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Hope for the Dying

80's progressive shred metal with a modern edge


Genres: Christian / Metal / Progressive

Location: Jonesboro, IL

Stats: 146 fans / 5,190 plays / 0 plays today






Members: Josh:leadvocals/keyboard | James:leadguitar | Jack:leadguitar | Brendan:drums

Pre-order the new album, Dissimulation (4-26-11 | Facedown Records) today!!!


Hope for the Dying formed in November of 2006 with sights set on bringing something different to the table. Tiring of the typical simplistic music that has manifested itself in the heavy music culture, Hope for the Dying brings new meaning to the idea of 'guitar-driven metal.' By blending the musical virtuosity of old school shred-metal pioneers like Iron Maiden and Metallica with the modern edge of today's progressive heavy-hitters like Between the Buried and Me and The Human Abstract, Hope for the Dying is developing a signature sound that is as technically proficient as it is fresh and unique.

In 2008, Hope for the Dying was featured in HM Magazine's 'Pick-of-the-Litter' section and subsequently inked a deal with the newly resurrected Strike First Records (a division of Facedown Records) and released their debut self-titled full length on November 25 of that year. In the two years following the release of their debut, Hope for the Dying matured in both their music and their line-up. As 2010 comes to a close, the band is stronger and more driven than ever before, and on December 1, revealed that they will be releasing a new album in mid-April of 2011 on Facedown Records.

The band is currently writing and recording tracks for the highly anticipated follow-up, and is very excited about the direction in which the music is moving. "This is definitely the most ambitious music we've written to date," says guitarist James Houseman. "When we were writing for the last album, the process was so spread out, and then at the end we were just rushing to finish up a couple more songs, I think we felt like the album kind of suffered a little bit and didn't have the 'flow' that we would have liked." With the new album, HFTD has deliberately set aside an essentially uninterrupted block of time to focus on writing in hopes that their next release will have more continuity and consistency from track to track. "This is by far the most complex music we've ever made. We're trying lots of new things and so far we couldn't be more excited about how things have been going, " - guitarist Jack Daniels.

The as-yet-untitled project will be mixed by Brian Hood of 456 Recordings (A Plea for Purging, Before There Was Rosalyn) in Huntsville, AL, in early February of 2011. "Working with Brian has been awesome so far, he's been really helpful to us in getting things prepared and making sure we come out with the best product possible" says Daniels. "We're thrilled with what he brings to the table and can't wait to work with him more as we get closer to wrapping this thing up!"

In the mean time, Hope for the Dying will be returning to the tour circuit in early 2011 with plans for coast-to-coast tours in both headlining and support roles.


  • P_O_D95 said:
    this album is just perfect... May 08
  • P_O_D95 said:
    you reminds me of a thousand times repent... truly a grat music you've made... i'm waiting for this freakin album!!! I like that :P Mar 16
  • Dutin said:
    Awesome new song guys! Nov 27
  • ryaneatsairplane said:
    hey! excellent music. i saw you guys in rushville and it was way good. keep it up Nov 10
  • +Hindrance said:
    post one full song!! :) Jul 21
  • Darren (add me on myspace--myspace.com/war_freakin_eagle) said:
    saw you guys at the fish a while back yall are amazing, i especially loved the trooper cover keep it up oh and put some full songs on here Apr 15
  • zack said:
    i saw you guys at Facedown on Sat it Was super Amazing Apr 08
  • neongoldn said:
    great show at Mac's thursday!! You guys killed it. Everyone was super nice too. Hope the rest of your tour is rockin. :) Mar 22
  • Jesusmetallover! said:
    I listened to your music on Myspace, and all i have to say about it is WOW! You guys really know your way around progressive metal. God bless and keep up the good work. Nov 20
  • Jay-Boy "Tha Mystro" said:
    awsome stuff!! ur recordings sound real tinty idk it might but the MP3 formatt. JH- Awsome Stuff Oct 23
  • Jake Westrich said:
    you guys are awesome and we're from the same area...i have a pick of yours i found it in jackson,mo Sep 05
  • Cg said:
    Yo Jack whats up man, ima have to come see your band play sometime, Gratz on the Album when it comes out..going to buy a copy for $20 or more =P Apr 23
  • SilenceTheOppressors said:
    You guys are freaking sweet! ;) i love the music you have up! very awesome stuff! Mar 26
  • Brittany Massacre said:
    come to cali Jul 16
  • /.:God^Rocker:.\\ said:
    Oh My Gosh!!! you guys rule!!! Jul 14


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