Band Photo: Into Eternity (?)
From: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Last Known Status: Active
This progressive death metal band gives a new meaning to the genre. Showing as many different time signatures as growls, Into Eternity is really split between progressive and death metal. The fast paced energy that flows throughout the music is an experience that can only be achieved by listening to the CDs.
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Regina, Saskatchewan progressive metal act Into Eternity has posted a teaser online to promote its forthcoming new single. The track, titled "Sandstorm," is set to debut in-full sometime in July while a one minute clip is available for streaming using the player below. The track is to be featured on the group's forthcoming sixth studio album, of which guitarist Tim Roth commented on by saying;
"This will be our sixth album, so we have to make sure all the songs are perfect. I have over 60 minutes of music demoed now on my iPod, so things are slowly getting done. The music is all there now, so the rough arrangement of the songs has started."
Canadian progressive metal act Into Eternity has announced the following dates as a part of its forthcoming Canadian mini-tour. You can view the full list of dates, venues and cities in the list below. In other news, Into Eternity vocalist Stu Block was recently recruited as the new vocalist for power metal veterans Iced Earth. You can read more on the story at this location.
Apr. 15 - Walkers, Saskatoon
Apr. 16 - The Exchange, Regina
May 12 - The Distillery, Calgary
May 14 - Pawn Shop, Edmonton
American power metal band Iced Earth has announced that Stu Block, the lead vocalist of Into Eternity, has been recruited as the band's new lead singer, replacing Matt Barlow, who will be leaving the band after Iced Earth finishes touring Europe this Summer.
According to leader Jon Schaffer, Robert Kampf, CEO of Century Media, early on suggested Block, whose band Into Eternity was previously on the CM label. That reminded Schaffer of one night in September, 2008, when Into Eternity opened for Iced Earth.
"Iced Earth was backstage waiting to go on,” said Schaffer. “We heard one of Stu’s incredible wails. I remember turning to Matt and saying, ‘Damn, that dude has serious range.'"
So while Iced Earth’s management team sifted through the growing number of prospective vocalists, Schaffer got in touch with Block. More...
Into Eternity drummer Steve Bolognese has posted the following update online:
"It's a tremendous honor to be invited back to teach at Berklee College Of Music for the spring semester. I always have a great time at the school. There are so many aspiring students getting their start in the field, and it's really amazing to be there to help them out and share any knowledge that I have to better prepare them for this ever-changing industry. Not to mention the world-class faculty that the percussion department has. It's just a real heavy scene. There are some heavy cats walking around those hallways, what I like to call 'total monsters.'
"Mike Mangini left at the end of last semester, so although those are some extremely huge shoes to fill, things are going really well. Mike always helps me out, to make sure I know what's going on before I start. So I'm really excited for the semester.
"After this I will be back on the road this summer playing with Baptized In Blood and will continue to work on the new Into Eternity material as well, which is almost in the final writing stage. It's going to be what I like to call 'epically triumphant.' I know our fans will love the new material."
INFERNAEON took some time off from preparing in Floridia for their upcoming tour with GWAR, to film a video for their cover of Metallica’s, “Creeping Death.” The video was directed by Jack Ass collaborator Mike “The King Of Rock N Roll Debauchery” Busey, at his compound in Florida, which was named by Playboy Magazine as “The Wildest House In America.” The video features appearances by GWAR frontman Orderus Urungus, Penthouse Pet Jessica Walker, snakes, undead women, and pyrotechnics.
The band has also announced former INTO ETERNITY drummer, Adam Sagan, has replaced Jeremie Kling, who has rejoined THE ABSENSE. More...
L.A. thrashers RATTLEHEAD will trek out across the country for their third self-booked US headlining trek in as many years. Dubbed the “THRASHED AND DETOURED 2010,” RATTLEHEAD will be joined this time by L.A. metal band HEXEN (and MANTIC RITUAL on select dates).
RATTLEHEAD will release their new full-length, “TALES FROM THE GUTTER” on July 9th, just in time for the tour’s start. The first single “Just Stay Down!” is already available from streaming on the band’s myspace. RATTLEHEAD will be joined by current INTO ETERNITY drummer Steve Bolognese, who is helping out the band as their regular drummer AJ Stixx is unable to do the dates.
HEXEN is still supporting their latest album, “STATE OF INSURGENCY” on OSM Records. The band have been building a strong reputation having received great reviews for the debut, as well as playing all over the southwest. They are now ready to see the rest of the country and will be performing a few new tunes from their next album, due to be recorded later this year.
Here are the lates THRASHED AND DETOURED 2010 tour dates:
7/9/2010 Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky
7/10/2010 Las Vegas, NV @ Lucky Lady
7/11/2010 Phoenix, AZ @ UB's Bar
7/12/2010 Albuquerque, NM @ Warehouse 805
7/13/2010 Ft. Worth, TX @ Rock Dogs
7/14/2010 San Antonio, TX @ Ten Eleven
7/15/2010 Austin, TX @ Headhunters
7/16/2010 Jackson, MI @ The Warehouse
7/17/2010 Longwood, FL @ Liquid Scrips
7/18/2010 New Port Richey, FL @ Bourbon Street
7/19/2010 Atlanta, GA @ Lenny's
7/20/2010 Springfield, VA @ TBA w/ Mantic Ritual
7/21/2010 Bethlehem, PA @ Hard Bean Cafe w/ Mantic Ritual
7/22/2010 Worcester, MA @ Ralph's Diner w/ Mantic Ritual
7/23/2010 Montclair, NJ @ Meatlocker w/ Mantic Ritual
7/24/2010 Long Island, NY @ Broadway w/ Mantic Ritual
7/25/2010 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose w/ Mantic Ritual
7/26/2010 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Mantic Ritual
7/27/2010 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Mixtape
7/28/2010 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
7/29/2010 Milwaukee, WI @ On The Limiter
7/30/2010 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mew's
7/31/2010 Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
8/1/2010 Wichita, KS @ OZ Cafe
8/2/2010 Denver, CO @ Lion's Lair
8/3/2010 Salt Lake, UT @ Outer Rim
8/5/2010 Portland, OR @ Satyricon
8/6/2010 Seattle, WA @ Club Motor
8/7/2010 Medford, OR @ Musichead
8/8/2010 San Francisco, CA @ TBA
Philadelphia based Single Bullet Theory has announced a brand new four album deal with Eclipse records. Eclipse records will release the bands forthcoming album titled “ IV” (previously reported to be called “Divine Ways of Chaos”).
“IV” features 10 tracks featuring new members John Ruszin III (guitar), Jeff Kalber (bass) and Acacio Carvalho (drums). All drum tracks were recorded at Clay Creek Studio in Newark, Delaware with Engineer Nick Rotundo. The remainder of the record is being recorded at Ruszins studio in Wenonoh, NJ.
The record will be mixed by John Ruszin III, mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death) and will feature artwork by renowned German artist Rainer Kalwitz. The record will also feature 6 additional bonus tracks from previous sessions including a guest performance from Matt Thompson (King Diamond) on a cover of Deaths "Spirit Crusher" as well as a revamped version of “The Hurt That Never Ends” (previously released on SBT’s 2004 record “Behind Eyes of Hatred.”) “IV will also feature an 8 minute instrumental track called “Auctioneer of Souls” and will feature guest guitarists from all over the globe. More...
Tim Roth, guitarist of Canadian progressive death metal band Into Eternity, has issued the following update:
"A few days ago I checked my mail and was happy to find out Toy's Factory had sent me the Japanese releases of our last 2 releases: The Scattering Of Ashes and The Incurable Tragedy! It's nice to know that we have such great industry people and fans supporting us in Japan. I will never forget the great times we had in 2008 and 2009. Japan rules!"
"In other news, we have started rehearsals again and things are coming along. We have also started on 'song 1.' I have lots of music demoed at home now, so we are looking through it and starting our first new song. So far the song starts with an arpeggio instrumental and then heads into some heavy riffing."
"Thanks for all the emails we have been getting wondering what is going on, well here it is. Thanks again to Japan for all the continued support!"
Into Eternity's vocalist, Stu Block, has announced that he has decided that he wants to take on new projects while Into Eternity isn't as active. He provides the following details:
"As you know, Into Eternity has a little extended downtime, (writing deadly new material, family stuff etc…) and until things get going again in our camp, (we will be back!!) I’d like to keep my chops up. At this point, I am available for Album Session Work and Filling in for Tours!" More...
Canada's Into Eternity have issued the following statement about their upcoming shows:
"Into Eternity is in full blown rehearsal mode now. The jams have been going very smooth and they sound very tight already. We are about 10 hours in and we are working on a 22 song set list. The band plans on playing songs from 'Dead Or Dreaming', 'Buried In Oblivion', 'The Scattering Of Ashes' and our new album 'The Incurable Tragedy'. Stu (vocals) just got a new in ear monitor, so he is singing better than ever now that he can finally hear himself! Our first gigs are going to be local in Saskatoon on May 8th and our hometown Regina on May 9th. The set time should be around 85 minutes, so be ready to grab a chair! It's good to know that we have plenty of good songs to play in a headlining set. Normally we play for 30 minutes on some of our past tours, so we get to finally call some shots of our own on these gigs.
"Tomorrow Stu and I are going to tape a one hour metal show at our local rock station 104.9 The Wolf. We have done community radio here in town before, but never a big rock station. Stu and I will pick all the songs played, so we were thinking about playing bands that we dig like Sacrifice, Kataklysm, Augury, Megadeth, Dream Theater, Lost Horizon, Obcura, Pestilence, Cynic, Zero Hour and more! Hopefully people outside of Regina can check it out at www.thewolfrocks.com. It should be on 11.30PM May 8th (Regina time).
