April 2, 2010

Sacramento, California's WILL HAVEN has recruited SLIPKNOT percussionist Chris Fehn to play bass on the band's upcoming album and tour.

Commented WILL HAVEN in a statement: "[Former WILL HAVEN bassist] Mike Martin has had to step away from the band to take care of his family which some of you have known. He has not been able to tour with us the past few tours, so we have been just moving on without a bass player in the past few months working on this new record.

"Well, [we are] happy to say we have found our new bass player and we are more than excited about it, Our longtime brother and close friend Chris Fehn has joined the family. He is here with us tonight recording for the new demo and already has had tons of imput making this record even more amazing. So we are more than stoked to have him with us.

"SLIPKNOT is taking some extended time off while they concentrate on side projects, but when they are ready to work on the new record, Chris will be right back to work with them. Until then we will be recording the new record and playing shows in U.S. and Europe."

WILL HAVEN's most recent album, "The Hierophant", was released in June 2007 through Bieler Bros. Records. Heralded by guitarist Jeff Irwin as "by far the best stuff we have ever done" and featuring production by Shaun Lopez (FAR, REVOLUTION SMILE) and DEFTONES vocalist Chino Moreno, the CD was WILL HAVEN's first release since 2001's critically acclaimed "Carpe Diem". It was also the group's first and only effort with singer Jeff Jaworski (formerly of RED TAPE).

WILL HAVEN's current lineup includes vocalist Grady Avenell, who rejoined the band last year.

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