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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VULTURE INDUSTRIES Stream New Album

Dynamic, progressive dark-rock outfit VULTURE INDUSTRIES are streaming their brand new record, the first album for Season of MistThe Tower in its entirety at Revolver Magazine.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES’ The Tower was released on September 30. It was recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen, Norway, mixed by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA, DEVIN TOWNSEND, IHSAHN, ENSLAVED). The cover art and track listing can be found below.

Track listing:
1. The Tower
2. Divine – Appalling
3. The Hound
4. Blood On The Trail
5. The Dead Won’t Mind
6. A Knife Between Us
7. The Pulse of Bliss
8. Sleepwalkers
9. Lost Among Liars

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 front-man Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen.

The Tower is available as a CD, LP & here. The limited first pressings of the The Tower will include a limited bonus track.

The band previously released a video for the track “Lost Among Liars” here.

Following the launch of the The Tower, VULTURE INDUSTRIES will commence a new live theater project with the Happy Gorilla Dance Company. The project, titled “Turning Golem” will combine a unique take on theatrical performance, combined with music from The Tower. Turning Golem will be staged on three separate dates: August 17 at the Dark Bombastic Evening in Transylvania, Romania, October 25 at the Garage in Bergen, Norway on and October 26 at Phantoms of Pilsen Festival in the Czech Republic. Turning Golem will feature five tracks from The Tower during the show. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Season of Mist website

VULTURE INDUSTRIES website and Facebook

VULTURE INDUSTRIES – Lost Among Liars

“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 Magazine

Tour Dates:
9/24: Gdansk, Poland @ TBC
9/25: Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
9/26: Kracow, Poland @ Kwadrat
9/27: Rostock, Germany @ Alte Zuckerfabrik
9/28: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
10/25: Bergen, NO @ Garage – Theater Collaboration with HGDC
10/26 Pilsen, CZ @ Phantoms of Pilsen – Theater Collaboration with HGDC

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

THE OCEAN Reveal First Week Chart Numbers

Pelagial, the new maritime-themed studio offering from progressive metal revolutionists THE OCEAN entered the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #10 upon its first week of release! In addition, Pelagial landed at #55 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #26 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Chart and #39 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Chart. In Canada, the record ranked in at #23 on the Hard Music Chart and #194 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart. Elsewhere, Pelagial hit #72 on the German Media Market Chart and #68 on the German Media Control Control Top 100 Chart.

Their deepest and most accomplished work to date, Pelagial is a 53-minute exploratory composition written, recorded, mixed and intended to-be-performed-live as one single piece of music. Centered around all five pelagic depth zones — epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathyalpelagic, abyssopelagic, and hadopelagic – Pelagial quite literally submerges its listeners into an aquatic journey that is at once tranquil and terrifying. Pelagial begins rather light and progressively gets heavier and slows as the band reaches the unfathomable depths of the hadopelagic zone, characterized by complete darkness and a thousandfold increased pressure as compared to surface level.

Said Decibel Magazine in a recent review of the massive undertaking: “Where the band was once steeped in sludgy noise/metalcore with orchestral interludes, they’ve become more luxurious, experimental and textural. Pelagial… further continues that shift, working on multi-tiered levels and drawing from DEP-inspired chaos, Opeth-like moods and Between The Buried And Me genre fiddling. It’s an album that strives to be all things at once without crossing into a ‘look-at-me’ mess.”

Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebrö, Sweden, Pelagial is available now as a double CD, which includes a vocal and an instrumental version of the album.

Check out the special clip video of the record currently posted at Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION as well as a full stream of the instrumental version, courtesy of Spin Magazine, HERE. Order your copy of Pelagial at: http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial.

THE OCEAN will return to North America as part of the seventh annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World. The band will appear alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Aeon and more. See dates below.

