Finnish horror metallers DIRGE ETERNAL, who feature former TURISAS bassist Hannes Horma on guitar, have announced the departure of their singer, Jani Perta.
Commented the band: “There has been a lot going on in the band lately and everyone agrees that taking this band to the next level is not possible with the current lineup. Jani made the decision himself, so there is no firing involved or any other hard feelings.
“Jani will do the shows already scheduled for this year, but after that we hope to have a new singer onboard. DIRGE ETERNAL thanks Jani for all the great times together and wishes luck in all the future endeavors. You will find the way, just stay at it!!!”
DIRGE ETERNAL earlier in the year completed work on the “Under The Spell” EP at Sound Supreme Studio in Hämeenlinna, Finland. In addition to playing lead guitar on the CD, Horma served as engineer and producer during the sessions.
“Under The Spell”‘s release was celebrated with a performance on May 5 at Escape in Riihimäki, Finland.
DIRGE ETERNAL‘s second music video, “The Slaughterhouse”, was premiered on May 4 at the Biorex movie theater in Hämeenlinnna.