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Slovenia's Inmate has released a new video clip for the song "Victorious," which can be viewed below and comes off the band's "Free At Last" album released earlier this year. For more Inmate, you can also check out the band's previous music video for "Without Warning" at this location.
Slovenian act Inmate has posted a teaser for the new single "Victorious," which can be viewed below. The track is taken from band's debut album, "Free at Last," released on May 25th via Graviton Music Services.
The video, directed by Marko Duplisak & Tomi Senveter from Lastdayhere and cofinanced by Municipality Velenje, was shot in the band's home of Velenje in the company of friends and fans.
Slovenia's Inmate has released a video for "Without Warning," which can be viewed below. The band commented on the clip:
"Here is Inmate's first video 'Without Warning' from our upcoming debut album titled 'Free at Last.' Video is directed by Mitja Legat and featuring Marko Duplisak from Lastdayhere who is represented as special guest on vocals on upcoming album. Check it out, you won't regret it!"
A new trailer for the upcoming 2012 edition of Metalcamp was posted. The even takes place from August 5-11, 2012 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The lineup includes the following acts (in alphabetical order):
Sin Deadly Sin
The Black Dahlia Murder
Slovenian act Inmate has issued the following announcement about appearing at the upcoming Metalcamp 2012 festival:
"Here it is! We are coming to Metalcamp 2012 Tolmin/Slovenia!
"This year's line-up is amazing: Amon Amarth, Kataklysm, Machine Head, Pain, The Black Dahlia Murder, Sabaton and many more! DON'T MISS OUT!!! Stay IN, MATEs!"
Slovenia's Inmate has revealed the artwork for the band's new album "Free at Last," which is available after the jump and was created by Žiga Lovšin. "Free at Last" is set to drop in 2012, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Inmate (intro)
2. Without warning
3. Written in blood
4. ... Overcome
6. Fire, walk with me
10. Free at last (instrumental)
11. Lost in words
12. Inexorable path
13. Out of the darkness
14. Another chance (outro) More...
Inmate has checked in with the following recap of the shooting for the "Without Warning" music video:
"On the 22nd May we filmed a video for our first single Without Warning from the upcoming debut album Free at Last. The video is directed by Mitja Legat from Kranj who made a lot of great sports videos about skating and snowboarding. This was Mitja's first experience of making a video for a metal band, so we didn't know what to expect. But as soon as our preparations for the scenes started, we realized immediately that Mitja was very motivated.
"While this is our first video, its story line was decided to be as simple as possible. 3 different scenes were chosen, focusing on representation of the band itself (a lot of details of all members, their instruments in action, etc. were shot). As you already know, Marko from LastDayHere is helping us with clean vocals in the studio, so we decided to include him into the video as a guest. When we invited him, he responded instantly. He really fulfilled our expectations and also came out with some great ideas for the video.
"Shooting went well and we did everything as we planned. Despite 16 hours of hard work and a lot of headbanging we managed to finish before midnight. We are sure we all did our best and we can't wait to show you the video. Mitja and Marko, we really appreciate your hard work, so again thanks a lot! We would also like to thank our light engineers Crt and Klemen, and also Dado, who helped us to manage the technical settings in the Kulturni center Velenje, where we shot the video. Last but not least, we would like to thank our photographer Tilyen Mucik for outstanding photos and eMCe Velenje for the equipment and six pack of beer. Check out more photos here."
Slovenia's Inmate has checked in from the studio with the following recording update:
"Vocals are finished! The time spent in the studio was really amazing! The team of three (Me, Marko and our producer Tat Purusha) worked our asses off to make this an epic album. It has everything what you could imagine. Strong and powerful screams/growls, beautiful melodic parts, some sample actions …the whole package.
"I discovered new levels of my vocal range and learned a lot from Marko. The album will cover the whole spectrum of good metal music... it's time for INMATE METAL!
"The lyrics philosophy consists from themes like soul searching, heartbreak, modern problems, how to find your own way truth and so on. We absolutely didn't forget about strong statements that everyone can relate to.
"And now let me break down the process of recording … I usually drove 17 km to the studio, then we sat down listened to the instrumental, started to track my original lines, then modified them a bit, put some melodic parts to it and tried to capture our INMATE LIVE ENERGY. I think we definitely succeeded. You will feel the low growls in your bones, melodic parts will stay in your head for the rest of the day and the screams will make you want to sleep with the light on!
"What can I say… there were 30 or 31 hard working days but in the end it was worth it! We took our time and didn't rush anything. We ended up with 11 amazing songs for the album. Now all we have to do is reamp the guitars and the master mixing can begin! I can't wait to step on the stage and kick it off with all of you!"
