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Emberghost to Feature Gwar's Michael Derk on New Album

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Portland rock band Emberghost is thrilled to announce that Michael Derks of legendary metal band Gwar, will join the band as the featured guitarist on their Not Long For This Earth project. Derks connected with Emberghost via mutual friend Kristen Randall, who was announced last week as the replacement for departed keyboardist and co-vocalist Sarah Jennings.

Derks says of his new venture:

"Kristen and I have been talking about doing a project for years, and when she introduced me to Emberghost, I saw the perfect opportunity to do something different."

Emberghost vocalist Parker says, "It's really exciting to get to work with someone of this caliber. Mike brings a unique perspective to this project, and it will be better for it."

"Not Long For This Earth, which the band has all but completely funded on Kickstarter, is Emberghost's acoustic retrospective celebrating the work they did with Sarah, who succumbed to brain cancer in 2010. Produced by Rob Daiker, NLFTNLFTE is a collaboration with members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and is expected to be released this fall. Derks will continue his work with Gwar, and appears with Emberghost courtesy of Metal Blade Records. "

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1. nareo writes:

Awesome! Can't wait to hear what they come up with.

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2. Angela214 writes:

Brilliant! This is going to be an amazing musical project - really looking forward to hearing it.

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3. S.Summers writes:

Excited to see Mike try something a different. And also excited to see how NLFTNLFTE turns out. I liked the previous emberghost stuff. and with some original members backing this it should turn out to be one heck of a future for the band.

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4. LurkingMongoose writes:

Yes! So much talent already, and more just keeps coming. I can't wait to see what comes of all of this.

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