New EP Fire & The Blind due for release 9th April 2021
Metalcore quartet This Dying Hour are back with a sharp new focus and hard-hitting single ‘Cornered’. The track, which has already been championed by BBC Music Introducing, is taken from the band’s upcoming EP Fire & The Blind, due for release on 9th April 2021.
Blending elements of Slipknot, Trivium and Killswitch Engage, ‘Cornered’ is about having a split personality and struggles with addiction, written from the perspective of Jesse Pinkman and Walter White from popular TV series Breaking Bad.
Check out the video for ‘Cornered’ here: https://youtu.be/wUyPa43bnSk
Frontman Gaz Ward comments on the new EP:
“We make the music we love and what we love to hear, because that is what keeps us going and makes us excited about writing and performing. The EP was exactly that, we wrote everything based on how it makes us feel. From the strength to stand and think about your actions and their implications on ‘Broken Scars and Silent Voices’, to a song that simply makes us want to jump in the pit like ‘Fire & The Blind’, we hope people will get as much fun out of listening to it as we did writing it.”
Formed in 2005, This Dying Hour wanted to leave an impression on their local scene. It was a time when Architects, Sylosis, TesseracT, Bleed From Within and Bury Tomorrow were all breaking ground, who This Dying Hour had the pleasure of supporting across the UK.
In 2007 the band released their debut EP, Longest Memory From The Shortest Life, receiving rave reviews across the board, including Total Guitar Magazine’s ‘Top 10 Songs of the Year’ and Rock Sound (8/10). After completing several UK and European tours, a change in line-up and musical direction in 2010 resulted in a six year hiatus.
In 2016, despite feeling like they were starting all over again, This Dying Hour pushed forward and planned a UK tour. However in 2017, tragedy struck when vocalist Dave Pickup lost his life after a fatal hit and run accident. A year later, tragedy struck again with the passing of founding member Sean Crossey, who sadly lost his battle with cancer. These devastating events took a huge emotional toll on the band, losing friends who they considered as family.
After a phone call in 2020, bassist Nat Douglas and guitarist Ash Whitelockdecided it was time to make music again. “It was something that we contemplated for a while but never thought would happen,” says Douglas. With ideas flowing back and forth, they recruited two new members, Gaz Ward and Duncan Lee. Although the tragic, untimely passing of Dave Pickup and Sean Crossey was, and still is, never far from the band’s mind, the addition of the two new members has kept This Dying Hour loyal to their roots, authentic to their sound and humble to their community.
Now, in 2021, This Dying Hour start as they mean to go on with their hard-hitting new EP, Fire & The Blind.