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->''The art of dying is your life to live''

->''They're kind of like a [[XMeetsY fusion between]] Music/AliceInChains and TheEagles''
-->-David Draiman

Art of Dying is a HardRock[=/=]{{Post-grunge}} band from [[StargateCity Vancouver]], [[CanadaEh Canada]] formed in 2005. The band came together when guitarist Greg Bradley met singer [[StreetMusician Jonny Hetherington]] on a street corner, playing his guitar for change. Greg asked if he wanted to jam and they've been playing together ever since. They happened to meet drummer Jeff Brown through working in a nearby jam space, who got them into contact with bassist Cale Gontier and guitarist Tavis Stanley from out east. Tavis had played in Thornley for 4 years while Cale was a technician for Music/ThreeDaysGrace (also cousins with singer Adam).

They released their self-titled debut independently through Thorny Bleeder Records on iTunes and [[http://www.cdbaby.com/ CD Baby]] in 2006 along with a few hard copies floating the Vancouver area in 2007. Thorny Bleeder later managed to get Universal Music Canada to release it in the rest of the country.

The album was successful for an independent band. The song Get Through This was used as the opening theme for the second season of the Canadian Hockey-drama/reality series Making the Cut, the theme for the 2009 WWE Survivor Series, official theme of the WWE NXT program and the band was nominated for a 2009 Canadian Radio Music Award for Best New Group. They met and befriended Shaun Morgan of Music/{{Seether}}, recording "Die Trying" with him (though given the fame difference, some have labeled it "Shaun Morgan feat. Art of Dying"). They band would get to open for Seether, Three Days Grace and even play Download Festival.

Art of Dying as networking band if their ever was one, blogging and giving [=CDs=] to promoters and the like. At some point one of their contacts, a manager in Boston recommended their CD to Dan Donegan of Music/{{Disturbed}}, who decided he wanted AOD to open for them on their Canadian tour dates. They would go on to play several more arena dates for the rest of the Indestructible tour.

Near the end of 2009 after a fateful phone call with Donegan, Art of Dying signed with Disturbed's Intoxication Records, becoming its first artist. The band went straight to work on their major label debut with producer Howard Benson (Music/{{Flyleaf}}, Music/{{Skillet}}, Music/{{POD}}, Papa Roach, 3 Doors Down). They'd already written the majority of the new songs, so mixing was started in April of 2010.

The new album was officially named "Vices & Virtues" that May. A re-recording of "Die Trying" was released to radio stations and on iTunes by the fall. It has since entered the Active Rock charts, even making it into the Top 10. The album was released on March 22 of 2011.
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Influences:
+ Music/PearlJam, Music/{{Nirvana}}, Music/{{Soundgarden}}, Music/StoneTemplePilots, Music/LedZeppelin, Music/ThreeDaysGrace, Music/{{Seether}}, Music/{{Disturbed}}
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[[folder: Members ]]
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* Jonny Hetherington - Vocals
* Greg Bradley - Guitar
* Jeff Brown - Drums
* Cale Gontier - Bass
* Tavis Stanley - Guitar

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[[folder: Discography ]]
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* [[SelfTitledAlbum Art of Dying]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qKn4TloBZg Get Though This]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbg0XmCjfPs I Will Be There]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH-jT4dPP-c Completely]]
* Vices & Virtues
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4x27RgBSyc Die Trying]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmlZqr6APUU Whole World's Crazy]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyvyJ6SGhp4 Sorry]]

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Not to be confused with the song by Music/GeorgeHarrison, the song by Gojira or the album by Death Angel.
!Art of Dying provides examples of:
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* TheApprentice: To Disturbed, in a sense.
* AudienceParticipationSong: "Compleeeetley!!"
* BystanderSyndrome: Dog Is My Copilot. The final chorus has a the acoustic strings (which have otherwise been played softly so far in the song) being struck heavily while Jonny screams the lyrics, as though the ApatheticCitizens are struggling to believe/denying themselves that {{God}} will solve everything.
* CarefulWithThatAxe: "GOD IS GRACIOUS, GOD IS GOOD!!!"
* [[CatchPhrase/{{Other}} Catch Phrase]]: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yTzWEL7Q3M The art of dying is my/your life to live]]". It means "Hope for the best, Plan for the worst, Live life to the fullest".
-->"''Itís the idea that the day youíre born is your first day on the planet, but itís also your first day in your eventual path to your death. Itís a dark way to think of it, but once you embrace the thought youíre not going to last forever, it makes your time here more important. Thatís how we live, and thereís seriousness to it in the sense that itís really cool to try to accomplish something while youíre here, but thereís also an enjoyment side of things and making sure you donít take yourself too seriously''."
--->-Jonny
* ChorusOnlySong: Do What You Can, which overlaps with TitleOnlyChorus.
-->''Do what you can, do what you need, do what you like...''
* CrapsackWorld: Whole World's Crazy, which asks the simple question of "Does it have to be this way? Will it ''ever'' get better?"
* DefrostingIceQueen: Build a Wall, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation maybe]].
* [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil Digital Piracy Isn't Evil]]: Like their mentors in Disturbed, they prefer to utilize the internet when possible. Such as releasing Vices and Virtues 5 days before it actually goes on sale, scoring some good promotion and treating the fans.
* TheDrifter: The Die Trying video.
* DyingAlone: Car Crash.
* TheEeyore[=/=]LonersAreFreaks: Inside It's Raining, in which the narrator laments that he's this, hoping to subvert it by finding a way to connect with others.
* HeroicSpirit: Get Through This, using the old adage that "What doesn't kill me only makes me stronger".
* IAmSong: You Don't Know Me.
* LastNoteNightmare: Build A Wall, which ends with an eerie crying/wailing sound and a number of electronic noises/voices.
* LetsDuet: The re-recording of Inside It's Raining, sung with [[ThreeDaysGrace Adam Gontier]]. He's since sung it with them at a few of their shows.
* LonelyTogether: Alone, in which the narrator realizes this.
-->''I used to think that being along meant being by myself''.
-->''Now I know, to truly be alone means being without you''.
* LoveHurts[=/=]LoveIsADrug: Crime.
* {{Mascot}}: They ran a contest for a while asking for the GrimReaper. The winners can be seen [[http://www.myspace.com/theartofdying/blog/472742454 here]]. They've also revealed the right wing of something they call "Smeagol the Raven"
* NoExportForYou: The debut saw very little release outside of Canada, aside from digital downloading.
* OneWomanWail: The end of Crime, which [[FadingIntoTheNextSong fades into]] Car Crash.
* PerishingAltRockVoice: Fists of Clarity a few times.
* PowerBallad: Sorry.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "if it TAKES! FORRR!EVER!"
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name is Jonny, [[LacunaCoil NO DAMN H in it]].
** Their biggest hit Get Through This can either be spelled with "Through" or "Thru". They aren't very clear on it.
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: The debut has some very stripped down production, including at one point the click of Jonny's megaphone being turned off during the bridge of You Don't Know Me and the sound of him clearing his throat at the start of Dog Is My Copilot.
* UpdatedRerelease: As mentioned above, the debut has some very sludgy production. Vices and Virtues has several of the more commercially viable songs repurposed/remade with better quality and different lyrics, such as You Donít Know Me, I Will Be There, [Inside It's] Raining (which includes [[ThreeDaysGrace Adam Gontier]] guesting), Completely and their big hit Get Through This.
* WordSaladLyrics: You Don't Know Me, though probably intentional to describe how shallow it is to assume a person is simple (the lyrics start to make sense when applied to the oh-so illogical human being).
* YouAreNotAlone: I Will Be There.