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Divinity Compromised

Formed: 2009
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Divinity Compromised 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.

Divinity Compromised Posts Demonstration Video

Progressive metal band Divinity Compromised posted a demonstration video, which features guitarists Jeff Treadwell and Ben Johnson performing the track "Children of a Dead God." The song is the opening track of the band's debut LP "A World Torn," which can be purchased over at this location.

Check out the video here:

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Divinity Compromised Posts Live Footage

Divinity Compromised has posted a series of live videos online from the band's time performing in Atlanta earlier this year at the Prog Power festival.

Check it out in the YouTube playlist below, which features the songs "Hall of the Mountain King," "Termination Sequence," and "When Myth Becomes Truth."

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ProgPower USA XIV: Saturday Crazies

Carrying the energy over from ProgPower XIV’s Friday show to Saturday’s show was like a Herculean trial for me, running on a combined total of 6 hours sleep from the last two days. In the quiet of dawn, nobody from ProgPower: Hardcore, the unofficial fitness group, was awake enough to run or work out, but not for lack of effort -- They had put in a good run and hot yoga session earlier in the week. (Only at ProgPower, folks.) Fortunately, each of the seven bands on the second day’s roster brought its game face and gave me and the other concert-goers what we needed to raise our bodies, put our hands in the air, bang our heads, jump (if you really enjoyed Sabaton), and fall in love all over again.

After descending upon Einstein Bagel Co at the end of Peachtree St for breakfast with my group of fellow black-shirted friends, which brought a few funny reactions from the locals, we headed down to The Loft next to Center Stage to see Wolverine’s exclusive all-acoustic set for Gold Badge holders and sponsors only. Having rehearsed well in advance, Wolverine was a well-oiled machine, although the same could not be said for the guitar cables that seemed to be shorting out on them by the dozen. Nevertheless, the show was to be unforgettable. Drawing heavily from “Communication Lost,” perhaps the easiest Wolverine album to translate to an acoustic setting, the show took the form of a sort of “Storytellers” gig.

The typical routine they followed went something like this: Vocalist Stefan Zell or bassist Thomas Jansson would give a background and context to a song, they would play it through, Jansson or keyboardist Per Henriksson would take a passionate but subdued solo, Zell would light up the air with his voice, and the crowd would weep. It’s true -- one attendee brought a box of tissues with her, which the band autographed after the performance, for members of the audience that couldn’t help but resonate with the song. The whole performance gave the impression of a slow burn -- warm and electrifying. A special set, indeed. More...

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ProgPower USA XIV: At A Glance

In its 14th year for 2013, the ProgPower USA Festival is one of the longest-running US festivals, and the longest-running US multi-day festival to feature bands from outside the US.

This year, it has the special distinction of being the US debut show for five bands. Totaling more than a hundred and twenty band performances in its time, it has developed a reputation as a tastemakers’ festival, heightening awareness within the US of foreign bands.

It can be a daunting festival, price- and endurance-wise, but it’s one that should be considered if the genres it derives its name from at all turn your head. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s celebration of the fast and the nerdy down at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia, starting on September 4th. More...

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ReinXeed Cancels ProgPower USA Performance

Swedish metal act ReinXeed has cancelled its first U.S. performance, which was scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, GA. Festival promoter Glenn Harveston announced that Chicago progressive metal act Divinity Compromised will fill the 2-3pm opening spot for that day.

The band provided the following explanation: "We are very sorry to announce our cancellation of ProgPower USA and all other shows and festivals in 2013. Due to personal private reasons Tommy ReinXeed will not do any more live shows after the "Rock out Wild" festival and for the rest of the year.

"We are all very sorry about this but respect his decision and are looking forward to the upcoming release of the album 'A New World' and new strength and motivation to tour in the future."

The revised lineup for ProgPower USA is as follows:

Thursday, September 5, 2013 (Kickoff Show):

In The Silence - 6:00 to 6:45
Circle II Circle - 7:15 to 8:45
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - 9:30 to 11:45 More...

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Divinity Compromised Reveals New Album Details

"A World Torn," the debut release from Chicago symphonic prog-metal band Divinity Compromised, will be unleashed to the world this Tuesday, March 19th. The album will be available in CD and MP3 format, and can be purchased through CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, as well as directly from the band.

Featuring in its ranks Lothar Keller (Sacred Dawn/The Skull) and Vito Marchese (Novembers Doom), Divinity Compromised began in 2009 and spent most of the next year honing its own style. The band's live debut came with a series of successful shows at Chicago venues such as the legendary Metro. The following press release was issued about the upcoming album:

"With influences ranging from Nevermore and Dream Theater to Queensryche and Evergrey, 'A World Torn' boasts beautifully orchestrated soundscapes, shredding guitars, and exquisite musicianship. Many of the album’s themes focus on mankind’s fascination with religion, destruction, and its own future as the world continues to crumble around us. Every spin of 'A World Torn' promises to take the listener on a sonic voyage that will not soon be forgotten!
Several live dates and festival appearances in support of 'A World Torn' are in the works for 2013, and will be listed on the band’s official website and Facebook page as information becomes available. Stay tuned!"

A full promo video for the release of “A World Torn“can be viewed here. The album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Divinity Compromised Streaming New Track

Chicago power/progressive act Divinity Compromised is streaming the new track "Children of A Dead God" (heard below). The song appears on the band's upcoming debut release "A World Torn." The album is scheduled for release digitally through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, CDBaby, GooglePlay and spotify or via the band through its official Facebook page.

Divinity Compromised features Sacred Dawn vocalist/guitarist Lothar Keller on vocals and Novembers Doom guitarist Vito Marchese. Check out "Children of a Dead God" here:

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