Former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz has joined VOICES OF EXTREME, the band led by his longtime collaborator Don Chaffin (RED LAMB). Recording has already started for a new six-song EP, to be followed by live shows in all parts of the world.
Says Spitz: "This powerful and crushing quartet is reminiscent of nothing before, but does fall into the realm of STONE SOUR, SHINEDOWN meets SOUNDGARDEN with a slamming riff master twisting it to a completely new level of new guitar tones, sounds, tapestries and emotional rides. I pray it brings much love to all."
He adds: "There will be more announcements regarding other Christian movements, and projects I am entering into forthcoming that will certainly impact the world once again, and those involved with me are certainly a loving force of historical and legendary proportion."
In addition to Spitz and Chaffin, VOICES OF EXTREME features Steve Nichols (SOLITUDE AETURNUS, GODFEAR) on drums and Steven G. Knight on bass
VOICES OF EXTREME's latest album, "Break The Silence", was released in 2013 via Smash-Mouth Records.
The band debuted in 2005 with "Hypocrite", a record that was produced by Spitz.
Chaffin and Spitz completed a 25-date RED LAMB tour in 2013 in support of the band's self-titled debut album, which was released in February 2012. The 12-song effort was co-produced by Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH) and Spitz and was described in a press release as "explosive hard rock, pop punk, alternative rock, with a taste of thrash."
In 2009, Spitz underwent open-heart surgery to repair a main artery in his heart that was said to be "almost completely closed."
The guitarist is a born-again Christian and Messianic Jew who has frequently cited his faith as an influential component to his life.
Spitz took part in the reunion of ANTHRAX's classic lineup in 2005 and 2006 but left the band after ANTHRAX's split with singer Joey Belladonna.