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Hour Of Penance Announces New Drummer James Payne

Italian death metal horde Hour of Penance has announced the addition of drummer James Payne (Hiss From The Moat, Broken Heart Collage) to the band's lineup. Guitarist Giulio Moschini had the following to say:

“Please welcome our new drummer James Payne. I’ve known him for quite a long time and he’s a very talented drummer. We’re proud to have him on board! James will be playing with us starting at Hellfest this weekend, and all of our dates on the Extreme fests here in Europe.“

Payne is currently endorsed By Tama, Vic Firth, and Zildijan and hosts his own YouTube show in which he has interviewed several drummers including Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal, Nile), Inferno (Behemoth), Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse) and more. Payne commented, “I started my drumming career as a death metal drummer, but over the years I ended up playing several different styles. While I still enjoy playing those styles, death metal has always remained in my heart and now it’s time to bring it back! I am honored to be playing with a great band such as Hour of Penance!”

To check out a preview of Payne’s intense blasting, you can head over to Sickdrummer.Com to watch an exclusive video of him playing the track “Enlightened Submission” off of the band’s latest album "Sedition" here.

Hour of Penance also has some exciting news to share: “We’re proud to announce that we’ve recently signed a endorsement deal with the mighty Seymour Duncan pickups! All the guitars and basses we abuse will be equipped with the newest Seymour Duncan Blackouts active pickups for a more intense sonic attack.” In addition, guitarist Paolo Pieri also announced his newest endorsement with Strictly 7 Guitars. “It’s an honor to be part of the Strictly 7 Guitars artist team,” he says. “The gear they deliver is absolutely awesome! We’re working together on a customized 7-string beast; stay tuned.”

Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

6/17/2012 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France
7/05/2012 Extremefest – Henndorf Bei Salzburg, Austria
7/06/2012 Extremefest – Hunxe, Germany
7/07/2012 Z7 @ Extremefest – Pratteln, Switzerland
9/15/2012 Lyss, Switzerland – Carnage Feast 2012

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