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Having successfully returned from a seven-year hiatus with the release of 2012 comeback “Wheels of Impermanence,” the Montreal-based progressive metallists from Heaven's Cry are excited to reveal that they have entered the studio to begin recording a new record.
Featuring Pierre St-Jean (vocals, guitar), Sylvain Auclair (vocals, bass), Eric Jarrin (guitars), and René Lacharité (drums), the album is expected to be released this Fall.
Jarrin — also known for his work with Despised Icon — commented, “We are extremely excited about the new album. It’s coming along great. Drums and bass are recorded and guitar tracks are well on the way! So far, this is the most mature and sophisticated album we’ve written. Expect long and complex songs with intricate passages mixed with easy-to-listen song structures topped with our usual prog finesse.”
Stay tuned for more information in the coming months. In addition to recording new material with Heaven's Cry, Auclair can currently be seen as a contestant on “Le Voix,” Quebec’s version of the popular reality show/talent competition “The Voice.” Auclair entered the first round with a cover of the Foo Fighters classic “Best of You” and will be continuing to compete throughout the season.
Montreal, QC progressive metal band Heaven's Cry is celebrating the one year anniversary of "Wheels of Impermanence," released on Prosthetic Records, in two special ways.
Firstly, the band is offering 250 limited edition vinyl of the album, which marked the band's return after a seven year hiatus and features former Despised Icon guitarist Eric Jarrin.
The band is premiering the concert video "Imminent Live Rebirth," which features cuts from the 1997 debut "Food For Thought Substitute," 2002’s "Primal Power Addiction" and 2012’s "Wheels of Impermanence."
The video was shot on November 23rd, 2012 at Petit Café Campus in Montreal with five HD cameras and recorded in multitrack to give the listener an amazing experience and unique point of view of the band's live performance. Guitarist Eric Jarrin comments:
"The idea of recording the show came in last minute, and given the hard work that was put into this project, we are very pleased with the results. That's why we decided to make it available for the fans to enjoy. We also thought it would be great to have a limited edition of the album, that's why we are releasing it on vinyl. When we were kids, we always loved the feel of putting vinyl on the turntable, watch it spin and enjoying the full scale 12" artwork of our favorite rock bands!" More...
Carrying the energy over from ProgPower XIV’s Friday show to Saturday’s show was like a Herculean trial for me, running on a combined total of 6 hours sleep from the last two days. In the quiet of dawn, nobody from ProgPower: Hardcore, the unofficial fitness group, was awake enough to run or work out, but not for lack of effort -- They had put in a good run and hot yoga session earlier in the week. (Only at ProgPower, folks.) Fortunately, each of the seven bands on the second day’s roster brought its game face and gave me and the other concert-goers what we needed to raise our bodies, put our hands in the air, bang our heads, jump (if you really enjoyed Sabaton), and fall in love all over again.
After descending upon Einstein Bagel Co at the end of Peachtree St for breakfast with my group of fellow black-shirted friends, which brought a few funny reactions from the locals, we headed down to The Loft next to Center Stage to see Wolverine’s exclusive all-acoustic set for Gold Badge holders and sponsors only. Having rehearsed well in advance, Wolverine was a well-oiled machine, although the same could not be said for the guitar cables that seemed to be shorting out on them by the dozen. Nevertheless, the show was to be unforgettable. Drawing heavily from “Communication Lost,” perhaps the easiest Wolverine album to translate to an acoustic setting, the show took the form of a sort of “Storytellers” gig.
The typical routine they followed went something like this: Vocalist Stefan Zell or bassist Thomas Jansson would give a background and context to a song, they would play it through, Jansson or keyboardist Per Henriksson would take a passionate but subdued solo, Zell would light up the air with his voice, and the crowd would weep. It’s true -- one attendee brought a box of tissues with her, which the band autographed after the performance, for members of the audience that couldn’t help but resonate with the song. The whole performance gave the impression of a slow burn -- warm and electrifying. A special set, indeed. More...
In its 14th year for 2013, the ProgPower USA Festival is one of the longest-running US festivals, and the longest-running US multi-day festival to feature bands from outside the US.
This year, it has the special distinction of being the US debut show for five bands. Totaling more than a hundred and twenty band performances in its time, it has developed a reputation as a tastemakers’ festival, heightening awareness within the US of foreign bands.
It can be a daunting festival, price- and endurance-wise, but it’s one that should be considered if the genres it derives its name from at all turn your head. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s celebration of the fast and the nerdy down at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia, starting on September 4th. More...
