RAINTIME Parts Ways With Guitarist, Prepares To Enter Studio

Italian melodic metallers RAINTIME have issued the following update:

"RAINTIME is pleased to unleash some news on the long-awaited new album scheduled to be released in the beginning of 2010. After the release of the successful and the critically acclaimed second album, 'Flies & Lies', the new work will consists of twelve new and original songs that will be recorded during August at Remaster Studios (Italy) and will be mixed and mastered by Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, MEDICATION) at Undercity Recordings in Los Angeles, California. Furthermore, RAINTIME announce that original guitar player Luca Michael Martina has left the band for personal reasons. The split has been totally amicable and the rest of the band wishes Luca all the best for his life and career in music. The new guitar player is Daniele 'Acido' Bressa who's already help the band in some past live situations and now is already fully active in RAINTIME."

A pre-production version of a new RAINTIME song, "One Day", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The group says, "We are sure that it will give you all a clear idea of RAINTIME's new musical direction and concept."

RAINTIME's new album will be released via Lifeforce in Europe, Replica in France, Soundholic in Japan and Bieler Bros. in the U.S., Canada, U.K. According to the band, "These are going to be the best songs we've ever written. There's a lot of energy, melody and passion in the new tracks."

A RAINTIME e-card can be accessed at this location. You can preview tracks from the band's latest CD, "Flies and Lies" as well as the video for the track "Rolling Chances" (which can also be viewed below).

"Flies and Lies" was recorded and mixed at Jailhouse Studios in Horsens, Denmark with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, TNT, PRETTY MAIDS, FATE). Featuring twelve technically-brilliant metal tracks, "Flies and Lies" is sure to incite fans of IN FLAMES, CHILDREN OF BODOM, IRON MAIDEN, DREAM THEATER, and many more into a fevered listening frenzy!

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