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Below is our complete Subversion news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
U.K. melodic tech metal outfit Subversion has teamed up with Bloody-Disgusting.com to stream the band's upcoming album, "Animi," before it releases tomorrow on Rogue Records America. Give the full album a listen below.
Building upon the band's debut album, "Lest We Forget," Subversion describes the upcoming, Animi, as "bigger, heavier and sprinkled with a mental amount of epic. We have retained what people loved about the first album and built upon that early foundation in a way that we hope will make you stand back and realize that we are back."
"Animi" was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by guitarist/vocalist, Kai Giritli, and artwork comes courtesy of Snovonne Drake. More...
U.K. melodic tech metal outfit Subversion has teamed up with MetalInsider.net to stream a new track, titled "Catalyst," from the band's upcoming sophomore release, "Animi," which due out March 3 on Rogue Records America.
Stream the new track below. You can also read our recent interview with the band all about "Animi" at this location.
"'Catalyst' was born due to our desire to have a simple, hard, heavy track we could go mental to on stage," guitarist/vocalist Kai Giritli told Metal Insider. "It was also the track that nabbed us Ben (Atkinson) back when we were auditioning for drums. He turned up, played the shit out of it and really impressed us...so in a very big way, 'Catalyst' set us on the path that made us the band we are today - the track name is very fitting don't ya think?"
"Animi" was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by guitarist/vocalist, Kai Giritli, and artwork comes courtesy of Snovonne Drake. The record can be pre-ordered now via iTunes or over at Bandcamp. More...
U.K. melodic tech metal outfit Subversion has teamed up with Revolver to launch a new track and music video for "Born of the Sun," from the band's upcoming sophomore release, "Animi," due out March 3rd on Rogue Records America. Stream the new video below.
"'Born of the Sun' is a track which took us far too long to finish," guitarist/vocalist, Kai Giritli told Revolver. "It was, in fact, one of the first tracks I started to write, but ended up being one of the last completed. I must have re-wrote the damn thing at least four times, but in the end, it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable tracks to play live, and indeed listen back to. Band favorite? I think so!"
"Animi" was produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by guitarist/vocalist, Kai Giritli, and artwork comes courtesy of Snovonne Drake. The track listing is as follows: More...
Our quest never ends to find the best mosh pit stories from ever corner of metaldom, from the most brutal wall of death to the most insane stage antics and everything in between.
This week Subversion vocalist Jay Shields shares the following tale warning metal fans not to judge a book by its cover (and not to be an ass to the performing bands):
I was playing an underground all-dayer in my old band Hollow Immunity, and this really drunk guy in the crowd was heckling all the bands. He didn't look like he was even into metal, just some local piss head who'd wondered in off the street.
As the day progressed, the venue filled up and by the time we took to the stage there were quite a few people in the pit area and Mr. Pisshead was right there with them. By now he was pretty steamed and giving out random abuse to those around him.
When we kicked into our first track the crowd went pretty crazy in the pit… into which he got sucked. Soon enough he was on his arse and looking very dazed and confused. I thought “here we go, he'll disappear now and give everyone a break,” but actually he looked like he was enjoying himself. He stayed in the pit for the rest of the set and even came up to us afterwards to say how much he enjoyed the show.
Turns out he didn't look metal, Adidas trackies and all, but he was a Polish metal head and really dug what we were doing. Goes to show, you should never judge a book by its cover, even if he needed a bit of an attitude adjustment.
What's the most outlandish heckling you've ever seen from someone in the audience? Share your story below!
Subverion's upcoming new album "Animi" is due out March 3rd via Rogue Records America, and you can also see a lyric video for the track "Imperfect" here: More...
Melodic tech metal outfit Subversion has teamed up with Metal Hammer (UK) to launch a lyric video for the new track, "Imperfect," taken from the band's upcoming sophomore release, "Animi," due out March 3rd on Rogue Records America. Check out the clip below.
"Animi" was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by guitarist/vocalist, Kai Giritli. Artwork comes courtesy of Snovonne Drake. The track listing is as follows:
1. Born of the Sun
5. Illusion of Eternity
7. In Order to Live (Pt. 2)
10. Animi More...
Subversion has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a forthcoming mew album:
"We are extremely proud to reveal the new Subversion album will be called Animi (meaning ‘minds’). We have poured our hearts in to this and really hope you all dig the massive sound we have been aiming for when you finally get to hear it.
"To mark its release, we will be playing a very special album launch show with our bros in Xerath to celebrate what has been a hell of a journey for Subversion these past few years. Special signed advance copies of the album will be available at this show for those looking to get a physical copy before anyone else pre-launch date."
The album is due out on March 2nd in the U.K. and March 3rd in the United States. The album's track listing is as follows:
01. Born of the Sun
05. Illusion of Eternity
07. In Order to Live
10. Animi More...
Subversion has released a new video clip for "Revelation," which can be seen below courtesy of Got-djent.com.
