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Australian metallers LORD have announced the addition of guitarist Mark Furtner to the group's ranks.
According to the band, "LORD's original guitarist Mav Stevens left the band in December 2006 to relocate to the UK, being replaced live temporarily by our good friend Shane Linfoot of TRANSCENDING MORTALITY and then by Mark from FROMBEYOND for the remainder of the year.
"The chemistry on stage and off between Mark and the rest of the band was so good, we asked him to be a part of it permanently. Mark will now contribute writing and playing to the next LORD album, and of course continue to scare the hell out of audiences with his terrifying shredding live in 2008 and beyond. Anyone who has heard his guest solos on our 'Ascendence' album will know what we mean by that!
"This is a good way to round off the year for us, and we expect 2008 to be a pretty big year — there's a lot of really massive things in the works behind the scenes that we can't wait to tell you about when we're able to do so."
Australia's LORD have updated their tour schedule to announce two dates in support of SAXON later this month.
The dates include:
24 - The Forum - Sydney, Australia
25 - The Hi-Fi - Melbourne, Australia
LORD's latest album, Ascendence (artwork pictured), is available in Japan via Soundholic Records, and in Australia through Modern Invasion Music.
Lord Tim, frontman for Australia's LORD, has issued the following update via MySpace:
“So, aside from bonus tracks, we've now reached the end of all of the songs on our new album, Ascendence, and what a great way to end!
‘Legacy’ is the album's epic - lots of solos, millions of guitar layers, insane drums and a huge choir of vocals (featuring the amazing voices of Tania Moran and "G" from Veil).
Some of you may have noticed that a couple of the songs were based on the transition from DUNGEON into LORD, and this song is the end of that story. Anyone interested in checking out the lyrics and liner notes for this song (and all of the songs from Ascendence) can go to www.lord.net.au and go to MUSIC -> LYRICS -> ASCENDENCE.
We hope you like this one, it's one of our favourites! Let us know what you think!”
Go to this location to check out 'Legacy'.
LORD, featuring former DUNGEON frontman Lord Tim, have issued the following update:
"We'd like to welcome our good friend Mark Furtner, the brains behind the awesome FROMBEYOND project, as our new live guitarist!"
"Until now, we've had Shane from TRANSCENDING MORTALITY filling in for our live shows in Mav's wake, but given the incredible workload that TM have coming up this year as well as the complexity of both bands' material that had to be played to world-class standards, it was really unfair to ask Shane to commit any more time to Lord." More...
LORD has unveiled the cover of this year's forthcoming album, "Ascendence." The cover art may be viewed online here.
The cover art was created by Felipe Machado Franco with T-shirt art based on this design going into production in the next couple of months.
The band will also be hitting the live circuit again with an intimate show at the Palm Court Hotel in Wollongong on March 18, and a spot on the huge Overcranked Festival in Brisbane on March 24. More shows are in the final stages of being locked in around the middle of the year in support of the release of "Ascendence".
As recently announced, guitarist Mav Stevens left the band in December 2006 due to non band related personal reasons. LORD is continuing to audition replacement guitarists but as yet no decision has been made. For all upcoming gigs, LORD will be joined by Shane Linfoot, guitarist of rising Sydney melodic metal stars Transcending Mortality, until a permanent guitarist can be added.
Pre-production of "Ascendence" has commenced and the band expect a June release though Modern Invasion in Australia and New Zealand, with negotiations well underway for releases in other international territories.