Candlelight Records has confirmed a March 7, 2006 U.S. release date for the new DAYLIGHT DIES album, entitled "Dismantling Devotion". It is the second full-length album from the band, currently headquartered in North Carolina, and officially ends a four-year recording gap.
The near hour-long "Dismantling Devotion" is a giant step forward for the already popular quintet. With album recording split between Volume 11 Studios and Techtronic Laboratories (North Carolina), mixing by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Sweden) and mastering by Thomas Eberger at The Cutting Room (Sweden), the album is already receiving rave reviews from early listenings. KATATONIA guitarist Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström says, "I really hope others will be able to share the experience that fills you up for the loss for words when listening to this album. If 'Dismantling Devotion' would have been released in 2005, it would have been my choice for the album of the year."
With "Dismantling Devotion", DAYLIGHT DIES look to further their already growing profile. Drummer Jesse Haff recently noted, "it is certainly the most mature material we've written to date. For us it is a strong progression that really shows off our emotionally dark and desperate music; a diverse mix of melancholic, melodic and exceedingly heavy songs."
DAYLIGHT DIES toured with LACUNA COIL (U.S.) and KATATONIA (Europe) in 2003 and are already in the planning stages to hit the road in support of "Dismantling Devotion". Guitarist Barre Gambling says, "I look forward to hitting the road again and playing our new songs for people, especially after a long hibernation."
Confirmed track listing for "Dismantling Devotion" is:
01. A Life Less Lived
02. Dead Air
03. A Dream Resigned
04. All We Had
05. Solitary Refinement
06. Strive to See
07. Lies that Bind
08. Dismantling Devotion