Malevolent Creation have welcomed Deron Miller (ex-CKY) to the band as their new frontman. Guitarist Philip Fasciana issued the following statement:
“New front man for Malevolent Creation is no other then Deron Miller -X CKY ,World Under Blood and after hearing his cover song of Alliance Or War on the World Under Blood album you will understand!!!! Album is in the works now. Go to plastichead.com for all your Malevolent Creation merchandise!!!! It’s fucking on!!!!”
During a recent interview with Metal-Rules, Metal Church guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof revealed that the band have found a replacement for their late singer Mike Howe. The group are currently planning to release a new album in 2023.
Vanderhoof said the following about losing Howe:
“To be honest, I really haven’t processed it. I can’t. I can’t imagine what it must feel like to feel that suicide is your only option. And because he was like my brother and to find out he was in such pain and it’s too late to try and help is just something I cannot get my head around.”
He also added the following about the upcoming album:
“I had written a new record and Mike and I had just begun the process before he passed. So I had a lot of material on hand. I also wanted to complete the album in honor of him. I have written a batch of additional material and it’s going in a more aggressive direction.”
Vanderhoof went on to say that they are currently keeping their new singer’s identity under wraps:
“We didn’t choose a Mike Howe clone or David Wayne clone. We decided to approach the future as a ‘new’ chapter in the band’s career. I think the fans will really dig it.”
During an appearance on Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta‘s “The Jasta Show,” Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares offered an update on the band’s new singer. The guitarist says the group are planning to reveal the identity of the mystery musician in February.
Cazares said the following:
“Fear Factory singer and music will be coming just before the [group’s North American] tour with Static-X. End of February is the first show, so just before that we’ll be releasing the single and the singer. And then boom — right on the road.”
He went on to say that he has already been working with the singer for a year:
“It’s just a lot of developing. You know, Fear Factory is precious to a lot of people, and so I’ve gotta make sure that it’s right. I wanted to release some tracks a while ago with the singer, but then I had nothing behind it — no tour or anything like that — so the hype was gonna die down quick. So I wanna do it around a tour; that way you’ve got something to work. And I just didn’t wanna release his name too quick, because no one’s gonna care by the time I release a track a year later. So I want it all to be done together.”
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life have officially announced their new lineup. Founding guitarist Wyatt McLaughlin will now be joined by vocalist Tyler Beam, bassist Andrew Petway, and drummer Dylan Potts.
The band issued the following statement:
“We would like to welcome Tyler Beam as the new vocalist of The Last Ten Seconds of Life. You might know him from the PA riff heads PROMISE BREAKER. His vocal ability excels the band to another level of intensity with his approach to new music and previous songs.
If you saw us on our most recent tour Andrew Petway was caving in chests with his bass tone. He will continue in that position and officially join the band. If you don’t know Dylan Potts; you will very soon. A powerhouse drummer with infectious groove.
We begin tracking at Atrium Audio in one week and cannot wait to show you all what we have created together!”
This news comes after vocalist John Robert Centorrino, bassist Mike Menocker, and drummer Steven Sanchez all exited the band earlier this year.
Infected Rain’s Lena Scissorhands has officially joined Death Dealer Union as their new vocalist. With this news, the band have also shared a new video for their new song “Beneath The Surface.”
The group commented:
“We are so excited and proud to have Lena as our official front person and lead vocalist. We have developed a sound in our music of which she is an essential an integral part. We couldn’t be happier as Lena is a thoughtful, skilled, and very intelligent musician. We look forward to giving the fans the absolute best from all of us!”
“I am happy to announce that I have officially joined Death Dealer Union! The band and I collaborated previously and released a single, ‘Borderlines‘ on Napalm Records YouTube channel some months ago. Check it out if you didn’t already. Death Dealer Union asked me to join the band after the love and support we received after releasing ‘Borderlines‘ . My dear friend and producer, Valentin Voluta, has also joined Death Dealer Union as an official guitar player and producer of the band. I’m very excited to present to you our second music video and the first official single since I joined the band.”
Death Dealer Union also commented on the new song:
“We are very proud and excited to release our second single and first song from our upcoming self titled debut EP. This song is the culmination and product of a true collaboration between all members of the band and which represents our unique sound for melodic alternative metal.”
Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares has announced the return of his Divine Heresy project. Once Human’s Lauren Hart has been recruited as the band’s new singer, but a bassist and drummer are still pending.
I’m almost ready to write some new material w/ singer Lauren Hart. I will be handling all guitar and bass. I currently do not have a drummer or bassist for live or possible tracking, so any professional musicians in the USA interested let me know.
Let me be clear about this: I will not be using any former members. With that being said R.I.P. Joe Payne one of the best bassist/guitarist.
We are currently record company free so all of this will be supported out of our own pockets.
Ps. This does not take away from any other things that I’m currently working on”
You can see footage of Hart covering Divine Heresy‘s “Failed Creation” below:
The Night Flight Orchestra (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, etc.) have officially welcomed backing vocalist Åsa Lundman to the band. With this news, the group have also premiered a new song titled “Black Stars And Diamonds”:
Frontman Björn “Speed” Strid said the following about the new track:
“This song is the ultimate weekend tribute, where fallen angels, dreams of glitter and late summer twilight unite in an exploding cocktail.”
He also added the following about recruiting Lundman:
“We are very thrilled to officially welcome the amazing Åsa Lundman to the fold! This marks a new era for the band as her and Anna Brygård unite as the unstoppable back up duo The Aeromanticas. Make sure you follow them on social media! We are very thrilled to share this new single with you, which debuts this amazing back up duo. The future looks so damn bright you ought to use the bottom of champagne bottles as goggles! Enjoy!”
The Faceless have recruited James Dorton (Black Crown Initiate) as their new vocalist. The band played their first show with Dorton in Los Angeles, CA last night (July 24). However, it’s worth noting that their set started about two hours late and when guitarist Michael Keene did take the stage he ended up rambling about his neurological disorder.
Keene said the following about his disorder on social media:
“Tonight is the night guys! Our first show in 2.5 years and 3 years in LA! This is Michael speaking and some of you may have heard about my hand issue. I have a neurological disorder and about a year and a half ago my left leg went completely paralyzed for about 12 days and a couple months ago I had my next flare up and my right hand went paralyzed!! Needless to say this was terrifying and I immediately went to the neurologist, but it’s been one long and difficult recovery and I relearned holding a pick and redeveloped my coordination JUST to play this show for you guys. So I hope to see you here and that you help me feel like the hard work was worth it!”
He also added the following about recruiting Dorton:
“We are thrilled to announce the one and only, James Dorton as our new permanent frontman! You may know him from his previous band, Black Crown Initiate. I think I speak for all of us when I say that James is a monster and master of what he does and we are thrilled to have him in the band.”
[via The PRP]
Enterprise Earth have officially welcomed Travis Worland (Aethere, etc.) to the band as their new vocalist. He will be replacing Dan Watson, who exited the band earlier this year.
Guitarist Gabe Mangold commented:
“We’re very stoked to officially announce Travis Worland as the new singer of Enterprise Earth. His vocal style, performance, personality, and work ethic are a perfect fit for us and we cannot wait for everyone to hear the first song that we’ve created together, ‘Psalm Of Agony’ (coming June 17th). Prepare for the best incarnation of Enterprise Earth yet.”
“After months of touring with the band, I am happy to assimilate into the entity that is Enterprise Earth. ‘Psalm Of Agony’ is the first step in a culmination of efforts only just beginning.”
Bleed The Sky have officially welcomed Rudy Flores (So This Is Suffering) to the band as their new vocalist. He will be replacing Noah Robinson, who recently exited the group. With this news, the band have also shared an official video for their new song “Rot In Flesh.” They said the following about that:
“The lyrics of ‘Rot In Flesh‘ represent the choice to overcome negativity from one’s own toxic thoughts and others trying to bring you down. Sonically, this song hints at Bleed The Sky‘s new direction and what people can expect from our upcoming releases. This is just the beginning. We are very excited to show you what else this new line-up has to offer.”