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Harakiri have posted the following update regarding the addition of their new singer:
"First of all, many thanks to all of the people who submitted for the harakiri vocalist position. We received some good submissions, and we really want to thank those who took the time for this. This was a very hard thing for us to do, and a tough decision to make. We love Matt as a friend and a vocalist, but we had to move on as 'kiri is still in our blood. We weren't looking for a weak imitation of Matt or someone trying to clone him otherwise. We were looking for someone with strong vocals, a vicious attack, and the ability to write interesting and intelligent lyrics. In our opinion the new guy would have some big shoes to fill. At this time, We'd like to announce Aaron Davis as the new member of Harakiri. His vocals, lyrics, confidence, and enthusiasm grabbed our attention from the beginning. I know its hard to add a new member to any band, especially a vocalist position, but we are confident he is more than capable of the job. Now hopefully he can put up with our shit. Please welcome Aaron to the band!" More...
HARAKIRI has begun auditioning replacements for singer Matt Reese, who left the band in January. The group has issued the following update:
"The search for a new vocalist is on. We've started the audition process. We have some good candidates for sure. We're hoping to wrap this up fairly soon so if anyone out there, who hasn't contacted us already, is still interested in trying out get with us asap. Or if you inquired about it but we didn't get back to you, message us again. Things were getting hectic there for a second and I am afraid some emails may have been missed.
We are steadily progressing on the writing of the songs for the new album (musically that is). We pretty much finished up another new one yesterday. We're anxious to get all this done and hit the studio and play some shows.
Anyway, we're alive and trying to push this forward as fast as we can. Once a vocalist is decided upon we'll throw up a demo track probably."
HARAKIRI has parted ways with vocalist, Matt Reese. Guitarist Chris Morrison has issued the following statement:
"It's a sad day for Harakiri... founding member/vocalist, Matt Reese, has left Harakiri after 10 years. He's left on good terms, and we're all still great friends and always will be. We're really bummed though, because not only is he a dear friend, Matt is one of death metal's best lyricists and vocalists. He never took an easy approach to writing by telling tales of gore or other things commonly associated with death metal. His vocal delivery and lyrical wit was perfect for what Harakiri is all about. We are honored that he recorded two albums, a CDep, and a few demos with us. As far as Harakiri's future... the four of us will to continue on. We have the music for approximately 8 songs completed for our new full-length album. We plan to finish writing, secure a new vocalist, record the album, and get back to playing a few shows. So, we are looking for a new vocalist/lyricist... we are not your typical death metal band; therefore, we are not looking for a typical death metal vocalist/lyricist. Candidates must be at least 21, preferably at least a bit older. One must be able to show us some samples of lyrical writing style. One must be able to be in Indianapolis for practice up to a few times a month. Other things we're looking for can be discussed later. If interested, email us here."
After going on hiatus nearly a year ago, Harakiri are now back in action. The group has reunited with drummer Kent Hiltz and are set to resume writing new material. The band hopes to release a new album by summer 2006.
Indiana's Harakiri are currently writing material for their next album. According to the group, "We have some [songs] complete and others in various stages. We are taking our time." The band has specific plans for recording at the moment, nor are they sure if the release will be a full-length or an EP.