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Pith has released a video for the new eleven and half minute song "Baptisms Along the Acheron," which was released today on D5 Digital (an imprint of Diminished Fifth Records). The video was made during the recording process and includes some live footage from a recent performance.
Pith has released a second teaser for the upcoming EP "Baptisms Along The Acheron," which can be watched below. "Baptisms Along The Acheron" is the follow up to 2012's "Fore" EP and is scheduled for release on D5 Digital / Diminished Fifth Records on Tuesday April 16th 2013. Guitarist Jason Vautour comments:
"This piece of music has been in the works for quite some time (upwards of 4 years), starting as improvisations between myself and other musicians and over time seeing an opening between the themes that stayed in memory and the abilitiy to be interfacing with each other as they are today in the culmination that is Baptisms Along The Acheron. I had to stop myself because I wanted this to go on and on and who knows? Maybe we'll continue the song in further movements in the future?
"We tried to get this done a little sooner but there were scheduling problems and then the drummer was out. Enter Graham Ferguson to the rescue. We recorded the bedtracks live off the floor and the vocals were put on after. This song is out there so as to keep momentum going that was started with the 2012 EP 'Fore'. Expect a full-length Pith album later 2013/early 2014."
As drummers Myles Deck and Chris Gatza have come and gone since the first EP, this time Pith has the temporary talents of Graham Ferguson (Napalm Raid, Hellacaust, Terratomb) on drums and backing vocals.
The recording was engineered by Robert Nickerson (Black Moor) and Nick Jones (ex-Black Moor, ex-We're Doomed!). Nick and Pith member Jason Vautour handled the mix. Artwork and lyrics once again are done by vocalist Brett Campaigne (Cottus, River Nihil, North End Metal All-Stars, Pounding Sand) and on bass is of course Troy Kirker (Hellacaust, Spew, Raw Violence). More...
Pith will be following up 2012's "Fore" EP (released through Diminished Fifth Records) with an 11-and-a-half minute long song called "Baptisms Along The Acheron." The track will drop in digital only format via D5 Digital on April 16th, 2013. A teaser video can be found below.
The following press release was also issued about the band: "As drummers Myles Deck and Chris Gatza have come and gone since the first EP, this time Pith have the temporary talents of Graham Ferguson (Napalm Raid, Hellacaust, Terratomb) on drums and backing vocals.
"The recording was engineered by Robert Nickerson (Black Moor) and Nick Jones (ex-Black Moor, ex-We're Doomed!). Nick and Pith member Jason Vautour mixed. Artwork and lyrics once again are done by vocalist Brett Campaigne (Cottus, River Nihil, North End Metal All-Stars, Pounding Sand) and on bass is of course Troy Kirker (Hellacaust, Spew, Raw Violence)."
Diminished Fifth Records is pleased to announce the release of the debut album by Halifax based extreme metal band Pith. The 4 song EP entitled "Fore" will be released under the new D5 Digital imprint of the label on March 6th, and the band will also be releasing a limited edition of CDs. Diminished Fifth commented on the band:
"Pith is the brainchild of musician Jason Vautour, who has performed alongside some of Halifax, Nova Scotia's biggest names including Jon Epworth, Ruby Jean And The Thoughtful Bees, Christina Martin, Rebekah Higgs and Rich Aucoin. A devoted fan of heavy metal, Vautour and friend Myles Deck decided to create PITH to satisfy their desire to once again turn up the volume, play at blistering speeds and enlist some of the local scene's brightest and most talented musicians with past and current musical contributions from members of such acts as Hellacaust, Myles Deck & The Fuzz, Shevil, We're Doomed, North End Metal All-Stars, We, the Undersigned and many others."
"The ever-evolving story of Pith has and will continue to include a revolving cast of highly skilled and passionate musicians who will leave their mark in Pith and have a mark left in them as well." commented Vautour. "The EP runs in chronological order of composition and works very well both musically and lyrically, creating a sort of story if you want to look into it that way."
The track listing is as follows: