Guitarist Glen Alvelais (FORBIDDEN, TESTAMENT, LD/50) has joined the Fresno, California metal band HATEFX. He brings years of experience to the up-and-coming metal heavy hitters, who encompass a distinctive approach to metal, adding sonic textures to their mix and a light/FX-filled live show. They have become one of the strongest Central Valley outfits, having previously shared the stage with such national acts as EXODUS, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and STATIC-X, among others.
Commented Alvelais: “It started when I was asked to record a solo for a new [HATEFX] recording that they are working on and I loved the song and the solo so much that when I was done, I called G (HATEFX singer/guitarist) and curiously asked how they planned to pull off this song live. I was hoping he would ask if I would like to come to one of their shows and have the chance to jam with them on stage. But much to my surprise, he answered back saying that they were actually looking for another guitarist to handle the solos.”
He continued, “I had seen HATEFX a handful of times and know that they not only sound great live but they really put on a hell of a show. We had the opportunity to play a couple of shows together in 2010 and 2011 while playing out with LD/50, and I distinctly remember hearing them play from back stage and being drawn in by their sound and ended up watching their show till the end.”
HATEFX‘s Chilean frontman G, who was previously a member of DOGMA, stated: “We are glad to have Glen as part of the team. His style and solid guitar work has inspired us to take our music to a new level. We have a number of surprises in store for our new material… Stay tuned!”
HATEFX is currently planning its schedule and will be making more announcements shortly.
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