Dave Ingram Rejoins Benediction

Benediction have announced the return of vocalist Dave Ingram (ex-Bolt Thrower). He will be taking over for Dave Hunt, who left the band to focus on Anaal Nathrakh and his PhD studies.

Ingram issued the following statement:

“Dan Bate (Benediction Bass player) and myself were already in contact via social media and he had mentioned a few months ago that Daz was looking to contact me.

After the surprise revelation I began to wonder what he’d wanna talk to me about, old contract discussion maybe, back catalogue?

Who knows, could be all sorts. But obviously as most of you do, I keep up to date with goings on in the metal world and keep a close eye on Benediction and was aware of the situation regarding Dave Hunts departure from the band.

Soon enough my phone lit up with Darren’s number and after initial baby steps things escalated at lightning speed. Both ends of the phone were clearly getting excited and at this point both my wife and my son said simultaneously that ‘if he is asking you to return to the fold, you had better do it!!!!!’

F@#YEAH!!!!!!! YES I’M IN!!!!!!

So here we are, already deep into writing the new album, which at this time is going spectacularly well. The new material is gonna blow you people away!!!!!! We are planning to begin recording in September so not long now.

And to all my followers on social media I hope you understand that myself and the guys had decided to keep my return under wraps until Dave Hunt had completed his time with the band, a simple and necessary courtesy.

I can’t wait to see you people on the forthcoming BENEDICTION live shows.

We ARE legion! Return to Rubicon! Hail old school!

Dave Ingram”


Former Massacre, Bolt Thrower, Etc. Members Join Forces In Troikadon

Vocalists Kam Lee (ex-Massacre, etc.), Dave Ingram (ex-Bolt Thrower, etc.), and Karl Willetts (Memoriam, ex-Bolt Thrower) have joined forces with guitarist Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, etc.), bassist Jonny Pettersson (Ashcloud, Wombbath), and drummer Travis Ruvo (Cropsy Maniac, Echelon, etc.) in a new band called Troikadon. Their full-length album “Triumvirate Of Death” will be released in 2018. Lee designed the below logo:

Ingram commented:

“We’ve all been busy as hell lately. Myself and Jonny are rehearsing for the Just Before Dawn live shows next year, plus I’ve had a few guest vocal spots to write and record. Rogga is writing and recording the second Garpedans album. Kam is using all of November to move house and then finishing up the next Nattravnen album with Jonny. Travis is working on multiple drum projects, including the new ECHELON album and Hellfrost & Fire’s debut, plus Karl has begun writing the new Memoriam album, ‘The Silent Vigil’. Not just busy as hell, but busy as all fucking hell!”

“We just wanted to let people know that everyone involved in this still has the same enthusiasm as when it was first suggested,” says Ingram. “The guitar and drums tracks are all but finished, and next there’ll be a pre-mix by Jonny (with bass tracks) so us three crumblies can get writing and recording the vocals. We’re setting up a Facebook page for future updates, so follow it here.”