Entheos Begin Recording New Album

Entheos have officially started the recording process for their new album. The band are working on the effort with producer Zack Ohren at Castle Ultimate.

Entheos commented:

“This week marks a new beginning for Entheos. We have begun recording drums for our third album with Zack Ohren at Castle Ultimate.

We spent the majority of 2020 writing the first record that will be released in our new incarnation, with Navene taking full reign of both guitar and drums.

We’re incredibly excited for this process to unfold, to hear these songs in full and to eventually share them with all of you. We will be sharing more details soon. Love and light.

Chaney & Navene“

Abiotic Premiere New Song “Smoldered” Featuring Chaney Crabb (Entheos)

Abiotic have premiered a new song titled “Smoldered.” This track features Chaney Crabb (Entheos) and it will appear on the band’s new album “Ikigai,” which is set to be released on February 12.

The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Etc. Members To Guest On New Abiotic Album “Ikigai”

Abiotic have revealed the details for their new album “Ikigai.“ The effort will be released on February 12 and it will feature guest appearances from members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Entheos, and more.

“Ikigai” Track Listing:

01. “Natsukashii”
02. “Ikigai”
03. “Covered The Cold Earth”
04. “Smoldered” (feat. Chaney Crabb of Entheos)
05. “The Wrath”
06. “If I Do Die” (feat. Brandon Ellis of The Black Dahlia Murder)
07. “Souvenir Of Skin” (feat. Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder)
08. “Her Opus Mangled” (feat. Jared Smith of Archspire)
09. “Horadric Cube” (feat. Scott Carstairs of Fallujah)
10. “Grief Eater, Tear Drinker” (feat. Jonathan Carpenter (ex-The Contortionist))
11. “Gyokusai“

Abiotic guitarist John Matos commented:

“Our intention behind ‘Ikigai‘ was to come back with a vengeance. As it has been over 5 years since our last release, we wanted to put together the most cohesive, diverse, deep, and brain shattering record we possibly could and I feel like we’ve achieved that and more with this album.

Having written this over the course of the last couple of years and finishing this record during a pandemic, the feelings we sought to bring out with this record; pain, grief, desperation, and perseverance are palpable in every note, every chord, and every word, with lyrics touching on topics of suicide, depression, addiction, climate change and the struggle of finding our reason for being.

We wanted to make this record real and relatable in every sense. This album is without a doubt the best material we’ve ever put together, with brand new elements, and a production/mix that has taken our sound to new heights.

The addition of Tony Simone and Kilian Duarte solidified this. We decided to include a variety of guests that we’ve always wanted to collaborate with, like Trevor Strnad, Chaney Crabb, Brandon Ellis, Scott Carstairs, Jared Smith, and Jonathan Carpenter, and are beyond excited for everyone to hear them.

We really wanted to push the boundaries of what fans expect from us while giving them the signature sound we’ve honed in that they’ve come to love. Personally, ‘Ikigai‘ is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life, especially after not knowing if the band was ever going to come back. But we’re back. And we’re here to stay.”

Full Lineup Revealed For Virtual “Slay At Home” Festival

The full lineup for the virtual “Slay At Home” festival has officially been revealed. The event, which was organized by Metal Injection’s Frank Godla, will take place on May 29-30 and it will feature quarantine performances, commissioned music, collaborative covers, and more.

Lineup:

Never Before Seen Performances By:

Suicide Silence
TesseracT
Gavin Rossdale (Bush)
Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Twelve Foot Ninja
Tyler Bates
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls
Darkest Hour
Allegaeon
Entheos
Der Weg einer Freiheit
O’Brother
Khemmis
Silvertomb
Mantar
Astronoid
Employed To Serve
Spirit Adrift
Spotlights
Cadaver
Andy Gillion
Johnny Booth
Panamama
Moon Destroys
Nitesoil
Contracult Collective
Spylacopa
Del Judas
Myrone
Chronus
AA Williams
Angel Vivaldi
GlerAkur
Jo Quail

Commissioned Music By:

“Pallid Veil”:
Luc Lemay (Gorguts)
Dave Davidson (Revocation / Gargoyl)
Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Elliot Hoffman (Carbomb)

“Digital Ink”:
Ben Weinman (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Billy Rymer (END, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Brian Sullivan (Thoughtcrimes)

“Solo Set”:
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)

“DJ M’s Wacky Attacky”:
Manuel Gagneux (Zeal & Ardor)

Cover Collaborations By:

