New SOILWORK Album! Hire Dirk Verbeuren

SOILWORK’S Dirk Verbeuren Drum Video + Lessons/Session Work 

SOILWORK drumming phenom Dirk Verbeuren is currently making his incredible drum skills available for session work throughout the rest of 2015.  Verbeuren is no stranger to session work as he’s graced our ears countless times through his work with such artists as SOILWORK, DEVIN TOWNSEND, SATYRICON, JEFF LOOMIS, FREDRIK THORDENDAL, ABORTED, SCARVE, SYBREED, and more.

In conjunction with this announcement, a brand new video of Verbeuren tracking drums for the upcoming SOILWORK album has been posted. The album is being produced by Jens Bogren, who also produced the band’s last two albums.

Watch the drum tracking video: HERE

Dirk Verbeuren is a renowned studio drummer with a remarkable ear for music and 20 years of experience. He owns and operates Die Crawling Studio, a state-of-the-art facility allowing him to track drums in a fully professional and highly efficient manner using the latest Toontrack Music products. Endorsed by brands such as Tama, Meinl and Evans, Verbeuren is also fully equipped to record at the studio of your choice.

Interested bands or artists may contact Verbeuren directly at DieCrawling@gmail.com.

“Dirk is such an amazing drummer to work with. Very few drummers can do what he does while still sounding groovy! No need to save the day with Beat Detective, and his steady hard-hitting technique makes his drums very easy to mix!”Jens Bogren, Producer (DEVIN TOWNSEND, OPETH, AMON AMARTH)

“Dirk Verbeuren saves you hours/days/bottles of editing with his professional attitude towards nailing down perfect chaos. He is for sure one of the best drummers I´ve ever worked with. Having him behind the drums guarantees a top quality result.”Daniel Bergstrand, Producer (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, MESHUGGAH)

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DEVIN TOWNSEND; The Retinal Circus – Out Now!

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The DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT released their new CD/DVD set, The Retinal Circus, in the USA via InsideOut Music! Featuring a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend’s entire career, the live show takes place at London’s historic Roundhouse venue and includes a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any concert Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more. To purchase The Retinal Circus, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats.

For a preview of The Retinal Circus, fans can watch live clips of “Grace” and “War” taken from the DVD.

“The Retinal Circus is full of the energy and smart-ass antics Townsend has been giving to his live gigs since he began doing them again” – ABOUT.com

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT live:

Feb. 18-22 – Progressive Nation At Sea 2014 – Miami, FL

Devin Townsend online: http://www.hevydevy.com   http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend   http://www.omerch.com

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Premieres Video Clip

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After releasing their extensive CD/DVD set, The Retinal Circus, last week, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT is now premiering a video clip of “Kingdom” taken from the DVD!

To watch the clip, click here: http://loudwire.com/devin-townsend-kingdom-live-from-the-retinal-circus-exclusive-video/

For another preview of The Retinal Circus, fans can watch the previously released video clips for Grace and War.

Featuring a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend’s entire career, The Retinal Circus takes place at London’s historic Roundhouse venue and includes a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more. To purchase The Retinal Circus, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats.

Read on for a few reviews of this must-have Hevy Devy CD/DVD set:

“A thrilling blend of standard concert fare, visual theatre, and wild stage antics, its absurdity, ambition, and staggering showmanship make [The Retinal Circus] an incredibly engaging experience” – POP MATTERS

“Anyone who is a fan of anything Devin Townsend should totally pick up Retinal Circus in some form” – METAL INJECTION

“[The Retinal Circus] showcases [Devin Townsend’s] passions, his theatricality, and, yes, his insane genius while being entirely playful and charming” – BLOODY DISGUSTING.com

“a conceptual orgasm of the eyes” – LOUDWIRE

“I would certainly recommend that fans pick up this live album. If I could, I would have given The Retinal Circus a 6/5” – NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

“The Retinal Circus is full of the energy and smart-ass antics Townsend has been giving to his live gigs since he began doing them again” – HEAVY METAL.ABOUT.com

 

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT live:

