Firewind Part Ways With Two Members, Announce New Singer

Firewind have parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis and singer Henning Basse. With this news, the band have also revealed that Herbie Langhans will be serving as their new vocalist.

The group commented:

“Dear friends & supporters,

We’ve been pretty quiet about the new album but we’ll cut right to the chase.

After many years, Bob Katsionis is stepping down from the ongoing touring lifestyle and focus on his work as a producer / studio engineer as well as his own projects.

We’ve also parted ways with Henning Basse due to personal reasons that will prevent him from completing the upcoming album touring cycle and continuing with the band overall.

We thank them both for their time and contributions to Firewind. There’s absolutely no bad blood here, the guys are part of our legacy and we wish them best of luck for the future.

While this was a big challenge for us, it is a change that needed to happen in order for the band to continue. This is a rebirth of Firewind and a new chapter in our musical history.

At the same time we’d like to welcome new singer Herbie Langhans (Avantasia, x- Sinbreed).

Herbie is a hell of a singer and his powerful style breathes new life on our new material but also on our back catalogue.

He recently completed the vocals for our 9th studio album which is due later this year.

We’re very excited to finally reveal the upcoming album and share the new sounds with you! Stay tuned as more announcements coming real soon!”

Muldrotha Recruit New Vocalist Alex Hofmann (Ex-Fallujah), Premiere New Song “Lungs Of The Mother”

Muldrotha, the band featuring Fallujah drummer Andrew Baird, The Zenith Passage guitarist Rob Maramonte, and Decrepit Birth bassist Sean Martinez, have recruited Alex Hofmann (ex-Fallujah) as their new vocalist. With this news, the group have also premiered a new song titled “Lungs Of The Mother.“ Hofmann commented:

“It had been over two and a half years since I’d been anywhere near a microphone when I got a text from Rob asking if i’d like to get back in the game. Getting into the studio and working with with Cody Fuentes at Rapture Recordings reminded me how much I still love singing death metal and how much fun I have doing it with friends Rob, Sean, and Andrew. ‘Lungs of the Mother’ is stripped down, focused, and relentless; a song channeling the rage over our impassivity, as mother earth is murdered in front of us.”

[via MetalSucks]

Ryan Shuck (Julien-K, Ex-Orgy) Plans To Stay In Adema

It looks like Ryan Shuck (Julien-K, ex-Orgy, etc.) will continue to front Adema for the foreseeable future. During a recent interview with Michael Nagy of KJAG radio, the singer was asked if his addition to the band was permanent and he responded by saying he is “pretty dedicated” to the group and that he is already thinking about working on new music with them.

Shuck said the following about his status in the band:

“I think at this point, I’m pretty dedicated, yeah. I’m not here to do this tour and then, Hey, thanks.’ These guys wanna do it, I wanna do it, and I’m now really interested in the potential of what we can write together. Because I know these guys write great songs, and I’ve been immersing myself in their music. So, no, I’m not here for the short term; I’m here to do this with them.”

He also added the following about new music:

“We already have some clips I sent to these guys and [bassist Dave] DeRoo is, like, ‘What the fuck?’ [And I said] ‘No, no, no. I’m not done yet. It’s just an idea.’ He’s, like, ‘It’s fucking hooky.’ So I think it’s gonna be cool.

Now that I’m out here [on the road] with these guys, I feel better about just doing what I do… I feel like the way I can sing, it’s gonna work with them, and I’m stoked on it now. Now I’m getting a whole idea of where we can go melodically and sonically, and how heavy these guys can be, with the electronic elements in there, knowing what we can do with JULIEN-K… So, for me, I’m super excited, because I have these two outlets, which a lot of people don’t get. I get to do JULIEN-K as much as I fucking want, and I get to fucking open up another door and fucking punch people in the fucking face there. I love that — I love it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Monuments Recruit Andy Cizek (Makari) As Their New Vocalist

Monuments have officially recruited Andy Cizek (Makari) as their new vocalist. He will be taking over for Chris Barretto, who exited the band in July.

The group commented

“Ladies and Gentlemen,

Please open your arms and give your love, encouragement and support to welcome the newest member of the Monuments family. We’d officially like to welcome Andy Cizek as vocalist of Monuments.

It became immediately apparent that Andy would fit the band; not only as an incredible vocalist but also personally. We’ve already written new music with him, we are beyond exited for you guys to hear what we’ve been cookin’!

Secondly, please visit our new merchstore with new threads!

www.thisismonuments.co

It’s pretty common for band merch to be printed on the cheapest possible option, but from this day forth we have decided to print on the highest quality garments.

Stay tuned for new merch drops over the coming weeks as we have a lot coming up!

We’d like to give a big shout out to Alex Birks, Isidoro Acquaviva, Ali Richardson and everyone at Allotment Productions for their hard work in bringing new merch and the merch store to light!

\M/”

David Escamilla (Ex-Crown The Empire) Joins In Motive, Band Premieres “Subtle Mistakes” Music Video

In Motive (Born Of Osiris, ex-City In The Sea) have welcomed David Escamilla (ex-Crown The Empire) to the band as a replacement for vocalist Devin Barrus. With this news, the band have also premiered a new video for their new song “Subtle Mistakes.“ Lee McKinney commented:

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Dave to the In Motive family. Although it’s been quiet, we’ve been working hard on making these positive changes, and wanted the finished product to be something we were proud of. We want to thank everyone that has followed the band for your patience lately, and hope you enjoy ‘Subtle Mistakes.’”

Kittie’s Morgan Lander Joins Karkaos

Karkaos have recruited Kittie’s Morgan Lander as their new singer. She will be replacing Viky Boyer in the group.

Lander commented:

“Joining Karkaos has been a true honour for me. It feels so incredibly good to be back in the metal game after a number of years away, and I cannot wait to step on the stage once again with these amazing musicians.”

Guitarist Vincent Harnois added:

“We already knew how talented Morgan was when we began talking to her about joining the band. When she sent us her first demos, we realized that this was going to be something extremely special. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and she brings a whole new dimension to our songs. It is an honor to have her with us and we are thrilled to start the next chapter or our band together.”

In other news, the band have also been working on eight demos for their upcoming album at Silver Wings Studio in Montreal, QC.