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KENN NARDI REVEALS ARTWORK, TRACK LISTING AND BRAND NEW SONG

DIVE073We are excited to reveal the amazing new artwork, track listing and brand new song from KENN NARDI’s upcoming debut solo album, Dancing With The Past.

Album artist, Eliran Kantor, also known for his work with TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SIGH and ATHEIST had this to say about his latest piece conceived and created for Dancing With The Past

“I was never so emotionally invested on an album before, but how often do you get to work on what shaped up to be one of your favorite records? Only a handful released in the last decade made that list – maybe.

This is the ‘second first album’ musicians never make, as the saying goes ‘you puts 20 years worth of inspiration into the 1st record, but then only 1-3 years into each subsequent one.’ And even if a debut record is a bit inexperienced, it always has an unmatched fire 20+ years in the making, which is how long it’s been since Anacrusis’ swansong – 1993’s ‘Screams & Whispers’. I couldn’t find a single uninspired moment on Kenn’s 28 song double-album. I love it and urge every metal fan to check it out.”

Dancing With The Past will be released via Divebomb Records on January 13th, 2015.

You can now stream brand new track “Made”

DANCING WITH THE PAST
Track Listing

CD 1
1. Unnecessary Evil
2. Fragile
3. Made
4. Armies Of One
5. Lament In Rust
6. Dead Letters
7. Submerged
8. Await The Setting Sun
9. This Killer In My House
10. Straining The Frayed
11. The Dark And The Light
12. Untouchable
13. The Telling Skies
14. The Scarlet Letter

CD 2
1. Blinding Lies
2. Spitting Bitter
3. Ordinary
4. Dancing With The Past
5. One World
6. Creve Coeur (a place called “broken heart”)
7. A Little Light
8. Blood In The Water
9. Climbing
10. Stabbing Sorrow
11. Dead Men’s Bones
12. Symbiotic
13. Beside Myself
14. The Runt

PRE-ORDER ARCANE “WORLDS COLLIDING” NOW

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We, here at Divebomb Records, are doing something rare for the release of ARCANE’s new double CD set, Worlds Colliding. We are ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS and if you pre-order we are giving you FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING and if you live outside the USA we are offering 50% OFF shipping fees.

PRE-ORDER STOCK IS LIMITED TO 75 COPIES!

We are crazy, we know, but we want everyone to pick up this killer release so we are helping to make your decision very easy.

This offer is only good until we run out of pre-order stock, or when the CDs arrive from the pressing plant. Once we begin shipping pre-orders the offer will expire.

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ALBUM OVERVIEW
Hailing from the fertile metallic Texas landscape, ARCANE began its quest for glory in 1986, but it wasn’t until 1988 that the group solidified their line-up and recorded their stunning Mirror of Deception demo. As the demo started making the rounds via the international tape trading circuit, the group honed their live chops performing alongside such homegrown outfits as Watchtower, Solitude Aeturnus and Helstar.

ARCANE kept building their “band to watch” status by supporting touring national acts like Fates Warning, Sanctuary, Death Angel, Forbidden, Atrophy, and M.O.D. In 1989, the group recorded a second demo tape that eventually secured them an album deal with the then upstart record label, Wild Rags. 1990 saw the release of Destination Unknown, ARCANE’s forward-thinking debut album.

Despite garnering rave reviews from the heavy metal scribes of the day, and the band beginning to write new material for their follow-up release, the members of ARCANE decided to go their separate ways. One final ARCANE demo was released as the Ambiguity EP in 1994.

Now, 20 years since their last release, Divebomb Records presents Worlds Colliding: The Anthology, a 2-CD set containing all of ARCANE’s studio recordings. An exquisite package, all of the audio has been digitally remastered and both demos have been faithfully remixed by original drummer, Jim King. Being the heavy metal archeologists that we are here at Divebomb Records, we’ve brought in writer Carlos Ramirez of NoEcho.net for a new interview with the band that covers their years together. If that weren’t already enough, the 20-page CD booklet also contains lyrics and archival photos and flyers.

FOR FANS OF:
WATCHTOWER, HEATHEN, REALM, SANCTUARY and HADES

SOLSTICE EUROPEAN TOUR IN THE WORKS


Florida’s SOLSTICE are currently putting together a European tour.

Veteran members Denis Munoz and Alex Marquez recently took a revamped line-up out on the road for their first US tour in ages to great success. The band is planning to return to US venues in October supporting HOBBS’ ANGEL OF DEATH.

In 2012, we reissued Pray For The Sentencing. The reissue contained not only remastered versions of the band’s first two, long out of print, albums but also a newly remixed version of Pray. The collection has helped introduce SOLSTICE to an entire new generation of fans.

The following European dates have been posted on the band’s Facebook page – more information still to come!

29.11 – Hamburg, Germany
30.11 – Groningen, Netherlands
01.12 – Deinze, Belgium
02.12 – Nantes, France
03.12 – Salamanca, Spain
04.12 – Oviedo, Spain
05.12 – Palencia, Spain
07.12 – Milan, Italy
08.12 – Bologna, Italy
09.12 – Bratislava, Slovakia
11.12 – Prague, Czech Republic
13.12 – Gottingen, Germany

KENN NARDI (ANACRUSIS) RETURNS WITH NEW SOLO ALBUM, “DANCING WITH THE PAST”

As the guitarist/vocalist/producer and chief writer, arranger and lyricist of Anacrusis from 1986-1993, KENN NARDI’s vision was a lofty one. He wanted to marry elements of classic metal, doom, speed/thrash, and early power metal together to create a unique brand of songwriting. Anacrusis delivered their material via brave and and forward-thinking arrangements while always maintaining a strong sense of melody throughout.

After releasing four albums between 1988 and 1993; the cult-favorite Suffering Hour, the quirky and experimental Reason, and two highly respected prog-metal classics; Manic Impressions and Screams and Whispers, Anacrusis disbanded in late 1993.

After lying dormant for over a decade, KENN NARDI resurfaced in 2006 to write and record a collection of acoustically-driven material under the Cruel April moniker. The project gave the multi-instrumentalist the chance to hone and tighten his lyrical and musical songwriting style without the constraints or expectations of any specific genre.

On his new album, Dancing With The Past, KENN NARDI has brought together all of the signature elements of Anacrusis’ sound…the crushing, low-tuned guitar riffs, prominent bass lines, sing/growl/scream vocals, introspective lyrics, and evocative melodies while adopting the more streamlined songwriting approach of Cruel April. The result is a mammoth collection of 28 brand new recordings filling two compact discs.

Dancing With The Past is comprised of music written as far back as 1994, shortly after the Anacrusis split-up, and post-Cruel April. The collection also features material borne from collaborations with his former Anacrusis band mates during their 2009-2012 reunion run along with a re-recorded Cruel April song in addition to the more recent compositions.

With styles ranging from classic metal, thrash/speed metal, orchestral metal, progressive metal, moody acoustic, goth, alternative, and new wave, Dancing With The Past in truly unlike any heavy metal album before it. Clocking in at over 2 1/2 hours, the double-disc set is sure to offer something for both fans of Anacrusis and of heavy music in general. Over two decades in the making, Dancing With The Past bears the fruit of everything musical that KENN NARDI has done up until now.

Originally envisioned as a new reunion-era Anacrusis release, Dancing With The Past features bassist John Emery on four songs (two co-written), creative contributions, and arrangements from original drummer Mike Owen, one song co-written with fill-in reunion-era guitarist Mike Henricks. With all of the other vocals, guitars, bass, lyrics, drum and orchestral sequencing, production, and mixing on Dancing With The Past done by KENN NARDI himself, it remains a “solo” album in the truest sense of the word.

The recording sessions were all done with one eye on Anacrusis and the other focused on creating something completely different. In other words, Dancing With The Past keeps true to the avant-garde spirit that made KENN NARDI’s former band so thrilling, while pushing the songwriting and compositional boundaries even further. Quite simply, Dancing With The Past promises to be the album Anacrusis fans have been waiting for only full of surprises they never expected.

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The 2 CD set will be released via Divebomb Records on January 13th, 2015.  Cover art is being handled by Eliran Kantor (Testament, GWAR, Iced Earth) and will be revealed upon its completion.

CHASTAIN REISSUES CONTINUE ON DIVEBOMB RECORDS

We are proud to announce that we will be kicking off 2015 with reissues
of the classic CHASTAIN albums The Voice Of The Cult and The 7th Of Never.  Having already partnered with David Chastain and Leviathan Records to bring you their fifth album, For Those Who Dare, and Leather Leone’s solo masterpiece Shock Waves we expect these reissues to be of the same caliber if not better!  Carlos Ramirez plans to chat with both David and Leather about the making of these albums for inclusion in their respective liner notes.  We will also be having the original albums remastered for the best sound quality to date.

Release date in February of 2015 is planned for stores, early January for direct customers.  Stay tuned for more information.

UPCOMING RELEASES

We have been busy here handling all the orders for the REVEREND reissues and the latest releases from the BOOTCAMP series.  We wanted to let everyone know what we have lined up and coming soon.

OCTOBER 2014
ARCANE – Worlds Colliding: The Anthology
This 2 CD set will include both of their demos as well as the Destination Unknown LP and Ambiguity EP.  It will feature a 20 page booklet packed with photos, flyers, lyrics and brand new interview with Arcane members.

NOVEMBER 2014
5 new releases all part of the BOOTCAMP series.

BC#16 AZRAEL – Television Slave
Florida thrash band whose guitarist have since wound up in Obituary and Death To All.  It will feature new interview, lyrics, band pictures and their entire Welcome demo as a bonus.  20 tracks total!

BC#17 EROTIKILL – Virgin Speed
Los Angeles thrash act whose original cassette is a thing of legend.  Our reissue will contain new essay from super-fan Matt Johnsen, band photos plus original audio interview contained on long lost promo cassette release.

BC#18 WITCH MEADOW – Cry Of The Wolf
Rhode Island metal act who fought tooth and nail through the 90’s while metal was no longer the powerhouse genre dominating the world.  They delivered two amazing releases When Midnight Falls and Down Eternity’s Hall.  Both releases are compiled along with new interview, band photos and song lyrics.

BC#19 ENERTIA – Victim Of Thought
New York based power metal act were another band championing their metallic sounds during the 90’s when it was considered not quite fashionable.  Our collection features their Flashpoint, Momentum and Law Of Three releases compiled on 2 CDs with a few killer bonus tracks.  New interview with the band and archival photos.

BC#20 NIGHT IN GALES – Ashes & Ends
Night In Gales could be considered the oddball of our Bootcamp series considering the band has found a home previously on Nuclear Blast Records, Massacre Records and Lifeforce Records.  We are unabashedly super-fans of Night In Gales here at Divebomb and we have been waiting (patiently) to do this collection for several years now.  Despite being signed to all those labels this collection is comprised of demos and independently released EPs they produced while they were unsigned and seeking label support just like bands in our Bootcamp series.  This material is some of our favorite stuff they have ever recorded and we are happy to finally get it properly released and all in one set.

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We are SHIPPING NOW via our Estore.  BUY NOW

Few bands can survive the departing of a vocalist. This was the crossroads that Heretic found themselves at in 1988. The Los Angeles-based metallers had just had their dynamic front man, Mike Howe, leave the group for greener pastures, becoming the singer for Metal Church. It was an opportunity that no one in Heretic faulted him for jumping on, but it left them with the daunting task of replacing someone so unique. Several auditions were held, but no one seemed fit for the job of replacing Howe. Exhausted and disappointed, Heretic threw in the towel.

Well, kind of.

One of Heretic’s label reps had suggested they give recently ousted Metal Church vocalist, David Wayne, a call.  Though not immediately on their list of replacements for Howe, the band could not ignore the kind of press hype a “singer swap” would bring to the band. A few phone calls later, Wayne auditioned by demoing vocals on the newer, much heavier direction guitarist Brian Korban and bassist Dennis O’Hara had been writing for Heretic. The results were undeniable.

REVEREND was born.

A debut EP surfaced in 1989, but it wasn’t until REVEREND delivered two classic thrash tinged heavy metal albums that people took serious notice. 1990’s World Won’t Miss You and 1991’s Play God brought the group critical acclaim, and helped grow their fan base throughout the globe.

Despite traditional heavy metal falling out of favor in their hometown of Los Angeles, REVEREND never compromised their musical vision to try and fit in like many of their counterparts awkwardly did. Album tracks like “Another Form of Greed” and “Butcher of Baghdad” found REVEREND mining from their classic metal roots and infusing the material with a modern thrash bite. It was a perfect marriage of both the song craft of early ‘80s metal with the muscular guitar tones of the day.

World Won’t Miss You and Play God, both long out of print, are now getting the Deluxe Edition treatment from Divebomb Records. The new discs both include brand new mastering, bonus tracks and new essays culled from a conversation between former REVEREND guitarist Brian Korban and music journalist Carlos Ramirez of noecho.net.

Fire…brimstone…and good old fashioned rock-n-roll…that’s the gospel according to REVEREND!

Both reissues will be in store AUGUST 12th, 2014, but we are SHIPPING NOW via our Estore.  BUY NOW

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EROTIKILL’s “VIRGIN SPEED” ADDED TO BOOTCAMP SERIES

We are stoked to announce that EROTIKILL’s cassette release, Virgin Speed,  has been added to the upcoming schedule of our BOOTCAMP series.  They recently sent us the original DAT master tape.  Conversion was successful and Jamie King has already remastered the audio and once Steven Cobb prepares the artwork update we will post a sneak preview track online!  This has been in the works behind the scenes for quite sometime and we are beyond excited that it finally coming to fruition!

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