Ohio-based metallers AXEMASTER have parted ways with vocalist Tony Webster and have replaced him with Geoff McGraw.
Commented the band: “Due to personal issues, Tony was unable to do any work with the project for a significant length of time and had informed the band that he was unsure as to whether he would ever be able to continue. After allowing some time to see if the problems could be resolved, it became clear that a change was needed in order to be able to move forward with the band in general and the new album in particular. We all wish Tony the very best for the future and hope that he finds success in whatever path he chooses.
“Enter new vocalist Geoff McGraw! Geoff has been performing and singing since he was practically old enough to walk and at a young age developed a huge appetite for all things heavy metal. He has been a member of various local original bands across the state of Ohio for many years and is very much looking forward to working with AXEMASTER.”
Said McGraw: “I am honored and excited to be offered the opportunity to join AXEMASTER, and can’t wait to help bring the new music to the world.”
Added guitarist Joe Sims: “From the very beginning, I have been impressed with everything about Geoff. He’s a talented singer who’s voice fits PERFECTLY with what we do musically. Plus he’s an excellent songwriter, has a great attitude, and is really easy to work with. It’s the kind of unique combination you always hope to find in a singer, or any band member for that matter.”
McGraw‘s style has already been praised by a prominent European contact who heard Geoff‘s audition demo recording and said: “What I really think is important is his voice matches perfectly with the band’s dark riffs. Also, I think his vocals sound quite unique which is also a great advantage. I think this will be well received over here”.
A longtime and avid guitar player, Geoff intends to attempt to double his duties within AXEMASTER and take on the second guitar position as well. Once he finishes recording all the vocal tracks for the new album, the band will seriously look into this possibility.
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