BIOMECHANICAL singer John K has offically left the melodic metal band BALANCE OF POWER.

Commented John: "There was no other way than to leave BALANCE OF POWER, I feel I have to give BIOMECHANICAL 100 percent of my time and efforts. Even 99 percent is simply not good enough and I feel splitting my energy between two bands creates an inevitable lack of commitment. It's not fair on the guys from BALANCE OF POWER to have a singer who can't really commit and also not fair on BIOMECHANICAL when I have to take time out in order to rehearse or tour with BALANCE OF POWER.

"BIOMECHANICAL now have the full support of the entire team from Earache/Elitist Records and at this point it would be wrong of me not to give everything I have to my band.

"It was a great experience working with BALANCE OF POWER and I do think they are a very accomplished band with polished albums and very good writing in the melodic metal genre. Certainly the best U.K. band of their style! I know they now have a new vocalist and I'm sure they will continue to have a great success. I wish them all the best for the future!"

As previously reported, brand new BIOMECHANICAL track, entitled "Empires of the World", has been made available for download at this location.

"Empires of the World" is the title track of the U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers' sophomore album, "Empires of the World", due in early May via Elitist/Earache Records.

The follow-up to 2003's "Eight Moons" (Revolver Records) was recorded by vocalist Jon K and mixed by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) at Sneap's own Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K.

BIOMECHANICAL will be playing at the Back Room, Austin TX on March 17 during the South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW). The concert is billed as "Metal Hammer U.K.'s Night of British Steel" and fellow U.K. bands PANIC CELL, RAGING SPEEDHORN and VIKING SKULL will also be playing.


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