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Forty Winters

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Below is our complete Forty Winters 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.

Forty Winters Posts "Human Sacrifice" Video

South Florida heavy metal outfit Forty Winters has launched a lyric video for the track "Human Sacrifice," taken from sophomore album "Rotting Empire," out now via Dead Truth Recordings.

Vocalist Xavier Vicuna offers: "The track 'Human Sacrifice' is the second we took from Rotting Empire that we felt would make for a sick lyric video. The visuals for the vid were created by our dear friend Mitch Luna [from the Miami, Fla. grindcore band, Maruta]. Believe it or not, 'Human Sacrifice' was supposed to be on the 2013 'Isolation' EP. It's a really fun song, nice and abrasive. The lyrical content is pretty cut and dry, it's a story about that good ole fashioned sacrifice. Let the inhumanity ensue."

"Rotting Empire" was recorded by Jesse Kirkbride (Black Tongue, Aversions Crown, Enterprise Earth) at Kirkbride Recordings in Cape Coral, Fla., and features special guest appearances by Chad Ruhlig (For the Fallen Dreams) and Adam Warren (Oceano). Artwork comes courtesy of artist Bill Hauser (Ozzy Osbourne, Gorilla Biscuits, Sick Of It All, Toxic Holocaust, Cruel Hand). More...

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Forty Winters Posts "Snuff Out The Light" Video

Following a full stream of new album "Rotting Empire," South Florida heavy metal outfit Forty Winters today launches a music video for the track "Snuff out the Light." Check out the clip below.

Vocalist Xavier Vicuna comments: "'Snuff' was filmed and directed by the Cuartas brothers, the same dudes who brought you the 'Isolate' video. We just felt comfortable going back to them, especially with a more intense location set in place. We wanted to go for a darker and more horror vibe. The brothers really brought our ideas to life. The song is about alcohol abuse, buried under a plethora of metaphors." More...

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Forty Winters Streaming Entire New Album

South Florida heavy metal outfit, Forty Winters, is streaming sophomore album "Rotting Empire" in full before it drops tomorrow on Dead Truth Recordings

Vocalist Xavier Vicuna comments: "Welcome to the Year of Rot. We are super proud and stoked to finally give you guys a glimpse into our Rotting Empire."

You can pre-order "Rotting Empire" at this location and the album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Summoning Spirits
2. Choke
3. Profit Hostage
4. Empty Tombs
5. Human Sacrifice
6. Looming Serpent
7. Snuff out the Light
8. Disease of Time More...

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Pit Stories: Never Seen So Much Blood In My Life

I know everybody's still waiting on the second half of that epic pit story from Panzerfaust, but I'm afraid you'll have to wait just a bit longer on that front. We finally got in touch and the band is keen to share their recollections of the event, so hopefully next week!

In the mean time, we have a good old bloody tale from Forty Winters vocalist Xavier Vicuna. Xavier tells the gruesome story of unintended pit mayhem like this:

The date was Saturday, August 15th, 2015. We were on tour with Shai Hulud and xBishopx, it was our last date in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Now, we were already warned that Myrtle Beach kids can be kind of crazy and all over the place, I didn't really think anything of it, haha. Fast forward to the hometown heavyweights Down In It destroying their set.

Out of nowhere someone launches a bar stool with all their might, legitimately across the room; and nails their unsuspecting friend square in the face. I have honestly never seen so much blood in my entire life.

The dude ended up going straight to the ER for stitches and still made it back in time to catch the Hulud set. He was a real good sport and took it like a champ. I snapped a picture next to one (yes one) of the pools of blood he left behind. Great night and show.

What's the most damage you've accidentally done to a buddy in the pit? Let us know in the comments section!

The South Florida heavy metal outfit Forty Winters is currently gearing up for a July 22nd release date for sophomore album "Rotting Empire," coming via Dead Truth Recordings. Check out a lyric video for opening track "Summoning Spirits" right here. More...

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Forty Winters Posts "Summoning Spirits"

South Florida heavy metal outfit Forty Winters has announced a July 22nd release date for sophomore album "Rotting Empire," coming via Dead Truth Recordings.

Today, the band has released first single and opening track, "Summoning Spirits," in the form of a lyric video created by acclaimed animator/music video director Scott Rudd (Fear Factory, Thy Art is Murder, Job for a Cowboy).

