Into Eternity Vocalist Offers Session Work
August 25, 2009
One of the most critically acclaimed bands in metal and undoubtedly one of its hardest-working, Into Eternity
borrows from all aspects of heavy music to form the perfect blend of technicality, memorable songwriting, traditional heavy metal and the sheer savagery of metal's extreme genres. The band’s acclaimed and extremely versatile vocalist, Stu Block
, is currently looking to spread his wings and explore some new opportunities while his main project is taking some time off to write their new album.
further states: “Hey fellow rockers and metalers! Stu Block
here (Hybrid Vocalist). As you know, Into Eternity
has a little extended downtime, (writing deadly new material, family stuff etc…) and until things get going again in our camp, (we will be back!!) I’d like to keep my chops up. At this point, I am available for studio session work and touring opportunities on a fill-in basis.
“I have five years of professional touring experience and a wide range of vocal styles ranging from Power, Progressive, Death and Black Metal, and Rock Vocals. If you are interested in my services and would like a sample of my vocals and stage persona, please visit my MySpace page at www.myspace.com/40593490
or contact me by e-mail at email@example.com.”
Check out the mighty Stu Block
in action at www.myspace.com/officialintoeternity
Into Eternity Debuts Video For 'Time Immemorial' On Myspace
December 10, 2008
The wait is finally over as Canadian extreme progressive metal icons Into Eternity
proudly present their new conceptual, visual masterpiece for “Time Immemorial
.” The track appears on the group's critically acclaimed concept album, 'The Incurable Tragedy'
, which debuted at #17 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart upon its September release. Check it out below.
The video, which features vocalist Stu Block
in a prominent role, was filmed in Montreal in August, just before the group embarked on the Summer Slaughter Canada
tour. That trek was followed by a run alongside the legendary Iced Earth
, which capped off a year that also saw the band tour with Symphony X
, At The Gates
and The Dillinger Escape Plan
, among others.
(vocals) further comments: “It was really cool and, to be frank, kinda creepy doing some silent acting in the video. I've done some acting in high school and some extra work in Vancouver, so I was sorta familiar with what to do. So, hey Rob Zombie
, I'm ready man; throw me in yer next slasher flick!
“It was a long day for everyone -- 14 hours, I think. I don't think we knew what to expect from the video because the focus was more on the acting sequences as opposed to band performance, which was kind of weird for us. Everyone involved with the video were really laid back and cool, and the other actors and actresses were really awesome and helped me out if I had any questions. (They are the pro's, after all!)
“We filmed the video in Montreal at a haunted house that had been turned into a nightclub/restaurant, so it was a treat both for us to be filming a video in Canada and for me being a horror movie buff, as I was definitely in my element. I was hoping for a ghost sighting or for people to start disappearing periodically, but well, that never happened.
“We were really pressed for time near the end of the shoot due to the fact we had to pick up our tour manager from the airport since we were going to start a new tour, but what a way to start a tour! I think all in all we are happy the video is finally finished, and we hope our fans enjoy it! Thanks to all our fans for picking up 'The Incurable Tragedy'
, and we will see you all on the road in the future.”
For additional information on Into Eternity
, stay tuned to www.myspace.com/officialintoeternity
Into Eternity To Premiere New Video December 10th
December 4, 2008
It has been an extremely productive and successful 2008 for Canadian extreme progressive metal icons Into Eternity
, who wrapped up their North American tour with Iced Earth
a few weeks ago. This was preceded by the band’s first Japanese tour supporting At The Gates
and Dillinger Escape Plan
, their first full Canadian tour (Summer Slaughter
Canada) and a spring trek as direct support to progressive legends Symphony X
. The release of the band's first concept album, the critically acclaimed 'The Incurable Tragedy'
, debuted at #17 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, which also marked their highest first week sales.
Earlier this year, the band shot a video for the track “Time Immemorial
.” The clip will finally premiere next Wed., Dec. 10, exclusively on MySpace Metal
. To whet fans' appetites, the band has posted some behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot. Check it out below.
Tim Roth To Rejoin Into Eternity
October 28, 2008
Canadian extreme progressive metal icons, Into Eternity, wrapped up their North American tour with Iced Earth in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 24. It was the band's first-ever tour without founding guitarist Tim Roth, who could not participate for several reasons -- the biggest being that he is about to become a father.
Into Eternity is happy to announce that Roth will rejoin the band for four shows in western Canada this week, including a Winnipeg show alongside Dismember and a headlining appearance on Halloween night at the Zombiefest in Lethbridge, Alberta. Meanwhile, fill-in touring guitarist Sean Maier will now rejoin his primary band, Blessed By A Broken Heart, whose seven-week European tour kicks off on Oct. 30.
Says drummer Steve Bolognese, "Iced Earth was a very memorable tour, and it was great to tour with such cool bands and really good guys. There were so many good shows -- one of our best being an off-date in Mexico with Deicide. It was a real treat to meet and hang with those guys.
"I am happy to say that we got through the tour even without Tim. I wasn't sure how it was going to go, but we did it -- and now, he's back! I want to again say thanks to Sean Maier for filling in at the last minute so we could make this tour happen, and as always, I want to thank the fans for coming out and supporting us through this time without Tim. We couldn't have done it without you. Cheers!"
Into Eternity On Tour:
10/30 - Walkers - Saskatoon, SK
10/31 - Zombiefest - Lethbridge, AB
11/01 - The Exchange - Regina, SK
11/02 - Royal Albert - Winnipeg, MB
Into Eternity Check In From The Road
September 27, 2008
Canadian extreme progressive metal innovators, Into Eternity
, are currently blazing through North America on tour with Iced Earth
in support of their latest effort, 'The Incurable Tragedy'
. In addition, the band is excited to announce a few new shows alongside the legendary Testament
and labelmates Suicide Silence
(bass) checks in with the following tour update: "It's been a pretty crazy week for all of us in the Into Eternity
camp. The insanity began when we found out that Tim
would not be coming with us on the Iced Earth
tour. Our initial reaction was to cancel, for how could we go on without our founding member? After much discussion, we decided that a replacement shredder would be flown in from New York with only five days of practice, that I would try and figure out how to sing and help out on vocals as best as can be, and that Stu
would take over the rest of the vocal responsibilities. Easy, right?
"When we started the 14-hour death drive to the first show in Minneapolis, I can't convey how strange the feeling was of leaving the city without Tim
-- not to mention that this fill-in shredder had only five days to practice the tunes, and that none of us had ever met him. No worries, right?
"We arrived in Minneapolis a day early and picked up our new shredder from the airport. It turned out his name was Sean Maier
worked that night and the next day, and crammed as much into his overloaded head as possible. The first show was definitely not perfect, but as a band we could not believe how well Sean
played. There definitely was a collective sense of relief within the band after we realized the first show had passed and no train wrecks occurred.
"The improvement has been steady with every show. It's awesome to watch such an accomplished musician take on such a huge task and do so well. Beyond his playing abilities, Sean
has also become a good friend and fit in to this rolling circus easily. We've unofficially coined this tour the 'Hell or High Water Tour,' for the way we look at it, our backs are against the wall and we have nothing to lose and everything to prove.
"We've now had seven shows together, and it really is going better than expected. We all owe our thanks to Sean
for his relentless hard work and focus. The biggest realization, though, is how accepting our fans have been. The unconditional support we've received through such trying times has been amazing. We cannot thank our fans enough for sticking with us and supporting the band unconditionally. Thanks again, and we'll see you all on the road!"
for their complete itinerary, including dates with Testament
and Suicide Silence
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HOME TOWN: Regina, Saskatchewan
Stu Block - Lead Vocals
Tim Roth - Guitars / Vocals
Troy Bleich - Bass / Vocals
Justin Bender - Guitar
Steve Bolognese - Drums
For proof that from great suffering comes great art, look no further than INTO ETERNITY founding guitarist/principal songwriter Tim Roth. Much as he drew inspiration from his mother's passing when writing the band's critically acclaimed 2006 release, The Scattering Of Ashes, Roth again found the strength and resilience to turn negatives into positives on the "extreme progressive metal" band's forthcoming release, The Incurable Tragedy.
INTO ETERNITY's first concept album, The Incurable Tragedy, also marked the first recording effort with new members Justin Bender (guitars) and Steve Bolognese (drums). This offering was inspired by the deaths of Roth's two best friends, brothers who succumbed to cancer within two months of one another. To make matters worse, when the band began demoing new material shortly after the completion of the Scattering tour -- a star-making year of shows that saw the band perform alongside such internationally renowned acts as Dream Theater, Lamb of God, Megadeth, Opeth, Arch Enemy, The Haunted and Dark Tranquillity -- Roth's father was diagnosed with cancer as well. Showing no mercy, the disease claimed his life last year, just 10 days before Christmas.
Roth channeled his emotions into a moving and riveting album, which is sure to propel the band to new heights within the genre. This past spring, the band took a break from the studio to tour throughout North America with like-minded progressive metal shredders Symphony X. That trek was followed by the band's first tour of Japan, where they performed alongside At The Gates, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mayhem and Pig Destroyer at the prestigious "Extreme The Dojo" festivals.
Founded in Regina, Sasketchewan by Roth in the late '90s, INTO ETERNITY first caught the attention of a small Dutch label that released their self-titled debut in 2000. Two years later, sophomore album Dead or Dreaming – released internationally by Century Media Records, and supported by tours with Dying Fetus, Kataklysm and Hate Eternal – formally introduced the band to the metal world.
It was 2004's Buried In Oblivion, though, that asserted the band as a true innovator of the metal genre, as it seamlessly melded the seemingly disparate worlds of extreme metal, hooky hard rock and challenging progressive music. Audiences worldwide were stunned by the album's production, as well as the technical prowess displayed on seven high-profile international tours.
Fourth album The Scattering of Ashes cemented the band's status as leaders of a bold new genre, which they've dubbed extreme progressive metal. A-list tours with the likes of Megadeth, Lamb of God and Dream Theater exposed the band to larger audiences and gave both Roth and Block prominent platforms to showcase their virtuosic talents.
One of the most critically acclaimed bands in metal and undoubtedly one of its hardest-working, INTO ETERNITY borrows from all aspects of heavy music to form the perfect blend of technicality, memorable songwriting, traditional heavy metal and the sheer savagery of metal's extreme genres. The band will spend the late summer as part of the Summer Slaughter Canada package alongside Necrophagist, Dying Fetus and many more. This will lead them into a massive North American trek with Iced Earth this fall.
The Incurable Tragedy features a slew of tracks with the band’s trademarked heavy grooves, stop-on-a-dime time changes, reflective lyrics, memorable choruses, shredding solos, and vocals that range from guttural growls to soaring harmonies. This album proves to be the perfect cure for those suffering from a lack of progressive metal perfection and is sure to rank upon many top ten year end lists.