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DIVINITY Recruit 2nd Guitarist Gord Olson (Ye Goat-Herd Gods, Demisery) + Alberta Tour w/ Expain
New Album Out Now “The Immortalist”
L-R: Keith Branston – Bass, Gord Olson – Guitar, Sean Jenkins – Vocals, James Duncan – Guitar, Brett Duncan – Drums, Jeff ‘Beast’ Waite – Vocals
DIVINITY announces the addition of 2nd guitarist Gord Olson to their line-up. Olson is a dedicated and talented 7-string shredder who is endorsed by Schecter Guitars and is also currently active in numerous projects such as Calgary act Ye Goat-Herd Gods and Demisery, a death metal collaboration with Keith Merrow of Alluvial and Conquering Dystopia (Jeff Loomis).
DIVINITY vocalist Sean Jenkins comments:,
“The band had originally asked Gord to join the band about four years ago, but timing and commitment didn’t work out. Recently, about 2 months ago, Gord was hanging out at a jam session and by the end of it we all sort of realized that the opportunity for Gord to learn some songs and start jamming was now possible. Gord really took bull by the horns and has learned a 10-song live set in a matter of just weeks… and he’s nailing it; really adding another huge layer of thickness and some killer leads too! We couldn’t be more stoked to have dual guitarists again!”
DIVINITY will be embarking on a dual album release Alberta tour with Vancouver, BC’s EXPAIN. The tour will be in promotion of DIVINITY‘s latest album “The Immortalist” along with EXPAIN supporting their forthcoming EP “Pinching Nerves”. The one week tour will be kicking off in Innisfail, AB on September 21st and wrap up in Banff, AB on September 26th (full dates listed below).
“The Immortalist” is a culmination of 5 years of hard work and dedication to their craft and features 12 tracks that include their two previous EP releases “The Immortalist, Pt. 1 – Awestruck”, “The Immortalist, Pt. 2 –Momentum” with their third EP “The Immortalist Pt. 3 – Conqueror” completed to finish off the trilogy series as one huge full length album. All the tracks on the album are re-mixed and re-mastered by the talented Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Grid Productions) to make the songs more cohesive and work as a full-length experience. “The Immortalist” also features Bjorn ‘Speed’ Strid of Soilwork on vocals for the song ‘D.M.T.’.
Album order available on Divinity.ca, iTunes or Amazon plus an exclusive digipak CD available on their website for those who like to support the band directly. The digipak CD contains a 24-page booklet that showcases this entire concept giving fans way a full physical experience to the story, songs, lyrics, and visual aspect of the new album.
Album Stream – https://soundcloud.com/divinitymetal/sets/the-immortalist
Music Video – Atlas – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL7NUOjw51c
Music Video – Manhunt – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW4XelJ6Rzw
DIVINITY & EXPAIN “Dual Album Release Tour”:
September 21 – Innisfail, AB – The Zoo
September 22 – Edmonton, AB – Mercury Room – info
September 23 – Calgary, AB – Distortion – info
September 24 – Lethbridge, AB – Cornucopia (ALL AGES)
September 25 – Drumheller, AB – Neighbours’ Corner Pub
September 26 – Banff, AB – Hoodoo
1. Manhunt (4:25)
2. Atlas (4:42)
3. Hallowed Earth (6:04)
4. DMT (7:36)
5. PsyWar (6:36)
6. Distorted Mesh (3:48)
7. The Dead Speak From Behind (7:05)
8. Lucid Creator (4:52)
9. The Reckoning (4:24)
10. All Seeing Eyes (5:40)
11. Momentum (5:21)
12. Conqueror (7:20)
Album Length: 1:07:56
Sean Jenkins – Vocals
Jeff Waite – Vocals
James Duncan – Guitars
Gord Olson – 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 after sending in a couple songs to BWBK’s ‘Knuckletrack’ CD sampler. A music video was released for the song “World of Pain” in 2003 and the band played local shows building its show experience.
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 its first major tour by joining the Summer Slaughter Canada tour. This gave them the opportunity to connect to high-calibre booking agents and other acts such as Dying Fetus, Whitechapel, and Necrophagist.
In 2009, Divinity spent it’s 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 massive support and praise from around the world.
The band is currently releasing a trilogy EP concept album now turned into a full-length LP, called ‘The Immortalist’ available May 26th, 2017 at all digital music stores and as a special limited run CD Digipak.
For more info, please visit www.Divinity.ca.