Tapping the Vein
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Metal Mind Productions has issued the following announcement about re-releasing the debut album from Tapping the Vein:
"There’s not really that many bands around that you could call original. Sure, once in a while you encounter something that sounds incredibly fresh but for most of the times, it’s just the same ideas played over and over again. But then you stumble upon a band like Tapping The Vein. At first you think to yourself: 'I’ve heard it all before' but after a while you realize that you’re listening to something completely new. While Tapping The Vein indeed have some very clear inspirations, the music found on their debut album 'The Damage' has a truly significant character. And this is something that not many bands can brag about…
"This exclusive reissue of their stellar debut 'The Damage' brings back one of the most intriguing rock albums of the new millennium. The new digipak edition of 'The Damage' is limited to 2000 copies. Remastered using tube technology, digitally edited on a golden disc. Metal Mind Productions set the release date for October, 11th in Europe and December, 7th in USA (via MVD)."
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Tapping The Vein will be mixing their upcoming release, for Nuclear Blast, with Neil Kernon, at RaxTrax in Chicago, IL starting July 14th 2007. "We're very excited to be working with Neil on this. Time and time again, on tour, we were told we sound much better live. I'd have to agree the band is heavier and more powerful live. I think we were able to capture that this time around with Neil,” says drummer Eric Fisher. “TTV took a new approach to the writing of this album and I am really pleased with the result. I think we've managed to streamline and ‘pump it up,’ so to speak, without sacrificing any of the emotional impact that we insist on," added vocalist Heather Thompson.
Look for a 4th quarter 2007 release worldwide. The band and management are currently looking for touring and packaging ideas for late in the year and early 2008. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas.
Tapping the Vein are almost done with their new album. The drum, bass and guitar tracks are all finished, and singer Heather Thompson plans to wrap up her vocal tracks this week. "It's sounding much heavier and dark, à la Katatonia," said drummer Eric Fisher of the record. "Less programming, much more band." The yet-untitled disc — the follow-up to 2002's The Damage — should be out by the end of the year.
Tapping the Vein singer Heather Thompson has recorded some backing tracks for the first single "Forever After" of Paradise Lost's self-titled new album. The single is scheduled for a release on Feb. 7th, the album will follow Feb. 21st.
Tapping the Vein is currently in a casual pre-production with renowned producer Neil Kernon(Nevermore, Queensryche, Cannibal Corpse). Upon hearing 2002's "The Damage," he contacted the band while they were in the middle of writing and expressed interest in producing the follow up.
An exclusive remix of a non-album track "The River (drowning mix)" can be heard on "Asleep By Dawn“ CD for Hot Topic that includes new & exclusive tracks by Paul Van Dyk, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Cruxshadows & more.