|Los Angeles based metal act Divine Heresy was unveiled in mid 2006, consisting of former Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares, frontman Tommy Cummings (Vext) and drummer Tim Yeung (Hate Eternal, Vital Remains). The band's live debut took place on September 2nd, 2006, at the Whisky A Go Go club in Hollywood, opening up for Asesino as part of Cazares' birthday celebrations. Risha Eryavec of Decrepit Birth would fill in on bass.
In April 2007 the band signed contracts with Century Media for North America and Roadrunner Records for the European territory. The band's musical direction is said to be in the vein of early Fear Factory but more extreme in every aspect.
Dino Cazares doesn't accept second best. As you'd expect from the man who co-founded both Fear Factory and Brujeria, his new band isn't about to tread well worn primrose paths. Meet DIVINE HERESY - not so much a metal band for the modern era as crimson innovators ready to transcend time and place. This new juggernaut features Cazares handling guitar and bass duties, Tim Yeung (Hate Eternal, Vital Remains) on drums and newcomer Tommy Vext on vocals. The group's highly anticipated debut offering, Bleed The Fifth, will soon redefine the true meaning of extreme forcing the entire genre to take notice.
DIVINE HERESY are not only able to stand toe-to-toe with anything Cazares has done before, but challenge any of the new breed of heroes who dominate the current era. Bleed The Fifth was produced and mixed by Dirty Icon - which is, actually, Logan Mader (ex-Machine Head and Soulfly) and Lucas Banker. This record doesn't re-invent the wheel; it turns full cartwheels of innovation and intent.
This offering is unquestionably Cazares career defining work and he states: "It took me four years to find the right musicians to make this happen and I'm very excited to finally unleash this to the world. All I can say is when you hear the legendary machine gun riffs mixed with Tim Yeung's lighting speed double bass drums combined with Tommy's brutal and powerful vocals, just be prepared to face the Annihilation. I promise you will not be disappointed."
The metal/hard rock world has been anxiously awaiting Cazares return since he left Fear Factory and he will quickly prove that he was the force that propelled them to the forefront of the scene in the 90's. Cazares takes his performance to a new level with DIVINE HERESY whose brutal, unrelenting and overall refreshing sound will quickly garner legions of followers who are starving to hear something devastating and unique.