Finnish death/thrash metallers DEATHCHAIN have issued the following update:
"We have considered the current state of the band for some time now and as a result DEATHCHAIN has made unanimous decision to change our singer. Therefore, Rotten will step aside and K.J. Khaos will take over as a full-time member of the band.
"With K.J. Khaos the things just work so much better both on and off stage and we feel that with him DEATHCHAIN can reach another level as a band.
"We have known K.J. Khaos for a few years now and the chemistry has always been great between us. He's a great singer and a great leader figure for DEATHCHAIN, a true reinforcement for us. He's an experienced performer and his self-confidence and charisma on stage are supreme.
"We want to thank Rotten for all the years with us and state the fact that there's no bad blood between any of us. We hope that this statement about the matter is not just an announcement, but a conclusion as well. This case is closed and we are not going to discuss or comment this any further in public.
"The recordings of our third album, 'Cult of Death', will start and the end of January, and with K.J. Khaos we are ready to deliver the goods."
Added K.J. Khaos: "After being a fan of the band from the start and promoting the shit out of them in every way possible, it feels great to be accepted into this horde of deathraceking maniacs! I want to thank Rotten for stepping aside and letting me join the forces. I guess I owe you a drink or six for that! All you others, we'll see you on tour!"
DEATHCHAIN recently re-signed with Dynamic Arts Records. According to a press release, the upcoming DEATHCHAIN album, "Cult of Death", will see the band delving into "the darker sound of death/thrash metal." Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Incantations Of Shub-Niggurath", "Serpent of the Deep", "Deathammer", "In the Crypt of Vengeance" and "Witchstorm".
Dynamic Arts Records released DEATHCHAIN's previous albums "Deadmeat Disciples" (2003) and "Deathrash Assault" (2005). During November and December 2005, DEATHCHAIN travelled through 13 countries and did 25 shows alongside DESTRUCTION and CANDLEMASS.
DEATHCHAIN's last CD, "Deathrash Assault", entered the official Finnish chart at position No. 18.