Drummer Chris Quirarte of Huntington Beach, California-based progressive metallers PRYMARY has issued the following update:
"It has been an exciting and fruitful time for us here in the PRYMARY camp. There has been a lot of activity and plenty of surprises. We have a new album currently in the beginning stages of mixing and a release date coming soon. However, it is my sad duty to announce that Smiley Sean [keyboards] has decided to leave PRYMARY and go back to school to pursue a career in film scoring. Although he would have liked to have continued in the band, the demands of school and PRYMARY would have been all but impossible. We fully support him in his new endeavour and wish him the best of luck. Smiley will still be involved behind the scenes with production and engineering.
"Coming in to replace Smiley will be Neil McQueen, who comes in with a wealth of studio and live experience. Neil's contributions to the group add a wealth of creativity and freshness to the group. On vocals to replace PRYMARY's former vocalist Mike DiSarro will be Jackson Heskett. Jackson is a bustling live musician and brings his tremendous vocals to the group. On bass we have Rob Young who has played live with the band since 2006.
"All of these talented musicians join Sean and I in rounding out our lineup. We will be making our live debut with this lineup on August 1 in Huntington Beach, California. More details to follow.
"Thanks to everyone for supporting us through our time of need. It has been two long years since we have played live and we are really looking forward to it. All we can say is it's good to be back."
PRYMARY 2009 is:
Jackson Heskett - Vocals
Sean Entrikin - Guitar
Chris Quirarte - Drums
Neil Mcqueen - Keyboards
Rob Young - Bass
A photo of the new lineup can be viewed below.
PRYMARY's second full-length album, "The Tragedy of Innocence", was released in October 2006 via ProgRock Records.
For more information, visit www.prymary.com.