SYSTEM DIVIDE NEWS
System Divide leaves tour with Epica
System Divide regrets to announce that they have to cancel the rest of their North American appearances with Epica, Insomnium, and Alestorm. Vocalist Sven De Caluwé has posted a statement, which can be read below.
"It is with great regret we have to announce that System Divide has to drop off our North American tour with EPICA. Miri [Milman] already had to leave earlier due to a health emergency within the family and things have complicated further, so unfortunately I have to make the decision to go back and support my wife and family in these hard times.
"We have pushed through as far as possible to make this work and appreciate the support of the fans that came to the shows to see System Divide. It has been an utmost privilege and pleasure to tour with EPICA, not only are they great at what they do, they have been amazing people to be on the road with and they deserve everyone's support and respect at the shows. It is with great sadness in our hearts that we have to say bye to them today but hopefully our paths will cross again in the future. Our touring brothers in Insomnium and Alestorm as well, we will all miss you and see you again soon!
"We apologize to all the fans/promoters who were looking forward to see the band, we will do our utmost best to come back to North America and play our hearts out for you all as soon as possible. We will utilize the time now to write the best album we possibly can and return in 2013 with a vengeance!"
SYSTEM DIVIDE (featuring members of Fear Factory, Aborted) recently recorded a new single, entitled 'Ephemera', which was released preceding the tour with Epica, Alestorm and Insomnium. Popular on-line metal destination Noisecreep.com premiered the single at the beginning of October. 'Ephemera' was mixed by infamous producer Pete Rutcho (The Ghost Inside, Revocation, Bury Your Dead, etc.) and can be heard now at metalblade.com/systemdivide.
SYSTEM DIVIDE launches brand new single 'Ephemera' exclusively on Noisecreep!
Band gears up to tour North America alongside Epica, Alestorm, and Insomnium starting Oct. 23 in Washington DC
Extreme Metal formation SYSTEM DIVIDE (featuring members of Fear Factory, Aborted) recently recorded a new single entitled 'Ephemera' to be released online right before the band hits North America on their upcoming tour with Epica, Alestorm and Insomnium. Head over to Noisecreep.com to hear the new single 'Ephemera' and make sure to catch the band live to experience the raw emotion and devastating beauty that is SYSTEM DIVIDE. The single was be mixed by infamous producer Pete Rutcho (The Ghost Inside, Revocation, Bury Your Dead…) and will be released online as a free streaming track to serve as teaser for the bands upcoming second full-length album due out on Metal Blade Records in 2013.
Comments vocalist Sven De Caluwe: "We are extremely excited to get this out, having just completed the mix of the tune, it has been amazing to see Pete transform this into the mastodon it turned out to be. This is without a doubt the most epic and challenging material the band has EVER worked on just the tip of the iceberg in regards to what we have in store for the second album. I hope people will be as excited about it as we are, it has been a lot of hard work and we cannot wait to play the song live on our upcoming North American tour with Epica! See you all out there to crush some skulls in the name of metaaaal!"
EPICA, ALESTORM, and INSOMNIUM for the following dates:
10/23 Washington, DC Howard Theater
10/24 Richmond, VA Kingdom w/ Alestorm **
10/25 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
10/26 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/27 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/28 Ottawa, ON Maverick's w/ Alestorm **
10/29 Quebec City, QC Imperial de Quebec
10/30 Montreal, QC Metropolis
10/31 Toronto, ON Opera House
11/01 Buffalo, NY Broadway Joe's w/ Alestorm **
11/02 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
11/03 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
11/04 Joliet, IL Mojoes
11/05 St. Paul, MN Station 4
11/07 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
11/08 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
11/10 Vancouver, BC Fivesixty
11/11 Seattle, WA El Corazon
11/12 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
11/13 S. Lake Tahoe, CA The American Legion (headliner) **
11/14 San Francisco, CA The Grand Ballroom at the Regency
11/15 San Diego, CA House of Blues
11/16 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
11/17 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
11/18 Lubbock, TX Jake's Sports Bar (headliner) **
11/19 Dallas, TX Trees
11/20 Houston, TX Scout Bar
11/21 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
11/23 Louisville, KY Headliner's Music Hall
11/24 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
**Not part of tour
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SYSTEM DIVIDE To Kick Off Revolver Magazine’s Hell Hath No Fury Tour!
SYSTEM DIVIDE, who feature within their ranks vocalist Miri Milman (Orphaned Land), vocalist Sven De Caluwe (Aborted, Leng Tch’d etc), guitarist Michael Wilson (Abigail Williams), bassist Andrew Lenthe and drummer Mike Heller, will return to the US later this month on the Revolver-sponsored Hell Hath No Fury Tour with In This Moment, Straight Line Stitch and Sister Sin! The tour follows the band’s successful stint through North America earlier this year with Eluveitie, 3 Inches Of Blood and Holy Grail. SYSTEM DIVIDE will be touring in support of their The Conscious Sedation debut full-length released via Metal Blade last fall.
Commented Milman, who was featured in Revolver’s "Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock" issue and calendar at the end of 2010: "After a great run with Eluveitie throughout North America, we’re very excited to get back on the road as part of Revolver’s Hell Hath No Fury tour. It was an honor to be part of the magazine’s calendar and special Halloween issue and being on this tour makes the whole experience come around full cycle. We’re looking forward to going back to some of the places we played on our previous tour and perhaps recognizing some of the faces as well as meeting some new people. Get ready for some ridiculous amounts of ‘girl power!"
The tour will kick off on April 22 in Santa Ana, California, and run through May 15. During the tour, In This Moment’s Maria Brink will be filming exclusive video blogs for Revolver and interviewing each of the other front women on the package.
Revolver Presents: Hell Hath No Fury Tour
SYSTEM DIVIDE w/ In This Moment, Straight Line Stitch, Sister Sin
04/22/2011 Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
04/23/2011 Jerry’s – Bakersfield, CA
04/24/2011 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
04/25/2011 The Alley – Sparks, NV
04/27/2011 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
04/28/2011 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
04/29/2011 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
04/30/2011 The A Club – Spokane, WA
05/01/2011 The Railyard – Billings, MT
05/03/2011 The House Of Bricks – Des Moines, IA
05/05/2011 The Annex – Madison, WI
05/06/2011 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
05/07/2011 Penny Rd Pub – Barrington, IL
05/08/2011 Boney Jones – Evansville, IN
05/09/2011 Downtown Music – Little Rock, AR
05/10/2011 The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
05/11/2011 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK
05/13/2011 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
05/15/2011 The Orpheum – Flagstaff, AZ
"…weaving death metal, industrial, goth, and prog into an endlessly surprising sound." – Revolver Magazine
"The music is extreme, diverse, original and holds a very high level. The band combines the best of Soilwork, Aborted, Lacuna Coil, Slipknot and Bleeding Through to what nearly sounds like a seamless unit. De Caluwe goes ballistic while Milman’s catchy lines remind me of Deadlock front-woman Sabine Weniger…. everything seems to point in the right direction for SYSTEM DIVIDE to take the world by storm." — Aardschok (Netherlands)
"…a razor-sharp, cacophonous smattering of all things metal, effectively melding elements of extreme, death, grind and even some goth to produce a literal sonic explosion, one bursting with undeniable strength." — StarPulse.com
"Milman's vocals, especially in 'Stagnant Progression' and 'The Apex Doctrine', are used perfectly to compliment the complex array of sounds System Divide set up. System Divide remind me of Eluveitie in that they can write incredible death metal songs around epic themes and use female vocals to control the damage. 4.5/5" — TheNewReview.net