Into Eternity Post New Album, "The Incurable Tragedy," Demo Online
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Canadian progressive death metallers, Into Eternity, issue the following update:
”Things are going great on our small headlining tour to the East coast, where we meet up with Epica and Symphony X. The Winnipeg show and the St.Paul gig were the 2 best so far, but we have met many cool people at all the venues. We had a blown tire on the RV already and customs held us for 3 hours at the border, while they put the RV in a parking garage and put us in a small, white brick waiting room. Our band can survive anything and we have made every show regardless. Nothing will stop this machine! The RV just made it to Des Moines yesterday and the highway was shut down due to a blizzard and car accidents! We were stuck on the interstate in a blizzard behind a mile of non moving traffic. Of course we still made the gig and had a cool show!”
”Today (I'm writing the 1st) is April Fools Day, so Stu and Troy woke up our tour manager KAT in her hotel room and told her the RV was broken into...ha! I'm sure she is really hating our guts already. We might have to make a post on Blabbermouth soon for a new tour manger!”
”Thanks to all of our killer die hard fans that have been coming out to support us. You all rule!”
"The Incurable Tragedy" marks Into Eternity's first concept album, which was inspired by the deaths of Roth's two best friends, brothers who succumbed to cancer within two months of one another. To make matters worse, when the band began demoing new material shortly after the completion of the Scattering tour -- a star-making year of shows that saw the band perform alongside such internationally renowned acts as Dream Theater, Lamb of God, Megadeth, Opeth, Arch Enemy, The Haunted and Dark Tranquillity -- Roth's father was diagnosed with cancer as well. Showing no mercy, the disease claimed his life last year, just 10 days before Christmas.
Roth channeled his emotions into a moving and riveting album, due out on Century Media Records this summer. This spring, however, the band will take a break from the studio to tour throughout North America with like-minded progressive metal shredders Symphony X. That trek will be followed by the band's first tour of Japan, where they will perform alongside At The Gates, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mayhem and Pig Destroyer at the prestigious "Extreme The Dojo" festivals.
To tide fans over until the release of "The Incurable Tragedy", the band has posted on their MySpace an unmastered rough mix of a brand new song, "'Diagnosis Terminal", which they will perform live at each of their spring concerts.
"'Diagnosis Terminal" is one of the heaviest songs on the new record," Roth says. "The song started with a chorus I had written. Justin (Bender, guitars) then sent me a MP3 demo of a few killer riffs he had, and the song was born. The key I had my chorus in didn't match the pitch of his new riffs, so that's how we came up with the idea of having the same chorus, but in two different keys. I think it sounds clever now, but it was actually just a mistake!”
"The whole song has some wacked-out time changes, but we tried to make it all sound as smooth as we could," he continues. "It's tough to make off-time riffs sound natural, but that is the fun of playing in a progressive metal band. I really enjoy the interlude in the middle and the end of the song. On the new record, we have a few riffs in 9/8 and the main solo in "'Diagnosis" is a good example of that.”
"After we finished up the music, Stu (Block, vocals) came in and wrote all the melodies and lyrics, and the song "'Diagnosis Terminal" was born. The whole band was involved in this song, and I'm really happy with the way it all turned out."
Upcoming tour dates can be found here.
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