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Below is our complete System Divide 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.
Having just recently completed a first European run in support of the band's double album "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here), Swedish metal veterans Soilwork have announced the second tour leg for March 2014.
Catch the band live with support from Darkane and System Divide on the following dates:
05.03. E Madrid - Sala Shoko
06.03. E Barcelona - Sala Salamandra 1
07.03. I Romagnano - Rock’n’Roll Arena
08.03. L Luxembourg - den Atelier
09.03. F Paris - Divan du monde
11.03. UK Bristol - The Fleece
12.03. UK Manchester - Sound Countrol
13.03. UK London - Islington Academy
14.03. UK North Wales - Hammerfest
15.03. UK Birmingham - Libary
17.03. NL Dordrecht - Biebelot
Extreme metal bulldozer System Divide (featuring members of Aborted / Ex-Distorted) just entered Sound Division Studios in Hagen (Germany) to start the tracking for 2nd full-length album entitled "The Cult of Indifference."
11 brand new tracks are being recorded during the Spring/Summer of 2013. Due to scheduling conflicts, longtime System Divide drummer Mike Heller (who is now the full time drummer for Fear Factory), is being replaced by Ken Bedene of Aborted, upon which vocalist Sven comments:
"So far things are going great, the album has been in the works for nearly 2 years now, we have all been busy with our other bands and it feels good to finally record this piece of work. Alas Mike (Heller) had too many other commitments when he joined Fear Factory but Ken is laying down killer tracks and the material is lightyears beyond anything the band has done. If you think you know System Divide, think again! The material is far more intricate, extreme and progressive without losing the groove and melodic aspects. I am sure this will turn quite some heads."
Continues Sven: "As mentioned above longtime drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy) was too busy with his commitments with Fear Factory to be able to tour and record with System Divide, he is our brother and as much as this saddens we completely understand and also have to move on from our side. We wish him the best and would like to welcome our brother Ken Bedene (Aborted, EX-Abigail Williams) to the fold, Ken Already replaced Mike on our Japanese tour earlier this year and did a killer job, we are very excited to hear him lay down his killer style on these tracks." More...
Aborted has announced the band is headed to Japan with special guest System divide for the "Valentine Smasher" tour this coming February.
Dates are available below, and the 15th, 16th, and 18th dates will also include support from Desecravity. Further details are available over at Facebook.
2/14 Tokyo Shinjuku Wildside
2/15 Oosaka Shinsaibashi Pangea
2/16 Fukuoka Early Believers
2/17 Shizuoka Sunash
2/18 Sendai Flying Son More...
System Divide has posted the following announcement online about canceling the band's upcoming tour dates with Epica:
"It is with great regret we have to announce that System Divide has to drop off our north american tour with Epica. Miri already had to leave earlier due to a health emergency within the family and things have complicated further so unfortunately I have to make the decision to go back and support my wife and family in these hard times.
"We have pushed through as far as possible to make this work and appreciate the support of the fans that came to the shows to see System Divide. It has been an utmost privilege and pleasure to tour with Epica, not only are they great at what they do, they have been amazing people to be on the road with and they deserve everyone's support at the shows and respect.
"It is with great sadness in our hearts that we have to say bye to them today but hopefully our paths will cross again in the future. Our touring brothers in Insomnium and Alestorm as well, we will all miss you and see you again soon!
"We apologize to all the fans/promoters who were looking forward to see the band, we will do our utmost best to come back to north america and play our hearts out for you all as soon as possible. We will utilize the time now to write the best album we possibly can and return in 2013 with a vengeance!" More...
Premiere pirate metal band and Napalm Records recording artist Alestorm will be setting sail to North American waters once again, touring the United States and Canada this month and next as direct support to Epica.
The 28-date tour begins on October 23rd in Washington, DC and concludes November 24th in Baltimore, with three headlining Alestorm shows along the way. Also joining the tour will be Insomnium, System Divide, and Destiny Potato. Dates are available below.
