Warbeast to release 'Destroy' in AprilTexas thrashers Warbeast will release their sophomore full-length album, "Destroy", on April 2 via Housecore Records. The Cd was produced by former Pantera frontman, and Housecore owner, Philip H. Anselmo, and engineered by Stephen "The Big Fella" Berrigan at Anselmo's Nodferatu's Lair studios in Louisiana in May and July 2012. The effort was mixed by Anselmo and Berrigan. The album artwork and concept were designed by "Carcass" John Fossum with graphic and technical adviser John Deleon.
A Cd-release show for "Destroy" will take place at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas on April 6. This is currently the first live date Warbeast has planned for 2013 after the close of the band's current tour, "The Weed & Speed Tour: West Coast Throwdown In The Year Of Xiii", with headliners Down. The tour ends today in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
In other news, bassist DrÃ© Karst has announced his departure from Warbeast because he is unable to keep up with the band's busy touring schedule due to his full-time job. Warbeast vocalist Bruce Corbitt states: "We are saddened that DrÃ© has to leave the band. But we will be the first to acknowledge that DrÃ© did an amazing job while he was in Warbeast. He only had two weeks to prepare to record our upcoming full-length album, 'Destroy'. He also kicked ass at all of the shows and on the three tours with Down. So please everyoneâ€¦ join us in giving DrÃ© his props for what he accomplished in his time in Warbeast. Thanks so much, DrÃ©!!! We will miss ya, broâ€¦ Thanks for being part of our family."
Corbitt continues: "So, obviously, that means that Warbeast is now on the hunt for our next bass player. Please only serious musicians contact us about this. Obviously, we need someone that can tour constantly and that has a schedule that will work with Warbeast. So for those interested please send an email to [email protected]."
Warbeast recently released a split album with Anselmo, entitled "War Of The Gargantuas". The split, released via Housecore, includes two songs from each artist. This album serves as the first release of any solo work by Anselmo during the span of his nearly 30-year legacy. Also, the two Warbeast tracks on the split feature former bassist Alan Bovee before his amicable departure from the band.