Closing off what has proven to be a very special year for the band, comes the announcement that Johannesburg’s Deity’s Muse has joined the Atonal Music Agency bookings roster, opening more doors into the international touring market for the South African rockers.
2018 saw many highlights present themselves to Deity’s Muse. They supported Seether during the band’s brief South African sojourn in May, had their video for 'Walls Down' premiered by the legendary Metal Hammer magazine, embarked on a successful UK tour in August which culminated in an unforgettable performance at Bloodstock Open Air festival on the Sophie Lancaster stage, followed by a local headline slot opening for SikTh and Miss May I in September at the ever-popular Krank’d Up music festival.
Watch the official video for 'Walls Down': youtu.be/zuHB2FnA1Qc
Atonal Music Agency is a UK-based talent booking and management company representing a sophisticated roster of diverse acts including the likes of Animals As Leaders, SikTh, VOLA, Heart of a Coward, Marty Friedman, Plini and more. Deity’s Muse frontman, Wayne Boucher sums up the band's excitement at the signing:-
“We’re extremely thrilled to be represented in the UK and Europe by Atonal Music Agency. We’re all big fans of their roster and joining their family is not only an honour for us, but the next logical step into opening doors for Deity’s Muse into the international arena.”
Various tours for 2019 are in the pipeline for Deity’s Muse thanks to this new deal, so be sure to watch this space for upcoming announcements from the Atonal Music Agency camp.
Deity's Muse is a melodic alternative rock band based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The band is an absolute juggernaut live and has featured on every major South African rock music festival. The band has shared stages in their home country opening for revered international acts such as Seether (US), Dead Letter Circus (Aus), Rise Against (US), Bring Me The Horizon (UK), Blind Guardian (GER), Unearth (US), Protest The Hero (CAN), Knorkator (GER), Affiance (US), Monuments (UK), 36 Crazyfists (US), Karnivool (Aus), Miss May I (US), SikTh (UK) and Blindside (SWE).
In October 2012 Deity’s Muse took part in their first ever international tour where they performed at world famous venues such as The Viper Room in Hollywood and The 100 Club in London. In April 2013 the band shared the RAMfest main stage with international heavyweights, Rise Against and Bring Me The Horizon. In September 2013 Deity’s Muse played two shows with Australian rock legends, Dead Letter Circus at The Assembly in Cape Town and Krank’d Up music festival in Johannesburg respectively.
In August 2014 the band made their first ever Oppikoppi Festival appearance. In September of the same year they performed on the main stage at Krank’d Up 2014 with Unearth and Protest The Hero. In November 2014 Deity’s Muse embarked on a South African tour with Australian heavyweights, Dead Letter Circus.
Deity's Muse supported Australian prog-rock giants, Karnivool at the Johannesburg leg of their South African tour at the end of April 2016. 2016 also saw Deity’s Muse tour South Africa extensively in support of their latest release. The band supported UK prog pioneers, TesseracT on the Johannesburg leg of their South African tour in April 2017. In July 2017 the band was featured on Metal Injection’s '10 Great South African Bands You Have To Check Out' list. Following this, Deity’s Muse made their first European music festival appearance, performing at the 2017 edition of the annual Euroblast festival at Essigfabrik in Cologne, Germany in October which was headlined by Twelve Foot Ninja, Textures and Devin Townsend Project. In July 2017 Deity’s Muse received the ‘Album of the Year’ award for Convergence at the annual South African Metal Music Awards ceremony. The album was produced by Clint Vincent, guitarist for Dead Letter Circus.
In May 2018 Deity’s Muse opened for Seether to 6,000 people at Marks Park in Johannesburg. Soon after, it was announced that Deity’s Muse had been confirmed to perform at Bloodstock Open Air 2018, effectively making them the first South African band to perform at this prestigious festival. Following this, Metal Hammer debuted the band’s video for 'Walls Down' which received 15,000 views in 4 days on the metal publication’s Facebook page. In August of the same year, Deity’s Muse embarked on their first ever co-headlining UK tour with Sumer announced as tour mates. This UK tour culminated in the band’s performance at Bloodstock Open Air 2018, opening the Sophie Lancaster stage on the Friday to 2,500 people.
Deity’s Muse is:
Wayne Boucher | Vocals & Guitar
Sashan Pillay | Drums
Alvin Boucher | Bass & Backing Vocals
Kyle Engelsman | Guitar & Backing Vocals
Swedish melodic hard rock band Reach, have released a lyric video for the song 'You Say'. The track is taken from the new album 'The Great Divine', out in Japan on February 21st and globally on February 23rd, 2018. The album was recorded at Rocksta Sound Studio, produced by Jona Tee (H.E.A.T) and mixed by Tobias Lindell (Europe, Avatar, etc). The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/PDJEoG6Dzoc
The new material consists of 10 songs written by Ludvig Turner ranging from the modern up-tempo "Running on Empty" to the spooky "Nightmare", the moody "River Deep", the catchy "One Life" and the straight forward hard rock tune "Into Tomorrow" that sets the opening for the album. Reach recently released a music video for the title song 'The Great Divine': https://youtu.be/CDenoivRTBg
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