June 2019 Music Update:
As always lots of happenings in the Niviane camp. I’ve been hard at work recording vocals for our next album “The Ruthless Divine”. As of today, I have just 3 songs remaining and then we will add keys before completing mixing & mastering.
Next Monday, June 17thour 1stever music video is released for the track “The Berserker”. It’s pretty epic and I cannot wait for everyone to see it.
The band has a break from performing which we will concentrate of finishing the album and plan for our 1stof 3 new music videos to support the next release (2 music videos & 1 lyric video). Artwork is underway for the new release and from the preliminary sketches we’ve seen it’s going to be something VERY special. Photoshoot is lined up for the end of the month and of course we are always writing for album #3 as well.
Our next live date will be headlining Iron mountain Metalfest at Anderson Park in Anderson, CA on 08/24. If you are in or around the area we hope to see you there. We will have some new merchandise as well so be on the lookout for that. Niviane would like to thank each and every one of you that have supported us in the past and continue to support our musical journey.
This of course was the surprising news released during my last Blog update. After almost 10 years Steven Rice, Jim Pegram & I together with guest drummer Matt Thompson (King Diamond) wrote and recorded 8 new tracks for Imagika’s 8thstudio release titled “Only Dark Hearts Survive”. Fans of Imagika had been hounding each of us for quite some time to regroup and put out new music and well… it only took a decade LOL!! I am unable to disclose label and release date information at this time but can the album was produced by Andy Larocque (King Diamond) just as were our last few releases. Jobert Mello (Sledgehammer Graphix) handled the cover artwork and our new record label will be putting out a press release any day now. The band has a music video and lyric video ready to go and the album will be released VERY soon so you all don’t have too long to wait. For our hometown fans we will be performing 1 confirmed show in the SF Bay Area with some of our favorite local bands and our new drummer Seamus Gleason. You should be seeing that show information released in the coming weeks and I really am looking forward to seeing some friends I haven’t seen in quite some time. We will be playing a nice mixture of tracks from our different albums.
I am happy to say we are deep in the recording process for “The Dark Design”. All drums are being mixed and guitars tracking is underway. Jim is on standby and will be diving into bass recording soon. A music video is in the planning stages and there has even been some chatter about a few live dates as well. I am very excited about this album as it is shaping up to be a killer release.
I am finally no longer seeing the messages flood my inbox about “when will we see the new Hellscream release”? Yes, it has been announced that on July 26ththe 2ndHellscream release “Hate Machine” will be released worldwide on both CD & Vinyl formats through Pure Steel Records. The album is in your face hyper power metal or speed metal or something. All I know is it is Metal!!! If you are a fan of the 1strelease you will not be disappointed. No live shows are planned as the band has been extremely busy performing as “The Three Tremors”.
This project is truly becoming a beast. I look at the scope of it and think to myself… I’m insane!! 23 track concept CD not including narration. 8 guitarists I am currently working with. Starting to flush out all the drum parts on the completed tracks. Album will have 6 guest vocalists. Man, I’m just going to keep chipping away at this one and take it a step at a time. This project is very special to me and I am amazed to see it come to life. Have a few new musicians that may be lending their creative talents to this project as well. Still a bit out but it’s gaining momentum.
This may be the first time I don’t have any confirmed extra projects or musical endeavors in quite some time. I have been approached to assist in 2 different recording projects but nothing confirmed so we will see. As always, thank you all so much for all your ongoing support. Be sure to like my FaceBook pages, add me to your Spotify playlists, subscribe to my YouTube channels, oh, follow me and my bands on Instagram… damn, am I missing anything? HA HA!!! You all rule!!
Be sure to add my releases to your Spotify library & playlists!
Here are all my current albums that are available:
Niviane – The Druid King (2017)
Dire Peril – Through Time & Space EP (2015)
Skinner – Sleepwalkers (2014)
Hellscream – Made Immortal (2013)
Dire Peril – Queen of The Galaxy EP (2013)
Skinner – The Enemy Within EP (2012)
Dire Peril – Astronomical Minds EP (2012)
Imagika – Portrait of a Hanged Man (2010)
Imagika – Feast For The Hated (2008)
Imagika – My Bloodied Wings (2006)
Lots of music for you to listen to and MUCH more on the way…
CONFIRMED TOUR DATES:
08.24.19 – Anderson, CA (Anderson Park)
10.08.19 – Sacramento, CA (Ace of Spades)
10.12.19 – Hayward, CA (Hayward Memorial Park)
(Many more show dates to be announced soon)
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