HOUR OF PENANCE Announces New Drummer

Italian death metal horde HOUR OF PENANCE has announced the addition of drummer James Payne (HISS FROM THE MOAT, BROKEN HEART COLLAGE) to the group’s ranks.

Commented HOUR OF PENANCE guitarist Giulio Moschini: “I’ve known [James] for quite a long time and he’s a very talented drummer. We’re proud to have him on board! James will be playing with us starting at Hellfest this weekend, and all of our dates on the Extreme fests here in Europe.”

Payne is currently endorsed by Tama, Vic Firth, and Zildijan and hosts his own YouTube show in which he has interviewed several drummers, including Derek Roddy (HATE ETERNAL, NILE), Inferno (BEHEMOTH), Paul Mazurkiewicz (CANNIBAL CORPSE) and more. Payne commented, “I started my drumming career as a death metal drummer, but over the years I ended up playing several different styles. While I still enjoy playing those styles, death metal has always remained in my heart and now it’s time to bring it back! I am honored to be playing with a great band such as HOUR OF PENANCE!”

HOUR OF PENANCE‘s fifth album, “Sedition”, was released on March 27 in North America, April 2 in the U.K. and April 6 in mainland Europe via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2010’s “Paradogma” (Unique Leader) was recorded at Cellar Studio in Rome with producer Stefano Morabito.