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Withem

Formed: 2010
From: Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Withem News

Below is our complete Withem 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.

Withem Releases New Track "Arrhythmia"

Norwegian progressive metal act Withem is streaming the new track "Arrhythmia," which you can check out in the player below. The song appears on the upcoming sophomore release "The Unforgiving Road," which drops via Frontiers Records srl on June 3rd.

The track listing for "The Unforgiving Road" is as follows:

1. …Intro
2. Exit
3. In The Hands Of A God
4. The Pain I Collected (see lyric video here)
5. Riven
6. C'est La Vie
7. The Eye In The Sky
8. Arrhythmia
9. In My Will
10. Unaffected Love
11. Outro…

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Withem Posts Lyric Video For New Track

Norwegian progressive metal act Withem posted a lyric video for the new track "The Pain I Collected." The song appears on the the long awaited sophomore release "The Unforgiving Road," which drops via Frontiers Records srl on June 3rd.

The new album sees the band perfecting the style of gripping, melody-driven songs avoid the clichés and pitfalls of overly dramatic instrumental sections and sheer senseless complexity and instead center on creative interplay between the musicians, while the unique vocal range of Ole Aleksander Wagenius gives the band a distinctive touch. Just like the debut album ("The Point of You"), "The Unforgiving Road" was produced and mixed by guitarist Øyvind Voldmo Larsen at his own Lionheart Studio, boasting powerful and bombastic production values with plenty of moments for the listener to notice the most subtle intricate parts of the songs.

The track listing for "The Unforgiving Road" is as follows:

1. …Intro
2. Exit
3. In The Hands Of A God
4. The Pain I Collected
5. Riven
6. C'est La Vie
7. The Eye In The Sky
8. Arrhythmia
9. In My Will
10. Unaffected Love
11. Outro…

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Withem Unveils "The Unforgiving Road"

Norwegian progressive metal act Withem revealed details of the long awaited sophomore release "The Unforgiving Road." The album drops via Frontiers Records srl on June 3rd.

The new album sees the band perfecting the style of gripping, melody-driven songs avoid the clichés and pitfalls of overly dramatic instrumental sections and sheer senseless complexity and instead center on creative interplay between the musicians, while the unique vocal range of Ole Aleksander Wagenius gives the band a distinctive touch. Just like the debut album ("The Point of You"), "The Unforgiving Road" was produced and mixed by guitarist Øyvind Voldmo Larsen at his own Lionheart Studio, boasting powerful and bombastic production values with plenty of moments for the listener to notice the most subtle intricate parts of the songs.

"'The Unforgiving Road' is the culmination of almost a year worth of composing, recording and producing. We didn't want to rush things after the first album, to avoid the usual pitfalls of "sophomore albums," says guitarist/producer Oyvind Larsen. "The challenges we encountered while writing and recording can only be matched with how rewarding it feels after everything is set and done!"

"Øyvind once again took the helm for most of the composition and the whole scope of recording, mixing and producing, and we can't wait to hear everyone's reactions after they listen to the end result," adds new bassist Miguel Pereira. "We are looking forward to start promoting 'The Unforgiving Road' with live shows right after the album is out, and meet all our friends and fans throughout the world."

The track listing for "The Unforgiving Road" is as follows:

1. …Intro
2. Exit
3. In The Hands Of A God
4. The Pain I Collected
5. Riven
6. C'est La Vie
7. The Eye In The Sky
8. Arrhythmia
9. In My Will
10. Unaffected Love
11. Outro… More...

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Withem Signs With Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of Norwegian progressive metal band Withem for the release of the band’s sophomore album, "The Unforgiving Road."

