Italian avant-garde metallers EPHEL DUATH have posted a new song called "Breed" on their MySpace page. The song comes off the band's new album, "Through My Dog's Eyes", which is scheduled for release on January 26, 2009 through Earache Records. Check out the cover artwork by Seldon Hunt below.
EPHEL DUATH recently announced the addition of vocalist Guillermo Gonzales to the group's ranks.
EPHEL DUATH guitarist and founding member Davide Tiso commented: "Guillermo has been close to EPHEL DUATH for some time — he almost joined the band before in 2003! He was going to take the place of the clean vocalist Davide Tolomei, who left EPHEL DUATH after 'The Painter's Palette'. Then we realized that Guillermo's aggressive vocal approach was going to clash with Lucio and we all agreed to abandon the idea. In any case, from that moment on Guillermo started to be very active with EPHEL DUATH, helping me with lyrics and the development of the concepts so far. The whole idea behind the songs 'Vector' and 'Vector Third Movement' from 'Pain Necessary To Know' come from a conversation we had together. More recently, he was the person that pushed me to write the short stories I did for 'Through My Dog's Eyes'.
"I always thought that one day I was going to have a band with my friend Guillermo, then when Lucio realized that he was forced to abandon the band, we both agreed that he was the right person to call to properly continue the activity of EPHEL DUATH. We are already working so hard, that I didn't have the time to realize how excited I am to start this new adventure... What I know is that I'm really, really happy and genuinely trusting for the future of my life, and my band."
New vocalist Guillermo is a professional poker player and the band even plan to finance some future tours through playing poker.
Luciano Lorusso George, vocalist for EPHEL DUATH since 2003's "The Painter's Palette", was forced to leave the band for economic and personal reasons. EPHEL DUATH have always been a band of coincidence and change, constantly evolving, and as fate would have it, after recording an album about a dog, Luciano has become a full-time dog groomer — the irony of which has not been lost on main man Davide.
Davide states: "Lucio is together with me the guy who has always believed most in this band so far. The news about his departure has been shocking, especially for him as he had no choice — and he never thought about his life without the band. I'm so sad he's no longer part of this project, especially after all the work he's put into 'Through My Dog's Eyes'. EPHEL DUATH has always tried to surmount any obstacles put in its path and this is probably one of the most difficult we've ever faced, but we will continue because challenges are the roots of this band and it's what makes us stronger. And after recording an album about a dog, who can fault fate with this twist they've laid upon us?"