Outworld Singer Carlos Zema Quits
Singer Carlos Zema has left Texas prog metallers OUTWORLD due to "different views concerning the bands music, as well as to pursue other interestes in his career."
Commented Zema: "I really think it's time to explain the reasons why I decided to not be a part of OUTWORLD any longer. I had to leave my entire personal life, business, properties, and students behind in Brazil when I recieved the invitation to be a part of this awesome project. Because of that, I decided to move to the USA and start a new life from zero. My personal family issues contributed, but in reality were not the main reason I decided to leave the band.
"First of all, let me say that there were excellent musicians in this last lineup: Rusty Cooley, Matt Smith, Shawn Kascak and Bobby Williamson! It was definitely a great honor for me to play with these guys!
"Now, for the reasons why I left… First: During this period of time together, the band was starting to head in two different stylistic directions, dividing us: Rusty, Shawn and Matt started wanting to write MESHUGGAH-sounding type of mterial. They wanted a second guitarist, different type of vocals, etc. Bobby and I started having a hard time fitting in vocal melodies and keyboard arrangements. So when Bobby left the band, I decided that my efforts and vocals would be worth more elsewhere."
"Second: At the beginning of this year we got an offer for a very opportunistic tour in South America, which was supposed to happen in the second half of 2008. But we we were in disagreement issues as far as costly fees being requested for this tour between the members of the band. This drove the band to the point that there was no way to make 'the first-ever tour of the band' happen. In other words, it wasn't possible to continue in this fashion.
"My priority now is to start working with a band, record a badass album, and go on tour soon with no overcharged fees and contradictions with the musical direction.
"A great opportunity knocked on my door when I met David Shankle (former MANOWAR guitarist). Now we are starting the writing process with his band, DAVID SHANKLE GROUP (DSG), and getting ready for a tour as soon as possible. Besides that, I'm jamming out already and working with my great friends from COLDERA, which includes former CELLADOR guitarist Bill Hudson, former INTO ETERNITY drummer Adam Sagan and up-and-coming Florida shredder John Slaughter. We spent the entire last week in Madison, WI rehearsing and working on pre-production.
"I have a lot going on in my life right now and I can guarantee you that I will see you on the road very soon!"
COLDERA is expected to release its first album in late 2008.
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