According to Blabbermouth.net, Regina, Saskatchewan-based Canadian extreme progressive metallers Into Eternity have recruited Amanda Kiernan of the Edmonton, Alberta-based metal band The Order Of Chaos as their new touring singer.
States Amanda: "This is a wonderful opportunity for me that I couldn't pass up. I look forward to this experience. However, The Order Of Chaos will remain my number one priority."
Into Eternity vocalist Stu Block was recently recruited by power metal giants Iced Earth, with whom he recorded the band's latest CD, "Dystopia".
Into Eternity earlier in the month posted studio and rehearsal footage of their new song "Fukushima", written about the Fukushima Daiichi, Japan nuclear disaster (a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011). You can now watch the one-and-a-half-minute clip below.
As previously reported, Canadian label War On Music Records will issue several albums by Into Eternity for the first time ever on vinyl. "Dead Or Dreaming" (2001), "Buried In Oblivion" (2004) and "Scattering Of The Ashes" (2006) will be made available, each as a limited LP release, starting in early spring 2012.
Into Eternity's signature sound has often been described as a hybrid of latter-day Death and Control Denied, combined with the technical stylings of Dream Theater.
Commented Into Eternity singer/guitarist Tim Roth: "The new songs are coming along quite well and we'll have two 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.
"2012 also brings some great news_backup for vinyl-loving fans. Century Media contacted us about releasing our albums on vinyl. It has always been a dream of ours to have our collection put out on vinyl. Thanks to Charley at War On Music Records for finally making this dream a reality. I know a lot of fans have asked us over the years for vinyl, so this is really great news_backup!"
Into Eternity is among the confirmed bands for the 11th edition of the Manitoba Metalfest, set to take place February 24-25 at The Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Watch www.waronmusic.com for details and pre-orders for the the upcoming vinyl releases.
Into Eternity last year released its first new material since 2008 in the form of a new song called "Sandstorm". The track, which is available on iTunes and Bandcamp, features guest death vocals by Rob Doherty and marks the recording debut of Newbury, who was previously known in the western Canadian metal scene as a member of Edmonton, Alberta-based group Death Toll Rising.
"Sandstorm" was written the day the USA took out Osama Bin Laden, and is inspired by the events that transpired.
Into Eternity's last album, "The Incurable Tragedy", came out in 2008 via Century Media.