"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2004
From: Israel
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Amaseffer News

Below is our complete Amaseffer 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.

Amaseffer Guitarist Announces New Project

Yuval Kramer, producer and guitarist for Israeli Prog-Metal band AMASEFFER, has announced the approach of a new project, "Reign of the Architect," a new sci-fi saga, featuring some well-known guest musicians and vocalists, as well as introducing fresh, new talents.

Reign of the Architect is an international collaboration started by Mauricio Bustamante, Mexican drummer, and Yuval Kramer himself. It has been in production for the last four years. In 2010, Mauricio joined Yuval in Jerusalem, Israel, to finally begin recording their mutual effort.

The story, which the band has yet to reveal, will unfold over the course of two albums, the first part to be released in early 2012.

Joining Mauricio (drums) and Yuval (guitars), are Israeli vocalists: Yotam Avni (Prey for Nothing), Tom Gefen, Davidavi (Vidi) Dolev, Adva Kramer and Grace Hannah Woolf.

The album will also include guest appearances by some well-known artists, such as: vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Yingwie Malemsteen, Journey, etc.), bassist Mike LePond (Symphony X), keyboardist Joost Van Der Brooek (Areyon, Star One, etc.), bassist Kyle Honea and more.

"Even though we had the chance to collaborate with some of our favorite musicians out there," Mauricio and Yuval added, "we wanted to introduce fresh and unknown artists, both instrumentalists and vocalists, to the world. Artists we can guarantee will blow your mind!"

At the moment, the band’s debut (title has yet to be revealed) is being mixed. The band is currently in negotiations with a few record labels in hopes to have exciting news in the near future.

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Amaseffer Reveals New Album Details

Israeli metal band Amaseffer has issued the following update:

"Few months has passed since our last update for we took some time off in order to focus on the new album. We now want to update you with the latest developments at Amaseffer's camp."

"First, we will now reveal the title for the second installment of our Exodus trilogy! Title for the new album is: When The Lions Leave Their Den."

"We think that this title is best describing the events of our new album which will mainly deal with the actual Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. The trigger to use this title was actually that it's a part of the lyrics for the opening track, 'Pillar Of Fire', written by our dear friend Yotam Avni. Yotam is writing all the lyrics for the new album and so far we think he's "cooking" a divine creation!" More...

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Architect Announces New Guitarist, Yuval Kramer

Architect announced that Yuval Kramer, axeman of the Israeli holy prog-rock band, Amaseffer, will take the lead guitar player role in the band. The band posted the following on their myspace page about Kramer's recruitment:

"hello friends, it is a pleasure to notice you that, Yuval Kramer, Guitarist from Amaseffer, will be the new lead guitar of Architect.This will be a new and Magic horizon for Architect.... welcome Yuval!! ..."

The band is now comprised of:

Mexican Mauricio Bustamante - Drums
American Kyle Honea - Bass
Swedish Jonas Hörnqvist (Treasure Land) - Guitars
Brazilian Gus Monsanto (ex-Adagio) - Vocals

The band has already featured guest appearances by Joost Van Den Broek (Keyboard) from After Forever and Ayreon, Julie Kiss (voice) from To-Mera and Tom MacLean (guitars) From To-Mera.

Architect is said to be nearly finished writing their first album, wrapping up the final songs and preparing to record the news songs.

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Amaseffer To Continue Work On Trilogy

Israeli metal band Amaseffer released their latest album, "Slaves For Life," last week on June 24 (June 9 in Europe). They have also posted samples from "Slaves For Life" on their MySpace page

The band will soon go into phase two by setting the pre-production dates for chapter two of the trilogy, which they will make an announcement regarding that soon.

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Amaseffer Sign With InsideOut Music

AMASEFFER, the "holy project" featuring guest appearances by Mats Levén (KRUX, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY) and Kobi Farhi (ORPHANED LAND), has inked a deal with InsideOut Music. The group's debut album, entitled "Slaves for Life" is the first in a trilogy about the history of the people of Israel as portrayed in the Old Testament.

Hanan Avramovich (guitars), Yuval Kramer (guitars) and Erez Yohanan (drums) offer a unique mixture of progressive metal and epic Middle East-influenced orchestral film score parts played by a full symphony orchestra. All lead vocals were sung by Levén.

The album was recorded and mixed by Markus Teske (VANDEN PLAS, ABYDOS) and the artwork was created by Mattias Norén (EVERGREY, KAMELOT, EPICA). More...

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Amaseffer Post New Single Online

AMASEFFER, the "holy project" featuring guest appearances by Mats Levén (KRUX, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY) and Kobi Farhi (ORPHANED LAND), has posted its new single, "Slaves for Life", on the band's official web site. According to the group, "this is the opening track from our first part of a Trilogy recounting the Bible story of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt. On the first album of the trilogy we pick up the story right from the slavery period in Egypt when the new Pharaoh enslaves and oppresses the Israelites with forced labour. This is what we tried to emphasize on this song, the cruelty and ruthless power of the cold hearted Pharaoh and on the other hand the Israeli slaves desperate cry for deliverance!"

"Slaves for Life" features Levén on lead vocals, Farhi on lead oriental singing and Erez Yohanan as the narrator. The artwork was hand-drawn by Mattias Norén. Each and every track on the album will be presented with Mattias' own unique hand-drawn illustration in an effort to capture the moment and vision for the songs.

AMASEFFER is currently seeking a record deal.

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Amaseffer To Write Score For Altalena Film

Israeli holy metallers AMASEFFER have sent BW&BK the following update:

"After negotiations with a production company in Israel it was decided that Amaseffer will write the full score soundtrack for the Israeli movie Altalena. The movie is done and edited so next week (December 2nd) Amaseffer will start the writing process for the full score which will be recorded and edited at Amaseffer's own studios in Tel-Aviv."

"The band have formed a new legal company named: Amaseffer Soundtrack Productions. The sole purpose of the company will be writing movie soundtracks to productions all over the world regardless the band's Exodus trilogy (more news regarding that coming soon)." More...

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Amaseffer Complete New CD

Drummer and main songwriter Erez Yohanan of the "holy project" AMASEFFER has issued the following update:

"It is a great pleasure to finally write the words 'the CD is done!'

"We have just came back from Germany and we thought to share some words with you that will wrap up our Holy voyage so far to the point of having a finished CD in our hands.

"What we did basically was uploading Mats Levén (KRUX, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) vocal lines, doing some final mix adjustments and finally we wrapped up the whole thing by doing the mastering process.

"Now as we seat and finally have been listening to the totally finished result we can truly say that we could not ask for more then that! The final result is truly astonishing and we can't wait to share it with you, our Holy friends all around the world.

"Surely Mats Levén vocal lines will not be overlooked by us here and we must say that the hard and detailed work he had put into it really took the CD one step to a level of perfection as we hear it! Mats brought a whole new dimension to our music!

"Artwork: We have just received all the finished art work for the CD and it came out truly AMAZING! We will unveil the CD cover, title and song list as soon as we start the promotion for the upcoming release.

"As for a deal with a record label: We hope to bring you some good news regarding that as soon as possible. As we see it, we can look for a release in the next few months in God's will."

AMASEFFER's trilogy of albums is being recorded in several separate sessions. ORPHANED LAND singer Kobi Farhi will narrate the albums, which will also feature an appearance by ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow.

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Amaseffer Complete Vocal Recordings

Drummer and main songwriter Erez Yohanan of the "holy project" AMASEFFER has issued the following update:

"We are happy to announce that the work on the vocal lines for the album is done. It is performed and recorded by Mats Levén (KRUX, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) at his studio in Sweden.

"Since the departure of our previous singer (Andy Kuntz) we started a rapid work on the lyrics for the CD, since it was his (Andy) job writing it. But now it was a whole new ballgame for we got replacement but we got no lyrics for him!

"It was decided that if we want to move forward as fast as we can in order to record the vocal lines, we need to do it ourselves and write our own lyrics. The long and detailed research we did on the Bible story of the Exodus was at hand when we most needed it and it was a real guide to our work. It was great privilege and honor to use the help of the super talented Yotam 'Defiler' Avni and together with Yuval Kramer they wrote the lyrics for three songs on the album. Other three songs lyrics was written by Erez Yohanan and one was written by Yuval and Erez. All lyrics was done in two weeks including vocal guides for it! More...

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Vanden Plas Singer Unveils New Band

Amaseffer is the new band from Andy Kuntz, lead singer of German progressive metal band Vanden Plas.

The story of Exodus will be told in the eventual trilogy of albums with the Hebrew name of Amaseffer referring to the name chosen for the Israelites in the Bible. Originating from Israel, the musical side of Amaseffer features Yuval Kramer (guitar), Hanan Abramovitch (guitar) and Erez Yohanan (drums). The unique progressive sound of the trilogy is a mixture of Middle Eastern spices with an epic, cinematic scope polished with philharmonic orchestrations.

Andy Kuntz will co-produce the albums with the second and third albums due nine and eighteen months respectively after the release of the first album.

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