Busted! On The Road conducted an interview with vocalist Shady Blue (a.k.a. Athera) of CHROME DIVISION — the Norwegian five-piece featuring DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath (a.k.a. Stian Thoresen) on guitar — when the band played at the Two Wheels Brasil festival in São Paulo on October 21. You can now watch the chat below.
CHROME DIVISION earlier in the year parted ways with bassist Björn “Burn” Luna and guitarist Ricky Black. Luna, who was a member of CHROME DIVISION since its inception in 2004, “will work with us from behind the curtains of doom, and contribute on the lyrical side of things in the future,” according to the band.
CHROME DIVISION current lineup:
Shagrath – Guitar
Ogee – Bass
Shady Blue (a.k.a. Athera) – Vocals
Damage Karlsen – Guitar
Tony White – Drums
CHROME DIVISION‘s “Ghost Riders In The Sky” video was filmed with director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE, KAMELOT), who previously worked with the group on the “Bulldogs Unleashed” and “Serial Killer” videos (the latter off 2006’s “Doomsday Rock ‘N’ Roll” album).
A cover version of the JOHNNY CASH classic, “Ghost Riders In The Sky” comes off CHROME DIVISION‘s third album, “3rd Round Knockout”, which was released in Europe on May 6, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Marius Strand Studio in Oslo.
CHROME DIVISION in August 2009 parted ways with longtime vocalist Eddie Guz “due to lack of dedication and commitment to the band.” His replacement is none other than Athera of SUSPERIA, who filled in for Guz at the Winterfire Festival at Hessenhallen in Giessen, Germany on February 21, 2009 after Eddie Guz was unable to make the gig.