Swedish metal act ReinXeed has cancelled its first U.S. performance, which was scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, GA. Festival promoter Glenn Harveston announced that Chicago progressive metal act Divinity Compromised will fill the 2-3pm opening spot for that day.
The band provided the following explanation: "We are very sorry to announce our cancellation of ProgPower USA and all other shows and festivals in 2013. Due to personal private reasons Tommy ReinXeed will not do any more live shows after the "Rock out Wild" festival and for the rest of the year.
"We are all very sorry about this but respect his decision and are looking forward to the upcoming release of the album 'A New World' and new strength and motivation to tour in the future."
The revised lineup for ProgPower USA is as follows:
Thursday, September 5, 2013 (Kickoff Show):
In The Silence - 6:00 to 6:45
Circle II Circle - 7:15 to 8:45
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - 9:30 to 11:45 More...
Canadian progressive metallists Heaven's Cry have unveiled a new lyric video for “Komma,” a track from the recent reissue of second album, “Primal Power Addiction.” Check it out below.
Following the 2012 release of “Wheels of Impermanence” — which marked the first new music from the group in over seven years — Heaven's Cry reissued first two releases, “Food For Thought Substitute” and “Primal Power Addiction,” earlier this year. Both releases were newly remixed by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Katakylsm) and remastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Symphony X), in addition to featuring revamped artwork.
Catch the band live:
9/7 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (ProgPower USA)
Canadian progressive metallists Heaven's Cry have premiered the song "Komma" from the upcoming reissue of their second album, "Primal Power Addiction," through Lambgoat.com. Give the track a listen right here.
The first two Heaven's Cry releases, "Food For Thought Substitute" and follow-up "Primal Power Addiction," will be reissued by Prosthetic Records on January 8th, following the success of the band's recently released comeback album "Wheels of Impermanence."
Both of the reissues feature revamped artwork and have been newly remixed by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Kataklysm) and remastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Symphony X). You can pre-order both albums on the Prosthetic IndieMerch store. More...
Canadian progressive metallists Heaven's Cry are streaming the track "Gaia's Judgement" from the remixed and remastered reissue of debut album, "Food for Thought Substitute," exclusively through BraveWords.com. Check out the song through the Knuckle Tracks player right here.
"Food For Thought Substitute" and the group's follow-up, "Primal Power Addiction," will both be reissued on January 8, following the band's recently released comeback album "Wheels of Impermanence."
Both reissues feature revamped artwork and have been newly remixed by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Kataklysm) and remastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Symphony X). You can pre-order both albums at the Prosthetic IndieMerch store here. Tracks from the new album "Wheels of Impermanence" are also available below. More...
Prosthetic Records has released a 14-track digital sampler exclusively on the label's Facebook page here.
Once you "like" the page, you'll be able to download tracks by the likes of Skeletonwitch, Mutilation Rites, Primitive Weapons, and Junius along songs from recent and upcoming releases from Holy Grail, VVisdom, and more. The track listing is as follows:
1. Holy Grail - Dark Passenger (Ride the Void)* out 1/22/13
2. Ancient VVisdom - Deathlike (Deathlike)* out 2/5/13
3. Castle - Corpse Candles (Blacklands)
4. Zodiac - A Bit Of Devil (A Bit Of Devil)
5. Skeletonwitch - This Horrifying Force (The Desire to Kill) (Forever Abomination)
6. Mutilation Rites - Fogwarning (Empyrean)
7. Ambassador Gun - Wounded Knee (Golden Eagle)
8. Black September - Rabid Hunger (Into The Darkness Into The Void)
9. Hour of Penance - Enlightened Submission (Sedition)
10. Dew-Scented - Sworn to Obey (Icarus)
11. Primitive Weapons - Quitter's Anthem (The Shadow Gallery)
12. Junius - All Shall Float (Reports From the Threshold of Death)
13. Heaven's Cry - Compass (Wheels of Impermanence)
14. Felix Martin - The Triangle Tune (Live in Boston)
Canadian act Heaven's Cry is now streaming latest release, "Wheels of Impermanence," which can be heard online in its entirety through Prog Magazine here, or you can check out the first two songs in the player below.
The album is out now in Europe and North America. This is the third studio release from Heaven's Cry, which was originally formed in the early '90s, and the first new music from the band following a seven-year hiatus.
"Wheels of Impermamence" was mastered by Jens Borgren (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth) in Sweden at Fascination Street Studios and the album artwork was done by Felipe Quinzanos (Neuraxis). More...
