New Jersey power metallers ARCTICFLAME recently entered the studio to record the follow-up to their debut CD, "Primeval Aggressor" (Battle Cry Records). The sessions are being held at Dead City studios, helmed by Mike Sabatini of ATTACKER (Sentinel Steel Records).

Commented the band: "Artwork for the new CD will be revealed on Thursday, March 1st. The title for the CD is still being discussed. All guitar work has been completed, except for solos, and bass parts should be done around next weekend. New material for their second CD is coming along strongly. Two new songs are 'Hydrogen' and 'Death Sits in the Drivers Seat'."

ARCTICFLAME recently announced the addition of guitarist Steve Demalion to the group's ranks. Steve previously played for the '80's rock band WARRIOR, touring with them for three years throughout Canada and the U.S. Having recently moving to New Jersey from Tacoma, Washington, he answered an Internet ad placed by ARCTICFLAME, who were seeking a replacement for departed guitarist Don Dioro.

Commented drummer Mike Paradine: "Steve brings some great metal guitar work plus a high energetic stage prescence that was missing from that side of the stage. And for some reason he reminds me of Gary Moore!"

ARCTICFLAME plans on presenting the new lineup publicly in mid-April with a local show before their appearance at the fifth SwordBrothers festival in May.

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