(Sub) BraveWords.com are streaming Heaven's Cry's song "Gaia's Judgement" from the forthcoming remixed and remastered reissue of their debut album, "Food for Thought Substitute"
"'Gaia's Judgement' was the first song I wrote with Sylvain (Auclair, bass/vocals) back in 1993, and the very first Heaven's Cry song," says guitarist/vocalist Pierre St-Jean.
"It revolves around ecology, and how we are unconscious about our actions towards Gaia, which is The Earth personified as a goddess. Looking back, I think the topic is even more relevant today, for as a society, we were not as preoccupied about the environment back in the day as much as we are today!"
Adds guitarist Eric Jarrin (ex-Despised Icon), "It's one of the first songs I heard before joining Heaven's Cry, and I think it showcases the essence of what the band is, lyrically and musically. There's the dual vocal attack, a lot of heavy riffing, some melodic parts; it's really an epic prog song!"
Heaven's Cry's first two releases, "Food For Thought Substitute" and follow-up "Primal Power Addiction," will be reissued by Prosthetic Records on Jan. 8, following the success of the band's recently released comeback album "Wheels of Impermanence."
Both reissues feature revamped artwork and have been newly remixed by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Kataklysm) and remastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Symphony X).
"Wheels of Impermanence" marked the first new music from the band in the seven years. The band currently consists of St-Jean, Auclair, Jarrin and Renι Lacharitι (drums). They were most recently seen headlining the prestigious ProgPower Europe festival in the Netherlands and have since been announced to appear at the 2013 ProgPower USA Festival. Listen to the stream here.