Canadian metal outfit STARRING JANET LEIGH has recruited former THE NUMBER TWELVE LOOKS LIKE YOU drummer Jon Karel.

Comments Karel: "As a longtime lover of Canadian death metal, I'm honored to be invited into STARRING JANET LEIGH. With such a high caliber of dedication and musicianship, I'll have no problem exploring and expanding my potential as a drummer. Jon Karel + SJL Vs. the world!"

STARRING JANET LEIGH guitarist Matt Zadkovich is equally excited about the new addition. "STARRING JANET LEIGH is thrilled to be working with Jon," he says. " We've all been big fans of his playing and the work he's done in the past, and I'm sure with Jon as part of the SJL arsenal, things are definitely going to step up a notch. Let the onslaught begin!"

STARRING JANET LEIGH will team up with HYPNO5E and FALLEN MARTYR for the Metal As Art tour this February and March.

STARRING JANET LEIGH's "Ex You" video can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "Spectrum", which came out in May 2009 via Ironclad Recordings (Trevor Phipps of UNEARTH's label).

"Spectrum" was recorded in June and September 2007 with producer/engineer Greg Dawson of BWC Studios, who has previously worked with MARE (Hydrahead), THE END (Relapse), MONEEN (Vagrant) and many others. Mastering of "Spectrum" was handled by Alan Douches at West West Side who has worked with CONVERGE, THE END, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MASTODON, UNEARTH, and NILE, just to name a few.

Formed in 2003, the Canadian metal act began with creating music the band found both interesting and challenging with no compromise to musical integrity. Fusing death metal, hardcore, and modern jazz to create a sound that can best be described as progressively technical death metal, STARRING JANET LEIGH's aural onslaught is a fine blend of artistry, fury, passion and precision. Combine the band's musical fervor and dexterity with their unforgettable live show and what you end up with is no need for gimmicks or clich├ęs.

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