some very important news regarding album 3.
From this moment on, I am handing over the drum throne to our live drummer Sean Broster, and he will be drumming on the next album.
It's been a real pleasure drumming on all the things i've recorded with Mithras, from the first demos
to the full albums
. Considering that i never really wanted to be the drummer in Mithras and just did it out of pure necessity to keep the band going, i don't think i did too badly in the end, given that i've only been playing for 4.5 years now. I achieved what i wanted in terms of adding something new to what could be considered standards in extreme metal, in terms of speed and creativity.
I'm handing over the drum reins primarily so that we can become the band that me and Rayner always intended to be. Sean is a fantastic and extremely brutal drummer and we have no doubt that he will be able to work with us to make album 3 a monster in it's own right.
Secondly, i simply don't have the time or energy to write the music/play guitars/play drums/produce another album all by myself. Maybe i'm getting old or something, but with all the other things in my life at the moment like my family, ZT magazine etc, doing all the above would probably be too much of a herculean task and might just finish me off.
This will allow me to concentrate on the guitar work and the music as a whole, and also allow us to explore new avenues which we previously couldn't.
I'm not giving up drums for good, but i'm not yet sure what i'm doing in terms of future drum projects. I'll keep you posted.
In related news:
1) We are still rehearsing for gigs early next year
2) The aim is to record album 3 towards the end of 2005
3) The writing stages for the music of album 3 are about 60% done.
4) I will be posting a short live video from our rehearsal last weekend very soon, and hopefully a better quality one not too long after that.
Thanks for all the support!