System Divide (which features members of Fear Factory and Aborted) premiered a new single for "Ephemera" yesterday throiugh Noisecreep.com, and the band has now also released a lyric video to go along with the track. Check out the video below.
The single was be mixed by producer Pete Rutcho (The Ghost Inside, Revocation, Bury Your Dead...) and the free streaming track serves as a teaser for the bands upcoming second full-length album due out on Metal Blade Records in 2013.
Comments vocalist Sven De Caluwe: “I hope people will be as excited about it as we are, it has been a lot of hard work and we cannot wait to play the song live on our upcoming North American tour with Epica! See you all out there to crush some skulls in the name of metaaaal!” More...
Extreme metal formation System Divide (featuring members of Fear Factory and Aborted) recently recorded a new single entitled "Ephemera" to be released online right before the band hits North America for a tour with Epica, Alestorm, and Insomnium.
Head over to Noisecreep.com here to listen to the new single "Ephemera." The single was mixed by producer Pete Rutcho (The Ghost Inside, Revocation, Bury Your Dead) and will be released online as a free streaming track to serve as teaser for the band's upcoming second full-length album due out on Metal Blade Records in 2013.
Comments vocalist Sven De Caluwe: "We are extremely excited to get this out, having just completed the mix of the tune, it has been amazing to see Pete transform this into the mastodon it turned out to be. This is without a doubt the most epic and challenging material the band has EVER worked on just the tip of the iceberg in regards to what we have in store for the second album. I hope people will be as excited about it as we are, it has been a lot of hard work and we cannot wait to play the song live on our upcoming North American tour with Epica! See you all out there to crush some skulls in the name of metaaaal!" More...
Insomnium, which recently posted a music video online for "Regain the Fire," will join forces with Epica, Alestorm, System Divide and Destiny Potato to tour North America this fall. The currently announced dates are as follows:
10/23/12 Howard Theater – Washington, D.C.
10/25/12 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/26/12 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
10/27/12 Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/29/12 Imperial – Quebec City, QC - CANADA
10/30/12 Metropolis – Montreal, QC - CANADA
10/31/12 Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
11/02/12 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11/03/12 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
11/04/12 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
11/05/12 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/07/12 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
11/08/12 Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
11/10/12 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
11/11/12 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
11/12/12 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/14/12 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/15/12 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/16/12 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
11/17/12 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
11/19/12 Trees – Dallas, TX
11/20/12 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
11/21/12 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
11/23/12 Headliners – Louisville, KY
11/24/12 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
System Divide will return to the U.S. once again for Killfest 2, supporting the mighty Overkill in 2012. Also on the tour are Belphegor, Aborted, Blackguard, and Diamond Plate. After the Overkill dates finish on May 12th, System Divide will journey north of the border to Canada for a string of dates.
Vocalist Sven DeCaluwe adds, "We couldn’t be more excited to be on this run with Overkill, we just finished a few dates in Europe which was a blast and are currently busy writing new material which we will display on the Overkill run. We had a killer time touring the states this year with Eluveitie and later the Hottest Chicks in hard rock tour with In This Moment and simply can’t want to get back out there, I hope all the people that got to check us out on previous tours will come out and rock out again because frankly, we got quite some surprises for you!! We are truly honored to go out on the road with such legends as Overkill and the rest of the bill is going to blow some minds!"
System Divide's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
Apr. 20 - Trocadero Theater - Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 22 - Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
Apr. 23 - Screamin WIllie's - Columbus, OH
Apr. 24 - Blondie's - Detroit, MI
Apr. 25 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
Apr. 26 - Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO
Apr. 27 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
Apr. 28 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
Apr. 30 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
May 01 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
May 02 - The Grand Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
May 03 - Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA
May 05 - Emo's East - Austin, TX
May 06 - Trees - Dallas, TX
May 08 - The Club at Firestone - Orlando, FL
May 09 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 10 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
May 11 - Jaxx Nightclub - West Springfield, VA
May 12 - Best Buy Theater - New York, NY
American thrash metal legends Overkill have announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of the United States in April of next year, in what is being dubbed Killfest 2. The veterans will be joined on the trek by Belphegor, Aborted, Blackguard, System Divide and Diamond Plate.
The tour dates are as follows:
April 20 - Trocadero Theater - Philadelphia PA
April 22 - Lost Horizon - Syracuse NY
April 23 - Screamin WIllie's - Columbus OH
April 24 - Blondie's - Detroit MI
April 25 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago IL
April 26 - Beaumont Club - Kansas City MO
April 27 - Bluebird Theater - Denver CO
April 28 - The Complex - Salt Lake City UT
April 30 - El Corazon - Seattle WA
May 1 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland OR
May 2 - The Grand Ballroom - San Francisco CA
May 3 - Club Nokia - Los Angeles CA
May 5 - Emo's East - Austin TX
May 6 - Trees - Dallas TX
May 8 - The Club at Firestone - Orlando FL
May 9 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale FL
May 10 - The Masquerade - Atlanta GA
May 11 - Jaxx Nightclub - West Springfield VA
May 12 - Best Buy Theater - New York, NY
Metalholic has posted a video interview online with Miri Milman and Sven de Caluwé of System Divide, in which the band members discuss the new album "The Conscious Sedation." You can check out the video clip below.
System Divide recently completed a North American tour with Eluveitie, 3 Inches of Blood, and Holy Grail. The band will be back in the states at the end of April with none other than In This Moment, Straight Line Stitch, and Sister Sin. System Divide vocalist Miri Milman commented on the upcoming tour:
"After a great run with Eluveitie throughout North America, we're very excited to get back on the road as part of Revolver's Hell hath no Fury tour. It was an honor to be part of the magazine's calendar and special Halloween issue and being on this tour makes the whole experience come around full cycle. We're looking forward to go back to some of the places we played on our previous tour and perhaps recognize some of the faces I might have ran into as well as meeting some new people and having a blast every day. Get ready for some ridiculous amounts of 'girl power'!"
The tour will kick off on April 22nd in Santa Ana, California, and will run through May 15th. The details are as follows:
04/22 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
04/23 Bakersfield, CA Jerry's
04/24 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
04/25 Sparks, NV The Alley
04/27 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
04/28 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
04/29 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom
04/30 Spokane, WA The A Club
05/01 Billings, MT The Railyard
05/03 Des Moines, IA The House of Bricks
05/05 Madison, WI The Annex
05/06 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
05/07 Barrington, IL Penny Rd Pub
05/08 Evansville, IN Boney Junes
05/09 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music
05/10 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
05/11 Tulsa, OK The Marquee
05/13 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
05/15 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum
American modern metal act In This Moment has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from Straight Line Stitch, System Divide and Sister Sin. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
04/22 Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy Theatre
04/23 Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s
04/24 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
04/25 Sparks, NV – The Alley
04/27 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
04/28 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
04/29 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
04/30 Spokane, WA – The A Club
05/01 Billings, MT – The Railyard
05/03 Des Moines, IA – The House of Bricks
05/05 Madison, WI – The Annex
05/06 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05/07 Barrington, IL – Penny Rd Pub
05/08 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
05/10 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
05/11 Tulsa, OK – The Marquee
05/12 Lubbock, TX – Jakes
05/13 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
05/14 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
05/15 Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum
Elizabeth Rawwwr has posted a new video interview online with the members of System Divide, which was conducted at the Glass House in Pomona. You can check out the clip below.
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.
Cam Pipes from 3 Inches Of Blood shared his thoughts on the band's upcoming tour with Eluveitie:
"This is gonna be an interesting tour for us. We’re used to being on tours with metalcore/screamo bands and we stick out like a sore thumb. This tour, I think we’ll share more musical similarities with the other bands and therefore will be playing to a more like-minded crowd. At the same time, each band brings something unique to the tour. I’m predicting all the bands will get along famously. This should be a treat for our fans too ‘cause they’ll be seeing us with styles of bands that we aren’t mached up with too often!"
Eluveitie also commented:
"Thank you Cam Pipes, and we agree: This is going to be a blast. We’d like to add for anyone thinking the package is a little weird: If you’ve ever seen any of the bands live imagine that energy times four and you know what to expect on this tour and why it fits just right." More...
Shane Clark of Vancouver, Canada's heavy metal act 3 Inches of Blood has posted the following update online through the band's official Facebook page;
"Going into the studio today to lay down a couple of new tracks. You'll get to hear them live if you come see us on our upcoming tour. Just finished getting drum sounds, can't wait for this new stuff to swing its mighty axe into everyone's brains...its fast and furious, whole lotto riffin going on"
3 Inches of Blood is gearing up for a tour alongside Eluveitie, Holy Grail, and System Divide. You can view the tour dates below:
2/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
2/2 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater
2/3 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/4 Quebec City, QC @ Cercle
2/5 Montreal, QC @ Le National
2/6 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
2/8 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
2/9 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/10 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
2/11 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
2/12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
2/14 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/15 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
2/16 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/17 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
2/18 Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
2/19 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
2/21 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
2/22 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
2/24 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
2/25 Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
2/26 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
New Jersey symphonic metal act Operatika has announced that it will perform at this year's edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, set to take place between October 21-23, 2011 at the Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium.
The confirmed line-up now inludes:
DIABULUS IN MUSICA
STREAM OF PASSION
TRAIL OF TEARS
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
System Divide has announced its first U.S. tour in February alongside Eluveitie, 3 Inches of Blood, and Holy Grail. The currently announced dates are as follows:
02.01 Theatre of living arts – Philadelphia – PA
02.02 Gramercy Theatre – New York – NY
02.03 The Palladium – Worcester – PA
02.04 Cercle – Quebec city – QC
02.05 Le National – Montreal – QC
02.06 Opera House – Toronto – ON
02.08 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago – IL
02.09 Station 4 – Saint Paul – MN
02.10 Granada Theater – Lawrence, Kansas
02.11 Marquis Theater – Denver – CO
02.12 Club Sound – Salt Lake City – UT
02.14 El Corazon – Seattle – WA
02.17 Slim’s - San Francisco – CA
02.18 Key club – West Hollywood – CA
02.19 Nile Theatre – Mesa – AZ
02.21 Backstage Live - San Antonio – TX
02.22 Warehouse Live – Houston – TX
02.24 State Theatre – St Petersburg – FL
02.25 Firestone – Orlando – FL
02.26 Masquerade – Atlanta - GA
UPDATE: The pre-release stream period has ended. You can now order the album from Metal Blade or a number of online and retail stores.
System Divide's new album, "The Conscious Sedation," is set for release on September 14th, 2010 through Metal Blade Records. The album was mixed by the legendary James Murphy (Testament, Obituary, Death, etc.)
System Divide has members hailing from Israel, Belgium and the United States, featuring Sven De Caluwe (Aborted), Miri Milman, Michael Wilson (ex-Abigail Williams), Cole Martinez (ex-Years of Fire, Antenora), Andrew Lenthe (Antenora), and Mike Heller (Malignancy).
From now until its release, you can stream "The Conscious Sedation" in its entirety exclusively here on Metalunderground.com. Check it out in the player below. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album or album and shirt bundles here.
Once again, here's "The Conscious Sedation" tracklisting:
1. Vagaries Of Perception
2. An Intoxicating Affair
4. The Apex Doctrine
8. Purity In Imperfection
10. The Conscious Sedation
11. Stagnant Progression
The band recently released their first music video off "The Conscious Sedation" online. The video was for the track "The Apex Doctrine."