Finnish progressive death metal band Barren Earth has announced Jón Aldará (vocalist of Faroese doom metal band Hamferð) as their new lead vocalist. The band is preparing to start recording their third full-length in the spring this year.
“As a fan of Barren Earth from the very beginning, I had no doubts about showing my interest in the singer position. And now that things have started rolling and I’ve had some time to look at the new material, I’m extremely excited to be part of the band’s future. Now let’s rock!” says Jón Aldárá.
“Jón is a friend with a strong voice that simply is no less than a perfect fit for our material – old and new. I was grinning like crazy as we ran through a handful of new songs at our first rehearsal with him after sending demos back and forth over email the past couple of months, everything was just sounding so good. There’s just no way to put this without sounding cliched as hell but his contribution to the new material has indeed already taken the sound of the band to a new level. Can’t wait to hit the stage and the studio!” comments Janne Perttilä.
Barren Earth is:
Jón Aldará – lead vocals
Sami Yli-Sirniö – guitars
Janne Perttilä – guitars
Olli-Pekka Laine – bass
Kasper Mårtenson – keyboards
Marko Tarvonen – drums
Hamferð have stated that this will not affect the band:
“As some of you might have heard already, Jón has joined Barren Earth as their new vocalist. We’re really happy that he has got the chance to join them since he has been a big fan for a long time. Congratulations to both parties!
At the same time we would like to assure you that this will not affect the future of Hamferð. Most of us are in several bands and the members in Barren Earth also have other bands on the side. We will continue planning for the next year and beyond and look forward to getting out and playing shows in the new year.”
Jón Aldará with Hamferð: