Taking flashlights and a simple HD cam, Calgary, AB progressive death metal band DIVINITY have created one of the cheapest but very much fulfilling music videos of their career. Teaming up with Metal Nation News, the band is premiering their video ‘Manhunt‘ in support of their upcoming EP ‘The Immortalist Part 2. Momentum‘set to be unleashed on February 5th to follow 2013’s ‘The Immortalist – Part 1 – Awestruck‘.
Vocalist Sean Jenkins comments on the video:
“We’re very excited to release a new music video for our upcoming EP release! This video is raw, in your face, and will leave no doubt in your mind that we are back, stronger than ever. We’re also very proud of the fact that we self produced and directed this video all in our band room using flashlights and an HD Cam. Who says you need a 10K budget to make a music video? We surely don’t think so. Crank this new video up and rock on!”
View the video for ‘Manhunt‘ below:
‘ The Immortalist Part 2. Momentum‘ was produced by DIVINITY and mixed and mastered by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy) at The Grid studio in Montreal along with artwork created by Justin Totemical . The EP is also part of DIVINITY’s EP trilogy series that will lead up to a full length release later in 2016.
Track listing and EP artwork revealed below.
1. Manhunt (4:24)
2. PsyWar (6:34)
3. DMT (7:33)
4. Momentum (5:26)
EP Length: 24:00
The Immortalist – Trilogy Overview
DIVINITY have decided to release a full-length album in a different way. They are going to create a 3 part series of 4-song EPs that will develop a full length concept album they are calling ‘The Immortalist‘. Doing an Indiegogo campaign in 2012, the band was able to gather enough support to get the production rolling. In April 2013, the band released the first of three EPs entitled, ‘The Immortalist, Part 1 – Awestruck‘, which put the trilogy EP idea into motion. With ‘The Immortalist, Part 2 -Momentum‘ being released in early February 2016, this leaves Part 3 left to complete and the band is already on top of the writing/recording process for the final 4 songs. Once all 3 EPs are complete, DIVINITY will release an LP version as a 12 song full-length album which is slated to be released later this year.
DIVINITY is made up of 5 musicians with 4 of them being original members of nearly 20 years of playing together. They’ve been described as Progressive Death Metal and compared to bands such as Soilwork, Strapping Young Lad, Death, and Fear Factory.
Sean Jenkins – Vocals
Jeff Waite – Vocals
James Duncan – Guitars
Brett Duncan – Drums
Keith Branston – Bass
DIVINITY , based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, started in 1997 and began playing live shows in 1999. In 2001, the band released its first EP album called “Intensify“, which received a lot of local (Canadian) praise. A music video was released for the song “World of Pain” in 2003.
Fast forward to 2007, DIVINITY independently releases their first full-length album called “Allegory” and is picked up by Nuclear Blast Records just 3 months after the independent release. Obviously, this was a major turning point for the band!
In 2008, DIVINITY took on it’s first major tour by joining the Summer Slaughter Canada tour. This gave them the opportunity to connect to high-caliber booking agents and other acts such as Dying Fetus, Whitechapel, and Necrophagist.
Then in 2010 , DIVINITY spent its time creating their 2nd full-length album called “The Singularity “, which was released under Candlelight Records with a very positive response from numerous reviewers and listeners. Since the release of The Singularity, DIVINITY has toured Canada numerous times over and has received countless support and praise from around the world.
Currently, The band looks forward to finishing the release of The Immortalist Trilogy and doing follow up touring to support it later this year!
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