Dirge Within

Dirge Within

Making a dent in a competitive heavy music scene, Dirge Within quickly made a name for themselves through extensive touring and earning rave reviews from the press and public alike. Appearing with such acts as Trivium, Fear Factory, Static X, Devildriver, Whitechapel, Winds of Plague, GWAR, and Nonpoint, they have shown their versatility through playing in front of a variety of crowds and holding their own.

Following up their highly acclaimed debut release, ‘Force Fed Lies,’ Dirge Within issued a three song EP titled ‘Absolution 2011 EP’ (out August 16, 2011) living a taste of what’s to come from their forthcoming sophomore release due out in early 2012.

‘Absolution 2011 EP’ showcases what fans of Dirge Within have grown familiar with – powerful grooves, strong hooks and punishing guitar riffs the band has built its sound around. ‘Absolution’ and ‘Prey’ bring a sound that fans are familiar with, while showing progression overall in their sound and songwriting, while ‘All Light Fades’ takes their sound up a few notches in intensity and edginess alike.

” ‘Absolution’ is just the beginning. We’ve been working hard writing new songs for our sophomore album, and we were so pumped about these tracks that we HAD to share a few of them with our fans,” said vocalist Jeremy ‘Jerms’ Genske. ‘Force Fed Lies’ was the blueprint, but we as a band are trying to take everything to the next level, in every aspect. This EP is just a sampling of what’s to come in very early 2012 – the alarm before the hurricane. ”

The EP was produced by the band and Scott Creekmore at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, Illinois, and was mixed by Jason Suecof (August Burns Red, Death Angel, All That Remains) @ Audio Hammer Studios in Orlando, Florida. Continuing his commitment to great artists, Robert Beadles is partnering with Dirge Within on this forthcoming release supported and promoted by Big Time Records.

Forming in January 2007, the band was formed by guitarist Shaun Glass and Genske, recording a three song demo at Mercenary Studios in Zion, Illnois, including “Forever the Martyr”, “Complacency Strain”, and “Ties that Bind” (which later were re-recorded for ‘Force Fed Lies’). Guitarist Matt Szlachta and drummer Frankie Harchut were later brought into the band, and then played their first show at the Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in July 2007. Immediately making an impact within the Midwestern metal scene, they attracted attention through their hard driving yet melodic metal style.

They have appeared as the Jagermeister band on the 2009 Rockstar Mayhem Fest date in Chicago, Illinois, as well as opening for Korn’s Ballroom Blitz tour stop in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2010.

‘Force Fed Lies’ drew rave reviews within Revolver Magazine, Rocksound and Metal Hammer (UK) Magazine, as well as been on regular rotation on Sirius XM and various hard music radio outlets.
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