Belgium's atmospheric black metallers Thurisaz have announced the addition of a new bass player, Bjorn "Bud" Vandewalle, to the group ranks. The band has recently parted ways with bassist Hannes Leroy, who had been part of it for the last 3 years.
"The Carnival Of Miscreation" and "No Regrets" (featuring a guest appearance by Novembers Doom vocalist Paul Kuhr), two brand-new track from Belgian atmospheric black metal band Thurisaz have been uploaded by the band on YouTube and can be streamed below.
Two other new tracks, called "My Precious Unknown" and "Second Mirror", are still available for streaming over at MySpace.
All tracks come off the band's latest album, entitled The Cimmerian Years, which was released last month through Sleaszy Rider Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Belgian Atmospheric Black metal band Thurisaz will release their new album, The Cimmerian Years, in May through Sleaszy Rider Records.
The band released the following statement: "First of all, we're glad to say that, after more than a year being in and out of the studio, the recording, mixing and mastering of the new album The Cimmerian Years finally came to an end. Last Sunday we officially spent our last minutes in the CCR-studio, adjusting and adding the last samples!
Second of all, we're proud to announce that we signed a deal with Sleaszy Rider RecordsS from Greece (Ancient, The Elysian Fields, Prejudice)! They will release our third album The Cimmerian Years, which will be available in May 2011!
Belgian metallers Thurisaz have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"2009 has been a year of heights and lows for Thurisaz... First there was the departure of our bassplayer Lars, which was a very though decision to make but in the end the right decision for both him and the band. We are still very grateful for all he did for Thurisaz throughout the years and wish him all the best in his future endeavours!
The departure meant of course there was room for a new recruit: Hannes Leroy, a long time friend of the band. With Hannes joining, Thurisaz finally found back the energy and inspiration it was looking for since quite some time. And that paid off!
Since a year we've started to write new material, with ups and downs, but we're nearing the final stage. Recordings will be done next spring in the CCR-studio, where we recorded our both previous albums. We've always enjoyed working with Kris from CCR, so we're very much looking forward to record there again! But... no promises yet on a release date, to avoid false hopes.
"A new year kicks off and many exciting events are about to happen!! First of all we like to introduce our newest Thurisaz-member: Hannes Leroy, longtime friend and local basshero. We are very excited about Hannes joining our ranks and are looking forward to future gigs and compositions together. First gig with Hannes will be in our hometown Wervik on the 20th of february 2009. Hope to see you there! We also have a few tours and a new album coming up, more news on that very soon!"
Lars Vereecke left Thurisaz in November last year. Read more about it here.
Belgian metallers Thurisaz have issued the following update:
"We regret to announce the departure of our bassplayer Lars Vereecke, due to reasons that will stay within the band. Lars has been around since the very beginning and together we've been through many highlights. We want to thank him for all the good times and laughter and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. A new bass player will be announced later. Thanx a lot to Jo Van Heghe from Oceans Of Sadness to fill in on the last gig, you did a great job!"