Drummer and main songwriter Erez Yohanan of the "holy project" AMASEFFER has issued the following update:
"We are very happy to announce that Mats Levén (KRUX, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will contribute his singing abilities on our trilogy albums recounting the Bible story of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt.
"After the sad separation from our previous singer Andy Kuntz (VANDEN PLAS) we immediately started looking for the vocalist who will contribute his voice to our music.
"We had the honor to be approached by a few of the leading names in the business but none of them really left us with the feeling of 'this is the guy.' It is such a vital part and we did not compromise on that regardless our tight time schedule. We kept on looking and auditioning singers until we listened to Mats vocals on THERION, we were really impressed by his vocal abilities so we went on and listened to other stuff he did such as KRUX (his current main act), YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, FATAL FORCE and so on, he left us with the feeling of 'this is the perfect man for the job!'
"We contacted Mats just before we flew to Germany a few weeks ago (to finish the mix of our CD) and he showed a big interest in doing it so we sent him a part of a song with the lyrics so he will record his own vocal ideas to it. When he sent back the file to us we knew that he is the one.
"Mats is a super-cool guy with great ideas and he will contribute his voice on all three albums of the trilogy. We start finalizing the work on the vocal lines next week and hope we finish it as fast as we can in order to go forward with the release of the album.
"We want to use this opportunity and say 'Thank you, Mats, for doing this and good luck!"
"As for the album: We just came back from Germany after mixing the CD 95% and now we just have to upload Mats' vocals when we finish the work on it."
AMASEFFER's trilogy of albums is being recorded in three separate sessions. ORPHANED LAND singer Kobi Farhi will narrate the albums, which will feature artwork by acclaimed artist Mattias Norén (AYREON, EVERGREY). Also scheduled to make an appearance is ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow.