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In addition to spending an evening in Montreal filming a making-of video for a new album, Canadian progressive death metal crew Augury just issued this brief update on the releases's progress:
"Congratulation to Antoine who just finished his drum recording of the album! he did an incredible job and we look forward to make you hear that."
It's been an insufferably long slog from Augury's previous album "Fragmentary Evidence" (reviewed here) to today, where another tidbit of recording info has come online. The Canadian technical death metal crew comments:
"Another big chunk of the recording of the new album is starting today. While Mathieu and Pat are taking care of the vocals in Montreal, Antoine is recording the drum in his very own Hemisphere Studio in Quebec City with a killer setup. It's going to be a loud and busy week. Stay tuned folks!" More...
In what is starting to feel like the progressive death metal equivalent of Dimmu Borgir's long march to obscurity while their fans move on to fresher pastures, Canadian group Augury has finally issued another exceedingly minor update about a new album.
Augury has checked in with the following announcement about the return of former member Antoine Baril:
"We are happy to announce that drummer Antoine Baril is back in Augury. The recording is still underway and the process will be completed toward the end of the year. Antoine has been part of Augury from 2009 to 2012 so it was a natural and logical choice at the same time, since its a long time friend and somebody we admire a lot (you can hear one of his most recent work on the latest Deviant Process album 'Paroxysm').
"The band is actually starting the recording of the bass at Humanoise Studio with Mat, followed by vocals, guitar solos and acoustic guitars. The drums will be recorded at Hemisphere Studio this summer by Antoine. You can therefore expect some studio videos from us soon! To conclude, the mix and mastering work will be done by Christian Donaldson at The Grid in Montreal at the end of
the year, so be prepared to finally hear a new Augury album!"
Antoine comments: ''It's a pleasure and an honor for me to be back in the team again. I'm totally stoked to hear the new material that I have to work on and it's also a really cool thing to bring back some pre-prod that I already did with the band back in 2012. The chemistry is fully installed like it was before and the vibe is absolutely wonderful. Let's grind some drum sticks!!!'' More...
It's been way, way, waaaay too long since Augury's last album "Fragmentary Evidence" (reviewed here) and there's finally an update from the progressive / technical death metal band. Augury just released this statement via Facebook:
"Etienne Gallo is not part of Augury anymore, the band is actually finishing recording the guitars on the new album and we'll start the bass recording next week with Forest.
"We are focusing on this for now and look for a drummer right after once all the rythm section is recorded. All the album is composed and we think its gonna be an amazing one! thanks to all for your support!"
Stay tuned for more info on what will hopefully be an amazing album. The "Oversee The Rebirth" track off "Fragmentary Evidence" actually made it onto the list of stellar metal tracks that inspired my new sci-fi novel "Empty." More...
Metal and gaming scribe Ty Arthur (xFiruath of Metalunderground.com/GameSkinny) today unleashes his debut novel “Empty” via Mirror Matter Press.
Following a string of short story anthology appearances, this long-awaited standalone sci-fi / horror tome is now available at Amazon here.
Down-on-his-luck, stuck performing punishment duty in the lower levels of the Penrose, Junior Engineer 3rd Class Hansen wants nothing more than to see the wreckage of a newly discovered ship dating back to man's earliest deep space explorations. The engineer is about to get his wish, and in the process come face-to-face with a long-dormant horror waiting patiently for the perfect vessel. What he'll uncover in the darkness will threaten to consume him, body and soul.
Arthur had this to say about his inaugural solo work:
“While the themes of 'Empty' draw heavily from personal experiences, it should come as no surprise that extreme metal was a major inspiration for me, and there wasn't a single moment of writing when I didn't have the headphones on, exploring the outer reaches of space through music. Special thanks in particular are due to Augury, Ne Obliviscaris, and Stagnant Waters for the epic and discordant tracks that acted as a soundtrack to those writing sessions.
“Although on the surface 'Empty' is about horrible things discovered out in the depths of space, I think metal fans in particular will be able to identify with the main character and underlying story dealing with the isolation of being different and separated from the herd.
“In the same way the music propelled me forward and inspired my writing, I hope one day 'Empty' inspires a metal band to write a sci-fi album so it can all come full circle.”
The author's recommended listening playlist to go along with a reading of “Empty” consists of: More...
Guitarist Mathieu Marcotte from Canadian progressive/technical death metal band Augury has a solo project titled Humanoid, which is gearing up to drop a new album simply named ''Door."
