Dying Whale photo by Christopher Paredes

We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Dying Whale’s new song “One Final First Kiss” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Last Moments of Misery, which is scheduled to be released on February 3, 2017 through Nefarious Industries. You can pre-order the album here.

Dying Whale bassist/vocalist Matt Zagorski comments on the new song:

“‘One Final Last Kiss’ is my favorite track off this record. It covers so much ground stylistically and the lyrics are written about a moment that every artist feels. That feeling when you realize that making it in the music industry is so difficult and how you cope with it. How easy it would be to just kiss away your dreams and pursue a ‘regular’ life with no fulfillment. You become aware of all the artists that gave it all away to seriously live the most basic lifestyle and how envious you are of that. But as a creative person, you know there is no giving up because this is the only way you know how to live. Passion prevails.”

Dying Whale Tour Dates:
12/12/2016 Hardback Cafe – Gainesville, FL w/ Gaffer Project
12/13/2016 Inwell Pub – Margate, FL
12/14/2015 Sarbez – St. Augustine, FL w/ Gaffer Project
12/15/2016 Wonderroot – Atlanta, GA
12/16/2016 Norfolk Taphouse – Norfolk, VA w/ Accident Prone
12/17/2016 McCormack’s – Richmond, VA w/ Accident Prone
12/18/2016 Test Pattern – Winston-Salem, NC w/ Accident Prone
12/19/2016 Rakes End – Cincinnati, OH
12/20/2016 Highlands Taproom – Louisville, KY
12/22/2016 The Estate – Columbus, GA

Dying Whale tracked Last Moments Of Misery at Earthsound Studios in the band’s hometown of Valdosta, Georgia in February 2015, their fourth time working with engineer/producer Lee Dyess (Mayday Parade, From First to Last, I Set My Friends On Fire) as they feel fully at home in his studio. Following a lineup shift, this is the first of the band’s recordings to feature bassist Matt Zagorski also handling vocals, which mesh with the explosive and multifaceted delivery of guitarist Josh Zorn. Drummer Eli Werth makes his debut with the band, adding an element of urgency to the music that wasn’t fully captured before. With additional vocal contributions from Rich Weinberger (Gatherers), Jeff Hill (Machinist!), Kelby Clark (Divorce Ring), Nannen Gatchell (Smiler), and Victor Skamiera (Fero Lux) spread throughout the twelve-song melee.

Unifying elements of metal, sludge, and hardcore with ferociously raw emotional delivery, Last Moments Of Misery molds the listening experience and will leave you breathless. Thematically, the record revolves around the dark periods in our lives, and the idea of not having a place in this world or a home in the afterlife has fueled the storyline.

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