Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have announced the addition of Danish singer Søren Nico Adamsen to the group's ranks.
"The band didn't really know what to expect when we went public with this 'vocalist search thing' since none of us have experienced anything like this before, but the response has been overwhelming," the group write on their web site. "Mikael [Dahl, guitar] received tons of material from vocalists from all over Europe, and actually most of the vocalists were from outside Sweden. Many thanks to all of you who showed interest, and put down the effort to record and send us some really great stuff. A few auditions were held this autumn at Crystal Sounds, and Nico, which is his preferred name, was simply Mr. Right. Singing-wise he's a cool mix of Rob Halford and Dio, so expect some raw and powerful vocals on the next CRYSTAL EYES album.
"Nico comes from Copenhagen, Denmark, which is actually just a few hours with the bus from Borås, so rehearsing and recording will not be a problem even though he's living in another country. The language is no problem either since the difference between Swedish and Danish is probably less than ten beers. Nico is 37 years old, and has previous recorded one album with the Danish band STARRATS, which he will continue to sing with.
"The plan for the nearest future is to rehearse the songs for the upcoming fifth CRYSTAL EYES album. Plus a few old ones as well for a one off gig, which probably will be in February at the club Heavy Fidelity, but we'll come back with more exact info about that gig soon. Then start recording the new album directly after that gig, and hopefully we can have it out before the summer."
CRYSTAL EYES' fourth full-length album, "Confessions of the Maker", was issued earlier in the year. The group's first two albums, "World of Black and Silver" (1999) and "In Silence They March" (2000), were re-released at the same time.