Order of Ennead

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Order of Ennead
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Background information
Origin Tampa, Florida, United States [1] [2] [3] [4]
Genres Black metal, [5] [6] death metal, [2] [4] [7] progressive metal [1] [3]
Years active2007–present [1] [2] [3]
Labels Earache Records [1] [2]
Associated acts Deicide
Members Steve Asheim
Kevin Quirion
Scott Patrick
John Li

Order of Ennead is an American self-described 'philosophical virtuoso death metal' [2] [4] [7] band that was formed in Tampa, Florida. It includes two members of the death metal band Deicide, and the student of a former guitarist of the band. [8] Order of Ennead have released two albums to date.

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History

Order Of Ennead was formed in the fall of 1997 under the banner of the now defunct Council Of The Fallen. Following Kevin Quirion's hiatus from Council Of The Fallen in 2006, and, with Deicide on hiatus, in late 2006, Scott Patrick began jamming with Steve Asheim on a more straightforward rock project. In summer 2007, Patrick played the preproduction for the next Council album for Steve, relaying that Derek Roddy had exited earlier the previous year and that the material was top notch but called for a high-caliber drummer to step up. With Asheim interested, Patrick met with Quirion at a Vital Remains show and relayed that Asheim would like to jam the preproduction songs.[ citation needed ]

Vital Remains band

Vital Remains is an American death metal band from Providence, Rhode Island, formed in 1988.

In September 2007, the trio had their first practice. In late 2007, Patrick's long time friend Santiago Dobles performed the leads for the demo, which would become the first Order Of Ennead record (only 50 official copies of the demo exist).[ citation needed ]

Santiago Dobles is a Venezuelan guitarist, songwriter, producer and son of Venezuelan symphonic composer Gustavo Dobles. He is best known as the founding member of tech-prog-fusion metal band Aghora (band). He has produced with Dan Escuariza, and Neil Kernon. Kernon produced Formless cd. Dan did the self-titled debut cd.

Following their signing to Earache Records in early 2008, Santiago Dobles was replaced with Patrick's friend John Li (who jammed with Council in 2006) due to scheduling conflicts with Santiago’s primary act Aghora. At Earache Records' request, at the time of the signing, the band officially changed its name from "Council Of The Fallen" to "Order Of Ennead". When the band originally began working together, they had been working under the band name "Council of the Fallen", but they decided that they would take on a new name, since it became an entirely new project for all.[ citation needed ]

Earache Records is an independent record label, music publisher and management company founded by Digby Pearson, based in Nottingham, England with offices in London and New York. It helped to pioneer extreme metal by releasing early grindcore and death metal records between 1988 and 1994. The label roster has since diversified into more mainstream guitar music, working with bands such as Rival Sons, The Temperance Movement, Blackberry Smoke and The White Buffalo. The company also hosted the 'Earache Express' stage at Glastonbury Festival in 2017 and will be hosting 'The Earache Factory' at Boomtown Fair 2018.

Aghora is a progressive metal band formed in 1995 by guitarist Santiago Dobles. In 2000 they released their first album, Aghora, recorded and produced by Santiago Dobles and Dan Escauriza in 1999, Miami, Florida. The album featured Sean Malone and Sean Reinert, both members of Cynic. The band released its second album, Formless in 2006, which was produced by Santiago Dobles and mixed by Neil Kernon.

While in the United Kingdom, Asheim was reading up on ancient mythology and suggested the name Ennead from a mythology of nine Egyptian deities. [5] In November 2008, the band released their self-titled debut album, with their second album, An Examination of Being , released in May 2010, both to warm critical reception and both on the Earache Records label. [6]

Ennead group of nine deities in Egyptian mythology worshipped at Heliopolis

The Ennead or Great Ennead was a group of nine deities in Egyptian mythology worshiped at Heliopolis: the sun god Atum; his children Shu and Tefnut; their children Geb and Nut; and their children Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Nephthys. The Ennead sometimes includes the son of Osiris and Isis, Horus. It rose to importance in Dynasties V and VI and remained prominent in Egypt into its occupation by the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty established by Alexander the Great's successor in the area, Ptolemy I.

Egyptian mythology

Egyptian mythology is the collection of myths from ancient Egypt, which describe the actions of the Egyptian gods as a means of understanding the world around them. The beliefs that these myths express are an important part of ancient Egyptian religion. Myths appear frequently in Egyptian writings and art, particularly in short stories and in religious material such as hymns, ritual texts, funerary texts, and temple decoration. These sources rarely contain a complete account of a myth and often describe only brief fragments.

A deity is a supernatural being considered divine or sacred. The Oxford Dictionary of English defines deity as "a god or goddess ", or anything revered as divine. C. Scott Littleton defines a deity as "a being with powers greater than those of ordinary humans, but who interacts with humans, positively or negatively, in ways that carry humans to new levels of consciousness, beyond the grounded preoccupations of ordinary life". In the English language, a male deity is referred to as a god, while a female deity is referred to as a goddess.

When Li was not available for touring, Jack Owen, the former guitarist of Deicide, took over.[ citation needed ]

Jack Owen American musician

Jack Owen is an American musician, best known as a renowned guitarist in the death metal genre. He is currently the guitarist for death metal band Six Feet Under. He was one of the founding members of Cannibal Corpse. He stayed with the band from their formation in 1988 until 2004 when he left because he wanted to move on, as stated in the Centuries of Torment DVD. Later that year though, he was hired by Deicide—another influential and long-running Florida death metal band—with whom he recorded four albums. He left the band in 2016.

Music

Order of Ennead are noted for their experimental nature within their songwriting. While maintaining the heaviness of death and black metal, many songs include elements such as odd time signatures, clean and ambient sections and melodic guitar solos & melodies.

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Studio albums

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