It would appear that out show next week will be our final performance. We made the final promis of a new album by today and sadly it is not going to happen. It would appear that Diana has decided to retire from music. Although she denies it when confronted about it, her actions say otherwise as she shows no interest in completing the album. Her vocals are all we are waiting on and it saddens us to think that all the hard work we put into it quite possibly sit on a shelf incomplete, never to be released. We want to thank all our fans for sticking with us all these years and we are sorry we never delivered. Maybe some day she will complete the vocals and the album will finally be finished but until that happens we are considering ourselves done. At least we can say we ended with a bang with Bring Back The Snakes. That accomplishment will always be with us.
We bnow have an official release date of 10/13/2015.
We have a confirmed year. Month and day T.B.A.
We are included in the $40+ packages. "You get everything on the $30 level plus an mp3 download of a song being written and performed by kickass death metal band 13 Winters about We Kill The Dead and a sketch of your choice of Joanna, Nathan, Cooper, or Jack the Ripper drawn and signed by artist Bryan Revell."
Update: After consulting a nurse and going on a harsh four day regiment of naproxen sodium, Roy's Achilles tendon is doing great and he's no longer walking with a limp. Luckily it was just tendinitis and not a tear.
Jake just wrapped up all the bass for the entire album.
Just over a week ago Roy injured his Achilles tendon and it still has not fully healed. This could be problematic for him in the long term. He's going to consult a doctor soon and see if there is anything that can be done. He's walking with a limp now and can't run normal, he has yet to see how this will effect his drumming.
This Tuesday will mark the one year anniversary of our epic video Bring Back The Snakes. And to commemorate the occasion we will be posting the first ever teaser for our album. We are that close to completion.
Had yet another great day of work. Since last weekend the track The Purge was one we considered to be our weakest has completely transformed to quite possible our greatest. So much so that we've re-arranged the album to to make a better presentation. Dave is now officially done with all rhythm guitars and is now focused on co-writing with Roy for the first time on orchestrations on The Purge.
INCREDIBLE! We have accomplished a lot over the last month. Dave got all rythm guitars done! Now we have bass, the remaining vocals and orchestrations remaining. We went through a lot of stress and dispair. At many times we thought this was never going to happen and because of it these things have been put on hold while we waited for Dave. You can see clips of the progress we've had on our Youtube channel's playlist.
We've had a long discussion. Now that the holidays are over with we've sworn to buckle down and GET THIS ALBUM DONE BEFORE WINTER'S END!
It's been a long time since we checked up on our listing on Encyclopedia Metallum and an awesome discovery was a new review of Dark Palace Of Waterfalls... and what an awesome review. This definatly made our week.
It's with a heavy heart that we announce today that a friend and supporter of ours has past away. She was a show promoter, worked with children through a program called school of rock and was in a punk rock band. She was a highly respected person and will be greatly missed! But will never be forgotten, R.I.P. Anderson Mar.
All the photos from teh premier have now been uploaded to Claw4 Film's facebook page.
Take a look and if you see yourself, be sure to tage yourself HERE
Last night was awesome. Thanks to all who participated! It was amazing to see a 175 capacity auditorium at least 1/3 full at 9PM on a Monday night. Considering that, if st. Patrick's day was on a Friday this year we would have had a line out the building.
The crowd was left speechless at the end of the video and it wasn't until the theater's radio-walkie on Roy (to communicate with the projector booth) went off did it snap the crowd out of their stuper and they explode in applause. What an awesome moment!
You can watch their reaction HERE
Arch Enemy's Angela Gassow hangs up her mic on the day of our new video's world premier. While she claims it's to "Pursue other interest" we here know better. Her announcement not only was made on the day of our world premier, it was one hour after our new single Bring Back the Snakes went live on iTunes. It's no secret that Diana's vocals have been viewed as a threat to Arch Enemies front woman (who joined their band the same year we formed in 2001) for a long time now. We first learned of this rivalry when we received a personalized letter from Angela in 2003 to "Set the record straight....". We should also ad that last week we sent our trailer to the staff at Century Media so we do not see much coincidence in the timing of these events. We wish Angela well in her new career of answering the band's phone..
Look who made the front page.
Let the media storm begin.
All filming for the video wrapped up last night.
Our fifth and final trailer is now live on Youtube as well as select theatres across New England. 13 WINTERS YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Catch Teaser Trailer #4 TONIGHT! 6PM EST on our youtube channel. 13 WINTERS YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Tune in right here this Friday 6PM EST to catch the "Bring Back The Snakes" Teaser Trailer #3. You will not be disappointed other than the fact you will be left wanting to see more, but that's the point of a teaser. The past teasers were more of an announcement. This one goes beyond that..
Teaser Trailer #2 has been posted to our YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Check it out.
We have booked the venue for the world premier of our video and what better place than the largest theatre in Maine, CINEMAGIC IN SACO on March 17th. There will be multiple screenings of the video as well as a meet-and-greet with the cast and crew all night. The event will begin at 9PM and will be free to all.
We have gotten word that actress Ruth Phelps has agreed to plauy a role in the Bring Back The Snakes video. The video is still currently being filmed but things are moving along nicely.
Happy New Year to all our fans. Expect a ton of big things from us in 2014.
The promoters for Cans For A Cause have decided it best to just drop any further plans for the show until next winter. Being a benefit they want to focus on the holiday season and the move also gives them a whole year to plan the event.
Due to impending weather and concern for our fans the Cans For A Cause show scheduled for tomorrow in Westbrook Maine has been postponed. The re-schedual date has not yet been decided but will be in the next couple months.
We just learned our tour date in February has been cancelled as the headliner got conflicting engagements. This makes our date this Saturday the 14th our final live performance until mid-2014 for Diana's last maturnity leave.
BRAND NEW SHIRT!
This is our Seeped Through shirt. For a mere $10 and just in time for the Holidays. We will be selling it all future shows but it will not be available on our website until after the shows this coming weekend.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, Now that you have a belly full of tasty animals, vegetables and jellified fruits we are happy to announce that we have accepted the invitation to share a show with none other than Mushroomhead in Auburn Maine, February 15th. Tickets for this event will be on sale shortly.
We are also announcing that we have begun planning a CD listening party to take place shortly after the Bring Back The Snakes World premier. We will be unable to perform due to Diana’s pregnancy but we will have three bands providing entertainment and we want to set up everyone who attends with a free copy of the EP.
We remember thinking this time last year that we wanted to make 2013 the “Year of 13 Winters” given it was our 12th year if existence. We were getting worried that wasn’t going to happen but with this up rise of activity we’re just bursting forth, 2013 really will become the Years of 13 Winters.
We're excited to be sporting our new band photo. It's for the Born Of Vinland EP. For a very long time we were displaying the photo we intended for the full length album Burn The World, and we fully intend on still doing that album, we just want to knock out some of the smaller stuff first, get back in the drivers seat and get back into the public's eye. When we do accomplish that release we may either bring back those same photos and ad Jake to them or re-do them from scratch as they are over 3 years old now.
We have released the first teaser trailer for the Bring Back The Snakes video.
For those of you who've liked us on Facebook you have been privy to a barrage of behind the scenes photos from the making of our new video. For those of you who have yet to give us a like, head on over there and do it so you too can enjoy these rare clips into the life of the band.
Now that all footage of the band is done Dave is now free to return to recording the final two tracks to the EP. Today him and Roy set the band space back up and jammed around for an hour and wouldn't you know it, came up with an awesome basis for yet another track. They discussed it may possible be the title track to the future album Burn The World that we put on hold for the EP.
We have also begun work on the band pics to take the place of our now old "Burn The World" pics. Due to schedual issues we have been forced to photoshop us together as a group. We're just waiting for Jake to get the free time to get his photos done. Due to the use of natural lighting we have only a small window of time in a day the pic can be taken.
We are currently talking with venues to hold an actual world premier of the Bring Back The Snakes video. The actual date is not set but we will have it in March of 2014 as close to St Patrick's day if not on the day itself.
Roy hard at work editing the Bring Back The Snakes video at Dark Valley Studios, Sight & Sound
Like us on Facebook and share us with your friends. When this video drops trust us, you'll want everyone to see it too
Be sure to write in 13 Winters in the Metal catagory. We were nominated one year in the mid-90's. We have a feeling with the new EP and video we'll be nominated again next year. But let's let them know we're still alive and well with YOUR help.
This weekend marks the first day of filming for the video to Bring Back The Snakes. Due to the sheer grandeur of the set and amount of work that has been put into the scenery of the video we can't show much for production stills or behind the scenes photos because we do not want to spoil the impact this video will have. There is one photo taken by a one of the production crew we will publish when we get a copy of it from him. We will be filming this video over the coarse of the next month and more updates will follow.
Dave hold one of the banners specially printed for the Bring Back The Snakes music video.
Roy Adams sets up his drums to recording the final track of the Born Of Vinland EP. It's an all day project just to get everything setup. After this video there's still tuning and level checking to be done which takes about another 1 1/2 hours..
Diana has done her first ever professional professional modeling photos and she looks amazing. She has set up a deviantart gallery for them
Check out the gallery HERE
Dave was featured on the front page non other than Guitar World Magazine's website for his chainsaw guitar solo. Unfortunatly they didn't include any info about us or who he even is. We've been working to phase out this video and drive traffic to its relisting on our official channel to consolidate traffic, and this is why.
Check out the article HERE
Now That Roy owns a tablet we can see just how incompatible our website is with mobile devices. Roy will begin rebuilding our website so it will be compatible. First thing to go will be all flash content.
We have uploaded a Making-Of video taken by our friend Chris Moulaison of Roy tracking Diana's vocals to Bring Back The Snakes.
We are proud to announce Dave won an award and is featured on the Awkward Band And Musicians Photos page on Facebook. And the awesome part is his photo is the best.
We have uploaded a video of Bring Back The Snakes from the private show to our Youtube channel.
Yesterday's private show went fairly well. Photos have now been uploaded to our photos page.
We've received our first sales report for our single Dead Giveaway and the first download was from an Xbox live user.
It turns out the show on the 17th will still be a private show due to reasons beyond our control. We're bummed we can't invite our fans but we do plan on making the most of it reguardless
We just got word the private show we are playing on the 17th will now be open to the public. More details to come as we get them. What we do know is it will still be a free show(There will be a tip jar), food and most likely all ages.
Right now our CD's plus an autographed glossy is up for auction to benefit the Southern Maine Pagan Pride Day. Hop on over there a throw a bid down RIGHT NOW!
After almost ten years we finally have a new stage banner. It has our modern logo and is almost twice the size of the old one. The quality is far superior and you can't even tell that it's hand painted by Roy unless you're withing four feet of it. It took him a solid two days to make. We're also thinking of more banners to hand in front of our amps and really make our stage POP! It's just settling on what images to use.
Break out the party! Our video has just broken 40K plays on youtube.
Our deepest condolences go out to our brother in arms Mykal Distortion of Project 1313 for the tragic loss of his beautiful daughter. We pray that some day happiness will find its way to him once again and make the heavy burden of his grief a distant memory of a past life.
Our video "The Gift" has just won an award for "High quality, originality and production value" on Beat100.com. It also received a secondary award for "Well written original song".
Time to fire up the old Twitter account and actually start using it. A link to us is now posted on our Links page. Follow us @13winters
Congrats to Jake and Carmen on their newly expected baby!
We are going to donate 50% of all profit we make off the Dead Giveaway single and video to the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children. This is a good cause to help many who don't get the media attention this case had.