New Jersey power metallers ARCTICFLAME recently entered the studio to begin recording their second album, "Declaration", tentatively due before the end of the year. "Most of the drums are completed for the new CD," the band writes on its web site. "The drum tracks for 'Lords of the Wasteland', 'The Unknown God', 'Desert Moon', 'Shadow of a Broken Man', 'Angelblood', 'Declaration' and 'Black Cloud'. Only two songs remain, 'Disciples of the Flame' and 'No Sleep till I Die'."Due to scheduling conlicts, relocation of their studio, and the recording of the next ATTACKER CD, ATTACKER's Mike Sabatini is not be able to complete the new ARCTICFLAME project. Dave Manheimer, who recently worked on the new SYMPHONY X record, is producing ARCTICFLAME's sophomore release. ARCTICFLAME recently announced the addition of guitarist Steve Demalion to the group's ranks. Steve previously played for the '80s 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!" For more information, visit www.ArcticFlameMetal.com.
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