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Mr. Litwin – Metal Kidz Vol. 1

Metal Kidz Vol. 1 is the first EP in a series of heavy metal children’s music by Eli’s new solo recording project, Mr. Litwin. After many months of rocking his infant daughter to sleep while playing children’s music, he started hearing metal versions of the songs in his head. They became more and more detailed as the […]

Metal Kidz Vol. 1 is the first EP in a series of heavy metal children’s music by Eli’s new solo recording project, Mr. Litwin. After many months of rocking his infant daughter to sleep while playing children’s music, he started hearing metal versions of the songs in his head. They became more and more detailed as the months went on, until he had no choice but to actually record them, and hear with his ears what was playing in his head at every bed and nap time.

This EP is dedicated to all the metal loving moms and dads out there.

Eli Litwin – guitars, bass, drums, vocals

Listen and purchase: https://mrlitwin.bandcamp.com/



John Frum – “A Stirring in the Noos” – OUT NOW on RELAPSE RECORDS

Eli’s new band, John Frum, has released their debut album on Relapse Records! Purchase A Stirring In The Noos: Relapse.com Bandcamp.com iTunes Amazon.com Spotify (Stream)  

Eli’s new band, John Frum, has released their debut album on Relapse Records!

Purchase A Stirring In The Noos:
Relapse.com
Bandcamp.com
iTunes
Amazon.com
Spotify (Stream)

 



Gun Muffs album out now!

Head over to gunmuffs.bandcamp.com and check out the new Gun Muffs album!

Head over to gunmuffs.bandcamp.com and check out the new Gun Muffs album!



Deveykus releases debut album!

Pillar Without Mercy, the debut album by Deveykus was released via Tzadik Records on June 18, 2013!

Pillar Without Mercy, the debut album by Deveykus was released via Tzadik Records on June 18, 2013!



Two new albums coming soon!

Exciting news on the Upcoming Albums front! 1) I am in a new project called Deveykus that recorded an album last year which has now been picked up by Tzadik Records.  Stay tuned for more info! 2) Gun Muffs has finished recording and mixing their debut full length album.  Look for it soon at gunmuffs.bandcamp.com […]

Exciting news on the Upcoming Albums front!

1) I am in a new project called Deveykus that recorded an album last year which has now been picked up by Tzadik Records.  Stay tuned for more info!

2) Gun Muffs has finished recording and mixing their debut full length album.  Look for it soon at gunmuffs.bandcamp.com

 



Normal Love’s new album Survival Tricks now available!

Normal Love’s new album Survival Tricks now available!

The long-awaited follow-up to their 2007 debut finds a much different Normal Love. The lineup has gone through several changes, members are now scattered between Philly and NYC, and the sound has evolved from a chamber-prog-metal onslaught into an uncanny no wave-industrial-new music cyborg. Still recognizable on Survival Tricks is the combination of complexity and […]

The long-awaited follow-up to their 2007 debut finds a much different Normal Love. The lineup has gone through several changes, members are now scattered between Philly and NYC, and the sound has evolved from a chamber-prog-metal onslaught into an uncanny no wave-industrial-new music cyborg. Still recognizable on Survival Tricks is the combination of complexity and chaos, brutality and wicked humor, reconstructed into a post-human sonic organism. —Shaun Brady / Philadelphia Citypaper

Buy it on Vinyl or CD from ugEXPLODE or Public Eyesore

Also available on iTunes and emusic



“INTENSUS” is out!

Intensus is out today! Get it on iTunes, at FYE and most other major record chains, or here: http://metalblade.com/intensus/

Intensus is out today! Get it on iTunes, at FYE and most other major record chains, or here: http://metalblade.com/intensus/



Intensus: worldwide premiere of new single “Outlast Robinsum” exclusively on Metal Sucks!

Project features performances from Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me), Robert Meadows (A Life Once Lost), Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You), Chris Alfano (East of the Wall / Postman Syndrome) and more! Today, MetalSucks.net hosts the exclusive worldwide premiere of Outlast Robinsum from extreme metal act INTENSUS featuring vocals from Tommy […]

Project features performances from Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me), Robert
Meadows (A Life Once Lost), Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You), Chris Alfano (East of
the Wall / Postman Syndrome) and more!

Today, MetalSucks.net hosts the
exclusive worldwide premiere of Outlast Robinsum from extreme metal act INTENSUS
featuring vocals from Tommy Rogers of BTBAM. Check out the track HEREINTENSUS’ debut self-titled full-length available in
North America on July 5th, 2011.

INTENSUS mastermind Eli Litwin talks about the track Outlast Robinsum:
“This is one of the 2 tracks on the album featuring Tommy from BTBAM. He’s the
only singer on the album that wasn’t in the studio recording his vocals with me right there so I had no
idea what he had done when I got the completed track in my e-mail. Needless to say, he exceeded
any expectations I may have had. His mix of creative vocal effects and brutal screaming fits the track
perfectly. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.”

The project, helmed by multi-talented musician/producer Eli Litwin, consists of a
myriad of guest musicians from the underground metal world. The first single, I Gave Up,
featuring Robert Meadows of A Life Once Lost fame, can be heard on metalblade.com/intensus. The album can also
be ordered as a CD + t-shirt pre-order exclusive bundle for $21.99.

INTENSUS is an exciting and unique recording project masterminded by multi-
instrumentalist Eli Litwin, drummer of Knife the Glitter, Burden, Normal Love and
others. A resident of Philadelphia for many years, Litwin has been active in the local metal and
underground rock scenes, as well as the avant-garde/improvised music scene. Through merging and

reinterpreting these dynamic scenes, the vision for INTENSUS was born: an improvised extreme
metal album with one goal in mind—intensity.

The first, self-titled INTENSUS album features vocals from Tommy Rogers (Between the
Buried and Me), Robert Meadows (A Life Once Lost), Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like
You), Chris Alfano (East of the Wall / Postman Syndrome), Jerry Jones (Trophy Scars), Travis Weinand
(Burden / Tetsuo), Evan Moore (Gypsy Wig / Birth Screams)
, and Ruston Grosse. Also
featured on the album, Alex Nagle (Satanized / ex-Normal Love) and Jason Herrmann
(Burden / Tetsuo)
lend their guitar shredding skills for 2 incredible solos.

About the project:
INTENSUS can be described in one word: INTENSE. The visceral instrumental
performance is enhanced by each vocalist who brings his own brand of intensity to the album, making
for a varied, yet flowing musical journey. Within this strong and unique artistic vision, songs range from
short, violent bursts of grind and death metal, to crushing doom grooves, to complex tech metal, to
experimental noise freak outs.

The process of creating INTENSUS began with one recording session in which Litwin improvised
drum tracks for the entire album; start to finish, in one take. Over the course of the next year, he
simultaneously wrote and recorded guitar tracks to build songs out of the improvised drum parts. Some
guitar sections were first take improvisations as well, while others were written and recorded within
5-25 minutes. The general idea was to keep everything as spontaneous as possible. After all guitars
were recorded, Litwin learned everything on bass and went through the same process. Once
all of the music was completed, Litwin enlisted a number of singers to contribute vocals to the
project. Each singer wrote his own lyrics but the final vocal performances were largely a collaborative
effort with Litwin in the producer chair.

Follow INTENSUS at the following locations:
http://www.elilitwin.com
http://www.facebook.com/
INTENSUSmetal

http://www.ilike.com/artist/Intensus
http://www.youtube.com/user/
elilitwin

http://www.myspace.com/
intensusmetal

http://www.twitter.com/intensus



INTENSUS launch pre-order for debut album on Metal Blade Records

INTENSUS launch pre-order for debut album on Metal Blade Records Project features performances from Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me), Robert Meadows (A Life Once Lost), Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You), Chris Alfano (East of the Wall / Postman Syndrome) and more! Extreme metal act, Intensus, has launched the first single […]

INTENSUS launch pre-order for debut album on Metal Blade Records

Project features performances from Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me), Robert Meadows (A Life Once Lost), Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You), Chris Alfano (East of the Wall / Postman Syndrome) and more!

Extreme metal act, Intensus, has launched the first single and pre-order for their self-titled debut album, which will be available on July 5th, 2011. The project, helmed by multi-talented musician/producer Eli Litwin, consists of a myriad of guest musicians from the underground metal world. A resident of Philadelphia for many years, Litwin has been active in the local metal and underground rock scenes, as well as the avant-garde/improvised music scene. Through merging and reinterpreting these dynamic scenes, the vision for INTENSUS was born: an improvised extreme metal album with one goal in mind—intensity.

The first single, I Gave Up, featuring Robert Meadows of A Life Once Lost fame, can be heard now on metalblade.com/intensus. The album can also be ordered as a CD + t-shirt pre-order exclusive bundle for $21.99.

The first, self-titled INTENSUS album features vocals from Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me), Robert Meadows (A Life Once Lost), Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You), Chris Alfano (East of the Wall / Postman Syndrome), Jerry Jones (Trophy Scars), Travis Weinand (Burden / Tetsuo), Evan Moore (Gypsy Wig / Birth Screams), and Ruston Grosse. Also featured on the album, Alex Nagle (Satanized / ex-Normal Love) and Jason Herrmann (Burden / Tetsuo) lend their guitar shredding skills for 2 incredible solos.

Follow INTENSUS at the following locations:

http://www.elilitwin.com

http://www.facebook.com/INTENSUSmetal

http://www.ilike.com/artist/Intensus

http://www.youtube.com/user/elilitwin

http://www.myspace.com/intensusmetal

http://www.twitter.com/intensus



Metal Blade Records signs INTENSUS!

Metal Blade Records signs INTENSUS! Project features performances from Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me), Robert Meadows (A Life Once Lost), Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You), Chris Alfano (East of the Wall / Postman Syndrome) and more! AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – March 14, 2011 – Metal Blade Records is pleased to […]

Metal Blade Records signs INTENSUS!

Project features performances from Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me), Robert Meadows (A Life Once Lost), Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You), Chris Alfano (East of the Wall / Postman Syndrome) and more!

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – March 14, 2011 – Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of INTENSUS, an exciting and unique recording project masterminded by multi-instrumentalist Eli Litwin, drummer of Knife the Glitter, Burden, Normal Love and others. A resident of Philadelphia for many years, Litwin has been active in the local metal and underground rock scenes, as well as the avant-garde/improvised music scene. Through merging and reinterpreting these dynamic scenes, the vision for INTENSUS was born: an improvised extreme metal album with one goal in mind—intensity.

The first, self-titled INTENSUS album features vocals from Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me), Robert Meadows (A Life Once Lost), Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You), Chris Alfano (East of the Wall / Postman Syndrome), Jerry Jones (Trophy Scars), Travis Weinand (Burden / Tetsuo), Evan Moore (Gypsy Wig / Birth Screams), and Ruston Grosse. Also featured on the album, Alex Nagle (Satanized / ex-Normal Love) and Jason Herrmann (Burden / Tetsuo) lend their guitar shredding skills for 2 incredible solos.

Eli Litwin comments; “It is an incredible honor to be signed with Metal Blade Records. Cannibal Corpse’s The Bleeding was one of the first metal albums I ever heard so I feel as though things have really come full circle. I am beyond excited that such an important and influential label will be releasing my music to the world.”

Tommy Rogers of BTBAM, guest vocalist, comments: “Working on the INTENSUS record was a breath of fresh air. It was nice to take a totally different approach to writing and recording. When Eli sent me the songs he told me he had written a lot of the material through improv. So I decided to take the same route and write/record the vocals on the fly. It was a very exciting experience. My motivation: let go and destroy my fucking voice. This music is truly intense and I’m very happy to be a part of it.”

About the project:

INTENSUS can be described in one word: INTENSE. The visceral instrumental performance is enhanced by each vocalist who brings his own brand of intensity to the album, making for a varied, yet flowing musical journey. Within this strong and unique artistic vision, songs range from short, violent bursts of grind and death metal, to crushing doom grooves, to complex tech metal, to experimental noise freak outs.

The process of creating INTENSUS began with one recording session in which Litwin improvised drum tracks for the entire album; start to finish, in one take. Over the course of the next year, he simultaneously wrote and recorded guitar tracks to build songs out of the improvised drum parts. Some guitar sections were first take improvisations as well, while others were written and recorded within 5-25 minutes. The general idea was to keep everything as spontaneous as possible. After all guitars were recorded, Litwin learned everything on bass and went through the same process. Once all of the music was completed, Litwin enlisted a number of singers to contribute vocals to the project. Each singer wrote his own lyrics but the final vocal performances were largely a collaborative effort with Litwin in the producer chair.

INTENSUS personnel:

Drums, Guitar, Bass, Songwriter, Producer:

Eli Litwin

Guest Vocalists:

Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me)

Robert Meadows (A Life Once Lost)

Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)

Chris Alfano (East of the Wall / Postman Syndrome)

Jerry Jones (Trophy Scars)

Travis Weinand (Burden / Tetsuo)

Evan Moore (Gypsy Wig / Birth Screams)

Ruston Grosse

Guest guitar soloists:

Alex Nagle (Satanized / ex-Normal Love)

Jason Herrmann (Burden / Tetsuo)

Follow INTENSUS at the following locations:

http://www.elilitwin.com

http://www.facebook.com/INTENSUSmetal

http://www.ilike.com/artist/Intensus

http://www.youtube.com/elilitwin

http://www.myspace.com/intensusmetal

http://www.twitter.com/intensus