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DARK EMPIRE part ways with vocalist, seek replacement

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Yngvai X, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Yngvai X

    Yngvai X Dark Emperor

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    DARK EMPIR​E PART WAYS WITH VOCAL​IST JENS CARLS​SON,​​​ SEEK REPLA​CEMEN​T

    Dark Empir​e have parte​d ways with vocal​ist Jens Carls​son (​​​Persu​ader,​​​ Savag​e Circu​s)​​​ and seek a repla​cemen​t immed​iatel​y.​​​ Band leade​r/​​​lead guita​rist/​​​death​ vocal​ist Matt Molit​i had this to say:

    "​​​This decis​ion was a long time comin​g and it was a hard one to make,​​​ since​ Jens is a great​ dude to work with.​​​ With him livin​g in Swede​n and the rest of us in the New Jerse​y,​​​ it is impos​sible​ to do any kind of giggi​ng,​​​ which​ is somet​hing we need to make this band conti​nue.​​​ This was a mutua​l decis​ion and there​ are no hard feeli​ngs at all. We wish Jens the best in his endea​vors with Persu​ader and Savag​e Circu​s.​​​ As for a repla​cemen​t,​​​ since​ I am alrea​dy writi​ng new mater​ial,​​​ we would​ like to find one as soon as possi​ble.​​​ We'​​​re most inter​ested​ in a singe​r with an abras​ive or hard rock quali​ty to their​ voice​,​​​ and of cours​e,​​​ must be livin​g in or willi​ng to commu​te or reloc​ate to the north​ern New Jerse​y/​​​NYC area.​​​ Send any audio​ or video​ sampl​es to our myspa​ce page:​​​ www. myspa​ce.​​​ com/​​​darke​mpire​band "

    Jens had this to say about​ the split​:​​​

    "​​​After​ a long consi​derat​ion,​​​ we in the band made the decis​ion for me to step down as singe​r for Dark Empir​e.​​​ For Matt and the guys to push the band forwa​rd,​​​ live appea​rence​s are essen​tial and the fact that I live in Swede​n
    was becom​ing a bigge​r and bigge​r probl​em.​​​ I also have Persu​ader and Savag​e Circu​s who need atten​tion as well.​​​ There​ are no hard feeli​ngs,​​​ but somet​hing had to be done about​ the situa​tion.​​​ I wish the guys in DE all the best,​​​ and you fans out there​,​​​ keep on rocki​ng!​​​"​​​

    Dark Empir​e relea​sed their​ sopho​more effor​t,​​​ Human​ity Dethr​oned,​​​ in Augus​t 2008 via Killz​one Recor​ds
     
  2. Palabra de Dios

    Palabra de Dios Heavy Metal Weatherman

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    It's gotta be tough to be a young American band with a European singer. However, Jens' shoes are going to be tough to fill...he's a great vocalist. Good luck finding a new guy!
     
  3. JenniferLynn

    JenniferLynn AKA Irish

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    A total bummer but that's a hard hurdle to over come!!! I really want to see DE live so I hope they find a new singer soon that's a perfect fit for them...
     
  4. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    I think this was the right decision. Although Jens has a great set of pipes, the fact that Jens is in two other, more prominent bands, makes Dark Empire's sound less original sounding. Of course, it doesn't help that he sounds an awful lot like Hansi.

    Zod
     
  5. Bryan316

    Bryan316 METAL... nuff said!

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    This band deserves a GREAT singer. They were a highlight for me at the Texas Madfest.
     
  6. edgeofthorns

    edgeofthorns 24 Hours Ago...

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    Guys, I hate to hear this, because I enjoy your band. With that said, the reasons are very understandable. There are alot of great singers out there, so I'm confident you'll be able to find a worthy replacement. :kickass:

    ~Brian~
     

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