Thy Will Be Done Announce New EP Title, Release Date
Eye.On Lion Recordings is a DIY-style record label designed to release new music, merchandise, as well as other media from the band. The first single, "You, The Apathy Divine," was officially released through iTunes on June 26 following the band's performance at the Orion Music + More Festival, for which they were hand-picked by the festival curators Metallica.
Temple is the band's third release following 2009's groundbreaking In Ancient of Days and the critically acclaimed 2007 debut, Was And Is to Come. The Temple EP shows the band expanding on their sound that both peers and press have already described as defying metal sub-genres. The first single off the EP, "You, The Apathy Divine" has been climbing steadily on SiriusXM Liquid Metal's weekly Top 12 countdown "The Devil's Dozen" It has been one of the most requested songs since its release.
On deciding to pave their way and start their own label, the band's vocalist and co-writer J Costa commented, "As a band, we've always wanted to preserve our expressions as well as the way they reach the listener. It's important for us to have a fan feel, see, and hear the finished piece as closely to the creative source of energy as possible. Eye.On Lion is a way for us to offer our artistic creations to those who choose to support us and by proxy, excludes a lot of 'middle-people'."
He added, "Growing up, I've always thought about having my own label and could identify with labels like Dischord that seemed to be doing things from a passionate perspective. I also found it inspiring seeing artists like Jack White and Mike Patton, amongst others, as well as bands like Neurosis, Tool and Clutch whom have decided to blaze their own trail in this ever-changing industry. Having worked with Jamey Jasta and his Stillborn label for our first two releases, I was inspired even more to want to maintain the DIY ethos I've always had and start this label." Costa adds "Jamey's belief in us got us started on this journey. Not only do we consider him Family, but also an inspiration to us."