Norwegian technical metal outfit LUNARIS have officially confirmed the departure of guitarist Azarak (a.k.a. Steinar Gundersen of SPIRAL ARCHITECT fame)."Upon the recording of the follow-up to our debut album '… The Infinite', we have to announce that long-time member Azarak is no longer a part of LUNARIS," keyboardist Ray said in an official statement. "During the process of song-writing for 'Cyclic', which is to be recorded this summer, it became clear to all parties involved that the last couple of years have seen the band and Azarak evolve into separate musical directions. As a result, it has been decided that the best thing for all was to go our separate ways. Azarak left on friendly terms, and will of course continue his duties as member of SPIRAL ARCHITECT and session-guitarist in SATYRICON. "While we at the moment are auditioning new members, it is most likely that M will handle all the guitars on 'Cyclic' himself. The material for this album is completed, and we have more than enough songs to choose from. This new material will see LUNARIS evolve into even further extremes, making the songs both harder, softer, longer, shorter, more technical & simpler than on '…The Infinite'. 'More of everything' would be a suitable title to describe our progressions, as we strive to reach out musical goals." "No release date has been set yet, but the recording should be wrapped up by the end of this summer. As we promised after '…The Infinite', extensive touring is planned in support of this album, so look out for LUNARIS entering your town in the near future. Until then, stay metal!"
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