Today the unmastered advance track "Solemn Celestial Symphony" comes online and can be heard below. Mathieu also had this to say:
''This year is the 5th year I'm working on this part time, and I feel a bit like a fetus that's been isolated for too long... So to make things move a bit, prepare yourself for this first promo song entitled 'Solemn Celestial Symphony!' really excited to share that with you, cheers!''
A host of special guests from the Canadian music scene will appear on the album, including Mathieu Fiset, Sébastien Pittet, Dominic Forest Lapointe, Daniel Daris, Tommy McKinnon, Christian Pacaud, Dan Leblanc, Frédérick Filiatrault, Frédérick Fill Spectre Chicoine, Patrick Loisel, Nain Porte Quoi, Brendan Wexler, Olivier Bourbonnais-Allaire, Arianne Fleury, Guyot Begin-Benoit, Guillaume Audet, Phelan Young, and Philippe Mius d'Entremont.
Footage has come online of Canadian progressive/technical death metal band Augury performing "Alien Shores" off the 2004 "Concealed" album, which can be seen below.
In the comments on the video, Patrick Loisel reveals Augury is now finally working on the follow-up to 2009's "Fragmentary Evidence." He states:
"1- We are working on the new album, it's not something we will rush. 2 - Glad that only my voice sounds bad. This is by far the absolute worse stage sound we ever had, I heard nothing but Mat's high frequencies and heard only the parts where I scream from the top of my lungs. Our ears still hurt..."
Canadian progressive death metal band Augury is currently in the studio working on an upcoming third full-length album. The band has now issued the following update:
"2 new songs finished on drums and structure! What a great rehearsal yesterday! Also the guitar recording is going well here at Humanoise studio, we're starting with the axes along the clic tracks on this one, sounds fuckin heavy!"
This new release will follow the 2009 album "Fragmentary Evidence" (reviewed here), with further details forthcoming.
Originally scheduled as a two day fest in Toronto, Spread The Metal Fest will now only be taking place on Saturday, Sept 7th at the Opera House with the following line-up:
Beheading of a King
Answer With Metal
The all-day heavy metal music celebration will be hosted by The Governor, from the "Governor's Ball podcast." All profits are to be donated by Spread the Metal Records to Kiva.org. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the doors, with ticket info available right here.
Spread The Metal Festival is proud to announce the addition of American death metal band Deicide to its Halifax edition this coming August.
Deicide will be performing the band's only Atlantic Canada show of 2013 on the first day of the fest on August 24th alongside Erimha and Augury among many others at the Marquee Ballroom. Being held on August 24th & 25th, the fest will also feature The Agonist, Skullfist, Black Moor, Deathpoint, The Catalyst, Death Valley Driver, Sanktuary and many more.
All profits from the festival will be donated by Spread the Metal Records to The Heart and Stroke Foundation in order for them to continue their life-saving work.
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Spread The Metal Festival has added all-female Canadian heavy metal band Kittie to the Toronto line-up, which also includes Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, Nephelium, Derelict, Crimson Shadows, Deathpoint, Edge of Attack, Hallows Die, Beheading of The King, and many more.
The bands will be performing to raise funds for Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing monetary support to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries.
This year's Toronto edition will be held at the famed Opera House on September 7th and 8th. Ticket info is available at this location. The lineup will be:
Beheading of a King
Answer With Metal
Edge of Attack
The organizers of the Spread The Metal Festival have announced this year's Toronto edition will occur at the famed Opera House on September 7th and 8th. The fest will see Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist and many more perform in raising funds for Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing monetary support to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries. Festival organizer Matt Day comments:
"This is the second of many Spread the Metal Festivals to come, and this one comes to you in the form of Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, and 12 more tearing up The Opera House stage in Toronto. 100% of the profits from the festival are going to Kiva.org in order to fight poverty and eventually injustice around the world. There's a lot in it for fans this year as well though, since they can make off with signed albums, VIP experiences, album downloads and so much more. Now go forth and Spread the Metal."
To compliment the festival, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva. Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival (including some that aren't), guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec. More...
This September 7th and 8th, Spread the Metal Records will host the Spread the Metal Festival in Toronto, ON. The festival will see 100% of its profits donated to Kiva, a non-profit organization, which helps people around the world to lift themselves out of poverty.
