Archive for March, 2012

Maximum exposure

Right now during March 16-18 Violent Divine is promoted on The Pirate Bay front page in Sweden, Finland, Lithuania, Spain and Germany. Go to http://www.violentdivine.se to download and enjoy your free copy of the 2006 self-titled debut album. After only 2 hours, more than 1500 new rock fans have downloaded the album. This enormous exposure beats anything the band has accomplished so far in web promotion. PirateBay Rocks!

About the debut album, international press said stuff like: ”Rock and roll is back and going to be louder and more alive than ever before” and ”twelve orgasmic tracks of sex, sex and rock n fuckin roll“

Violent Divine encourage You to #share #seed #copy #distribute #spin #transmit #download #spread #pirate #promote the band wherever you are on the world wide web. Please #follow http://www.twitter.com/violentdivine and #RT !

Thanks!

Expectations

It’s probably a bit pointless to bother about what expectations people will have of the new Violent Divine. After all, the new band will never become a cover version of the old band. Obviously Violent Divine will perform a bandmembers’ choice of songs from the previous 3 albums as well as the most popular songs like Let’s Go, Rush You, Blackheart, Sweet Blood but it will hardly sound like it did back in the days. Why should it?

Violent Divine is a new band where the individual musician will contribute to the new sound with their personal skills and influences and perform the songs in a new way – as a band. There will be changes made in arrangements to make old songs sound like they were originally performed by this current line-up. Anything else would be fake. Some people might think it sucks, while others might think of it as musical progress. I call it evolution.

Check out this sound file of lead guitarist S.J trying out some new tricks of the trade for the guitar part of Let Em Burn, off the In Harm’s Way album. Like lots of japanese people say: same but different. One thing may never change though. Violent Divine will always be in your face!

Bump and Grind

Rebuilding a band wasn’t so much of a “piece of cake” as I imagined it to be. After a few rehearsals it was clear that new guitarist Peter couldn’t commit to the band as much as he wanted to, so we decided to part ways. Peter will focus on his band Soul Temple and hopefully they will share a stage with Violent Divine in the near future. Continuing rehearsals as a power trio with Mr Mike Divine himself on both vocals and guitar was certainly an experience. No, you will never hear a recording of that on-line – ever. The quest for a new Divine guitarist was starting all over again.

Yesterday the band auditioned a helluva guitarist, Mr Sean-Joel Saxholm, who will handle the six-string-stuff from now on. Check out his magic tricks with his band Scars Align. This means Violent Divine is now Mike, Sean-Joel, Oscar and Magnus. Now to figure out if we’re all going to use Divine as our common surname. We’ll see about that. New promo pics to be shot, songwriting, rehearsals – I’d say the future looks Divine!

Another piece of good news is that Violent Divine will be promoted by The Pirate Bay in Sweden, Finland, Lithuania and Germany during March 16-18. An incredible opportunity to gain maximum exposure and to introduce the band to many more rock fans. Huge thanks to The Pirate Bay for supporting Violent Divine! During this period of time, Violent Divine offer a free download of the 2006 debut album from www.violentdivine.se.

Help out our Divine quest and like, follow, tweet, re-tweet, blog, recommend the band wherever you are on-line. Violent Divine is found on the official website: www.violentdivine.se
MySpace: www.myspace.com/violentdivine
Facebook: www.facebook.com/violentdivine
ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/violentdivine
YouTube: www.youtube.com/violentdivine
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/violentdivine
Twitter: www.twitter.com/violentdivine
Tumblr: violentdivine.tumblr.com
Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/artist/759gmWpoyIiX2evd8l6Jk5

…and if you still can’t get enuff, follow the random rants of Mike over at www.twitter.com/mikethedivine

See u later!

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