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Below is our complete Artizan 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.
Founded by drummer Ty Tammeus in 2008, Artizan crafts powerful, traditional metal characterized by dynamic arrangements and soaring melodies.
The band has released three albums via German record label Pure Steel Records, all produced by Jim Morris: "Curse of the Artizan" in 2011, "Ancestral Energy" in 2013 with guest vocalist Matt Barlow (Iced Earth), and "The Furthest Reaches" from 2015.
Artizan is currently working on a fourth album slated for a mid-2017 release as the band now inks a deal with Alpha Omega Management. Jim Morris is expected to be at the helm as producer again. More...
Florida melodic metal act Artizan is streaming a new track titled "Supernova" taken from the upcoming third studio release "The Furthest Reaches". The album is set to drop on April 24th via Pure Steel Records.
Check ot now the track "Supernova" below.
Florida melodic metal act Artizan has revealed the details for upcoming third studio release "The Furthest Reaches." The album is set to drop on April 24th via Pure Steel Records.
"The Furthest Reaches" is an epic sci-fi concept album about the return of an alien race to Earth after a distress signal was sent into space. The melodic masterpiece contains all the elements that are known from Artizan.
Guest vocalist for the album include: Matt Barlow (ex-Iced Earth, Ashes of Ares) and Sabrina Cruz (Seven Kingdoms).
The band tapped legendary producer Jim Morris (Iced Earth, Crimson Glory, Jag Panzer) with his magical skills for sound experience of the highest quality. The album will be available as both a standard and limited edition CD with different cover artworks. The limited edition contains the bonus track "Come Sail Away."
The track list for the album is:
1. Coming Of Age
2. Summon the Gods
3. Hopeful Eyes
4. The Furthest Reaches
5. The Cleansing
6. Wardens of the New World
7. Heed The Warning
10. Into The Sun
11. Come Sail Away (Limited Edition Bonus Track) More...
Florida's Artizan posted the first in a series of studio reports for the upcoming new release "The Furthest Reaches." The band is recording the album at Eclipse Studios with famed producer Jim Morris.
"The Furthest Reaches" is the third full length album and is a rock opera/conceptial release. It is due to drop on April 24th. Check out the clip here:
U.S. prog/power metal band Artizan has launched an IndieGogo crowd funding campaign for upcoming intergalactic rock opera album "The Furthest Reaches."
See all the perks for contributing and get full details at this location.
"The Further Reaches" will be released on CD and vinyl in April of 2015 at the Keep It True festival, while all contributors will receive a digital copy of the new album three days before the worldwide release.
Tom Braden - vocals
Ty Tammeus - drums
Shamus McConney - guitars
Jon Jennings - bass More...
Florida-based melodic metal band Artizan will enter the studio in September, once again with producer Jim Morris (Iced Earth, Crimson Glory, Death).
This will be the band's first fully realized concept album featuring a sci-fi theme. Fans can expect all of the musical elements that Artizan is known for: melodic heavy metal with dynamic, progressive passages and some serious hooks. The story will take the listener on an emotional journey of hope, struggle, adventure and discovery.
Artizan also announced that the band will be offering two versions of the physical release: a standard CD with artwork by Marc Sasso (Dio, Halford) who illustrated the first Artizan album "Curse of the Artizan" (reviewed here) and a special limited edition featuring the work of Berlin based artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Hatebreed).
Eliran created the art for the current Artizan release "Ancestral Energy." The fans will essentially have a choice of how they can experience the visual representation of the new album. An extensive Indiegogo campaign is expected to launch in July giving exclusive access to both versions.
Florida melodic metal outfit Artizan has announced a follow-up to "Ancestral Energy" will be coming next year. The band comments:
"Artizan is pleased to announce that we will be releasing our first concept album in the first half of 2015.
"This will feature a fully realized sci-fi story, inspired by the likes of Arthur C. Clarke, Carl Sagan and the classic album 'Operation: Mindcrime.' 'Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.' - Carl Sagan." More...
Artizan will be joining Fates Warning for the second leg of the band's U.S. tour kicking off December 3rd.
Artizan will be performing in support of latest album "Ancestral Energy" and you can catch the band live with Fates Warning on these dates:
TU 03.12.2013 Houston, TX - Scout Bar
WE 04.12.2013 San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
TH 05.12.2013 Dallas, TX - Trees
SA 07.12.2013 Tempe, AZ - Club Red
SU 08.12.2013 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
TU 10.12.2013 Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky
WE 11.12.2013 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
FR 13.12.2013 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
SA 14.12.2013 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
The U.S. progressive metal pioneers in Fates Warning are gearing up to head out on their North American headline tour, kicking off tomorrow in Joliet, IL.
The tour will hit 23 North American cities, and will come to a close in Seattle, WA on December 14th. Support will be split between two halves of the tour, and will come from Halcyon Way and Artizan. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
On October 1st, Fates Warning released a first new album in over nine years, "Darkness In A Different Light," via InsideOutMusic. More...
Halcyon Way and Artizan announced through Intromental management that both bands will provide direct support to Fates Warning on the upcoming North American Tour. Fates Warning is releasing its new album "Darkness In a Different Light" on September 30th (EU) and October 1st (North America) via InsideOutMusic. Halcyon Way has an upcoming release "Conquer," the release date of which has not been revealed as of yet. Artizan just released its latest album "Ancestral Energy" back in May via Pure Steel Records.
The following dates will feature Fates Warning with Halcyon Way:
Nov. 15 -- Joliet, IL -- Mojoe's
Nov. 16 -- Detroit, MI -- Harpos
Nov. 17 -- Louisville, KY -- Diamond Pub & Billiards
Nov. 18 -- Cleveland, OH -- Peabody's
Nov. 20 -- Toronto, ONT -- Mod Club
Nov. 21 -- Poughkeepsie, NY -- The Chance
Nov. 22 -- Hartford, CT -- Webster Theater
Nov. 23 -- New York, NY -- The Studio @ Webster Hall
Nov. 24 -- Clifton, NJ -- Dingbatz
Nov. 26 -- Amityville, NY -- Revolution
Nov. 27 -- Lancaster, PA -- Chameleon Club
Nov. 30 -- Spartanburg, SC -- Ground Zero
Dec. 1 -- Atlanta, GA -- Masquerade
The following dates will feature Fates Warning with Artizan:
Dec. 3 -- Houston, TX -- Scout Bar
Dec. 4 -- San Antonio, TX -- Backstage Live
Dec. 5 -- Dallas, TX -- Trees
Dec. 7 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Rocky Point Cantina
Dec. 8 -- San Diego, CA -- Brick By Brick
Dec. 10 -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Whisky
Dec. 11 -- San Francisco, CA -- DNA Lounge
Dec. 13 -- Portland, OR -- Hawthorne Theater
Dec. 14 -- Seatlle, WA -- Studio Seven
Artizan has posted behind the scenes footage online from the making of new music video for "The Guardian." Check it out below.
"The Guardian" comes off the band's "Ancestral Energy" full-length album, which is still available for streaming online in its entirety at this location.
A new lyric video for "I Am The Storm" is available online, which comes off Artizan's new album "Ancestral Energy," released earlier this month via Pure Steel Records. Check out the clip below, or you can also stream the entire album at this location.
Jacksonville Florida's melodic metal quartet Artizan will release sophomore effort "Ancestral Energy" this coming May 10th via Pure Steel Records.
Today the band has teamed up with GuitarWorld.com for a full stream of "Ancestral Energy." Check out the album in its entirety here or via the player below. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Founded in 2008 by drummer Ty Tammeus, Artizan have established themselves as one of the premier acts in their genre. Although they have created a truly unique sound for themselves, many comparisons to classic Iron Maiden, Queensryche and Fates Warning have been made. Clean, multi-octave vocals, classic riffing, spirited melodies and a touch of progressive elements are woven into the seven tracks on the new album. Matt Barlow (Ex-Iced Earth) is a special guest on the epic 10 minute title track. The album illustration was created by Berlin based artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Evile, Hatebreed, Atheist, Sigh)." More...
It's a new month and time for some new metal! Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida comes melodic metal act Artizan, which is gearing up to release a sophomore album next week.
The "Ancestral Energy" album will feature a guest appearance by none other than Matt Barlow on the title track, and is due out through Pure Steel Records on May 10th, 2013.
In anticipation of this release, we can now offer you a taste of the album through opening track "I Am The Storm." Give the song a listen in the player below (it may take a moment to load after hitting "play") and let us know what you think of the track in the comments section.
The full "Ancestral Energy" track listing is:
1. I am the Storm
2. The Raven Queen
3. The Guardian
4. The Death of Me (streaming here)
5. Deep Ocean Dreams
6. You can’t take the Metal
7. Ancestral Energy
Additional info on the band can be found at Facebook. Artizan consists of:
Ty Tammeus (Drums)
Tom Braden (Vocals)
Shamus Mcconney (Guitar)
Jon Jennings (Bass)
Florida's Artizan, featuring Ex-Leviathan vocalist Tom Braden, will issue its sophomore release "Ancestral Energy" through Pure Steel Records on May 10, 2013. The album was mixed and mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound Studios in Tampa. The album features a guest vocal appears from Matt Barlow (Ashes Of Ares/ex-Iced Earth). Check out the preview clip below.
The track list and album art are:
Artizan has posted a new song titled "The Death of Me" online, which can be heard below. Special artwork exclusively created for the song by artist Marc Sasso is featured throughout the video. The new Artizan album "Ancestral Energy" will be available this coming April 2013 via Pure Steel Records.
U.S. melodic metal act Artizan is currently in the process of recording a new album and follow-up to the 2011's "Curse of the Artizan." The band recently announced that none other than Matt Barlow (ex-Iced Earth) has arrived at the studio to appear as a guest musician on the album.
Further details on the new album will be announced as they are made available, and you can follow the recording process at the band's Facebook profile. A photo of Barrlow and Artizan drummer Ty Tammeus is also available below. More...
Creation's End is preparing to kick off the next leg of the band's live appearances next week, this time in the form of the first "Uniting The Powers Of Metal" tour. The tour features Artizan, Seven Kingdoms, and Widow as well as Creation's End for a co-headlining six-date East Coast tour, where all four acts will trade headlining spots show-to-show.
The festivities officially kick off this Tuesday, August 16 at Manhattan's Sullivan Hall, with shows in North Carolina, Georgia and Florida to follow, including a special one-off headlining appearance by Adrenaline Mob -- featuring Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater) and Russell Allen (Symphony X) -- this Sunday at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia.
Dates are as follows:
8/16/2011 Sullivan Hall - New York, NY [tickets]
8/17/2011 Jaxx - Springfield, VA w/ Adrenaline Mob
8/18/2011 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
8/19/2011 The Local at Sidelines - Marietta, GA
8/20/2011 The Haven - Orlando, FL
8/21/2011 The Local 662 - St. Petersburg, FL
Creation's End features guitarists Rudy Albert (ex-Zandelle) and Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie Band), drummer Dario Rodriguez, vocalist Mike DiMeo (ex-Masterplan, ex-Riot) and bassist Joe Black (Chris Caffery, ex-Zandelle). The band is currently constructing a new album now, which will be released sometime in 2012.
American power metal act Artizan has posted its secondstudio video online, in an on-going series. You can view the video below:
American power metal act Artizan has posted its first studio video online, in an on-going series. You can view the video below: