ATARGATIS Announces New Guitarist

German female-fronted symphonic dark gothic metal band ATARGATIS has announced the addition of Latvian guitarist Artur Vladinovskij to the group's ranks. ATARGATIS says in a statement, "We are pleased that in Artur we have found a professional, committed and highly amiable musician who is surely a great enrichment for the band."

Vladinovskij will make his live debut with ATARGATIS on September 5 at the Nocturnal Culture Festival in Deutzen, Germany.

ATARGATIS has commenced the songwriting sessions for its third album, tentatively due late 2009/early 2010 via Massacre Records.

ATARGATIS' latest CD, "Nova", features a guest appearance by Matthias Hechler (Matze) from the German gothic metal heroes CREMATORY. Released on November 16, 2007 via Massacre Records, the CD was recorded and produced at the Helion Studios (DARKSEED, EQUILIBRIUM) in Munich, Germany.

Video footage of ATARGATIS performing the song "Cradle Of Fern" at Germany's Welcome Goodbye Open Air festival in August 2008 can be viewed below.

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