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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PRONG Guitarist Unveils Signature Axe

Tommy Victor frontman of quintessential New York Metallers PRONG is pleased to unveil his brand new signature guitar model from Schecter Guitar Research. Tommy will be showing off his new guitar at this year’s NAMM show. Tommy will be signing on Friday January 25 at 1:00 PM in room 210. PRONG will then take to the stage Saturday January 26 at The Grove in Anaheim, CA alongside Exodus, Jeff Loomis and Chris Poland.

Victor commented on his new signature model guitar:

“I am so happy to finally have my own signature model being released! And to have it done through Schecter is an honor and a highlight in my career. We put our minds together to design an intense model that we know guitar players and collectors of all sorts are going to appreciate. I’m personally impressed with the outcome. It’s amazing!”
“To help celebrate Schecter’s dominance in new designs and innovation and quality all around, along with the release of the Tommy Victor signature model, PRONG will be supporting Exodus at the Schecter NAMM Party Saturday Jan 26th at the Grove in Anaheim. Also performing is my old friend Chris Poland and his band Ohm, and one of the world’s top shredders Jeff Loomis. The incredible Gary Holt with the rest of us will be doing a signing at the new upstairs Schecter booth at NAMM (which will have my new model on display) Friday Jan. 25 at 1pm. See you at NAMM!”

PRONG latest release Carved into Stone was released in 2012 on Long Branch Records. The album which is quintessentially PRONG, stretches into the band’s earliest and dirtiest foundations on which the band was founded on to the present as a staple of today’s post-metal and rock scenes.

Carved Into Stone can be ordered from Amazon HERE. Be sure to check out the deluxe iTunes edition which features an exclusive bonus track which is a cover of the Rammstein track Feuer Frei.

PRONG‘s video for Revenge…Best Served Cold can be streamed HERE.

Visit the PRONG online merch store HERE.

For more info:

http://www.prongmusic.com

http://www.facebook.com/prongmusic

http://www.spv.de

http://www.longbranchrecords.com

 

Prog Metallers Caricature Premiere New Track

Allston, Massachusettes progressive metal unit, Caricature, teamed up with Heavy Blog is Heavy to unleash a brand new track entitled Saviors II, from their forthcoming debut full length album, The Sound of One Man’s World Collapsing. Head on over and check out Saviors II at this location.

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Caricature mastermind, Joseph Spiller, had the following to say about the meaning behind the song and how it differs a little bit from the rest of the album:

Juxtaposed with the other songs on the record which are introverted and autobiographical, Saviors II is about a former friend. The person used to be one of the most stand up, hard-working people you could ever meet. Amazingly talented, but somewhere along the way this individual chose drugs and an intense obsession with a certain psychedelic drug addled writer over life, career, family and friends. Deep in it all to the point where they did nothing else other than sit around their parents house, spent their money, didn’t work and then somehow turned a nose up to the rest of the world and believed to be on a “higher moral plane” than everyone else. Saviors II is a song about someone being a disappointment, not so much to others, but to themselves.

Caricature recently wrapped up the recording process for The Sound of One Man’s World Collapsing at Universal Noise Storage in Newburyport, MA with Greg Macklin (Ordinance/Jeff Loomis) and Brett Boland handling mixing duties. The album also features a guest solo from Greg. A release date has not been set.

For more information, visit:

http://caricature.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/Caricature_Hope

 

STEALING AXION on TWR interview

 

Stealing Axion bass/vocalist, Phil speaks aboot a critique from a non-metal fan, Tacoma inspiration, and the formation of a “project” that got signed (thanks to Tesseract).

Click this thing… Interview: Phil Willmarth vs. Rik Johnson

Plus, the difference between a live band vs. studio band, MOUNT RUSHMORE OF METAL! and of course, Rik Johnson forces him into sports-talk and an even more uncomfortable Twilight rant.