THE AMENTA Parts Ways With Vocalist, Bassist; Replacements Announced

Sydney, Australia's extreme metal unit THE AMENTA has parted ways with vocalist Jarrod Krafczyk and bassist Dale Harrison. The two have been replaced by Cain Cressall (MALIGNANT MONSTER) and Dan Quinlan (PAIN DIVISION), respectively.

THE AMENTA will showcase its new lineup at the Against The Grain festival (September 19), and a series of Australian shows before the band embarks on the Monsters of Death tour in North America this fall with VADER, DECREPIT BIRTH, WARBRINGER, AUGURY and S.W.W.A.A.T.S.

Commented keyboardist Timothy Pope: "Firstly, we would like to thank Jarrod and Dale for all their hard work for the band. They both put in amazing effort throughout their time with us. We would also like to congratulate Dale on his impending fatherhood. The split was very amicable and we wish them all the best. That said, we are very excited to have Cain and Dan on board.

"Dan has been a friend for a long time and has worked with us a sound engineer in the past.. He is a great bass player and his touring experience with PAIN DIVISION as well as his vocal abilities means that Dan has already become an invaluable asset to THE AMENTA.

"Cain was our one and only choice when we parted ways with Jarrod. We played with his band MALIGNANT MONSTER in Perth early this year and his performance was a very hard act to follow. He has an amazingly versatile voice coupled with the best stage presence we have ever seen. I know that with these two on board THE AMENTA will be the strongest we've ever been.

"We are very excited to embark on our first-ever North American tour. To be sharing a stage with our friends in VADER again will be amazing and I am looking forward to seeing the other bands in action. We are looking forward to showing off our new lineup and I know that we are going to blow some minds.

"After the tour, we are going to get stuck into writing the follow up to last years, 'n0n'. I'm not sure what direction the album will take yet but you can rest assured that it will be extreme, challenging and unlike anything we, or anyone else, has done before.

"It's been a great year for THE AMENTA and the Monsters of Death tour is the perfect end.

"Prepare yourselves North America. You haven't seen anything like us before."

Multi-camera footage of THE AMENTA's performance at Sydney's Gaelic Theater as part of the Industrial Corruption tour (also featuring THE BERZERKER) can be viewed below.

"n0n", the latest album from THE AMENTA, received a U.S. release on February 10, 2009 via Listenable Records. The CD, which came out in Europe in October, was mixed at The Vault Studios in Sydney, Australia with longtime engineer Lachlan Mitchell (NAZXUL). Mastering for the album took place at Studios 301 with Australia's premier mastering engineer Steve Smart.

According to a press release, "n0n" "sees THE AMENTA redefining extreme music. Rather than relying on the clich├ęd shit in which other bands are content wallow, THE AMENTA have constructed an album built on new ideas, new concepts, new sounds and new techniques. 'n0n' is the fusion of whitenoise, shards of dissonant guitars and dense layers of radio chatter. Lyrically, 'n0n' is a newscast, showing you the shit around you. Suicide bombers and evangelists, freeways and dead ends. 'n0n' stands as an indictment on today's media and technology addicted society."

The recording of the album spanned three different countries and seven different studios. "n0n" contains a myriad of different contributors and performers with no less than two drummers, six vocalists and two bass players recording on the album which features guest appearances from Jason Mendonca (AKERCOCKE), Alice Daquet (SIR ALICE), Alex Pope (RUINS) and more.

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