After a short hiatus, Ohio-based heavy metal band AXEMASTER has officially reformed and has begun writing material for its next release. Original members Joe Sims (guitar) and Brian Henderson (drums) have returned to the band and are joined by new vocalist Tony Webster (ARCHETYPE, ex-MO RAGE).
Commented Sims: "I couldn't be happier with how things have turned out and being back as AXEMASTER. I've been in a few bands over the last 20 years but AXEMASTER has always been the one I've been known for and is by far my favorite. I'm actually really glad that INNER TERROR didn't go under the name AXEMASTER because the music we did on that CD just wasn't 'AXEMASTER-like' enough, not like the stuff we're doing now. This is without a doubt the best writing I've ever done, and with all the talent that Tony and Brian bring to the table, I think this CD is gonna be something special!!!!"
Added Henderson: "I feel this is the most intense music Joe has put together and will be the biggest challenge ever for me to record my parts. Also I am looking forward to working with Tony to put a totally different and much-needed voice in the mix. This CD will rock!!"
AXEMASTER is putting the finishing touches on 15 songs for the as-yet-untitled album which is tentatively due before the end of the year.
Stated Webster: "This is a great band with a very long history in the metal scene. I had never really heard of AXEMASTER until Joe contacted me through the Internet and asked if I would be interested in singing with them. After he sent me some of the demos for the new album I checked out the music and really liked it. So I decided to take on another band aside from ARCHETYPE and have started writing songs with them. It sounds like old-school thrash metal mixed with some doom elements. We have demoed around 15 songs so far and they are turning out awesome! This is going to be the best album the band has ever done musically and working with these guys has been great so far!"