Peter Orullian, best known in heavy metal circles as the voice of HEIR APPARENT during its highly successful 2006 reunion tour in Europe, will be singing for FIFTH ANGEL at the Keep it True XIII festival in in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany on April 24. Orullian steps in for vocalist Tim Branom, who is not able to participate due to throat issues.
"It's really unfortunate what happened with Tim, as we've known him for years and he's a great singer and a great guy," said guitarist Ed Archer. "He had trouble talking in the mornings after rehearsals and became very concerned with his voice. Tim came up with the idea of using an alternate singer, but we were hesitant to do that until we realized he was right and things were not getting better. We decided to get another vocalist and quickly found Peter."
Orullian, a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, who currently resides in the Seattle area, received classical vocal training from the renowned late maestro David Kyle. In addition to his work with HEIR APPARENT, Orullian has released a number of CDs with various musicians throughout the year and is a recipient of the Private Eye "Best Male Vocalist" award.
"Peter is really saving our ass here, as we were considering canceling our appearance," Archer revealed. "The human singing voice is really a tricky animal, and we all hope Tim gets better soon."
Video footage of Orullian performing with HEIR APPARENT and more information on the vocalist can be found at www.orullian.com.