We never rest here, and to prove the point we’re back on the first day of the year with a BotD entry. Fans of My Darkest Days may well have heard of Never Say Die before as they’re an offshoot courtesy of frontman Matt Walst. Matt’s not involved, but when he popped off to front Three Days Grace, My Darkest Days was put on hiatus.
Reid Henry (lead vocals / guitars) explains:
Never Say Die started in the front passenger seat of the My Darkest Days BandWagon… we had a relentless tour schedule. During overnight drives I’d squeeze through a small window to the front of the bus and stay up writing, singing, and occasionally wedging my laptop on the dashboard to record.
Over the next year, Never Say Die remained a studio project of Reid and My Darkest Days bandmate, Brendan McMillan (bass). In early 2016, Reid’s demos caught the interest of producer/engineer (Evans Blue, Parabelle, Scarlet White) and drummer (Age Of Days), Mike Langford. The band began recording an EP that evolved into an album. With the addition of Mike’s long time tour mate, Dane Hartsell (guitar/vocals), what started as a dream, Never Say Die has quickly become a reality.
With their debut album set for release early 2017 and plans to tour Canada/US, it’s apparent Never Say Die has positioned themselves to continue where My Darkest Days left off.
Check out one of their tracks below, and a second via this link.