"Though some important changes happened in the Sear Bliss camp last year, there was no official statement so far, as we decided to be in silence for some time. We didn't care to spread news about it. We concentrated only on the band, new songs, etc. instead.
"What actually happened is that due to the disagreement and lack of chemistry among the band members, the legacy of Sear Bliss will be carried on by a new lineup, which isn't really new actually.
"The band, which is still led by Andras is joined by the original guitar duo from the classic lineup of Sear Bliss, namely Janos Barbarics and Csaba Csejtei. Both of them played and took a very important role in Sear Bliss from the very beginning, being responsible for the sound of the band. Janos played on 'The Pagan Winter', 'Phantoms' and 'Haunting' albums and was the member of the band from 1993 to 1999. Csaba played on 'The Pagan Winter', 'Phantoms', 'Forsaken Symphony' and 'Glory And Perdition' album and was the member of Sear Bliss between 1994-1997 and 2001-2005.
"On drums we have Oliver Zisko, who played and was responsible for many of the songs on the critcally acclaimed 'Forsaken Symphony' album, though he played the keyboards back then. Being a highly professional drummer, his contribution will significantly raise the quality, intensity and power of Sear Bliss' music.
"As for the brass, we have a very talented young guy, Balazs Bruszel, playing the trumpet. We already had a few shows with this lineup at the end of last year in Holland, Switzerland and Slovenia and the outcome was more than promising.
"We are heading to this new year with refreshed energy, unsurpassable perseverance and great plans, eager to show where we are after 16 years of existence with people who already proved they are capable for something really unique. There is a new album in the making, which we plan to record in the summer, again for Candlelight Records."
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Sear Bliss' sixth album, "The Arcane Odyssey", was released in September 2007 through Candlelight Records. The CD artwork was created by Jozsef Tari, a highly talented Hungarian artist who worked with Sear Bliss on their fifth album and also Venom's "Wastelands" Lp, among others. The artwork depicts an ancient Hungarian legend of the origin of the Milky Way. The Milky Way in Hungary is often called "The Road Of The Warriors" because the legend says that Csaba, commander of the mighty Huns, came from the nightsky to the aid of the fighting Hungarians and after the great battle was won, the dead army of thousands returned to the stars on their horses, leaving the path of the Milky Way.