DIVINITY announces the addition of 2nd guitarist Gord Olson to their line-up. Olson 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 (Jeff Loomis).
DIVINITY vocalist Sean Jenkins comments:
“The band had originally asked Gord to join the band about four years ago, but timing and commitment didn’t 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!”
DIVINITY will be embarking on a dual album release Alberta tour with Vancouver, BC’s EXPAIN. The tour will be in promotion of DIVINITY‘s latest album “The Immortalist” along with EXPAIN supporting their forthcoming EP “Pinching Nerves”. The one week tour will be kicking off in Innisfail, AB on September 21st and wrap up in Banff, AB on September 26th (full dates listed below).
“The Immortalist” is a culmination of 5 years of hard work and dedication to their craft and features 12 tracks that include their two previous EP releases “The Immortalist, Pt. 1 – Awestruck”, “The Immortalist, Pt. 2 –Momentum” with their third EP “The Immortalist Pt. 3 – Conqueror” completed to finish off the trilogy series as one huge full length album. All the tracks on the album are re-mixed and re-mastered by the talented Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Grid Productions) to make the songs more cohesive and work as a full-length experience. “The Immortalist” also features Bjorn ‘Speed’ Strid of Soilwork on vocals for the song ‘D.M.T.’.
DIVINITY & EXPAIN “Dual Album Release Tour”:
September 21 – Innisfail, AB – The Zoo
September 22 – Edmonton, AB – Mercury Room
September 23 – Calgary, AB – Distortion
September 24 – Lethbridge, AB – Cornucopia (ALL AGES)
September 25 – Drumheller, AB – Neighbours’ Corner Pub
September 26 – Banff, AB – Hoodoo