Ending Life Slowly
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Open Your Eyes, Not Your Wrists – Music Video

Aside from being a great message to all the kids scraping their skin with scissors, it’s a song that gives credence to hope in a time of crisis. A scenario we all can relate to at some point in our lives. The thought of ending it all is a very natural reaction to life. Whether it be a fleeting glimpse, or a downright dreadful thought that weighs on one’s soul, to consider death is one of our most humanizing instincts.

The video was put together as a visual counterpart towards the solitude reflected in the song. As a one man band, the foundation of Autumns Eyes music has always been centered around one person creating large sonic atmospheres. So having a video where such a singular performance is contrasted by extraordinary shots of nature seemed like a perfect fit.

Gear Gods RIGGED

Autumns Eyes is a one-man band, and that one man in Daniel Mitchell, and in this episode of Rigged, he takes us on a tour of his studio gear and guitar collection, used to record his new album Ending Life Slowly, out now.

Interviewing Autumns Eyes Slowly: A Conversation With Dan Mitchell

The Best Unsigned Band in Connecticut, Autumns Eyes, just dropped a new full-length album entitled Ending Life Slowly. I definitely left my apartment and flew back to my home state to grill the band’s only member, Dan Mitchell, about the present, the past and the future. The conversation below totally took place over a resplendent dinner of turkey club sandwiches and boxed Shiraz and was in no part conducted via e-mail.

Ending Life Slowly

The long awaited new album “Ending Life Slowly” from one man metal band Autumns Eyes is now available!

Open Your Eyes, Not Your Wrists

Ending Life Slowly is the eighth album by Connecticut-based Autumns Eyes, the solo project of Daniel Mitchell. Fittingly, it’s due for release on Halloween, when those of us in the northern hemisphere will find the door to the dead of winter opened by ghouls and goblins. Yet although Mitchell has frequently found inspiration from the changing colors and supernatural hauntings of late October, the new album was more inspired by what comes after.

Death of October

With Ending Life Slowly being inspired by death and decay that takes place during the latter part of Fall, starting the album with a song dedicated to Halloween was a natural first step. It marks an end to the most hallowed month of the year, and celebrates its macabre mayhem before we enter the cold void of November.

At the crossroad between a hallowed holiday and the cusp of a dead cold winter is where you’ll find Autumns Eyes mastermind Daniel Mitchell. After many seasons of seclusion and intermittently hitting the studio, the recording process has finally wrapped up for the new album titled Ending Life Slowly.

Ending Life Slowly Album Art

Ending Life Slowly Track Listing

1. Death of October
2. Break the Skin
3. Your Last Day
4. Moments Into Memories
5. The Honest Liars
6. Couldn’t Hold On
7. Far Away From Fading
8. Internal Arson
9. Open Your Eyes, Not Your Wrists
10. Under the Skin of the Sun

Due out on October 31st, Ending Life Slowly serves as the first full length album from Autumns Eyes since the 2012 release of Please Deceive Me. Halloween and the death of Fall is a perfect time to be reminded that sometimes life ends far too slowly.

Ending Life Slowly Press Release

At the crossroad between a hallowed holiday and the cusp of a dead cold winter is where you’ll find Autumns Eyes mastermind Daniel Mitchell. After many seasons of seclusion and intermittently hitting the studio, the recording process has finally wrapped up for the new album titled Ending Life Slowly. Mitchell had this to say regarding the new album…

“Living in New England has always made it easy to draw from the month of October for creative inspiration with life breathing its flaming colors into all the surrounding trees. Unfortunately, these themes can only be revisited every so often before it becomes repetitive. That’s why I reached into the month of November for inspiration. A time when Fall is still thriving, but where color has faded and the trees are bare as skeletons.

While a walk through the woods here in October can be a relaxing activity, doing the same in November carries an overwhelming sense of dread. You’re surrounded by death, and the trees no longer sway and breathe with the air. They’re cold, stiff, bare, and knock together like bones breaking in the sky.

This atmosphere is what fueled the writing process for Ending Life Slowly, with death and decay surrounding every element of each track. It’s a cliche topic to write about in heavy metal music, but my approach here was focused more on the immense weight death can hold over ones shoulders. To sit and truly contemplate what it means for all things to come to an end was a sobering experience to say the least.

I always look at music as sonic therapy, but this was the one time where music couldn’t offer any kind of solace. It just reminded me that life can either go by too fast, or it can end too slowly.”

Ending Life Slowly Album Art

Ending Life Slowly Track Listing

1. Death of October
2. Break the Skin
3. Your Last Day
4. Moments Into Memories
5. The Honest Liars
6. Couldn’t Hold On
7. Far Away From Fading
8. Internal Arson
9. Open Your Eyes, Not Your Wrists
10. Under the Skin of the Sun

Due out on October 31st, Ending Life Slowly serves as the first full length album from Autumns Eyes since the 2012 release of Please Deceive Me. Halloween and the death of Fall is a perfect time to be reminded that sometimes life ends far too slowly.