Barren Earth Add New Singer

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That’s right, folks.

Finnish progressive death metal act Barren Earth have announced the addition of Faroese native Jón Aldará as the band’s new lead vocalist.

The group, featuring Kreator guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö, has been fine-tuning and demoing songs for its third full-length album, with plans to start recording that bad boy during the spring.

Says Aldárá:

“As a fan of Barren Earth from the very beginning, I had no doubts about showing my interest in the singer position. And now that things have started rolling and I’ve had some time to look at the new material, I’m extremely excited to be part of the band’s future. Now let’s rock!”

Let’s.

Adds guitarist Janne Perttilä:

“Jón is a friend with a strong voice that simply is no less than a perfect fit for our material — old and new. I was grinning like crazy as we ran through a handful of new songs at our first rehearsal with him after sending demos back and forth over e-mail the past couple of months, everything was just sounding so good. There’s just no way to put this without sounding clichéd as hell, but his contribution to the new material has indeed already taken the sound of the band to a new level.”

He replaces Mikko Kotamäki, who left some months ago.

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