Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have announced the addition of bassist Erkki Silvennoinen to the group’s ranks.
Commented the band: “We’re glad to finally make it official and announce that OMNIUM GATHERUM is a real six-piece troop again — we welcome Erkki Silvennoinen as a new bass player to OMNIUM GATHERUM. Erkki is a die-hard pro dude with a warm nice attitude, just the way we like it, and we know him well from sharing same stages than us since almost ten years ago. He used to play in AMORAL as well as in Finnish ‘Idols’ winner Ari Koivunen‘s band back in the day. At the moment he is also playing in awesome brutal tech death metal band DE LIRIUM’S ORDER.”
Added Erkki:”I’m very excited to join OMNIUM GATHERUM. I already know most of the guys from way back when I was playing warm-up gigs for them. I have seen them grow and evolve into the tight unit they are today and hire Jukka as their frontman, who also happens to be one of my best friends. It’s an honor to get to play with such talented musicians. The previous bass players have left some big shoes to fill… I hope they fit.”
OMNIUM GATHERUM is currently mixing its as-yet-untitled new album with Dan Swanö for a February 26, 2013 release (one day earlier internationally) via Lifeforce Records.
OMNIUM GATHERUM‘s fifth album, “New World Shadows” (2011), entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 5. This marked the highest chart entry in the group’s history, having previously landed at No. 24 with 2008’s “The Redshift” and No. 31 with 2007’s “Stuck Here On Snakes Way”.