Four-fifths of the Swedish heavy metal outfit CRYONIC TEMPLE — Magnus Thurin (vocals), Leif Collin (guitar), Hans Kallin (drums) and Mika Nyyssölä (bass) — has left the band and has launched a brand new project called FOLLOW THE FOOLS.
FOLLOW THE FOOLS — whose lineup is completed by guitarist Tomas Andersson — is scheduled to enter the studio this fall to begin recording its debut album for an early 2011 release.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/followthefools.
Meanwhile, CRYONIC TEMPLE guitarist Freewheeler (a.k.a. Esa Ahonen) has released the following statemen regarding the band's current status:
"After a great time, the CRYONIC TEMPLE 'Immortal' CD and tour 2008-2010 lineup has reached its end.
"The Peace & Love concert in Sweden on July 3 was the final concert with this lineup.
"I would like to thank Magnus, Leif, Mika and Hans for their great work that they put into CRYONIC TEMPLE. However, they want now to to fully focus on new musical horizons and therfor we have now reached the last page with this lineup. I sincerely wish them the very best with their future projects/bands. However, CRYONIC TEMPLE will, of course, continue and more news will be published soon."
"Standing Tall", the latest video from CRYONIC TEMPLE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's most recent album, "Immortal", which was released on November 21, 2008 via Metal Heaven Records.
CRYONIC TEMPLE was founded in 1996 and has over the years performed at such festivals as Sweden Rock, Headbanger's Open Air, Peace And Love, Gothenburg Metal, Motala Metal and 2000 Decibel. They have also supported URIAH HEEP, SAXON, LION'S SHARE and PAUL DI'ANNO.
After CRYONIC TEMPLE's successful and highly acclaimed third album, "In Thy Power", in 2005, the band went through some lineup changes and took time off to write new material before hitting the studio.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/cryonictemple.