Omnium Gatherum Announces New Guitarist/Vocalist Joonas "Jope" Koto
Joonas "Jope" Koto has officially joined Omnium Gatherum as a new guitarist and backing clean vocalist, so the band is a twin guitar squad again. The band commented on the new addition:
"He has been playing already a big bunch of gigs with Omnium Gatherum as session live member as the previous guitarist Harri Pikka left the band over a year ago, and Jope was even filling up Harri in some gigs even before we separated ways.
"Jope has been Markus' partner in crime in a progressive metal band Malpractice for many years by now, so he was the first, the most natural and the only candidate for the job for us and gladly we got him on board! He has been playing and recording previously in To/Die/For and Hateframe too, so he is a hard core professional dude."
Joonas also added, "After two years as a session guitarist the guys finally asked me to join Omnium Gatherum and I didn't hesitate one second! From the get-go I have felt like part of a family. The guys are very great as persons and professional as musicians. I'm very happy and proud to be a part of such a great band of brothers."
The band's upcoming festival appearances are as follows:
01.07 With Full Force Open Air, Germany
16.07 Ilosaarirock Festival, Joensuu, Finland
22.07 Tuska Open Air, Helsinki, Finland
29.07 Qstock Festival, Oulu, Finland
06.08 Kokkolarock Festival, Kokkola, Finland
Omnium Gatherum's Lifeforce Records debut album "New World Shadows" was released in February, 2011.
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