Regina, Saskatchewan-based Canadian extreme progressive metallers INTO ETERNITY have posted the third teaser containing studio and rehearsal footage of their new song “Fukushima”. The track was 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.
INTO ETERNITY recently tapped Amanda Kiernan of the Edmonton, Alberta-based metal band THE ORDER OF CHAOS as their new touring vocalist. Kiernan takes over from Stu Block, who was hired away last year by American metallers ICED EARTH, leaving INTO ETERNITY without a full-time singer.
INTO ETERNITY founder and guitarist Tim Roth told the Regina Leader-Post that he invited Kiernan to Regina to try out for the band after hearing a tape of her performing his songs.
“I had all these guys who told me they could do the songs and hit the notes Stu could. So I had them try out and it was like, ‘No way.’ Nobody could do it,” Roth said. “But Amanda‘s got this great voice … none of the dudes could hit the notes Stu could, so maybe it makes sense that only a chick can do it. Besides, she already fits in like she’s one of the guys.”
Kiernan, who said she’s been an INTO ETERNITY fan since she was in high school, told the Regina Leader-Post about her audition, “At first, I was pretty intimidated. These guys are rock stars to me. There were times when I was sitting around with the guys, and then all of a sudden I’d get this little burst of energy because I reminded myself that I was sitting with INTO ETERNITY.”
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.
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
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.
Pictured below: INTO ETERNITY with Amanda Kiernan
Pictured below: INTO ETERNITY with Stu Block