August 05th, 2008

Hello Holy friends,

It has been a just over a month since "Slaves for Life" was released worldwide on August 24 and so far the album has received rave reviews all over the world (read most of them so far at the PRESS section). To keep this positive pace Amaseffer has granted the Norwegian reporter Roy Kristensen of web site www.imhotep.no an inside and privet look to Amaseffer's departmentalized areas. Yuval Kramer and Hanan Avramovich has talked to Roy, geting up close and personal with him, talking about Amaseffer's ideologies and beyond. This interview is featured in two parts: read the first part online today and second part on August 15.

Hand in hand, Imhotep web site has chosen Amaseffer to be feature of the month and the album "Slaves for Life" as album of the month. Read all stories at the following links:

General overview of the album:
http://www.imhotep.no/?did=9083093

First part of the interview:
http://www.imhotep.no/?did=9083026&aid=9069486

Review:
http://www.imhotep.no/?did=9083084&aid=9069486

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July 08th, 2008

Hello everyone,

As previously posted Amaseffer has written the full original soundtrack for the Israeli film "Altalena". The film premiers on July 14th at the "Jerusalem Film Festival" and obviously all three members of Amaseffer will attend the screening, meet the press and talk about their work on the score.

Visit Altalena page at official festival website:
http://www.jff.org.il/?CategoryID=547&ArticleID=508

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June 24th, 2008

Amaseffer's debut album is released today in USA and rest of the world!

The album was released in Europe on June 9 and so far has received raving reviews by music critics all over Europe. Read some reviews at Press section.

Sound clips from the whole album has been uploaded to our official web site and MySpace page at www.myspace.com/amaseffer

The band will soon go into phase two by setting the pre-production dates for chapter two of the trilogy which they will make an announcement regarding that soon.

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June 06th, 2008

Hello everyone,

The day we have all been waiting for has finally come. Our debut album titled "Slaves for Life" is out in Europe and will be released worldwide on June 26th.

So far all European reviews has been amazingly supportive beyond all our expectations. visit our new PRESS section and read all the new European reviews.

So allow us to say thank you from the deepest corner of our soul for your support!

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April 09th, 2008

Hello to you Holy friends,

We are extremely excited to announce that Amaseffer has joined InsideOut Music Family! We could not be happier to work with such visionary people that running this label and we are looking forward to a great future with them. Release dates also announced at the bottom of this page.

See their statement as posted earlier today:
InsideOut Music is proud to announce the signing of the Israeli band Amaseffer. Their first album entitled 'Slaves For Life' is the first in a trilogy about the history of the people of Israel as portrayed in the old testament.

Hanan Avramovich (Guitars), Yuval Kramer (Guitars) and Erez Yohanan (Drums) offer an unique mixture of Progressive Metal and epic Middle East influenced orchestral film score parts played by a full Symphony Orchestra. All lead vocals were sung by Mats Leven (Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen). Special guest is Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy).

The album was recorded and mixed by Markus Teske (Vanden Plas, Abydos, Saga live) and the artwork was done by Mattias Norén (Evergrey, Kamelot, Epica).

'Slaves For Life' will be released on:
June 6th in Germany, Austria, Switzerland
June 9th in Europe
June 24th in North America



December 21th, 2007

Holy friends, we give you: "Slaves For Life"!
This is the opening track from our first part of a Trilogy recounting the Bible story of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt.

On the first album of the trilogy we pick up the story right from the slavery period in Egypt when the new Pharaoh enslaves and oppresses the Israelites with forced labour. This is what we tried to emphasize on this song, the cruelty and ruthless power of the cold hearted Pharaoh and on the other hand the Israeli slaves desperate cry for deliverance!

The song features Mats Leven (Ex Therion, Krux) on lead vocals, Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land) on lead oriental singing and Erez Yohanan as the Narrator.

The art work was hand drawn by Mattias Norén . As stated before, each and every track on the album will be presented with his own unique hand drawn illustration, this meant to capture the moment and vision for the songs.

No release date is yet set for the album. As soon as we find ourselves a record label we will announce it, so as we see it the release is a few months away from us.

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November 29th, 2007

After negotiations with a production company in Israel it was decided that Amaseffer will write the full score soundtrack for the Israeli movie "Altalena".

The movie is done and edited so next week (Dec 2nd) Amaseffer will start the writing process for the full score which will be recorded and edited at Amaseffer's own studios in Tel-Aviv.

The band have formed a new legal company named: "Amaseffer soundtrack productions" and the sole purpose of the company will be writing movie soundtracks to productions all over the world regardless of the band's Exodus trilogy (more news regarding that coming soon).

The historical docudrama "Altalena" directed by Eli Cohen. It tells the story of the Altalena, a munitions ship brought to Israel by the Irgun (the pre-state underground militia led by Menachem Begin) during the War of Independence, and the dispute that erupted between prime minister David Ben-Gurion (played by Yossi Kantz) and Menachem Begin (Yoram Hatav). Ben-Gurion ordered the shelling of the ship by the fledgling Israel Defense Forces.

Moti Lerner wrote the screenplay, and the film is being produced by Riki Shelah and Zvi Shapira, with a budget provided by Keren Makor (the main investor), Keshet Television and the Israel Film Foundation. It has not yet been decided whether the film will be broadcast on TV or screened in theaters."



November 06th, 2007

It is a great pleasure to finally write the words "the CD is done"!!!

We have just came back from Germany and we thought to share some words with you that will wrap up our Holy voyage so far to the point of having a finished CD in our hands.

What we did basically was uploading Mats Leven vocal lines, doing some final mix adjustments and finally we wrapped up the whole thing by doing the mastering process.

Now as we seat and finally have been listening to the totally finished result we can truly say that we could not ask for more then that!!! The final result is truly astonishing and we can't wait to share it with you, our Holy friends all around the world.

Surely Mats Leven vocal lines will not be overlooked by us here and we must say that the hard and detailed work he had put into it really took the CD one step to a level of perfection as we hear it! Mats brought a whole new dimension to our music!

Art work: We have just received all the finished art work for the CD and it came out truly AMAZING!!! We will unveil the CD cover, title and song list as soon as we start the promotion for the upcoming release.

As for a deal with a record label: we hope to bring you some good news regarding that as soon as possible. As we see it, we can look for a release in the next few months in God's will.

That's it for now from us, please stay tuned for our next update.

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October 18th, 2007

We are happy to announce that the work on the vocal lines for the album is done. It is performed and recorded by Mats Leven at his studio in Sweden.

Since the departure of our previous singer (Andy Kuntz) we started a rapid work on the lyrics for the CD, since it was his (Andy) job writing it. But now it was a whole new ball game for we got replacement but we got no lyrics for him!

It was decided that if we want to move forward as fast as we can in order to record the vocal lines, we need to do it ourselves and write our own lyrics. The long and detailed research we did on the Bible story of the Exodus was at hand when we most needed it and it was a real guide to our work. It was great privilege and honor to use the help of the super talented Yotam "defiler" Avni and together with Yuval Kramer they wrote the lyrics for three songs on the album. Other three songs lyrics was written by Erez Yohanan and one was written by Yuval and Erez. All lyrics was done in two weeks including vocal guides for it!

When we first started working on the vocal lines with Mats it was clear the we are dealing with a super professional vocalist and a great person to work with. His work was rapid fast and right to the target we where aiming for. At firs it was a bit strange working online with him but once we got the hang of it it got faster and much more productive. The process was really simple: we have sent him the lyrics and vocal guides and he recorded them with some modifications to it. We found that the vocal guides was really helpful and made things going faster then we thought.

Mats contribution was great for he really got into the deepest details in terms of the lyrics and vocal lines. He showed a great sense of pertinence and did not let go of things that bothered him and we thank him for that. Here's what he had to say about it:

"Hi everyone,

Finally I'm finished with my vocals for the first CD!

It took a while since we had to work out melody lines by mailing Mp3's to each other and so on, but I think we've found a good understanding for each other's wishes now. I'm convinced the next 2 Cd's will be great as well, right now I'm thrilled to hear the first Cd's mixes.

Anyway, hope you'll enjoy the final result once it's released!

Cheers,
Mats"

So now that we got this over with we fly (again) to Germany to upload the vocal lines and do the Mastering for the CD.

Our hope is that we will release the CD in the next few months, but we will make a new announcement regarding that and the record label after we get back from Germany in a few weeks time so stay tuned.

Regarding the art work for the CD: in the last minute change it was decided to do a full illustrated booklet for the CD. Every song will have his own hand drawn illustration in order to pass through the visual of it. All art work is done by the great Mattias Norén.

Well that's it for now holy friends and hope to talk to you soon.

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July 20th, 2007

We are very happy to announce that Mats Leven (Krux, ex-Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen) will contribute his singing abilities on our trilogy albums recounting the Bible story of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt.

After the sad separation from our previous singer Andy Kuntz (Vanden Plas) we immediately started looking for the vocalist who will contribute his voice to our music.

We had the honor to be approached by a few of the leading names in the business but none of them really left us with the feeling of "this is the guy". It is such a vital part and we did not compromise on that regardless our tight time schedule.

We kept on looking and auditioning singers until we listened to Mats vocals on Therion, we were really impressed by his vocal abilities so we went on and listened to other stuff he did such as Krux (his current main act), Yngwie Malmsteen, Fatal Force and so on, he left us with the feeling of "this is the perfect man for the job!".

We contacted Mats just before we flew to Germany a few weeks ago (to finish the mix of our CD) and he showed a big interest in doing it so we sent him a part of a song with the lyrics so he will record his own vocal ideas to it. When he sent back the file to us we knew that he is the one.

Mats is a super cool guy with great ideas and he will contribute his voice on all three albums of the trilogy. We start finalizing the work on the vocal lines next week and hope we finish it as fast as we can in order to go forward with the release of the album.

We want to use this opportunity and say "Thank you Mats for doing this and good luck!"

As for the album:
We just came back from Germany after mixing the CD 95% and now we just have to upload Mats vocals when we finish the work on it.

To all our holy friends all over the world we send you our deepest appreciations for your support so far!

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May 28th, 2007

With sad hearts and mixed emotions we are sadly announcing that Andy Kuntz will not sing on our trilogy of albums and the lead singer roll is now open.

After a long period of delays and set backs to our working progress it was decided that the best thing for Amaseffer is to search for a new lead singer that will be committed to his part in the trilogy.

The damage to our schedule due to Andy's unavailability could no longer be tolerated in order to go forward with the release of the first part of the Exodus trilogy.

It was not an easy decision for us. Andy is a wonderful person which we loved working with, we wish him all the best in the world and good luck in what he is striving for. I'm sure that it is not the end of the road for Andy in Amaseffer, as far as we see it, we will collaborate with him in one way or another some day but for now it's time for us to move on and find the best man for the job to join us on our holy voyage.

Currently we are auditioning a few leading singers and we will announce our choice in the next couple of weeks.

Regardless, we will not rush our decision due to our time schedule, the lead singer roll is an integral part of our trilogy and we will not compromise the singers quality even if it means that by doing so it will push us back a few steps. good things come for those who wait :-)

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