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Aenimus

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Ænimus Announces Winter Tour

Ænimus has issued the following announcement about heading out on a Winter tour in January:

"We are excited to announce the 'Going South For Win-Tour' presented by Heavy Blog Is Heavy and Sojourner Booking! Ænimus will be hitting the West Coast with good friends As Death Comes Calling, Sisyphean Conscience and Apparitions! Check out the dates below and come out to a show!"

w/As Death Comes Calling and Sisyphean Conscience
1/22 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
1/23 Arcata, CA - TBA
1/24 Petaluma, CA - The Phoenix Theater
1/25 Salinas, CA - Epek Print

just Ænimus
1/29 Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza

w/Apparitions
1/30 Van Nuys, CA - White Oak
1/31 San Diego, CA - Soma
2/01 Tucson, AZ - The Rock
2/06 Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock
2/07 Henderson, NV - Eagle Aerie Hall
2/08 Riverside, CA - Clash City More...

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Ænimus Releases New Music Video

"The Awakening" is the title of the new official music video clip released by Ænimus, which comes by way of the band's "Transcend Reality" album. Check out the video below, and order your own copy of "Transcend Reality" at the Ænimus official website here.

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Ænimus Announces "DP Across The Nation" Tour

Lifeforce Records band Lifeforms and San Francisco's technical deathcore unit Ænimus will depart on Part I, "First Contact," of the Double Penetration Across The Nation Tour April 16th, which runs through April 27th.

This will be followed by Part II, "The Second Cumming," featuring Mediaskare Records band Bermuda, who are bringing along Ænimus, Aechoes and Aethere to the West Coast May 1st - May 11th.

Ænimus' bassist Seth stated: "We are honored to be hitting the road with so many awesome bands on part 1 and part 2 of the 'Double Penetration Across The Nation' tour. This will be the longest period of time Ænimus has ever been on the road and we can't be more PULPED to be playing yet again in the Southwest and returning for the first time in over a year to the Northwest. I want to give a big shout out from all of us bands to the companies that are sponsoring these tours and making them happen: PinUp Productions, Ladies of Metal, Deathcore Specialists, InTune Guitar Picks and Stone Design, thank you so much! Please check out the tour dates below and come SPREAD THE CHAOS!"

Dates are as follows:

Part I. First Contact ft. Lifeforms and Ænimus

4/16 San Francisco, CA @ The DNA Lounge (No Lifeforms)
4/17 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
4/18 Las Vegas, NV @ Nevada Sports Center
4/19 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater
4/20 Albuquerque, NM @ The Gasworks
4/21 Austin, TX @ The Dirty Dog Bar
4/22 San Antonio, TX @ TBA
4/23 Houston, TX @ Walters
4/24 Lake Charles, LA @ The Center Stage
4/25 Fortworth, TX @ Tomcats West
4/26 Las Cruces, NM @ Lava Lounge
4/27 El Paso, TX @ The Spot More...

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Aenimus Announces "Winter Wasteland" Tour

San Francisco/Orange County progressive deathcore unit Ænimus will be hitting the road in January for the "Winter Wasteland" tour.

Phoenix, Arizona's modern metallers Apparitions will join the band on the 15 date south west trek, which runs from January 3rd - January 18th, kicking off at Aladdin Jr's in Pomona, CA and coming to a close at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa, California. The Winter Wasteland tour is sponsored by WeNeedMerch.com and The Circle Pit.

Ænimus guitarist Miles Baker stated: "We seriously can't wait to hit the road with our friends in Apparitions and come play for all of you guys. This will be the first Ænimus tour with me as a full time guitarist, and we have done our best to mix up the set list in order to include the most requested songs off of Transcend Reality that our fans want to see us play live. Many thanks to Ben Orum and WeNeedMerch and Mike Stahl and The Circle Pit for supporting the tour, and we hope you are all ready for a killer set!!"

Apparitions vocalist Griffin Kolinski added the following: "We are all very excited to head out on the road this coming January with our buds in Aenimus on the Winter Wasteland Tour. We'll be playing some new material as well older songs we havent played live before, so we are all super excited to get out there and shred something fierce. See you all out there this winter!" More...

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Aenimus Recruits New Members

Aenimus has posted the following message online about recruiting a new guitarist and drummer:

"First things first... We have parted ways with Brian 'Deebs' James. He has chosen to pursue his education, and with the band and touring being a first priority for everyone else, it was absolutely necessary for us to continue moving forward.

"Having said that... It is our absolute pleasure to introduce you to the newest members of Ænimus: Guitarist Miles Baker and Drummer Justin Tvetan!

"We got in touch with Miles a few months ago and he blew us away with his advanced level of musicianship. After a few video auditions we asked him to learn our live set and join us on the Transcend Reality tour, where he proved he was more than capable as a touring guitarist and had the right attitude as well. We knew that he would be a great permanent addition to the band.

"A lot of you may recognize Justin from his other band, Sacramento Math Metal instrumentalists, Journal. We started jamming with Justin earlier this year when he agreed to fill in for us on the Groove It Or Lose It tour. Needless to say, Justin killed it on drums every night of the tour and left a huge impression on all of us. It's hard to find people both capable and willing to learn material for a tour, but the hardest thing to do is find someone you can live in a van with for days or weeks on end. Justin's down to earth attitude and overall personality, coupled with his amazing skills behind the kit, made it clear that he was a perfect fit for the band.

"So there you have it!! Ænimus is now complete with a very strong line up of solid musicians, and we couldn't be more stoked for the future of this band. We promise to bring you the absolute best live performance of Transcend Reality every night on the road, and rest assured we are already writing new material that your body is not ready for! Oh, and expect some sweet brand new play through videos and more announcements soon enough!!" More...

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Aenimus Streaming Full New Album

Aenimus has posted the band's full new "Transcend Reality" album online, which can be heard in the YouTube playlist below. The album is officially due for release on August 6th, 2013 and the track listing is as follows:

1. Asherah's Hourglass
2. The Awakening
3. The Grasp Of Ruin
4. Masterpiece
5. Descent Into Chaos
6. Black Malice Construct
7. Black Malice Alchemy
8. Thrive
9. Heavy Lies The Crown
10. Inertia
11. Convictions
12. Chimerism
13. The Final Delirium

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Aenimus Streaming New Track

San Francisco/North Bay progressive deathcore unit Ænimus has premiered a brand new track online entitled "Heavy Lies the Crown," taken from forthcoming debut album, "Transcend Reality."

The track features a guest vocal appearance from Eddie Hermida of Bay Area metal titans All Shall Perish. You can check out the crushing new track in the player below courtesy of PureGrainAudio.com.

Ænimus will be hitting the road this August for the "Transcend Reality" Tour. Portland, Oregon modern metallers Sisyphean Conscience will join on the 8 date south west trek, which runs from August 2nd - August 10th, kicking off at The Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa, CA and coming to a close at The Red House in Walnut Creek, CA. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Aenimus Posts "Transcend Reality" Trailer

Aenimus will release new album "Transcend Reality" on August 6th, 2013 and pre-orders are now available here.

A teaser trailer for the release can also be viewed below. Catch the band live with Sisyphean Conscience in August on these dates:

8/2 Santa Rosa, CA The Arlene Francis Center
8/3 Las Vegas, NV The Cheyenne Saloon
8/4 TBA UT/ID
8/5 Denver CO, The Marquis
8/6 Albuquerque NM, BlackWater
8/7 Austin TX, The Annex
8/8 TBA TX/AZ
8/9 Mesa Arizona, The Underground
8/10 TBA SoCal More...

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Aenimus Reveals New Album Details

San Francisco/North Bay progressive deathcore unit, Ænimus, has launched pre-orders for forthcoming debut album, "Transcend Reality," which is now set for release on August 6th, 2013.

The band has also unveiled the cover art, which was done by Hal Rotter of Rotting Graphics. "Transcend Reality" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by producer/engineer Nick Botelho (Hatchet, The Kennedy Veil, Deadly Remains), at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA.

Bassist Seth Stephens had the following to say about all the work that's gone into the album and finally being able to set an official release date: More...

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Aenimus Announces New Shows

San Francisco/North Bay progressive deathcore unit, Ænimus, will be doing a short run of "Still Grooving" California dates at the end of June. Orange County, CA act I, Of Helix will join Ænimus on the three day savage burn across the State.

The "Still Grooving" California run is a brief continuation of the recently completed "Groove It or Lose It" West Coast Tour, which will hit two areas the regional tour didn't make it to. Dates are listed below.

6/28 Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater
6/29 Fresno, CA @ The CYC
6/30 Santa Ana, CA @ Pirate Bar

Ænimus recently wrapped up the recording process for debut album, "Transcend Reality," at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA with producer/engineer Nick Botelho (Deadly Remains, Hatchet, The Kennedy Veil). The album contains a total of 13 tracks and features guest vocals from Eddie Hermida (All Shall Perish) on the track "Heavy Lies the Crown." "Transcend Reality" is tentatively set to see a release this August. More...

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Aenimus Announces West Coast Tour

San Francisco/North Bay act, Ænimus, is proud to announce the band will be hitting the road on the "Groove It or Lose it" West Coast tour presented by EMG Pickups and Heavy Blog Is Heavy. Dates are available after the jump.

The 10 date trek, which sees fellow Northern California deathcore troupe As Death Comes Calling hopping on for a handful of dates, will run from April 25th - May 5th kicking off at Aubergine After Dark in Sebastopol, CA and coming to a close at the Cobalt Cafe in Los Angeles, CA. The band has also unleashed the final studio video update for recording sessions from forthcoming debut album, "Transcend Reality." Check it out below.

Bassist Seth Stephens had the following to say about the upcoming tour and video update: "We are very excited to announce that we are done recording our album and we'll be going on our first Regional tour this Spring!! We will be hitting the road with our good friends, As Death Comes Calling, for a 10 day run that will take us through California, Oregon and Washington. We have spent the last 2 years writing and recording our upcoming album, 'Transcend Reality,' and playing a handful of shows in preparation for this. We could not have done this without the endless support we have had from our Management, our Sponsors and most importantly our Fans.

"We are absolutely humbled to have EMG Pickups and Heavy Blog Is Heavy signing on to present our very first tour, and we would like to thank InTune Guitar Picks as well, for their additional promotion and support of the tour. We have been waiting (im)patiently to share with our fans what we have worked so hard on the last two years, and can't wait to see you all this Spring and reveal new songs from'Transcend Reality!' In addition to that, we are stoked to present our final studio video update for the album, which features clips of vocal sessions and a run down from Matt on the albums concept and lyrical content. Hope you guys enjoy and please check out the tour dates and come SPREAD THE CHAOS with us on the Groove It Or Lose It West Coast Tour!!" More...

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Aenimus Posts New Studio Video

Aenimus has posted a new guitar recording clip online, which can be viewed below, and the band also comments: "This is our next installment of our studio update series. This is Brian 'Deebs' James and Sean Swafford recording some leads for our upcoming full-length." A previously posted bass recording video can also be found at this location.

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Aenimus Posts Studio Video Update

Aenimus recently announced the band's upcoming album will feature guest vocals from Eddie Hermida of All Shall Perish, and now the group has posted a new in-studio video update online.

Check out footage of Seth Stephens working on bass parts for the album in the player below. A previously posted lyric video for "Inertia" can also be found at this location.

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Aenimus Announces Guest Vocalist

San Francisco's Aenimus has posted a vocal teaser clip online for the band's upcoming new album, which can be found below. The band also commented:

"This is a teaser of our next studio update, featuring guest vox from Eddie Hermida of All Shall Perish. Please share. Thanks guys!"

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Aenimus Posts New Lyric Video

San Francisco/North Bay unit Ænimus has unleashed a lyric video for the track "Inertia," taken from the band's forthcoming debut album. Check out the video below. The lyric video for "Inertia" was put together by Ænimus guitarist Sean Swafford, who commented:

"I am extremely excited to release this lyric video for our song 'Inertia.' The idea behind the video is mainly based on the song's lyrical content. I really wanted to do something different from a lot of the lyric videos that I've seen. I wanted to try to visualize the lyrics, so I decided to go with a video that looks more realistic as opposed to most lyric videos that are primarily abstract. This was probably the most difficult video I have worked on so far, due to the tedious work involved with creating the clouds. Being able to finally see the end result, it was definitely worth the time and effort that went into it.

"Since joining Ænimus, I've been doing my part to help to make us as self sufficient as possible. Everyone in this band does something extra on top of contributing to the writing process and continually practicing to improve their skill sets on their respective instrument. In this day and age (in the music business), bands need to learn to wear multiple hats to survive; especially in the metal music scene. It's definitely a lot of work, and we're doing our best to stay on top of it. Anyhow, please do enjoy the video."

Ænimus is currently wrapping up the recording process for the debut album at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA with Producer Nick Botelho (Deadly Remains, The Kennedy Veil). An official release date has not been set. The as-yet-untitled album will have the following track listings:

I. Asherah's Hourglass
II. The Awakening
III. The Grasp of Ruin
IV. Masterpiece
V. Descent Into Chaos
VI. Black Malice Construct
VII. Black Malice Alchemy
VIII. Thrive
IX. Heavy Lies the Crown
X. Inertia
XI. Convictions
XII. The Final Delirium More...

