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Echoterra Recruits New Vocalist Melissa Ferlaak And Drummer Adam Sagan

Symphonic metal band Echoterra has issued the following update about recruiting a new vocalist and drummer:

"We would like to officially welcome our new band mates; singer Melissa Ferlaak and drummer Adam Sagan. Melissa is known for her vocals on Visions of Atlantis' third release, Trinity. Adam is well known for his work with the Canadian metal band, Into Eternity.

"We have parted ways with singer Suvi Virtanen for the sole reason that she is located in Sweden while the rest of the band is located in the U.S. which makes it very difficult to perform live. We would like to thank her for her phenomenal performance on our debut cd and we wish her nothing but the best in her future projects. Adam replaces John Gensmer since John is busy with his main band Epicurean and will not have the time to dedicate to Echoterra; we send him a huge thank you as well and we look forward to hearing Epicurean's next album.

"We are currently working on a brand new EP which will feature three re-recorded songs with Melissa and a couple of instrumentals that were left off the first album. We have uploaded one of these songs, In Your Eyes, to our myspace so please check it out and let us know your thoughts. We will shoot a video for In Your Eyes early next year and it will be on the EP as well.

"With our new lineup in place, we are now able to perform live and we have our first show confirmed: Saturday February 6, 2009 in St. Paul, Minnesota opening for Epica. More shows will be announced soon and we look forward to seeing our friends and fans in 2010!"

Melissa Ferlaak also commented on joining Echoterra: "So thrilled to be a part of the Echoterra team. We had a great time recording for the EP and it's great to work with such talented guys. It will be such an unexpectedly fun year coming up! Hope you all can join us!"

Adam Sagan stated: "What an honor to be playing in Echoterra. These are world-class musicians, and stepping into John Gensmer's shoes is no small task, but I'm looking forward to bringing my unique touch to their current songs, as well as getting busy on the next album. We've got lots of big plans for next year - see you all on the road!"

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