2013 was truly an eventful year for DEW-SCENTED! The band released the special anniversary compilation “Insurgent”, toured Europe with Testament in April, played several outstanding festival events (including the inaugural Full Metal Cruise as well as Wacken Open Air) and then finished off by touring Europe (10 countries) again with Death Angel. What a blast! Read the rest of this entry »
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German Thrashers DEW-SCENTED announce their brand new line-up! As presented on the promotional photo (photo by Ester Segarra/e-segarra.com), DEW-SCENTED’s brand new 2012 line-up is as follows (pictured from left to right):
Rory Hansen – Guitars
Marvin Vriesde – Guitars
Leif Jensen – Vocals
Joost van der Graaf – Bass
Koen Herfst – Drums
DEW-SCENTED vocalist Leif Jensen comments as follows: “I’m more than proud to be able to present you a new chapter in the history of DEW-SCENTED! By early 2011, after 4 weeks of European touring with Nile, it showed clearly that our previous “Invocation” line-up was collapsing and one member after another left the fold for different reasons. We decided to play some final festival shows together in the summer and then after Party.San Open Air and Brutal Assault Festival, DEW-SCENTED went away from the spotlight in order to re-group and regain new focus. And here we finally are again, back with an improved line-up and a really strong new album coming up in July: “Icarus”!”
The new line-up (re-)introduces Marvin Vriesde (Severe Torture, ex Blo.Torch) as main guitarist and songwriter. Not a stranger to DEW-SCENTED’s path of life, Vriesde’s ties with the band go as far as back as 1996, when he played lead guitars for DEW-SCENTED on the band’s first ever proper tour (with Edge Of Sanity, Lake Of tears and Sadist), as well as for some additional shows supporting Morbid Angel. He later on returned, among other occasions, as live-session guitarist for a European tour with Cannibal Corpse in 2002 or also for runs in Europe, Japan and North America all throughout 2005, as well as appearing with guitars-leads on the “Issue VI” album and also performing on the “Turn To Ash” video clip.
Jensen adds: “I’m truly happy to have finally managed to team up with my buddy Marvin in DEW-SCENTED. Being one of my closest friends in music and the band’s ‘longest running companion’, it’s amazing to be able to finally put the band’s musical present and future in his hands, giving our music a new safe home with his talent and dedication. I can’t wait for you all to hear the great start-up results we achieved with “Icarus”!”
Marvin Vriesde checks in to comment as follows: “Me and DEW-SCENTED have a long history together. I helped the band out on several occasions in the past, studio as well as live situations. So when Leif suggested joining forces for real on the new record I was thrilled! This allowed me to write DEW-SCENTED songs that I would really want to hear from the band, from a fan’s point of view.”
Drummer Koen Herfst (I Chaos, live session for Epica, etc. / www.koenherfst.com) and bassist Joost van der Graaf (I Chaos, ex Creepmime) rounded off the “Icarus” line-up organically, as Vriesde explains in regards to the pre-production process for the new album: “The writing process went really smooth and focused. Me and Leif were bouncing all these awesome ideas around. We realized that these songs deserved to be recorded in the best form possible. That’s why I asked a good local friend of mine, Koen Herfst, to handle the drums. On his turn he brought in Joost van der Graaf to handle the bass duties for the album. Both are amazing musicians…and that’s what sets “Icarus” apart for me. I think everyone brought something extra to the table, which really took the album to a higher level. “Icarus” is a really heavy album, but it somehow has a darker feel to it in comparison to the previous DEW-SCENTED albums.”
Last but not least, guitarist Rory Hansen (I Chaos, ex Blo.Torch) was added to the band’s ranks as second guitarist shortly after the album recordings. On recommendation of all the other three new members, his presence paves the way for a really skilled and menacing dual-guitar-team.
The new DEW-SCENTED line-up will make their debut shows on July 20th at Metalsplash Festival (www.metal-splash.de) and July 21st at Queens Of Metal Festival (www.queens-of-metal.com) in order to also present the Icarus material live on stage in perfect timing for the album’s release.
In order to allow a closer look at the studio work for Icarus and also to showcase some of the new bits of music, a second online teaser for the album was now launched via the YouTube channel of Germany’s Metal4 (www.metal4.de). Check it out here: http://youtu.be/kCSWBYQY2Mo or here: http://www.youtube.com/
Icarus was recorded at Soundlodge Studio (www.soundlodge.de) with Jörg Uken (God Dethroned, Suicidal Angels, Nightfall, etc.) as producer and will be released on July 27th, 2012 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, on July 30th, 2012 in the rest of Europe via Metal Blade Records as well as on July 31st, 2012 in North America via Prosthetic Records.
German Thrash Metallers DEW-SCENTED have revealed the stunning artwork of their new album Icarus to be released in July through Metal Blade Records in Europe! Once again Björn Goosses / Killustrations (www.killustrations.com) handled the artwork duties.
Singer Leif Jensen comments on the album title. “The album’s main theme could be described a modern-times, very apocalyptic adaptation of elements of the “Icarus” myth, using a lot of its symbolism while interlinking with several other personal or observant subjects, in true DEW-SCENTED fashion. Without being close to a ‘concept album’, “Icarus” has a pretty coherent lyrical flow and that helps to enhance and also to intentionally enlarge the atmosphere and vibe created by the music.”
Check out the first sneak peak video teaser from the studio @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Icarus was recorded at Soundlodge Studio (www.soundlodge.de) with Jörg Uken (God Dethroned, Suicidal Angels, Nightfall, etc.) as producer and will be released by late July 2012 via Metal Blade Records in Europe and Prosthetic Records in North America.
German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have premiered the video for the track, “Arise From Decay,” from 2010’s acclaimed “Invocation,” out on Prosthetic in North America, Spiritual Beast in Japan and Metal Blade in Europe. Check out the video now, exclusively at Metal Injection: http://www.metalinjection.net/tv/view/6251/dew-scented-arise-from-decay-video-premiere
Also viewable below:
No Mercy Festival
KOKO Camden, London
10th April 2007
Moonspell / Napalm Death / Behemoth / Dew-Scented / Root / Hades Lab
Review and pics by HannTu
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Richard’s On Richards
Vancouver, BC Canada
**Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland