Heaven And Hell Information is happy to announce the addition of Metal Metropolis’s premier technical-power thrashers, Invid, to their ever-growing collective.
Invid’s roots stretch again to 1989 when Jere Jameson and Chuck Brummond (Werhwolfe, Darkmoon) would go away Altoona, Pennsylvania after the collapse of the short-lived thrash metallic ‘supergroup’ DeadZone. Nevertheless, after relocating the band to Pittsburgh the undertaking would start to collapse leaving Jamieson and Brummond to start yet again with all new gamers. However not all can be from the bottom up, the duo did have a theme, model, look, and sound in thoughts that they needed to have with the brand new band. And so they even had a reputation, Invid.
Jameson’s pal and former Chicken Of Prey bandmate Matt Rudge was recruited to fill the second guitarist place for that twin guitar assault. Each had additionally beforehand performed with bassist Jason Myers (Icarus Witch) who can be introduced on board. A seek for a singer and frontman was now on. It might show quick because of Myers realizing an area musician named TJ (Tommy James) who may command a stage and had a flexible vocal vary and will hit these excessive notes.
After the lineup was finalized, Invid continued engaged on new songs. Jameson and Brummond had developed the framework for the band’s id with early demos of songs like “Denial of Mercy”, “The New Darkish Ages”, and “Common Worry”.
“We needed to include the aggression of thrash with the technical facets of progressive metallic whereas retaining the simple energy and hooks of traditional metallic, all wrapped up in a package deal of dystopian future sci-fi.” – C. Brummond
The lineup modified as soon as once more when Jameson, a founding member would go away to hitch the Military adopted shortly by Matt Rudge heading off to varsity.
“This one-two punch put Invid in a difficult place and it wasn’t solely clear if we may maintain the undertaking going, no less than not with out compromising our preliminary imaginative and prescient.” – C. Brummond
Invid had come too far and made an excessive amount of progress to abort the mission so they might adapt. TJ took over the second guitar place whereas nonetheless dealing with lead vocal duties. His pal Shawn Cray stepped in on drums. This four-piece line-up would final for round a 12 months till one more change within the line-up would happen when James and Cray would depart leaving solely Brummond and Myers to hold on.
The 2 would then be part of forces with three Pittsburgh-based musicians: vocalist Michael DeGrena (Order of 9), guitarist Michael Chiccitt (Order of 9), and drummer Keith Hurka. Chiccitt had not too long ago left a dying metallic band to place collectively a extra conventional metallic band.
It was 1991 and the band wasted little time in going into the recording studio to trace a three-song demo. The demo was shopped to community trade conventions and mailed out to each metallic label. The band was lastly firing on all cylinders and incomes a repute within the Pennsylvania membership scene opening for touring legends like Fates Warning and Vicious Rumors, in addition to headlining their live shows. Their cassettes and merch offered effectively regionally as they obtained airtime on school radio like Pitt’s station WPTS the place they have been usually visitors. The next 12 months Invid return to the studio to put down two extra tracks. Quickly after the 5 members would transfer to South Florida and attempt to immerse themselves within the once-thieving metallic scene there. Nevertheless, they might uncover that the as soon as vibrant scene was dimming rapidly. Ultimately, the members of the band one-by-one would go away the band.
Invid stormed onto the underground scene within the late ‘80s and by the mid-’90s the band had dissolved again into the metallic cosmos by no means to be heard from once more (till now).
Scheduled for launch in October/November of 2022, Heaven And Hell Information will launch a restricted version CD that may embody each Invid demos from 1991 and 1992. All six epic tracks have been remastered by Jamie King Audio. The package deal will embody pictures, lyrics and an in depth band historical past essay by Chuck Brummond. The duvet art work was created by Steve Cobb primarily based on the ideas and designs of Chuck Brummond.
Journey Of The Blind tracklisting:
“Journey Of The Blind”
“Crypt of Reflection”