Dying Oath may be new to the scene, but it has been in the works for quite some time...
The band originated with many different members. Through time and tryouts, they finally managed to put together the right musicians with the right amount of heart, drive, and dedication to push the project to new heights.
Originating from Rural Retreat, a small farm town in Southwest Virginia, the band has seen its share of hardships and struggles. Just finding members who met all of necessary criteria took over a year to accomplish. Nonetheless, Dying Oath has proven that although the area is dominated by Country and Bluegrass, that Metalcores crunchy rhythms and sweeping melodic leads accompanied by a combination of delicate clean and hardcore vocals, can indeed succeed to some extent.
The members of Dying Oath include:
Mindy Jackson - Hardcore vocals
Josh Hagee - Lead Guitar
Jeb Baxley - Clean Vocals
Ryan Endicott - Rhythm Guitar
Jacob Richmond - Percussionist
Ryan Matney - Bass Guitar
In an effort to showcase some of the material that the band had been working on meticulously for the past several months, Lead Guitarist Josh Hagee decided to pick up the gear necessary to make rough recordings of their tracks and jump on a local event happening in Rural Retreat. Although the tracks were much less that studio quality, the fans of the local scene really connected with what they heard. This combined with a performance at "Rock Retreat III" hosted by DMP Presents and organized by Adam Seelbach (Inferior Design), launched the band into a status they never expected.
Dying Oath continues to push the envelope of the local metal community with the support of many other local acts and endorsements from Maverick, Hellfire Radio, Alloy X and Alloy Radio, Dirtbag Clothing, an Artist Development program with Will Baker of Eye to Eye Records and Hollow Intent, and an unheard of partnership with a Haunt Scene podcast known as Haunted Honeymooners.
The band also made an agreement with Injected Smile Studios to remix and master their current tracks to add a clean studio performance to their music, hopefully pushing them to even greater heights. The date for the album is still undetermined but 2 Singles, Modern Testament and Insomniac, have successfully been released and available on most major streaming services.