Having recently announced a split with bassist Lars, Belgium-based metallers THURISAZ have issued the following update:
"We would like to introduce our newest Thurisaz member: Hannes Leroy. After the first couple of months in the rehearsal room, we can honestly say that Hannes adapted perfectly to the band. He learned the older songs in no time and delivers a big contribution to the new songs. It’s a real pleasure to have him amongst us in this new chapter in the history of our band. You can watch him perform live on his first gig at De Bierpompe in our hometown Wervik Friday February 20th!
We can say we already have a few new songs for the upcoming album, of which we will try one out at the gig in Wervik. Plans are being made to start recording in the fall of this year. More good news: we can confirm a few dates on our Ireland tour. We’ll be attending the Full Metal Racket 2009 festival in Belfast with famous bands like PARADISE LOST and ROTTING CHRIST. On the other dates we’ll play in Cork, Mullingar and Dublin from April 23rd to the 26th. There is still one date to be confirmed. We hope this we’ll be as much fun as last year. More about this later. A new video with some live footage can be seen below: