Finnish death metal combo SURVIVORS ZERO has parted ways with drummer Reima Kellokoski and replaced him with Seppo Tarvainen (THE SCOURGER, TUKKANUOTTA). According to the group, "The change was due to Reima's commitments with his main band, IMPALED NAZARENE. . . As 2010 will be an anniversary year for IMPALED NAZARENE, [Reima's] allegiances, of course, lie with his band of 15 years. As both bands will tour actively and will not settle for compromises, both SURVIVORS ZERO and Reima felt this was the best decision and this departure is not in hostile terms in any way."
SURVIVORS ZERO's debut album, "CMXIX", was released on September 9 via Cobra Records. The CD was mixed at Black Lounge Studio in Avesta, Sweden while the mastering was handled by Pelle Henricsson at Tonteknik Recording in Umeå, Sweden.
SURVIVORS ZERO is:
Sami Jämsén (Studio Perkele) - Guitar
Tommi "Rotten" Virranta (ex-DEATHCHAIN) - Vocals
Tapio Wilska (ex-FINNTROLL) - Bass
Jani Luttinen (THE SCOURGER) - Guitar
Seppo Tarvainen (THE SCOURGER, TUKKANUOTTA) - Drums
SURVIVORS ZERO's "Reclaim My Heritage" video can be viewed below.
The "Reclaim My Heritage" limited-edition CD-single, which also includes a cover version of the classic KREATOR song "People Of The Lie", was released on June 6. It was sold only in Finland but the digital version is available worldwide.
SURVIVORS ZERO and HATESPHERE have been confirmed as the support acts for HYPOCRISY's upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on January 24, 2010 in Hamburg, Germany.