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Old 04-27-2005, 05:06 AM   #1
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The new album "Portals to Uphobia"

The 2nd full-length album of Detonation will be released on September 12th, again through Osmose Productions. Just like the first album, "Portals to Uphobia" was recorded in Excess studios in Rotterdam.

The first 3000 copies will be released as digipak featuring a multimedia part with exclusive audio and visual material. The multimedia will be exclusive to the digipak.

Tracklisting:
01. Into Sulphur I Descend
02. Portals to Uphobia
03. Structural Deceit
04. Chaos Banished
05. End of Sight, End of Fears
06. Lost Euphoria part III (instr.)
07. The Loss of Motion Control (download mp3)
08. Solitude Reflected
09. Beyond the Margin
10. The Source to Delve

Playing time: appr. 44 minutes.

Reports of the listening session held on February 26th:

From HollandsMetaal.nl (in Dutch)
From LordsOfMetal.nl (in Dutch)
From Rockezine.com

Coverart by Niklas Sundin/CabinFeverMedia:


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Old 05-23-2005, 03:20 PM   #2
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Can't wait to see it released, "Epic Defiance" absolutely ripped and tore the place up!
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Old 05-25-2005, 03:21 PM   #3
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If you want to have the new album reviewed on Masterful Magazine, just drop me a line.

And no, I'm not on Osmose's mailing list.

Detonation should do some gigs with Devious, two great Dutch death metal bands on the same bill.
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Old 05-25-2005, 06:34 PM   #4
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Detonation should do some gigs with Devious, two great Dutch death metal bands on the same bill.
They have played with them I believe early last year, in Breda. Devious're pretty good indeed, though I don't have their album.
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me want a full song
me want a full song~~

plzzzzzzzzzzzzz :(
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Old 05-29-2005, 07:52 AM   #6
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Just a few more weeks....then we'll release a full song.
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Old 05-31-2005, 06:00 AM   #7
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The samples are fucking awesome guys! It actually sounds like you can achieve the impossible by topping 'An Epic Defiance'!
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Old 05-31-2005, 06:16 AM   #8
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The samples are fucking awesome guys! It actually sounds like you can achieve the impossible by topping 'An Epic Defiance'!
Let's hope all response will be like this! :)
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Old 06-23-2005, 04:02 PM   #9
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I heard the samples a few weeks ago, and I have to say I'm highly disappointed. I feel like I'm listening to different mp3s than the rest of you, but this is really a pathetic effort by Detonation after the amazing Epic Defiance album. The riffs were totally bland, uninspired, uncreative, and boring. Maybe if some studio magic can make it sound all that much better, or these were some of the worse songs, we'll be alright. But c'mon, the genre is saturated by tons of bands releasing the same stuff we've already heard over and over again, and with the amount of innovation I heard here, I am sad to say Detonation is not better than that although I hoped they would be. At least Cardamon sounds promising.

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Old 06-23-2005, 05:10 PM   #10
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Well, it's sad to hear you're disappointed. Anyhow, the samples were unmastered. The album has been mastered in the meantime and it sounds more powerful. I honestly can't imagine fans of An Epic Defiance being disappointed with the new album.

The sound on Portals... is less 'produced'/polished and more open and spontaneous compared to AED. Also it's more transparent and better balanced and you can hear better what's going on.

Soon, we'll put a full song online, but please save your final judgement until you've heard the full album a few times ;).
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Alright well I'll look foward to that, and I will save final judgement. I hate to jump the gun based on one listen, just sharing my initial opinion :)
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of course, it is impossible to please everybody with every new album a band makes. But we had a listening session for the press a while ago and received nothing but positive feedback towards the new songs, and we like the album ourselves....so I have no worries.
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Old 07-07-2005, 07:42 AM   #13
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Just got informed that "Portals to Uphobia" will officialy be distributed by The End Records in Northern America!
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Just got informed that "Portals to Uphobia" will officialy be distributed by The End Records in Northern America!
Good news!

PS: updated the opening post of this thread.
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Newsflash! ;)

Just talked to Hervé on the phone...good news for the people that really want a digi-pak version of the new album;
The first 3000 copies of "Portals to Uphobia" will be a digi-pak release!
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question! I see portal to uphobia already on detonation website and its 16 euros...does that mean its already printed and ready to ship?
No, not yet, but the CD's will be available before the tour starts, so around early September.
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Newsflash! ;)

Just talked to Hervé on the phone...good news for the people that really want a digi-pak version of the new album;
The first 3000 copies of "Portals to Uphobia" will be a digi-pak release!
I hope you're bringing some of those digipak's out on tour with you - I want one :D
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Consider it done.;)
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Really like the sample and the Full Mp3

See you in Belgium ;)
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Hey Gremror!
Nice to see you here man.
See you at the show in Belgium!
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promo arrived today! :D :D
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promo arrived today! :D :D
Finally!:)
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finally indeed!

after 2 spins, I'm liking it a lot, it's a very polished album for a 2nd release... usually that's where bands kind of drop down a level (you polish the first album material forever, until you get signed, then after that you need to write new stuff in a hurry) I do realise that you did have quite a while since the "first" true release of AED... yet I'm happier with this album than a lot fo the new stuff this year. maybe it's just the perfect mix of speed and melodies... :D

it would be hard for this NOT to make it into my top ten of 2005... here's hoping Maria will see it the same way!
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Glad you like it so far...good point you got there about most bands 2nd album.

We had a lot of problems the last half year before the recordings (Thomas' injury, sporadic rehearsals and almost no gigs) so taking this into consideration, we did a decent job I guess.
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Really like the sample and the Full Mp3

See you in Belgium ;)
Of course!

It's sad but we must play with you at the Frontline but someone broke all the organisation. So i will be there to see...only

Maybe one day we will be on the same date héhé
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Hey Guys,

Man i just downloaded your new album ( i wll buy it for sure when its out :) ). And all i can say that it is TOTALLY AWESOME. Its maybe better then your awesome previous album as well. WOW the opener is one of the best tracks ever written for me!!! Great work Detonation and thanks a lot for this album. Continue the great work :)


Cu and greetings :D
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