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04/19 Manitoba Metalfest (MB)
04/20 Regina (SK)

August 23rd, 2008 | Comments are closed

New song on MySpace, Troy checks in from Summer Slaughter

Century Media 08/21 pressrelease:

Canadian progressive metal titans Into Eternity are in the midst of an extremely successful run as part of Summer Slaughter Canada, which also features Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Beneath The Massacre and Whitechapel. This trek marked the kick off of their worldwide touring cycle for their much anticipated fifth full-length “The Incurable Tragedy”, which is slated for a Sept. 2nd release in North America, Europe on Aug. 25th and Japan on Aug. 27th. Look for the group to embark on a massive North American tour with the Matt Barlow-fronted Iced Earth this fall.

Into Eternity just posted the riveting new track “Time Immemorial” on their MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/officialintoeternity, so head over now to check it out. The band recently shot a new video for the track with acclaimed director Craig Bernard (Theory Of A Deadman). Expect the clip to premiere next month.

Troy Bleich (bass) further comments, “This tour has just started and already the chaos has begun! We left Regina in a clusterfuck and managed to only leave behind one wallet and a Blackberry! We were lucky enough to realize this two hours in on our 37-hour death-trek to Montreal, but luckily, we’re heading back that way in a few days, so we’ll be up to full power in no time.

“We ended up making it to Montreal just in time for our video shoot for “Time Immemorial”. The location was awesome, as it was apparently a haunted house. Didn’t see any ghosts, though. That would’ve been cool, as it might have filled in the 13 hours of time spent waiting for Stu’s acting career to take flight! In all seriousness, it was a very cool experience and I think the video is going to be awesome. Thanks to the director Craig and the rest of the crew for making it a time that was truly…immemorial.

After that, we headed off to the first show of the Summer Slaughter Tour in Quebec City. Regardless of the insanity of nine different bands with too much gear, the show went off with out a hitch and I think everyone had a killer time. Thanks to all our fans that came out and showed support! It’s already apparent that all the bands are wicked cool and that this will be a killer tour. We’re looking forward to the rest of the shows.”

“The Incurable Tragedy” is the first Into Eternity album to feature Justin Bender (guitars) and Steve Bolognese (drums), who came aboard shortly after the group finished Gigantour ‘06. The album can be pre-ordered now for $10 at http://www.cmdistro.com

August 10th, 2008 | Comments are closed

Leaving for the Canadian tour

Hello Everybody!

Today we are leaving on tour for the Summer Slaughter Canadian Tour. The band is from Canada, but we have never done a “proper” full Canadian tour, all the way across the country. The band is really excited to play some new venues and it will be our first time ever in Thunder Bay. It’s been 3 years since we played Calgary, Edmonton and Prince George, so we are interested to see how those gigs go. Playing out east in Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City is a great way to start this tour for us, because we always hit those cites on our US tours, so we hope to see our die hard friends there! The band is also pumped to play in Winnipeg, which is always killer and Regina, our hometown. The band has never come through town on a tour before, so this will be cool for us to chill at home for one day!

Vancouver will end this tour and it’s our singer Stu‘s original hometown. I remember last time we played there with The Haunted, it was insane! It was our biggest merch night of that whole tour, so we are happy to come back. I hope those cafe’s are still open downtown and we’ll be heading to Scrape Records to spend some of our tour money I’m sure…ha!

See you all soon. Keep It metal!

TIM

July 17th, 2008 | Comments are closed

Redesigned website & myspace online!

Hello Everyone,

After a long bit of work, we can finally unveil the new design for our Myspace and our website. Thanks to Marlies Wobben for coming through, as always, creating the best site like she knows how to do! Thank You to Stephanie Shoulders for her great job on our Myspace page. We think the ladies did a great job on these redesigns for “The Incurable Tragedy” release. We always try to answer any inbox messages we get as well as our emails from fans. It’s very important to always listen to what the fans have to say.

The color green is the theme of the album. The new sites run with the green theme as well. Before Dave died, he got a killer green IE Icon tattoo on his forearm. Since then, fans from all over have got this same tattoo, but different colors of course. Dave and I had talked about this 5th release back in 2006 and we agreed to go with the color green and then he got his cool tattoo. Dave never got to see it all come to life, but here it is done today for you all to see.

The band will soon be starting rehearsals for our upcoming Summer Slaughter Canadian Tour. It’s been a while since we have done a brutal death metal tour, so we are pumped for this to happen in our home country. We have August, September and October to be fully on the road supporting the new album. The Iced Earth Tour is going to be the highlight of the year for us though I bet. The band is ready to head back out on the road and play these new songs for you people. We’ll see you all soon.

metal!

TIM

May 22nd, 2008 | Comments are closed

Looking back on the Japan trip / tour collage

Hello All!

The band is back home now in Canada (Steve lives in Boston) after another couple of successful tours. The Symphony X/Epica/Into Eternity US Tour was one of the best we have ever had. The US crowds are killer and we love playing south of our border! After the tour was over, we played a headlining gig and then a sold out show in Pittsburgh with Children Of Bodom. I have never seen such a brutal pit and stage diving! It was an insane crowd, so thanks to COB for letting us play the show with them. They are a great band.

Next up was a 25 hour plane ride to Osaka, Japan. A big hello to all of the crew and bands we played with on the Extreme The Dojo Vol.20! Also thank you to Toys Factory and Smash West for bringing us to Japan for the very first time. Some people were saying that the Japanese crowd would be more quiet than we were used to. The crowds we played for were great! They were chanting, starting pits and clapping before we even entered the stage. This is a tour that we will never forget. I could not believe how cool all the fans were. They would be waiting at the hotel lobby for pictures and autographs and some were at the bullet train as well! The band got treated like real professionals on that tour and we hope to come back for our new album “The Incurable Tragedy”. The Osaka show was great. I had no idea that the fans would know the words to our songs in every city, but I guess that is the power of the internet nowadays. In Nagoya we played in a shopping mall and at the top was a cool rock venue called Club Quattro. Playing Tokoyo was also a dream come true. We got there a day early, so half of the band went sightseeing, but Stu and I went to Toys Factory and did some interviews with some big Japan mags like Burrn, Eat and my favorite, Young Guitar! I remember as a kid ordering the Young Guitar Yngwie Malmsteen instructional VHS tapes. They changed my playing style from that day forward. Yngwie is my favorite guitar player of all time. I’m glad to see him on the cover of the new Guitar World as well. Shred guitar is finally back in!!

Thanks to all the fans who came out on all of our recent shows. Next up is Summer Slaughter in Canada. We’ll be back out soon. Keep it metal!!!

TIM

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May 6th, 2008 | Comments are closed

Highlights of the Symphony X tour

Hello everybody!

We just finished our last show w/ Symphony X and Epica and all we can say is that the tour was killer! Everyone from the bands to the crew were super cool. It truly was one of our best touring experiences we’ve had. We can’t express enough gratitude to the Symphony X guys for taking us out and allowing us to play to such a diverse and progressive crowd. We also were amazed to the extent of fans that came out as a result of our exposure with last years Gigantour and the amazing tour we had with Dream Theater.

There are too many highlights of this tour to fit into one update, but among the ones that stood out the most was hanging with Mike Portnoy in Philly. Mike took the time to come and say hello. Mike is a solid guy and we can’t thank him enough for his tireless support of Into Eternity. Next was Quebec city when we got a chance to hang w/ Jason from Symphony X for the first time. We won’t forget ever as we ended up stumbling into a bar, ordering drinks and pizza… and then realizing we were rocking a gay bar in Quebec…haha. All of Cali was amazing as well. We got a chance to hang w/ our label, party with our Ibanez reps and drink a few cold ones with Ray Alder (Fates Warning, Redemption) as well as Nick from Redemption. It’s been a while since we got to play Texas and we want to thank all the fans that came out and supported us out there. We were really hoping to run into ol’ George Dubbya or Pantera but unfortunately none of them made it, even though they were on the list! The Florida shows were great too with the highlight being St. Petersburg. They were cheering us on before we even hit the stage!

One of the most amazing things to happen though was being able to meet Shannon Hamm and Scott Clendenin of Death and Control Denied. We got a chance to sit down with Shannon Hamm and were captivated by the stories of the last years of Chuck, Death and the inside stories of Control Denied. It truly was a night we will never forget! The very last show was the insanity of West Virginia and Jaxx! The night included silly string, nerf darts and escalated to pounds of hot meat and cheese with healthy amounts of mayo, onstage sword fighting, the mad chugging of Tequila and a Symphony X set with guest vocals of Stuie B!

There are too many stories from this tour to put into one update. Thanks to all the fans and friends that came out to this tour and we’ll see you again after the new album drops!
Thank you to Symphony X, to the crew for being so awesome and treating us not like an opening band, but with respect and friendship.

Keep it Metal!

Tim

Cya in Japan!

April 27th, 2008 | Comments are closed

Summer Slaughter Canada announced!

On August 15th, Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Beneath The Massacre, Into
Eternity, Neuraxis, Whitechapel, Veil of Maya, Divinity and Common Grave
will join forces in Quebec to start SUMMER SLAUGHTER CANADA which is
expected to go throughout the country from East to West ending in
Vancouver tentatively on the 27th of August.

Cities and venues are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. For
more information, please visit www.myspace.com/summerslaughtercanada

April 16th, 2008 | Comments are closed

Hello from the road

Hello everybody!

We are almost halfway done our USA tour with Symphony X and Epica. This has been another very successful tour again for us! Every crowd is absolutely insane and a lot of the crowds have been chanting for an encore from us….ha. The band has been going on very early at most venues, so usually we are onstage at 6.30pm or 7pm.

Today we are in amazing Seattle. The crowds here always rule and it is an amazing city by the water. Today I got Romeo to teach me a few tricks. That guy is the next level type of shred player and he is a super nice guy. The new Symphony X is an amazing record. Everybody on this tour has been really cool, from the all the crew to all of the musicians.

After this tour ends we get to do a one off show with Children Of Bodom. It will be a special show with just the 2 bands. I have always wanted to play with them and hopefully I’ll be able to learn a few new guitar tricks as well! We are also excitied about our Japan dates that we have coming up. It’s going to be a killer year of supporting “The Incurable Tragedy”. Keep it metal!

Also I would like to give props to Madison Amps for hooking me up with a killer new rig and Ibanez guitars for hooking up Justin with his new axe!

TIM

April 2nd, 2008 | Comments are closed

Tour update / album details & new song posted!

leaving for the tour

Hello everyone,

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!

metal!

TIM

Century Media:

For proof that from great suffering comes great art, look no further than Into Eternity founding guitarist/principal songwriter Tim Roth. Much as he drew inspiration from his mother’s passing when writing the band’s critically acclaimed 2006 release, “The Scattering Of Ashes”, Roth again found the strength and resilience to turn negatives into positives on the “extreme progressive metal” band’s forthcoming release, “The Incurable Tragedy”.

Into Eternity‘s first concept album, “The Incurable Tragedy” 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 (www.myspace.com/officialintoeternity) an unmastered rough mix of a brand new song, “‘Diagnosis Terminal”, which they will perform live at each of their spring concerts. The track is classic Into Eternity, featuring a heavy groove, stop-on-a-dime time changes, reflective lyrics, a memorable chorus, a string-shredding solo, and vocals that range from guttural growls to soaring harmonies.

“‘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.”

More information on “The Incurable Tragedy” will be revealed at www.myspace.com/officialintoeternity and www.intoeternity.net in the coming weeks.

March 18th, 2008 | Comments are closed

Canada/USA/Japan tour

rehearsal

Hello everyone,

The band has been rehearsing at our sub-freezing jam spot for 2 weeks solid. We have no heat in the place, so we’re trying to rip scales with fingers that won’t move. If we can play these songs, in these temperatures, then we should just fine on a heated stage!

There are some Canadian and USA headlining shows coming up, so we want to be prepared. Also, we are throwing in a few old songs that have never been done before. One of the songs we haven’t played since 2001. Hopefully that will make our long time fans happy on this tour. I think we will also be testing 3 new tracks from our new unreleased album. We get to hang out with Sacrifice at the Winnipeg Metal Festival, so that is going to be a highlight of the year for me. Sacrifice was one of the first thrash shows that I ever went to as a 14 year old kid and that’s what inspired me to play metal.

So we’ll be headlining in Canada and out to the East Coast. We’ll hook up with the Symphony X Tour and tour the USA (a few Canadian shows too!). Then we’ll jump on a plane in Boston and tour in Japan!

I also want to say hello to all of our friends on myspace. We just passed the 30,000 mark! We should have a demo track up for everyone to hear in April!

We’ll see everybody out on the road soon!

Metal!

TIM

January 23rd, 2008 | Comments are closed

Demoing our new album

Hello everyone,

It’s a new year now and we are almost done all the music in demo form for our new album. Stu has actually come over to my house and belted out his first vocal for a new track. We are demoing on my computer, so my living room is now a studio.
The new songs are sounding really good and really heavy! We are hoping to get into the studio in mid-February.

I also am putting up some more live show dates, so check them out. We’ll be back on the road soon!

METAL!

TIM

PS Tickets for the Symphony X tour are still available through ENTER THE VAULT