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Aenimus Streaming New Song "Inertia"

San Francisco/North Bay progressive deathcore unit Ænimus has teamed up with Heavy Blog is Heavy to unleash a brand new track entitled "Inertia," from the forthcoming and currently untitled debut album. Check out the song in the player below or through Heavy Blog is Heavy here.

Guitarist Brian "Deebs" James had the following to say about the writing process for the song and a bit of what fans can expect from the full length: "I am beyond excited to finally release a hint of what is to come and hope everyone enjoys! 'Inertia' was written with an experimental mindset as well as the strong intention of straying away from predictable things many bands tend to do nowadays. I feel like the song turned out exactly how we all imagined which fills me with satisfaction! If one were to base this song off of what the rest of the album is like, I'd say you took an axe to the tip of the ice berg and then just a little bit more..so there's still some curve balls too. We're anxiously waiting to show everyone all of this music we've been working on over the past couple years and look forward to releasing it very, very soon."

Ænimus os currently wrapping up the recording process for the debut album at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA with Producer Nick Botelho (Deadly Remains, The Kennedy Veil). A release date has not been set, though the band plans to release it sometime later this year. The track listing is:

I. Asherah's Hourglass
II. The Awakening
III. The Grasp of Ruin
IV. Masterpiece
V. Descent Into Chaos
VI. Black Malice Construct
VII. Black Malice Alchemy
VIII. Thrive
IX. Heavy Lies the Crown
X. Inertia
XI. Convictions
XII. The Final Delirium More...

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Aenimus Posts New Album Studio Footage

San Francisco/North Bay metal act Ænimus has posted a second studio update video online. The second video features lead guitarist Brian 'Deebs' James answering questions about writing, recording, and gear, and also contains brief clips of some brand new tracks. Check out the video below.

Brian checked in with the following update on the recording process: "Hey guys, Brian here just checking in from the studio to elaborate on how the recording process has been going. I would love to be able to say that all the guitar parts throughout the album are nearly finished, but sadly, they are not. You see, a perk of being in a DIY band (in terms of recording anyway) is the fact that we can schedule the recording process around our daily lives.

"The only downside to that is it takes much longer than slamming out a 12 track album in a matter of weeks in some studio, while also keeping in mind that we are a 3 guitar band...and that means lots of different layers! Regardless, things are moving along at a steady pace while allowing all of us to work around our busy schedules. In all honestly, I wish we didn't have work, school, lives, etc. so that we could put this album out tomorrow! All of the songs are turning out awesome, and I am beyond stoked to get this thing done so everyone can finally have the opportunity to listen to it. All of the support and feedback we can get will help us immensely. Whether it be good or bad, it will only help us grow as writers, musicians, and most importantly, people."

The band is currently midway through recording the as-yet-untitled debut album at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA with drummer/producer Nick Botelho. The track listing is as follows:

1. Asherah's Hourglass
2. The Awakening
3. The Grasp of Ruin
4. Masterpiece
5. Descent Into Chaos
6. Black Malice Construct
7. Black Malice Alchemy
8. Thrive
9. Heavy Lies the Crown
10. Inertia
11. Convictions
12. The Final Delirium More...

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Aenimus Posts In-Studio Footage

San Francisco/North Bay deathcore unit Ænimus recently entered NB Studios in Santa Rosa, CA to begin recording an as-yet-untitled debut full-length album with drummer/producer Nick Botelho. The band will be filming studio video updates throughout the recording process, and each video will contain short clips of brand new material in order to give fans a taste of what they can expect from the forthcoming album. The first clip showcasing Nick on drums can be seen below.

Nick had the following to say about going from writing the album to finally getting into the studio to start recording, "Coming into the studio to record this album is a huge milestone for Ænimus. This is the first full length album all of us in the band have ever written. We just finished writing and recording the drums for it the day before I had to dismantle all the recording gear to take back to my studio. Despite that last minute pressure, I couldn't be more proud of how it turned out. When I first joined the band, I wasn't really sure if things were going the right direction as far as the writing style, especially since two of the main writers of this album, Brian (Deebs) and Josh, had never been in a band together before. Since then we've come to understand each others musical ideas a little better, and our fans will hear that progression of style in the music. Needless to say, we can't wait for everyone to hear this album!"

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Asherah's Hourglass
2. The Awakening
3. The Grasp of Ruin
4. Masterpiece
5. Descent Into Chaos
6. Black Malice Construct
7. Black Malice Alchemy
8. Thrive
9. Heavy Lies the Crown
10. Inertia
11. Convictions
12. The Final Delirium More...

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