Deadlock Splits With Vocalist Joe Prem
Germany’s Deadlock and singer Joe Prem have decided to part ways. The band has announced the remainder of the shows for 2011 will still be played, with full details as follows:
03.12.2011 Annaberg-Buchholz (D) – Alte Brauerei
27.12.2011 Oberhausen (D) – Zentrum Altenberg
28.12.2011 Zürich (CH) – Dynamo Werk 21
29.12.2011 Ebersbach (D) – OKV
30.12.2011 Glauchau (D) – Alte Spinnerei
Deadlock has already recruited a new vocalist, who will be revealed shortly. The band will also start the writing process soon for a new full-length album.
Former Deadlock vocalist Johannes Prem commented on leaving the band:
"After over 15 years of heavy music and being one of the founding members of Deadlock it is time to start a new chapter in my life. It was not an easy decision for me to split ways with my longtime friends but as life goes on everybody has to learn where to set his priorities. Having a great job and a perfect little family there is simply not enough time to give Deadlock the attention and time it deserves.
"So it is time to say a big thank you to all the people I met during that time and to all those friends that will always be part of my life. Deadlock to me always was so much more than just music, it was all about a strong message, a lifestyle and being on the road and party with friends, but times are changing and so I will search for new ways to give my thoughts and emotions a voice.
"It was a great time to be on the road with best friends, sharing so many funny moments we will laugh about for the rest of our lives (Tobi and Gert know what I talk about), having a musical genius that gave my lyrics the base (thanks for that Sebastian), having a beautiful voice on my side, that became more and more to the Deadlock trademark (Thanks Sabine). And thanks to all the people that worked for or with us throughout those years. All the best to the new Deadlock team. I will never forget those years."
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