Powerworld Reveals New Vocalist David Reece
German metal band Powerworld has enlisted American vocalist David Reece (Accept, Bangalore Choir) to replace Andrew "Mac" McDermott, who recorded the vocal parts on the band's second album "Human Parasite" in 2010 and passed away in August 2011.
Rumors that interim shouter Michael Bormann would sing on the upcoming album have proved unfounded. Bassist Ilker Ersincomments : "It's true that we briefly toyed with the idea, but for various reasons we decided not to follow it up." Ersin is all the more happy about his new colleague, David Reece: "It's an amazing experience for me to be working with an American instead of a European musician for the first time in my career, especially since David is an experienced vocalist. The first songs he recorded for Powerworld have confirmed my expectations."
Reece, who succeeded Udo Dirkschneider on the Accept album "Eat The Heat" in 1989, went on to tour with Accept and then founded Bangalore Choir before releasing his solo debut "Universal Language" three years ago. Reece comments: "Powerworld sounds more progressive and intense than the stuff I recently worked on. I feel that my voice suits their material perfectly, and I'll work hard on delivering my optimum performance. I'm glad to be back home, because being married to a German woman, Germany is my favorite country in Europe."
The new album will be called "Virtuality" and has been scheduled for release in spring 2013. According to Ersin, it's not a concept album but a recording which "reflects the madness in the virtual and also in the real world." Stylistically, Virtuality is a mix of modern metal with progressive influences and classic hard rock. Reece states: "We can hardly wait to introduce the new material to our fans and go on stage with them as soon as possible, particularly since we have found our ideal record company in SPV."
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