The clip was edited and filmed by Eren Kaplan and comes off the "Transcend" EP, which has the following track listing:
1. Butchered (Redux) 05:04
2. What We Are Entitled (Redux) 03:47
3. Revelation 03:53
4. Novation 06:26
Melodic technical metal band Subversion comes back swinging from a short hiatus with a new sound, new label, and a taste for blood.
Rogue Records America is proud to announce the signing of Subversion for a two album deal for publishing and distribution, which includes a bundle with the new album and the band's previous EP.
Dean Martinetti of Rogue Records comments: "I remember hearing Subversion a while back, actually putting them on one of our compilations Songs in the Key of D and thinking how much I’d love to work with them one day… well that day has finally come and I am super excited. Kai and the band have something special and we are really honored that they are sharing it with us."
The band had this to say about the new relationship with Rogue: “Subversion has been given an opportunity to grow in a way that we have been striving for since the bands inception. We are proud to be a part of such a passionate and caring label that shares the same vision for this band as we do. This is the start of something remarkable!”
The band is currently working on the follow-up to "Least We Forget" and comments: "We can’t wait to get our hands on the next album as we know it’s going to crush…expect big things from this band and expect a whole new way to get the album as well when its released." More...
Subversion has released the "Transcend" EP, which can be heard below or downloaded at now cost via Bandcamp here.
The release features two new versions of tracks off the "Lest We Forget" album, as well as two songs to tease the band's upcoming 2014 album. The track listing is as follows:
1. Butchered (Redux) 05:04
2. What We Are Entitled (Redux) 03:47
3. Revelation 03:53
4. Novation 06:26 More...
U.K. melodic/tech metal outfit Subversion has posted the following message online about working on a new album:
"Last bit of studio time this weekend... then its off to mixing, mastering and various other bits of tom foolery before we announce our Xmas offering in full glory.
"On a side note, album 2 is shaping up to be something we are more proud of than we could have ever imagined when work begun on it over a year ago!!
"Watch this space for 2014."
Subversion consists of:
Kai Giritli - Guitars/Vox/Audio engineering
Karl Harrigan - Vocals
Sean Moxom - Guitar
Rich Lawry-Johns - Bass
Ben Atkinson - Drums
U.K. act Subversion has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:
"Some people may have heard the rumors, others might not have... but we do indeed have some bad news - we have parted ways with Steve who will no longer be drumming for us in Subversion.
"We wish him the best of luck with all future endeavors and would like to announce that we are now openly looking for someone to fill them awfully big shoes.
"In the mean time, we will still be playing shows with the aid of friends and session musicians, as well as continuing the writing of what is shaping up to be one hell of a beefy collection of tunes for our 2nd album."
Hear more from the band over at the Subversion Facebook profile here.
Subversion has posted the song "Novation" online, which can be heard below, and the band also comments:
"As promised, a NEW TRACK! Novation has finally landed and we are proud to say this is just the tip of the new album's iceberg! (yes, a 2013 album!) We have come a long way since our debut album 'Lest We Forget.' Some of us can even lay claim to growing up a little bit......(some of us)......ish.
"Slight change in plan however, English Djentlemens Quarters will now instead be premiering the video for Novation in a week. A huge thank you goes to Muther & Hyperion for all their amazing help and guidance. Thank you to Darren Rowley Photography for his amazing photography skills. We want to give a special mention to Zu_Koo for his insight and input in to the more digital aspects of this track.
After breaking up last year, Subversion has now reformed and will be releasing new material. A teaser for an upcoming song can be heard below, and the band commented:
"For those of you not up late last night, here is a tiny little teaser we released to announce the impending arrival of our new track near the end of this month and also to kick start our year how we intend to carry it on; with a shit ton of new things from the Subversion camp at long last!
"A big thank you to Darren Rowley Photography for these images, and the many more to come (can you believe he made us lot look marginally attractive, that is no mean feat!) Watch this space and of course, help a band out and share!" More...
After announcing the band was going on hiatus late last year, Subersion has now checked in with the following announcement about officially calling it quits:
"It has been a wonderful 4 years and a difficult past couple of months but alas we have come to a point where it is time to say goodbye for the foreseeable future from Subversion.
"We won't leave without a present for all you loyal fans (our Subversionites) who have followed us to the end and indeed been here from the very beginning.
"Here is a track we were working on for what would have been our second album. It is a work in progress, and we do plan on completing it before fully parting ways.
"To all the people who have helped us along the way, the people we have met at our shows, and indeed the amazing bands we had the pleasure of sharing a stage with. This ones for you! Over and out from the Subversionaut's =)" More...
London six piece Subversion has checked in with the following brief announcement about the band going on hiatus for an unknown amount of time:
"We regret to announce that we are in a state of hiatus for the time being. However please keep supporting the band by checking out our songs and spreading the word. More details will be coming soon."
You can find more details on the band and listen to the songs "What We Are Entitled," "The City is Hell," "Seizure," "Treason," and "Bypass" by navigating over to the official Subversion Facebook profile here.