THE OCEAN
w/ Mastodon
5/31/2013 Essigfabrik – Cologne, DE
6/02/2013 Atelier – Luxembourg, LU
6/01/2013 Garage / Kleiner Club – Saarbrücken, DE *no Mastodon
6/05/2013 Lido – Berlin, DE
6/06/2013 Beatpol – Dresden, DE

THE OCEAN
The Summer Slaughter Tour
7/19/2013 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
7/20/2013 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
7/21/2013 The Observatory / Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
7/24/2013 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
7/26/2013 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
7/27/2013 House of Blues – Houston, TX
7/29/2013 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
7/30/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/31/2013 Old City Courtyard – Knoxville, TN
8/01/2013 House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
8/02/2013 The Filmore Silver Springs – Silver Springs, MD
8/03/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/04/2013 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
8/07/2013 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
8/08/2013 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
8/09/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
8/10/2013 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
8/11/2013 The Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
8/12/2013 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
8/13/2013 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/14/2013 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
8/16/2013 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

“The sixth album from German post-metal doombringers THE OCEAN is huge… In the course of the record, tender piano interludes get stomped on by Mastodon-shaped footprints, lush strings work next to bulldozing double-kick work, and, at the end, the submarine crashes at Melvins tempos.” – Spin

“…as fantastic as it is dense. The concepts are dense. The music is dense. The two hundred and something individual tracks, all mastered together as one single piece of music, scream density like being sat on by a bull elephant.” – The Monolith

Pelagial is brilliantly written, expertly executed and filled with the kind of songwriting most bands can only dream of.” – Craveonline

Pelagial resonates so deeply because its sonic continuity is matched with shifting, unified composition. The album viscerally depicts the spectrum of submersion while highlighting the musicians’ versatility and cohesion. The band has never written more intriguing music, and THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE has never been a more apt name.” – MetalSucks

“…a journey within itself…” — Metal Insider

“…destined to be one of the year’s best releases” – Echoes And Dust

“Creating music with a real meaning cannot be taken as a hobby. Either you put everything into it and make your message known or you don’t. Their correlation between diving deeper into the ocean and diving into the inner workings of the human mind is astounding…you would be a complete fool to not pick up this true work of art.” – New Noise Magazine

Pelagial is quite possibly THE OCEAN’s most ambitious record to date — not only conceptually, but musically as well… THE OCEAN have been on the cutting edge of progressive songwriting since their inception, but Pelagial may be the record that finally puts them ahead of their peers.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“Beyond impressive. It’s godly almost; perfectionism to the point that every minute flaw forces you to question whether it’s you or the album that’s to blame. It’s an album with a layered depth rarely found in modern music that never demands your exploration of those depths in order to appreciate the music.” – Axis of Metal

http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
http://www.metalblade.com/theocean

THE OCEAN New Album In Stores Today!

Pelagial, the long-awaited new maritime-themed studio endeavor from sound revolutionists THE OCEAN, is available in North America now.  Their deepest and most profound composition to date, Pelagial is a progressive musical journey written, recorded, mixed and to-be-performed-live as one single 53-minute piece of music. Immeasurably heavy both sonically and thematically, Pelagial submerges listeners, quite literally, through all five pelagic depth zones: epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathyalpelagic, abyssopelagic, and hadopelagic.

“Where the band was once steeped in sludgy noise/metalcore with orchestral interludes, they’ve become more luxurious, experimental and textural. Pelagial…further continues that shift, working on multi-tiered levels and drawing from DEP-inspired chaos, Opeth-like moods and Between The Buried And Me genre fiddling. It’s an album that strives to be all things at once without crossing into a ‘look-at-me’ mess.” – Decibel Magazine

The aquatic audio adventure begins at the surface of the ocean and plunges in synch with diminishing light and increasing pressure as one dives or sinks deeper into the ocean. Pelagial begins rather light and progressively gets heavier and slows as the band reaches the unfathomable depths of the hadopelagic zone, characterized by complete darkness and a thousandfold increased pressure as compared to surface level.

Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebrö, Sweden, Pelagial will be released as a double CD, which includes a vocal and an instrumental version of the album and will make its way to North American shores today, April 30th, through Metal Blade Records.

Check out the special clip video of the record currently posted at Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION as well as a full stream of the instrumental version, courtesy of Spin MagazineHERE. Order your copy of Pelagial at: http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial.

In related news, THE OCEAN will return to North America as part of the 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World. Set to run from July 19 through August 24, the band will appear alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Aeon and more. Official tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

“The sixth album from German post-metal doombringers THE OCEAN is huge… In the course of the record, tender piano interludes get stomped on by Mastodon-shaped footprints, lush strings work next to bulldozing double-kick work, and, at the end, the submarine crashes at Melvins tempos” – Spin

Pelagial is brilliantly written, expertly executed and filled with the kind of songwriting most bands can only dream of” – Craveonline

Pelagial resonates so deeply because its sonic continuity is matched with shifting, unified composition. The album viscerally depicts the spectrum of submersion while highlighting the musicians’ versatility and cohesion. The band has never written more intriguing music, and THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE has never been a more apt name.” – MetalSucks

“a journey within itself” – Metal Insider

Pelagial may be the record that finally puts them ahead of their peers”  – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“Beyond impressive. It’s godly almost; perfectionism to the point that every minute flaw forces you to question whether it’s you or the album that’s to blame. It’s an album with a layered depth rarely found in modern music that never demands your exploration of those depths in order to appreciate the music.” – Axis of Metal

THE OCEAN
w/ Cult of Luna, Lo!
04/29 Bucharest, RO Silver Church
04/30 Timisoara, RO Daos Club
05/01 Budapest, HU A38
05/02 Innsbruck, AT P.M.K.
05/04 Marburg, DE KFZ
05/05 München, DE Kranhalle
05/06 Stuttgart, DE Universum
05/07 Bielefeld, DE Forum
05/08 Köln, DE Gebäude 9
05/09 Rotterdam, NL Baroeg
05/10 Berlin, DE C-Club

The Summer Slaughter Tour
w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder
07/19 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballrom
07/20 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
07/21 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory / Constellation Room
07/24 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
07/26 Dallas, TX House of Blues
07/27 Houston, TX House of Blues
07/29 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
07/30 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
07/31 Knoxville, TN Old City Courtyard
08/01 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
08/02 Silver Springs, MD The Filmore Silver Springs
08/03 Worcester, MA The Palladium
08/04 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
08/07 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
08/08 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
08/09 Montreal, QC Metropolis
08/10 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
08/11 Detroit, MI The Majestic Theatre
08/12 Chicago , IL House of Blues
08/13 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
08/14 St. Paul, MN Station 4
08/16 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
http://www.metalblade.com/theocean

 

THE OCEAN Release Special Video Clip

With the official release of THE OCEAN’s anticipated Pelagial less than a week away, today Invisible Oranges offers up a special video sampler featuring 30-second clips of each track with accompanying artwork.

Immeasurably heavy both sonically and thematically, Pelagial was written, recorded, mixed and to-be-performed-live as one single 53-minute piece of music. Easily their most profoundly sophisticated work to date, Pelagial is an aquatic-themed audio adventure that quite literally submerses listeners as they journey with the band, beginning at the surface of the ocean and plunging through all five pelagic depth zones.

“The sixth album from German post-metal doombringers The Ocean… In the course of the record, tender piano interludes get stomped on by Mastodon-shaped footprints, lush strings work next to bulldozing double-kick work, and, at the end, the submarine crashes at Melvins tempos.” SPIN magazine

Pelagial is brilliantly written, expertly executed and filled with the kind of songwriting most bands can only dream of” – Craveonline 

Pelagial resonates so deeply because its sonic continuity is matched with shifting, unified composition. The album viscerally depicts the spectrum of submersion while highlighting the musicians’ versatility and cohesion. The band has never written more intriguing music, and The Ocean Collective has never been a more apt name.” – MetalSucks  

“A journey within itself”Metal Insider

Sink further into Pelagial HERE.

Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebrö, Sweden, Pelagial will be released as a double CD, which includes a vocal and an instrumental version of the album and is scheduled for release on April 26/29 (Europe) and April 30 (North America/world) through Metal Blade Records.

THE OCEAN will return to North America as part of the 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World. The band will appear alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Aeon and more. Official tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
http://www.metalblade.com/theocean

 

THIS MISERY GARDEN Stream Album

Metal/Rock outfit THIS MISERY GARDEN are streaming their new record, Cornerstone in it’s entirety here.

Switzerland‘s THIS MISERY GARDEN capture the dual nature of their home country on their second full-length Cornerstone. The face of THIS MISERY GARDEN is melancholy that reminds of early KATATONIA and speaks to isolation and despair. That darkness is wrapped in tight, measured, melodic hard rock reminiscient of meta-rock bands a la TOOL. Produced and mixed by Drop (SYBREED), and mastered by Jens Bogren (KATATONIA, OPETH, PARADISE LOST) in the prestigious Fascination Street Studio.

In the past 6 weeks, the band has premiered music videos for two tracks off Cornerstone. The band recently released a video for Siamese Again (directed by Mathias Wälti), and Warning Zone, which was filmed entirely during the making of the new album.

Cornerstone is now available for purchase via the Season of Mist E-Shop.

THIS MISERY GARDEN website and Facebook page