ASHES OF ARES, the new project featuring former ICED EARTH members Matt Barlow (vocals) and Freddie Vidales (bass, guitar), along with ex-NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, has announced the addition of guitarist Gio Geraca to the group’s ranks.
Gio is the current guitarist/bassist for MALEVOLENT CREATION and also vocalist/guitarist for THE EVIL AMIDST.
In addition, ASHES OF ARES has joined forces with Continental Concerts to book the band throughout Europe for summer 2013.
Says ASHES OF ARES: “We are looking forward to coming back and invading Europe again and again!”
In an October 2012 interview with Rocket Queen Promotion, Barlow stated about ASHES OF ARES‘ musical direction: “Well, most folks know what to expect from me, from my work with ICED EARTH and PYRAMAZE. So you take some of that and mix it with Van‘s brand of cadence and Freddie‘s riffage… blam-o….it’s ASHES OF ARES!!! It’s just straight-up heavy metal!”
Regarding the band’s future plans, Barlow said: “The reason we are all doing this is for the love of music. We are metal guys and this is what we do. ASHES OF ARES live shows will be limited, but there will be live shows for fans, friends, and family to come to and enjoy with us. We really just want to create music that we enjoy and have that translate to our listeners.”