The Way Of Purity
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The Way of Purity has checked in with the following announcement about changing styles and recruiting a new vocalist:
"It's time to explain you all how the new album is progressing. First, we finally had the chance to change TWOP's vocal imprint, thanx to Marja's departure, from scream/growl to melodic and powerful real singing.
"Soon we will introduce the singer that is working with us to develop such great ideas and melodies on the new songs. As a musical project we were fed up with screams and we really wanted to create something more emotional for this new effort. Like in a war, soldiers come and go, live or die but the war... the war is what really matters.
"Furthermore the new songs have finally reached the dose of 'new wave' influences that we always wanted. The use of more electronic patterns, together with a massive amount of classical orchestrations and dreamy ambiences have pushed us in a new exciting creative mood.
"The record will be heavy and absolutely epic in its unique way, but honestly, we don't know if we could call it metal, electronic rock, industrial whatever or epictronic... we just don't care. We don't belong to a scene, we are not metal, we are not whatever you think we are... we are just a real and solid message since we exist."
The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for this year's edition:
"Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce a whole batch of new additions for all three stages. There’s only seven weeks left to the most metal weekend of the year!! Have you got your tickets yet?!
"Opening Friday’s main stage, and fresh off the back of the release of ‘IV’, their first album in ten years, are British post metallers, Earthzone 9. The band are stoked to find their way to Catton Park’s hallowed ground, commenting 'Earthtone 9 have never played Bloodstock, so we could not be more excited! It's one of our only gigs this year, so we are truly going to make the most of it. There may well be some drinking!' You can pick up a free download of their single, ‘Horizon’s End’ at this location.
"On Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage, Sacred Mother Tongue get added. Having received huge plaudits for their second album, ‘Out of the Darkness’, and live shows, the Northampton based band are building quite the name for themselves. Check out the video for ‘A Light Will Shine’, here. More...
After 2 years of absence from touring, The Way Of Purity will be back on the road in Europe with Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation, and Decrepit Birth and will also perform a U.K. headline tour. The group will present new album “Equate” live during April and May with a new and intense live set and performance.
Bass player “without name” stated: ”After the last tour with Gorgoroth we have been struggling to find a new balance in our project as we changed our singer and our sound developed in a more complex entity with computer / synths / effects / spoken parts / intros … Everything needed to be tested really hard to make sure that we will be able to blow the audience away at this time …The set will be continuous, non-stop with real high picks of emotion, I promise. We are ready now.”
Singer Marja Panic also stated: ”We started writing our new album with our Russian friend Stielas Storhett and our producer Jonathan Mazzeo… After this quite big work we felt that we wanted to give the final emotional touch with massive and continuous orchestrations so we asked Marianna Alfieri, known for being guitar player on Kirlian Camera, to work with us at that stage. She made such intense, passionate and incredibly tragic compositions to enhance our ideas.
"Now we are ready to fly to Romania to produce the vocals with Ageru Pamantului, former singer in Negura Bunget. After this last process we will enter Realsound and mathlab Studios in Italy to record the whole project. We still have to ask Christian Donldson if he wants to mix this album but we have time during the tour, I am quite sure that we will be able to work with him again.” More...
Re-Armed has checked in with the following update about joining Cryptopsy on upcoming European tour dates:
"We proudly announce that Re-Armed has been attached to UK tour with Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation & Decrepith Birth! Aaaand, ATTENTION Netherlands! The tournee will end to Netherland's Neurotic Death Fest on May 5th 2013! Here are the upcoming tour dates and poster."
01.05 - Cardiff (UK) "Bogiez"
02.05 - Glasgow (UK) "Audio"
03.05 - Dublin (Ire) "the Pint"
04.05 - London (UK) "Underworld"
05.05 - Tilburg (Hol) "Neurotic Death Fest" More...
Animal rights activism band The Way of Purity has issued the following announcement about splitting with vocalist Tiril Skardal:
"After one and a half years of profitable cooperation with Norwegian artist Tiril Skardal, both The Way Of Purity and the singer decided to part ways. The split has been amicable and it's only due to different goals and directions in respective artistic visions. Our new singer Marja Panic already started working on the new songs and will be part of the creation of TWOP's third album including the promotion of 'Equate' as well."
Bass player xWithout Namex added, "We had great time with Tiril and we thank her for the great job that she has done for The Way Of Purity. We wish her the best for her artistic career, but now we have to turn page and go ahead with our new singer Marja Panic." More...
The Way of Purity, which recently cancelled North American tour dates with Negura Bunget, will be releasing the band's second album "Equate" on April 17th. Wormholedeath Records commented:
"There are few bands with a common purpose beyond that of the music they create, who ardently stick to that purpose, thus transcending the vagaries of the often soulless music industry and becoming a genuine force for change. Animal Liberation Front supporters THE WAY OF PURITY are one such band though, and with the North American release of their sophomore album ‘Equate’ on 17 April 2012, via the new non-profit record label Revolution Harmony, they will take one more small step for man and one more giant leap for animal-kind. ‘Equate’ features ten new tracks of brutally blackened and detuned metalcore with synth flourishes, married with empoweringly empathetic lyrics, all trapped in a vicious bass-laden analogue recording. The album was produced, arranged, recorded and edited by Jonathan Mazzeo at Math Lab Recordings, mixed by Wahoomi Corvi at Realsound Studio, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studio."
“Always walk on the path of integrity and never act like a normal band, that has always been our promise to ourselves” The Way Of Purity affirms. “Our partners must fight to push our message and mission without ulterior motives, and this is exactly why we have joined forces with Revolution Harmony. When we found out about Ray Holroyd’s non-profit record label, we fell in love with his vision, and with his support we can fulfil our dreams of helping animal and earth protection organizations. This is just the beginning… the revolution starts now!” More...
The Way of Purity has checked in with the following announcement about canceling upcoming North American tour dates:
"Due to unforeseen visa issues, The Way Of Purity have been forced to cancel their previously scheduled dates in USA and Canada next month with Negura Bunget.
"We are really sorry and we really want to apologize for this bad new. You all can easily image why our applications have been rejected. Animal rights activists are always blacklisted and labeled as criminals or terrorists… You can easily come to your own conclusion.
"We sincerely apologize to the American and Canadian followers of The Way Of Purity who wanted to witness our message live for the first time. Just a few words to thank the other bands and Archaic North Entertainment. Our war will not end here, it actually got empowered but this shameful event.
"n a few days The Way Of Purity will announce the North American release of their massive new album 'Equate' and some other good news."
Negura Bunget has issued the following announcement about the upcoming "Transilvanian Legacy" North American tour:
"After 36 dates in Europe, 2012 brings new powers to Negura Bunget's 15th anniversary tour. It is now time to conquer new places. We can announce that 33 dates of the Transilvanian Legacy Tour - US an Canada are now confirmed. This one is going to be epic!
"The band is working with US artist David Richardson for some unique stage elements to be used throughout the US tour. Some elegant anniversary merchandise has been produced. Visit this location for details."
Dates for the trek, which also features Eclipse Eternal, Wolven Ancestry, and The Way of Purity are as follows: More...
Animal rights activist band The Way of Purity has updated the band's North American tour schedule. For more details on The Way of Purity, head over to the band's official website.
The complete list of upcoming tour dates is as follows:
20.04.'12 - Brooklyn, NY (USA) / Cameo Gallery
21.04.'12 - Montreal, QC (CAN) / The Katacombs
22.04.'12 - Quebec, QC (CAN) / L'Agitee
23.04.'12 - Halifax, NS (CAN) / Busstop Theatre
24.04.'12 - Montcon, NB (CAN) / The Manhattan
26.04.'12 - Ottawa, ON (CAN) / Maveriks
27.04.'12 - Toronto, ON (CAN) / Hard Luck Bar
28.04.'12 - Detroit, MI (USA) / The Token Lounge
29.04.'12 - Chicago, IL (USA) / Reggie's Rock Club
30.04.'12 - St. Paul, MN (USA) / Station 4
02.05.'12 - Calgary, AB (CAN) / The Distillery
03.05.'12 - Edmonton, AB (CAN) / The Pawn Shop
04.05.'12 - Kamloops, BC (CAN) / Pogue Mahones Pub
05.05.'12 - Vancouver, BC (CAN) / Rickshaw Theatre
06.05.'12 - Seattle, WA (USA) / El Corazon
07.05.'12 - Portland, OR (USA) / Hawthorne Theatre
08.05.'12 - San Francisco, CA (USA) / Thee Parkside
12.05.'12 - San Diego, CA (USA) / The Ruby Room
16.05.'12 - Albuquerque, NM (USA) / Launchpad Rocks
18.05.'12 - Arlington, TX (USA) / The Ranch
19.05.'12 - San Antonio, TX (USA) / Bonds 007 Rock Bar
20.05.'12 - Houston, TX (USA) / The White Swan
21.05.'12 - New Orleans, LA (USA) / Siberia
22.05.12 - Tampa, FL (USA) / The Brass Mug
24.05.'12 - Charlotte, NC (USA) / Tremont Music Hall
25.05.'12 - Baltimore, MD (USA) / Maryland Deathfest
26.05.'12 - Poughkeepsie, NY (USA) / The Loft
27.05.'12 - Worcester, MA (USA) / Ralphs Diner More...
The Way of Purity has issued the following update about completing the mixing process for the new "Equate album:
"The mixing process has been completed at RealSound Studio and we are now ready for the mastering at Finnvox in Finland.
"Our new album 'Equate' is almost ready together with the mighty artwork created by Machine Room Design."
You can also check out the band's recently posted preview song "Artwork of Nature" by heading over to this location.
The Way of Purity has posted a new song online titled "Artwork of Nature," which can be heard below. The band also commented:
"Just visit our new page to preview 'Artwork Of Nature' from the upcoming new album 'Equate.'
The Way of Purity has issued the following update about the progress of the band's new full-length album:
"Announcement: the album is being mixed now but the first song is ready and mastered for your pleasure. The cover artwork is ready as well.
"Just give us this week end to work on the band-photos and we'll post everything online. Talk to you next week for the announcement of the great day."
The Way of Purity will also be touring with Negura Bunget next year. Full details on the run are available at this location.
Romanian progressive black metal band Negura Bunget announced its first full length tour of North America in what is dubbed the "Transilvanian Legacy Tour 2012." Supporting acts are Eclipse Eternal, Wolven Ancestry and The Way of Purity.
Confirmed dates and cities for the tour (venues to be announced) are:
Transilvanian Legacy Tour 2012 - US & Canada
Negura Bunget w/ Eclipse Eternal, Wolven Ancestry, The Way of Purity
04/20/2012 - New York (USA)
04/21/2012 - Montreal (CAN)
04/22/2012 - Quebec (CAN)
04/23/2012 - Halifax (CAN)
04/24/2012 - Montcon (CAN)
04/26/2012 - Ottawa (CAN)
04/27/2012 - Toronto (CAN)
04/28/2012 - Detroit (USA)
04/29/2012 - Chicago (USA)
04/30/2012 - St. Paul (USA)
05/02/2012 - Calgary (CAN)
05/03/2012 - Edmonton (CAN)
05/04/2012 - Kamloops (CAN)
05/05/2012 - Vancouver (CAN)
05/06/2012 - Seattle (USA)
05/07/2012 - Portland (USA)
05/08/2012 - San Francisco (USA)
05/09/2012 - Anaheim (USA)
05/11/2012 - Los Angeles (USA)
05/12/2012 - San Diego (USA)
05/13/2012 - Mesa (USA)
05/16/2012 - Albuquerque (USA)
05/17/2012 - Tempe (USA)
05/18/2012 - Dallas (USA)
05/19/2012 - San Antonio (USA)
05/20/2012 - Houston (USA)
05/21/2012 - New Orleans (USA)
05/22/2012 - Tampa (USA)
05/23/2012 - Atlanta (USA)
05/24/2012 - Charlotte (USA)
05/25/2012 - Baltimore (USA) - Maryland Deathfest
05/26/2012 - New York (USA)
05/27/2012 - Boston (USA)
The Way of Purity has checked in with the following statement about gearing up to record a second album:
"The promotion of our debut album 'Crosscore' is over. Recordings of new album start next week. On friday we will play at OST Mountain Fest in Romania and the promotion of our debut album will be over. Straight after that we will enter the studio to record our second chapter.
"We got such unbelivable feedback since we started this project and we want to thank you all. Keep fighting for animals and nature with us. Subconsciously you may equate and become fearless."
The band has also previously announced the new album will be titled "Equate," and recordings are set to start on July 25th, 2011. More details on The Way of Purity's upcoming album will be announced as they are released.
The Way of Purity has issued the following update about recording "Equate," the band's second full-length album:
"On July the 25th we will start recording our new album between Europe and USA. Our second chapter will be titled 'Equate' and will feature 11 new songs (2 bonus tracks will be added on the Japanese version). We truly believe that this very long and complex songwriting process has lead us to a new vision of our music, due to both introduction of massive melodic parts and claustrophobic explosions of violence and darkness.
"The extreme mix of DoomCore and New Wave is the key to understand 'Equate' and everyone not looking far will fail. Depressive moods are created to succumb in front of the violence of reaction: every song structure is meant to have this further signification. A big work has been done on lyrics too and our message is becoming even more effective day by day. Number '11' in the cover artwork represents 1 against 1 so animal against human, the album is titled 'Equate.'
"The Anti-Human symbols come from a long study and have been transmitted to us by the powers of nature. We will not issue any further press release until the album will be ready since song titles, artwork, release dates, cooperations will be revealed directly with the first song preview around October. A studio diary will be updated on our facebook and youtube pages. We will be on tour in UK from October the 15th to October the 31st."
The Way Of Purity has posted a new song, entitled "Keep Dreaming," on their MySpace page. The song is off the band's upcoming EP, "Biteback," and will also be featured on Terrorizer Magazine (UK) and Nocture Magazine (Serbia) CDs. For now, you can check out the song on the band's MySpace player.
The Way of Purity has announced Norwegian artist Tiril Skardal has joined the band as a new vocalist. Tiril will be recording with the band in December for an upcoming EP. Afterward, The Way of Purity will leave on tour again to complete the promotion of the "Crosscore" album and will hit the studio again in August to record a new full-length album. You can also check out The Way of Purity's music via the band's official MySpace profile.
Self-described "unconventional doom/grindcore" band The Way Of Purity has signed to Worm Hole Death for the release of their debut album titled "Crosscore." The album is currently being mixed by Chris Donaldson (The Agonist, Cryptopsy) right now.
The band stated: "The Way Of Purity doesn't show off with smart or cool band members. No names, no fancy photos, no effigy, no trendy musical influences and no nationality. No compromise, no way to talk or get to know us - we are the fucking NOTHING.
"Most militant bands in the past reached a superior level of strength through their message and faith. The Way Of Purity is different. The message about God intended as nature (animals and the perfection of their creation) is our faith, but the power for The Way Of Purity is a high level of inspiration, self control, and correction of human errors through the inspiration of the animal perfection.
"We are the hand of God, we're here to bring the animals' message to liars, weak individuals, prostitutes, drug addicts, nymphomaniacs and many more. We are not an organisation, we are just a potential event in every animal's life. The Way Of Purity is inspired by a blind and extremely dark dimension where Christ and Satan, evil and good, are the same. This ultraviolent dimension takes shape in the music. The voices we hear everyday are our nightmares and dreams. These voices asked us to change things, giving us the chance of salvation by becoming the hand of God and finding the real way of purity.
"Welcome to the precarious balance and the ancient code of the Way of Purity, that might hold the key to salvation..."
Check out some of their music on the band's MySpace page.