Slovenian metallers Inmate have issued the following update about recording bass parts for an upcoming release:
"It has been a while since we first posted our report about how things are developing in studio. Well, so far so good. After the rhythm and lead guitars had been recorded it was time for me to lay down bass tracks. Tat Purusha and I started on the 31st January 2011 at 5pm. We usually started at that time and work for like five to six hours. On the first day we checked the tuning on bass and set the preamp and the compressor that we used. Actually these were the only two things we used for record bass because for now, these tracks are only 'clean' tracks. And then we hit the red button.
"Recording went really well for me if I think that this was my first time in a professional studio and working with a professional producer. A good producer knows that bass is like a red thin line between guitars and drums, so if the bass sucks, everything sucks. We did quite good tuning on bass tracks so it fits in even more perfect than I could have imagined at the first time. Ohhh and I didn't even know that slapping and popping would fit in. Tat Purusha somehow took me to the limits and we did it. We used everything in every song, from standard picking with the guitars we went to some harmonic scales and to some slapping parts. Like I have said… sounds perfect.
"Now when all the songs are finished, we can only wait for re-amping to be done. We are going to use my live rig which is all tube power amp, sansamp RBI preamp, BBE maximizer, compressor and David Eden 410XLT bass cabinet. But what will happen and how… I'll let you know next time, mates!"
Slovenian metallers Inmate have posted a studio video clip, which can be found after the jump. The band also issued the following update from the studio:
"Our studio work began in December, 2010. We are posting email comments from Andrej in a date order as he sent them to the rest of the band members. We should mention, Andrej usually writes short messages and is not used to express his feelings through emails.
"12/9/10 We made several tests today. The recordings will be made directly without head and cabinet. It is important only to get a clean signal which we will reamp through heads later. Despite clean signal I hear distortion version while recording (the quality of the sound is not important at the moment), so everything is under control. Tomorrow we begin recording Inexorable Path.
"12/17/10 Inexorable Path finished. Lost in Words finished. Recorded everything except solos. Awesome! More...
Inmate has checked in with the following recap of 2010 events and announcement about upcoming activity:
"The year 2010 came to an end and we already entered the 2011. At the end of the year We usually look back at the past year to remember again all the great moments that happened to us and to learn from the mistakes we made. Some of the peaks of this year are definitely concerts in Austria, Germany and Croatia, summer open air festival concerts, being a part of Dark Tranquillity tour and entering the studio.
"But let us start at the beginning. We opened a concert season with our performance in Postojna (SI) at the beginning of February (Epic Rockline contest) where we proceeded into semifinals. Our next stop was a great concert in KMKC Kompleks in Ravne na Koroškem (SI) where we shared the stage with Brand New Idea and Device. Our second stop in March was Youth center Sežana where we performed with our metal brothers Necrotic and local band Kreation Kodex.
"In April we performed for the first time in Austria (Graz) where we attended Newcomer festival. Photos here. At the end of the month we again performed on a semifinal competition of Epic Rockline contest where we reached 2nd place. Kino Šiška (Ljubljana, SI) was our next stop in May. Performing at one of the best Slovenian venue's was really a great experience. The concert was actually a competition among 10 performing bands. Inmate was named as a band that with their performance really stepped out of all the participating bands and is definitely a band for big stages. More...
Slovenian metallers Inmate have checked in with the following update about the band's recent live shows supporting Dark Tranquillity:
"As you have probably noticed, we had 2 special shows in the past couple of weeks. Inmate was a support band on Dark Tranquillity world tour in Zagreb and Vienna. Our first stop was in Zagreb, Boogaloo club. We opened the show. Although we had mixed expectations because we played there for the first time, we didn't expect such a phenomenal respond. The crowd was more and more into our music and at the end of our performance we received a huge applause. Zagreb was ours. At the end of the show many people congratulated us and admitted they didn't expect such a performance from a support band. An answer to many of you out there: Guys, we are definitely coming back to Zagreb a.s.a.p.!
"Two days later we orientated our GPS towards Vienna. Szene , a well-known club in Vienna, was the target. We were happy to meet guys from Insomnium and Dark Tranquillity again. The first information we received after coming to the place: SOLD OUT SHOW! Woooooooow! We felt really great on the stage that night. Much more relaxed and a little bit more used to such a big crowd. We expected many people to attend our performance because of a sold out show. But to have a full venue at the end of the show … a dream come true. Headbangers in front line, applause of the whole hall and people asking for more! Thank you, Vienna. More...
