AFM Records is happy to announce the signing of Australian melodic metallers Vanishing Point. The band will release their new album, Distant Is The Sun, on February 21st. Fans can look forward to a bloody awesome record that features the unique mixture of melodic metal, power/progressive and AOR that the band is known for. Welcome aboard!
Australian metallers Vanishing Point have announced announced the addition of keyboardist Jake Lowe to the band's ranks. According to the band, "Jake has been playing with Vanishing Point for a while now, and was last seen when Vanishing Point supported Joe Satriani this year".
More information about Jake Lowe can be found at this location.
Australian Progressive Metal outfit Vanishing Point will release their upcoming album "The Fourth Season", on August 24 via Dockyard 1.
"The Fourth Season" cover art] tracklisting:
02. Tyranny Of Distance
04. Hope Among The Heartless
06. I Within I
07. Behind The Open Door
08. Ashen Sky
09. One Foot In Both Worlds
10. Veil Of Deceit
11. Wake Me
12. A Day Of Difference
A statement by Dockyard 1 reads as follows:
Our Australian metal gods Vanishing Point successfully recorded and mixed "The Fourth Season" - the follow-up to their 2005 milestone "Embrace The Silence". Again the band teamed up with Endel Rivers at Palmstudios in their hometown Melbourne/Australia. But this time the mastering will be done by legendary Mika Jussila (who worked with Stratovarius, Nightwish, Sonata Arctica...) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Vanishing Point also shoot a video to the song "Surrender", here's the message from the band:
Australian Power/Progressive Metal band Vanishing Point have officially started their search for a new drummer. Former drummer Jack Lukic left the band at the end of last year, and now Vanishing Point are looking for a replacement.
Here is a posting taken from the band's official website: "Vanishing Point begins it's arduous task of finding a drummer who will be replacing Jack. After releasing three studio albums, nearing completion of their fourth album/new album and completing extensive European and Australian tours, Vanishing Point seeks a drummer with great communication skills, who is friendly, easy going, has own transport and is willing to commit 100%. Must have the ability to write in a team environment and have some stage experience, should be financially secure and be able to tour overseas.
Australian Power/Progressive band Vanishing Point have announced the replacement for just recently departed bass player Steve Cox. The new bassist will be Adrian Alimic who has played with Manic Opera and Here I Die. Alimic will play bass on the upcoming Vanishing Point album, and he's already completed the bass parts for it.
Vanishing Point have also posted more news about the upcoming album. Some album titles have been thrown up in the air, but nothing has been ultimately decided on. In a couple of months the band say they will post all the album information online. The music parts have been completed and vocallist Silvio Massaro will be doing the vocals in the first week of January. The band says that the album will be finished in about April next year.
Vanishing Point bassist Steve Cox has posted the following message on the official Vanishing Point forum, announcing his departure from the band:
"Hey guys... just thought I'd put a post up letting you know that I've left VP. It's nothing personal (or even musical) but just what's best for the band. I've been in VP for a year now and a lotta stuff has happened in my personal life which has required me to remove myself from the band. I've loved being a part of VP, and I will continue to be a fan - you will see me up the front at all their shows! - but I'm pleased to hand the bass duties over to my good friend Adrian Alimic... who is an absolute monster of a bass player. Wait til you see this guy!
Australian Power/Progressive Metal band Vanishing Point have regretfully annouced the parting with drummer Jack Lukic. Lukic and his wife are soon to be expecting twins, so the drummer's priorities are now more about family than music. This Saturday night on the 9th December will be the band's show with Gamma Ray. It will be Lukic's last performance with Vanishing Point.
Here is a posting by Lukic:
"Hi everyone this is Jack here, drummer from Vanishing Point. I wish to inform you all that after 16 great years with Vanishing Point, it has now come to the time for me to call it the day. All my goals I believe have been fulfilled as a musician, recording three albums, European tours and film clips to name a few. After just getting married and my wife now expecting twins, my focus is now more on family rather than music. I will still remain to be close to the band and will help them when in need. I have also recorded the drums to the follow up album "Embrace the Silence" which the title is yet to be named. We all still remain close friends and I wish all the success they thoroughly deserve in the upcoming future. Please be assured that Vanishing Point still are as strong as ever before which will be proven with the release of the new album sometime next year.
