Regina, Saskatchewan-based Canadian extreme progressive metallers INTO ETERNITY have announced the addition of drummer Brian Newbury from Edmonton, Alberta. Newbury is known in the western Canadian metal scene as a member of Edmonton-based DEATH TOLL RISING.
INTO ETERNITY has been writing new material as a follow-up to the well-received 2008 Century Media release "The Incurable Tragedy". Guitarist Tim Roth commented: "It is the coldest March in 90 years (-40 C), so I'm staying indoors and working on some new INTO ETERNITY music. This will be our sixth album, so we have to make sure all the songs are perfect. I have over 60 minutes of music demoed now on my iPod, so things are slowly getting done. The music is all there now, so the rough arrangement of the songs has started. It helps us also that we have the organizational assistance of our lawyer, Eric Greif, to fall back on, which is cool considering DEATH was one of our main influences."
INTO ETERNITY's Canadian agent Zandra Productions has announced the following shows, the first for the band in two years:
Apr. 15 - Walkers, Saskatoon
Apr. 16 - The Exchange, Regina
May 12 - The Distillery, Calgary
May 14 - Pawn Shop, Edmonton
In other news, INTO ETERNITY will playing the "Chuck Schuldiner Birthday Bash" on May 13 at The Distillery in Calgary, organized by REVEREND KILL's Don Stenhouse and Greif, Schuldiner's intellectual property lawyer and the former manager of DEATH. A charitable event benefitting the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, it features a 12 band line-up centering on Candlelight Records act DIVINITY, with guests such as former DEATH members Paul Masvidal, Sean Reinert and Chuck's nephew Chris Steele, and raffled items donated by labels, publishers and artists.