Zanger Ronny Munroe heeft Metal Church verlaten. De band zegt in een verklaring: "Na tien jaar, vier albums en veel geweldige shows verlaat Ronny Munroe de band vanwege andere prioriteiten. Het is spijtig, maar begrijpelijk. We wensen hem succes met zijn nieuwe verrichtingen. Aan onze fans: we willen jullie laten weten dat Metal Church absoluut doorgaat. Binnenkort volgt er een grote aankondiging."
Ronny Munroe bracht afgelopen zomer zijn derde soloalbum Electric Wake uit, waarop ook George Lynch, Dave Rude, Pamela Moore en Paul Kleff zijn te horen.
Swedish metallers EVERGREY will release their new album ”Hymns For The Broken” on September 26th.
As a first teaser and exclusive disclosure of the brand new line-up, check in to the Aardshok page, today at 13:00 CET. We will host the premiere of the “King Of Errors” video clip and all you need to know can be found here then.
Op zondag 1 juni is voormalig LAAZ ROCKIT-drummer VICTOR AGNELLO overleden. Victor leed al geruime tijd aan leukemie. In de jaren tachtig trad hij met Laaz Rockit veelvuldig op in Nederland, onder meer op de AARDSCHOKDAG en DYNAMO OPEN AIR. Na zijn vrijwillige terugtrekking uit de muziek werd hij arts en specialiseerde hij zich in longziektes. Victor is 50 jaar geworden en laat een vrouw en zeven kinderen na.
PATRICK MAMELI heeft voorlopig een punt gezet achter PESTILENCE om zich volledig te kunnen concentreren op zijn nieuwe death/jazz fusionproject NECROMORPH. In een persbericht zegt Mameli: As of now, Pestilence is no longer active in recording new material. As a matter of fact, it's on a permanent hold, as I want to concentrate fully on my new project Necromorph. The style will be more brutal, more crazy, more tech, more futuristic and more death. I'm pretty sure all my fans will dig this!
Please don't be sad about Pestilence. We've been holding the Pest flag strong for 25 years and we feel it's now done. I thank all my fans for being there and supporting us all the way.
If there is any interest in Pestilence doing old school shows in the future, me and Patrick Uterwijk, will surely think about the options. I thank all the Pestilence members since '86 for their musical talent and input.
HAILZ TO THE FANS, we all love you. Now, let's give birth to NECROMORPH!!!!!!
Gitarist GARY HOLT over de kwestie:
"As a band, we all had to make a very difficult choice to part ways with Rob. We have nothing but love and admiration for him and the deepest gratitude for the hard work he has put in and the great work on some killer records. But at this time, Tom, Lee, Jack and myself thought a change was necessary and the unanimous choice going forward was to welcome back Steve to the fold!"
Zetro: “I spent a great part of my life with Exodus, that blood flows through me, even not being in the band for the past 10 years, you can’t erase that chemistry. I’m very excited!”
Exodus treedt volgende maand aan op Bang Your Head (11 juli) en Antwerp Metal Fest (12 juli).
Zetro's andere band, HATRIOT, zal gewoon blijven bestaan.
In juni verschijnt het nieuwe ARCH ENEMY-album, 'War Eternal' getiteld. Hierop is voor het eerst de nieuwe zangeres ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ te horen. Zij vervangt ANGELA GOSSOW, die een stapje terug doet en zich bezig gaat houden met het managen van de Zweedse formatie. Alissa White Gluz is bekend van THE AGONIST en was ook meermaals op de podia te zien met KAMELOT.
Hier wat reacties:
ANGELA GOSSOW: "Dear ARCH ENEMY fans, this is not easy to tell you.I have decided to step down from being ARCH ENEMY's voice of anger. After 13 years of pure fucking metal, 6 studio albums and countless tours through five continents, I feel the need to enter a different phase in my life, be with my family and pursue other interests. I will however remain business manager for ARCH ENEMY, and I will continue to develop my artist management roster.I am staying true to my heavy metal roots, just leaving the spotlight so to speak. I am passing the torch to the super talented Alissa White-Gluz, whom I've known as a dear friend and a superb vocalist for many years. I always thought she deserved a chance to shine - and now she's getting it. Just like I got that chance back in 2001.I want to thank all ARCH ENEMY fans, our labels Century Media (worldwide) and Trooper Entertainment (Japan), our dedicated road crew, and in particular Michael, Daniel and Sharlee for their love and support throughout all these years. It's been one hell of a ride! We conquered every situation, made it through thick & thin together in the most exciting and rewarding time of my life. Thank you all for being there with me on stage, in front of the stage, and backstage. You have touched my heart, and I hope I was able to give something back to you. I am grateful for the wonderful memories - I will cherish them forever!
I am looking forward to the next decade of ARCH ENEMY madness! Right now I am listening through rough mixes of the new studio album and I am blown away! 2014 will see a renewed ARCH ENEMY at the top of their game. I am proud to be part of this ARCH ENEMY chapter, albeit in a different way - revving up the engines behind the scenes. I hope to see you in front of the stage; I will join you there this time. Let the killing begin, once again!"
ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ: "I am very honored and happy to announce a new chapter in my life and musical career beginning now; I have joined forces with one of my all-time favorite and globally respected bands, ARCH ENEMY. 'Wages of Sin' was the first metal album I ever bought, and it was love at first listen. It is not often that you get a phone call from your favorite band asking you to join! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such amazingly talented musicians whom I also consider great friends. I look forward to being able to write and perform at a whole new level now with ARCH ENEMY! Music is forever, metal is limitless and this is only the beginning!"
MICHAEL AMOTT: "We are eternally grateful to Angela for all her passion, hard work and talent. Her legacy is tremendous and will always be a big part of the band's history. We feel great pride in what has been achieved in the past, but also look forward to new battles and new victories. We welcome Alissa with open arms - and we hope you will have open ears. We might have just created our most wicked metal opus yet with our upcoming album 'War Eternal'!"
THE AGONIST heeft twee maanden geleden met VICKY PSARAKIS al een vervangster aangetrokken. Zij zal dan ook op het nieuwe album van The Agonist te horen zijn.