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The Sonic Phenomenon Known As DIVINITY

The Sonic Phenomenon Known As DIVINITY

It is said that given the right conditions, anything can happen. It's no wonder that seemingly small coincidences coalesced within a very specific time window at a very specific geographical location in western Canada to give rise to the sonic phenomenon known as DIVINITY.

The Early Years (1997 - 2006)

The Early Years (1997 - 2006)

While singer/guitarist, Sean Jenkins, was still in high school, jamming in his parents basement with friends in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, his life path crossed with guitarist, James Duncan, creating the solid foundation DIVINITY would later come to rest on. Leaving the comforts of their rehearsal space to test their skills in a live setting, the Canadian natives made their on-stage debut by playing live "Battle of the Bands" shows in Calgary. Several years and several line-up changes later, the chemistry created by the addition of drummer, Brett Duncan, and bass player/singer, Jeff Waite, prompted the band to record their five-song Intensify EP. A year or two after their EP release, the band started to see more change was required to achieve the sound they were looking for. Deciding on a dual guitar approach, Sacha Laskow was recruited into the band's ranks, and when Nick Foster was enlisted to handle bass duties, DIVINITY had at last found their missing elements.

Signing with a Major Label or Two (2007 - 2010)

Signing with a Major Label or Two (2007 - 2010)

Brought together by serendipity and gifted with the sight to see the necessity of and place for variety, a surging creativity has always fueled these talented, similarly-minded musicians. Armed with his own arsenal of growls, high-pitched screams, and melodic clean vocals, founding DIVINITY member and lead singer Sean Jenkins had successfully overseen the amalgamation of multiple genres: a crushing thrash attitude with complex progressive metal arrangements and brutal death metal overtones. The resulting compositions are devastating. The poise of each song's shifting time signatures and their unpredictable rhythmic insanities alone will easily qualify DIVINITY's first album, Allegory, as one of the more memorable aural assaults of 2007.

Just 4 months after releasing Allegory independently, the band was approached by major label, Nuclear Blast Records, with a record deal offer already on the table. DIVINITY was about to take a huge leap into the world wide heavy metal scene and called a lawyer and jumped in head first. This period was a very exciting and eye-opening experience in countless ways for the band. The guys were now talking with all kinds of major players in many different facets of the music industry. Releasing music videos, doing interviews with people from around the world, talking to booking agents, band managers, entertainment lawyers, the list went on and on for the numerous amazing things happening for DIVINITY. A huge learning curve also became apparent along with an even bigger struggle to find financial support to run the ever growing business side of things.

The band percevered and managed to jump on one of the greatest Death Metal festival tours, Summer Slaughter Canada, in 2008 featuring Necrophagist and Dying Fetus as headliners. These were some of the most memorable and most exciting shows to date. Things were really heating up for the band and they knew it was time to get back in the studio and pump out another great record to keep the momentum going.

In 2009, DIVINITY hit the studio and started to create their follow up full-length album, The Singularity. The band and Nuclear Blast parted ways but was able to work out a new record deal with UK based label, Candlelight Reocrds, for the new album.

Featuring guest death vocals by long-time friend and past bass player, Jeff Waite, and harmony vocals by Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster (Every Hour Kills), The Singularity's intricate riffs, plunging grooves, and melodic passages can carry you through the expansive landscape of the soul. Lyrically tackling the themes of substance abuse, the turmoil of relationships, survival in the midst of adversity, the chaos of existence and humanity's battle against technology, Jenkins explores the parameters of the human voice while capable shredders James Duncan and Sacha Laskow weave their unyielding riffs and solos throughout as the rhythm section of Brett Duncan and Nick Foster aptly demonstrates a very feral meticulousness. 'Transformation', 'Beg to Consume', and 'Emergent' all exhibit DIVINITY's dynamic and ferocious range.

Time for a change... Again (2010 - 2011)

Time for a change... Again (2010 - 2011)

In 2010, After coming home from a long distance Canadian tour, totalling over 11,000 kilometers of driving on that tour alone, the band had started to hit a wall with how to progress forward. Much of the bands financial support had been exhausted along with the overall attitude of the band. It became apparent the band needed to take a break. In 2011, the members of DIVINITY, for the first time in their entire career, took an actual break from playing and writing and putting the band itself on hiatus. Sacha Laskow decided to move on in another direction starting his current band, Every Hour Kills. The others also went in their own directions but kept in touch.

A Whole New Attitude (2012)

A Whole New Attitude (2012)

It wasn't too long until the itch to play music could not be tolerated any longer. In early 2012, founding members, Sean Jenkins and Jame Duncan, decided it was time to bring the band back but with a fresh attitude based on the roots of why the band had found their success; the simple love and passion to play killer heavy metal music. That's it. It's that simple.

The Trilogy EP Concept (2013 - 2016)

The Trilogy EP Concept (2013 - 2016)

This new type of thinking spawned the idea of doing a Trilogy concept album. The idea was to create 3 EP albums consisting of 4 songs that would contain lyrical and musical themes based on concept story. The band had created a concept and started building song ideas and storyline content. The Immortalist Trilogy was born and began to take shape.

Adding in past bass player, Jeff Waite, as a 2nd vocalist really changed the dynamic of the band. This would lead to further changing the sound and evolving the band's direction.

In 2015, Nick Foster decided to part ways with the band. It was tough to see Nick move on but the band was happy to have him as the DIVINITY bass player through some of our strongest and toughest times of the band's career. He will always be a brother to them.

In early 2016, DIVINITY relased the second part to The Immortalist Trilogy and couldn't be more excited to unleash their 4 new songs as well as finish writing and recording of part 3! DIVINITY was able to find a new bass player, Keith Branston, who has been a long-time fan of the band and also plays guitar in his own band called, The Archon Prophecy.

A quick tour with Devin Townsend

A quick tour with Devin Townsend

During the later part of August 2016, Divinity managed to line up a quick 4 show tour across Western Canada with none other than the Devin Townsend Project. Starting in Kelowna, B.C., at the Hell Raiser Metalfest, the band could not contain their excitement. The tour also had California atmospheric death metal band, Fallujah, which were also a powerhouse of an act to also support on tour.

In just 4 shows, the band made strong friendships and really connected to the entire crew. It was an amazing quick and dirty tour with one of their biggest influences in music. Good times were had.

 

2017-2019

2017-2019

The band has pushed to it's fullest and have created a masterpiece of a third full length album. The Immortalist trilogy is complete and the boys in the band couldn't be happier with how it has all turned out. The album has been supported with a Western Canadian tour and a special show in Quebec for the Trois Riviere Metal Fest.

After that, the band went into heavy writing and recording mode and really taking their time in the process of it all. The band decided to take on the recording the drums entirely on their own where in the past the band would book studio time and work with an audio engineer to capture the 18+ microphones that usually are being used when recording Brett's massive drum kit.

In early 2019, Brett was ready to record his drums and the band had gathered all of the recording gear necessary and managed to track and edit professional quality drums. This was a major achievement for the band because now all instruments and players are able to record themselves and avoid huge studio costs that the band always struggled to cover.

Sean Jenkins | Lead Vocals

Sean Jenkins | Lead Vocals

Position In Band

Lead Vocals, Lyricist, Music Composer, Graphic Design, Website Design, Video Production, Band Room Sanitation Manager

Musical Influences

Devin Townsend, Bjorn "Speed" Strid, Mikael Åkerfeldt, George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, Peter Tägtgren, James Hetfield, Warrel Dane

Favorite Bands

Soilwork, Gojira, Devin Townsend Project, Nevermore, Opeth, Sikth, Meshuggah, Textures, Testament, Death, Strapping Young Lad (RIP), Between The Buried And Me, Chaos Divine, Cattle Decapitation... The list goes on.

Other Hobbies

Heavy metal, movies - mostly documentary, friends, playing guitar, jamming/recording, jogging/walking, biking, hiking/camping in the mountains, cats, surfing the internets.

Musical Background

Sean began his musical career in Junior High when he decided to learn how to play the trumpet. After a couple of years, he found himself in jazz bands and wind ensambles playing classical and jazz music all the time. He then happened to hear Metallica on the radio one day and was instantly hooked. He gathered up as much money as he could and bought a guitar (it was a piece of crap). He instantly figured out how to play the beginning of 'One' by Metallica and fell in love with guitar and the entire heavy metal lifestyle; all by the age of 16.

Jeff

Jeff "Beast" Waite | Vocals

 

Position In Band

Vocals, Lyricist, Laughs, Beast Mode, French Translator

Musical Influences

Jeff Healey, Megadeth, Bloodbath, Carcass, At The Gates, Ray Stevens, Vincent Price, Iron Maiden, Micheal Jackson, CCR, Sam Cooke, Cattle Decapitation, Triumph, Porcupine Tree, Death, Testament, Slayer, Pantara, Motley Crue, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, almost all 50's and 60's.

Favorite Bands

Darkane, Soilwork, Meshuggah, Primus, Martyr, Sikth, Scarve, Zimmer's Hole, Into Eternity, Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse, Buckethead, Satyricon, The Rolling Stones, Beyond Creation, Quo Vadis, Macabre, Mushroomhead, Mercenary, Labyrinth.

Other Hobbies

Comedy (laughing), Horror and B movie collector, Hockey, Fart Casting, Pets, Gaming, Coin Collecting, Chess, Drama, Beard Growing, Weight Lifting and Dennis... 

Musical Background

Started playing bass guitar at 15 but have been singing my entire life. 1st had training in choirs. Used my musical abilities lots in comedy and drama. Brief stint in an alternative band on bass named On The Verge but my 1st serious music venture was Divinity. Joined in 2000 at 20 years of age. Played bass 00-04. Joined Insidious (vocals) 05-06. Recorded Those Who Remain "Still" EP in 08. Did backup vocals on The Singularity. (whatever year that was lol 10?) And rejoined in (whatever year awestruck) but had an absence for one yearish to work. But came back in 13 or 12? as a permanent vocalist to current. And Dennis always loomed..

James Duncan | Guitars

James Duncan | Guitars

Position In Band

Guitars, Lyricist, Music Composer, Deputy Commander

Musical Influences

Old Metallica, Meat Loaf, Def Leppard, Soilwork, Eddie Van Halen, Devin Townsend, Arjen Luccasen, Paul Stanley, Eric Peterson, Chuck Schuldiner, John Schaffer, Zakk Wylde, Steve Lukather

Favorite Bands

Old Metallica, Def Leppard, KISS, Devin Townsend Band, Death, Soilwork, Van Halen, OZZY, Zakk, Testament, John Mayer, Cannibal Corpse, AC/DC, Evergrey, Blotted Science, Iced Earth, Into Eternity,  Annihilator, Pagan’s Mind, Scarve, Opeth, Mercenary, Riverside, Jorn Lande, Anthrax, Porcupine Tree, Warrant

Other Hobbies

Mountain Biking, Skiing, Firearms, Hockey, Comedy, Sci Fi, Conspiracy Theories, Mountains, Hot Springs

Musical Background

Began piano lessons at 5 years old.  Completed Grade 8 Royal Conservatory piano.  Started playing guitar at 14.  Started with Metallica and Slayer riffs, jamming with my brother Brett.  I met Sean Jenkins when I was 19 and began the long journey of Divinity.  Highlights of my musical career include: signing to Nuclear Blast Records, Summer Slaughter Canada Tour 2008, working with renowned producer Michael Wagener on all 3 “Marija” albums, headlining the Blue Feather Festival in Whitehorse, Yukon, with Marija in 2010, wrote and produced theme song for the monster truck, “Lucas Oil Crusader”, with members of Divinity.

Gord Olson | Guitars

Gord Olson | Guitars

Position In Band

Guitarist

Musical Influences

Uli Jon Roth, Alex Skolnick, Marty Friedman, Frank Gambale, Vinnie Moore, Greg Howe, Chuck Schuldiner, Bill Steer, Trey Azagthoth, John McEntee, Ihsahn, Astennu, Johann Sebastian Bach

Favorite Bands

(In no particular order), Death, Morbid Angel, Incantation, Immolation, Seance, Unleashed, Necrophobic, Demigod, Atheist, Pestilence, Malevolent Creation, Mörk Gryning, Emperor, Lord Belial, (pre-Black) Metallica, (pre-Countdown) Megadeth, Exodus, Testament, Vio-Lence, Scorpions, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Vicious Rumors, Nevermore, Animal Alpha, Djerv, Firespawn, Mercyless, Dismember, etc. etc. etc.

Other Hobbies

Music production, Photography, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, and being reclusive.

Musical Background

Played trumpet in elementary school. Outside of school I did drums for a couple years, and finally became obsessed with the guitar at age 13. Self-taught, no formal musical training aside from the few years of grade school band.

Brett Duncan | Drums

Brett Duncan | Drums

 

Position In Band

Drums, Dad, Diaper Changer, Corgi Walker

Musical Influences

Hetfield & Ulrich, Stanley & Simmons, the Abbott brothers, Hakke, and everyone involved in the making of def leppard's 'hysteria'. 

Favorite Bands

Kiss, Metallica, slayer and pantera are all time favorites. Also meshuggah, cryptopsy, SYL, soilwork. Let's not forget Weird Al. 

Other Hobbies

Muay Thai, water skiing, changing diapers, picking things up, then putting them down, making holes in objects with firearms, and just really giving a shit. 

Musical Background

Grade 6 royal conservatory piano, grade 1 theory. Learned to play 'down on the corner' on guitar. Learned to play 'I love rock n roll' on bass.
Then played drums for 21 years. 

Adrian Codirenzi | Bass

Adrian Codirenzi | Bass

Position In Band

Bass Guitar

Musical Influences

Mattias IA Eklundh, Satyricon, Merrow, Rotting Christ, Iron Maiden

Favorite Bands

Merrow, Conquering Dystopia, Gentle Giant, Meshuggah, Moonsorrow, Iron maiden, Carach Angren, Satyricon, Rotting Christ, Septicflesh

Other Hobbies

Mountain Biking, Hiking, X-country skiing, snowboarding, Camping 

Musical Background

I grew up in a household with a lot of music playing; When I entered my teens a lot of my friends were musicians. I would go to jams and see them play and I wanted to play! 14 years ago, my good friend sold me my first bass for $40. I started learning Iron maiden and Black sabbath and I have kept going ever since! Now, I am well versed in both guitar and bass.

The Immortalist (LP)

The Immortalist (LP)

Divinity Metal Records - May 26th, 2017

Produced by Divinity
Mixed & Mastered by Chris Donaldson at The Grid

The Immortalist, Part Three - Conqueror (EP)

The Immortalist, Part Three - Conqueror (EP)

Divinity Metal Records - May 26th, 2017

Produced by Divinity
Mixed & Mastered by Chris Donaldson at The Grid

The Immortalist, Part Two - Momentum (EP)

The Immortalist, Part Two - Momentum (EP)

Divinity Metal Records - February 5th, 2016

Produced by Divinity
Mixed & Mastered by Chris Donaldson at The Grid

The Immortalist, Part One - Awestruck (EP)

The Immortalist, Part One - Awestruck (EP)

Divinity Metal Records - April 18th, 2013

Produced by Alan Sacha Laskow & Divinity
Mixed & Mastered by Alan Sacha Laskow

The Singularity (LP)

The Singularity (LP)

Divinity Metal Records - December 1st, 2009
Candlelight - Europe - May 24th, 2010
Candlelight - N. America - August 10th, 2010
Divinity Metal Records - February 5th, 2016

Produced by Alan Sacha Laskow & Divinity
Mixed & Mastered by Alan Sacha Laskow

Allegory (LP)

Allegory (LP)

Divinity Metal Records - July 28th, 2007
Nuclear Blast Europe - March 28th, 2008
Nuclear Blast USA - March 25th, 2008

Produced by Alan Sacha Laskow & Divinity
Mixed & Mastered by Tue Madsen

Modern Prophecy (Demo)

Modern Prophecy (Demo)

Published - 2004

Produced & Mixed by Alan Sacha Laskow & Divinity

The Infinite Cycle (Demo)

The Infinite Cycle (Demo)

Published - 2003

Produced & Mixed by Alan Sacha Laskow & Divinity

Intensify (EP)

Intensify (EP)

Published - 2002

Produced by Divinity
Mixed by Sean O'Grady
Mastered by Brian Campbell at Coastal Mastering Studios in Vancouver, BC

New Music Video for Primeval

New Single - Primeval - Available June 26, 2020 !!

New Single - Primeval - Available June 26, 2020 !!

In one week we will be releasing the song "Primeval" from our upcoming new album. It will be available on all major music platforms and we'll have lots more updates coming soon but for now... feast upon the artwork. 🤘😎🇨🇦

We are excited to announce our new bass player - Adrian Codirenzi

We are excited to announce our new bass player - Adrian Codirenzi

We are excited to announce our new bass player - Adrian Codirenzi 🤘😎 He's a great bass player, based in Calgary, Alberta, with the rest of the band. Adrian is currently deep into working on all the Divinity riffage and new songs we have coming out later this year. We can expect to see some bass playthrough videos very soon as well!

CHEERS AND WELCOME Adrian!!

https://divinity.ca/bio/adrian-codirenzi-bass.html
https://www.instagram.com/adriancodirenzi/

Live Show! - Loud As Hell 2020

We are stoked to be playing Loud as Hell this year! We are playing the Loud as Hell Festival this year and will be direct support on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Loud as hell 2020

New Album Release 2020

New Album Release 2020

We are very excited to announce that we have completed the new album and are currently in final preparations for the release.

Thanks for listening on Spotify

divinity spotify 2019

We are deep into final drum recording this week!

@brettduncandrummer is doing a killer job tracking these new songs.

brett recording

we support Imonolith on their first run of live shows

divinity immonolith

This Friday in Calgary and Saturday in Edmonton, we support Imonolith on their first run of live shows... We're stoked to play some new songs we've been working on too! Get tickets at http://concertworks.ca

Brett Duncan endorsing Paiste cymbals

Stoked to announce I’m endorsing Paiste cymbals. I recorded a demo on one of the new Divinity songs last night, and right out of the box these cymbals are next level. Thanks to Ryan and Jaret at Paiste Canada, Peter at Erickson, and Dano at Efkay for the help!

brett endorsing Paiste cymbals

Brett Duncan officially endorsing Remo Drumheads

Brett Duncan officially endorsing Remo Drumheads

Mornin’ humans! Happy to announce I’m officially endorsing Remo Drumheads. Thanks to Roger @ Remo and Scott @ Coast for helping me out! I’ll be reskinning the kit over Christmas and releasing more videos in the new year. Stoked!

Brett Duncan endorses Vater drumsticks

brett duncan vater drumsticks

Happy to announce I’m endorsing Vater drumsticks! Model ‘Concert Maple SD1 Wood Tip’. That’s a lot of words.

Demoing new tunes tonight, new album is half done, hoping to be in the studio in early spring. Metal is time consuming. Time to blast.

Cheers to The Grid

Cheers to The Grid

Cheers to @chrisdonaldson222 and @thegridmtl for the amazing production work they did for The Immortalist. @yycmusicawards 2018

We fucking won!

Cheers to the YYC Music Awards and to the other nominees

divinity award

We're busy working on new music!

We're busy working on new music!

Although we haven't been posting much lately... We'll have a show announcement coming up soon too... Stay tuned!!

Brett Duncan is doing a drum clinic at Long & McQuade - Calgary South on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

He'll be playing a bunch of Divinity music and talking about his experience of playing drums for the past 20+ years.

brett drum clinic

We're Live https://youtu.be/zAoUNO7705M

We're safely back at home and settled from our trip to Trois-Rivières, QC.

We're safely back at home and settled from our trip to Trois-Rivières, QC.

The Trois-Rivières Metalfest was absolutely amazing in many different ways and we want to take a moment here to thank everyone who made our trip the memorable experience it was...

Jean-francois Houle and his TRMF crew, Annie, Alex, JD, Dominic, Sam, Stephane and the rest for all their excellent work and hospitality. We were blown away with what was provided to us and the solid teamwork all around.

Divinity is at Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

Divinity is at Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

We finally went to church today. Amazing and intense.

First stop in Montreal: Efkay Music Group

First stop in Montreal: Efkay Music Group

Brett picked up some Tama Drums equipment for the show... Thanks Dan and Tama!

We're boarding the plane!

plane to trmf

We're back in Quebec this April! Trois-Rivières Metalfest 2018

TRMF 2018

This coming April, we're stoked to return to Quebec to play Trois-Rivières Metalfest 2018 with DeicideDespised IconBeyond Creation and many more killer bands!! 

Tickets are on sale now online 

We're excited to announce Brett Duncan - Drummer is officially endorsing Tama Drums!

"I’m stoked to announce that I’ve joined the roster of Tama drummers. I bought my first Tama kit in 2002, been a fan since." - Brett Duncan

BRETT TAMA 2017

Brett is officially endorsing Axis bass drum pedals

Divinity Brett Duncan Axis Percussion 2017

I’m proud to announce that I’m officially endorsing Axis bass drum pedals! I’ve been using Axis since 2004, I wouldn’t be able to play the music I do without these pedals.

If you’re a drumming enthusiast, check out their products at axispercussion.com

- Brett Duncan

2 New Shirts Available!!

We have 2 new shirts added to our online store!

divinity store Military Green

divinity store Dark Gray

Gettin' Hard in Nate's Backyard Podcast

bnp podcast

We had such a blast doing the Gettin' Hard in Nate's Backyard podcast with Nate Reno! ...and we can't wait to bring him on the road with us as our main sound tech. too! Take a listen and hear some interesting stories from our past, present, and future.

Stream: http://bignateproductions.com/category/episode-profile/?epid=290

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/natesbackyard/id982640916

This Podcast was recorded September 12th, 2017 in The Bunker at Get Hard Studios in Calgary, AB, Canada.

We Welcome Guitarist, Gord Olson, to Our Line-Up!

We Welcome Guitarist, Gord Olson, to Our Line-Up!

We're stoked to announce the addition of a 2nd guitarist to our line-up - Gord Olson! Gord is a dedicated and talented 7-string shredder who is endorsed by Schecter Guitars and is also currently active in numerous projects such as Calgary act Ye Goat-Herd Gods, and Demisery, a death metal collaboration with Keith Merrow of Alluvial and Conquering Dystopia.

Sean Jenkins, singer in the band said,

“The band had originally asked Gord to join the band about 4 years ago but the timing and commitment was not able to work out. Recently, about 2 months ago, Gord was hanging out at a jam session and by the end of it we all sort of realized that the opportunity for Gord to learn some songs and start jamming was now possible. Gord really took bull by the horns and has learned a 10-song live set in a matter of just weeks… and he's nailing it; really adding another huge layer of thickness and some killer leads too! We couldn't be more stoked to have dual guitarists again!”

Take a look at Gord's Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/Prayfordarkness

Gord James Schecter2

Tour Time! September 2017

Tour Time! September 2017

TOUR TIME! We're excited to announce a Dual Album Release Mini-Tour in Alberta, Canada, with Expain plus guests!!

Both of our new albums 'Divinity - The Immortalist' & 'Expain - Pinching Nerves' will be available at these shows along with a bunch of other great merch to choose from.

Huge thanks to Voxx PromosAsher Media Relations and everyone else involved in putting these shows together!!

Our New Album Is Available NOW WORLDWIDE!!

Our New Album Is Available NOW WORLDWIDE!!

Our New Album is available at all digital Music Stores!

New Single! 'Atlas'

Peek inside our 24-page Digipak album booklet

Pages 6 & 7 featuring the song 'D.M.T.' and James Duncan. Pre-order the new album now at www.divinity.ca/store.html

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Left to Right (Drummer last): James Duncan - Guitar, Jeff Waite - Vocals, Sean Jenkins - Vocals, Keith Branston - Bass, Brett Duncan - Drums

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Albums Released

  • Allegory (Nuclear Blast) - 2007
  • The Singularity (Candlelight) - 2010
  • The Immortalist - Pt. 1 - Awestruck - 2013
  • The Immortalist - Pt. 2 - Momentum - 2016

Live Experience

300+ shows since 1999

  • All major cities in Canada
  • Singulari-tour 2010 (Across Canada)
  • Summer Slaughter Canada 2009
  • Allegory Canadian Tour 2007

Recommended if you like... (RIYL)

  • Soilwork
  • Strapping Young Lad
  • Meshuggah
  • Death
  • Textures

The Immortalist, Part 2 - Momentum

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Download FULL EP Album - MP3

  1. Manhunt (4:24 min.)
    Written by: James Duncan
    Lyrics: Sean Jenkins, James Duncan, Jeff Waite
  2. PsyWar (6:35 min.)
    Written by: James Duncan, Sean Jenkins
    Lyrics: Sean Jenkins, James Duncan, Jeff Waite
  3. DMT (7:34 min.)
    Written by: James Duncan, Sean Jenkins
    Lyrics: James Duncan, Sean Jenkins, Jeff Waite
  4. Momentum (5:26 min.)
    Written by: James Duncan
    Lyrics: by: James Duncan, Sean Jenkins, Jeff Waite

Release Date: February 5th, 2016

LABEL: Divinity Metal Records

DISTRIBUTION: All Digital Outlets (TuneCore)

Self-Recorded & Produced by Divinity
Mixed & Mastered by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy) at The Grid.
Additional engineering by Jeff Dunne
Artwork by Justin Totemical


The Immortalist, Part 1 - Awestruck

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Download FULL EP Album - MP3

  1. Distorted Mesh (3:48 min.)
    Written by: James Duncan
    Lyrics: Sean Jenkins, James Duncan
  2. All Seeing Eyes (5:41 min.)
    Written by: Sean Jenkins
    Lyrics: Sean Jenkins
  3. Lucid Creator (4:54 min.)
    Written by: James Duncan
    Lyrics: James Duncan, Sean Jenkins
  4. The Dead Speak From Beyond (7:06 min.)
    Written by: Rob Doherty
    Lyrics: by: Rob Doherty

Recorded at Perfect Fifth Studios - October to December 2012
Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered by Sacha Laskow
Additional engineering by Tomislav Crnkovik and Jeff Dunne
Artwork by Sean Jenkins


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The Singularity (MP3 Download)

  1. Beg To Consume
  2. Lay In The Bed You've Made
  3. Monsters Are Real

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Allegory (MP3 Download)

  1. Induce
  2. Plasma
  3. NeuroTyrant

Bands we have shared stage with:

  • Necrophagist
  • Dying Fetus
  • Cannibal Corpse
  • Overkill
  • Skeletonwitch
  • Suffocation
  • Cryptopsy
  • 3 Inches of Blood
  • Whitechapel
  • Veil of Maya
  • Into Eternity
  • Beneath The Massacre
  • Despised Icon
  • Revocation
  • Martyr
  • Augury
  • Quo Vadis
  • Zimmers Hole
  • Origin
  • The Faceless
  • Striker
  • The Order of Chaos
  • Aggression
  • Many many Canadian metal bands 

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Press Quotes

Divinity are an insanely talented band who’ve just released an amazing album that just isn’t getting the attention it deserves. I was listening to the full album yesterday on my iPod… and “fucking wow” is still about all I can come up with. It’s it’s complex, it’s progressive, it’s deep, it’s brutal, it’s shreddy, it’s hooky, it’s artsy… it’s everything you (I) want a metal record to be. Every musician in the band is top-notch, including vocalist Sean Jenkins with whom I’m especially impressed (this from a guy who ordinarily doesn’t focus on vocals).

- VINCE NEILSTEIN of Metalsucks.net

Canada's metal wizards Divinity have just released a vibrant, explosive video for "Lay In The Bed You've Made," from the band's Candlelight Records debut The Singularity.

GuitarWorld.com (Video Premiere)

DIVINITY: F*CKING WOW
...Divinity definitely make my balls quiver.

- VINCE NEILSTEIN of Metalsucks.net

Technical death metal fans will find Divinity to be a hybrid of several genres that all have a hand in formulating the band’s sonic reverence. From soft piano to sky-raising clean vocals, every attempt is made to show that monotony and predictability is not in Divinity’s DNA.

- MetalUnderground.com

Divinity is easily among Canada’s elite bands (along with Into Eternity for example) that have that the new ‘Western Canadian’ sound that morphs Death, Thrash, Prog and crazy chops into one sweet package. 

- Metal-Rules.com 

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The Life of DIVINITY

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Divinity is made up of 5 musicians with 4 of them being original members of nearly 20 years of playing together. They've been described as Progressive Death Metal and compared to bands such as Soilwork, Strapping Young Lad, Death, and Fear Factory.

Current Line-up:

  • Sean Jenkins - Vocals
  • Jeff Waite - Vocals
  • James Duncan - Guitars
  • Brett Duncan - Drums
  • Keith Branston - Bass

Divinity, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, started in 1997 and began playing live shows in 1999. In 2001, the band released its first EP album called "Intensify" which recieved a lot of local (Canadian) praise after sending in a couple songs to BWBK's Knuckletrack CD sampler. A music video was released for the song "World of Pain" in 2003 and the band played local shows building it's show experience.

Fast forward to 2007, Divinity independantly releases their first full-length album called "Allegory" and is picked up by Nuclear Blast Records just 3 months after the independant release. Obviously, this was a major turning point for the band!

In 2008, Divinity took on it's first major tour by joining the Summer Slaughter Canada tour. This gave them the opportunity to connect to high-calibre booking agents and other acts such as Dying Fetus, Whitechapel, and Necrophagist.

Then in 2009, Divinity spent it's time creating their 2nd full-length album called "The Singularity" which was released under Candlelight Records with a very positive response from numerous reviewers and listeners.

Since the release of The Singularity, Divinity has toured Canada numerous times over and has received countless support and praise from around the world.

The band is currently in the middle of releasing a trilogy EP concept called 'The Immortalist' with Part 1 availabe now at all digital music stores, Part 2 coming out in early February and Part 3 slated for a release later in this year.


 

Trilogy Overview

We have decided to release a full-length album in a different way. We are going to create a 3 part series of 4-song EP albums that will develop a full length concept album we are calling 'The Immortalist'. The EP albums will be released in digital format only to build up to a physical special edition that will contain all 3 parts in one full length CD along with a full digipak of media such as a video DVD and a full color booklet that illustrates the lyrics and The Immortalist storyline.

Each song within the series will develop the storyline of the main character in 'The Immortalist' trilogy. We will create an online marketing focus on each song for a time period of 6 weeks. This means the Divinity website, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube pages would only promote and discuss the particular song we are focusing on. We will post videos, graphics, lyrics, song meaning, storyline and as much marketing as possible within the 6 week time period for each song.

The overall idea is to have each song we produce for the series to have a focused marketing push on building the storyline of our album concept with a huge build up to the final package that is meant to contain everything to do with the Trilogy along with a few special items to make it worthwhile to own a physical copy.

Where we are at now

Recently, we decided to put our new album into an Indiegogo campaign to build up funding for the entire recording process of the remaining songs. After a 45 day campaign, we ended up getting around $6000 in contributions and we will be using this money to fund the rest of the recording.

Part 1 of the trilogy has been released on all major digital music stores since April 22, 2013. Part 2 will be released February 5th, 2016. Part 3 is being written and recorded throughout 2016 and is looking to be completed and released this year as well.

The Singularity CD / MP3 Download

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Allegory CD / MP3 Download

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Gear Related

 
 

Band Related

  • Candlelight Records UK
  • Candlelight Records N. America
  • Candlelight Records - Divinity eCard
  • Canadian Booking Agent - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Photography by Christina Varro
  • Photography by Pamela Porosky
  • Album Artwork by Rafal Tomal

Misc.

 

2015

  • 04/18 - Overtime (Calgary, AB) w/ The Archon Prophecy & Hell born Death Engines
  • 06/05 - Wise Hall (Vancouver, BC) w/ Aggression & Resurgence
  • 06/06 - The Cambie Equimalt (Victoria, BC) w/ Aggression, Rotterdam, This Day Burns
  • 06/12 - Overtime (Calgary, AB) w/ Aggression, Illuminated Minerva, Dethgod

2014

  • 08/22 - The Vat (Red Deer, AB) Origin, King Parrot, Beyond Creation
  • 08/23 - The Pawn Shop (Edmonton, AB) w/ The Faceless, Origin, King Parrot, Fallujah, Archspire, Beyond Creation
  • 08/28 - The Nite Owl (Calgary, AB) w/ Daywalker & Outlaws Of Ravenhurst
  • 08/29 - Loud As Hell (Drumheller, AB) w/ Protest The Hero, West of Hell, Titans Eve

2013

  • 01/18 - The Vat (Red Deer, AB) w/ Dissimilis & Into Eternity
  • 01/19 - Vern's Tavern (Calgary, AB) w/ Kyoktys & Into Eternity
  • 06/08 - Dickens Pub Calgary Metal Fest (Calgary, AB) w/ Skeletonwitch & Into Eternity
  • 07/20 - Armstrong Metal Fest (Armstrong, BC) w/ Suffocation & Archspire
  • 08/24 - Loud As Hell (Drumheller, AB) w/ 3 Inches of Blood, Into Eternity, Exit Strategy

2012

TBA

2011

  • 05/13 - Chuck Schuldiner Birthday Bash (Calgary, AB) w/ Into Eternity
  • 05/12 - Calgary, Ab - Into Eternity, Divinity, Phantom Limb, Reverend Kill

2010

  • 01/28 - Radiopark Music Room (Calgary, AB) w/ Kilyakai & Phantom Limb
  • 04/23 - Canmore Hotel (Canmore, AB) w/ Day One
  • 05/27 - Radiopark Music Room (Calgary, AB) w/ Phantom Limb and Passado
  • 09/25 - NOCTIS IV METAL FEST (Calgary, AB) w/ SODOM! with ROTTEN SOUND, INCANTATION

THE SINGULARI-TOUR

  • 09/30 - Le Bunker (Chicoutimi, QC) w/ Beneath The Massacre
  • 10/01 - Trash Metal Fest - Bar le Trash (Saint-Hyacinthe, QC) w/ Beneath The Massacre
  • 10/02 - Salle du Canton (Victoriaville, QC) w/ Beneath The Massacre
  • 10/03 - L’Impérial de Québec (Quebec, QC) w/ The Black Dahlia Murder & Goatwhore
  • 10/04 - L'Après-Match (Rimouski, QC) w/ Dischord
  • 10/06 - Sunstar Lounge (Saint John, NB)
  • 10/07 - Bar Le Magog (Sherbrooke, QC)
  • 10/08 - Les Foufounes Électriques (Montreal, QC) w/ Endast
  • 10/09 - The Hard Luck Bar (Toronto, ON)
  • 10/10 - Coach and Horses (Windsor, ON)
  • 10/11 - Moon Over Marin (London, ON)
  • 10/13 - Ford Plant (Brantford, ON)
  • 10/14 - The 515 concert club (Cambridge, ON)
  • 10/15 - Bâtisse Industrielle de Trois-Rivières (Trois-Rivières, QC) w/ Martyr, Augury, Cannibal Corpse

