Barren Earth parts ways with singerFinnish progressive death metallers Barren Earth have parted ways with vocalist Mikko KotamÃ¤ki.
Says the band: "Due to conflicting schedules, Mikko cannot contribute to Barren Earth's activities any longer. The decision was made by mutual agreement with absolutely no drama involved.
"We will keep working on new material, and will launch search for a new vocalist shortly.
"Barren Earth wants to thank Mikko for his crucial input for Barren Earth's works and wishes him all the best in the future."
Barren Earth's sophomore full-length album, "The Devil's Resolve", was released in North America in March 2012 via Peaceville Records. The effort was made available on Cd and vinyl, with artwork provided by notable U.S.-based artist Paul Romano (Mastodon).
Mixed by Dan SwanÃ¶ (Opeth, Katatonia) at Unisound in Sweden, "The Devil's Resolve" continued with all the trademarks one has come to associate with Barren Earth: brutal riffs, gloomy growls, majestic melodies, as well as acoustic and progressive passages. But this time the band has delved even deeper, taking this sophomore effort to the extremes through musical landscapes encompassing brutal death metal, doomy vocals, trippy '70s prog lunacy, pastoral passages and even bagpipes.
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