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					Press Kit
Biography:

Art Of Dying is a five-piece rock band fronted by Jonny Hetherington. The
Vancouver, Canada based group is the newest signing to Reprise
Records/Intoxication Records, the label started by David Draiman and Dan
Donegan of the multi-platinum selling band Disturbed. Art of Dying is currently in
the studio in Los Angeles with producer Howard Benson finishing up their
worldwide debut, and they are thrilled to now be part of the Warner family. The
band has built a dedicated international following since 2006 touring with
Disturbed and Seether, as well as performing at international festivals Download
and The Virgin Festival along side artists such as Tool, Metallica and 3 Doors
Down. Fans around the world have connected with the song "Get Through This",
a true story of struggle and hope which has lead to a heavy following online
where Art of Dying has topped the independent charts and developed a loyal
fan base.

Art of Dying has been nominated for a 2009 CRMA (Canadian Radio Music
Award) in the category of “Best New Group”.

So what is the „Art of Dying‟?

It‟s how you live your life, how you embrace it, and what you do with your time
while you're here. It‟s your life to live, and that's exactly what Art of Dying is
doing.




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Art of Dying - Key Facts

- Signed to Warner/Reprise/Intoxication

- Currently in Studio with Howard Benson Finishing World Wide Debut

- 3 North American Tours with #1 Artist Disturbed

- Nominated for 2009 CRMA (Canadian Radio Music Award) Best New Group

- Toured United Kingdom with Seether

- Seether‟s Shaun Morgan Guest Vocals on new song: “Die Trying”

- "Get Through This" Top 20 hit in Canada (MediaBase, R&R, BDS)

- R&R‟s Most Added song in Canada - April 18, 2008

- Over 5 million views on MySpace (over 80,000 fans)

- Shared the Stage with Tool, Metallica, 3 Doors Down, Hinder




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Press:

“Heavy Crowd Pleasers” (Kerrang! Magazine)


“Moving Listening” (Metal Hammer Magazine)


"Epic post-grunge sound" (Classic Rock Magazine, UK)


“Art of Dying sound massive, channeling the spirit of Vedder” (Leeds Music)


“A stunning self titled debut… leaves you instantly hooked” (Black Velvet)


“AOD does everything right to not be lost in the jungle of average music”
(Melodic.net)


“Art of Dying unleash post-grunge grooves with class” (Download Festival)


“Their riveting sound is ingenious, nested, and catchy.” (indieSolo)


“Art Of Dying is the best independent rock band in Canada"
(Todd Hancock, CFOX Vancouver)


In January 2007 Classic Rock Magazine hand picked Art of Dying as one of the
Top 15 Bands To Watch worldwide and added the single “Completely” to their
“Bands You Need to Hear” Compilation CD after claiming: “Art of Dying
Delivered a storming set at Download”.




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Highlights

Independent Album Release Date:

   October 23, 2007 – Canada - Thorny Bleeder/Conveyor/Universal


Past Performance Highlights:

       Support act for 3 North American Disturbed tours
       Support act for 3 Doors Down, X-fest, Brandon, MB
       Support act for Puddle of Mudd, Calgary Stampede
       Virgin Festival with The Killers and AFI
       Support act for Saliva, Canadian tour
       Support act for Papa Roach, Vancouver
       Voted “Best Live Act” at the 2006 New Music West Festival, Vancouver
       Support act for Seether, 2006 UK tour
       Download Festival, 2006 with Metallica, Tool, Guns n Roses, Deftones



MySpace:

       #1 Unsigned Artist, Canada
       #1 Unsigned Grunge Artist, Worldwide
       Over 85,000 friends
       5000 – 9000 daily spins, resulting in over 4 Million listens to date
       Over 5 Million profile views



Film, TV & Gaming:

       Theme song - WWE Survivor Series 2009
       Theme song - Global TV‟s “Making the Cut”
       Theme song - Movie Central‟s “Stuntdawgs”
       Theme song - CFL pre-game show CTV/TSN
       Theme song – Podcast Series “Port City PD”
       Feature – ABC‟s “Falcon Beach”
       Feature – Global TV‟s “The Guard”
       Feature – CTV‟s “DeGrassi: The Next Generation”
       Theme song – Lionsgate Films “The Entrance”
       Theme song – PS2, Wii, Xbox – “Flatout – Ultimate Carnage”
       Song placement - PS2, Wii, Xbox – “Stuntman 2”




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Endorsements:



  Art of Dying is proud to have partnered with the following companies:




     Shure Wireless & Microphones
     Yamaha Drums
     Yamaha Guitars
     Bugera Guitar Amps
     Sabian Cymbals
     Vater Percussion
     Gallien-Krueger Bass Amps
     Gibson Guitars
     Oakley Sunglasses
     Liquid Optical
     Urban Wrist
     Dayton Boots




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Recent Tour Dates:

Arena Tour with Disturbed - 2009
May 25 London, ON – John Labatt Centre
May 26 Toronto, ON – Ricoh Coliseum
May 27 Montreal, QB – Bell Centre
May 29 Moncton, NB – Moncton Coliseum Complex
May 30 Halifax, NS – Halifax Forum Arena
June 01 Quebec, QB – L‟Agora Du Vieux Port
June 02 Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
June 03 Hamilton – Copps Coliseum


USA/Canada Arena Tour with Disturbed - 2008
Nov 23 Rochester, MN
Nov 25 Brookings, SD
Nov 26 Bismark, ND
Nov 28 Great Falls, MT
Nov 29 Spokane, WA
Nov 30 Vancouver, BC
Nov 02 Edmonton, AB
Nov 03 Calgary, AB
Nov 05 Saskatoon, SK
Nov 06 Winnipeg, MB
Nov 08 Grand Forks, ND
Nov 10 Kearney, NE

USA Tour with Disturbed - 2008
April 27 Wichita, KS
April 29 Amarillo, TX
April 30 Tulsa, OK
May 02 Springfield, MS
May 03 Memphis, TN
May 05 Myrtle Beach, SC
May 06 Knoxville, TN
May 08 Orlando, FL
May 09 Birmingham, AL
May 11 Richmond, VI
May 12 Atlantic City, NJ
May 14 Cincinnati, OH
May 15 Ft. Wayne, ID




        For more information, please contact Reprise Records Publicity:
            Brian Bumbery: brian.bumbery@wbr.com / 818-953-3203
                TJ Tauriello / tj.tauriello@wbr.com / 818-953-3311



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 Jeff Battaglia
Management
  Chicago, IL
(773) 282-4800




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