Ex-HIRAX Guitarist Launches FINAL DECREE, Reforms VIKING

Former HIRAX guitarist Glenn Rogers announced during an appearance on AM 1300 KSET's "Beyond The Riff" program that he has begun work on two new projects. His new band "is called FINAL DECREE and will be thrash metal with melodic vocals," he said. "The lineup is Kevin Goocher from PHANTOM-X on vocals; Dave Watson, former member of HIRAX and DEATHRIDERS, on guitar; Daniel Cordova, ex-VENGEANCE RISING, on bass; and helping out on drums is Jorge Iacobellis of HIRAX."

FINAL DECREE is working on material for a late 2011 release.

In other news, Glenn has teamed up with longtime friend Ron Daniel to reform former Metal Blade recording artists VIKING. Look for a release from them also at the end of 2011.

Regarding his departure from HIRAX, Rogers said, "I wish them the very best. They will always be my metal brothers. It was just time for me to make a change, and I did not want to hold them back. Touring the way we do was becoming too much for my family, so I have to consider them first. Thanks to all the fans, and I will see you soon."


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