During the production of BLACK SUN‘s new material, the band parted ways with the band’s longtime lead singer. Under the wing of the band’s producer, NINO LAURENNE (Emma Winner – Finnish Grammy, Hevisaurus, Amorphis, Lordi, The Rasmus and more at http://www.ninolaurenne.com), BLACK SUN managed to find ways to finish the upcoming material, which will feature guest singers in all songs.
‘Still Alive’ is the first single from the band’s upcoming release, and it will mark a new era, a clean slate for the South American rockers. Producer NINO LAURENNE arranged Finnish metal legends and talents like TONY KAKKO, LORDI, NOORA LOUHIMO, PASI RANTANEN, and ELIAS VILJANEN (Sonata Arctica), NETTA LAURENNE (Smackbound), JUKKA PELKONEN (Omnium Gatherum) and ASIM SEARAH (Wintersun / Damnnation Plan) to feat in this powerful and catchy metal hymn.
BLACK SUN plan to release ‘Still Alive’ on January 21st, accompanied by a lyric video.
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Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN proudly present their new second guitarist – it’s 27-year old Asim Searah. Asim was born in Pakistan and moved to Finland at the age of 18 to pursue a career in music and has been playing in several bands and projects since then.
Jari Mäenpää commented:
“We’ve known him for a long time and we knew he is a great singer, but we didn’t realise how a talented and skillful guitar player he is. Asim was actually the first one who sent us an audition video, which surprised us very positively. After the video auditions and two rounds of live auditions we realised he was exactly what we were looking for. He is very motivated and passionate with a good heavy metal attitude – a great guitar player and vocalist to improve the live sound of WINTERSUN even further!”
“It’s an honour to be a part of a band that I have looked up to for many years. It’s definitely a dream come true and I’m super excited to share the stage with WINTERSUN!”
You can follow Asim on his social media channels:
Check out WINTERSUN‘s crowdfunding trailer (incl. song snippets):
Due to high demand, you can still support the band at their INDIEGOGO campaign until April 30th: www.indiegogo.com/projects/wintersun-crowdfunding
WINTERSUN‘s third studio album »The Forest Seasons«, will also be released physically though Nuclear Blast in July.
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