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Engine of Pain is very proud to announce their new vocalist: Rogier Stockbroeks a.k.a. Stocky. Former vocalist Nick Hameury left the band July this year due to his immigration to Spain. Stocky reinforced Engine of Pain as of 1st of August 2007.
Stocky (32) has the ability to sing amazingly powerful clean as well as heavy as hell. Just like Bastiaan, Stocky currently also plays in Stormrider: Europe's number one metal cover band. Stocky's most recent band was Powervice whose demo "Behold the hand of Glory" was Demo of the Month in Germany's Rock Hard magazine. Stocky stepped out of this band last January.
The new addition will definitely mean a new vocal sound for Engine of Pain. But the band is convinced that Stocky's influences will be a great step forward again and it will take the band to the next level. Engine of Pain will still play most of the old songs live as well.
The band is in the midst of writing new songs for the upcoming second album. The style will remain heavy and Engine of Pain-worthy with the intention of the debut album "I Am Your Enemy" (Lion Music – January 2007) but will contain more melodic vocals, more twin riffs, more high tech soloing and a splash of Heavy Metal.
Engine of Pain's first gig with Stocky will be on the 6th of October as a support of USA band Pro-Pain (Venue: Plato - Hellmond, the Netherlands).
Swedish oldschool Death/Black formation Stormrider is still looking for a new drummer. If you feel you have the skills, the right attitude and the time to rehearse every Sunday in the Stockholm-area, get in touch with the band by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org