Hope for the Dying

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Hope for the Dying
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Hope for the Dying- Josh Ditto, Brendan Hengle, James Houseman, Jack Daniels
Background information
Origin Jonesboro, Illinois, United States
Genres Christian metal,[1] progressive death metal[2]
Years active 2006–present
Labels Facedown
Members Josh Ditto
James Houseman
Jack Daniels
Brendan Hengle

Hope for the Dying also known as HFTD is an American Christian metal band from Jonesboro, Illinois. The band formed in 2006 and released their first album (a self-titled EP) in April 2008,[3] the album was later repackaged and released with Strike First Records on November 25, 2008.

History[edit]

In November 2008 Hope for the Dying became the first band with an album released on the relaunched label Strike First Records,[4] an imprint label of Facedown Records. Before its retirement in 2006 Strike First Records had signed bands like War of Ages.[5]

They toured as part of Facedown Fest 2009 in April 2009[6] and have also toured independently.[3]

The group's second album, Dissimulation, was released in April 2011 by Facedown Records.[7]

The Christian faith has a profound influence in the lyrics[8] and motivation of the band.[5]

In 2013 the band has announced on their Facebook page that they will release a new album called Aletheia on March 19 on Facedown Records.[9]

Legacy was released on March 4, 2016, by Facedown Records.[10]

Discography[edit]

Date of Release Title Label
November 25, 2008 Hope for the Dying (EP) Facedown Records
April 26, 2011 Dissimulation[11] Facedown Records
March 19, 2013 Aletheia Facedown Records
March 4, 2016 Legacy Facedown Records

Members[edit]

Current members
  • Josh Ditto - lead vocals, keyboards (2006–present)
  • James Houseman - lead guitar, backup vocals (2006–present)
  • Jack Daniels - rhythm guitar, backup vocals (2006–present)
  • Brendan Hengle - drums, bass (studio only) (May 2010 – 2013, 2014–present)
Former members
  • James Red Cloud - bass (2006–2007, 2008)
  • Brice Voyles - drums (2006–2009)
  • Zach Gowen - bass (2008)
  • Jacob Capps - bass (2008–September 2009)
  • Jesse Fleming - drums (2009–January 2010)
  • Ryan Dillon - bass (September 2009 - March 2010)
  • E.J. Sugars - drums (January–March 2010)
  • Chris Owens - bass (May 2010–September 2010)
Session musicians
  • Kaleb Luebchow (May 2013 – 2014)
Timeline

References[edit]

  1. ^ Estabrooks, Timothy (November 24, 2008). "Hope for the Dying, "Hope for the Dying EP" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. 
  2. ^ Outburn (April 1, 2016). "Hope for the Dying". Outburn. ISSN 1542-1309. Archived from the original on 2016-11-19. Retrieved March 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Hope for the Dying - Hope for the Dying (album review)". Sputnikmusic. March 16, 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://teethofthedivine.com/site/reviews/hope-for-the-dying-–-hope-for-the-dying/
  5. ^ a b [1] Archived March 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ http://www.ishotphotography.com/concerts/fdf2009/index.html[dead link]
  7. ^ HOPE FOR THE DYING To Release 'Dissimulation' in April. Blabbermouth.net, March 3, 2011.
  8. ^ "Hope for the Dying, "Hope for the Dying EP" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. November 25, 2008. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ Review of Aletheia. Alternative Press No. 297 (April 2013), p. 88.
  10. ^ "HOPE FOR THE DYING "LEGACY" - 3/4/16". Facedown Records. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Hope for the Dying Streaming New Song "Transcend"". Metalunderground.com. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 

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