Former METAL CHURCH/LILLIAN AXE singer Ronny Munroe has announced his departure from PRESTO BALLET, the progressive rock band led by ex-METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof. Ronny states, “My continued involvement with the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA has made it impossible to leave me with enough time to fully dedicate myself to such a great band as PRESTO BALLET. I’m wishing Kurdt Vanderhoof and the rest of the guys continued success, and I thank Kurdtfor allowing me the chance to share in, and be a part of, his vision.”
PRESTO BALLET recently announced the addition of drummer Larry Crowe to the group’s ranks.
PRESTO BALLET released a new EP, “Love What You’ve Done With The Place”, on July 2, 2011. It was made available for download on iTunes and other major online sites, but if you want a CD that includes a bonus track, it is only available on the group’s official web site.
Munroe‘s new solo album, “Lords Of The Edge”, came out on October 18, 2011 via Rat Pak Records. The CD features the guitar mastery of Stu Marshall (EMPIRES OF EDEN), Chris Caffery (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE), and Michael Wilton (QUEENSRŸCHE) and is described in a press release as “a true metal offering that delivers an onslaught of fist-pumping, guitar-driven heavy metal.”