ARMAGEDDON, the band led by former ARCH ENEMY guitarist Christopher Amott, has parted ways with singer Matt Hallquist due o "personal reasons." The group states: "We thank Matt for his time and commitment to the band. This means we are once again searching for a singer."
ARMAGEDDON adds: "We are looking for a growler/screamer with great stage presence to tour with us starting next year. If interested, please send us samples of your singing and clear photos or videoclips of your performance.
ARMAGEDDON's new album, "Captivity & Devourment", will be released on January 26, 2015 via Listenable Records. The CD was mixed by Fredrik Larnemo at Studio Recordia and mastered at Stockholm Mastering.
The cover artwork for "Captivity & Devourment" was designed by visual master Paolo Girardi, who created this oil painting after reading the album lyrics and story written by Claudius. The group states: "He took his own inspiration and painted a scene of total destruction as described across the album. We thoroughly enjoyed our collaboration with him. We strictly did not want the uninspired digital photoshop album art that is so prevalent these days. This is hand painted visions of a man inspired by music."
"Captivity & Devourment" track listing:
01. Captivity & Devourment
02. Locked In
04. Fugitive Dust
07. Background Radiation
08. The Watcher
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.
"Captivity & Devourment" lyric video:
"Thanatron" lyric video: