Andy Winter To Release New Album

Featuring Guest Appearances By Members Of Agalloch, Borknagar, Novembers Doom, Tristania, The Devin Townsend Project And Many More
Incomprehensible Out January 22nd On The End Records

Andy Winter has been behind several noteworthy releases in the more progressive and avant-garde spectrum of the Norwegian post-black metal scene. His style of subdued, classically influenced progressive metal is probably not quite what most people think of when they hear the words Norwegian and metal mentioned together, as his music features a far more classical and progressive influenced sound than the groups of his usual co-collaborators.

He founded his first band in 1998, the quartet known as Winds, which consists of members from several well-known bands on the Norwegian metal scene (Mayhem, Arcturus, The Kovenant, Khold, etc.). From there he went on to form Age of Silence in 2004 (with members from Borknagar, Solefald, etc.). He has since participated on two records with Subterranean Masquerade and one with Self Spiller, in addition to recording a full length album with Sculptured (the side project with several members from the American folk metal band Agalloch).

Having kept busy making several records with his main bands throughout the 2000s, in addition to an instrumental piano EP as a solo artist, he started working on a new full length effort in 2008. His vision for this recording: To collaborate with some of the various musicians he had crossed paths with over the years, through his work in his own projects as well as some of the new friends encountered through being a The End Records artist for over a decade.

The result is Incomprehensible – a full-length album featuring the following tracks and vocalists:

1. Reversed Psychological Patterns (Agnete M. Kirkevaag of Madder Mortem)
2. My Illusions Are My Own (John Haughm of Agalloch)
3. Perfection Is The Blank Page (Kjetil Nordhus of Tristania, Trail of Tears & Green Carnation)
4. Somewhere Else To Disappear (Dan Swanö of Nightingale & Bloodbath)
5. Through The Eyes Of A Surrealist (Lars A. Nedland of Borknagar, Solefald & Age of Silence)
6. Far Beyond Autopilot (Heidi S. Tveitan of Star of Ash & Peccatum)
7. The Transversal Conjecture (Paul Kuhr of Novembers Doom & Subterranean Masquerade)
8. Back To Square Two (Lars E. Si of Winds, Before the Dawn & Sensa Anima)

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Incomprehensible Tracklisting

01. Reversed Psychological Patterns (Agnete M. Kirkevaag of Madder Mortem)
02. My Illusions Are My Own (John Haughm of Agalloch)
03. Perfection Is The Blank Page (Kjetil Nordhus of Tristania, Trail of Tears & Green Carnation)
04. Somewhere Else To Disappear (Dan Swanö of Nightingale & Bloodbath)
05. Through The Eyes Of A Surrealist (Lars A. Nedland of Borknagar, Solefald & Age of Silence)
06. Far Beyond Autopilot (Heidi S. Tveitan of Star of Ash & Peccatum)
07. The Transversal Conjecture (Paul Kuhr of Novembers Doom & Subterranean Masquerade)
08. Back To Square Two (Lars E. Si of Winds, Before the Dawn & Sensa Anima)

Also appearing are Jan Axel von Blomberg (Mayhem, Arcturus & Winds), Carl August Tidemann (Winds & Arcturus), Øystein Moe (Winds & Ulver), Don Anderson (Agalloch & Sculptured) and Mike Young (The Devin Townsend Project). The album was produced by Andy Winter himself, mixed by Shaun Thingvold, mastered by Maor Appelbaum and features artwork by Travis Smith.

Having continued his approach of always applying a very genre-defying style, Incomprehensible is yet another unmistakable and unique record from Andy Winter, and one that provides a different experience altogether when compared to anything else in metal, or indeed most music.

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STOLEN BABIES Announce North American Tour with TURISAS and FIREWIND

Avant-garde metal band STOLEN BABIES are pleased to announce several North American tour dates planned for February 2013. The tour dates will also feature headliners Turisas and direct support from FirewindSTOLEN BABIES will appear on the tour from February 2nd in Jacksonville, FL and through February 21st in Oakland, CA. A month prior to the tour on December 29th, the band will perform a solo show at Bar Sinister in Hollywood, CASTOLEN BABIES also plans on scheduling select headlining dates before the 2013 tour kick off. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.

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STOLEN BABIES only:

12/29 – Hollywood, CA @ Bar Sinister

STOLEN BABIES with TURISAS and FIREWIND:

2/2 – Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar

2/3 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Downstairs

2/5 – Richmond, VA @ Empire

2/6 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

2/7 – Worcester, MA @ Upstairs @ The Palladium

2/8 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques

2/9 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club

2/10 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

2/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Downunder

2/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

2/15 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

2/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue

2/18 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

2/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

2/20 – Portland, OR @ Branx

2/21 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse

STOLEN BABIES recently finished a successful North American tour with Devin Townsend ProjectKatatonia and Paradise Lost, and released a new album in October, entitled Naught. The album is available through iTunes, Amazon and all other standard digital retailers.

STOLEN BABIES is:

Dominique Lenore Persi – Lead Vocals/Accordion

Rani Sharone – Bass/Vocals

Gil Sharone – Drums

Davey Oberlin – Guitar (touring member)

For more information on STOLEN BABIES, please visit these websites:

www.stolenbabiestheband.com

www.facebook.com/stolenbabiesofficial

www.twitter.com/stolenbabies

www.myspace.com/stolenbabies

TITANS EVE Comments On Success of Blankfest Vancouver Helping City’s Homeless

Titans Eve (pictured from left to right) Jesse Hord – Bass/Backing Vocals, Brian Gamblin – Lead Vocals/Guitar, Casey Ory – Drums, Kyle Gamblin – Vocals/Guitar

When asked to headline the first annual Blankfest Vancouver, there were no second thoughts from Titans Eve as they were honored to help a worthy cause for the city’s street youth and shelter Covenant House, plus they were excited to play their first show since returning from their European tour with Arch Enemy.

The thrashers shared The Railway Club stage on November 10th alongside 11 other rock and metal bands from across British Columbia and Alberta, which included Matt Blais, Kathy Frank, Mad Young Darlings, The Deadwax Collective, Handsome Distraction, Cry of Silence, The Mighty One, Open Air, The Coalition, Versus The Nothing and Thorntyr. The event was able to raise over $1000 and 200 clothing items for city’s homeless.

“Blankfest was a total success. Every band was totally fantastic and the cause was inspiring! Titans Eve is proud to help Vancouver the greatest city in the world out by helping its homeless stay warm in the coming winter months. Thank you very much for supporting Vancouver!” comments vocalist/guitarist Brian Gamblin.

About: Covenant House, founded in 1997 is a non-profit organization that offers a clear exit from life on the street to youth aged 16 – 24. They make this possible through a carefully designed Continuum of Care including a daily drop-in, a 54 bed crisis shelter, transitional housing, relapse prevention and life-skills training.

Each day young people come to them damaged from the abuses of their past, desperately needing love and guidance. Over the next year more than 1,500 homeless young people will come to Covenant House Vancouver and take the first steps in creating a better life for themselves by reaching out and saying, “Can you help me?”… and together they can.

If you would like to help please call (604) 638-GIFT (4438) or visit www.covenanthousebc.org.

100 Words on Covenant House.pdf – http://fburls.com/65-4zO15vwj

Covenant House Overview.pdf – http://fburls.com/35-Cwkrfugw

Covenant House Poster – Love Hope.pdf – http://fburls.com/51-NXBi8dmj

In additional news, the band posted live video from their tour date in Paris at the following links.

Road To Ruin (Live – Paris, France) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08ivf7hrb78

Divided We Fall (Live – Paris, France) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOgRQ3lXb-U

For more info on Titans Eve please visit their official website www.TitansEve.com or follow them on their Facebook fanpage and Twitter @titanseve.

About: Titans Eve released sophomore album Life Apocalypse earlier this summer. It was recorded by Sacha Laskow of Divinity at Perfect Fifth Studios in Calgary, AB and produced by Titans Eve to follow up to last year’s debut album The Divine Equal that was named ‘Album of the Month’ (Sept 2011) by Metal Hammer Germany and conquered the #7 on the Top 20 of 2011 Canadian Loud Charts.

Earlier this summer, the band opened for KORN and toured Canada with Anvil and Kill Devil Hill, the new band that features legendary drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, DIO, Heaven & Hell) and bassist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down) in support of Life Apocalypse.

FREE download of their single ‘Destined To Die’ is available at the following link:

http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/titans-eve-destined-to-die-free-download

Album Stream Links:

http://titanseve.bandcamp.com/album/life-apocalypse

http://soundcloud.com/titanseve/sets/life-apocalypse/

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