December 30th, 2011 |
Canadian label War on Music Records will be issuing several albums by INTO ETERNITY for the first time ever on vinyl. Starting with Dead Or Dreaming (2001), Buried In Oblivion (2004), and with Scattering of the Ashes (2006) following soon after, these albums will be made available, each as a limited LP release starting early spring 2012.
Singer/guitarist Tim Roth had this to say: “Happy New Year! Things are getting busy again for the band. Our drummer Bryan flies down on January 3 2012, so we’ll be putting in long days rehearsing old and new Into Eternity material. The new songs are coming along quite well and we’ll have 2 new songs finished and mixed in the upcoming weeks. So far five songs have been recorded (30 minutes) and we are looking forward to get working on the next batch of new Into Eternity songs.”
Into Eternity are among the acts confirmed for the 11th annual Manitoba Metalfest 2012, taking place February 24th – 25th at The Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The lineup is as follows:
Friday, February 24th: INTO ETERNITY, LEGION OF LIQUOR, SEVENTH SIN, ANNEX THEORY.
Saturday, February 25th: SUFFOCATION, UNTIMELY DEMISE, DISSOLUTION, HOARFROST, ALPHAKILL.
Further details to follow.
November 8th, 2011 |
As everybody already knows, our long time singer Stu Block has joined Iced Earth. We are very excited for him and he is killing it on tour in Europe right now!
In the meantime, we are still getting gig offers from promoters. This means, we are looking for a touring ONLY singer. It will not be an easy task to get someone like Stu, so it should be interesting to see who might be able to fill in!
To audition, we’re going to need to see a video of you singing an Into Eternity song. In addition, we’d like to hear you sing our new single “Sandstorm”. Justin can email you the (instrumental) version of “Sandstorm” to record vocals over. Join us on Facebook or at our website www.intoeternity.net
Contact us: intoeternityintoeternity.net
Good luck to everyone!
July 27th, 2011 |
We are proud to announce the release of “Sandstorm”, our first new material since 2008! We have it available on iTunes and intoeternity.bandcamp.com – we know it’s only one song, for now, but our new drummer Bryan Newbury, flew down on Sunday and we have been rehearsing more new material. We are going to enter the studio this weekend to record drums for 4 more songs – “The Fringes of Psychosis”, “Fukushima”, “Devoured by Sarcopenia” and an un-named acoustic song.
The new song features guest death vocals by Rob Doherty, and we think he did a killer job! We hope “Sandstorm” will tide you guys over until we release more songs throughout the year and into next year!
Also, we have a special package deal for “Sandstorm” coming any day now on www.realdealmerch.com including a Sandstorm T-Shirt (artwork by Mattias Norén). With the purchase of the shirt (for a limited time it will be only $12), you get a Tim Roth vocal mix, a Stu Block vocal mix, the normal version of the song, and an Instrumental mix.
“Sandstorm” was written the day the U.S.A. took out Osama Bin Laden, and is inspired by the events that transpired.
Last but not least, we have a great Facebook fan page going on – stop by and “like” it at facebook.com/intoeternityweb – and our brand new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/intoeternitytv- stop by and check out all kinds of studio footage of new material.
Thanks for all of the support everyone!
Keep it Metal!
July 18th, 2011 |
Tim Henderson at BraveWords was kind enough to let us preview our brand new song, “Sandstorm”. Tim has always supported our band and we thank him and the rest of the Brave Staff.
“Sandstorm” was written in May 2011 with our new drummer Bryan and it features the guest death vocals of Rob Doherty. This streaming version is just the bonus Tim Roth/Rob Doherty version. There is a Stu Block track as well.
The real version of “Sandstorm”, featuring Stu Block, Tim Roth and Rob Doherty, will be released on iTunes July 25 2011.
Thank you to the fans for all the positive energy. Keep it metal!
March 19th, 2011 |
Hey guys… Stu Block here!
Well, as the world now knows, I will be fronting the mighty Iced Earth!!
Some of you have asked about Into Eternity. I’m happy to report that I will be fulfilling all of the 2011 gigs for that great band. So no worries to loyal fans out there.
I have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be Iced Earth’s vocalist, and I need to embrace it 100%. As you can imagine, I can’t wait for the metal journey to begin!
Thx for your support.
See you all on the road soon!!!
Here’s the press release from Iced Earth:
Stu Block © Cortney Roth
In the wake of vocalist Matt Barlow’s retirement, dozens of demos and resumes flooded Iced Earth’s management team. But one name kept popping up – Into Eternity vocalist Stu Block, who has been named the new lead singer for Iced Earth.
According to 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.