Pustulus Maximus (GWAR)
Tiziano Volante (Zeal & Ardor)
Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
Sacha Dunable (Intronaut)
Johnny Kelly (Silvertomb / Type O Negative)
Ash Pearson (Revocation)
Brody Uttely (Rivers Of Nihil)
Gwarsenio Hall (Two Minutes To Late Night)
Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth)
Steve Zing (Samhain/Danzig)
Hank Hell (Silvertomb)
Pepe Clarke (Kyng)
Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Conor Marshall (Sylosis),
Greg Burgess (Allegaeon)
Frank Godla (Metal Injection)
Mrs. Smith
Phil Pendergast (Khemmis)
Justine Jones and Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve)
Kevin Antreassian (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
DJ Scully (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Billy Rymer (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Scott Carlson (Repulsion)
Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies)
Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head)
Marta Demmel (Bleeding Through)
John Tempesta (The Cult, ex-Rob Zombie)
Mike Tempesta (ex-Powerman 5000)
Joey Vera (Armored Saint)
Graham Bonnet (Rainbow / MSG)

Guest Appearances By:

Gost
Don Jamieson (That Metal Show)
Jose Mangin (Sirius XM Liquid Metal)
Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)
Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Chris Santos
Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black)
Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)

Art Installations By:

Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
Vincent Castiglia
Trine Grimm
Jodi Cachia
Zein
Carin Hazmat
Nathaniel Shannon
Kevin Wilson
Rodrigo Fredes
Vertebrae 33
Stefan Raduta

Godla commented:

“By keeping the set times between 5 and 15 minutes for each artist, it allows me to not only keep things moving, but mix it up in ways that conventional festivals simply can’t. Every single hour will contain big names and emerging artists right next to each other.

I’m trying to look at the bright side of our current situation, and not only make this an entertaining way to see the artists you love flex their creativity in new ways, but hope this event acts as a place of discovery for every viewer out there.

Finding a band or artist to fall in love with is the mark of a great festival to me, and it’s my honor to share the work of these amazing individuals I curated because I’m passionate about them. I’ve been in touch with all of them every step of the way, and some even managed to throw me a few surprises.

I’m honored and humbled to have all of them part of this, they truly went above and beyond to showcase their craft for the Slay At Home fest, and I can’t wait for the world to see something really special come to life this weekend.”

Money raised from the event will benefit MusiCares and Global Giving.

Archspire Postpone Canadian Tour, Working On New Album

Archspire have postponed their Canadian tour with Soreption, Entheos, and Wormhole due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, there is some good news as the band are working on a new album.

Archspire said the following:

“As many of you probably suspected by now, “Tech Trek Canada” is going to be put on hold. We have no idea how long travel restrictions are going to be in place, and we want to do all we can to help prevent the spread this coronavirus, which includes staying at home.

We will hopefully have announcements in the coming months about rescheduling, but for now we’ll be focusing on writing a new album by sending eachother ideas online, instead of our normal practice routine.

We are deep into the writing of this album, so this extra time we have to focus on the material will be very helpful, however being separated will put a new dynamic on our writing style.

As well, many of you know that we are a full time touring band. That is the primary way of how we earn our living, so if you’d like to help support us in this uncertain time, please pickup a shirt, grab a vinyl or CD, stream us online, or purchase a guitar/bass tab book. Links below.

Thanks for the awesome support, we’ll see you guys soon!

#staytech

Tobi, Spencer, Dean, Oli and Jared
Archspire“

Entheos Part Ways With Guitarist Travis LeVrier

Entheos have parted ways with guitarist Travis LeVrier. This news comes after the band released a new song titled “Remember You Are Dust“ last night (March 17).

Entheos commented:

“We are Entheos.

First, we should inform you that Travis is no longer a member of the band. We will always look back on the things we accomplished together fondly – we travelled the world and shared some of the best times of our lives together.

So many of these things would not have been possible without our mutual dedication to this project. That will not soon be forgotten. We thank him immensely for his time in the band and wish him the best moving forward.

After countless discussions and time spent thinking about the future of our Entheos, we have decided to move forward with Navene writing and recording drums, guitar and bass. He has been the main songwriter throughout the duration of the band, and we really feel that this is Entheos at its purest form.

You will find a brand new song, ‘Remember You Are Dust’ now streaming on YouTube and available for FREE download on Bandcamp. It will be available on all streaming platforms in the coming weeks.

As for live shows, we will be bringing both a live bassist and guitarist on tour with us and continuing on as a four-piece band.

We have poured our blood, sweat and tears into this project for the past five years and do not plan on stopping any time soon. Entheos forever.

Much love.
Navene & Chaney“

Allegaeon Postpone Spring Tour With Fallujah, Entheos, & Etherius

Allegaeon have postponed their spring tour with Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“In light of recent announcements made by the CDC, we are left with no other choice but to postpone The Terrestrial Takeover Tour. We apologize to everyone who was looking forward to seeing us and our friends in Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius. We are actively working on ways to fill the void left behind by this postponement and will update everyone as soon as we can organize an event that our fans & friends can take part in from a safer space. Take care of yourselves and stay tuned.”