ASHES OF ARES Feat. Former ICED EARTH Members: Second Album Due Later This Year
May 7, 2018
ASHES OF ARES, the band featuring former ICED EARTH members Matt Barlow and Freddie Vidales, has inked a deal with with European label ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The group is currently working on its second album, to be released later this year.
Said Barlow in a video message announcing the deal (see below): "Freddie and I have been working on these songs for a while now. We've been tweaking them out. We've been working on some special things, like a trilogy that we will have within the record. We've got about 11 songs right now, possibly some bonus material coming up as well. We couldn't be happier. [We're] extremely excited about delivering you guys a record this. And it will be out this year."
Back in February 2017, ASHES OF ARES parted ways with drummer Van Williams (ex-NEVERMORE). His replacement has yet to be announced.
ASHES OF ARES's self-titled debut album was released in September 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded in part at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida with legendary producer Jim Morris (ICED EARTH, OBITUARY, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, JAG PANZER).
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