"We fly out on May 10th to Japan to play 3 shows with Destruction. I know that these will be killer shows. Japan was so good to us a year ago and we can't wait to get back! Now we also have 2 more exciting shows to announce. Trinity Records is bringing us over to play Hong Kong on May 16th and he is also getting us to play Taiwan on May 17th. It will be our first time ever in these new markets, so we are happy that Soni is inviting us to play. Hopefully we'll have a good time at these shows as well.
"Keep It Metal,
Canadian extreme metal band Into Eternity has posted the following year end update and new albums recommend to fans:
We're dealing with an insane winter blizzard today and -37C, but it's warmer than last weeks -44C with wind chill! It will probably be a good idea to stay home in the warm and write some hot metal riffs...ha!
It was a great year of touring for us in 2008. The Symphony X USA tour and Japan were the 2 high points for me. During the long drives we would crank Symphony X's last album, 'Paradise Lost' and try to air guitar the licks and sing along to Russel's smooth pipes. I was personally out of the touring game in mid-September because Cortney and I were expecting a baby. Music has always been number one in my life, but I had to stay home and support the family. On November 28, 2008 Lucca Jacob Yngwie Roth was born into our world at 9:36 am. Cortney picked his first name, so I got to pick his middle names. Jacob was my father and Yngwie is my all time favorite guitar player. The choice of names was an easy one for me. Now all of my time has been dedicated to the family and it will be into the next year as well. More...
After a successful stint on the road as part of the Summer Slaughter Tour alongside Necrophagist, Dying Fetus and Into Eternity, Canadian death metallers Divinity have officially headed back into the recording studio for a follow-up to their 2008 Nuclear Blast debut "Allegory."
Canadian extreme progressive metal band, INTO ETERNITY, presents their new video for "Time Immemorial" on MySpace. The track appears on the group's concept album, "The Incurable Tragedy," which debuted at #17 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart upon its September release.
The video, which features vocalist Stu Block in a prominent role, was filmed in Montreal in August, just before the group embarked on the Summer Slaughter Canada tour. That trek was followed by a run alongside the legendary Iced Earth, which capped off a year that also saw the band tour with Symphony X, At The Gates and The Dillinger Escape Plan, among others. More...
Canadian extreme progressive metal band, Into Eternity, wrapped up their North American tour with Iced Earth a few weeks ago. This was preceded by the band's first Japanese tour supporting At The Gates and Dillinger Escape Plan, their first full Canadian tour (Summer Slaughter Canada) and a spring trek as direct support to progressive legends Symphony X. In addition, the band's first concept album, the critically acclaimed "The Incurable Tragedy," debuted at #17 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, which also marked their highest first week sales.
Earlier this year, the band shot a video for the track "Time Immemorial". The clip will premiere Wed., Dec. 10, on MySpace Metal. The band has posted some behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot. Check it out here.
Into Eternity's Troy checked in from the road with the following update:
"It's been a pretty crazy week for all of us in the Into Eternity camp. The insanity began when we found out that Tim would not be coming with us on the Iced Earth tour. Our initial reaction was to cancel, for how could we go on without our founding member? After much discussion, we decided that a replacement shredder would be flown in from New York with only five days of practice, that I would try and figure out how to sing and help out on vocals as best as can be, and that Stu would take over the rest of the vocal responsibilities. Easy, right?
"When we started the 14-hour death drive to the first show in Minneapolis, I can't convey how strange the feeling was of leaving the city without Tim - not to mention that this fill-in shredder had only five days to practice the tunes, and that none of us had ever met him. No worries, right? We arrived in Minneapolis a day early and picked up our new shredder from the airport. It turned out his name was Sean Maier. Sean and Justin worked that night and the next day, and crammed as much into his overloaded head as possible. The first show was definitely not perfect, but as a band we could not believe how well Sean played. There definitely was a collective sense of relief within the band after we realized the first show had passed and no trainwrecks occurred.
"The improvement has been steady with every show. It's awesome to watch such an accomplished musician take on such a huge task and do so well. Beyond his playing abilities, Sean has also become a good friend and fit in to this rolling circus easily. We've unofficially coined this tour the 'Hell or High Water Tour,' for the way we look at it, our backs are against the wall and we have nothing to lose and everything to prove. We've now had seven shows together, and it really is going better than expected. We all owe our thanks to Sean for his relentless hard work and focus. The biggest realization, though, is how accepting our fans have been. The unconditional support we've received through such trying times has been amazing. We cannot thank our fans enough for sticking with us and supporting the band unconditionally. Thanks again, and we'll see you all on the road!"
And now, here's an introduction from Sean Maier: More...
The second day of Indianapolis Metal Fest II has been cancelled. Here's a statement from show organizers:
"Due to issues entirely beyond our control, the Saturday show at 5100 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis has been cancelled. More details will be available on our website soon.
"We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Make-up dates are being considered, and we are certain to file legal action against the parties responsible for this situation.
"Thanks to all who came out to the show on Friday night -- it was a GREAT crowd and the bands were amazing. Though we were unable to give you the show we wanted to give you due to problems and code violations within the venue, I think we all pulled together as best we could and made the Friday night show one hell of a good show.
"Special thanks to Morgan and Mercedes Lander from Kittie for being so exceptionally cool. Extra special thanks to Dino Cazares for invaluable advice and support during the show.
"A major announcement and statement will be made concerning this issue in a day or so."
Monolith Entertainment and the Indianapolis Metal Fest II have announced a change in venue for the two day event to be held September 26th and 27th, 2008. The festival, dubbed "the Midwest's fastest growing celebration of all things metal," will move to the Marquee Convention and Event Center located at 5100 W. 38th Street in Indianapolis, IN 46254.
The Festival was originally scheduled to be held at the Madame C.J. Walker Theatre but the organizers moved the event to the new venue to accommodate the comfort of additional fans to move inside in case of inclement weather.
Monolith Entertainment is working through all media outlets to inform all fans who have already purchased tickets that these tickets are remain valid at the new venue. All other details remain the same with regards to the show and ticket booking info.
The Indianapolis Metal Fest II is featuring acts from all over the world and from all genres of metal including: Dew-Scented, Kittie, Divine Heresy, Into Eternity, Arsis, Mustasch, Ekotren, Demiricous, Shadowside, The Absence, Woe of Tyrants, Psyopus, Wykked Wytch, Obszon Geschopf, Threat Signal, Green Jelly, Into Eternity, Daylight Dies, Bleed The Sky, Destrophy, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gates Of Slumber and more.
Canadian progressive death metallers, Into Eternity, issue the following update:
"We regret to announce that Tim will not be able to participate in the fall tour, but he's given us his blessing to do the tour without him so we don't have to cancel. Our "official statement" appears below."
"All of us in the band, and especially Tim, have been looking forward to this tour with Iced Earth for months. Over the years, Iced Earth has been a huge influence on INTO ETERNITY, as anyone who owns 'Dead or Dreaming' (which features a picture of Tim wearing an Iced Earth t-shirt) knows." More...
Nuclear Blast USA Recording artist and death metal act Arsis is confirmed to appear at the Indianapolis Metal Fest II on September 26th and 27.
Arsis joins label mates Dew-Scented, Threat Signal, and Bleed the Sky for their first-ever appearance at what's being touted as the "fastest growing celebration of all things metal." In its second year, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is setting itself apart from other metal festivals by highlighting diverse bands from all metal genres.
2008 has proved to be busy and successful for the Virginia-based Arsis, which is arriving in Indianapolis fresh off their summer "Trash and Burn Tour" with Misery Signal, Darkest Hour, and Parkway Drive and will hit the road again in November on the "European MetalFest Tour" with Morbid Angel and Kataklysm through the end of the year. Arsis is performing and touring with material from their latest Nuclear Blast Release, "We are the Nightmare."
Joining Arsis, Dew-Scented, Threat Signal, and Bleed the Sky at the Indianapolis Metal Fest II will be national bands Kittie, Divine Heresy, Mustasch, The Absence, Ekotren, Woe of Tyrants, Demiricous, Shadowside (Brazil), Level-C, Wykked Wytch, Obszon Geschopf (France), Green Jelly, Into Eternity, Daylight Dies, Destrophy, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gates of Slumber, Gigan, Black Chapel, and a number of hand-picked artists and regional favorites.
The show will take place at Madame Walker Theater, located at 617 Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis. Two-day tickets are $30 in advance/$40 at the door. Tickets are available at indianapolismetalfest.com, www.myspace.com/indymetalfest or by phone at (888) 690-9875.
Tickets are also available locally at select retails locations listed below. More...
DEATHRIDERS has posted a second new song, "Riders Of The Apocalypse," available for streaming on MySpace.
DEATHRIDERS new album "Back With A Vengeance" is currently being recorded and mixed by Ken Orth at Alpine Sound in Mesa, Arizona. "Riders Of The Apocalypse," which is a rough mix, is a new song from DEATHRIDERS forthcoming album "Back With A Vengeance." All Words and Music by Neil Turbin. DEATHRIDERS have already been performing the song live at festivals and concerts in Europe, Japan and the US. "Riders Of The Apocalypse" features the Swedish guitarist Jonas Hornqvist of the band Treasure Land in collaboration with DEATHRIDERS which also features DEATHRIDERS guitarists Dave Watson and Mike Guerrero. More...