On the verge of its release, bassist
"The older we get, everybody's got their own things in life they wanna do and some people, they just really live to play music and some people do it to just kinda pass time," Jester said during an interview last week.
The metal band, local and loyal to
"Due to an unforeseen issue the album will not be ready by the 18th. We will still be playing this show and help our friends kick off their tour," Jester wrote on the Facebook page. "Right now looks like the album will not be in our hands until around the 26th."
The new album, "Blessed In Blasphemy," features 10 songs. Most of them are new; the others are older songs from a previous album done in 2009 that have been re-recorded and mastered with the latest members, including Jester, Day and drummer
"We completely re-recorded them because Cody wasn't the drummer back then, Terry wasn't the bass player back then, so they've evolved and changed," Jester said. "We took the best songs off of that and mixed it with the best of the new stuff we've got and just wanted to finally get them put out the way that we really heard them in our heads."
Jester said it will feel good to finally release the CD when the time does come, but parting ways with Day will be a bump in the road.
"He's been with us for a year and a half, and it's definitely going to be different, but at the same time, the show goes on," said Jester, explaining Day is leaving on good terms and he gave the band notice. "It's definitely going to be weird, and every time there is a change, it's like it's a whole thing of getting used to how that person plays, getting used to their personality, you know?"
Even though "Blessed In Blasphemy" won't be available at the show, Jester said the album can be purchased on the band's website, deatheadbangers.com, and popular music sites like iTunes and Amazon.
Deathead recently started jamming with a new bassist, and Jester hopes to be playing shows again by mid-August. Regardless of who is playing within the confines of Deathead's brutal sound, Jester promised a heavy show from all of the bands on the bill.
Melodic death-metal band from
"It's going to be heavy, all three bands are very, very good," Jester promised. "It's quite a wide variety of bands as well. It's all heavy, but each band is very different-sounding."
"We're very glad to be up there finally." Black said, noting the tour is Turned To Stone's first time on the road. "It's an interesting and exciting place to kick off our first tour."
"I'd like to think that's informed my vocals, we have a certain sound we are always trying to get to," he said, adding that without the dual vocal style, he would get bored with singing. "We try to make them come out organically. It's very much influenced by doom metal."
Deathead won't be joining the other two bands on tour because, for one, it won't have a permanent bassist after this show. There is also work to be done locally. Jester said the
"We've had periods of inactivity as well, just like any other band, I guess. But it's nice that we're still out here doing it," he said wistfully. "Right now, it just seems like there's not a lot of bands out there in
Jester hopes that Deathead can be a part of that boom and bring metal back to the streets and clubs of
"The more people that go out and support the bands and support the clubs, it does nothing but help everybody," he said, noting Kamikazes has been a big supporter of the heavy metal scene.
"We love seeing crowds getting out to the clubs in
--WHAT: Deathead; Eternal North; Turned To Stone
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