Feb. 18-22–Progressive Nation At Sea 2014 – Miami, FL

Devin Townsend online:

http://www.hevydevy.com

http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend

http://www.omerch.com

 

 

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Video Clip Available Online

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After releasing Epicloud last year to critical acclaim, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT will be giving fans a new DVD/CD set this fall, entitled Retinal Circus. Due out October 29th in the USA via InsideOut Music (September 30th in Europe), fans can now watch a video clip of the track “War” taken from said DVD:

http://youtu.be/Rok8QPT9NO4

Check out the audio of Devin Townsend speaking with TWR

Retinal Circus will be available as a 2 DVD/2 CD digipack set with the following imports available at CM Distro:

–standard 2-disc DVD

–standard 1-disc Blu-Ray

–standard 2-CD audio

–special edition 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD box set

–diehard deluxe fan box incl. 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD (pictured below)

Filmed in fall 2012, the Retinal Circus takes place at London’s historic Roundhouse venue and includes a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend’s entire career. With a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more, this CD/DVD set is a must-have for any Hevy Devy fan! For another preview of Retinal Circus, click here for a live clip of “Grace” (featuring frequent collaborator Anneke Van Giersbergen).

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT live:

Feb. 18-22–Progressive Nation At Sea 2014–Miami, FL

Devin Townsend online:

http://www.hevydevy.com

http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend

http://www.omerch.com

4th ANNUAL GWAR-B-Q Photos

A collection of random photos from the 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, VA available now in the PHOTO GALLERY.
For those who have attended GWAR-B-Q up to this point, you are a part of history. Next year, the event will never be the same… blame Devin Townsend (check out GWAR in the INTERVIEW VAULT for more details)

PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014 Powered By InsideOut Music

InsideOut Music HeaderProgressive Nation is hitting the high seas in 2014!  Join us in this inaugural sailing from February 18th – 22nd 2014 on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas.  This music festival at sea gives you an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean and all the amenities of a cruise ship; you will enjoy music from morning ’til night with over 40 shows on multiple stages, along with activities, Q&A’s, panels and workshops from your favorite artists.
The lineup includes:
TRANSATLANTIC, PORTNOY SHEEHAN MACALPINE SHERINIAN, JON ANDERSON, ADRIAN BELEW’S POWER TRIO, DEVIN TOWNSEND, KING’S X, SPOCK’S BEARD, THE FLOWER KINGS, PAIN OF SALVATION, RIVERSIDE, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, THE SAFETY FIRE, TONY HARNELL & BUMBLEFOOT, BIGELF, BEARDFISH, THE DEAR HUNTER, HAKEN, JOLLY AND NEXT TO NONE

PROGRESSIVE NATION founder Mike Portnoy elaborates:

“In 2008 & 2009, I created a touring package called “Progressive Nation” and with Dream Theater headlining, we did three full tours (two in North America and one in Europe) that showcased a variety of bands that embraced the spirit and musicality of progressive music.
Well after a 5 year hiatus, I have decided to resurrect Progressive Nation and this time we are taking it to the seas! But rather than a 4 band bill like previous Progressive Nation tours, we have expanded the bill to OVER A DOZEN of today’s greatest progressive bands, musicians and artists! (and there may be one or two more still to be confirmed)
Myself and my former DT bandmate Derek Sherinian have teamed up with Sixthman (who have done incredibly successful cruises with Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the annual Kiss Cruise to name a few) as well as our friends at InsideOut Music and look forward to a very successful inaugural launch of PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA Feb 18 thru 22 2014
We are so excited to take part in this historic maiden voyage and look forward to sharing this one of a kind event with fans from all around the world!”

