Available for pre order in Black and Ocean Blue vinyl
early March 2019
at No Dust Records!
Man has it been a year that
2018! Many ups and downs! On a personal level but also professionally it
has been a rollercoaster.
Despite many draw backs I
finally saw my new album released where I have been working on intensely
for some time with singer Bryan Ketelaars and producer Jack Nobelen.
I am psyched that 2019 will
be the year we will let you hear our great conceptual music live for the
first time and I can finally introduce the live band August Life:
Gert Nijboer - lead guitar (Highway Chile, Deathriders, Picture)
Bryan Ketelaars - lead vocals (Auracle, Armageddon)
Hans in 't Zandt - drums, backing vocals (Praying Mantis. Mad Max,
Gerald Vos - keys, Hammond, guitar, backing vocals
Ronald Pieterse - bass, backing vocals (Disquiet, Divine Rebellion)
In a nutshell: AUGUST LIFE's
album NEW ETERNITY, the brand new Dutch progressive melodic metal
project initiated by Gert and Bryan, saw the light of day late August
this year. The reactions of fans and press for this brand new outfit
A bunch of great guest
musicians and singers participated on NEW ETERNITY like for instance
Peter Vink (Ayreon, KnightArea), Rob van der Loo (Epica, Mayan),
Madicken de Vries (Heidevolk, Annatar). The list goes on.
The CD was released
worldwide and can also be found on every digital platform (Itunes,
Spotify etc.) An LP version is expected to be released in the near
But enough about the album.
Let me take this opportunity to especially welcome to the live band,
being the one not to have played on the album, brilliant bass player:
Ronald Pieterse (Lockdown, Divine Rebellion, Disquiet).
Finally I would like to take
this opportunity to thank all of you who proved to be a real friend in
I am so much looking forward
to see you all next year on and off stage with AUGUST LIFE, HIGHWAY
CHILE and The Dutch Disciples.
the free world and have a great 2019!
I have done my last show with DEO last Saturday at Crossroads
After so many great years it was a very difficult decision but sometimes
decisions need to be taken considering changing circumstances.
Late 2017 I told the guys I made the decision to leave the band after
all forthcoming gigs were done.
As a consequence it is almost certain
DEO will not continue as a band
but of course that's not
up to me.
I wish to emphasize that there are no hard feelings or personal issues
I will continue the Ronnie James DIO legacy with
I want to thanks everyone in the band for the great times we had
together and as far as I am concerned we will meet again soon!
Pictures of my final DEO show can be found in the
Mixing has started atJack's Place Studio in Meerle (B).
Bryan Ketelaars and Marchell Remeeus mix down!
Hein van Berkel plays a wonderful piano version of the song Nevermore!
Peter Vink laying down bass tracks!
Harry den Hartog laying down bass tracks!
AND FINALLY HERE IS THE NAME OF OUR BRAND NEW PROJECT
Summer holidays first
and then we will continue to work on our debut album.
Lot's of work has been done already, lot's of work still to be done.
Cover artwork is in progress and promises to be brilliant, covering the
topics of the concept.
All further recordings, continuation of vocals, lead guitars and
additional instruments, are planned to be finished no later than the
first half of September.
Then mixing and mastering the final product.
No final release date is set yet as we are opting the best way to
release the album right now.
TO BE CONTINUED!
NEWS ABOUT THE BRAND NEW PROJECT
Because of his very busy
scedule with EPICA we were not able to present to you the 4th and
last bass player to participate in our project but finally we can
proudly present to you:
So... Can anyone guess the name of the 4th and last bass player on the
Furthermore, as this album will not be just your regular Metal album (not
that there is something wrong with that) we can state that, to
compliment Bryan´s amazing vocals, we will have 2 great female backing
vocalists on board:
And... we will also make use of Piano and Chello.
More details on that soon!
Last but not least...
We will finally reveal the name of the projectonthe31st of July!
To be continued!
NEWS ABOUT THE BRAND NEW PROJECT
Drums have now been fully recorded by none other than Hans in 't Zandt(Praying Mantis, ex- Vengeance). Almost all bass tracks are recorded.
In total we will have no less than 4 bass players on the album.
we can name three: None other than Bass veteran
Peter Vink (Q65, Finch, The Boxx, Ayreon, Knight Area),
(Helloïse) and last but not least bass virtuoso
Harry Den Hartog
will be part of this great album.
The name of the fourth bass player is to be revealed soon!
As we speak
Bryan is recording his vocals and Gert is laying down his Rhythm guitars
tracks. Solo guitar and addition instruments as well as additional guest/backing vocals are planned to be recorded this summer onward.
Recordings are mainly at Jack's Place which is a very cosy, relaxed yet
highly professional recording studio owned by
Jack Nobelenin a
very nice small town in Belgium near Breda. Jack will also handle the
mixing of the final product which can expect to be very versatile both
musically and lyrically...
Off course we can't wait to show it all to
the world but first
we will reveal the name of the project...
DEO will play
for a third time in a row on the 1st of April at
footage in the pouring rain
taken from Metal Magic Festival Denmark 2016!