On the way out to a massive North America touring run of 7 (!) weeks with dates from January 31st till March 17th supporting Metal titans Iced Earth and Symphony X, US-Thrash Metallers WARBRINGER have announced a line-up change: Longtime guitarist Adam Carroll has decided to leave the band after a final weekend of shows supporting DEATH ANGEL and he is replaced by Andrew Bennett.
Carroll checked in to comment as follows: “To all fans and friends, I, Adam Carroll, have officially quit WARBRINGER. I have financial issues at home that have to be addressed sooner than later. I hope you all can understand and respect my decision. It’s been some of the best years of my life and I appreciate all the support you the fans have given us and continue to give. I will forever be part of the WARBRINGER family. Many thanks and until I see the rest of you again, keep the metal alive. Cheers!”
WARBRINGER have now enlisted friend and talented, young guitarist Andrew Bennett for the purpose of filling in live for this current tour with the hope that he may become a permanent member of the group as he continues his audition process where it matters most– on the stage and in the van.
Comments Andrew Bennett, “Last month I received a message from the guys, which basically stated that Adam was requesting to step out. As a result, they were searching for a possible replacement who could learn the material in time for the upcoming ICED EARTH and SYMPHONY X tour. I jumped at the opportunity and started learning some tracks. Around the beginning of this month I went down and jammed with the guys and the rest is history. I am eternally grateful to my friends in WARBRINGER for giving me the opportunity to play with them and I am very excited about what the future may hold. But, one thing that I would like to make clear is that I don’t view myself as Adam’s replacement, as much as I view myself as filling the position instead of him. Adam’s work with the band and time with them is not something that can be erased and I would just like to make it clear that I respect him greatly. He has left big shoes to fill and I have a lot of work ahead of me if I am going to honor his legacy with the band. I’m looking forward to interacting with, and playing for the fans on the road! It’s time to shred!”
Following their busy schedule all across North America, WARBRINGER will next return to European ground in the Summer to play a run of high profile festival events as well as some selected club shows as headliners. The band has recently added festivals like Roskilde (Denmark), Getaway Rock (Sweden) and Brutal Assault (Czech Republic) to their ever-growing schedule of dates:
WARBRINGER at European Summer festivals 2012:
05.-07.07. Getaway Rock Festival – Gävle, Sweden / www.getawayrock.se
05.-08.07. Roskilde Festival – Roskilde, Denmark / www.roskilde-festival.dk
SA 14.07. Bang Your Head Festival – Balingen, Germany / www.bang-your-head.de
FR 27.07. Eisenwahn Festtival – Obersinn, Germany / www.eisenwahn.com
SA 28.07. Baden In Blut Festival – Lörrach, Germany / www.metal-maniacs.eu/baden-in-blut
02. – 04.08. Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany / www.wacken.com
FR 10.08. Brutal Assault Festival – Josefov, Czech Republic / www.brutalassault.cz
SA 11.08. Party.San Open Air – Schlotheim, Germany / www.party-san.de
More dates coming soon…
Following up on the worldwide release of “Worlds Torn Asunder”, the band’s third album via Century Media Records, in September 2011 WARBRINGER’s brand new music video for the song “Shattered Like Glass” has been launched online for you all to see: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5wqtSFuGLc
Next to the standard album as jewel case CD and Digital Download, “Worlds Torn Asunder” is also available as limited edition LP version with 180g. vinyl and as a strictly limited edition European Digipak CD edition including a woven WARBRINGER patch as well as two special audio bonus tracks (Cover versions of Bathory – “Sacrifice” and Unleashed – “Execute Them All”).
All formats of the album, t-shirts and also a special and strictly 7″ EP release for the album track “Living Weapon” with a cover of Motörhead’s “(We Are) The Road Crew” as B-side is available for purchase (with signatures by the band or without) from the European CM Distro shop here: www.cmdistro.de/Search?q=warbringer
“Worlds Torn Asunder” was produced and mixed by the renowned Steve Evetts (Suicide Silence, The Dillinger Escape Plan), and features amazing artwork by none less than Dan Seagrave, who designed WARBRINGER’s previous album cover as well as artwork for such legendary acts as Entombed, Malevolent Creation, Suffocation and Morbid Angel. The band last successfully toured Europe in November – December 2011 as main support act to Swedish Metallers Arch Enemy.
More info on WARBRINGER and all upcoming tourplans can be obtained here: