In late May, Erik Rutan and co. shot their first music video for a track off the band’s latest album Phoenix Amongst the Ashes in Tampa, FL with director David Brodsky ofMyGoodEye (The Black Dahlia Murder, The Devin Townsend Project, Amon Amarth, Suicide Silence, Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, etc). The video, for the song Lake Ablaze, was funded by Scion A/V who has pledged its continued support of expression through sound and visuals by presenting a fifth installment of eleven new music videos featuring a conglomeration of talented musicians and filmmakers. “Scion A/V is constantly dedicated to the enrichment of the entertainment culture. Producing an extensive collection of music videos will help the company grow and prove its dedication to an ever-evolving music and film industry.” says Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotions for Scion.
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Phoenix Amongst the Ashes was released on May 10th and was hailed as “a relentless, intricate, and near-anthemic crowd-pleaser” by Revolver Magazine. Albert Mudrian of Decibel Magazine declared that Phoenix Amongst the Ashes is “the best death metal record I’ve heard in FOREVER!” while the folks over at Metal Sucksproclaim that “Phoenix Amongst the Ashes is the moment Erik Rutan’s entire career has been leading towards — it’s heavy, it’s catchy, and it’s innovative. This is the best death metal album of 2011 so far, and other bands are going to have to work pretty hard to top it.” Jade Simonetto’s performance was complimented by the highly respected DRUM! Magazine: “Phoenix showcases a far more dynamic band. Guitar passages range from weedly to art-y to textured…juxtaposing break-neck verses with near-mid-tempo groove sections…Simonetto takes the gold for endurance.” Needless to say, Phoenix Amongst the Ashes is in the running for one of the best overall death metal releases of 2011 and could very well be considered the best of the band’s long and storied career.
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