Dimmu Borgir have officially welcomed Entombed A.D./Firespawn bassist Victor Brandt to the band. Brandt commented:
“It’s a great honor and pleasure to be a part of the mighty Dimmu Borgir. And such great timing for me to start at the release of their new album ‘Eonian‘, which in my opinion is their best album so far. The members of the band are equally awesome to their music so I am looking forward to good times ahead.”
The group added:
“We are very excited to have Victor become a part of the team! His experience, dedication and craftmanship is very much appreciated and we look forward to sharing the world stages with him!”
Motograter have apparently fired bassist Mylon Guy without telling him. According to him, he found out he was out of the band after the group made a social media post saying Aeon Cruz had been recruited as his replacement.
Slugdge have announced the addition of drummer Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder) and bassist Moat Lowe (Novena) to their lineup. Cassidy commented:
“As soon as I heard Gastronomicon’s first riff I knew it was great. The dark melodic opening hooked me immediately. I knew they were a two-piece. I’ve been telling Kev for years that I’d love to put some real drums to it!”
You can read more about the additions at loudersound.com and pick up Slugdge‘s new album “Esoteric Malcology” now.
Crobot have announced the addition of bassist James Lascu (Wilson) drummer Dan Ryan to their lineup. They are taking over for Jake and Paul Figueroa, who exited the group back in April.
The band commented:
“All is definitely well in the Crobot home nebula as we welcome the insanely talented and hard hitting Dan Ryan on drums and the power and monstrous bass playing of James “Uncle Jimmy Muscles” Lascu to hold down the heavy bottom. We are 50 songs into the writing process and we are excited about how productive we have been over the last few months. To say these guys are making us a better band would be an incredible understatement. Stay tuned for new riffin’ & groovin’ as we are planning for a 2018 release!
Keep your beards tuned to that same ol Crobot transmission!”
According to Lambgoat, Terror have replaced bassist David Wood with Cruel Hand’s Chris Linkovich. The band have not commented on the switch, but it’s worth mentioning that Wood has not been performing with them for months.
The reformed Nitro, featuring founding members Michael Angelo Batio and Jim Gillette, along with Lamb Of God’s Chris Adler, have confirmed that bass legend Victor Wooten has been recruited to record the bass on their new album. Details for that effort are expected to be revealed soon.
Wooten said the following:
“I’m so happy to be included as part of the new Nitro project. I’ve been a fan of Michael Angelo Batio for decades, [and] Jim Gillette and Chris Adler are just as amazing. They’re causing me to have to step up my game. Fans will be thrilled to hear what we are coming up with, I’m really excited about it!”
Adler also commented:
“I have been in awe of Victor for many, many years. His musical gifts, which are second to none, are matched by his ability to inspire. I am giddy, humbled and amazed to have the chance to share music with, and learn from, him. Hearing him play music—or even speak about playing music for that matter—is truly a gift. Playing this material with him is mind blowing, listening to what he brings to this is game-changing.”
“Victor is the best of the best! He is a legendary musician and the most amazing bass player I’ve ever heard. Beyond excited is an understatement. We can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’re coming up with.”