Just following Epica's performance on the first day of ProgPower USA XIII, festival promoter Glenn Harveston revealed the lineup for ProgPower XIV, held annually at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. For 2013, Saturday's event will be held on Friday, September 6-7, 2013 and will have one less band, but Saturday there will be a triple co-headliner. The roster was revealed as the following:
Friday, Sept. 6, 2012:
Ashes of Ares
Shadow Gallery (co-headliner)
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2012:
Circus Maximus (co-headliner)
Armored Saint (co-headliner)
Sabaton (co-headliner) More...
Canadian act Heaven's Cry will release third album and Prosthetic debut "Wheels of Impermanence" on September 25th. The band has now released a lyric video for the track "Compass," which can be viewed below or over at Stereokiller.com.
"Wheels of Impermanence" -- which is now available for pre-order here -- was mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. The album artwork was done by Felipe Quinzanos (Neuraxis) and the complete track listing can be seen below.
1. Empire's Doll
3. The Hollow
4. Wheels of Impermanence
5. The Healing
7. The Mad Machine
10. A Glimpse of Hope More...
Canadian metallers Heaven's Cry have announced that their forthcoming Prosthetic debut will be titled "Wheels of Impermanence." The band will release the new album on September 25th in North America, October 1st in the U.K. and October 5 in mainland Europe. The latter release date coincides with their headlining performance at the ProgPower Europe festival in the Netherlands. Prosthetic Records also commented on the album:
"Wheels of Impermanence is the third studio album from Heaven's Cry -- who were originally formed in the early '90s -- and will mark the first new music since the band took a seven-year hiatus in 2004. Their previous album 'Primal Power Addiction' was released in 2002 by Dutch label DVS Records, and received outstanding reviews from critics and fans alike. The band consists of Pierre St-Jean on vocals/guitar, Sylvain Auclair on vocals/bass, Eric Jarrin (ex-Despised Icon) on guitars, and René Lacharité on drums."
More information on the new Heaven's Cry album, including the world premiere of a new track, will be revealed next week. Stay tuned to the band's Facebook page for updates.
Canadian act Heaven's Cry, which signed to Prosthetic Records back in June, has now issued the following announcement about completing work on a new album:
"We are extremely happy to announce that our new album is completely done! Prosthetic Records has received the final product which has been mastered by none other than Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden (Opeth, Katatonia, Symphony X, Devin Townsend Project, Soilwork, etc.) Stay tuned for more details on it's release and for upcoming shows!"
Additional info will be announced as it is made available. In the mean time, check out Heaven's Cry tracks available for streaming over at Facebook here.
Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the signing of Canadian progressive metallers Heaven's Cry to the label's roster. The band’s third album is set for release worldwide on Prosthetic in fall of 2012 and the band will travel to Europe to headline theProgPower Europe Festival in the Netherlands on October 5th to coincide.
The band commented upon the new alliance: “We are extremely proud to be a part of the Prosthetic family and to work with one of the most genuine labels in the world! Having worked with Prosthetic on a managerial level during my Despised Icon years, I've come to understand that these guys don't compromise in terms of putting out creative music and are true believers of what's original and innovative. The variety of bands and the quality of music they released in the past years speaks for itself. We are very much honored that our music earned it's place among their ranks!"
And with the recent announcement of their ProgPower appearance, Heaven's Cry also commented: "Going back to play the ProgPower Festival in Europe after 10 years is amazing, but headlining the first night of the festival is just unreal! We're glad to travel back to the old continent and this time, we will have a brand new album to present to the European public. It's going to be a blast to perform with some of the finest prog bands out there. ProgPower Festival is definitely the place to be for all fans of Progressive music!"
Check out the video below for a brief message from Heaven's Cry. More...
Canadian progressive metal band Heaven's Cry has recently reunited. The band split in 2004 after releasing two LP's ("Food For Thought Substitute" in 1996 and "Primal Power Addition" in 2002). The first reunion show happened earlier this month (Sept. 8) at Les Foufounes Electriques in Montreal as the supporting act for Katatonia. The band is currently recording its third LP for release in 2012. The current line-up includes:
Pierre St-Jean (Ex-Voivod) (vocals/guitars)
Sylvain Auclair (vocals/bass)
Eric Jarrin (Ex-Despised Icon, Ex-Necrotic Mutation) (guitars)
Rene Lacharité (Ex-Necrotic Mutation) (drums)