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Now, Voyager has issued the following statement about the uncertainty of the band's future and the possibility of upcoming shows being the last:
"Please allow us a few minutes of your time, if you would be so kind. Because of your support, and indeed, also your patience, we feel a responsibility to give you all an update on the matters related to Now, Voyager. It is only through honesty that we have a right to claim our loyalty and friendship to you, and hopefully in return, you will show us the same.
"As many of you know, we’ve talked about writing an album for quite a while now. After nearly a year we’ve only finished one song. If one of the primary functions of a band is creating music, and we have not been able to do that, then we’ve got to realize we’ve got an issue. Truthfully, after 4 solid years of devoting every waking second to this band, and sacrificing any other aspects that came into conflict with it, it seems that the effects are finally starting to come to light.
"What started off as a journey between friends having fun, and writing music for the pure sake of creating something together, seems to have become much more of a mechanical chore driven by pressures and expectations. Maybe somewhere along the way, our system of working imploded, and as the band went on, we accumulated disappointments, which further created a rift within our band. Frustrations slowly grew until we could no longer ignore them. The willingness to compromise and find ways to work together became clashes and demands for each person to work their own way. Most days, it no longer feels like that’s what we are anymore… a band. The conception of being a band, and friends within a band, feels very far removed. Even more so, it feels like we lost ourselves within that band. That is the honest truth about where we are right now. More...
Now, Voyager recently completed a live trek and has now checked in with the following tour recap:
"Our FIRST tour is over and we are back home in Belgium. This has been an absolutely amazing experience, filled with memories we will never forget. We want to thank every single person that came out to a show, bought merch, and supported us. You have no idea how much this all meant to us.
"Special shout-outs to the boys in Housefires who are brilliant musicians and hilarious dudes, and our boys in Violet for sharing this tour with us. We miss you guys very much!
"We decided to mark the end of this tour by leaving the UK with a souvenir. Thank you again all very much, and we'll see you soon!"
Now, Voyager has posted a new studio video diary online, filmed during the band's September/October 2012 recording session at Outhouse Studios for the follow-up release to "Seas."
In the clip available below, the band discusses the studio environment, living out of a van, washing in supermarket toilets, and talk about the creative team at Outhouse.
Now, Voyager has checked in with the following brief announcement about upcoming tour dates: "Well, we've been biting our tongues for the past few weeks waiting to share this, but we just got the green light, so here it is: We're joining Bury Tomorrow on their Scandinavian headline tour!"
A few months after the release of debut EP "Seas," Belgian alternative math-metal band Now, Voyager is going to release a digital single for the track "The Surface," including previously unreleased B-side material. The single is due out through iTunes on November 5th, 2012. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Formed in July 2001, in Brussels (Belgium), from a need to create, grow, and explore the universe of music, the band is fueled by a raw passion to share their music. A few short months after its inception and dozens of burning gigs, Now, Voyager decided it was time to undertake a new travel, leaving behind its hometown of Brussels to go record its first EP at Outhouse Studios (Architects) in Reading, UK. 'Seas' was released in 2011 in autoproduction and then, re-released in 2012. 'Seas' is now physically distributed in beautiful digifile by the Domino Media Group (Eepocampe, Feuerzeug, Mental Architects....)."
Brussels based act Now, Voyager has posted the entire "Seas" EP online for streaming, which can be heard in the player below or over at bandcamp. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Surface
3. To Every Beginning
5. Tabula Rasa More...