deeply expressive guitar leads, solos and acoustic passages the next.”
Recording of the new album started in late 2011. Bassist/vocalist Egan O’Rourke coordinated capturing individual performances of drummer Jesse Haff, guitarists Barre Gambling and Charley Shackelford and vocalist Nathan Ellis. By the end of the year, the tracks were ready for Jens Bogren’s impressive and critical touches. The album was mixed by Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Katatonia, Devin Townsend) and features photography from award-winning Jonathan Mehring and packaging design by Agni Kaster.
Click here to check out a track list of the album and a bigger picture of the album’s cover artwork.
A Frail Becoming Track Listing:
2. The Pale Approach
4. Dreaming of Breathing
5. A Final Vestige
7. Hold On To Nothing
8. Water’s Edge
9. An Heir to Emptiness