Inspired by the likes of Symphony X, Pagan's Mind, Dream Theater, and Circus Maximus among others, Withem started in 2011 when Øyvind Voldmo Larsen (guitars) and Ketil Ronold (keyboards) met the gifted drummer Frank Nordeng Røe. Soon they were joined by the voice talent Ole Aleksander Wagenius. While on the debut album bass duties were taken care of by the special guest Andreas Blomqvist from Seventh Wonder, now the band has Portugal-born Miguel Pereira fully integrated as the bassist in their lineup.

Withem’s music incorporates elements of progressive metal, symphonic metal and straightforward heavy metal. Creative virtuoso musicians, together with the unique vocal abilities of Ole Aleksander Wagenius, give the band a much-needed distinctive touch to stand out in the progressive metal scene.

The band states: "We were overwhelmed with the reviews and reactions we received worldwide on our first album, and we couldn’t wait for the next Withem chapter to take place. We pretty much set a goal for a follow-up soon after ProgPower USA 2014. Soon after we started the writing process, and entered the studio in January 2015 to pursue that 'difficult second album.' We are extremely happy that we could join forces with Frontiers Music Srl and 'The Unforgiving Road' will hopefully leave our listeners with a smile on their faces. We tried to stick to our guns when it comes to keeping a strong melodic approach to each song, while taking advantage of the unique abilities of every instrument. Overall we feel that the sound and production has evolved into an even more mature and modern landscape and we can’t wait to share 'The Unforgiving Road' with our friends and fans!"

More details including release date and shows will be revealed in the weeks ahead. More...

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Withem Posts New Album Sampler

Norway's Withem are hard at work completing the sophomore release and follow up to the critically acclaimed debut "The Point of You."

The yet untitled release - dubbed "Withem 2" - will be issued in February 2016 via Sensory/Lasers Edge Records. More information is expected soon.

Check out the clip here:

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Withem Releases In Studio Progress Video Clips

Norwegian progressive metal act Withem is in the studio tracking and recording the as of yet untitled sophomore release. The album is the follow up to the critically acclaimed debut "The Point of You." More information on the album is expected soon.

The band recently released a pro shot video of the entire performance at ProgPower USA performance from September 2014, which marked the band's U.S. debut. That video can be seen over at this location).

In the following videos, the band prepares drum, guitar and the latest - bass - recordings. More...

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Withem Posts Entire ProgPower USA Performance

Norwegian power/progressive act Withem posted the band's entire performance at ProgPower USA XV in Atlanta, Georgia this past September. The proshot footage of the band's debut U.S. live performance was mixed and edited by guitarist Øyvind Voldmo Larsen.

Check out the performance here:

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ProgPower USA XV: Day 2 (Saturday)

The fact that Friday’s ProgPower events went off without a hitch despite numerous technical issues that the audience generally wasn’t aware of and bands weren’t very delayed from their assigned time slots was a real credit to the ProgPower crew. Unfortunately, Saturday would bring its share of more obvious challenges. Waking up on Saturday had Friday’s attendees feeling as if they’d just collectively experienced the same dream for the entire day before. For some, that dream had lasted until dawn clawed its way overhead. As difficult as it was to believe, the festival was already half over. A full writeup on day one’s shows can be read here.

Saturday’s shows were to kick off with two of Norway’s more progressive bands - the young upstarts in Withem and the veterans of Divided Multitude. Divided Multitude’s drummer wasn’t available to come to America due to postal delays in getting him his visa, which forced the band to cut down their set and bring in the talents of two experts playing off the cuff: Withem’s Frank Røe and Pagan’s Mind’s Stian Kristoffersen. Following them would be Germany’s Voodoo Circle, whose vocalist would cause instant pregnancy among several of the female -- and male -- fans in the audience. Germany’s MasterPlan would round out the last of the power metal for the festival in huge fashion afterward, followed by a passionate full album performance by Sweden’s Pain of Salvation. Jon Oliva’s Pain would close out the festival with rare fire and what will surely be noted as one of the strongest performances of Oliva’s second half of his musical career - Savatage’s “Streets” performed in its entirety.

First, however, as is the tradition at ProgPower each year, gold badge holders were treated to a special additional set of music -- this time, by Seventh Wonder, performing non-Mercy Falls songs exclusively bright and early. More...

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Thought Chamber Pulls Out Of ProgPower USA

Glenn Harveston, promoter for ProgPower USA, has announced that San Francisco's Thought Chamber has been forced to pull out of this year's festival to be held from September 10-13th, 2014 in Atlanta Georgia.

The following announcement was made by vocalist Ted Leonard: "Ted Leonard here….We regret to announce that, due to my scheduling conflicts, Thought Chamber will not be able to participate in ProgPower USA 2014. I feel terrible about this, but have had unforeseen commitments arise that unfortunately cannot be changed. We are truly honored to have been invited to perform at ProgPower USA. Glenn Harveston has built one of the best progressive metal festivals in the world, and we hope that Glenn will forgive our unforeseen cancellation and allow us to return in the future. This was totally unexpected, and evidence that I've completely overloaded my plate. I would like to personally and publicly apologize to Glenn Harveston, my band mates, and to any ProgPower USA fans that may have purchased tickets solely to see Thought Chamber."

Harveston has named the replacement act as Greek progressive metal band Need. The band released the latest album "Orvam - A Song for Home" in January. As a preview, check out the track "Mother Madness" from the album here: More...

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Withem Releases New Album

Sensory Records today delivers "The Point Of You," the debut full-length from Norwegian progressive quintet Withem.

Today you can check out the tracks "Point of View" and "Burned By Senses" in the player available below, or you can hear the entire album at Soundcloud here. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Point Of View
2. Miracle
3. Phrenesis
4. Burned By Senses
5. Mr. Miruz
6. Born To Live
7. The Paramount Of Lies
8. Driven By A Blessing
9. Why Me! More...

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ProgPower USA XV Mid-Week Mayhem Show Revealed

The annual ProgPower USA festival announced the mid-week mayhem lineup for Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The lineup will feature Pain of Salvation (playing a regular set as opposed to the special set during the main festival comprising of "Remedy Lane" in its entirety), along with Atlanta's Theocracy and Oklahoma's Vangough. Ticket information will be announced soon.

The festival previously announced the kick-off show for Thursday, September 11th: Pagan's Mind (playing the debut LP "Celestial Entrance" in its entirety for the first time ever), Italian power/progressive act DGM and Indiana's Draekon. Tickets for the kick-off show will go on sale on November 1st.

The main festival, which is held from September 12-13, 2014, will feature:

Friday (September 12, 2014)

Thought Chamber (replaces Disperse)
Orden Ogan
Leprous
Overkill
Seventh Wonder (playing "Mercy Falls" in its entirety)
Stratovarius (Headliner)

Saturday (September 13, 2014)

Withem
Divided Multitude
Voodoo Circle
MasterPlan
Pain of Salvation (playing "Remedy Lane" in its entirety)
Jon Oliva's Pain (playing "Streets" in it's entirety) (Headliner)

Tickets for the main festival - as of this morning - are 70% sold after the first 24 hours, so head over to this location fast. More...

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ProgPower USA XV Lineup Revealed

The annual ProgPower USA Festival held in Atlanta, Georgia announced the lineup for its 15th year just after Soilwork's set On Friday, Sept 6th. The festival will be held from September 12-13, 2014.

The lineup was revealed to be:

Friday (September 12, 2014)

Disperse
Orden Ogan
Leprous
Overkill
Seventh Wonder (playing "Mercy Falls" in its entirety)
Stratovarius (Headliner)

Saturday (September 13, 2014)

Withem
Divided Multitude
Voodoo Circle
MasterPlan
Pain of Salvation (playing "Remedy Lane" in its entirety)
Jon Oliva's Pain (playing "Streets" in it's entirety) (Headliner)

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Withem Reveals "The Point Of You" Details

Sensory today unveils the details for the pending debut full-length "The Point Of You" from Norwegian progressive quintet Withem, scheduled for release early this Fall.

