U.K-based metallers POWER QUEST have announced their new lineup. It is as follows:Pete Morten - Vocals
Andy Midgley - Gutar
Ben Randall - Guitar
Paul Finnie - Bass
Steve Williams - Keyboards
Rich Smith - Drums According to a press release, "First addition to the now [entirely] U.K.-based six-piece is vocalist Pete Morten, who is also known from his guitar job in THRESHOLD. Pete is an extremely talented vocalist and brings his own style to the unique POWER QUEST sound." "To recruit a singer similar to Alessio's [Garavello; former POWER QUEST singer] style was never an option, when we were looking for a strongly skilled singer with his own personality. Pete is just the man for it!" comments Steve. The first of our new guitarists is 21-year-old Andy Midgley. He will take care of the rhythm parts but will also be blasting out some solos too! Behind the drum kit is Derby-based sticksman Rich Smith, an extremely talented drummer, Rich has been a part of the U.K. metal scene for more than ten years. Replacing Andrea was never going to be an easy task, but Ben Randall will show the fans, together with his twin shredder Andy, that the new team is ready to strike in the POWER QUEST tradition. At the tender age of 16, Ben made it to the final of International Guitar Idol in 2008 where he was voted "most promising young guitarist" from over 750 contenders. Completing the lineup on bass guitar is Paul Finnie, a close member of the POWER QUEST family for many years, who's now taking the chance to step into the spotlight. The all-new POWER QUEST will be back on the road next month. You'll be able to catch the group at the following shows: Oct. 17 - Derby, The Vic Inn
Oct. 18 - Southampton Firehouse
Oct. 19 - London Islington Academy (main support for TARJA) POWER QUEST's latest album, "Master of Illusion", was released last year via Napalm Records/Avalon Marquee (Japan). Guest musicians on the CD include keyboardist Richard West from the U.K. progressive metal band THRESHOLD, Jorn Viggo Lofstad from the Norwegian power metal act PAGAN'S MIND and FOURWAYKILL singer Chris Neighbour.