UK Thrashers ONSLAUGHT have confirmed Dave Garnett as their new vocalist and replacement for the recently departed Sy Keeler. (Garnett has already appeared onstage with Onslaught deputising for Keeler at ‘The House of Metal’ Festival in Umea, Sweden earlier this year.)
Onslaught guitarist Nige Rockett comments:
Obviously it was a huge blow for us losing Sy, but in ‘Dave Garnett’ we have found an incredible talent who has a great deal of experience both on the stage and in the studio. The new ‘Onslaught’ album is without question our most raw and aggressive record to date, there’s a lot of our early influences shining thru and ‘Dave’ has more than risen to the challenge in delivering some pure ‘Thrash Metal’ vocals.
Dave Garnett comments:
Naturally like everyone I was gutted to hear about the departure of ‘Sy Keeler’. ‘Onslaughts’ music and ‘Sy’s’ vocal style has been an influence of mine for many years, so it was a great honour for me to be asked by the band to fill these very BIG shoes. As the new voice of ‘Onslaught’ I want to honour ‘Sy’ for his amazing performances over the years, while at the same time as bringing a new sound and energy to the band. With a new album set for release and so many live shows / festivals in the works, I will be extremely excited to step out on to the stage with great anticipation and give the fans what they deserve!!!
Stream below the track ‘Religiousuicide’ taken from upcoming ‘Onslaught’ album.