German brutal thrashers DEW-SCENTED have parted ways with guitar players Florian Müller and Hendrik Bache and have replaced them with Michael Borchers and Martin Walczak. The band has also added a new drummer in the shape of Marc-Andrée Dieken who previously worked with the group as a touring/session drummer back in 2004.
Commented the band: "After long years of co-operating fruitfully, it was time for a change and consequently we parted ways with guitar players Florian Müller and Hendrik Bache. It just happened to become the best of choices for the band's future. We did immediately enter an intense rehearsal period to get the band regrouped smoothly and were lucky to quickly find a highly motivated and extremely talented new guitar duo with Michael Borchers and Martin Walczak. Adding up to the work behind closed doors, we also tracked down a new steady drummer in Marc-Andrée Dieken, finally ending a lengthy time of uncertainty and session drummers. Marc is surely a 'familiar' face to some of you as he already helped us out as live drummer for a while back in 2004 and also he played together with bass player Alex for death metallers OBSCENITY.
"We already debuted live in this line-up after some first few weeks of rehearsing at Kaltenbach festival in July and have ever since played some really cool shows throughout Germany, Austria, Turkey, Hungary and last but not least Spain. The Milwookis festival in Spain also marked our last show for this year 2008, as we will take some weeks off to work on ideas for new material and also to be ready for the challenges that await us in 2009. It has been a great ride so far in this new shape / line-up and we are sure it will lead to some really killer new compositions too, so we can't wait to share more METAL with all of you soon…
"We have quite some nice festival shows in the works for 2009, a return to play in Portugal in January and have also been confirmed to finally debut on Greek stages. We will play on Thursday, February 26 in Thessaloniki at Eightball Club and then at Friday, February 27 in Athens at Texas-Necropolis Club. Hope to see you there, fellow thrashers of Greece!"
Check out a photo of the new DEW-SCENTED lineup below.
DEW-SCENTED's video for the song "That's Why I Despise You" can be viewed below. The clip was shot in Gothenburg, Sweden with acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus from the Revolver Film Company AB (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL).
"That's Why I Despise You" comes off DEW-SCENTED's latest album, "Incinerate", which was released in North America in April 2007 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY) and features guest appearances by Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR),Gus G. (FIREWIND) and Mille Petrozza (KREATOR).