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Update from the yanks of Elemae!

Elemae update: end of Summer 2012

Tracking for the post-break-up, yet return-to-form NEW EP of songs over this Summer, is finally coming to a conclusion…with a twist. Most of the recording was engineered by Dan Coutant (Joshua) at Nada Recording Studio in New York and has given way to some very fine raw tracks, combining all the ebb and flow elements of an Elemae album yet this time within 5 strong songs. Members of the band over time (5 of the 7), got together to flesh out the material which was originally demoed and gigged with acoustically. All couldn’t be happier with the sonic make-over the songs took. The twist? The final chapter of recording though, has now taken place across the ocean in Whitstable, England at Emeline Studios. Vocals for three songs were tracked at the newly built studio by engineer Ian Sadler. Results coming this Winter, hopefully early 2013, as the “Tilling The Fallow” EP.

In related news, Justin Wilson [Red Animal War/Saboteur] and his Leaders & Flares film identity, along with Mats Ek, was brought on board to film and produce a video for the Elemae track “Slow,” featuring actresses Sierra Sintic and Camilla Fredin. The song has added instrumentation and a new mix (since the Lamp Light The Fire compilation) on this forthcoming EP. This mix will be present in the video version. Footage was shot in both Dallas, Texas and Gothenberg, Sweden, and was edited by Wilson back at his studio. Keep an eye out closer to their EP release date for it’s launch.

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A sad farewell to Jullian of The Satellite Year

Dear friends, fans, musicians and all the further wonderful people from around the globe,

I have always loved playing music with my friends, spending hours and days on the road, in clubs, studios and rehearsal rooms with the people who had the same ambitions that I had.

For a couple of years this worked out pretty well. And if there was another chance, I would do it all again in the exact same way. I don’t wanna miss any of the experiences that I made in the past years as a member of this band, none of the good ones and none of the bad ones.

I was always proud to be a part of the satellite year, I was proud of the people that were ‘the satellite year’ and the people that helped us being a band, as persons as well as musicians – all together. I was proud of this little connected society. And every little step forward that this society achieved meant everything to me. Music connects…I had a wonderful opportunity to experience this fact. And I am more than grateful for this period in my life…And to be honest, without you, none of this would have been possible.

But suddenly the music and all the effort that made this little system work over years are being pushed aside by discussions and conflicts based on personal dissatisfaction, which more and more disrupt friendships, that had lasted and grown over years.
Three days ago, at night, I got a phone call of the four guys that I had played music, shared stages and buses with for more than 5 years now…decisions had been made it said…and I should no longer be a part of the band that I had given rise to.

I work up my courage and take this step right now, because I prefer to keep it (the satellite year as a band and as persons) in memory as a good thing. Not because I want to, but much more because I have to…I cannot deal with seeing the piece of art that I started some years ago with good friends being destroyed, with nothing being left behind except for grudge and malice. I am tired of fighting. I am tired of arguing. And I am particularly tired of justifying… “Sometimes it just feels better to give in.” (TBS)

I never would have guessed where this journey ends, when I made the suggestion to found the satellite year back in autumn 2007. But that’s where we are today. And maybe that’s all that counts right now…

my sincere thanks go out to every single one of you. Thanks for coming to the shows and supporting the music that I had been a part of.

all the best for you, guys.

take care
julian

We wish Julian the best of luck!

Plus more news to come from TSY soon!

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Do NOT miss this – 24th November!

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Guess what’s coming soon……….

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Our new boys, making some noise!

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MAKER! MAKER! OH AND MAKER!

The news below excites us so!

“Hey guys, we have a new self titled EP coming out on November 13th in the UK/digital on ENGINEER RECORDS and in the US via Asbestos Records. Check out the first song off the EP, “Shadows” over at

http://www.absolutepunk.net/artists/showlink.php?l=32902

share the link and spread the word, as we will be coming to your town with Major League andTurnover in November/December. (Vinyl details coming soon)”

From the awesome band MAKER!

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IRIS!

We are bubbling in excitement for this:

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Big IRIS update!

So here it is, what we have all finally been waiting for the NEW IRIS!

IRIS are currently rehearsing night and day for their upcoming tour later this month with I Divide!

Having recently recruited new bass player Ross Gilbert (Chase Motive, Predicting the Fall) and Drummer Rich  Goodyer (Mantis) the boys are working harder than ever to perfect their set for the shows ahead.

Having always been a tight unit there’s a lot of hours to put in and are now more determined than ever to achieve the success they strive for.

Their 6 track  EP ‘Out Of Fiction’ was released in August and has had amazing industry reviews and a great his response among their rapidly growing fan base, which was highlighted recently on their acoustic tour with pop punkers Promise Me Tomorrow.

Vocalist Adam Smart told us ‘Our main goal now we have a full band again is to make as much of a noise as possible. We are ready to tour this EP every month until next spring   and also can’t wait to record fresh material with the new boys!’

IRIS expect to blow up over the coming months and to secure as many festival slots for next summer as possible.

With I Divide recently having massive exposure winning the Red Bull Jam and other tours in the pipeline with Tu Amore and label mates We Came From Wolves, things are looking extremely positive for IRIS and we can’t help but agree these boys have an awesome year ahead!

The video for their single ‘Out Of Fiction’ will appear on Kerrang TV in the coming weeks and the I Divide Tour begins in Swansea on October 24th-31st.

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