Founding guitarist/principal songwriter Tim Roth of Canadian extreme progressive metallers INTO ETERNITY has issued the following update:
"It was a great year of touring for us in 2008. The SYMPHONY X USA tour and Japan were the two high points for me. During the long drives we would crank SYMPHONY X's last album, 'Paradise Lost', and try to air guitar the licks and sing along to Russell's [Allen] smooth pipes.
"I was personally out of the touring game in mid-September because Cortney and I were expecting a baby. Music has always been number one in my life, but I had to stay home and support the family. On November 28, 2008 Lucca Jacob Yngwie Roth was born into our world at 9:36 a.m. Cortney picked his first name, so I got to pick his middle names. Jacob was my father and Yngwie is my all-time favourite guitar player. The choice of names was an easy one for me. Now all of my time has been dedicated to the family and it will be into the next year as well."
Here are some "cool albums" that Tim Roth has been digging in 2008:
01. YNGWIE MALMSTEEN - Perpetual Flame
02. GUNS N' ROSES - The Chinese Democracy
03. CYNIC - Traced In Air
04. OPETH - Watershed
05. DRAGONFORCE - Ultrabeatdown
06. TESTAMENT - Formation Of Damnation
07. METALLICA - Death Magnetic
08. WARREL DANE - Praises To The War Machine
09. TRIVIUM - Shogun
10. ZERO HOUR - Dark Deceiver
11. KATAKLYSM - Prevail
12. JUDAS PRIEST - Nostradamus
13. BUCKCHERRY - Black Butterfly
"Time Immemorial", the new video from INTO ETERNITY, can be viewed below. The track appears on the group's concept album, "The Incurable Tragedy", which sold 1,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The clip, which features vocalist Stu Block in a prominent role, was filmed in Montreal in August, just before the group embarked on the Summer Slaughter Canada tour. That trek was followed by a run alongside the legendary ICED EARTH, which capped off a year that also saw the band tour with SYMPHONY X, AT THE GATES and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, among others.