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Steve Asheim Featured On The Cover Of Sick Drummer
May 10, 2010
Steve Asheim, legendary drummer of Order Of Ennead and Deicide is the featured artist on the cover of issue number 12 of Sick Drummer magazine. In an absolutely massive 11 page feature, Asheim reveals some of the secrets to his longevity in extreme drumming, the latest happenings in Deicide and how the artwork for the newest Order Of Ennead album, 'An Examination Of Being' was conceived:

"SDM: Tell us about the cover art for Order of Ennead's 'An Examination of Being'. Were you being the concept?

Steve
: No, I was not behind the art concept. In fact, I think it was one of those things where we kind of just told the artist (who is the drummer from Sludge, by the way) what the title of the record was gonna be and let him do what he perceived. We ended up being happy with it. I did the concept for the first record and everyone bitched and moaned it was too boring, so I said, fine, let's do it your way. It came out pretty well. Art is funny like that, it's all about perception. The eye of the beholder, as they say."

View the issue 12 cover of Sick Drummer magazine featuring Steve Asheim here.
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Get more Order Of Ennead news and info, and listen to the new track "The
Concept Of Our Extinction
" at http://www.myspace.com/orderofennead. And follow Order Of Ennead online at http://twitter.com/orderofennead.
 
 
 
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Order Of Ennead Get Involved In Record Store Day
March 25, 2010


Floridian extreme metallers Order Of Ennead are due to offer a unique pack at this year's Record Store Day in the UK, USA and Sweden, featuring the band's new album on CD with an exclusively designed t-shirt vacuum-packed to the back. This will be available to buy exclusively from participating Record Store Day retailers on April 17th, over a week ahead of the album's official release.

Record Store Day
was founded in 2007 and brings music fans and artists together with independently owned record stores to celebrate music. Many bands and artists celebrate Record Store Day with a limited edition release which is only available in independent music stores. Order Of Ennead will be showing their support for this year's Record Store Day on April 17th with a limited edition CD of their new album, 'An Examination Of Being', complete with an exclusive, vacuum-packed t-shirt available in small, medium, large and extra large sizes.

'An Examination Of Being'
is due to be officially released on April 26th by Earache Records.

This exclusive Order Of Ennead Record Store Day pack is available in limited quantities, and with the inclusion of the band's new album over a week before its official release, it's sure to sell quickly. View the exclusive Order Of Ennead Record Store Day pack at this location.

Music fans of all persuasions, be sure to head down to your local independent music store early on Saturday, 17th April, and show your support for indie record stores, indie labels such as Earache, and up and coming indie metal bands such as Order Of Ennead - all of whom will greatly appreciate your custom in this time of decreasing choice and an increasingly corporatised music industry.

Find your nearest participating independent record store:
UK - http://www.indierecordshop.org/shops
Sweden - http://www.recordstoreday.se/butiker
All countries - http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=select

For more Record Store Day news and information, head to the official website at http://www.recordstoreday.com

 
 
 
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Order Of Ennead Goes Behind The Scenes For New Music Video
March 7, 2010
Kevin Quirion, guitarist/vocalist of the Tampa-based extreme metal act, Order Of Ennead, has created a short clip that takes fans behind the scenes of their new music video for the song, "The Concept of Our Extinction." Familiar with every step of the process, Quirion gives a brief tour of the Advanced Media facility where it is being shot and edited. The clip also provides a small taste of what the finished video will bring.

Quirion comments;
"First day of shooting went very well. The guys at Advanced Media are doing a great job at capturing the footage. I put together a little behind the scenes footage so you can see the entire process. Couple more weeks and the video should be ready. All we need now is the band performance shots. Just waiting for John Li to get out of class and those scenes will be done. Enjoy."

Watch a behind the scenes look at the filming of "The Concept of Our Extinction" below.

Listen to "The Concept of Our Extinction", the brand new song from Order of Ennead's forthcoming album, 'An Examination Of Being', on the band's official Myspace page.

Order Of Ennead's
new album, 'An Examination Of Being' was recorded at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (Trivium, Chimaira, All That Remains) and is due to be released on May 4th in North America and April 26th in Europe.

'An Examination Of Being'
Track List:
01. The Concept of Our Extinction
02. The Scriptures of Purification
03. Lies Upon the Lips of Judas
04. This Mortal Journey
05. ...In the Mirror
06. An Examination of Being
07. Conduits to Eternity
08. A Portal to Rapture
09. A Betrayal of Self

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Order Of Ennead Frontman Explains Lyrics For New Album
February 23, 2010
Floridian extreme metallers Order Of Ennead have finished recording their new album, 'An Examination Of Being'. The album features nine tracks which expand on the intensity and complexity of the band's self-titled debut album.

Order Of Ennead
vocalist/guitarist Kevin Quirion gives a track-by-track explanation of the lyrics and themes of 'An Examination Of Being':

"I know most people don't read lyrics these days, but this is for the ones who do. Order Of Ennead's new album, 'An Examination of Being', wasn't intended to be a concept album, but since all of the subject matter is on the same topic it lends itself to being one. Below is a brief description of the lyrical content."

The Concept Of Our Extinction
:
This first track introduces the topic that's interwoven throughout the entire album, the end of one's self. "Time marches on, This known from birth, We are all pawns, Such is the fate of man." With these words all is touched upon, life to death, but the human mind has the need to explore further the concepts of self and try to rationalize that which is existence. 'Filling the void as my life's destroyed, Acceptance of fate, Await the end of time', touches on the topic that we find distractions to keep ourselves occupied until these final days.

The Scriptures Of Purification
:
After accepting the inevitable end, some feel a need to purify the conscience or cleanse the soul, if it exists. 'Call upon intuition, A voice of purity, The scriptures of purification, Your being will guide the way', these words suggest listening to your inner voice for guidance. How many times have you had that 'gut feeling' that you didn't listen to and ended up regretting? 'Dissolve subjugation' is a reference to religion that will be mentioned in the following track.

Lies Upon The Lips Of Judas
:
Any time life is examined religion seems to get mentioned. The name Judas comes from the one who betrayed Jesus in the bible. This song turns the table on the religions of the world by calling them Judas and Jesus gets played by the masses. 'You will not deceive us' is repeated in the lyrics, showing those that are 'believers' that we will not fall victim to their lies and that they have no more of an explanation of existence then the next cult. Judas has relevance to the Christian church, but this blankets all religions.

This Mortal Journey
:
'The reason of creation, The purpose of life, Return of our creators, Awaiting deliverance'. Here we seek answers from the ones that came before us. Maybe they had some knowledge that got lost? The Ennead is mentioned here, but when they are referenced it puts a name to the ones that created man and gave man knowledge and life. Ennead doesn't have a meaning to most people and no ties like a word such as god. We are called Order Of Ennead, but we don't worship the Ennead, that would be contradictory to all of the subject matter.

...In The Mirror
:
'Stare at the sun so I can breathe, Shock myself back to reality'. With all of this contemplation it can way (weigh? - Ed.) you down so our character has stared into the sun to come out of this coma. He also stares at his reflection and begins a journey inward. There are references to the living and deceased in these lyrics and that is to remind the listener that even though this is 'An Examination Of Self' that everyone that has ever lived goes through the same journey.

An Examination Of Being
:
This is the title track of the album so therefore all of the ideas explored on the album are touched upon. 'I examine my being and question faith, I seek life's meaning and my place in it all'. This is the mantra of an agnostic. Some say that agnostics are atheists that can't commit, but this is not true. Agnostics are those that have come to the conclusion that 'Man can't know of existence, We lack the sight, the sight to see'.

Conduits To Eternity
:
'Look past veil of time, Grasp finite to gain sight'. This track explores the idea of time, ubiquity and all that is in the universe. By being alive, we are all part of the same collective. I know this concept 'isn�t very metal', but everything that is in existence is of the same beginning. 'Shed the flesh, Embrace the collective'. These words are saying that we are all here and will all pass on, what seems important today will be a memory tomorrow. When you imagine the Earth spinning in the darkness of space, you have a tendency to look at life in a different perspective.

A Portal To Rapture
:
This track and the previous one go hand in hand lyrically. 'Avoid the light or cease to grow' is another reference to religion. When seeking an understanding of the universe, religion impedes your evolution. 'Release the mind, Find inner meaning'. These words come to the conclusion that no matter how much exploring you do, you'll never find the final answer so come up with something that makes you want to live on. 'Release the body, Leave possessions behind'. We aren't our possessions. We are more than the things we own. Monetary wealth does not equal happiness.

A Betrayal Of Self
:
This is the last track on the album and uses the metaphor of clouds and blackness as a reference to our fate. 'I try to live on, but my body betrays'. This is the main idea of the song. We have a want to live longer then we can, but our body won't let us. It's betraying our intentions, our self.

For more info on Order of Ennead and to listen to the new track, '"The Concept of Our Extinction," visit http://www.myspace.com/orderofennead.
 
 
 
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Order Of Ennead To Film Video For New Song
February 3, 2010
Floridian extreme metallers, Order Of Ennead will film a new music video during the middle of this month for "The Concept of Our Existence," the ripping opening track off of their upcoming sophomore release, 'An Examination Of Being'. The video plans to match the great intensity and large complexities of the song. Considering that Order Of Ennead is one of the deepest and most thoughtful metal acts around (matter of opinion? - Ed.), that is no easy task. Perhaps that is why vocalist/guitarist, Kevin Quirion and his Largo, FL-based company, Advanced Media will handle all directorial and production duties for the shoot. Knowing the great care that Quirion takes with his work, the video will undoubtedly let the viewer experience the song on a much heightened level - the way it was meant to be experienced.

Kevin Quirion
remarks on 'The Concept of Our Extinction':

"Can't wait to get started on the filming of our first video. I've been working on a very detailed treatment for the video this past week. The idea of the song and video is man's struggle to understand his own existence and the eventual acceptance of mortality. This is an on going lyrical theme throughout the album. We're going capture this visually and make it really special."

Order Of Ennead
recently finished recording their next album, 'An Examination of Being', with producer Mark Lewis (Trivium, Chimaira, All That Remains) at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, FL. The album is due for release on April 20th.

'An Examination Of Being' Track List:
01. The Concept of Our Extinction
02. The Scriptures of Purification
03. Lies Upon the Lips of Judas
04. This Mortal Journey
05. ...In the Mirror
06. An Examination of Being
07. Conduits to Eternity
08. A Portal to Rapture
09. A Betrayal of Self

Order Of Ennead
lead guitarist John Li comments: "So what can I say about this new album? In my honest opinion, it's much heavier and darker than our self-titled debut, more cohesive, thematic, melodic, but not completely over the top. In a nutshell, the works. To me, the songs sound totally different than the demos and I was blown away after the songs began to take form. They sound BIG."

Watch a live performance of the brand new track, "This Mortal Journey" below.

For more Order Of Ennead news and info, head to
http://www.myspace.com/orderofennead
 
 
 
 
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