Two HEAVEN'S CRY Albums To Be Reissued In January
December 6, 2012, 4 years ago
On the heels of the fall release of their comeback release, Wheels Of Impermanence, Canadian progressive metallists HEAVEN'S CRY will reissue their first two albums, Food For Thought Substitute and Primal Power Addiction, on January 8th, 2013. The albums - which are now available for pre-order separately or as a specially-priced bundle - along with revamped artwork, have been newly remixed by Yannick St-Amand (DESPISED ICON, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, KATAKLYSM) and remastered by Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SYMPHONY X).
Guitarist Eric Jarrin (ex-Despised Icon) added, "I'm so grateful that Prosthetic Records agreed to re-release our first two albums. We worked very hard writing those tunes but unfortunately, we did not have the resources at the time to make it sound the way we wanted it to. Having the opportunity to revisit these albums and give them a new polish, it finally feels like justice has been done to these songs. You know, in the making of a progressive album, every detail is important. Our goal has always been to make sure that the music and the lyrical content are coherent, and that every instrument plays its role in the process. Now that they have been remixed properly, you can hear the music we wrote in its entirety."
Heaven's Cry formed in the early '90s in Montreal. Before long, founding members St-Jean and Sylvain Auclair (vocals, bass) signed with Canadian label Hypnotic Records and recorded their debut album Food For Thought Substitute in 1996. The album was simultaneously released in Japan and was awarded the #13 spot for Metal Albums of 1996 in Burrn! Magazine. Subsequently, the band's buzz spread throughout Europe and earned the band several "album of the month" features in many acclaimed magazines.
René Lacharité (drums) and Eric Jarrin (guitar, ex-Despised Icon) joined the band prior to the release of their second record, Primal Power Addiction, in 2002 on Dutch label DVS Records. The groundbreaking, critically acclaimed release was well received and earned the band a spot on the prestigious ProgPower Festival in the Netherlands, as well as a European tour supporting Threshold. Heaven's Cry supported the album's North American release by performing alongside the likes of ANVIL, PLANET X, ARENA, and NIGHTWISH in 2004.
After taking a seven-year hiatus, the band recently released their third album, Wheels Of Impermanence. The band supported the release by headlining the ProgPower Festival in the Netherlands in October and are scheduled to take part in the ProgPower USA Festival in 2013.
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