Enterprise Earth Part Ways With Vocalist Dan Watson

Enterprise Earth have officially parted ways with vocalist Dan Watson. For now, Travis Worland (Aethere) will continue to fill in at upcoming live shows.

The band commented:

“Today, we announce that Dan Watson is no longer a part of Enterprise Earth

First, we would live to thank all of you for being patient with us while we have worked through this situation. It has not been an easy year and the time has not been right to say this. We have had to process a lot of emotional thoughts, feelings and conversations but it appears that fate is pulling us in different directions and we have all decided this course of action is the best for the band and Dan.

Quite simply, we must acknowledge that our time together has come to an end. We love him and wish him nothing but the best. We are all extremely proud and thankful for everything Dan has done in the past 8 years with EE. Our latest album ‘The Chosen‘ was the culmination of our work together and it would not have turned out the way it did without him.

Albeit an unexpected ending to the story, we still cherish every memory, song, performance, party, good and bad time, and all of the experiences we’ve shared. It has been quite the wild ride.

We strongly encourage you to support any and all of Dan‘s musical work going forward, including his other band Mire Lore who will have new material out soon. He is undoubtedly one of the most talented vocalists and of us have ever worked with and we hope an expect his creative fire to continue on.

Enterprise Earth still has much more to say. This band has evolved so much over its existence and we have adapted and overcome many obstacles. Nothing good in life comes easy and suffering and setbacks are part of the process but we will continue on as our story and work here is not over.

Being in a band is one the hardest, yet most rewarding, things we have done and working through our struggles we will become stronger. We will continue to have the strength to be the people and the band that we are supposed to be. As far as who will be handling vocal duties, if you have seen us or seen live pictures over the past 6-7 months then you know that Travis Worland has been filling in and has been doing an AMAZING job.

Dan‘s vocal shoes are not easy to fill but you’ve seen us perform with Travis then you know he is more than capable. He will continue to handle all live vocal duties until further notice. Stay tuned for an announcement regarding a permanent vocalist…

To quote Dan‘s final lyrics in ‘Overpass‘, ‘Death is only the beginning’. This is symbolic for Dan and us as we both move onto the next stages of our lives. Live is unexpected and change is inevitable, to fight it is futile. We must acknowledge and move with the ebb and flow.

Thank you all for, hopefully and finally, understanding where we’ve been with this. If you are upset, we understand and hope you come back around in time. Take care of one another out there’ we love you and and will see you soon”

Watson also issued his own statement:

“After over 8 years, I am no longer part of Enterprise Earth. I will not be on any tours or in any future material. It didn’t come to this because any of us wanted it to, but because the strings of destiny tugged us in different directions. I will always love the guys I shared the stage with and slept nut to butt within a sardine can on tour with and I will always support their future. Enterprise Earth was my everything the last 8 years.

I cherish the good and the bad from the experiences it brought me, the lessons it taught me through hardships and the incredible adventures it brought me on and most importantly, the opportunity to meet all of you. It was hard to see you all as fans because it felt more like family because you treated me as such on the road (most of you, haha) and really are responsible for me accidentally becoming a successful deathcore vocalist (successful as in, was able to manifest my dreams.) You guys pushed me and challenged me and picked me up when I was beat down. I’ll never forget that.

As for my future, things won’t be like what you are used to. They’ll be better.

‘Overpass’ was written about a premonition I had. I used my intuition and soul to write lyrics and I sometimes look to past works to find messages my higher self meant for me to discover later. To some that may sound like some crazy narcissistic guru shit, but I literally just let the songs write themselves after embodiment, I just wrote lyrics I needed to hear myself.

When I first had the premonition, I thought it meant the physical death of my body, I spent weeks just enjoying the people I love on a cellular level, trying to memorize every characteristic of their being as if I could somehow take something with me. Living life like it could be the last moment is how life should be. I think we should all live like that and treat each other like that as we fly through space on a rock into the eternal void of mystery. That was really how I should have been living my life this whole time. Looking back, knowing I was gonna die was the most beautiful two weeks of my life. What came to fruition instead was a complete death of my life and collapse of everything I put effort into. The importance and value I put into shit that really just sounds…funny… hahaha.

At the end of Overpass, the lyrics are the most important message to me. ‘Death is only the beginning.’ Those are the last words from the past I’m bringing into this new chapter.

Alright I’m gonna to post this now before I babble myself into into the fucking New York Times Best Selling Author of ‘Who Fucking Cares vol 1, 2 & 3.’ Get ready for new Mire Lore and what other weird shit I do. I love you guys very much.”

Enterprise Earth Announce U.S. Tour With Within Destruction, Sentinels, & Great American Ghost

Enterprise Earth have announced a summer headlining tour. Within Destruction, Sentinels, and Great American Ghost will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

07/22 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07/23 Portland, OR – Dantes
07/25 Roseville, CA – Goldfields
07/26 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
07/27 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
07/28 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
07/29 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
07/30 Austin, TX – Come & Take It
07/31 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
08/02 Tampa, FL – The Brass Mug
08/03 West Palm, FL – Respectable
08/04 Orlando, FL – The Haven
08/05 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
08/06 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
08/07 Nashville, TN – The End
08/09 Allentown, PA – Planet Trog
08/10 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
08/11 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
08/12 Kent, OH – The Outpost
08/13 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
08/14 Chicago, IL – WC Social Club
08/16 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
08/17 Rock Island, IL – Skylark
08/18 Sioux City, IA – The Marquee
08/19 Denver, CO – HQ
08/20 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

Enterprise Earth Premiere New Song “Legends Never Die”

Enterprise Earth have premiered a new song titled “Legends Never Die.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Chosen,” which will be released on January 14. Guitarist Gabe Mangold commented:

“For the third single, we wanted to showcase another facet of ‘The Chosen,’ something that people who really enjoyed the death metal vibes of ‘Luciferous’ would like. ‘Legends Never Die’ is fierce musically, yet poetic lyrically. Together, we felt we created an ‘epic’ vibe with this one. Enjoy!”

Enterprise Earth Premiere “Reanimate // Disintegrate” Video

Enterprise Earth have premiered a new video for their new song “Reanimate // Disintegrate.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Chosen,” which will be released on January 14. Guitarist Gabe Mangold commented:

“We’re very excited to unveil the second single and video ‘Reanimate // Disintegrate.’ This track features another sonic mood and feeling from the album that I think fans new and old will enjoy. The accompanying music video, done by King Wolf Creative, is also our favorite to date.”

Enterprise Earth Vocalist Dan Watson To Miss Band’s Upcoming Tours

Enterprise Earth frontman Dan Watson will be sitting out the band’s upcoming tours. During his absence, Travis Worland (The Willow, Aethere) will be filling in.

The band issued the following statement:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances Dan Watson will not be performing with us on our tours with Lorna Shore, Carnifex, and our headlining dates. After giving this considerable thought we have collectively decided this will be for the best for the band and Dan. We apologize to anyone that was looking forward to seeing him perform.

Our good friend Travis Worland (The Willow/Aethere) will be handling vocal duties in Dan’s stead. Having toured with Travis before and after rehearsing with him for the past couple days we are confident he will be more than capable of performing at the quality you’re used to hearing from Dan. See you all soon.”

Here’s the group’s current schedule:

With Lorna Shore, Sentinels, and Crown Magnetar:

09/15 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
09/16 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
09/17 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
09/18 Memphis, TN – Growlers
09/20 Dallas, TX – Gilley’s
09/21 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
09/22 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
09/24 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
09/25 Jacksonville, FL – Archetype
09/26 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09/27 Nashville, TN – The End
09/28 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
09/30 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
10/01 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
10/02 Manchester, NH – Jewel Music Venue
10/03 Providence, RI – Alchemy

Enterprise Earth:

10/06 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache @ The Intersection
10/07 Cudahy, WI – X-Ray Arcade
10/09 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music
10/15 Moline, IL – Blackhawk Room
10/25 Tucson, AZ – The Rock

With Carnifex and Ov Sulfur:

10/12 Reading, PA – Reverb
10/13 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
10/14 Savannah, GA – Victory North
10/15 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
10/18 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
10/19 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
10/21 Tulsa, OK – Blackbird On Pearl
10/23 San Antonio, TX – Underground
10/24 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse

With Fit For An Autopsy, Ingested, Signs Of The Swarm, and Great American Ghost:

01/05 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
01/06 Hamtramck, MI – The Sanctuary
01/07 Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club
01/08 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
01/09 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood
01/10 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
01/11 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
01/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
01/14 Portland, OR – Dante’s
01/15 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
01/17 Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
01/18 Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theater
01/19 Los Angeles, CA —1720
01/20 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
01/22 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
01/24 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
01/25 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
01/26 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
01/27 Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City Limits
01/28 Memphis, TN – Growlers
01/29 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
01/30 Nashville, TN – The Basement East
02/01 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
02/02 West Palm Beach, FL – Respectables
02/03 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
02/04 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
02/05 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
02/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
02/08 Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
02/09 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
02/10 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/11 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
02/12 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre

As previously reported, Enterprise Earth’s new album “The Chosen” will be released on January 14.

Enterprise Earth Premiere “Where Dreams Are Broken” Video

Enterprise Earth have premiered a new video for their new song “Where Dreams Are Broken.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Chosen,” which will be released on January 14. The group commented:

“We’re tremendously excited to finally release ‘Where Dreams Are Broken‘ as the first single from our coming album ‘The Chosen‘. We felt this would be the right song to start off with as it features a few new elements that we’ve added to our songwriting in addition to bringing everything you would normally expect from us at 110%. We’ve put our heart and soul into this record and we hope you enjoy it. There is much, much more to come.”

“The Chosen” Track Listing:

01. “Where Dreams Are Broken”
02. “Reanimate // Disintegrate”
03. “Unleash Hell”
04. “I Have To Escape”
05. “The Tower”
06. “They Have No Honor”
07. “Overpass”
08. “You Couldn’t Save Me”
09. “Unhallowed Path”
10. “Legends Never Die”
11. “My Blood, Their Satiation”
12. “Skeleton Key”
13. “The Chosen”
14. “Atlas”

[via MetalSucks]

Carnifex Announce October Tour With Enterprise Earth & Ov Sulfur

Carnifex have announced an October headlining tour. Enterprise Earth and Ov Sulfur will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

10/12 Reading, PA – Reverb
10/13 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
10/14 Savannah, GA – Victory North
10/15 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
10/16 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall (no Enterprise Earth)
10/17 Orlando, FL – The Abbey (no Enterprise Earth)
10/18 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
10/19 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
10/20 Memphis, TN – Growlers (no Enterprise Earth)
10/21 Tulsa, OK – Blackbird On Pearl
10/23 San Antonio, TX – Underground
10/24 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse

The Contortionist, Within The Ruins, Enterprise Earth, Etc. Announce April Virtual Concert

The Contortionist, Within The Ruins, Enterprise Earth, Bodysnatcher, and Plague Years will be taking part in the upcoming “eOne Heavy Live” virtual concert. The event will be held on April 3 at 12:00pm PDT / 3:00pm EDT and it will be hosted by Ethan Harrison (Great American Ghost). Tickets can be found HERE.

Enterprise Earth Are In The Studio

It looks like Enterprise Earth have entered the studio to work on new material. The band shared the below posts regarding that:

[via The PRP]