After several phone conversations with the then-prospective Iced Earth vocalist, Schaffer asked his manager to e-mail Block several key Iced Earth songs, with the vocals stripped. Block went into his studio and recorded himself singing, then sent the files back to the team.
The result landed Block an intense two days at Schaffer’s studio where the two musicians hit it off.
“I felt a lot of chemistry between us, we knocked out a couple of great original pieces of music in no time” said Schaffer. “He’s very good at coming up with catchy melodies, and will help with lyrical duties as well. There’s no doubt Stu has an amazing vocal range and a lot of energy, but he also has the touring experience, which is a big plus for our plans of performing in all corners of the world.”
In addition, Schaffer said Block has what Iced Earth needs in a front man: “stage presence that includes high energy, passion, and focused rage.”
“Stu is charismatic and understands the depth and varying emotions in Iced Earth’s music,” said Schaffer. “So he will embody not only the emotion of our songs, but he will be able to perform them in a dynamic way. I believe fans are in for some incredible records and live shows in the coming years.”
New Iced Earth vocalist Stu Block concurs: “Iced Earth fans are wonderful, wonderful people,” he said. “The music is so passionate. So they’re passionate, and very loyal to the band. I am, too. I’m a huge fan of Iced Earth myself. So I share that same passion, and I will show it on stage. I think the fans are really going to dig it.”
Block continues: “It’s a huge honor to be doing this, to be part of this team,” he said. “It’s a dream come true, for sure.”
Schaffer is totally stoked. “This is a new beginning,” he said. “It’s game-on time. Iced Earth is going to record and tour like it never has before. The band is really amped-up and ready to hit the ground running in November.”
And to prove it, Iced Earth has released the European leg of a world tour that will take the band to countries it has never previously played. All told, the 2011-2012 Iced Earth world tour will be the largest the band has undertaken since its inception.
NOTE: Retired Iced Earth vocalist Matt Barlow will perform with the band on all summer festival dates. New vocalist Stu Block will take over from there, starting with the European leg of Iced Earth’s world tour.
» read more and see the tour dates on the official Iced Earth website
March 9th, 2011 |
Into Eternity with Bryan Newbury
Regina, Saskatchewan-based Canadian extreme progressive metallers INTO ETERNITY have announced the addition of drummer Bryan Newbury from Edmonton, Alberta. Newbury is known in the western Canadian metal scene as a member of Edmonton-based DEATH TOLL RISING.
INTO ETERNITY has been writing new material as a follow-up to the well-received 2008 Century Media release “The Incurable Tragedy”. Guitarist Tim Roth commented: “It is the coldest March in 90 years (-40 C), so I’m staying indoors and working on some new INTO ETERNITY music. 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. It helps us also that we have the organizational assistance of our lawyer, Eric Greif, to fall back on, which is cool considering DEATH was one of our main influences.”
INTO ETERNITY’s Canadian agent Zandra Productions has announced the following shows, the first for the band in two years:
Apr. 15 – Walkers, Saskatoon
Apr. 16 – The Exchange, Regina
May 12 – The Distillery, Calgary
May 14 – Pawn Shop, Edmonton
In other news, INTO ETERNITY will be playing the “Chuck Schuldiner Birthday Bash” on May 13 at The Distillery in Calgary, organized by REVEREND KILL’s Don Stenhouse and Greif, Schuldiner’s intellectual property lawyer and the former manager of DEATH. A charitable event benefitting the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, it features a 12 band line-up centering on Candlelight Records act DIVINITY, with guests such as former DEATH members Paul Masvidal, Sean Reinert and Chuck’s nephew Chris Steele, and raffled items donated by labels, publishers and artists.
February 6th, 2011 |
yes I’ve finally put a new website in place, based on the awesome WordPress!
And thanks to feedburner you can now subscribe to our news updates (or you can live bookmark our RSS feed)!
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May 4th, 2009 |
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,
December 31st, 2008 |
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.
I want to wish the band, management, label and the fans a Happy New Year in 2009. Thanks to everyone for all the continued support during these crazy times. There are a few shows being booked in 2009, so we’ll see you all again soon. Keep it metal!
PS Here are some cool albums that I have been digging in 2008.
1. Yngwie Malmsteen- Perpetual Flame
2. Guns N Roses- The Chinese Democracy
3. Cynic- Traced In Air
4. Opeth- Watershed
5. Dragonforce- Ultrabeatdown
6. Testament- Formation Of Damnation
7. Metallica- Death Magnetic
8. Warral Dane- Praises To The Warmachine
9. Trivium- Shogun
10. Zero Hour- Dark Deciever
11. Kataklysm- Prevail
12. Judas Priest- Nostradomus
13. Buckcherry- Black Butterfly