The first band signed to Disurbed’s Intoxication Records, Art of Dying, have been on the road since the release of their debut album “Vices and Virtues”. They stopped by the Starland Ballroom in Jersey last night for 95.9 WRAT’s Low Dough Summer Kick off Show.
Metal Machine caught up with guitarist Greg Bradley before the show for a quick interview:
Local openers Scarlet Carson started the night off on a good note; a huge local following showed up to support them as they played a short set of hard rock, similar to Seether and Breaking Benjamin.
After the crowd was warmed up, Art of Dying were ready to take the Starland stage for their second time. Just 6 months ago they played to an audience of entirely new fans. This time it was evident that they’d won over all of those fans at the last show.
Opening song “Straight Across My Mind” started out mellow with guitarists Tavis Stanley and Greg Bradley and drummer Jeff Brown on the intro. Singer Jonny Hetherington ran out on stage the moment the based kicked in, and the energy in the small club picked up instantly.
Halfway through the set Stanley gave the other guys a break as he broke into an impressive solo. Hetherington took another brief break to kindly pour Jack Danieis into the other members mouths as they continued playing, before breaking into hits “Get Thru This” and “Sorry” as fans sang along with every single word.
The set closed up with their debut single “Die Trying”. The instant the pounding drums picked up the crowd went insane.
The band fed off of the audience’s energy throughout the night, clearly loving every moment of the show. The performance ended with a request from the band, saying that they will “Die trying to meet everyone in the place: over at the merch booth.