Elixir - Welcome New Bassist In The Ranks

Heavy metal veterans Elixir are pleased to welcome former Solsikk bass player Mark Mulcaster to the band. Below you can watch/listen to a music video piece from the band's recent rehearsal sessions.

Elixir guitarist, Phil Denton, explains: "Mark was on our wanted list in the summer of 2019, but unfortunately was away on holiday the weekend that we held auditions. From the batch of bass players that we did audition that weekend, we were very impressed with Luke Fabian's energy and style, and he was subsequently chosen to record the new album with a view to joining permanently.

"However, with the album recorded, we felt that Mark deserved a chance to show what he could do, and after a very good rehearsal session, we had to make a difficult choice.

"Luke did a fantastic job recording the album, and his energy and style shone through on those recordings. However, when it came to playing the old material, we felt that Luke was imposing his own style on the songs just a little too much. Whilst this isn't particularly a bad thing, we found that Mark had a sound closer to (original bass player and founding member) Kevin Dobb's, and played the songs closer to their original versions.

"On reflection, we felt that our fans would appreciate hearing the old stage favourites in as close a form to the original recordings that they know and love as possible. It was always our intention to continue Kev's legacy in the best way that we possibly could, and feel that Mark is the man to help us do that.

"Therefore, we took the decision to go with Mark for all future live shows and recordings.We thank Luke for his great contribution on Voyage Of The Eagle and wish him all the best for the future, and welcome Mark to Elixir."

Comment from the group on the first rehearsal with Mark on the bass: "On 13th September 2020, Elixir had their first full band rehearsal with new bass player Mark Mulcaster and we thought that it would be good to capture some footage for prosperity. Although there are a few little mistakes here and there, we thought that, in the absence of any upcoming live shows due to the current virus restrictions, some of you might like to get a glimpse of the new line-up in action. What you are seeing and hearing is the band playing live, warts and all. We tried to get a little atmosphere going to get close to a small gig performance, though nothing can re-create the real atmosphere of a hot sweaty gig, where we can see the whites of your eyes in front of us! So over the coming weeks, we will upload some songs, old and new, every fortnight on our official YouTube channel. Please subscribe to our channel to get notification of when the next song is available. We hope you will enjoy these little live rehearsal videos, and please welcome Mark to the band! We cannot wait to get back to playing live for you in person and meeting you all again! Stay safe and keep on rocking!"

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Elixir
Posted: 24.09.2020 by Abattoir

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