Forty Winters vocalist Xavier Vicuna comments: "Welcome to the year of Rot! With each release we got more comfortable in our own skin and more willing to take chances, which leads us to Rotting Empire. You can expect the signature FW sound with more of a modern approach, better song structure, as well as more grit and tenacity. It's pissed, and it's real. Some unexpected and unplanned touring pushed the release back quite a bit, but we were able to play new songs and hype the impending album so it was well worth it. We always had a vision for our sophomore album, this is it."

With regards to the first track, he adds: "'Summoning Spirits' is a great representation of what people can expect from Rotting Empire. It's the first single and the opening track of the album. We recorded the album in the order of the track list, it all just felt right."

Pre-order "Rotting Empire" through the Dead Truth web-store here. The full track listing is:

1. Summoning Spirits
2. Choke
3. Profit Hostage
4. Empty Tombs
5. Human Sacrifice
6. Looming Serpent
7. Snuff out the Light
8. Disease of Time More...

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Forty Winters Releases Digital EP

South Florida heavy metal outfit Forty Winters has uploaded the new digital EP "Isolation" to Bandcamp here. "Isolation" can be streamed for free below, while the three songs can be downloaded with a "name your price" option at Bandcamp.

"Isolation" was recorded in August/September with Charles J. Wall and Phil Pluskota at Sonic Assault Studios in Cape Coral, Fla. (Betraying The Martyrs, Abiotic, King Conquer). The track listing is as follows:

1. The Darkening
2. Return to the Earth
3. Isolate More...

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Forty Winters Streaming New Song

South Florida heavy metal outfit Forty Winters has teamed up with Lambgoat.com to premiere brand new track "Return to the Earth" from the band's upcoming "Isolation" digital EP, due out this fall. Stream "Return to the Earth" in the player below.

"This EP release was designed to get new material to our following as quick and easy as possible," vocalist Xavier Vicuna told Lambgoat. "We have been fortunate enough to be on the road giving Reflection the proper tour cycle it deserved, but it was time for new music and it was time to give back. Kids asking at shows and online when they could expect new jams really pushed us to get in the studio and track a few of the songs we were already working on and happy with."

"Isolation" was recorded in late August with Charles J. Wall and Phil Pluskota at Sonic Assault Studios in Cape Coral, Florida (Betraying The Martyrs, Abiotic, King Conquer).

"We really tried to warp our roots and influences into a newer, more aggressive approach," added Vicuna. "We've grooved, we've jammed and we've dropped it, but the goal has always been to evolve. The new stuff is pretty evil and a lot more genuine; we really focused on being ourselves and doing what felt natural. It's gonna be pretty raw - a lot of slamming and thrashing." More...

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Forty Winters Kicking Off "The Blackout Tour"

South Florida heavy metal outfit Forty Winters will kick off its headlining "The Blackout Tour" tonight in August, GA with support from A Fight For Life, After Me The Flood (9/25-10/21) and Fero Lux (9/18-9/20).

The band has updated its routing for the run, which will wrap up in late October. A list of confirmed dates can be seen below.

"Touring, in general, is something we get super stoked about - the experience overall is what we look forward to," said vocalist, Xavier Vicuna. "Just getting in the van and going...Also, In N Out Burger. After the headliner we should be hitting up the East Coast to visit some familiar hot spots and then trek it over to Central America for some Costa Rica and Panama dates. A new video may surface by the end of the year as well. Keep those eyes peeled!"

The band recently recorded three new songs with Charles J. Wall and Phil Pluskota at Sonic Assault Studios in Cape Coral, Fla. (Betraying The Martyrs, Abiotic, King Conquer).

"We really tried to warp our roots and influences into a newer, more aggressive approach," added Vicuna. "We've grooved, we've jammed and we've dropped it, but the goal has always been to evolve. The new stuff is pretty evil and a lot more genuine; we really focused on being ourselves and doing what felt natural. It's gonna be pretty raw - a lot of slamming and thrashing." More...

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Forty Winters Announces Fall Tour

South Florida heavy metal outfit Forty Winters has announced a fall headlining tour, "The Blackout Tour," set to commence next month.

Support on the run will come from A Fight For Life, After Me The Flood (9/25-10/21), and Fero Lux (9/18-9/22). A list of confirmed dates can be seen below, with more shows to be announced in the coming weeks.

"We always look forward to making new friends and seeing new things, and we're just grateful for the chance to be a part of different scenes and movements," said vocalist Xavier Vicuna. "Touring, in general, is something we get super stoked about - the experience overall is what we look forward to. Just getting in the van and going...Also, In N Out Burger."

Forty Winters will hit the road in September with an arsenal of new material, songs the vocalist describes as, "vintage Forty Winters with an even more pissed off and determined feel." More...

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