IMAGIKA Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

April 27, 2010

Drummer Henry Moreno has left San Francisco Bay Area power/thrashers IMAGIKA and has been replaced by Wayne De Vecchi (pictured below). A current member of HELLHOUND, Wayne's past bands include PURGATORY SF and DOOM SOCIETY, who toured both the U.S. and Europe. Bringing in his influences of everything from SLAYER to DREAM THEATER to PANTERA, Wayne is looking forward to taking another step in his music career by joining IMAGIKA. He will make his live debut with the group on June 25 at the Warriors Of Metal Fest 3 in Chillicothe, Ohio.

IMAGIKA's "A Portrait In Metal" U.S. tour will begin July 23 and run through August 8. The trek will be in support of the North American release of the band's "Portrait Of A Hanged Man" CD, which was made available in Europe on March 19. Due in the U.S. on May 11 via Metalville, the CD was recorded at Fang Studios in San Mateo, California by IMAGIKA guitarist Steve Rice and was mixed at KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden. In addition to mixing the effort, La Rocque makes a guest appearance on the instrumental "A God No More". Moreno was once again responsible for designing all the art for the CD (see cover image below),which marked the recording debut of new bassist Jim Pegram.

"Portrait Of A Hanged Man" track listing:

01. Scared To Death
02. The Hit
03. Keep The Wolves At Bay
04. G.H.B.
05. Portrait Of A Hanged Man
06. Simple Servant
07. One Word
08. My Final Hour
09. A God No More (feat. Andy La Rocque)
10. Halo Of Flies

Metalville is the band and label pool launched by the Cologne, Germany-based company Flying Dolphin Entertainment Group UG.

IMAGIKA's last album, "Feast for the Hated" was released in the U.S. on May 20, 2008 via Locomotive Records. The CD was mixed at Sweden's Sonic Train Studio with Andy La Rocque.

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