Stockholm, Sweden-based melodic death metallers DEGRADEAD have announced the addition of drummer Amit Mohla (RAID) to the group's ranks.
Commented Mohla: "It's really an honor to share thoughts, rehearsal studio, stage, friendship and the world with a band that I've heard so much about in the Swedish rock scene.
"Being a band member in DEGRADEAD is a big step in my life and, of course, my music career.
"When we played together at the first audition, I felt it clicked right away between us, which turned out to be a beginning of a new chapter in the history of DEGRADEAD.
"To play music that is both heavy, hard and creative was one of the thousand reasons that made me apply for the DEGRADEAD role. Diversity, music without boundaries were others.
"It will be very interesting to hear how the next album will turn out with a new band member, new influences and a new sound. I'm really looking forward to 2013 when the new album will be released and you'll get to know me a bit better!
"Now when the auditions have ended and the band is complete again, hard work is expected from everyone involved in the DEGRADEAD family. The gigs are booked and the set list is written. Now we have to rehearse a lot for the Killfest Tour, Russia tour and the gigs in Sweden. There is so much to do in a short amount of time. This is what I signed up for!"
A four-minute video introduction of Mohla as DEGRADEAD's new drummer can be seen below. Also available is a photo of the band's new lineup.
DEGRADEAD's third album, "A World Destroyer", was released in North America on June 28, 2011 via Metalville Records. The CD was recorded at Peter Tägtgren's (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) Abyss studios in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden, with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CENTINEX, WORLD BELOW).
On August 6, 2010, DEGRADEAD played for their first time at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken. Germany. Their full set, as performed on the W.E.T Stage before an enthusiastic audience, along with many extras, is included on the DVD release, "Live At Wacken And Beyond", which was released on February 28 via Metalville Records. The disc also contains "From Tullinge To Hyderabad", a 50-minute documentary following DEGRADEAD from their first years in Tullinge, a small suburb south of Stockholm where the band was formed, to their successful tour of India in February 2011. It includes interviews, live clips and a lot of other "interesting stuff for the fans."