Archive for Mark Lewis

Whitechapel announce ‘Mono’ YouTube vocal cover contest

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 27th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Returning with their fifth studio album which is only a part of the band’s ongoing and domineering career, Whitechapel are virtually unstoppable. Our Endless War is described as the culmination of everything the Knoxville, Tennessee sextet have worked toward since their inception. A ruthlessly honed album that refuses to compromise on brutality, it is also by far their most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release, pushing every aspect of their sound to the next level.

In conjunction with the release of Our Endless War, Whitechapel have created an online contest with their new single Mono. Vocalist Phil Bozeman has a video message for fans that are interested and would like to enter the contest, which can be viewed below.

The object of the contest is that fans will film themselves doing a vocal cover of the new song Mono and then upload their videos to YouTube. The contest ends 21st April and the winner will be announced on 22nd April  and will receive a grand prize package that consists of: 1 Deluxe CD Bundle of Our Endless War, a 30 minute vocal coaching lesson with Phil Bozeman via Skype and their video will be featured on Phil’s YouTube Channel.

Our Endless War will be released 28th April in the UK via Metal Blade Records. Listen to the first two singles Mono and The Saw is the Law and pre-order Our Endless War in exclusive bundle packages at this location.

When it came to tracking the album the band considered no one beyond Mark Lewis, who helmed Whitechapel. For the artwork, the band turned again to Aaron Marsh, who supplied Whitechapel with its stark, arresting imagery, but again they wanted to push things to the next level. With the sound maturing the band felt like the artwork needed to reflect that. A new logo was introduced (the old logo is classic Whitechapel, and that’s not something the band plans on getting rid of) however as the band grows and changes they felt like they needed the logo to represent the maturity of Whitechapel.

Whitechapel online:

http://whitechapelband.com
http://metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://instagram.com/whitechapelband
http://youtube.com/user/WhitechapelTV

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Carnifex stream new album Die Without Hope on Youtube

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 27th February 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Carnifex - Die Without Hope - Artwork

San Diego’s deathcore behemoths Carnifex are now streaming their new album,Die Without Hope, on YouTube. The album is set for release on 7th March. The album can be listened to at this location.

Die Without Hope was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and produced by the esteemed Mark Lewis (Arsis, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, DevilDriver, Deicide, Six Feet Under). Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator Godmachine. The recording also marks the introduction of new lead guitarist and longtime friend of the band, Jordan Lockrey.

Carnifex online:

http://facebook.com/CarnifexMetal
http://twitter.com/carnifex
http://youtube.com/officialcarnifex
http://instagram.com/carnifex

 

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Carnifex ink deal with Nuclear Blast; Plans for new album announced

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 10th July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Deathcore act Carnifex have recently inked a deal with Nuclear Blast, which is home to bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Children of Bodom and Epica, as well as bands such as Fleshgod Apocalypse. Frontman Scott Lewis comments on the recent signing:

Signing with Nuclear Blast is a career defining moment for Carnifex. To be aligned with the largest metal label on earth is a true honour. This world-wide deal signals a turning point for us as a band and individuals. Together with Nuclear Blast you will see CARNIFEX like you have never seen us before. Prepare yourself for an album that crushes any and all expectations. An album that will stand as the definitive mark for modern metal.

Carnifex will begin recording their Nuclear Blast debut this July at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, FL with famed metal producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, DevilDriver). The band stated that fans should expect a release tentatively sometime in the first quarter of 2014.Carnifex also welcomes long-time friend of the band Jordan Lockrey as their new lead guitarist.

Carnifex online:

http://facebook.com/carnifexmetal

 

DevilDriver announce details for new album and confirm release date

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 31st May 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

DevilDriver have confirmed that the title of their new album is Winter Kills – Well, I suppose those sounds a lot more metal than something like “Summer Kills”. The album will be released worldwide on August 27th via Napalm Records.

The band recorded the album in Florida at Audio Hammer Studios and vocals in Los Angeles, CA at Dez‘s home studio with Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, All That Remains) handling production duties. The artwork for Winter Kills features a photograph by Dean Karr. The layout was done by Ryan Clark/Invisible Creature.

DevilDriver has worked with Lewis previously on Beast and The Last Kind Words and producer Mark Lewis‘s prolific leadership of the new school of metal has yet again helped DevilDriver deliver another epic heavy metal record.  This record melds what the band does best. In your face power as well as the California Groove sound the band pioneered.

DevilDriver has always been a band on a three-pronged mission: Work hard, rock harder, and kick as many asses as possible in the process. The band tours forever and has since its beginnings. Their live performances and circle pits are as legendary as their music. Dez comments on the new album:

This is by far DevilDriver’s most cohesive, powerful, groove laden record to date!

We delivered our signature California Groove sound alongside a Raw and Biting guitar tone, mixed it with massive hooks, added in thunderous drums to rethink, and reshape another different sounding unique piece of Rock-N-Roll! Cutting our own path is something to be proud of. DevilDriver has always and will forever be about thinking outside the box and delivering on something different from record to record, we cannot be assimilated into any scene or even genre of Metal and we will continue to do things our own way with a massive middle finger in the air to the status quo!

The band will be hitting the road worldwide in support of Winter Kills.  Touring as always will be a focal point for the band. The US can expect to see them this fall and winter with Europe and the rest of the globe coming in 2014 and beyond. Additional information on Winter Kills will be made available shortly.

DevilDriver online:

https://www.facebook.com/DevilDriverOfficial1/