Divine Heresy is an american metallic element ring formed by founder of Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares and Devolved drummer John Sankey. Although the ring ‘s origins trace back to 2002, Divine Heresy was officially formed in 2006. The band presently consists of guitarist Cazares, former Vital Remains drummer and current World Under Blood drummer Tim Yeung, former Nile bassist Joe Payne and singer Travis Neal. Tommy “ Vext ” Cummings was fired from Divine Heresy following an onstage affray [ 6 ] on April 26, 2008. After holding auditions for a newly frontman for the dance band, it was announced on August 14 that The Bereaved singer Travis Neal is to fill the position. [ 7 ] The band ‘s introduction album Bleed the Fifth was released on August 28, 2007, and sold 2,700 copies in its first workweek. Receiving generally plus reviews, Eduardo Rivadavia of AllMusic commented the album “ strikes a near-perfect libra between confirmation and invention ”, while Dom Lawson of Metal Hammer commented “ All in all, the portly pioneer [ Cazares ] has hit the dark lantern ”.
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history [edit ]
Formation ( 2002–2007 ) [edit ]
Following his deviation from Fear Factory in 2002, guitarist Dino Cazares was looking for a drummer that “ fit in ” with the dance band. First he tried drummers John Sankey from Devolved and Nicholas Barker from the bands Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir. But both drummers had to return to their homelands of Australia and England respectively due to visa issues. He then met former Vital Remains drummer Tim Yeung. [ 8 ] Cazares and Yeung recorded the material they wrote and sent tapes to Cummings for his vocal audition. Cazares comments “ We heard mania and anger in his voice, which was something we wanted. It was besides identical aggressive. ” [ 9 ] Divine Heresy held auditions for a permanent wave bassist — Tony Campos of Static-X play bass on three songs and Cazares acted as bassist on the remaining songs. Following abortive auditions, Cazares was contacted by early Nile bassist Joe Payne. Cazares knew Joe Payne from seeing him play live with Nile. After auditioning, Joe Payne joined Divine Heresy as the permanent wave sea bass guitarist .
Bleed the Fifth ( 2007–2008 ) [edit ]
The band recorded its introduction album, Bleed the Fifth in early 2007 with output duties handled by early Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader. The title of the album is a dally on words, Cazares comments “ You have the right to keep your mouthpiece close, but on this record we believe we ‘re saying a batch ”. [ 9 ] Cummings wrote the majority of the lyrics, which are about personal discord and how people overcome them. much of the lyric content was influenced by the Book of Revelation, natural disasters, war, and terrorism. [ 10 ] Cazares stated the album is a “ boastfully sleep together you ” to the people who want his projects to fail. [ 11 ] Released on August 28, 2007, in the United States, Bleed the Fifth sold 2,700 copies in its beginning week. [ 12 ] Dom Lawson of Metal Hammer summarized his review by saying “ All in all, the portly pioneer has hit the dark lantern and it ‘s going to be fascinating to see what happens future ”, awarding an 8 knocked out of a possible 10. [ 13 ] Eduardo Rivadavia of Allmusic felt the album “ strikes a near-perfect counterweight between confirmation ( reminding fans of Cazares ‘ abilities and alone vision ) and invention ( he tied plays a few guitar solo ! ) ”. [ 14 ] Scott Alisoglu of Blabbermouth.net summarized his review claiming the album is “ one rugged son of a cunt that may even have you humming melodies long after you ‘ve ejected the disk. ” [ 15 ] Chad Bowar of About.com commented “ Great musicianship, good songs and excellent production make this a very goodly debut. ” [ 16 ] After recording was completed, Cazares announced the band signed a north american english share with Century Media Records, and a license manage with Roadrunner Records in Europe. His decision to choose Century Media was based on the creative exemption the label gave him, whereas Roadrunner would ask him to produce radio and commercial songs when he was in Fear Factory. [ 9 ] however, Yeung claims Roadrunner were not matter to and said he did not want to be on a label that is “ classify of concern ”. [ 8 ]
departure of Tommy Vext ( 2008 ) [edit ]
spark advance singer Tommy Vext left the band following an on-stage affray on April 26, 2008. [ 6 ] Cause of the affray remains controversial. According to Dino Cazares, Vext was fired because of a conflict during a live show. “ We felt that he wanted to end the show early to go hang out at the New England Metal Fest, which we were supposed to be performing at the following day ” coming up with all sorts of excuses to make this happen. [ 6 ] The band continued to play after what Vext said was supposed to be the last song. Vext then began screaming at Dino and argued with him before he pushed Dino across the stage. Vext was kicked out of the band immediately. In a video recording interview Vext explained that he wanted to prevent ruining his spokesperson for the adjacent prove by ending the fructify early because the PA system went out during the express. [ 17 ] In exclusive “ Metal Injection ” interview Tommy explained his deviation from the ring :
I ‘ve been suffering the indignities of Dino ‘s massive ego for adenine retentive as I ‘ve worked with him, and unfortunately, everything I ‘ve heard about him had finally come to fruition, and he is precisely as he ‘s been portrayed as by his ex-band members. And this happen nowadays is the same rationality why he ‘s not in Fear Factory anymore. It was a stepping stone in my life and I ‘m moving on. [ 18 ] — Tommy Vext
Bringer of Plagues and hiatus ( 2009–2015 ) [edit ]
Divine Heresy ‘s follow-up to 2007 ‘s Bleed the Fifth was the group ‘s beginning release with new singer Travis Neal, once of Pushed. He is besides presently a extremity of the swedish band The Bereaved and the band Hate Times Nine from San Diego/LA. The album, titled Bringer of Plagues, was released on July 28 dismissal via Century Media Records. Dino co-produced the album with the applaud producing team Dirty Icon ( Logan Mader and Lucas Banker ).
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As of November 25, 2010, Divine Heresy can not be found on the Century Media Records web site. Dino has besides given interviews that during breaks from the current Fear Factory tour, Dino and drummer Tim Yeung have started writing new material for the next Divine Heresy commemorate. On January 26, 2011, it was announced that bassist Joe Payne had left Divine Heresy. On May 10, 2011, Dino announced via Divine Heresy ‘s Facebook foliate and through his own personal account that Divine Heresy are still in concert and that there will be a newly album in 2012. He besides said that they were planning a go along the US east coast. [ 19 ] On August 17, 2012, guitarist Dino Cazares via Twitter commented on the condition of Tim Yeung as a DH drummer :
well judging from his drumming on the last MA cadmium not certain if I want him back. I ‘ll try but he ‘s David V ‘s boy now. Might be besides difficult plus there are enough of early vomit drummers out there .
On July 27, 2015, in an interview with MetalSucks, Cazares confirmed that he is the merely remaining member of Divine Heresy and the band is presently inactive due to his commitments with Fear Factory. [ 20 ]
Band members [edit ]
current members [edit ]
- Dino Cazares – guitars (2005–present), bass (2007)
former members [edit ]
live members [edit ]
- Risha Eryavec – bass (2006–2007)
- Jake Veredika – vocals (2008)
timeline [edit ]
discography [edit ]
- Studio albums
- Music videos
- “Failed Creation” – 2007
- “Bleed the Fifth (Tommy Vext Version)” – 2007
- “Bleed the Fifth (Travis Neal Version)” – 2008
- “Facebreaker” – 2009