Polish heavy metallers DIVINE WEEP are preparing to record their sophomore album, the successor to its 2013 release, “Age of the Immortal”. The session is planned for March 2015 in the well-known Hertz Studio (Vader, Behemoth, Decapitated). The sound will be engineered by Piotr Polak and Sławek Wiesławski, the mixing and mastering process will be handled by Wojtek Wiesławski.
The album will feature nearly 50 minutes of heavy/power metal, including songs from the previous release and four completely new tracks. The album will feature a guest appearance by Wojciech Hoffman from polish legendary band TURBO. This might not be the only guest, but I don’t want to unveil all the details now.
A few weeks back the band premiered a video for the title track from their last album, watch it below. The song “Age of the Immortal” has been re-recorded at Hertz Studio with the new members who joined the band after the album’s release. Thanks to the new musicians, especially the new, charismatic and powerful singer, Igor Tarasewicz, the song gained a newfound energy and meaning. The clip has been made with the help of Winland Historical Brotherhood (http://www.winland.pl)
Divine Weep has been formed in 1995 as a black metal band, gaining recognition both in the country and outside of it. During the years of inactivity the band’s style evolved into classic heavy metal in the vein of giants such as Iron Maiden and Helloween. The band came back to life in 2010 with a bundle of new songs and recruited new members, getting a new chance to shine among Poland’s metal scene, which resulted in a lot of gigs including those supporting bands such as Hunter, Turbo and Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden).
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Polish heavy metallers TURBO have recently announced that Dominik Jokiel, the band’s previous guitarist, decided to part ways with the band due to personal reasons. He was replaced by Krzysztof ‘Tercjusz’ Kurczewski.
TURBO released their newest album, “The Fifth Element”, on April 7th in Europe and April 15th in USA via Metal Mind Records.
The band’s official live debut with the new member will take place on May, 30th in Tyrolen, Sweden.
Forthcoming live shows:
30.05 Tyrolen, Sweden
07.06 Kutno, Rock’N’Rose Fest, Poland
20.06 Dzierżno, Poland
21.06 Legnica, Poland
04.07 Zbąszynek, Poland
12.07 Ząbkowice Śląskie, Poland
25.07 Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany
As announced in late 2013, the legend of Polish hard & heavy scene – TURBO, return this Spring with a brand new studio album entitled “The Fifth Element”. It will be the first release since their 2009 release “Strażnik Światła” and we can expect solid heavy metal without any unnecessary intricacies. The release date of the album has been set for April, 7th in Europe and April, 15th in North America (via MVD).
Today, the band unveil the first track taken from the new album. You can stream “This War Machine” on Metal Mind Productions’ channel on YouTube, below:
1. Think and Fight
2. Taste of Forever
3. Heart on the Pyre
4. The Fifth Element
5. Smash the Wall
6. Handfull of Sand
9. Light up the Night
10. This War Machine
11. Blues Measured by the Clock Ticking
12. Smash the Wall (Acoustic)
Wojciech Hoffmann (guitars): „Turbo’s sixteen studio album features thrilling and fast tracks which should satisfy all fans of classic hard&heavy sounds. We do believe that with this album we can easily compete with the elite of the metal scene.”
Earlier on he said: “We feel very comfortable playing the music of our youth. That’s why we plan to stick to classic heavy metal.”
Turbo – a legendary Polish heavy metal band formed in January 1980, in Poznań, by Henryk Tomczak (formerly in Stress and Heam, pioneers of Polish hard rock). It’s one of the most important bands on the Polish heavy metal scene. “Kawaleria Szatana” (Satan’s Cavalry) – Turbo’s most famous album – is considered a magnum opus of Polish heavy metal.
Turbo – line-up:
Wojciech Hoffmann – guitars
Bogusz Rutkiewicz – bass guitar
Mariusz Bobkowski – drums
Tomasz Struszczyk – vocals
Dominik Jokiel – rhythm guitar
Polish heavy metal icons TURBO will release a new studio album this autumn. The as-yet-untitled effort will contain “solid heavy metal without any unnecessary intricacies”, according to the press release.
TURBO guitarist Wojciech Hoffmann comments: “We do not want to concentrate on novelties as we can see during our gigs that the fans expect us to play older tracks, they do not like changes. We also feel very comfortable playing the music of our youth. That’s why we plan to stick to classic heavy metal. We want to record the album in one go, we enter the studio at the same time, record all instruments at the same time, and then we make any necessary corrections, add guitar solos and vocals. Perhaps we will manage to record the core of the album in just one day! We start rehearsing tomorrow and we plan to work till we die! We want the music to be full of all our emotions, and this is possible when a band plays together, at the same time, this good vibe is missing when an album is recorded separately by the musicians.”
TURBO line up is:
Wojciech Hoffmann – Guitar
Bogusz Rutkiewicz – Bass
Mariusz Bobkowski – Drums
Tomasz Struszczyk – Vocals
Dominik Jokiel – Rhythm Guitar
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