Visit www.progressivenationatsea.com to register for the pre-sale today

This music festival at sea gives music fans an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean, guest will have the opportunity to see their favorite musical heroes perform numerous sets around the many stages set around Norwegian Pearl. And when guests are not attending a performance, a variety of activities hosted by the artists will fill the day.
Progressive Nation at Sea begins at $700 per person plus taxes and fees. Prices include entertainment, meals, and access to Norwegian Pearl’s outstanding amenities, including outdoor pool, hot tubs, rock climbing wall, and fitness center. Fans can read more and sign up for the Progressive Nation pre-sale at  www.progressivenationatsea.com.
With 15 decks of fun, Norwegian Pearl offers guests access to 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, four hot tubs, and spa treatments to help forget about the world left behind. Onboard concerts aren’t the only things that rock on Norwegian Pearl – passengers looking for more activities can visit the outdoor climbing wall, bowl a few frames at the onboard lanes, or tempt lady luck at The Pearl Club Casino. Progressive Nation cruisers will also have the opportunity to explore the sandy beaches of Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, their very own private island getaway. A host of beachside activities and games, the gigantic “Hippo” water slide, and access to food and beverage service will make the stay on Great Stirrup Cay an unforgettable experience.
Forthcoming announcements are scheduled to follow detailing artist-hosted activities, theme night information, contest additions, and activities!  For full details and to sign up for the pre-sale, fans should visit

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DERELICT Re-Releases On The Way

As of August 5 2013, Perpetuation and Unspoken Words, the 2012 and 2009 full-length releases by Montreal death metal shredders Derelict will be available in retail stores worldwide through Maple Metal Records distribution.

MMR approached us to distribute these albums, and we couldn’t be happier to go for it,” comments Derelict vocalist Eric Burnet.

“We’ve worked hard over the years to set up many of our own independent tools and services, but we were sorely lacking in terms of in-store distribution. MMR are helping a lot of hardworking metal bands, and we’re happy to be one of them!”

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An A&R rep from Maple Metal Records in Toronto comments:

“MMR is totally stoked to offer worldwide distribution for Derelict’s albums. We are confident Derelict has what it takes to be a major player in the technical death metal genre, and this Canadian band is ready to break-out onto the international metal scene in a huge way!”

Perpetuation received extensive critical praise from Canadian and international media upon release, culminating in Derelict being nominated for “Metal Artist Of The Year” at the 2013 Canadian Independent Music Awards alongside Devin Townsend, Bison BC and more. The band is currently playing select shows in Canada and concentrating on writing a follow-up release.

Derelict official website: www.derelictmetal.com

Maple Metal Records official website: www.maplemetalrecords.com

Stream Shackles Of Indoctrination from Perpetuation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNeE_UT0alE

VULTURE INDUSTRIES Reveal New Album Details

Norway‘s VULTURE INDUSTRIES released new details regarding their upcoming Season of Mist debut. The band’s new album, titled The Tower is slated for release on October 1 in North America (September 27 rest of world). It was recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen. The album was mixed by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA, DEVIN TOWNSEND, IHSAHN, ENSLAVED).

Through their charismatic musicianship, VULTURE INDUSTRIES quickly earned the reputation of a formidable live act, characterized by the fusion of technical prowess with eccentric, manic performances by frontman Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen.

Season of Mist website and the VULTURE INDUSTRIES website and Facebook page.

“Vulture Industries come across as complete oddballs. They are the mad hatter’s tea party irregulars with an Alice In Wonderland surrealist brand of dark metal cabaret” –Terrorizer

SCALE THE SUMMIT Post Additional Behind The Scenes Footage

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT will release their highly anticipated fourth album, The Migration, on June 11, shortly after the start of their upcoming tour with Intronaut. The album was recorded earlier this year at Basement Studios in North Carolina with Jamie King (BTBAM, For Today).

The Migration marks the recording debut of new bassist Mark Michell. A behind-the-scenes look at the tracking of his bass guitar parts for the album, which features snippets of several new tracks, can be seen on Bass Musician Magazine by clicking HERE.

Additionally, SCALE THE SUMMIT are currently hosting a raffle sponsored by Jackson Guitars, EMG Pickups and Ernie Ball. You can purchase a $1 ticket directly from www.scalethesummitstore.com to be entered in the drawing for the grand prize of a brand new Jackson SLAT-7 guitar; a first-place prize consisting of a set of EMG pickups; a second-place prize of 12 packs of Ernie Ball strings; and a third-place prize of three SCALE THE SUMMIT t-shirts. A video drawing announcing the winners will be posted on the band’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/scalethesummit) on May 9.

Based in Houston, SCALE THE SUMMIT have released three acclaimed albums to date and toured in recent years with a who’s who of modern progressive metal, from legends such as Dream Theater, Cynic and Devin Townsend to next-generation heroes like Between The Buried And Me, Periphery and Protest The Hero.

Catch SCALE THE SUMMIT live here:
5/31 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
6/04 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater #
6/05 Seattle, WA – Highline*
6/06 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater*
6/07 Calgary, AB – Calgary Metalfest*
6/08 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop*
6/10 Winnipeg, MB – Osborne Village Inn*
6/11 St. Paul, MN – Station 4*
6/12 Chicago, IL – Double Door*
6/13 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class*
6/14 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar*
6/15 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus*
6/16 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon*
6/17 Montreal, QC – Il Motore*
6/18 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room*
6/19 West Chester, PA – The Note*
6/20 Boston, MA – Great Scott*
6/21 Baltimore, MD – Metro*
6/22 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall*
6/23 Nashville, TN – The End*
6/24 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn*
6/25 Orlando, FL – The Social*
6/26 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum*
6/28 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*
6/29 Austin, TX – Red 7*
6/30 Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
7/01 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe**
7/02 Santa Fe, NM – Warehouse 21**
7/03 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater**
7/05 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s**
7/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy**
7/07 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar%
# with Intronaut
* with Intronaut & Mouth of the Architect
** with Intronaut & Castle
% with Castle

Make sure to subscribe to the band’s YouTube for more exclusive videos:
www.youtube.com/user/scalethesummit

 

WHILE SHE WAITS Announces New Endorsement Deal

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Phoenix, AZ rockers WHILE SHE WAITS are pleased to announce their new endorsement deal with Warwick/Framus basses and guitars. Framus guitars and Warwick basses have been used by many artists and bands like Metallica, Alice in Chains, Mastodon, TRAPT, Meshuggah, Devin Townsend and more.

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WHILE SHE WAITS official statement about the endorsement: “We are so excited to start playing the best guitars and basses on the planet. Getting an exclusive endorsement from Warwick/Framus is an amazing feeling. Having an industry leader believe in our music is unreal. We want to thank Chris at Warwick/Framus for teaming this great company and product up with us.”

“As artist relations manager for Warwick and Framus USA, we are thrilled to begin an endorsement relationship with WHILE SHE WAITS,” adds Warwick/Framus Artist Relations rep Christopher Kunitz.

“They are a great band, write awesome, catchy rock songs and stick out from the crowd by having a rip-roaring Southern-rock influence and an extremely high level of musicianship. Our guitars and basses are the best in the world and are played by some of the best musicians in the world. We are looking forward to a bright future with WHILE SHE WAITS and the exposure for the brand that they are sure to bring.”

This summer, WHILE SHE WAITS plans on hitting the road with fellow Warwick/Framus endorsed band Throw Logic. The band had some words to share about WHILE SHE WAITS’ endorsement as well.

“We are stoked to be heading out on the road this summer with our fellow Warwick/Framus guitar endorsed friends WHILE SHE WAITS. The earth rumbling sound of these Warwick bass guitars and legendary tones of the Framus guitars are unmatched. We at Throw Logic want to welcome WHILE SHE WAITS to the Warwick/Framus family.”

WHILE SHE WAITS is currently endorsed by KranK Amplifiers, Swiss Picks, Stiff Amplifications, Tsunami Cables and Buzz Technical.

The band is performing at more select shows in the Southwest U.S. this spring. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates:

3/30 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go w/ Soil
4/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Venue TBA
4/30 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go w/ Taproot

WHILE SHE WAITS recently announced their new record deal with Oklahoma City, OK based record label TMG Records and are working on new music to be released with the label later this year. WHILE SHE WAITS brings the influences of Volbeat, Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, Blackstone Cherry and more fused with their upbeat Southern-rock styles.

WHILE SHE WAITS:
James Cole- vocals
Tommy Gibbons– lead guitars, backing vocals
Timothy Rooen- rhythm guitars
Aaron Belk- drums, backing vocals
Blake Jordan- bass

For more information on WHILE SHE WAITS, visit www.whileshewaits.com