“Chugging guitars, over-the-top vocals and double-bass drums crash into a cascading keyboard melody straight from a sci-fi epic, ‘Ephemera’ finds System Divide doing what they do best: weaving a chaotic blend of metal that is both irresistible and unrelenting.” –Carlos Ramirez, AOL’s NOISECREEP
Agoura Hills, CA – October 19th, 2012 – SYSTEM DIVIDE premiered their new single ‘Ephemera’ exclusively on Noisecreep.com on October 8, 2012. The single was be mixed by infamous producer Pete Rutcho (The Ghost Inside, Revocation, Bury Your Dead) and the free streaming track serves as a teaser for the bands upcoming second full‐length album due out on Metal Blade Records in 2013. SYSTEM DIVIDE has also released on October 10, 2012 a lyric video to go along with the streaming single. It can be found on the bands YouTube page here – http://youtu.be/cphwskBdJYc.
Now SYSTEM DIVIDE has announced a great opportunity for guitarists and fans! SYSTEM DIVIDE wants YOU to learn how to play their latest single Ephemera and send them a video link to prove it! One lucky winner will be selected from all the entries and on October 23, 2012 they will announce the winner, so hurry up, get learning, and submit your video now!
Founded in the summer of 2008, SYSTEM DIVIDE quickly became a transnational project. Within its ranks includes vocalists Sven De Caluwe (ABORTED) and Miri Milman, and guitarist Mendel Bij De Leij, bassist Andrei Aframov, and drummer Mike Heller (FEAR FACTORY, MALIGNANCY). SYSTEM DIVIDE set out to revolutionize the conventions of the over-saturated melodic death metal genre, proving that extreme metal can have more depth than blast beats, while female vocals do not have to conform to the precepts of the “Goth” genre.
The band’s debut EP, The Collapse, struck a chord with some of the members of Whitechapel so they brought SYSTEM DIVIDE to the attention of Metal Blade Records, who signed the band and released their first full-length The Conscious Sedation. SYSTEM DIVIDE recorded with producer/engineer Cole Martinez, who worked with the band on their debut EP, with mixing and mastering handled by the infamous James Murphy (ABORTED, SWWAATS, LAZARUS AD, SIGH, ARSIS). A video for single The Apex Doctrine was directed by Kevin Custer (HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, DOPE, DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION) and debuted on BlankTV with an overwhelming response and, to date, has received over 313,000 plays on YouTube alone.
Supporting their first full-length album, SYSTEM DIVIDE did 3 successful North American tours with bands such as IN THIS MOMENT, EPICA, ELUVEITIE, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, HOLY GRAIL, ABORTED, AUGURY, SISTER SIN, and STRAIGHT LINE STITCH just to name a few. The band also had their first European appearance at the infamous 013 in Holland and played the prestigious Metal Female Voices Fest in Belgium. With a revamped line up and new material under its belt, it’s time for SYSTEM DIVIDE to show what the band is really made of and destroy venues worldwide.
You can catch SYSTEM DIVIDE live on the road this fall with 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