Slovenia's Inmate has posted footage online from the band's recent trek to Germany, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"Hi folks, we had an awesome time in Germany last week! You can check a small piece of our adventure here. Despite all wonderful moments last week we are ready for great adventure this week. Two great shows in just few days in Zagreb (Cro) and Vienna (Aut) are before us. Dark Tranquillity here we comeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"
Slovenian metallers Inmate have issued the following recap of their Ljubljana show and announcement about performing at the Rock Otocec festival:
"Hi guys! Our last gig was at one of the best Slovenian venues – Kino Siska in Ljubljana. We were one out of 10 performing bands. The gig was actually a competition and 5 out of ten bands proceeded to play at one of the most famous Slovenian festivals – Rock Otocec. Our performance started at 8 pm sharp. We were a bit nervous because we really wanted to do it right. But when our intro started, our bodies filled up with energy and excitement.
"We went on that stage separately. When the intro was over, and the lights went on, everything else was history.The support of the crowd was simply amazing. It was great to see so many 'Red-is-the-new-Black' T-shirts of ours when we looked into the crowd. Thank you, guys! Inmate forces are getting bigger and bigger. All thanks to you all!
"At the end of the concert winners were announced. Inmate was announced as 'a band that with their performance really stepped out of all the participating bands and is definitely a band for big stages'. Rock Otocec - here we come! This gig will leave a mark in our brains until we grow beards! Stay IN, MATEs!"
The upcoming Inmate tour dates are as follows: More...
Slovenia's Inmate has posted performance footage online, which can be viewed below. The band also checked in with the following update about their recent activity:
"Hi, guys! We didn't write any news about us lately. So let's make a brief review of things that happened to us lately. The year 2010 began really optimistic and the story about Inmate is getting more and more interesting. We had some really awesome gigs but let us point out two of them. Check out the video (song Strength and Honour) from a concert at Kompleks (SI) where we were chosen for the best band of the concert below.
"Our preparations on pre-production songs finished about 2 weeks ago. Yes, here we are! Jure entered the studio on Monday, 26th of April. It took years to reach that special moment for us, but here we are now... We already established a great team to work with and really looking forward to the final result. We will post another blog about our studio work in the near future. But for now, we only reveal to you that we will record our drums only with midi drums. Something new even for our producer, but we are quite enthusiastic about it."
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Slovenian metallers Inmate have posted a video message to fans about their upcoming activity, which can be viewed below. Inmate also issued the following end-of-year recap:
"After our last concert in 2008, the only wish that we had for the upcoming year was to find a proper front man, who would complete the missing part of our brotherhood. From time to time there were hidden doubts in us all. But we still managed to support each other and trusted our beliefs and plans. We knew it. We knew the year 2009 will be something better and greater for us ... And there were many times when words like – 'The year 2009 will be one of the happiest years for us' - echoed among us.
"And here we are... At the end of our most successful year ... A new soul mate, Mike, joined the band. We never even expected to get such a powerful brother to our front line. Everything is different on stage since he grabbed the Inmate's microphone. We all hope you've noticed that we are much more relaxed on the stage, and even when we watch video clips of our performances, we still cannot believe it. This is INMATE - a secret picture in our heads that became a reality. We are used to set goals for every upcoming year and our only wish for the next year is to catch just a fragment of our live energy and make one of the best metal records of all time out of it. It is a huge plan for a small band, but our history proves that strength is always rewarded and that we are determined to achieve our goals. More...
Slovenian metallers Inmate have posted a video clip online of their performance in Velenje on October 2nd. The clip can be viewed below. More...
Slovenia's Inmate has issued the following announcement about streaming the new demo song "Strength and Honour" on their MySpace page:
"As many of you have already noticed we made a small renovation of our myspace and official website.
"We added many new photos that we did at the end of August at several places around Velenje. Special thanx to our friend and photographer Zixon.
"You can also listen to our first demo songs made together with the new frontman Mike. This is only a demo song before entering the studio. We produced it at our rehersal place. Check us out from time to time as there are quite a lot of things to come soon ..."
Slovenia's Inmate has issued the following update about their upcoming show in Velenje:
"As many of you have already noticed we are happy to invite you all on our special gig in our hometown Velenje on the 2nd of October. This year we invited two really special and great bands. The first is one of the best Slovenian metalcore bands - Killing option. We are also sad to announce that our first decision Negligence canceled their show, so we called our friends from Zagreb to replace them. We are thrilled as we are going to share the stage with one of the best Croatian metal groups, a.k.a. Croatian MetallicA - band INCITER."