Ahead of the release date, which Sensory now confirms as October 8th, today Dead Rhetoric is hosting a stream of the track "Burned By Senses." Check it out below. The label also comments:

"The Point Of You was harnessed over countless hours in the studio, each member of Withem focusing all of their energy and talents on immaculately perfecting their individual contributions, perfecting their world class blend of metal. The band's passion and dedication put forth is obvious on the nearly fifty-minute opus, Withem's gripping, melody-driven songs avoiding clichés and pitfalls of overly dramatic instrumental sections and sheer senseless, complexity, and instead centering the songs on creative interplay between musicians, and the unique vocal range of Ole Aleksander Wageniusgives the band a much-needed distinctive touch to tackle the overcrowded progressive metal scene.

"The Point Of You was produced and mixed by guitarist Øyvind Voldmo Larsen at his own Lionheart Studio, boasting powerful and bombastic production values with enough raw moments for the listener to notice the most subtle intricate parts. The production values will certainly please even the audiophile listeners out there." More...

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Withem Inks Deal With Sensory Records

Sensory Records welcomes Norwegian progressive metal quintet Withem to the label’s roster, as the up-and-coming act prepares to release a debut full-length late this Summer. Sensory Records comments:

"Inspired by the likes of Symphony X, Pagan’s Mind, Dream Theater and Circus Maximus, Withem formed in 2011, their music offering varied sonic landscapes for the listener to explore, whether with its elaborate interplay between all musicians or with straightforward power metal anthems.

"With a solid online fanbase and several stellar live performances in Oslo and beyond already under their belts, the band has completed their debut album which caught the ear of the prog aficianados at Sensory/The Laser’s Edge, who immediately brought the band on board for the release of the new opus. More...

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Withem Posts Samples For Debut LP

Norwegian power/progressive act Withem posted samples from the upcoming, yet untitled, debut LP. Withem was created in 2011 by guitarist Øyvind Voldmo Larsen and keyboardist Ketil Ronold (guest on Dimension Act's "Manifestation of Progress" LP). Soon they were joined by the voice talent Ole Aleksander Wagenius and drummer Frank Nordeng Røe (Dimension Act). The bass was performed by special guest Andreas Blomqvist (Seventh Wonder). The album was recorded in October 2012 (see an in studio video over at this location). A demo track of the song "Phrenesis" can be heard over here.

The band is inspired by the likes of Symphony X, Pagan’s Mind, Dream Theater and Circus Maximus and is currently shopping the material to prospective labels in hope for a 2013 release.

Check out the samples here:

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Withem Posts In Studio Footage; Vocal Recordings

Withem, the Norwegian progressive metal band featuring vocalist Ole Aleksander Wagenius, keyboardist Ketil Ronold (Dimension Act), drummer Frank Nordeng Røe (Dimension Act) and guitarist Øyvind Voldmo Larsen (Producer of Blood Tsunami), posted in studio footage of the band recording the vocals for its forthcoming debut album.

A demo sample of the song "Phrenesis" can be heard at this location.

Check out the in studio footage here:

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Withem Posts Studio Demo Sample "Phrenesis"

Withem, the Norwegian progressive metal band featuring vocalist Ole Aleksander Wagenius, keyboardist Ketil Ronold (Dimension Act), drummer Frank Nordeng Røe (Dimension Act) and guitarist Øyvind Voldmo Larsen (Producer of Blood Tsunami), posted a demo/album sample from the forthcoming, yet untitled, debut album. The song and video feature the guest appearance of bassist Andreas Blomqvist from Seventh Wonder.

The band's sound is a mixture of Symphony X, Pagans Mind and Circus Maximus. Details of the debut are forthcoming as the band is in talks with several record labels for release.

Check out "Phrenesis" here:

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