||As if the previous updates didn't persuade us enough to keep our fingers crossed for a new release this year from the Finnish metallers, Ghost Brigade have announced that they have re-signed their contract with the French renowned label Season Of Mist. This seemed to be a perfect opportunity for the band to introduce two new band members entering their line-up: Joni Saalamo on bass (replacing Janne Julin) and Joni Vanhanen on keyboards, which indicates the band has finally settled on a new, permanent keyboardist.
The band is scheduled to enter the studio later this year to record a new full-length album.
Comments guitarist Wille Naukkarinen on behalf of Ghost Brigade: "I remember when we first signed to Season of Mist some six years go, it felt a bit like stepping into the unknown. We knew the label, we had a good feeling about it but then again, we had no background in working with them so you never know how things will go. Luckily everything went fine and three albums later, it's safe to say we made the right decision."
"So when it was time to start thinking about the future of Ghost Brigade, re-signing with SOM not only felt natural but was also our number one choice. We were fortunate to be in a situation where we could've chosen the label we want to work with but why fix something that isn't broken? We wanted to continue working with people who believe in this band and with people who we today consider as friends. It's hard to top that."
"Right now we are working on new material for the next album and I don't know, somehow all this feels like a new beginning. Everyone's super motivated and we are rehearsing more actively than ever before. And the fact that new songs are sounding great, doesn't make things any worse. Oh and while I'm writing this, I would also like to take this opportunity to introduce two new ghosts. We figured two Jonis would be better than one so first off, we have Joni Saalamo on bass. Secondly, we FINALLY have a permanent keyboard player in the band, Joni Vanhanen. 2013 will be a good year."
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