2009

  • 10/17 - The Distillery (Calgary, AB) w/ Passado & The Evidence
  • 10/30 - Eclipse Bar (Port Coquitlam, BC) w/ Freedom in Fear, Resurgence & guest
  • 10/31 - The Fall Tattoo & Artist Gallery (Vancouver, BC) w/ Omega Crom, Malice Plagued

2008

  • 03/22 - Mac Hall Ballroom (Calgary, Ab) - Noctis Metal Fest
  • 07/05 - Stetson (Calgary, Ab)

SUMMER SLAUGHTER CANADA TOUR

With Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Beneath the Massacre, Into Eternity, Veil of Maya, White Chapel, Neuraxis, and Common Grave
  • 08/14 - Imperial (Quebec City, Qc)
  • 08/15 - Club Soda (Montreal, Qc)
  • 08/16 - Opera House (Toronto, On)
  • 08/19 - Garrick Centre (Winnipeg, Mb)
  • 08/20 - Riddell Center (Regina, Sk)
  • 08/21 - Warehouse (Calgary, Ab)
  • 08/22 - Starlite (Edmonton, Ab)
  • 08/23 - Roll-A-Dome (Prince George, BC)

 

  • 08/30 - Siksika Metal Fest (Siksika Nation, Ab)
  • 09/20 - Underground (Calgary, Ab)

2007

  • 07/28 - The Underground (Calgary, Ab)

'ALLEGORY' CD RELEASE CANADIAN TOUR

  • 08/03 - The Exchange (Regina, Sask)
  • 08/04 - Osborne Village (Winnipeg, Man)
  • 08/09 - The Metal Bar (Toronto, Ont)
  • 08/10 - The Underground (Hamilton, Ont)
  • 08/11 - Cafe Chaos (Montreal, Que)
  • 08/12 - Pub Rock Cafe (Trois Riveire, Que)
  • 08/17 - Union Center (Prince Albert, Sask)
  • 08/18 - The Rendevous Pub (Edmonton, Ab)
  • 08/31 - Connaught Youth Centre (Prince George, BC)
  • 09/01 - Pub 340 (Vancouver, BC)
  • 09/02 - Rutland Centennial Hall (Kelowna, BC)
  • 09/08 - The Underground (Calgary, Ab)
  • 11/02 - The Underground (Calgary, Ab)

2006

  • 08/12 - Fernwood Community Centre (Victoria BC) w/ Gremory, Iron Strike, Bitchfork
  • 08/11 - The Columbia w/ Soulscar

2005

  • 09/13 - The Underground (Calgary, Ab) w/ Overkill
  • 10/14 - The Underground (Calgary, Ab)

2004

  • 01/21 - Brew Brothers (Calgary, Ab)
  • 02/19 - Brew Brothers (Calgary, Ab)
  • 04/09 - The Starlite Room (Edmonton, Ab)
  • 04/11 - Brew Brothers (Calgary, Ab)
  • 04/15 - Nanton Community Center (Nanton, Ab)
  • 11/27 - The Brickyard (Vancouver, BC) w/ Omega Crom, Widowmaker

2003

  • 01/31 - The State - (Regina, Sask)
  • 02/01 - Metal Fest 2003 - The Zoo - (Winnipeg, Mb)
  • 02/07 - The Metro - (Calgary, Ab) - w/ Into Eternity
  • 02/08 - The Fox & Hound - (Edmonton, Ab) w/ Into Eternity & Necronaut

2002

  • 07/10 - King's Head Pub (Calgary, Ab) - Kybosh, Stampede Queen

2001

  • 01/03 - The Back Alley (Calgary, Ab) - Hiatus & Ripcase
  • 08/18 - Castle Pub (Calgary, Ab) - Brett Duncan's first gig with Divinity
  • 09/29 - The Fox and Hound (Edmonton, Ab)
  • 09/30 - The Metro (Calgary, Ab)

2000

  • 03/20 - Morgan's Pub (Calgary, AB)
  • 07/25 - The Embassy (Calgary, AB)
  • 08/15 - Java Sharks (Calgary, AB) - Jeff's first show - Diesel Fly

1999

  • 03/29 - Morgan's Pub (Calgary, AB) - Battle of the Bands
  • 04/05 - The Unicorn (Calgary, AB) - Battle of the Bands
  • 04/12 - Morgan's Pub (Calgary, AB)
  • 05/15 - Morgan's Pub (Calgary, AB)
  • 05/28 - Java Sharks (Calgary, AB)
  • 06/07 - Morgan's Pub (Calgary, AB)