ARMAGEDDON, the band led by former ARCH ENEMY guitarist Christopher Amott, has recruited Antony Hämäläinen (NIGHTRAGE, NERVOSIA, MERIDIAN DAWN) as its new vocalist.
In the early 1990s, Hämäläinen started playing bass, drums, and singing for multiple bands based both in the USA and Finland, providing vocals for the Arizona death metal band SLAVES FOR SCORES and then NIGHTRAGE in 2007.
ARMAGEDDON commented: "We're happy to announce that Antony Hämäläinen has accepted the position as full-time vocalist for ARMAGEDDON. We are looking forward to working with him, as he brings great energy to the band, both on and off stage."
ARMAGEDDON's new album, "Captivity & Devourment", was released on January 26 via Listenable Records. The CD was mixed by Fredrik Larnemo at Studio Recordia and mastered at Stockholm Mastering.
Singer Matt Hallquist left ARMAGEDDON in December due to "personal reasons."
ARMAGEDDON first came to life in Sweden in 1997 as a studio project, with the release of "Crossing The Rubicon", a sci-fi themed concept album. Two more full-length efforts followed, "Embrace The Mystery" in 2000 and "Three" in 2003, both featuring different lineups and different musical directions, with Amott as the sole remaining original member.
ARMAGEDDON is now resurrected in its most powerful form. The band is based out of New York City, and has brought unto itself a crushing lineup of musicians. Together they have once again conjured up the force that is ARMAGEDDON.
"Captivity & Devourment" consists of 10 awe-inspiring and ingeniously crafted songs, full of devastating riffs, soaring guitar leads and fist-pumping choruses. Heavy, melodic, technical, and groovy, this is creative metal songwriting with one foot in deep in the classics and and one eye gazing towards the distant future.
Photo credit: Keith Marlowe
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