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Far West Battlefront

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Far West Battlefront Recruits New Vocalist

Adelaide heavy metal crew Far West Battlefront has formally recruited a new vocalist into its ranks.

The band has been on the lookout for a new vocalist since Adam Atkins decided to bow out in July last year, formally departing at the end of 2013 with his last set at the Vans Warped Tour. In October, the band posted an instrumental track to YouTube and asked people to record their own lyrics over the top to audition.

“After having two members quit the band this year the rest of us are faced with one of the toughest decisions of our lives: retire the band, or push on wounded and fight the good fight. To sink or swim,” the band wrote with the video. “…But, after a few schnitzels and much deliberation we have decided to push forward with the band and search for a new singer. Our love for this is too much to let it all go, and we'd have nothing else better to do each afternoon after work anyway... except maybe burn game!”

All the tapes are in and they’ve scuttled to Victoria for a sneaky test trip. The verdict: Kieran Wright (to be known as “Ron”) will be taking the place behind the mic. In a statement published to the band’s Facebook page, Far West Battlefront said:

“First and foremost we would like to thank anyone who auditioned for the role and took the time to record his or her interpretation of the song. It was truly humbling to hear not only national participants but receive takes from those based internationally also.

"This is not a decision we rushed or took lightly and spent many months going through auditions and jamming with those candidates we thought suitable. After the completion of our recent Victorian tour it became apparent that Kieran is not only the right guy for the job vocally, but he also gels perfectly with the rest of us and is on the same wavelength with the new material."

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Far West Battlefront Writing New Album

Far West Battlefront, which split with the band's vocalist back in October, has checked in with the following update about working on a new album:

"We are currently a fair chunk into writing our second record with some new music coming very soon to wrap your ears around.

"For too long we were focused on who was doing what rather than concentrating on creating music that felt natural to us. It finally feels like we are writing music that we want to play and we are really exciting to share the end product with you all in 2014.

"We have one show left for 2013 with I Killed The Prom Queen this Sunday at The Gov, hope to see some familiar faces there!"

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Far West Battlefront Splits With Vocalist

Far West Battlefront has posted the following message online about parting ways with the band's vocalist and seeking a replacement:

"After having two members quit the band this year the rest of us are faced with one of the toughest decisions of our lives: retire the band, or push on wounded and fight the good fight. To sink or swim.

"When Adam told us he wanted out back in July, the rest of us were shell-shocked. But, after a few schnitzels and much deliberation we have decided to push forward with the band and search for a new singer. Our love for this is too much to let it all go, and we'd have nothing else better to do each afternoon after work anyway... except maybe burn game!

"We wish Adam the best of luck with life, and thank him for being a phenomenal singer and contributor to this band. His commitment and work ethic as pushed this band to where it is today and we love him like a brother. Death bro's 'til the end!

"So, we need a new vocalist. We have decided to release a brand new track called 'To Sink Or Swim' with no vocals. We want all vocalists who love making music to record their own lyrics over the top and post on YouTube or email to vox@tosinkorswim.com. We will then choose our favourite vocalist and they will become the new frontman of Far West Battlefront.

"To Sink Or Swim is the start of a new era and this is your chance to play and tour in a national act. The song is available for download at this location Get to work!" More...

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Far West Battlefront Posts "Malice" Teaser

Australia's Far West Battlefront has launched a new video teaser for the upcoming single "Malice." Check out the teaser below. "Malice" is due for release on March 11th and also features CJ McMahon from Thy Art Is Murder.

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Far West Battlefront Cancels Tonights Show

Australia's Far West Battlefront has issued the following brief statement about canceling the band's previously scheduled live show tonight:

"Unfortunately we are unable to play tonight as Adam has lost his voice from the flu. We're so bummed we cannot play our new songs for you. We apologise to anyone that came to the show to see us. We will play Adelaide again soon."

Far West Battlefront still has two more stops on the "Chapters" tour on May 25th and 26th in Perth, with full details available here. The band release the new "Chapters" album last month, and you can check out a song from the album below. More...

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Far West Battlefront Announces New Album

Australian metal band Far West Battlefront has announced that the band inked a deal with Skull and Bones Records and Shock Entertainment for the release of the forthcoming album "Chapters." The release date has been set for Friday April 13th, 2012. Check out the announcement and album teaser in the player below.

The album was recorded with Roman Koester (THE RED SHORE/BORIS THE BLADE), mixed and mastered in Sweden by Fredrik Nordström (BRING ME THE HORIZON, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN, DIMMU BORGIR), and features artwork done by Grindesign (ALL SHALL PERISH, METALLICA, AS I LAY DYING, CANCER BATS, SUICIDE SILENCE, THY ART IS MURDER). More...

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Far West Battlefront Streaming "Abaddon"

Australia's Far West Battlefront has released a new song online titled "Abaddon," which can be heard below. The band commented:

"Here it is, 'Abaddon' featuring Karl Schubach of Misery Signals, from our debut album 'Chapters'! spread that shit like wildfire and ENJOY!"

"Chapters" was recorded with Roman Koester, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström, and features artwork done by Grindesign.

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Far West Battlefront Posts Studio Clip

Australia's Far West Battlefront has posted the first of three studio video updates online for the band's upcoming debut album "Chapters." You can check out the first clip below.

The "Chapters" album was recorded with Roman Koester (The Red Shore), mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström, with artwork handle by Grindesign (All Shall Perish, Metallica, As I Lay Dying, Cancer Bats, etc.)

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Far West Battlefront Working On New Album

Up and coming Aussie metalers Far West Battlefront are about to begin recording some new tracks with studio wizard, Roman Koester (THE RED SHORE), at Complex Studios. Frederick Nordstrom (AT THE GATES, BRING ME THE HORIZON, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN, JOB FOR A COWBOY, etc.) will then take charge on mixing and mastering the release.

The band has released this live video of a new track, "Brink of Collapse" to whet your appetites:

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