Australian band Vanishing Point have been chosen as an opening act for Black Label Society when they come to Australia. Vanishing Point will play in Adelaide on the 23rd September at The Barton Theatre and in Melbourne on the 24th September at The Palace. Both shows will start at 8.00pm and will cost $62.35 and $69.90 repectively.
Vanishing Point have announced that a new album will be recorded soon. The band has been writing material for the album, and they've said that they will be hitting the studio in September to start recording it. They will be using Palm Studio for the recording.
Here is a statement by the band taken off their official website:
"We are currently busy writing and preparing ourselves for our fourth album for Dockyard 1, we are booked to go back into the recording studio in September with Endel Rivers at Palm Studio's (Black Majesty, The Eternal and many others) and things are going really well, what can we say about the new material so far? It's probably the heaviest music that we have come up with in some parts within the Vanishing Point style, we still have the melodic edge, symphonic arrangements and thought provoking lyrics as usual that you would expect on a Vanishing Point album, we are very excited about the new material and we hope that you guys stick around for the next album!
After searching for nearly two months, Australian Prog Metallers Vanishing Point have finally announced Steve Cox as replacement for their former bassist Joe Del Mastro. The following message has been posted at the band's official website:
"Hello to all our fans and our good friends in the media. We would like to announce officially that Vanishing Point has found a new bassist. It has been a very hard and reluctant task in finding a replacement for Joe. With over a dozen applicants stretching as far as Europe and abroad we didn't have to look further than our own back yard.
After going through several weeks of auditioning it is with great pleasure to welcome Steve Cox to his new position as our new bass player. Steve has fitted in with his new role quite nicely with his great sense of humour and professionalism towards VP is most welcom. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank those who did try out but who were unfortunately unsuccessful. We wish all the very best for your future and know in what ever you chose to do you will be successful."
Vanishing Point started seeking a bass player to replace Joe Del Mastro who recently decided to leave the band.
The band is looking a new "Bassist with great communication skills who is friendly and easy going and is willing to commit 100%. Must have the ability to write in a team environment and have some stage experience. Should be financially secure and be able to tour overseas. After signing to Germany's fastest growing record label Dockyard1 (dockyard1.com) Vanishing Point has been put among the worlds best music acts today. So if you, or if you may know someone who has what Vanishing Point is looking for?
Please reply to this email address ."
A message concerning the split with bassist Joe Del Mastro was posted here.
I am writing to let you all know that I am leaving Vanishing Point. My reasons are personal and it was a decision that I needed to make. Lately I've noticed my life going in a different direction. I felt a lack of passion and drive that I once felt for the band. Vanishing Point needs a member who shares the same vision and future goals. I felt it was the best thing to do for myself but more importantly for the future of Vanishing
Point. It was one of the biggest and hardest decisions that I've ever had to make.
Vanishing Point has been one of the best experiences of my life. It was a childhood dream of mine to be in a band just like Vanishing Point. I have the utmost respect for Tommy, Jack, Silvio and Chris and I wish them all the best for the future. I thank you all for the great times and the opportunity to create and play great music with you. You are friends for life.
Vanishing Point has announced on their website the new album's Tracklist:
02. My Virtue
03. If Only I
04. Live 2 Live
06. Season of Sundays
07. Once A Believer
10. Somebody Save Me
11. Inside Yourself
12. A Life Less
13. As I Reflect
This is just a small update to let you know that we have officially changed the title of our new album to "Embrace The Silence." We are currently speaking to labels about the release of the new album and we are hopeful that if all goes correctly then it will be out early in 2005. We sincerely appologize for the delay, but the matters for the delay have been out of our hands.
Silvio has been ill once again and he has been in and out of hospital over three times in the last week and a half, we have seen Silvio and he is slowly doing ok, we dont know what to say at this point in time and when Silv is better we will let you all know. We thank everyone for their kind wishes to Silv.