Headlining the festival will be Suffocation, with additional headliners to be announced at a later date. Direct support will be provided by The Agonist, Augury and Skull Fist. Additional support bands include Beheading of a King, The Catalyst, Edge of Attack, Deathpoint, Crimson Shadows, Nephelium, Hallows Die, Evertrapped, Answer With Metal, and Sanktuary.
2 day tickets for the festival can be found at this location (individual day passes on sale June 1st).
To complement the festival itself, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva.
Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival, guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec! Full list of available perks below on the crowd funding page here.
Former Augury drummer Antoine Baril has join Canadian death metal act Deviant Process. The band comments:
"We are pleased to announce that Antoine Baril (Symbolic (Death Tribute), ex-Augury, ex-MAG Project) has joined Deviant Process as our new drummer. We would like to thank Olivier Genest for his outstanding work in the band and wish him all the best in his future projects.
"You can listen to a French radio interview with the band and our new drummer at this location.
"The new line-up is here to stay. We are currently working on our first full-length album which will be produce once again by Antoine Baril at Hemisphere Studio, Antoine's personal studio. The pre-production process has already started and the actual recording of the album is due to spring of 2013. Stay tuned!"
Eclipse Prophecy (founded in 2004 as "Eclipse" and changing names in 2009) has revealed the track listing for the new full-length album "Days of Judgment," which can be viewed below. The album's 10th track "The Shattered Mirror" features a guest appearance by Patrick Loisel of Augury and can be heard through the band's Facebook page here.
1. Animus Ara
2. Under Shadow's Veil
3. Through The Storm
4. Circle Of Torments
5. A Dying World
6. Labyrinth Of Sanity
7. Days Of Judgement
8. Legions Of The Cross
10. The Shattered Mirror More...
Just For Fun
Remember those classic blocky, 8-bit tunes that got stuck in your head while playing Mega Man or Breath of Fire all Saturday afternoon as a kid? Turns out they are also the perfect medium for experiencing the best metal has to offer, and many fans online have converted their favorite tunes into 8-bit format. There are probably hundreds or even thousands of these online, and today we'll share two interesting ones worth hearing.
Fist up is a recreation of Augury's "Brimstone Landscapes" from "Fragmentary Evidence" (reviewed here), a progressive/technical death metal album that is now becoming long, looong overdue for a follow-up release. While for some reason the drums seem to have been dropped from the 8 bit version, this is still a pretty faithful reproduction of the original in old school video game form.
For comparison, here's the original track: More...
Montreal's progressive death metal juggernauts Augury have issued the following statement:
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of [bassist] Dominic ‘Forest’ Lapointe and [drummer] Étienne Gallo to Augury The writing process has begun with all the original members, and the band is focused 100% on the new album.
“We wish to thank Antoine Baril, Christian Pacaud, and Sébastien Pittet, for their loyal services and for the incredible help they've been to the band, as well as live musicians Tommy McKinnon and Robin Stone.
“The time has come for Augury to birth a new interplanetary opus, faithful to the original spirit of the group, which made its reputation with its two first albums, Concealed and Fragmentary Evidence.”
Augury toured North America in 2009 on the Decibel Presents: Monsters Of Death tour with God Dethroned and Vader, returned that same year with the Black Dahlia Murder and Obscura, toured again in 2010 with labelmates Soilwork and Death Angel, and in 2011 with the Black Dahlia Murder on the American Defloration tour.
"Fragmentary Evidence," Augury’s Nuclear Blast debut, was released in 2009 (reviewed here). Augury 2012 is Patrick Loisel on guitar and vocals, Mathieu Marcotte on guitar, Dominic ‘Forest’ Lapointe on bass, and Étienne Gallo on drums.
Canada's Vengeful has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming album:
"Greetings! Time to let the outside in on what's been happening in our world.....
"We've just started mixing our new album for which we actually have a title but we'll save it for another post. Hugues Deslauriers (Augury) is now back on board to assure that this offering is as in-your-face as can be. We would also like to take this opportunity to announce the return of Olivier Pinard (Neuraxis) in our ranks. Is presence was definately missing during is time apart from Vengeful.
"There has been a few hickups with the painting that will become the album's cover but our long time illustrator Martin Lacroix is putting the finishing touches to the masterpiece in his vast body of work to this date. Needless to say everything is looking pretty fuckin' sick. The album should be released at the end of November/begining of December. An official date will follow.
"Death keeps on striking hard lately."
Canda's Augury has posted a tour video blog online from the band's time on "The Coronary Evidence Tour" with System Divide and Aborted. You can check out the video clip below.