Chicago based metallers ION VEIN will be making their return to the stage in a big way, opening for the legendary TESTAMENT at The Fuel Room in Libertyville, IL on Friday, February 10th. In a statement released from the band: “We’re very excited to announce that our first show in support of IV v1.0, and our debut show with Scott and Rob, will be sharing the stage with the mighty TESTAMENT and Chicago’s upstart thrashers DIAMOND PLATE. This is the perfect way to kick the IV v1.0 release cycle into high gear and we can’t wait to dial everything up live with all of you once again!”
ION VEIN has made their first DR (digital release), IV v1.0, available for FREE for a limited time as a token of their appreciation for the fans’ continued patience and support. The band states, “We’ve been through quite a lot since the release of Reigning Memories in 2003, and the only thing that kept us going was the belief in the strength of the new material, so we hope you enjoy it… and remember to crank it loud!”
The songs were produced/engineered and mixed by Neil Kernon (NILE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRYCHE, REDEMPTION), and mastered by Alan Douches.
The DR concept was developed by Mortal Music as taking a snap shot of an album of music and releasing it into the market a “chapter” at a time, so to speak, to allow it to work its way into the marketplace faster and to help alleviate the musical overload fans and press alike are experiencing these days with so many options available. The full length album will then be available on CD at the end of the cycle for those that still collect physical product. Added
ION VEIN founder/guitarist, Chris Lotesto; “We really like what the guys at Mortal have going on and think their approach to the new musical marketplace is exciting and innovative! We’re really glad that we can be a part of helping to shape the way music can be presented to fans these days in the ever changing world of music!”
The song “Enough”: