Legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA has announced the addition of vocalist Martin LeMar (TOMORROW'S EVE) and drummer Alex Landenburg (AT VANCE, ANNIHILATOR) to the group's ranks.
An audio sample of Martin performing the track "Epilogue" from MEKONG DELTA's second album, "The Music of Erich Zann", is available for streaming at this location.
Alex Landenburg had the following to say about his new gig: "I'm proud to announce that I'm the new drummer for legendary progressive masters MEKONG DELTA! His schedule would not allow Uli [Kusch, ex-HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN] to perform with MEKONG DELTA live in 2008, so he asked me personally to try out for the job. Being a longtime fan of Uli's work, his request was quite an honor, to say the least!
"The last few weeks have been pretty busy, learning the MEKONG DELTA stuff while also preparing for the shows I did with AXXIS…quite a task! So, I hope to see as many as possible of you crazy MEKONG DELTA fanatics at the shows!
"I will do my best to do justice to the music and to the legacy of the great drummers who have come before me (Jörg Michael, Peter Haas, Uli Kusch) but even more importantly, to the expectations you guys have in finally seeing MEKONG DELTA live again!"
MEKONG DELTA's new lineup:
Ralf Hubert - Bass
Alex Landenburg - Drums
Peter Lake - Guitar
Martin LeMar - Vocals
"Lurking Fear", the latest album from MEKONG DELTA, was released in North America on April 22, 2008 via Locomotive Records. It was the first all-new studio album from the band since 1997.
"Lurking Fear" was made available in Europe in August 2007 as a standard jewelcase as well as a double vinyl album. The limited-edition digipack included a bonus DVD containing the band's December 21, 1991 concert in Frankfurt, Germany.
MEKONG DELTA's lineup on "Lurking Fear" included mainman/bassist Ralf Hubert alongside drummer Uli Kusch (ex-MASTERPLAN, HELLOWEEN), singer Leo Szpigiel (ANGEL DUST, CROWS, SCANNER, DUKE) and guitarist Peter Sjöberg (also known as Peter Lake from THEORY IN PRACTICE).