Today Ekotren's John Sheldon (vocals) and Keith Finnell (guitar) tell us about "The End Of The Day" is from their upcoming CD "The Dead Of Night" which comes out everywhere on 1-25-11. Here is the story:
John- This song was basically written about how we weren't going to listen to outsiders ideas of what we should be writing. We have always written music for us and always will. Things start to come over as artificial when you start trying to force things into being something else.
Keith- It was kind of a challenge when we were writing The End Of The Day. The opening riff for the song was the first piece written for the song. We were in our rehearsal space, and Sheldon and I were there before Derek and Frankie showed up. I was messing around on the guitar and I started coming up with the riff, I had the idea, but I couldn't get the riff to sound the way I was hearing it. It probably took me 3 days to get down what i wanted the riff to sound legible to present to the guys, I was playing it so sloppy! Once I got the rif down, we hammered the song out pretty quick. When we were in pre-production, this song didn't have a title, so it's working title was "Slayer riff". Hopefully if Kerry King hears the song, he doesn't think it sucks!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!